Holiday Cooking with Young Living Essential Oils

As many of you know, I LOVE cooking and baking with my Young Living Essential Oils. There’s something so fun about being able to use my oils in such a variety of ways! I’m sharing some recipes that are absolutely delicious and perfect for the holidays. Baking (and cooking in general) is such a passion of mine and I especially love to do it during the holidays. I love seeing people smile whenever I make them a meal or bake a dessert for them. Food brings people together, and I love that I can add my essential oils to them as well. There is just something so satisfying about cooking for my friends and family and having them enjoy what I’ve made them. It’s something that my Memaw did for me every day after school with her homemade tortillas and it’s something my Aunt Gloria always did as well whenever we would bake Christmas cookies together. I see that love in my mother-in-law as well, and I hope to pass down my love of cooking to our children when they are big enough.

Interested in tying in some Young Living Vitality oils into your holiday recipes? Don't miss this set of delicious recipes all using Young Living oils! Yum!

I’ve divided the Holiday Cooking with Young Living Essential Oils recipes into main courses, side dishes, and desserts for you to navigate a little easier. Don’t have essential oils? You can get some info about Young Living Essential Oils on my blog, and I even can tell you how to order some!

Main Courses

Although our family makes turkey on Thanksgiving, I’ve been known to make a ham for Friendsgiving and Christmas. I really can’t decide whether I like ham or turkey best- just depends on my mood! You can’t go wrong with either of these amazing recipes though!

Interested in cooking with Young Living Vitality oils for your holiday recipes? Don't miss this set of delicious recipes all using Young Living oils! Yum!

Interested in cooking with Young Living Vitality oils for your holiday recipes? Don't miss this set of delicious recipes all using Young Living oils! Yum!

Side Dishes

My favorite part of Thanksgiving and Christmas meals definitely has to be the wide assortment of side dishes that come along the main course. It’s Addie’s favorite too! While Addie loves sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes most (we make our sweet potatoes with Orange Vitality essential oil), I’m partial to the green beans. Give me green beans in a casserole, with bacon, or with butter and lemon- I don’t care how I get them, as long as they’re in my belly! I’m also obsessed with homemade cranberry sauce. I actually use this specific recipe every Thanksgiving and Christmas and everyone absolutely loves it. Mathew is a bit of a dressing/stuffing lover and the more sage in there, the better!

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Desserts:

For probably 10 years now I’ve been making the pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Pumpkin pie is my absolute favorite holiday dessert and I love it with fresh whipped cream. Yum! I have never made a big pumpkin pie with Vitality oils BUT I have made pumpkin pie filling and put it into little phyllo cups for mini pumpkin pies. Let me tell you- they were insanely delicious! These essential oils pack a punch and make the pie so tasty!

Interested in cooking with Young Living Vitality oils for your holiday recipes? Don't miss this set of delicious recipes all using Young Living oils! Yum!

I hope you are able to try these recipes for Thanksgiving or Christmas this year! Cooking with Young Living Vitality oils is always so fun for me and I can’t wait to hear how much you’ve enjoyed it too!

Tell me- what’s your favorite recipe that you eat at your Thanksgiving or Christmas meal? Which recipe here are you most excited to get cooking with Young Living essential oils?

20 Mouthwatering Hot Chocolate Recipes

Tired of boring hot chocolate? Try one of these 20 mouthwatering hot chocolate recipes by The Vintage Modern Wife!

I don’t know about you all, but we love hot cocoa in our home. I have so many wonderful memories of vacations in New Mexico with my family and grabbing a styrofoam cup filled to the brim between ski runs and memories of my dad making hot chocolate in early mornings when he would come home from the night shift and would wake us up with a warm mug full of chocolatey goodness. It’s something I’ve passed on in our family and I’m very passionate with using milk for hot chocolate instead of water, haha!

We definitely don’t do little packets either, but I’ll tell ya- give me all the marshmallows- especially if they’re homemade! If you’ve never had homemade marshmallows, definitely spend some time making them. I worked at an after school program back in the day and hosted a cooking class once a week. The week we made marshmallows was heavenly and all of our eyes were rolling in the back of our heads because they were that good. Make them a day or two ahead and you’ll thank me, truly.

Tired of boring hot chocolate? Try one of these 20 mouthwatering hot chocolate recipes by The Vintage Modern Wife!

Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa | Life Made Simple Bakes
Chilli Hot Chocolate | The Macadames
Nutella Hot Chocolate | Gimme Some Oven
Halva Hot Cocoa | Wholehearted Eats
Thick Dark Hot Chocolate with Homemade Toasted Marshmallows | Wild Greens and Sardines
S’mores Hot Chocolate | Foxes Love Lemons
Peppermint White Hot Chocolate | Cooktoria
Pumpkin Spiced Whiskey Hot Chocolate | Spice and Sprout
Maca Hot Chocolate | Well and Full
Vegan Homemade Nutella Hot Chocolate | Oh She Glows
Pumpkin Spice French Hot Chocolate | Sempre Dolce
Hot Chocolate With Plum Syrup | What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today
Sinful Boozy Orange Hot Chocolate | Crumb Kitchen
Extra Thick Sweet Potato Hot Chocolate | Turnip The Oven
French Hot Chocolate | Well Plated
Cashew Milk Hot Chocolate | Gimme Some Oven
Spiked Hot Chocolate with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream | The Beeroness
Superfood Hot Chocolate | Vibrant Food Stories
Mexican Hot Chocolate | Olivia’s Cuisine
Bourbon Thyme Hot Chocolate | What Do You Crave

Which of the 20 mouthwatering hot chocolate recipes are you going to try?

 

H-E-B Curbside Grocery: A Mom’s Best Friend

This post on H-E-B Curbside Grocery: A Mom’s Best Friend was sponsored on behalf of H-E-B. All opinions stated are my own.

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Addie has been home nearly 2 years from the hospital after her 10 month stay, and our lives are busier than ever. Between therapy sessions, doctor appointments, my jobs with Young Living and blogging, Mathew’s job, trying to get to workouts, and attempting to put in some fun stuff in there, we’ve got a lot on our plates. One of my favorite things to do (and I swear I sound so old saying this), is go to H-E-B to just get out of the house for a bit and shop for groceries. I have a special meal planning and shopping list printable that I use so I am organized, too! Y’all- I go to H-E-B so much the cashiers know me.

As much as I enjoy going to H-E-B to spend a few moments to myself, sometimes our days are just too packed! I’m sure you other moms can relate, right? After a busy day, the last thing you want to do is go to the grocery store and take the time to shop and then cook dinner. Surely I’m not alone! Sometimes I’m not able to get to H-E-B until 6 or 7 depending on our day, and then by the time I’m home and make dinner, it’s already 8 or 8:30! Too late for Mathew and I, and by that time Addie has already eaten and gone to bed. I hate days like that.

Thankfully, H-E-B Curbside has opened near us and it’s been life changing for our family! I recently was invited by H-E-B to check out their Granbury location and finally try curbside for myself, and I was incredibly surprised at how easy the process was. I hadn’t utilized the curbside service at my local H-E-B because I thought the process might be complicated or they might not pick the produce the way I like it, so I loved getting the opportunity to try it!

 

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All I had to do was go to the H-E-B Curbside website and I just typed in the products I needed. Everything was easy to locate and I liked that the website let me know if something was on sale or was a better price. There’s also the ability to shop by aisle if you’re perusing and not really sure what you’re wanting to grab for meals. Once I was done, I clicked to look over my cart, made sure everything was there that I needed, and then I reserved a time slot. Even better? The first 4 times you try H-E-B Curbside, you get the curbside service for FREE! Not too shabby!

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I was able to find the Granbury H-E-B pretty easily thanks to my GPS and pulled up to an adorable store that was pretty busy! The parking lot was full and there were lots of people going in and out. It made me thankful that I was just having to use H-E-B Curbside because I didn’t want to have to go into an unfamiliar store and also deal with people. If you’ve never been to an H-E-B it’s pretty much the mecca in Texas. Not only does H-E-B provide groceries, but they have Texas Backyard (their gardening section with plants and beautiful outdoor furniture), a great household and kitchen selection, and my favorite, the healthy living aisle (so I can grab my Kombucha!)

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The H-E-B Curbside section was on the far right of the parking lot and when I pulled in there was a number to text. I wasn’t sure if H-E-B had my phone number in their system or how it worked, but I saw some other customers with their windows down, so I went ahead and did the same. Within a couple of minutes a H-E-B partner came out and asked me for my name. He also let me know that one thing I purchased wasn’t in stock (90/10 hamburger patties) and asked if I wouldn’t mind 80/20 patties. A minor difference that I didn’t mind, whatsoever. He told me they would be back shortly with my groceries and had me sign for my order on a tablet. Super easy.

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After maybe 5 minutes, another sweet H-E-B partner came to my car with all of my groceries. Since I was traveling to try the curbside at the Granbury H-E-B, I brought a cooler with ice for my meat and dairy. When choosing my groceries online I made sure to put a note at the bottom stating that I was coming from out of town and would have a cooler, so the H-E-B partner knew that already and had all my items separated perfectly for me. She put everything neatly into my cooler and trunk, and that was all I needed!

H-E-B Curbside service ended up being way easier and insanely less stressful than I thought it would be. When I came home, I immediately started unloading my groceries and made dinner. All my produce was as perfect as I would have chosen myself, and my whole order was correct. I love going to H-E-B and taking my time in the store for some quiet time, but I definitely will be utilizing this service again for busy days when I don’t have the time to run in the store. I already started my next order!

What’s your biggest reason for needing to use H-E-B curbside grocery service? Share in the comments!