A leg of lamb is an impressive cut of meat to make while entertaining and it’s fairly easy to make. Make sure to purchase a leg that has the shank removed or else it won’t fit properly. If the shank is still part of the leg, ask your butcher to cut it off for you. This recipe calls for pomegranate molasses, which is different than pomegranate juice. You can find it at Middle Eastern grocery stores or upscale natural food grocery stores as well as online.
A rosemary citrus rub with a sweet and tart cranberry glaze provides you with an updated take on roasted turkey while staying in your Thanksgiving comfort zone. Cranberry-Dijon Glazed Turkey is packed full of flavor with homemade cranberry sauce and pan gravy to serve on the side.
Light and flaky mashed potato biscuits smothered with flavorful buttermilk turkey gravy and topped with a poached egg to transform holiday leftovers into an exciting breakfast or brunch.
A classic candy is transformed into an over-the-top, festive treat! Layers of caramel, chocolate, toasted pecans and peanut butter chips are sure to make these caramel apples a new holiday tradition. Great for holiday parties and gifting, these were made for sharing.
This small batch Italian wedding soup is the perfect soup for just two. It’s simple, flavorful and can easily be doubled if needed.
Caramel apples are all dressed up for the holidays! Dipped in white chocolate and coated with pistachios and dried cranberries, this elegant dessert will be the talk of any holiday celebration. These pretty and decadent treats double as wonderful gifts, too.
These easy-to-prepare gnocchi come together in just minutes and offer the satisfaction of something that took all day to prepare. Browed butter and crispy fried basil up the flavor factor without any added fuss and turn this Italian staple into a gourmet meal.
Green beans are always part of a traditional holiday dinner, but when bacon and French fried onions are added, the green beans become a showcase dish.
When I was growing up, my mother often made a beet soup that she called Borscht, and it was a traditional Christmas Eve offering. She always made her borscht the same way every time, but now I know there are a number of varieties of borscht, including some that don’t include beets at all. My variation on the traditional Borscht is that I roasted the beets rather than boiling them. The beets are sweeter, and the flavor is more concentrated.
Polpettone is an Italian-style meatloaf made with veal, beef and pancetta. The lack of any tomato sauce and the addition of the grated Parmesan cheese along with the lemon zest, cinnamon and touch of nutmeg in the loaf may seem a bit odd at first but once you taste it, you’ll realize this dish is an easy centerpiece for an Italian feast.
Fresh green beans are incredible by themselves, but when you toss them with nutty browned butter, almonds and a splash of lemon juice, they are taken to a whole new level. Great for formal dinners or a weeknight at home, these are always a hit on the table.
Dazzle your holiday guests with this easy-to-make and delicious poached pear recipe served over vanilla ice cream. Your taste buds will be delighted by the tart and sweet flavor of the balsamic vinegar sauce.