Thanksgiving may get all the glory, but the Christmas holiday isn't exactly a slouch when it comes to good food. Is there anyone who doesn't love traditional Christmas recipes like tender prime rib, candy-coated gingerbread houses or buttery sugar cookies? And unlike Thanksgiving, the Christmas recipe season lasts throughout the month of December, so you've got countless opportunities to indulge. Work party? Serve up a rum punch. Book club brunch? Turn it into a cookie exchange. Christmas Eve by the tree? Bring on the rich, creamy oyster stew. Of course, everyone looks forward to the main event: Christmas dinner, traditionally a large roast (crown beef or ham are always a hit) surrounded by hearty sides like mashed potatoes and glazed carrots. The only thing better is the Christmas cookies that follow.
Set out the cucumbers and toppers and let your guests assemble their own appetizers.
Grapefruit's flavor refreshes beyond breakfast time and is good for you any time of day. It delivers a super surge of vitamin A and C in this healthy salad when combined with watercress and avocado.
Enlist big kids for rolling and cutting and let little ones decorate these three-dimensional tree cookies. Before the trees disappear, stand a forest of them alongside a gingerbread house.
The combination of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and orange marmalade gives the cookies in this recipe a sweet-spicy twist.
With a bit of alchemy, eggnog--the silky smooth, decadently delicious holiday drink--becomes a picture-perfect sandwich cookie with this recipe.
Pureed cauliflower seasoned with nutmeg and cayenne pepper and mixed with Parmesan make a flavorful, low-calorie stand-in for mashed potatoes in this steak dinner.
This cookie mix recipe makes a great holiday food gift in less than 30 minutes. Decorate the jar to make an extra special presentation.
These yummy cookies, filled with apricot and raspberry jam, make the perfect last-minute holiday dessert. Just six ingredients and less than 30 minutes and you have a delicious homemade treat.
These delightful cherry and pistachio sliced cookies are baked to a golden brown and then dipped in melted chocolate. Serve this recipe with hot coffee for a delicious holiday snack.