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DIY Christmas: Homemade Holiday Recipes and Christmas Cards

by Penguin Air on December 2, 2016

free printable Christmas card and recipeOh, the holidays. For some, the winter celebrations bring added worry and stress, while for others, it’s a joyous time to spend with family and friends. However you feel about the these solstice-based holidays, holiday meals and cards almost always make these cold and dark days warmer and brighter.

Hope you enjoy!

Holiday Recipes

1. Sausage Balls

sausage balls - christmas recipe from Penguin Air & Plumbing


  • 2 cups of Bisquick
  • 1 lb of spicy sausage
  • 1 cup of shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese
  • A dash of Tabasco sauce
  • A dash of Worcestershire sauce


Combine sausage and cheese in a mixing bowl. Add Tabasco and Worcestershire into the mix. Add Bisquick. Form into inch-thick balls and place on cookie sheet. Cook at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

Sausage Balls Christmas/Holiday Recipe - Penguin Air & PlumbingDOWNLOAD YOUR FREE RECIPE CARD HERE (PDF)

2. Roasted Rack of Lamb

Christmas/Holiday Recipes - Roasted Rack of Lamb



  • Grated zest of 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon of kosher salt (add more if needed)
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 2 8-bone racks of lamb, chine bone removed, frenched
  • 1/4 cup canola oil


  1. Mix together the lemon zest, rosemary, salt and sugar. Season the racks on all sides with this mixture, cover and put in the refrigerator overnight. This acts like a quick cure, which will add flavor to the lamb when it is cooked.
  2. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  3. Put a large saute pan over medium heat and add the oil. Put one of the seasoned racks in the pan fat-side down and sear until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Flip the rack and sear the other side for a few minutes. Remove to a rimmed baking sheet fat-side up, and repeat the browning process with the other rack.
  5. Put the baking sheet with both racks on it in the oven and roast until the meat registers 120 degrees F to 125 degrees F in the center, 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Let rest for 5 minutes before cutting into chops and serving.

3. Monkey Bread


  • 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
  • Two 16-ounce tubes refrigerated biscuit dough
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • Special equipment: a 10-inch nonstick Bundt pan


  1. Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Put the butter in a medium bowl. Brush the Bundt pan with some of the butter to lightly coat.
  2. Cut the biscuits into quarters. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl and stir together.
  3. Working in batches, toss the biscuits in the melted butter, roll them in the sugar mixture to lightly coat and add them to the Bundt pan.
  4. Cover the pan with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Remove the foil and bake until puffed and golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes more.
  5. Loosen the bread from the sides of the pan with a knife or offset spatula. Carefully invert the pan onto a serving plate, remove the pan and serve hot.

Get more amazing holiday recipes to warm the body and spirit on

If you are looking for something to drink, try these 5 Classic Holiday Cocktails and Drinks to Warm Your Spirit.

DIY Christmas Cards

penguin air and plumbing coloring Christmas cardDOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PENGUIN CHRISTMAS CARD HERE (PDF)

Get creative with yarn, ribbon, glitter, and paint. You’re only limited by your imagination.

Here are some additional DIY Christmas Card Ideas:

1. Hand-Sewn Christmas Card

DIY Christmas Card


2. Fingerprint Christmas Lights Card

Christmas Lights Holiday Card - thumbprint


3. Fingerprint Christmas Lights Card

diy christmas tree pop-out card


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Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season!

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