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31 Delicious Things You Should Eat In December

The best way to get through the holidays is with a diet that's at least 35% cheese.

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1. Beet, Arugula, and Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese

The perfect high-low sandwich situation. Recipe here.
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The perfect high-low sandwich situation. Recipe here.

2. Pastrami and Potato Hash With Fried Eggs

Holiday party hangovers, meet your match. Recipe here.
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Holiday party hangovers, meet your match. Recipe here.

3. Persimmon Almond Rosette Tarts

Ambitious, but you got this. Recipe here.
sugarhero.com

Ambitious, but you got this. Recipe here.

4. Slow Cooker Tacos Al Pastor

The only hard part is not just eating the meat with a fork straight out of the crock pot. Recipe here.

5. Hasselback Garlic and Herb Baby Potatoes

You know you're trying this. Recipe here.
tasteloveandnourish.com

You know you're trying this. Recipe here.

6. Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts

PB&J = The Ultimate Power Couple. Recipe here.
bakerbynature.com

PB&J = The Ultimate Power Couple. Recipe here.

7. Polenta Fries

Keep calm and carb on. Recipe here.
spoonforkbacon.com

Keep calm and carb on. Recipe here.

8. Apple, Gouda, and Farro Salad

Recipe here.

9. Chickpea Pizza Crust With Harissa and Spinach

Just because, how could you NOT give this one a go? Recipe here.
mynameisyeh.com

Just because, how could you NOT give this one a go? Recipe here.

10. Chocolate Pomegranate Candies

WITCHCRAFT. Recipe here.
chocolatecoveredkatie.com

WITCHCRAFT. Recipe here.

11. Sparkling Cranberry Orange Sangria

Every holiday gathering needs a signature boozy punch. Recipe here.
gimmesomeoven.com

Every holiday gathering needs a signature boozy punch. Recipe here.

12. Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl

Happy, healthy, and delicious are not mutually exclusive states of being. Recipe here.
pinchofyum.com

Happy, healthy, and delicious are not mutually exclusive states of being. Recipe here.

13. Cranberry, Persimmon, and Burrata Salad

All hail winter salads. Recipe here.
halfbakedharvest.com

All hail winter salads. Recipe here.

14. One-Bowl Pumpkin Muffins

Bonus points for the fact that they're vegan and gluten-free. Recipe here.
minimalistbaker.com

Bonus points for the fact that they're vegan and gluten-free. Recipe here.

15. 30-Minute Chicken Ramen With Miso Brussels Sprouts and Ginger Butter

Recipe here.

16. Savory Goat Cheese and Squash Quiche

Could totally trick someone into thinking this was a pie, you know? Recipe here.
loveandoliveoil.com

Could totally trick someone into thinking this was a pie, you know? Recipe here.

17. Roasted Butternut Squash With Balsamic, Blue Cheese, and Pecans

Great as a side dish, even better as a reheated leftover lunch. Recipe here.
twopeasandtheirpod.com

Great as a side dish, even better as a reheated leftover lunch. Recipe here.

18. Crock Pot Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs With Cheddar Pierogies

Fancy food doesn't have to be labor intensive. Recipe here.
halfbakedharvest.com

Fancy food doesn't have to be labor intensive. Recipe here.

19. Curried Red Lentil Sweet Potato Stew

Stew doesn't have to be a meat-centric affair. Recipe here.
loveandlemons.com

Stew doesn't have to be a meat-centric affair. Recipe here.

20. Herb and Pomegranate Pull-Apart Bread

Easy cheesy! Recipe here.
spoonforkbacon.com

Easy cheesy! Recipe here.

21. Baked Pear, Chocolate, and Hazelnut Oatmeal

Start things off the right way. Recipe here.
topwithcinnamon.com

Start things off the right way. Recipe here.

22. Braised Fennel With Saffron and Tomato

Recipe here.

23. Roasted Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs

Recipe here.

24. Baked Caprese Gnocchi

Cheese, cheese, and more cheese. Recipe here.
simply-delicious-food.com

Cheese, cheese, and more cheese. Recipe here.

25. Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate

Mess is optional. Recipe here.
ambitiouskitchen.com

Mess is optional. Recipe here.

26. Cheesy Black Bean-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Arugula and Poached Eggs

Recipe here.

27. Two-Ingredient Persimmon Ice Cream

It's like banana soft serve, but better. Recipe here.
thecolorsofindiancooking.com

It's like banana soft serve, but better. Recipe here.

28. Persian Squash and Pistachio Roast

I mean, can you even? Recipe here.
jamieoliver.com

I mean, can you even? Recipe here.

29. Honey-Vinegar Leg of Lamb With Fennel and Carrots

Enough with the turkey, amirite? Recipe here.
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Enough with the turkey, amirite? Recipe here.

30. Easy Onion Lotus

A bloomin' onion that happens to not be completely deep-fried and terrible for you. Watch the video here.
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A bloomin' onion that happens to not be completely deep-fried and terrible for you. Watch the video here.

31. Cheesy Butternut Squash Pasta

Easy, cheesy, beautiful. Recipe here.

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