9 Amazingly Delectable Gingerbread Recipes for the Holidays

9 Amazingly Delectable Gingerbread Recipes

I have a confession to make. I’m a bit obsessed right now. Obsessed about gingerbread! And not just the classic cookies and houses (although I have a recipe for those that I share below). I’m talking gingerbread cakes, gingerbread casseroles, and gingerbread bread puddings!

Have a piqued your interest yet? If so, read below to find some deliciously tasty gingerbread recipes from some of my favorite bloggers!

9 Amazingly Delectable Gingerbread Recipes for the Holidays

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1. As I mentioned previously, I have a stellar gingerbread cookie recipe that can be used any time of the year. And you don’t just have to make gingerbread men (and women) if you don’t like! This is great for ornament cookies, various shapes, etc. And the results are a fabulously soft and chewy cookie that’s amazing. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself!

2. Sometimes the classic recipes are the ones we start to crave. Grandma’s cookies. This old fashioned gingerbread recipe from Vintage Recipe Project is definitely one of those. You can find it by visiting their site here

3. But enough about the classics. Bring on some new, innovating gingerbread! That’s exactly what Betsy of BetsyLife did in this gingerbread pineapple upside down cake recipe. OMG! Seriously… how good does this sound? I cannot wait to make it this weekend for the family.

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4. And then there are the cute, mini gingerbread cakes from Made With Happy. Just thinking of them makes me happy! So festive and perfect for parties. The drizzle of icing makes them even more irresistible.

5. What isn’t better with banana? Living Sweet Moments paired it up with gingerbread wonderfully in this banana gingerbread recipe with brown butter glaze. Sounds just as good as it looks!

6. I love a recipe that can also serve as decor as well. And who wouldn’t want these cookies perched on the edge of a mug or added to a place card. These olive oil gingerbread cookies from Family Spice are a bit different than the traditional gingerbread recipe but the results? Well… they’re worth it!

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7. One of my favorite things to make for guests when they come to visit for brunch is french toast casserole. Not only is it super simple to make, but it uses up the leftover bread I might have around that won’t get eaten. How awesome is that? Now this gingerbread french toast casserole from BetsyLife is the perfect spin on this classic crowd pleaser for the holidays. Great for Christmas breakfast! 

8. I can honestly say that I’ve never had gingerbread pudding. But Texas Type A Mom makes it look so good in this pumpkin gingerbread pudding recipe. What kid would say no to that? 

9. To round out our 9 delectable gingerbread recipes is my favorite one of all. My gingerbread cake recipe. Not only is this amazing cake easy to make, it’s also perfect for breakfast OR dessert and pairs well with coffee, ice cream, or a dollop of whipped cream. Now it isn’t overly sweet, so if you prefer something on the sweet side, I suggest whipping up some cream cheese frosting.

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What’s your favorite way to incorporate gingerbread into the holidays?

Budget Friendly Meals: BBQ Ranch Chicken and Rice Casserole

This shop featuring budget friendly meals and my bbq ranch chicken and rice casserole recipe has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RollIntoSavings

BBQ Ranch Chicken and Rice Casserole - a delicious budget friendly meal for under $20

Budget friendly meals are a must for this family. After purchasing a new house and the added expenses of having a child in private school and another in preschool, I prefer to plan a little and make the most of my pantry staples and weekly grocery trips to create meal plans each week.

Keeping dinner under $20 is especially important in between paydays. Times can be tight before the 1st and 15th of the month so a well stocked pantry and a plan have allowed me to save big without losing on well-balanced meals for my family.  [Read more…]

20+ Delicious Casserole Recipes to Feed a Crowd

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20+ Delicious Casserole Recipes to Feed a Crowd

Have you watched Delivery Man yet? If not, definitely pick up a copy! This compilation of 20+ delicious casserole recipes to feed a crowd is inspired by this recipe. And the 533 kids underachiever David Wozniak fathered via donations made twenty years earlier!

This heartwarming comedy about a man who discovers that the shock of his life might just be the best thing that’s ever happened to him. Along the way he discovers not only his true self, but also the father he could become.

So whip up one of these casserole dishes for the family, pop in the Delivery Man Blu-Ray, and enjoy a great family night with Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smulders & Chris Pratt. It’s one the whole family will enjoy. [Read more…]

Absolutely Scrumptious Christmas Breakfast Casserole Recipes

Christmas Breakfast Casserole Recipes

Come Christmas morning the last thing I want to do is bake. So over the past few years I’ve simply planned ahead and made a casserole to serve for breakfast on Christmas morning. These Christmas breakfast casserole recipes are the perfect solution for a delicious meal on Christmas morning without having to futz in the kitchen for too long.

Plus, just about all of the recipes can easily be tweaked to your liking to create a dish that’s perfect for your family (and any dietary restrictions you may have)! From egg dishes, to bread dishes, to vegetarian and meat lovers, each of these casseroles are delicious in their own way. [Read more…]

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole with Sausage from Hillshire Farm

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With Easter on Sunday I knew I needed to figure out an easy brunch solution that was not only something I could make ahead but something that was quick and easy. I’ve already used all of the other brunch ideas I’ve posted in the past for other events so I went in search of a new recipe!

Luckily I had just received an email from Hillshire Farm with a delicious cheesy potato casserole recipe featuring their Hillshire Farm Angus Italian Style Beef Smoked Sausage. Yum! My kids and husband would love that. Plus, my husband isn’t too fond of egg dishes so this would be the perfect selection for him Easter Sunday.

This casserole is simple, easy and downright delicious! While I’m on Nutrisystem and couldn’t have a full serving, I did try one bite to make sure it met my standards for Easter. Well… it did! And my kids gave it an A+!

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Easy Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole Recipe

One thing I love to have on hand are easy, throw together recipes for breakfast and brunch. With a playgroup playdate scheduled at our home at least once a month with our friends these easy recipes come in handy. And while my overnight french toast is our go-to for most events this easy sausage and egg breakfast casserole is just as simple and mighty tasty!

I try and stock up on breakfast sausage when I see it on sale so I always have a few packs in the freezer ready for such occasion. And day old bread is never a problem to find in this home. So if you’re hosting people over or simply want an easy dish to make on the weekend and reheat during the week, this breakfast casserole is for you.

Plus, just like the overnight french toast you simply make this casserole the night before and store it in the fridge till a few hours before you need it.

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Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Recipe type: Breakfast
 

Ingredients
  • 1 pound pork
  • 6 slices of bread, cubed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1½ cup milk
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
  1. The night before place sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, and set aside.
  2. Layer bread cubes, sausage, and cheese in a lightly greased 7×11 inch baking dish. In a bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Pour the egg mixture over the bread cube mixture. Cover, and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Remove the casserole from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Bake 50 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let set 10 minutes before serving.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers and re-heat in the microwave or toaster oven for a quick and simple breakfast during the week.

*A special thanks to Kerri for sharing the original recipe with me. With a few modifications I made this a family favorite!



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