Tasty Holiday Recipes to Brighten the Season

Tasty Holiday Recipes to Brighten the Season

Great food and drink is one of our favorite ways to spread holiday cheer! From holiday punch with cranberries to peppermint bark to lots of savory casseroles, we love delectable and festive dishes. Searching for the perfect holiday recipes can be tough, but we’ve got your covered with three of our favorites!

In the spirit of this season of sharing, we turned to our team to collect our favorite holiday recipes. We’ve included the top three and hope you enjoy them:

Red Velvet Cake

Submitted by Ryan Matlaga.

2 ½ Cups + 2 Tablespoons and 2 Teaspoons of Granulated Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
6 Medium Sized Eggs
2 Cups of Red Beet Puree
1 Cup + 1/2+ 1/4 Cup of Sifted Cake Flour
1/3 Cup of Cocoa Powder Sifted

Directions: In A 5qt. mixer using a whisk attachment, whip the eggs, sugar and salt on high to triple Volume. Gently fold in Beet puree. Gently fold in sifted cake flour & sifted Cocoa Powder. Bake in a lined, sprayed cake pan at 315 degrees until firm to the touch in the middle.

HHHunt Holiday Spiced Cider

holiday recipesSubmitted by Sue Marye with HHHunt’s Richmond corporate office

1 Gallon of Apple Juice
1 Cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon of Ground Cinnamon
1 Orange sliced in rounds
2 Whole Cinnamon Sticks
20 Whole Cloves

Directions: Add all ingredients to a crockpot and turn to high.  Once hot, turn heat back to low and it’s ready to enjoy.  Floating the whole clove makes for a festive looking cider, but if you prefer, it’s easy to tie the whole cloves into a little packet to float in the cider.  This can be done very easily by emptying one or two teabags and tying the cloves inside with the teabag string.

This holiday cider recipe has been enjoyed by employees in the Richmond corporate office for many years. Traditionally, it is prepared on the same day the holiday tree goes up.  Everyone looks forward to this treat each December!

Berry Trifle

holiday recipesSubmitted by LaCole Gadson with HHHunt Apartment Living

Two 3.4 oz. packages of instant cheesecake flavored pudding mix (can substitute vanilla pudding mix)
4 Cups of 2% milk
Angel food cake (about 12 oz.), cut into pieces
1 Cup chopped strawberries
1 Cup blueberries
1 Cup chopped raspberries
12 oz. cool whip lite


  1. Add pudding mix and milk to a large bowl and make according to package directions.
  2. Add about half of the angel food cake pieces to a trifle dish.
  3. Cover with about 1/2 of the prepared pudding.
  4. Top pudding with about 1/2 cup of each type of berry.
  5. Cover the berries with about half of the cool whip.

Repeat steps 2-5. Finish off trifle with additional berries on top. Refrigerate for about 2-3 hours, until ready to serve.


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