Top Country Favourite Holiday Recipes December 16, 2018 LIFESTYLE, LISTS, NEWS The holidays are quickly approaching and that means it’s almost time to break out those classic holiday recipes! Whether it’s a classic drink or a secret family recipe, everyone has a favourite indulgence during the holiday season. Country stars are no different so we asked some of the biggest names in country music to share their favourite holiday recipes to help get us into the spirit of the season! From mulled wine to holiday shortbread, here are some favourite holiday recipes from your favourite country artists! Meghan Patrick “My dad’s Christmas Eve short ribs and garlic mashed potatoes, and my mom’s homemade cinnamon rolls.” View this post on Instagram God sure has uncanny timing when it comes to reminding you of your blessings when you’re having a hard time seeing the positive. This award is by far the most meaningful recognition I’ve ever been blessed with in my career, and in a year that was full of hardships and doubt. Thank you to the @ccmaofficial, my fans, friends in the industry, team members and my peers for naming me your Female Artist Of The Year… I am working hard every day to continue earning this title, it truly means the world to me 💛 #CCMA2018 #FemaleArtistOfTheYear #bestchristmaspresentever A post shared by Meghan Patrick (@megpatrickmusic) on Nov 30, 2018 at 3:44pm PST David James “I like to change it up from year to year. This year I’m making a Beef Wellington. Wish me luck…” View this post on Instagram Pretty proud of this one. Red wine braised Beef Short Rib, Parmesan polenta, and pan seared asparagus. Check out my story for the how-to. #foodporn #foodie #food #instafood #nomnomnom #shortrib A post shared by David James (@davidjamesmusic) on Oct 25, 2018 at 5:40pm PDT Tim Hicks “Oh man, too many to count! If I had to pick, I’d say my favourite holiday treat would be these Candy Cane cookies my mom makes. I think I like them because they remind me of Christmas when I was a kid. One of those things that takes me back in time.” View this post on Instagram Incredible night last night at our hometown show in St. Catharines! It’ll take a few days to come down after that- thank you Niagara!! I’m so proud to call you home! What a night. #GetLOUDTour 📸: @coreykelly76 A post shared by Tim Hicks (@timhicksmusic) on Nov 17, 2018 at 9:03am PST Jess Moskaluke “Crispy Peanut Butter Chocolate Logs.” Recipe here! View this post on Instagram What’s your favourite Christmas memory? A lot of mine have to do with every single hand selected song on #ASmallTownChristmas. Check it out and let me know what you think! A post shared by Jess Moskaluke (@jessmoskaluke) on Dec 4, 2018 at 10:37am PST Dan Davidson “Definitely mulled wine. This is the best thing for a holiday party. Makes your house smell amazing, gets people in the holiday spirit, and warms you up on a cold day!” 1 (750 ml) bottle of dry red wine. 1 orange, sliced into rounds. 8 whole cloves. 2 cinnamon sticks. 2 star anise. 2-4 tablespoons sugar, honey, or maple syrup to taste (or your desired sweetener). Optional add-in: 1/4 cup brandy (or your favourite liqueur)… maybe a lil Orange Quattro! View this post on Instagram Gunna miss doing this every night! 80 shows of this with BK in 2018 PLUS another 20 something doing festivals and international gigs – still can’t believe it! All that being said it’s so good to be home in #albertacanada for a minute before heading off to #maui for some much needed family down time with the lovely @jen_davidson and our little girls! . #albertamusic #yeg #countrymusic #edmontonmusicawards #ccma #junoawards #tourlife #cooldad #werkstattyeg A post shared by Dan Davidson (@itsdandavidson) on Dec 2, 2018 at 1:50pm PST Brett Kissel “Very simple. One glass. Two ice cubes. Two ounces of JP Wiser’s Whisky. I call it: Nectar of the Gods. Also known as whisky on ice.” View this post on Instagram Our tour is coming to an end… and I’m feeling nostalgic. Like really nostalgic… . . . What was your favorite show? To me, last week in Lethbridge was pretty epic… (But it’s truly impossible to pick just ONE show…) #WeWereThatSongTour A post shared by B R E T T K I S S E L (@brettkissel) on Dec 4, 2018 at 1:29pm PST The Abrams “Mary (Nanny) Abrams’ Christmas stuffing.” View this post on Instagram Hard at work and #hardlyworking . Going over some song notes before another writing session in Nashville this week. 4 more songs written, and lots more to come! #nashville #countrymusiclife A post shared by THE ABRAMS (@theabramsmusic) on Nov 30, 2018 at 2:07pm PST Vanessa Marie Carter “My mom’s shortbread.” View this post on Instagram It’s finally here!!! If you know me, you know I start listening to Christmas music on Nov. 1st… but for everyone else, start listening