12 of our favorite ridiculously easy recipes that are perfect for the holidays. You'll look like a kitchen rockstar!
Christmas is almost here! We've rounded up our favorite ridiculously easy recipes that you still have time to make. What makes a recipe ridiculously easy?
- A recipe that takes minimal effort and minimal hands-on time to put together. (Resting, rising or chilling time is not taken into consideration.)
- It’s also one that produces fabulous, super delicious results, ie, results that “appear” to have taken lots of time, talent, prowess and/or hard work.
- Ridiculously easy recipes have to work well on those busy days when time is short and expectations are high.
- And last, ridiculously easy recipes are perfect for entertaining, mostly because of the first two characteristics. They take the stress out of dinner parties and gatherings of families and/or friends and allow you more time to enjoy your guests. Bottom line? They are super simple, something anyone can do. (Shhhh! We’ll keep that part our secret.)
So, you can see why these recipes are perfect, especially during the holidays. We've rounded up some of our favorite seasonal ones for you today, but there are plenty more to choose from in our Ridiculously Easy archives. I think you'll love them as much as we do!
Ridiculously Easy Almond Croissants
If you've got 20 minutes, that's all it takes (hands-on time) to put together these Ridiculously Easy Almond Croissants. They look like they came from a fine French patisserie and they're ridiculously delicious too!
Ridiculously Easy Raspberry Coulis
Just a fancy name for a delicious, super versatile raspberry sauce, this Ridiculously Easy Raspberry Coulis pairs fabulously with chocolate, lemon and a zillion other desserts! Along with being ridiculously easy, it's also ridiculously delicious!
Ridiculously Easy Butterscotch Sauce
A fabulous, silky smooth sauce with the delicious flavors of butter and brown sugar, this Easy Butterscotch Sauce is wonderful drizzled on ice cream, tarts, pies and so much more!
Ridiculously Easy Sea Salted Microwave Caramel Corn
This Sea Salted Caramel Corn is ridiculously easy to make AND ridiculously delicious to eat. Make plenty! It will disappear faster than you can say "Ridiculously Easy Microwave Caramel Corn"!
Ridiculously Easy Rosemary Bread
This Ridiculously Easy Rosemary Bread takes 5 minutes to prep, 10 minutes to shape and it looks like it comes from an artisan bakery! Oh, and it's ridiculously delicious too!
Ridiculously Easy Sticky Toffee Pudding
If you're in need of a crazy delicious, super delicious, ridiculously easy dessert, THIS IS IT! It sounds crazy, but this recipe creates a light, delicious, super moist cake with its own buttery, rich toffee sauce right underneath
Ridiculously Easy Rosemary Parmesan Biscuits
These Ridiculously Easy Rosemary Parmesan Biscuits can be thrown together with minimal effort and can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner! They're also ridiculously delicious!
Ridiculously Easy Orange-Glazed Cranberry Cake
Love EASY, super delicious cakes with a moist, tender, crumb? This one-bowl, no-mixer Orange-Glazed Cranberry Cake is super festive and checks all the boxes!
Ridiculously Easy Cinnamon Raisin Coffee Cake
This ridiculously easy Cinnamon Raisin Coffee Cake takes less than 15 minutes to throw together but tastes like a fabulously delicious labor of love.
Ridiculously Easy Candy Cane Sheet Cake
Need a fabulously festive holiday dessert? This ridiculously easy, ridiculously delicious Candy Cane Sheet Cake never fails to bring "WOWS"!
Ridiculously Easy Peppermint-Glazed Red Velvet Bundt Cake
This festive one-bowl, no-mixer Red Velvet Bundt Cake couldn't be easier but it also couldn't be more delicious or more perfect for a holiday celebration!
Ridiculously Easy Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits
These Easy Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits are tender, flaky and studded with sweet, plump raisins. Ridiculously easy, ridiculously delicious!
Thought for the day:
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby,
keeping watch over their flocks at night.
An angel of the Lord appeared to them,
and the glory of the Lord shone around them,
and they were terrified.
But the angel said to them,
“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news
that will cause great joy for all the people.
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you;
He is the Messiah, the Lord.
This will be a sign to you:
You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
What we're listening to for inspiration:
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