Food is the center of so many celebrations, especially this time of year. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year's Eve--these are events when what we eat carries deep meaning. They're when cooking matters most. Here's some ideas to get you started - and to ensure an elegant finish!
In betwixt the Holiday feasts are December revels that call for the small, the savory, and the stress-free. It's appetizers we need -- something simple, delicious and organic to go with a festive drink, to share with loved ones and salute the day. Here are recipes and suggestions for celebrations that ring with simple, and affordable, abundance.
Roast turkey, baked ham, and beef rib roast are centerpiece presentations that come with high expectations. But, happily, they truly aren't tricky to execute. Here's a primer to help you get these classics just right.
Traditional holiday sides round out a good meal with little fuss. Try these recipes for mashed potatoes, green beans, no-cook cranberry relish, plus other celebratory favorites -- and some traditions with a twist.
Holiday leftovers are a cook's frugal muse—and just the creative thing to extend that festive feeling. Try turkey pot pie, cheddar corn bread, and more.
Handed-down recipes are delicious little reminders of our ethnic past—and fun for the whole family. Gather your loved ones 'round, roll up your sleeves, and savor the season.