Holiday Recipes

Posted on November 9, 2020 in Blog Posts

Believe it or not, the holiday season is already upon us! This means family gatherings, making memories, and lots and lots of food. Spending time in the kitchen with your family is an amazing way to make memories and also teach valuable skills to children who may be inexperienced in the kitchen. From desserts to vegetables for a homemade Thanksgiving Feast, our market is stocked with amazing ingredients that you can use for your favorite family recipes.


If you’re looking for new recipes to throw into your holiday menu, check out some of our favorite recipes below!


Holiday Party

When you start to plan the menu for your annual holiday party, make sure to include our Wind and Willow Dip and Cheeseball Mixes for an effortless, yummy appetizer! The Loaded Cheddar Dip Mix and the BLT Cheeseball are perfect starters that everyone is sure to love while celebrating the holidays together.



Sausage Balls



1 lb. ground pork sausage

2 c. Bisquick

4 c. shredded cheddar

2 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley, plus more for garnish

1 tbsp. paprika

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing



  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment. In a large bowl, mix together the pork sausage, Bisquick, cheddar, parsley, and paprika until combined and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Using a small cookie scoop, place tablespoon-size balls of mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Brush tops of balls with olive oil and bake until deeply golden and no longer pink, 25 minutes.
  4. Garnish with parsley before serving.


Side Dishes

If you have a vegetarian in your family, we have an amazing recipe for you to try! These garlic butter potatoes are sure to be a crowd-pleaser and they only take 1 hour to bake! To complete this recipe, come by the market to get some potatoes and garlic and your guests will be coming back to the kitchen for seconds.



Garlic Butter Potatoes



1 ½ lb. new or small potatoes

¼ c. butter, melted

¼ c. extra-virgin olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 c. shredded mozzarella

½ c. freshly grated Parmesan

¼ c. finely chopped parsley



  1. Preheat oven to 375° and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Make small slits in each potato, like an accordion, making sure not to cut all the way through. Place potatoes on a large sheet pan.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, olive oil, and garlic. Brush mixture over potatoes then season with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes, until the slits are starting to separate and the potatoes are beginning to turn golden.
  4. Brush the potatoes with more of the melted butter mixture then sprinkle mozzarella and Parmesan on top. Bake for another 23 to 25 minutes, or until the potatoes are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
  5. Garnish with parsley and serve warm.


This next recipe may not be on your traditional menu for the holidays, but after you try it, you’ll add it for years to come! Try it out and send us your photos of the completed plate!


Whole Roasted Cabbage



1 large head cabbage

3 tbsp. melted butter

1 tbsp. Dijon mustard

2 tsp. maple syrup

1 tsp. vegetarian Worcestershire sauce (optional)

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2 tbsp. stalks celery, cut into quarters

2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into thirds

1/2 yellow onion, cut into quarters

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1 tbsp. freshly chopped sage

1 tbsp. freshly chopped rosemary

1 tbsp. freshly chopped thyme

1/2 c. low-sodium vegetable broth, divided

1 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley, for garnish


For the Gravy

4 tbsp. butter

1/2 onion, finely chopped

4 oz. cremini mushrooms, finely chopped

1 tsp. freshly chopped sage

1 tsp. freshly chopped rosemary

1 tsp. freshly chopped thyme

3 tbsp. all-purpose flour

3 c. low-sodium vegetable broth



  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cut stem off cabbage so it can sit flat.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, mustard, maple syrup, Worcestershire, and garlic powder, and season liberally with salt and pepper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine celery, carrots, onion, oil, and chopped herbs. Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat.
  4. Place vegetable mixture in a large, oven-safe skillet. Nestle cabbage in the center, on top of the vegetables, and brush all over with half the melted butter mixture. Pour half of vegetable broth into the bottom of the skillet and cover cabbage with aluminum foil. Bake for 45 minutes.
  5. When 45 minutes have passed, remove foil and brush with remaining butter mixture. Add remaining ¼ cup broth and bake until cabbage is tender and slightly charred, 45 minutes more. (Pierce cabbage with a paring knife to check if it’s ready.)
  6. Meanwhile, make gravy: In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and cook, stirring until soft, 6 minutes. Stir in mushrooms and herbs and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are soft and golden, about 4 minutes. Stir in flour and cook 1 minute, then whisk in 3 cups of broth and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until mixture has thickened to your desired consistency, 5 minutes. (Add more broth if desired.)
  7. Slice cabbage into large wedges and serve with gravy. Garnish with parsley and serve hot.



We saved the best for last…dessert! The holidays are all about those sweet treats and cookies for Santa, and we have great products for your baking needs. We carry Patterson chicken eggs, Homestead Creamery milk, imitation flavorings, and food coloring! Looking for a quick and easy dessert? Check out some of our County Home Creation Mixes or our Fowler Milling Mixes. Just add the necessary ingredients listed on the packaging for a quick, delicious dessert that everyone is sure to love!


Rolled Sugar Cookies



1 ½ c. butter, softened

2 c. white sugar

4 large eggs

1 tsp. Vanilla extract

5 c. all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt



  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 6-8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely before decorating.


Cooking Utensils

Need some cooking utensils to complete your holiday meals? We have those too! We have spatulas, mixing bowls, silicone oven mitts, and more cookbooks if you need some inspiration from the farm.


Holiday Classics

We also have sauces, marinades, and rubs available in our market for your various needs this holiday season. So, spice up your favorite protein this year with some of our fantastic marinades and rubs.

If you’re just looking for fresh produce to elevate your family’s favorite dishes, we can help! Our market is stocked with sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, onions, cabbage, garlic, and more!

No matter what delicious food you need this holiday season, we have fresh produce and great options to vamp up your holiday classics! Even the pickiest eaters will find something delicious here at Patterson!


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