Must-Make Holiday Recipes from Our Favorite Food Bloggers


At Inspire, we have the often-dangerous privilege of working with amazing food bloggers and influencers across the country to develop tasty holiday eats and treats. We’re never at a loss for new recipe ideas! To spread the cheer, we’ve put together a few of our favorite holiday recipes—both old and new—developed by food bloggers we love, to make your holiday just a little more delicious.

  1. Melting Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs. The hottest food trend of the 2020 holiday season, hot chocolate bombs explode with hot cocoa and marshmallows when you pour warm milk over them. See how to make some tasty snowman-shaped poppers at home from Ohio food blogger In Katrina’s Kitchen.  

  2. Buckeye Cookies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Drizzle. Go nuts for these cookies from Ohio State fan and Columbus food blogger NeighborFood. Top chocolate cookies with a large dollop of peanut butter and drizzle with chocolate syrup.  

  3. Herb Crusted Pan Seared Filet Mignon. No matter the size of your holiday gathering this year, Herb Crusted Pan Seared Filet Mignon is the perfect holiday meal and ready in about an hour! Get the simple recipe from Lydi Out Loud for making steak so tender it will melt in your mouth.  

  4. Cheesy Egg & Turkey Sausage Casserole. An easy holiday brunch or Christmas morning breakfast, this casserole by Cleveland-area food blogger A Cedar Spoon is simple throw together and will bring joy to all who eat it this holiday season.  

  5. Lemon Crinkle Cookies. We found your new favorite holiday cookie! Four-ingredient Lemon Crinkle Cookies from Dancing Around the Kitchen are so easy to make—just use lemon cake mix, an egg and whipped topping, then dust with powdered sugar.  

  6. Monte Cristo Sandwich. Stacked with delicious roasted turkey and dipped in cranberry sauce, Cincinnati food blogger Lemons for Lulu made sandwiches that are the perfect combination of sweet and savory. The bread is soaked in eggs and milk and grilled like a savory French toast! 

  7. Eggnog Muffins with Eggnog Glaze. A sweet homemade gift or a delicious addition to holiday brunch, eggnog muffins taste like your favorite holiday beverage and are frosted with a simple glaze. Dust with freshly grated nutmeg!  

  8. Chocolate Pudding Pie. Made using real chocolate with a buttery graham cracker crust, the filling for Beyond Frosting’s Chocolate Pudding Pie takes only 15 minutes to make. Simple refrigerate for a few hours then serve with a dollop of whipped cream for the ultimate holiday treat!  

  9. Pesto Chicken Grilled Cheese. Warm up with the ultimate comfort food. To make The Gingered Whisk’s pesto grilled cheese, layer crusty sourdough bread with basil pesto, CHEF’S CRAFT grilled chicken breasts, and plenty of provolone cheese before being toasted and grilled on a skillet.  

Be sure to let us know what you make! Happy Holidays from the always-hungry crew at Inspire PR Group.