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The Last Minute Christmas Guide

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The Last Minute Christmas Guide

Preparing for the holidays gets a little tricky when the holidays fall midweek. Here is a little last minute Christmas guide to help those of you who are still cooking and shopping in the last 24 hours leading up to Christmas.


Haven’t set your holiday menu yet? I shared a really easy, yet impressive, recipe for Pork Tenderloin stuffed with Poached Pears, Shallots, and Blue Cheese on The Everygirl. The best part is that this entree takes just 45 minutes of time to prepare. It is a recipe that it easy to prepare for a big group too.

Wondering what to bring to a holiday party?

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My favorite from scratch dessert recipes are Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bark (pictured at the top of this post) and White Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting.

Caramel Marshmallow Brownies

Want something a little easier? Try making a halfway homemade dessert like Marshmallow Caramel Brownies

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or Turtle Brownie Pops.


Don’t have time to cook? My favorite store-bought treats are wine and chocolate truffles.


Haven’t finished your holiday shopping? Here is my  food lovers gift guide.


Looking for a hostess gift? Here are my suggestions.


Wondering how to put together a cheese board? Pastoral will tell you how it’s done.


Want to make a boozy cocktail? Try making Irish Creme Milkshakes.


Need a drink to serve the kids? They will love Andes Candy Hot Cocoa.


Looking for an activity to keep the kids occupied? I have a cookie party guide to help you out.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas! I have been keeping busy in Maine trying new restaurants and decorating dozens of Christmas cookies. I will be spending tomorrow with family, but I will be back with recipes and restaurant reviews on the 26th. Merry Christmas Everyone!

First four photos are by Regan Baroni who writes Up Close and Tasty.

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