Holiday Treat Recipes, Snacks, Whipped Toppings, Drink Ideas
We got the memo peeps! So you wanted some holiday recipes? Ahhhhh…great idea. Ok. We’re going to give you a handful of our own recipes AND we’re going to also direct you to a few that we found online that worked really well for us also that may come in handy.
We know your sweet tooth is sounding the alarm bells for some tasty treats. So try some of these fabulous home recipes from YAO and a couple of tried and true recipes that YAO has discovered online as links for you!
- Biscochitos – New Mexican Holiday Cookies
- Iced Cookie Cutter Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pumpkin Scones with Maple Icing
- Pecan Pie
- Pumpkin Pie
Best Whipped topping, Dips, Frozen Pie Crusts, & Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Mix
So Delicious frozen Whipped Topping
Find this in your freezer section at most Whole Foods. We love this on our pies.
Best Homemade Dip and Accoutrement to ALL – Cashew Cream Cheese
This has been a staple at YAO households as of late. It’s delicious…creamy, easy to make and even has some wonderful pro-biotic bacteria that promotes gut health. it can be used to make your mashed potatoes extra rich…or as a dip with gluten free crackers, veggies even APPLES! The longer you let it ferment on the counter, the more sour it will get. We love leaving it for a good 3- 4 days the more we play with this
Other Non-Dairy Cheesy Spreads
Wait…you don’t have TIME to make your own…no problem. We’ve got you covered. Go to Whole Foods, Natural Grocers or even Sprouts and you will find Miyoko’s Vegan Road House Cheese Spreads. DELISH!
Best Frozen Pie Crusts
If you have ever attempted a gluten free vegan pie crust, chances are that you never wanted to ever do it again. Lucky for all of us you can find the Wholly Gluten Free Pie Crusts in your local Whole Foods Freezer…and you can also find it at other stores near you too. Look out for this label. These are great. You can use them for either sweet or savory and they are absolutely perfect! I used this one with the pecan pie recipe linked above as well as the pumpkin pie recipe and it turned out great!
Margaret’s Hands Down FAVORITE All in one Baking Mix
King Arthur’s is not the cheapest, but this one is in my opinion quite full proof. You can throw any baking recipe at this beast of a baking mix and it turns out great! I absolutely love their waffle recipe.
Some of our past Alcohol and Drink recommendations, New Recipes & Ideas!!!
Click through on the following holiday article in order to glean some great party going tips to care for your gut health, some other fantastic non-grain based alcohol ideas, and some fabulous products that could be of assistance.
Other Drink Recipes & Ideas
The Greyhound from Trenchtown by Daniel5 oz Hamilton’s Jamaican Rum
5 oz Natalies’s Grapefruit juice – fresh squeezed
5 oz TJ’s Pineapple juice
Fill shaker with Ice
Serves…2 for a nice stiff and very tasty drink!
Bombay Berry Smash Up
No real recipe here, but try this amazing combo…Wild Root Marionberry infused vodka. Gorgeously holiday and incredibly tasty. Mixed with a little Bombay Saphire EAST and some Blood Orange Sparkling water…couple sprigs of mint smashed in your hands first.
Floral Winter Green
Again no real recipe, but another great combo!
Prairie Gin, Thatcher’s Elderflower & mint & Cucumber