Add Magic to Taste With delicious scents of pumpkin, spice and everything nice dancing through the air, there’s no place like the kitchen for the holidays. At Tracy Hills, state-of-the-art kitchens add a dash of magic to every dish with stunning features, premier appliances and enough room to give the kids a twirl once the cookies are in the oven. These culinary spaces are waiting to bring your favorite holiday recipes to life. When you have a gourmet kitchen like the ones at Pearl by Lennar, you’ll always be looking forward to putting on your apron. The sleek stainless steel appliances, stunning quartz or granite countertops and more Everything’s Included® features call to your inner chef, while the large central island makes for the perfect place to do meal prep and set out appetizers. For variety, color and a little sweetness, put together a big fruit platter and recruit the kids to transform it into a fun, holiday-inspired shape—whether it be a turkey for Thanksgiving or a snowman for the winter season. And this caramel cream cheese spread is the best complement for dipping apples, pears and more! When it comes to holiday feasts, mac and cheese should be the guest of honor at every table. May sound cheesy—but it’s true! So it’s time to break out your grandma’s rendition of this favorite comfort classic. Don’t have a recipe from generation’s past? There’s so much creamy goodness in this collection of mac and cheese recipes that you’ll have trouble choosing just one. Whipping up a newfound dish is easy in the culinary kitchens at Vente by Shea Homes. With the Amazon Echo Show as an included feature with SheaConnect™, you can search, follow along and even play your favorite cooking song with just the sound of your voice. Alexa, play “Making Pies”! And now it’s time for the inevitable annual debate: apple or pumpkin? Pie is the go-to dessert for holiday feasts, but the flavor rarely gets a unanimous vote. What if we said you could have both and then some? Try out the all-in-one trend with this four-flavor sheet pan pie. When you’ve got a dessert that will please everyone’s taste buds, you might as well be serving up little slices of happiness. The premier ENERGY STAR® certified appliances in the gourmet kitchens at Vantage by Meritage Homes ensure that every special treat is baked to perfection. Plus, having a kitchen that seamlessly flows into the great room with an open-concept layout means the only thing between you and seconds is a craving. No matter what you’re cooking up, the homes at Tracy Hills have the right culinary spaces to keep your heart happy this holiday season. Explore all of the villages and even take a virtual tour here. To learn more, visit the Welcome Center that’s open by appointment Thursday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm and Wednesday from 1pm to 5pm. Please call (209) 650-6504 to set up your appointment. Stay in the know by joining our interest list and be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to be kept in the loop. SEE ALL RECENT POSTS Meet your wellness goals at Tracy Hills Holiday Shopping in Downtown Tracy Why Move to Tracy?