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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!