10 Holiday Classics Done for Less

Don?t blow your budget by throwing an over-the-top feast. These clever recipe swaps will wow your guests for a whole lot less.

Part of: Holiday Central

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Instead of Buche de Noel: Log Cookie Cake

"This is a delicious and impressive dessert, and easy too! Your guests will think you spent hours on this."

-Diana #2

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Instead of Breakfast Quiche: Gingerbread Pancakes

"These are outstanding! If you are looking for incredible feather-like, fluffy, soft pancakes these should be your number-one choice."

-LUv 2 BaKE

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Instead of Roast Turkey: Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast

"This is a great idea and recipe! I don't know that I will ever make a turkey in the oven again."

-Ms Delicious Dish

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Instead of Pate: Chunky Ham Spread

"My husband and I are in love with this ham spread! It tastes great cold, right out of the bowl, spread on crackers, or even cucumber slices."

-ratherbeswimmin'

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Instead of Caviar: Eggplant Caviar

"My eggplant is grateful for a recipe worthy of its presence. This is truly delicious!"

-Leggy Peggy

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Instead of Swiss Fondue: Apple Cheddar Melts

"This is a surprising little appetizer! They're sweet yet savory at the same time, simple to make and a real hit."

-~Leslie~

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Instead of Roast Beef or Ham: Chicken Mushroom Risotto

"This recipe is amazing ! It's delicious and so simple — it's one of my favorites."

-beckschem

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Instead of Cheesecake: Cheesecake Lemon Bars

"These were a huge hit. It was very simple to throw together and no one knows it starts from a cake mix — everyone thought it was a scratch recipe!"

-Luby Luby Luby

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Instead of Chocolate Pots du Creme: Chocolate Pudding

"This was so rich, chocolatey, smooth and creamy! It's terrific warm, and even better cold. It's a simple, quick, wonderfully delicious pudding."

-quiet603

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Instead of Smoked Salmon Dip: Smoky Cream Cheese Dip

"What a nice dip for raw veggies! I really enjoyed the combination of flavors from the smoked paprika and roasted garlic."

-Lalaloula

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