2020, what a year, right? The Austin Food Blogger Alliance decided that comfort and holiday cheer are in short supply, so we wanted to share ideas for bringing these wonderful, warm and fuzzy feelings to your holiday.
Our bloggers share their best recipes for holiday drinks, treats, eats, and even leftover turkey to help you cook up a lovely holiday season, no matter the size of your celebrations. We also share some gift guides and other ways to enjoy the season, from Thanksgiving through the end of the year.
Bookmark this post to refer to all season. Enjoy, and see you in 2021!
Because this is an unusual year, we are starting with the sweetest treats in our repertoires. I mean, if there ever were a time to start with dessert, it’s now!
Pumpkin Mousse with Caramel and Gingerbread — Salt and Vanilla
Gluten-Free Glazed Cranberry Orange Muffins — The Weekly Menu: Healthified Gluten-Free Comfort Food
Cranberry Crumble — Food Banjo
Peppermint Chocolate Truffle Cookies — Kitchen Concoctions
7 of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in Austin — The Austinot
Thanksgiving Cranberry, Pumpkin, and Coconut — Salt and Vanilla
Easy Gluten-Free Puff Pastry Apple Tarts — The Weekly Menu: Healthified Gluten-Free Comfort Food
Almond Thumbprint Cookies — Vino and Thyme
Everything Thanksgiving Bars: Pumpkin, Cranberry, and Pecan Pie Bars –Her Modern Kitchen
Cranberry Pear Crisp — Kitchen Concoctions
Delicious Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Tiramisu — The Weekly Menu: Healthified Gluten-Free Comfort Food
Impress yourself and your holiday celebration squad with these recipes. Cook like a food blogger for your meals, starters, sides, and soups. Don’t forget these ideas on how to turn those turkey leftovers into something special.
Leftover Turkey: Creamy Chipotle One Skillet Pasta — Dawn the Gourmand
Soup & Slow Cooker Recipe Round-up — M Delish Boutique
Stuffed Carnival Squash — Salt and Vanilla
Pear and Pomegranate Salad with Maple Vinaigrette — Kitchen Concoctions
Homemade Chex Mix — Vino and Thyme
Mastering Thanksgiving Ten Tips Plus — M Delish Boutique
Fall-bo – Easy Leftover Turkey Gumbo — Dawn the Gourmand
Roasted Acorn Squash with Parmesan — Food Banjo
Savory Pumpkin Recipe Challenge Recipes — M Delish Boutique
Holiday Turkey Cranberry Sliders — Dawn the Gourmand
Whether you’re into cocktails, mocktails, craft beer, or Texas wine, this is how Austin Food Bloggers wet our whistles in holiday style.
Beer with Gin | Winter Warmer — Craft Beer Austin
Blood Orange Negroni — Vino and Thyme
The Ultimate Guide to Texas Wine for the Holidays — The Austinot
Cranberry Fizz Mocktail — Food Banjo
Spiced Sotol — Vino and Thyme
Holiday Gift Guides and Traditions
Our Austin Food Bloggers rounded up the best ideas for holiday gift giving and traditional holiday events (that will be a bit less traditional this year). Enjoy these gift guides and holiday pro tips!
Austin Holiday Tradition: Mozart’s Christmas Light Show — Fearless Captivations
Gift Guide for Guys: Five Gifts All Men Can Enjoy — Phat Phoodies
An Austin Food Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide — South Austin Foodie
2020 Holiday Gift Guide — Fearless Captivations
We hope these festive, seasonal recipes, gift guides, and ideas help bring you comfort and cheer throughout your 2020 holiday season! May they lift your spirits and warm your homes and hearts.
With Love, the Austin Food Blogger Alliance