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Let’s Get Cheerful! Here Are Holiday Recipes That Are Sure to Be Crowd-Pleasers!

What makes Christmas special? When we think about the holidays, we usually think about spending time with family and friends, opening gifts, and listening to lively music. One of the other main ingredients for a great Christmas is delicious food! See what we did there. It’s important! If you’re thinking of making some delicious dishes that will have everyone feeling the cheer, then we have some that you should try! Christmas doesn’t have to be at home this year! If you’re thinking of traveling this holiday season, then be sure to take a look at our vacation guide! This guide contains all of the top sights and sees in the area. Now let’s make your new favorite Christmas recipes! 

Favorite Christmas Recipes 

Christmas Jam

One large carrot, peeled and shredded 

Two pears, peeled, cored, and diced into small pieces 

One large can of crushed pineapple with juice 

Three tablespoons of lemon juice 

1/2 cup water 

Two teaspoons cinnamon 

Two teaspoons ginger 

One teaspoon nutmeg 

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 

one pouch of liquid Certo or another pectin 

6 1/2 cups sugar 

Prepare to preserve jars by sanitizing them in a dishwasher or immersing them in a pot of boiling water. 

Mix everything except the Certo and sugar in a large pot. Bring to a simmer. Keep at a low simmer and cook for about 20 minutes or until pears are soft, stirring frequently. Add more water as necessary. Mix in Certo and sugar and bring to a full rolling boil. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and pour into prepared jars. Screw on lids with bands. Cool and refrigerate for up to a month OR process in a hot water bath for more extended storage. 

Almond Macaroons

1 – 14 oz. package of sweetened shredded coconut 

1 cup sliced almonds 

3/4 cup white sugar 

Two teaspoons of grated lemon rind 

1/4 teaspoon of salt 

Four egg whites 

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix all the ingredients in a medium size bowl. Drop mounds (1 or 2 tablespoons, depending on how large you want your macaroons to be) onto parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing an inch apart—Bake for about 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let cool slightly, remove from parchment and finish cooling on wire racks. (Do not allow to cool on parchment, as they will stick completely). 

Goat Cheese and Blueberry Salad

Salad greens or fresh spinach – enough for eight salads 

1 cup fresh blueberries 

1/2 cup or more of crumbled goat cheese 

One small can of mandarin oranges 

1/2 cup of toasted walnuts or pine nuts 


1/4 cup of orange juice 

One tablespoon of lemon juice 

One tablespoon of honey 

1/2 teaspoon of salt 

1/4 cup plain yogurt 

1/2 cup blueberries 

1/2 teaspoon pepper 

1 cup canola oil 

Combine all the dressing ingredients except the oil in a blender jar. With the motor running slowly, pour the canola oil on the top. 

Put greens on a plate—drizzle dressing over the top. Divide the blueberries, nuts, goat cheese, and mandarin oranges between the plates. 

Visit Us at the White Oak Inn During the Christmas Season and Enjoy the Cheerful Atmosphere!

Our inn is nestled in Ohio’s Amish country and is the perfect place to enjoy the Christmas season! Our area is known for transforming into a winter wonderland! Explore the snowy landscape and cozy up in our accommodations. We recommend staying in one of our Amish log cabins! That’s not all, be sure to browse our packages and find the perfect Christmas escape! 

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