Feeding a crowd for a special holiday? From New Year's, Valentine's, and St. Patrick's Day to Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and Ramadan, we have the perfect festive recipes to make your holiday special.
Remember back when Sunday dinners and holidays just weren't complete without everyone's favorite green bean casserole on the table? We all loved those crunchy fried onions topping the creamy blend of mushroom soup and beans. Learning how to make green bean casserole was a new cook's rite of passage, and this recipe sat in almost everyone's recipe box.
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.
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.
Ground curry takes this egg salad from boring to exciting. Serve on hearty whole grain bread.
This vegetable side dish is served over whole wheat couscous. Regular couscous can also be used.
For holidays and special dinners, a meltingly tender beef tenderloin is a real treat for friends and family. It's an expensive cut of meat (the tenderloin is where filet mignon comes from), however, so it's worth learning how to prepare a beef tenderloin properly. Who wants to spend that much money and then overcook it or bring it to the table too rare? With this recipe, you'll have a perfect tenderloin every time.
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.
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.
These tidy fruit-filled pastry packets are terrific for any day snacking or dessert. Make ahead and simply reheat for a warm and toasty treat.
Drag a knife blade through the frosting to make these rectangle cookies resemble rough-hewn logs.
If you think Thanksgiving is the only time of year to test your skills at smoking a turkey, think again. This slow-cooking method infuses the meat with a savory and smoky flavor that's as good during the warm spring and summer months as it is during the cool holiday season. Like roasting, smoking uses low, indirect heat. But it's more than just heating--this method actually adds a rich flavor to the meat, which can be influenced by your choice of wood chips, herbs and other flavorings you put directly on the heat source in your smoker. And since the process take several hours, you can make a day out of smoking your turkey. So, break out the Frisbee, lounge in the hammock and soak up the sun and fresh air, while the smoker does all the work.
Full-flavor cheeses such as cheddar and Stilton taste best at room temperature. When serving cheese as part of a dessert buffet, allow 1 ounce of cheese per serving. Apricots and honey are bonuses that pair marvelously with sharper cheeses.