A Collection of the Best Flavors of Christmas

| 12/21/2016 11:23:00 AM

Candi JohnsHustle and bustle — this pretty much describes my life this week. I am loving having an entire week to plan, bake, wrap, and savor the days before Christmas. I don't know if it is because Christmas is on Sunday or because my children are getting older and I no longer have to wipe various parts of their bodies anymore ... but Christmas has slowed down a bit and I love it.

I am baking and roasting and decorating like an elf. My Christmas menu is coming to fruition, and it's so exciting. I have wonderful things planned to make for this weekend. I am thinking of mixing things up a bit, yet staying true to the traditions we have around here.

As I was going through all the fantastic flavors I indulge in every year at Christmas, I was thinking of you. Tis the season for giving, and I have some goods for you!

Not only are these ideas treasured in my home, these are some of the hottest recipes off my personal blog. They have been around for years, are tried and true, and are sure to be a success at your table, too.

How to Brine Your Turkey and Why You Should


If you have never brined a hunk of meat, or do not know what brining is, or think brining is a waste of time, then this is for you — the whys and hows of brining. Once you understand the goal and process of brining meat before cooking it, you can get wild. Make it your own. Add your favorite herbs and be blown away by your turkey. Brining is amazing. You won't be sorry!