Holiday cheer... in a cookie! Share these moist and festive cookies with family and friends.
These elegant and unusual tamales are celebration-worthy! The masa dough may be made up to three days in advance, and the sauce may be made earlier in the day and gently re-warmed. It can be fun to have guests help fill, fold and tie the tamales—or you can get them ready several hours ahead and steam them just before serving.
Soft, sturdy cream biscuits are the basis for this incredibly flavorful side dish stuffing, aka dressing. The biscuits may be made several days ahead and allowed to sit out at room temperature, and the dressing may be made 1-2 days in advance with absolutely no loss of flavor or texture.
The broth in this twist on the classic San Franciscan Cioppino has smoky depth, which is a beautiful counterpoint to the spicy, savory flavor of the harissa mayonnaise.
Yellow squash (and a little zucchini for color) are the basis for the classic squash casserole. We’ve added the golden crunch of parmesan-panko bread crumb topping and added Swiss cheese to the cheddar for a little nutty flavor.
The caramelized sugars in the cola make an irresistible sweet glaze for your holiday ham. Be sure to get a ham big enough for leftovers—it is nearly as good sliced up for sandwiches or fried with eggs as it is when presented in its full glory just out of the oven.
There is no other dinner roll quite like the beloved Parker House roll: it is soft and mildly sweet, with a tender, flaky texture and luxurious melt-in-your mouth consistency. Make them even more of a cause for celebration with the sage-honey butter.
This tender, moist coffee cake, featuring tart cranberries, brown sugar streusel and a sweet vanilla glaze makes for a wonderful holiday brunch treat.
Yeah, we went there: bread pudding made from the leftovers of your Thanksgiving feast. It is bound to become a family classic.
Equally at home as a simple weeknight dish and as part of a festive holiday meal, roasted sweet potato wedges are flavorful, easy to make and healthful.
This stunning holiday cake is a fun weekend project. Each component can be made separately and refrigerated ahead of time, which makes assembling the cake fairly easy. The ermine frosting is an old fashioned cooked flour frosting which is a soft mellow frosting that complements the tart cranberry filling.
With all the heavy winter dishes this season, sometimes you need a little bit of a break. This spinach salad is the perfect solution. The maple glazed walnuts and the warm bacon vinaigrette make this a special salad, perfect for company or just an evening in from the bitter cold outside.
Because cracked coffee beans are used to flavor the custard rather than powdered coffee, the custards remain classically cream-colored, but have the rich taste of cream-laced coffee. If concerned about caffeine, use decaffeinated beans.
The tart-sweet flavor of orange zest combined with the slightly peppery properties of fresh rosemary infuse the custard mixture with a subtle taste of the Mediterranean, where orange groves abound and rosemary grows wild. The caramelized brown sugar crust, the hallmark of crème brulee, cracks with the first dip of the spoon.
The secret to a moist turkey is soaking it in a brining solution overnight before cooking. The aromatics added to the brine infused the turkey with subtle flavors of herbs and warm spices.
This bread only takes about 5 minutes of hands-on time, but tastes like it came straight out of an artisan bakery.
Veal Osso Buco is the perfect cold weather dish. It’s rich and hearty and filled with tomatoes, vegetables and a splash of dry white wine. Perfect when served next to buttery mashed potatoes.
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.