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4 NON-TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY DISHES YOU NEED TO TRY

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Now that we’re smack-dab in the middle of the holiday season, it’s time for gift giving, being thankful, and eating ALL that good traditional food. But for those of you in the mood to break from your culinary tradition or maybe even start some new ones, here are four non-traditional holiday dishes for that adventurous pallet of yours.

Cheddar Chive Biscuits

Rolls: the unsung hero of holiday meals. Sure, we tout the awesomeness of a well made turkey or the deliciousness of a classic apple pie, but where would any of us be without rolls to block the retreat of those last scraps of food you scoop up with your fork? How would you sop up all that leftover gravy – by licking the plate? Your mother would shout words of disapproval no matter how old you are. Rolls taste good, they’re versatile as all get-out, and they’re more absorbent than any Bounty product. So bring on the gluten-ey goodness with three satisfying words: Cheddar Chive Biscuits. This mouth-watering, cheese-and-chive combo has all the benefits of the classic roll with the added bonus of, well, being a cheddar chive biscuit.

Orange Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

Many of us know this holiday meal mainstay as the deep crimson gelatinous can-shaped dish that is cranberry sauce. The overall consensus is that making cranberry sauce from scratch is just not worth the hassle. Enter, Orange Bourbon Cranberry Sauce. This particular variation on the old favorite infuses fresh cranberries with freshly squeezed orange juice, which helps balance the berries' tartness, and bourbon, which adds a slight buzz – err, we mean bite.

Instant Pot Wild Rice Stuffing

If you’ve managed to receive an instapot last holiday season why not put that bad boy to work and add a new twist on an old favorite? Instant Pot Wild Rice Stuffing blends traditional stuffing and wild rice beautifully. The rice blend adds a satisfying texture, while the sage, thyme, rosemary, and cheeses take this dish to the next level.

Pecan Pie Cheesecake

You can’t have a holiday meal without a holiday dessert. We’ve all experienced that point in the meal when the desserts come out and you have to choose between a litany of cakes, pies, and other delectable sweets. And while our suggestion is definitely a resounding try ‘em all, once you get to the dessert stage of the meal, our eyes tend to be much bigger than our now full stomachs. And while we can’t eliminate this amazing dilemma completely, we can help out a bit. Say hello to the Pecan Pie Cheesecake. This holy matrimony between pecan pie and homemade cheesecake combines pecan pie filling with a cheesecake layer topped off with a delectable crunchy pecan topping. Get ready for the knockout punch to the sweetest food coma you’ve ever experienced.

For more delectable culinary ideas be sure to check out our other Canopy at Citrus blog posts.

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