My Best Holiday Recipes of 2014!

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Best Of 2014 Favorite Holiday Recipes!

All year I am asked over and over to share my best holiday recipes, but there are a certain few that I would say are my “MOST requested.” Hopefully, these easy favorites will save you cooking time during this busy holiday season. It has been my pleasure cooking and sharing with you this year, so as a thank you for spending your time with me each month I want to give you the Best of 2014.

Best Holiday Recipes are trim & terrific, of course!

These Chicken, Brie & Cranberry Chutney Quesadillas  from Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook best Holiday recipes Holly Clegg's Trim and Terrific Gulf Coast Favorites Cookbook best holiday recipes of 2014are not only to-die for but they are also the best use for leftover rotisserie or holiday turkey – sweet, savory and SO easy!

This is going to be one of my best holiday recipes using leftovers! Turn leftover chicken or turkey into a dinnertime delight with Brie and cranberry chutney in this scrumptious quesadilla.  MORE RECIPES & TIPS ON MY YOUTUBE VIDEO

Makes 2 dozen wedges

6 (8 to 10-inch) flour tortillas
1 (9-ounce) jar cranberry chutney
8 ounces Brie cheese, rind removed, cut into slices
2/3 cup chopped chicken breast

1. Preheat oven 425ºF. Coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Spread one side of a tortilla with cranberry chutney, top with Brie and chicken. Fold in half, pressing edges together. Repeat for remaining tortillas.
3. Place on prepared pan and bake until cheese is melted and tortillas are golden, about 5 minutes.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 85, Calories from fat (%) 31, Fat (g) 3, Saturated Fat (g) 2, Cholesterol (mg) 13, Sodium (mg) 149, Carbohydrate (g) 10, Dietary Fiber (g) 1, Sugars (g) 4, Protein (g) 4
Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 lean meat

Best Holiday recipes Candied Pecan Brie

Candied Pecan Brie – An all time favorite of Best Holiday Recipes

Watch me make my Candied Pecan Brie from KITCHEN 101 (my easiest cookbook) which is a forever favorite, Best holiday recipes KITCHEN 101especially this time of the year when you need a quick, fancy-ish appetizer for all those holiday parties – YUM! This might be my best holiday recipe but all one that I make most year round!  And, if you want to watch how easy it is to make, click here.

Best holiday recipe Easy Red Velvet Berry Trifle

Easy Red Velvet Berry Trifle

And if you know me, then you know I always have to have dessert and my favorite right now might have to be the Easy Red Velvet Cake (or Trifle)  from Gulf Coast Favorites because it combines the chocolaty goodness of red velvet with the sweet and tart berries for a healthy, simple to make, no-wrong-way to do it dessert!

Last, another party favorite, Olive Cheese Cocktail Bread from Too Hot in the Kitchen cookbook.  Here’s the best holiday recipe that will delight your vegetarian friends.  I love this easy-to-make recipe as I ALWAYS make it ahead of time, freeze in zip-top freezer bags  to pull out when needed.  This six ingredient recipe with olives, cheese, and green onions  literally melts in your mouth.  I have used miniature rye, pumpernickel or white bread–the choice is yours.

Best holiday recipe Olive Cheese Cocktail Bread


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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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