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KC & Koko Holiday Digital Cookbook

The holiday season is all about family, friends, and delicious food. This digital cookbook is filled with a variety of recipes that everyone in the family can enjoy. You’ll find classic dishes, like Mac & Cheese and Fried Turkey, to new takes on old favorites, such as Vegan Filé Gumbo. There are also some great recipes for some of the BEST holiday drinks. With step-by-step videos, shopping lists & prep lists to help you navigate holiday crunch time!

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KC & Koko Holiday Digital Cookbook

If you’ve been here for a while, then you know that my amazing husband is also a chef. Needless to say, between the two of us, our kitchen pretty much always smells incredible. Because cooking comfort food is a passion we share, last year, we finally collaborated to create the cookbook of our dreams. 

Our holiday cookbook was so fun to make and SO well-received by you guys. Naturally, we knew we had to expand on it to bring you an even more in-depth holiday cookbook for 2021!

What’s in the Digital Cookbook?

meiko and kenneth temple in kitchen with dessert

KC & Koko’s Holiday Digital Cookbook is a compilation of 47 mouth-watering holiday recipes, 17 of which are brand new to this year’s edition of the digital cookbook. With our cookbook, you will receive all the tools you need to create the most glorious (and delicious) holiday feast you’ve ever had.

Here’s a taste of what to expect…

Tasty Bites

Looking for delectable appetizers to start the feast off right?  We’ve got you covered with everything from a Grazing Board (an array of delicious meats, cheeses, and fruits) to Caprese Turnovers to Brie and Pepper Jelly En Croute. 

grazing board with deli meat, fruit, crackers, dips, and cheese on counter
holiday appetizers on a platter
Brie Pepper Jelly En Croute

Classic Entrées

In need of the perfect holiday entrée to star as the centerpiece? You’ll learn how to make classics like our Lemon Pepper Roasted Turkey, Southern-inspired dishes like our Curried Turkey Necks, and vegan-friendly favorites like our Vegan Filé Okra Gumbo.

Sliced Lemon Pepper Turkey
Curry Turkey Necks
Vegan File Gumbo

Traditional Sides

Worried about creating the perfect accompaniments? Our digital cookbook features a ton of heavenly side dishes like Grandma’s Mac and Cheese, Candied Yam Casserole with Brown Sugar Streusel, and 15-Minute Braised Collard Greens.

Close up baked mac n cheese in a casserole dish
Yam Casserole in casserole dish with a spoon
Braised Collards

Decadent Desserts

Now, onto the best part of the night: dessert. We’ve got a plethora of crave-worthy dessert recipes that your family and friends won’t be able to stop talking about. From Bourbon Peach Cobbler to Chocolate Coffee Pecan Pie and even Whiskey Banana Pudding, we have a treat for every kind of sweet tooth.

bourbon peach cobbler slice
Chocolate Coffee Pecan Pie
whiskey banana pudding

Festive Drinks

I hope you didn’t think we forgot about the drinks… because we’ve got you covered there too! What better way to wind down after an absolutely amazing meal than with the perfect holiday cocktails? Expect holiday favorites like our Hot Buttered Rum, New Orleans Creole Eggnog, and the classic Holiday Punch.

Eggnog in clear glass mugs
Holiday Punch
Apple Mint Julep with ice in cooper mug garnished mint and and slice of apple

Making the Holidays Easier Than Ever

We all know how stressful planning a holiday feast can be. With this in mind, we’ve added a ton of helpful and convenient elements to our digital cookbook.  From our 7-Day Holiday Prep Plan to our shoppable recipes and shopping lists, we’ve sprinkled plenty of goodies throughout the cookbook to help make your life easier this holiday season.

2021 Black Owned Gift Guide

Not to mention, many of our holiday recipes come with recipe videos so you can follow along and cook with us. Basically, we’re bringing you 113 pages of absolute deliciousness and plenty of ways to make the shopping and cooking process less stressful.

Never again will you have to worry about how to host the perfect holiday gathering or what to bring to a holiday meal. With something for every course and every palate, we guarantee that KC & Koko’s 2021 Holiday Digital Cookbook will give you plenty of appetizing dishes to choose from.

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Digital Cookbook Sneak Peek: Spinach Dip Pinwheels

To give you a little sneak peek at what’s in store, we’re sharing one of our favorite appetizers of all time, which can also be found in our digital cookbook!

Spinach Dip Pinwheels

Spinach Dip Pinwheels

Spinach Dip Pinwheels make the perfect savory appetizer to start off your holiday feast. Golden-brown on the outside with a creamy and delicious filling inside, these mouth-watering pinwheels are guaranteed to be the ultimate crowd-pleasers. Don’t expect any leftovers because these tend to go quick!
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 32 pinwheels
Calories: 154kcal
Author: Meiko Temple


  • 16 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 20-24 oz. frozen spinach thawed
  • 2 puff pastry sheet thawed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • Add the cream cheese, salt, red chili flakes, and parmesan cheese in a medium bowl, then mix until smooth.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Turn the heat to high in a medium saucepan, then add the spinach and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain any moisture and cool.
  • In a small bowl, stir egg and water together. On a lightly floured surface, place an unfolded pastry sheet. Brush with egg wash. Spread cream cheese evenly over, then sprinkle spinach. Start at the short side closest to you, roll up like a jelly roll. Cut into 16, 1⁄2 inch slices.
  • Place on two greased baking sheets (slices shouldn’t touch) and brush with egg wash. Bake for 20 minutes, until the puff pastry is golden-brown and puffed.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes, then serve warm or at room temperature.
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Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2326IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg


Measuring Tools
Chef’s Knife
Medium Saucepan
Hand Mixer
Bowl Set
Sheet Pan
Pastry Brush

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

**The equipment section above contains affiliate links to products I use and love. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

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