Songbook Playbook: Holiday Recipes Inspired by Carols
Fa la la la la, the holidays are here — and it's about time you started eating like it. Instead of opening up a recipe book, get inspiration from your favorite holiday carols with a little help from Food Network. Even if you aren't much of a caroler, these carol-inspired recipes will surely strike a chord.
As the iconic song Let It Snow goes, "It doesn't show signs of stopping, and I've brought some corn for popping." Take a page from this beloved carol by popping some fresh Brown Butter, Rosemary and Lemon Popcorn of your own. Whether a fresh layer of snow sits outside your window or not, this buttery homemade popcorn recipe comes together on the stovetop and is extra-special with a sprinkling of grated lemon zest.
If you hear carolers singing the tune Christmas Is Coming at your doorstop, don't be surprised if a craving for Maple Bourbon Brined Turkey Legs suddenly washes over you. The line may say, "How about a turkey leg for dear old me? If you haven't got a turkey leg, a turkey wing will do," but one bite of Guy's juicy turkey legs will prove that a wing is simply not enough. Nibbling off the bone is strongly, strongly encouraged, so serve on a platter at your holiday party without silverware.
The holidays wouldn't be complete if Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree wasn't played on repeat. The line "Later we'll have some pumpkin pie/And we'll do some caroling ... " has never been truer, with this recipe for From-Scratch Pumpkin Pie by your side. Instead of making the filling from the can, bake this pie with the flesh of a sugar pumpkin for the most holiday-worthy pie of all.
There's no better way to say We Wish You a Merry Christmas than by serving friends and family the comforting English pudding Warm Sticky Figgy Pudding, made with in-season ingredients like dates and figs. After savoring this dessert with dollops of fresh cream for the first time, you won't be surprised to hear "Now bring us some figgy pudding!" from guests for years to come.
For even more carol-inspired holiday recipes, check out the full Songbook Playbook collection at Food Network.