The closer it gets to the holiday season, the more we start to crave our favorite holiday dishes. There is something about cold weather that makes you want to step into the kitchen and get cooking. Historical League’s cookbook Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona includes dozens of recipes that range from incredible meatloaf all the way to pumpkin flan found in restaurants across the state. Available for $24 on Amazon, it’s hard to resist buying this treasure if you are looking for recipes that will make you feel rooted in Arizona’s rich history of culinary cuisine coupled with in-depth storytelling true Arizonans will appreciate. 

Buffalo Meatloaf

One of the recipes included in the cookbook is a phenomenal buffalo meatloaf from The Stockyards Restaurant and 1889 Saloon. Being a restaurant that originally specialized in beef, The Stockyards is known for its ability to utilize Southwest trends along with indigenous ingredients to create the highest-quality dishes focusing on steak and prime rib. Typically serving about 6 to 8 people, this buffalo meatloaf is the perfect dish to add to your Christmas dinner.

Pumpkin Flan

If you are a lover of all things pumpkin, you will be sure to love the pumpkin flan recipe from the Tastes and Treasures cookbook. Taken from Elote Café’s menu, a restaurant located in Sedona, Arizona, that is known for its regional Mexican flair, this recipe was inspired by the richness found within typical pumpkin dishes. Elote Café has been recognized by The New York Times along with The Arizona Republic for its superb dishes that feature Mexican-inspired cuisine with a twist. Test out this pumpkin flan recipe that will be sure to be a hit at your next holiday party.