Spice Up Your Holiday Menu

If you want to go rogue this holiday season, try spicing up your holiday menu with something new. You can revamp your entire selection, or try one or two new things to make things interesting and still keep up your own holiday food traditions.

Take a look at these spicy holiday food ideas, get comfy, and work some magic in the kitchen for your friends and family.

Pavo en Mole Poblano

When a turkey is a traditional dish at your holiday dinner, try this instead of your regular oven-roasted bird. This traditional Mexican recipe is a turkey in mole sauce. Mole sauce is a complex and delicious concoction involving the chocolate you love with other traditional Mexican spices. You have to try it to believe it.


Many Mexican families make tamales as a staple at their holiday tables. This popular dish is a fun way for family and friends to gather. You can even try a tamalada, which is a tamale-making party.

Tamales require time and patience, but the result is well worth the wait. You can spend time in the kitchen with loved ones and then enjoy the fruits of your labor together. Conversation, drinks, and laughter are a recipe for success, as is a great hot tamale recipe with a delicious pork filling.


Pozole is a traditional Mexican soup or stew named for its main ingredient. This hearty, velvety stew is brimming with hominy flavor and provides a blank canvas for added ingredients like onions, pork, or chilis.

This is the perfect winter recipe, warming your body and your soul with a tender texture and earthy flavor. You can make it with your favorite holiday colors by adding zesty pork or verde sauce.

Top all of this off with your favorite pajamas or a pair of Birkenstock and your holiday meal is complete. Comfortable clothes and comfort food will complete your traditional holiday with a touch of something new.

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