now! Had so much fun recording this with my good friend @maks_gabriel ♥️, and a special mention to @hogcity for being the perfect duet partner 👫. Listen everywhere music is streamed or sold!! Happy Holidays y’all ❄️(Link in bio) A post shared by Vanessa Marie Carter (@vanessamariecarter) on Nov 22, 2018 at 10:05am PST Aaron Goodvin “Mom’s Lefsa – it’s Norwegian flatbread. A Goodvin family secret…” View this post on Instagram Amazing pictures from an amazing show in #Winnipeg. This was the last show of the year for us. We had such a great time and were treated so well. Love coming to Winnipeg. @casinosofwpg @ClubRegentEventCentre A post shared by Aaron Goodvin (@aaronjgoodvin) on Dec 4, 2018 at 8:23am PST Shawn Austin “Rum (and/or) Jack Daniels and Egg Nog. I’m a simple guy!” View this post on Instagram Keep your eyes out over the next few weeks as we release the ‘Acoustic Cuts’ of the entire EP! Watch the full video of ‘You Belong’ on IGTV and YouTube! #lyricvideos A post shared by Shawn Austin (@shawnaustinmusic) on Nov 30, 2018 at 1:58pm PST Jojo Mason “My grandma used to make these delicious treats. She’d take a Hershey’s Kiss, wrap them in homemade cookie dough, bake them and roll them in sugar. To this day, I only know them as Kiss My Jingle Balls.” View this post on Instagram Grateful doesn’t even scratch the surface on how I feel about these people and the @cpholidaytrain crew. What an incredible experience to be a part of. Thankful for absolutely everyone that puts this event on and everyone inside this train that put up with me for a week. My heart is full. Until next time #CPHolidayTrain .. until next time❤️🎄🤗 #SpreadingHolidayLove A post shared by JoJo Mason (@jojomasonmusic) on Dec 3, 2018 at 7:07am PST Bobby Wills “Traditional Swedish Pancakes with Orange Sauce! Christmas morning family breakfast!” View this post on Instagram In a few weeks it will have been 10 years since we first ventured to Nashville with the dream of building a career. The first project was our debut, Indy record “Man With No Past”. Track #1 would end up being our first top forty. Many a lesson was learned creating this. Check it out and share if you dig it!! #Debut #ALittleMoreTime https://open.spotify.com/track/7yzqnQV4H4bWgSgpFdybKA?si=vqGl8lyORzWPPfI4gK4u1A A post shared by Bobby Wills (@bobbywillsmusic) on Sep 30, 2018 at 12:12pm PDT Kira Isabella “My favourite holiday recipe would have to be my mom’s shortbread cookies.” View this post on Instagram As usual I had this idea of writing down some long caption to express the many emotions I’ve been feeling over the last few days..but I’ve had trouble finding the words. So I will just say thank you. Thank you to everyone who worked on this EP, thank you for listening, thank you for sharing. Thank you to my dedicated & hard working team for putting up with me and making all of these ideas come to life. Debuting as #1 Canadian country album on @itunes is more than I could have ever asked for and I love you all so much !!!!!! Link to listen in bio #SideA 🌹❤️ A post shared by Kira Isabella 🇨🇦 (@kiraisa1) on Nov 25, 2018 at 11:18am PST Andrew Hyatt “I’m a big fan of ginger snaps haha.” View this post on Instagram What a way to end the #getloudtour ! Abbotsford you did not disappoint ! Big thank you to @timhicksmusic for having us out on this run, it’s been a blast ! @timhicksmusic and @tebeymusic thanks for the Solid hangs and for being solid humans ! I can’t wait to get back in the hot seat and play arenas again soon ! Honestly, 2018 has been one hell of year, and this was the best damn way I could have imagined to end it ! See you all in 2019 #arenarock #nickelcity #thegoodintentions #nomoreoneply A post shared by Andrew Hyatt (@theandrewhyatt) on Dec 1, 2018 at 6:58am PST Martina McBride “I make pot roast for Christmas dinner. It’s a bit unorthodox but we’re not really a big turkey family so my mom’s pot roast recipe is something we all look forward to. I also make Chicken and Sausage Gumbo every year on Christmas Eve.” Check out Martina McBride’s new cookbook and latest Christmas album! View this post on Instagram (Swipe for rules.) ‘Tis the season for giving! And me, along with @TysonBrand, @JimmyDean, and @WrightBrand Bacon, would like to give one of you two tickets to my concert THIS Saturday, December 8 in Sugarland, Texas along with a $150 gift card and signed copies my new Christmas album, cookbook and special holiday cookbook! To enter for a chance to win, simply comment on this post with #CookUpMoreCheer before 5 p.m. CST tomorrow, Monday, Dec. 3. We’ll draw a winner shortly after! @walmart A post shared by Martina McBride (@martinamcbride) on Dec 2, 2018 at 7:01am PST For more holiday favourites from your favourite country stars, stay tuned to Top Country this holiday season!