Our Favorite Holiday Recipes…in One Tasty Guide!

Holiday Taste Guide 2014

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Welcome to our Holiday Taste Guide – a collection of stellar recipes meant to be enjoyed with friends and family. After all, that’s what the holidays are about, right? Good food and even better company. We’ve compiled some of our favorite flavor-packed appetizers, sweet treats and drinks that are sure to be a hit wherever they are served. Happy Holidays!

Appetizers

Squash and Apple Galette | Tasteseekers Kitchen

Squash and Apple Galette: Free-form pastry filled with delicata squash, apple and goat cheese.

Korean-Style Meatballs | Tasteseekers Kitchen

Korean-Style Meatballs: Bold Korean flavors in one bite. Do yourself a favor and make a double batch of these little beauties

Chopped Hummus | Tasteseekers Kitchen

Chopped Hummus Dip with Za’atar: Inspired by Middle Eastern flavors, this layered dip is fresh, colorful and downright delicious.

Roasted Squash Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese | Tasteseekers Kitchen

Roasted Squash Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese: Creamy goat cheese and spiced delicata squash make an irresistible crostini topping.

Thai Pumpkin Chex Mix | Tasteseekers Kitchen

Thai Pumpkin Chex Mix: Thai red curry paste, pumpkin and coconut add a flavorful twist to traditional Chex mix.

Savory Apple and Gruyere Tart | Tasteseekers Kitchen

Apple and Gruyère Cheese Tarts: Sweet and savory tarts filled with apples, shallots and gruyère.

Sweets

Raspberry Cream Shortbread Sandwich Cookies | Tasteseekers Kitchen

Raspberry Cream Shortbread Sandwich Cookies: Tender shortbread cookie sandwiches filled with fluffy frosting and raspberry preserves. Read More

Cookbook Club: Baking Chez Moi

Cookbook Club Baking Chez Moi | Tasteseekers Kitchen

Last month, we made a lot of tasty sweets and treats from Dorie Greenspan‘s Baking Chez Moi. Although the recipes takes cues and techniques from French traditions, Dorie gives you ideas and suggestions on adding your own twist to her recipes. Did we have fun making (mostly baking) all these delicious foods? Bien sûr! It felt like we were looking at display cases in a pâtisserie when we finished! I mean, check out those Babas au Rhum in the above photo! This pastry is dipped in a rum syrup and then stuffed with whipped cream.

A few other things we made:

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Coco Rochers (you might recognize them as Macaroons) and Rice Pudding, Strawberries and Spiced Hibiscus Syrup.

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Double-Corn Tea Cakes (because it has corn flour and corn kernels!) and a Crunchy Granola with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, slivered almonds, shredded coconut, and dried fruit.

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Roasted Buckwheat and Chopped Chocolate Sables.

IMG_5694 Edouard’s Chocolate Chip Cookies. The original cookie recipe was given to her by the owner of a Parisian bistro and unlike most traditional chocolate chip cookies, it calls for almond (or hazelnut) flour.

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Recipes: Gluten-Free Honey Sriracha Chex Mix

Gluten Free Honey Sriracha Chex Mix | Tasteseekers Kitchen

The holidays have officially arrived! It’s time to deck the halls, and invite people over to enjoy in snacking and merriment.

This recipe, which is so delicious you’ll want to keep eating it, will become a holiday party favorite for you and your friends. Honey Sriracha Chex Mix provides the perfect combination of sweetness from honey and dried cranberries to balance out the spiciness of the Sriracha sauce. I also like to call it ‘Some Like it Hot and Sweet Chex Mix’ – it’s got a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

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