impressive, instagrammable recipes to make over the holiday break

18 drool-worthy dishes to make this weekend.
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classic gingersnaps Kick the morning off with these simple, “no-fail” treats that feature just about all of the best flavors of the season.

cider poached apple and yogurt bowl This nutrient-loaded dish features a unique blend of puffed quinoa, chia seeds, and a honey-blueberry drizzle.

carnitas chilaquiles with whipped jalapeno cream Probably the only thing that’ll pull you out of that post-gift-unwrapping slumber.

yeast doughnuts with hibiscus glaze These picture-perfect baked goodies feature a delectable hibiscus flower glaze that’s sweet, tart, and refreshingly simple. 

honey sesame waffles
These crispy treats are best enjoyed with a handful of fresh blueberries and sweet coconut flakes.

coffee tea ice cream Trade in your pot of the dark roast for this espresso and black tea-flavored blend.

homemade croissants
Who can resist these flakey pastries, served with a side of butter and fresh marmalade.

eggnog The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a glass full of this boozy classic.

gingerbread custard waffle french toast
Just a few of our favorite flavors, found in one absolutely decadent, syrup drenched stack.

spinach, beef, and egg hash A hearty breakfast bowl filled with plenty of veggies, cheese, and spice.

chocolate-nut rugelach What better way to start the day than with a handful of these Nutella-filled rolls.

baked french toast with a pecan crumble A delicious custard-coated base, topped with a generous spoonful of a brown sugar pecan crumble, for an added crunch.

berry and rosemary gin fizz
Skip the mimosas in lieu of this fruity, herbed berry mix!

maple crumb donuts
A seasonally flavored twist on coffee cake, in a more deliciously decadent, donut form.

bacon and cheese deviled eggs Rethink this brunch classic with a breakfast sandwich-inspired twist.

brown sugar and cinnamon baked french toast A (slightly) healthier alternative, loaded with cinnamon and baked to golden brown perfection.

oven-roasted tomato, mozzarella, and basil omelette We love the addition of the sweet roasted cherry tomatoes, complemented by a salty touch of salami, and a refreshing hint of basil.

spiced bittersweet hot chocolate Rethink this holiday staple with a touch of anise and allspice berries, plus a little dash of peppermint schnapps.

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Anna has a penchant for travel, fresh flowers, and books. You can usually find her on some sort of culinary adventure, seeking the best burgers or waffles in the city.