Christmas Cooking For Dummies
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To shop for the ingredients for Christmas brunch for six, print this shopping list and carry it to the store a couple days in advance, so you have everything you need to follow this easy brunch menu. This menu has dishes for every taste:

  • Citrus Breakfast Fruit Salad with Yogurt and Granola

  • Over Night French Toast

  • Brown Sugar Bacon with Mustard

  • Spinach and Chevre Breakfast Frittata

  • Christmas Brunch Fruit Smoothies

  • Orange-Passion Fruit Mimosas for Christmas Brunch

  • How to Make Hot White Chocolate

  • Coffee and Tea

Shopping List for Christmas Brunch for Six

  • 4 clementines

  • 3 navel oranges

  • 2 ruby-red grapefruit

  • 3 large bananas

  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes

  • 1 lime

  • 5 ounces cheddar, shredded (about 1-2/3 cups)

  • 4 ounces soft chèvre

  • 3 cups half-and-half

  • 2 cups cottage cheese

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 2/3 cup vanilla yogurt

  • 1 pound thick-cut bacon

  • 8 ounces white chocolate

  • 3-1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice, extra as needed

  • 1-pound loaf challah or egg bread

  • 10-ounce jar (about 1 cup) apricot all-fruit jam

  • 3/4 cup vanilla soymilk

  • 1/3 cup granola

  • 1-1/4 cups maple syrup (real, please)

  • 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate

  • 1/2 cup passion fruit-cranberry liqueur (such as Alizé Red Passion)

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon Dutch-processed cocoa

  • 12 slices frozen peaches (or use canned peaches, packed in juice and drained, frozen in a resealable bag)

  • 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach

  • 3/4 cup frozen raspberries (or use fresh raspberries frozen in a resealable bag)

  • 1 standard bottle dry champagne

You may already have these items on hand, but check to ensure that you’ll have enough:

  • Whole milk

  • Large eggs

  • Sugar

  • Light brown sugar

  • Dijon mustard

  • Cardamom

  • Cinnamon

  • Nutmeg

  • Vanilla extract

  • Coffee

  • Tea

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Dede Wilson, CCP, contributes to Bon Appétit and Pastry and Design magazine and to NBC's Todayshow. She is also the Food and Entertaining expert for

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