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Waaaaaaaah. It's time for healthy eating, diets, no more pasta, getting back in shape. The holidays are over, and we're at the point where everything starts to feel like one long sick day.
I love to bake Christmas cookies for the holidays. The problem is, I also love to eat them. Having tins full of fresh, homemade cookies in the house is often more than my will power can withstand, and I end up eating far more sugar and calories than I can really afford to. A couple of years ago, I simply opted out of baking.
The Italian cookie tray is one holiday tradition that I hope continues forever and ever in my world. Every year, without fail, there are more Italian cookies in my parents house than the 10-plus of us who gather each year for the holidays could comfortably eat. My mom always makes a selection, we're invariably gifted with more, and my dear uncle always brings some from his favorite New York City bakery.
Most of us spent -- and ate -- more than we anticipated over the holidays. We need look no further than this list, created by dieticians Laura Stadler and Barry Swanson, to get our budgets and waistlines back. Behold, the Top Ten Healthiest Foods for under $1!
Christmas morning may get all the attention, but Christmas dinner is just as important. And, if you're a food-fanatic, dinner is actually even more significant than the gift extravaganza. We all know how fabulous ham is for the holidays (read all about it in How to Make Perfect Christmas Ham -- 10 Easy Recipes).
Is there anything more fun than baking Christmas cookies with your kids during the holidays? Little helpers love to get in on the action and feel some ownership over the sweet treats coming from your kitchen. Countless Christmas memories are made over clouds of flour, rolling pins, and cookie cutters.
This vegetable side dish is served over whole wheat couscous. Regular couscous can also be used.
Poppy, known for simple, seasonal dishes from chef Jerry Traunfeld, keeps a molecular gastronomist in the pastry station. Dana Cree uses techniques she picked up at the Fat Duck in the U.K. and New York City's WD-50. "I learned to divorce flavors from their original textures to create something new," she says.
We have holidays to celebrate many things, but there's no day set aside to celebrate the workhorse of so many holidays: the humble oven. While your oven might not be the most exciting thing in your home, it's hands down one of the most useful -- and often the most under-appreciated. When you consider than only a few generations ago, our ancestors were trying to bake the perfect roast or pie while stoking coal embers or setting wood ablaze, it makes the convenience of an oven all the more appreciated.
The perfect side dish to the holiday bird, this maple-syrup-sweetened sauce cooks in less than 15 minutes and can be made several days ahead.
Reinvent this recipe every time you make it by varying the cheese and the herb. Try feta with oregano or dill, or queso fresco with cumin or red pepper flakes.
Ground curry takes this egg salad from boring to exciting. Serve on hearty whole grain bread.
The dried fruit of this recipe recalls ancient times, making it an appropriate dish for a Hanukkah celebration. Due to the dairy products, this will not be Kosher if eaten after a meal containing meat.
This extra-easy and super-colorful cookie recipe is a great choice if you want to get kids involved.
Instead of serving apple butter on the bread, we put it inside to make this moist delicious quick bread.
This chocolate cake has extra spices that bring out the distinctive cherry cola flavor.