Christmas Recipes

There is something so special about sharing food during the holidays – it truly brings people together! From family food traditions to hearty classics (hello Bolognese!) that can be savored around the dinner table there’s nothing quite like these Holiday & Christmas recipes!

This little corner of PWWB is dedicated to spreading a little holiday joy through the gift of food – like with some of my own family’s traditional holiday dishes like this Christmas Eve Lasagna or this Citrus & Maple Glazed Ham recipe to festive appetizers like this Bejeweled Holiday Marinated Goat Cheese or the Easiest Marinated Olives (that can double as a holiday gift!) & of course, Christmas treats & sweets recipes like these Dark Chocolate Peppermint Brownies. From my table to yours, I can’t wait for you to try these Christmas & Holiday dishes!

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Slowly Braised Pork Ragu with Pappardelle

This Slowly Braised Pork Ragu Pappardelle is the ultimate comfort food meal! Succulent, juicy pork shoulder slowly simmers in a rich tomato sauce until it’s fall-apart tender before finishing with a splash of cream & generous sprinkling of parmesan. Toss the pork shoulder ragu into pappardelle pasta for the best…

Hi there, I'm Jess!

If there’s 1 thing to know about me, it’s this: I am head-over-heels in love with food. I’m on a mission to make weeknight cooking flavorful, fast, & fun for other foodies, & PWWB is where I share foolproof recipes that deliver major flavor with minimal effort. Other true loves: pretty shoes, puppies, Grey’s Anatomy, & my cozy kitchen in Minneapolis, MN.

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Tart Cherry & Walnut Goat Cheese Truffles

These bejeweled goat cheese truffles are the ultimate simple-to-make & oh-so-fancy shareable! Bite-sized herbed goat cheese balls lightly sweetened with honey & bejeweled with finely chopped nuts & dried Montmorency tart cherries. The simplest goat cheese balls recipe, made with just 5 ingredients in 25 minutes or less, perfect for happy hour, a backyard hang, girl's night, or date night in.

Citrus & Maple Glazed Ham Recipe

This simple Citrus & Maple Glazed Ham recipe is a treasured family recipe that creates the most perfect citrusy & smoky-sweet oven baked ham! Smoky bone-in ham is studded with thinly sliced oranges & whole cloves, & basted with a simple maple syrup ham glaze as it bakes. Calling for just 7 simple ingredients, this baked ham is seriously easy to make & seriously impressive to serve. The perfect holiday roast for Easter, Christmas, or any celebratory dinner!

Best-Ever Bolognese

The absolute best Bolognese Sauce Recipe, perfect for making pasta bolognese at home! Luscious, rich & hearty, this bolognese is an Italian meat sauce made of ground beef & pork, pancetta, red wine & tomatoes, which simmers for hours on the stovetop before getting tossed into a pile of pasta for the perfect pasta bolognese dinner. Tweaked & perfected over the course of 10 years, this is the absolute best bolognese sauce recipe! Stovetop, Slow Cooker & Instant Pot instructions provided. #bolognese #bolognesesauce #authenticbolognese #pastarecipes #redsauce #italianrecipes

Christmas Eve Lasagna

Say hello to the most festive lasagna you'll ever meet: Christmas Eve Lasagna! A twist on classic lasagna bolognese, this lasagna boasts festive red & green layers of rich & hearty homemade bolognese sauce & basil pesto ricotta. Equally stunning & delicious, this Christmas Eve Lasagna is the perfect dish to make for any special holiday dinner this season.

The Easiest Marinated Olives (with Rosemary, Garlic & Lemon)

The easiest Marinated Olives recipe! A delicious blend of Italian & Greek olives marinates in olive oil infused with fresh herbs, lemon & plenty of garlic. These Italian marinated olives are perfect for everyday snacking, holiday entertaining, all of your charcuterie & cheese board needs, or to offer as a showstopping hostess gift. With just 7 simple ingredients & 10 minutes of prep, making marinated olives at home couldn't be easier!

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Hi there, I'm Jess!

If there’s 1 thing to know about me, it’s this: I am head-over-heels in love with food. I’m on a mission to make weeknight cooking flavorful, fast, & fun for other foodies, & PWWB is where I share foolproof recipes that deliver major flavor with minimal effort. Other true loves: pretty shoes, puppies, Grey’s Anatomy, & my cozy kitchen in Minneapolis, MN.

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