50 Christmas Dessert Recipes

By contributing writer SnoWhite

With Christmas just around the corner, it is time to start baking!  This list has you covered – including gluten-free recipes if needed!

50 Christmas Dessert Recipes | The Happy Housewife

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Bars & Treats

Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies & Treats

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Breakfast Brat Scramble

By contributing writer SnoWhite

Toss some leftover dinner meat into a skillet with veggies and eggs, and you have breakfast!  We used wild rice brats to make this recipe, but leftover hamburger, steak, ham, or sausage would work equally well in this breakfast scramble.

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Breakfast Brat Scramble
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅛ cup milk
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • pinch of dry mustard
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, chopped if needed
  • 1 medium bell pepper, diced
  • 2 brats, cooked and sliced into rings
  • ⅛ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  1. In a large skillet, saute the sliced brat rings with the diced bell pepper and broccoli florets. Cook for 5-7 minutes until warmed throughout and veggies are crisp-tender.
  2. Place the veggie mixture into a bowl and cover it while you prepare the eggs.
  3. Whisk together 2 eggs with ⅛ cup milk. Add in a pinch of salt and pepper, and dry mustard. Stir.
  4. Grease the same skillet and heat over medium heat. Put a drop of egg mixture into the skillet, and if it cooks right away, you are ready to pour the eggs into the pan.
  5. Pour in the egg mixture and allow the eggs to cook for 1 minute. Using a spatula, scramble up the eggs as they continue to cook.
  6. After 2 - 3 minutes of cooking, when eggs are set, add in the veggie/brat mixture.
  7. Remove from heat, and top the dish with cheese.
  8. Serve warm.



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Apple Wraps

Apple Wraps | The Happy HousewifeBy contributing writer SnoWhite

Choose your favorite fall apples to use in this dessert, and in less than 10 minutes you can have a tasty treat.

Warm Apple Wraps with Vanilla Ice Cream
Serves: 4-8
  • 4 fajita sized flour tortillas
  • ½ tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 recipe maple apple sauté
  • vanilla ice cream (optional)
  1. Begin by preparing the maple apple sauté according to directions. Set aside.
  2. Brush the melted butter on one side of the tortillas.
  3. Combine 1 teaspoon sugar with ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, sprinkle the mixture over the buttered sides of the tortillas. Flip onto a plate so the cinnamon sugar side is down.
  4. Divide the maple apple sauté into quarters and scoop one quarter down the center of each tortilla.
  5. Wrap up the tortilla, using a toothpick if necessary.
  6. Place a scoop of vanilla (or even cinnamon) ice cream on the top, if desired.
  7. Serve immediately either whole, or slice in half to feed up to 8 people.

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Try this homemade vanilla ice cream.

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45 School Lunch Ideas

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By contributing writer SnoWhite

After just a few weeks, lunches can become repetitive, and it can be difficult to come up with school lunch ideas.  Thinking of the meal in three parts and varying those parts can be helpful.  I’ve provided links to ideas for each part below, but I like to add a fourth part to any packed lunch.  Can you guess what it is?

45 School Lunch Ideas (The Base)

The Base

Sandwiches typically are the base of most packed lunches, but think outside the box.  All you need is a solid source of protein and carbohydrate with some healthy fat upon which to build your lunch.  Give these a try:


45 School Lunch Ideas (The Sides)

The Sides

Kids live for sides, and they can turn an ordinary lunch into a “cool” lunch.  Think of creative ways to serve fruits and veggies as side dishes, some include:


45 School Lunch Ideas (The Treat)

The Treat

Including a treat, even if it’s a healthy one, is a nice addition to a lunch.  Think beyond cookies and candy; a delicious sweet bread or muffin makes for a tasty treat.

The Note

Of course, leaving a special note for the recipient of the lunch is a must!  Think about special occasions, days that need encouragement, or ordinary days to remind your family members how special they are to you.

What are your favorite lunch packing tips?  How do you keep from getting burned out on packing lunches?  

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