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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.
As wonderful as the holidays are, they can also be just a little too much, at least when it comes to food. Too much work preparing elaborate meals, too many rich dinners, too many heavy (if heavenly) goodies. Most of us know this -- is it any wonder that the most popular New Year's resolution involves going on a diet? However, sometimes waiting til after the holidays doesn't feel right, and we need to find ways to mix at least a few healthy, easy meals into the season. These seven dinner options are great choices for those nightsread more
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. Nowadays, all we need to do is push aread more
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.
This Chicken Enchilada Skillet recipe might be just the thing to put out on the Christmas buffet table over the holidays. Or to serve on New Year's Eve. But we weren't really thinking of that. What we had in mind was serving this between holidays, when you're tired of entertaining and really, really tired of eating. We'll not exactly tired of eating, just tired of eating so much. What a nice break, then, to have a big easy casserole for the whole family that's ready in only 20 minutes. You read that right! This 30-Minute Meal takes only 20read more
Had lots of eggnog so far this season? If not, what are you waiting for? Whether you whip up your own recipe at home or make a Christmas Eve run to the nearest grocery store, the holidays just aren't the holidays without a little nog. (Or a lot of nog. We've been pouring it into our coffee for weeks now. And, no, we're not getting on the scale 'til at least mid-January.) Anyway, to spice up the festivities, mixologist Clint Rogers tells the Chicago Tribune that eggnog goes great with booze. Hey, 'tis the season, right? Eggnogread more
One fabulous thing about the holidays: Cocktail parties! One not-so-fabulous thing about the holidays: Hangovers! Thank goodness for the Bloody Mary, that vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire, Tabasco concoction that offers just enough of the ol' hair of the dog to get you out of bed, off to brunch, and ready for the next soiree. Now, when we order a Bloody, we expect it to be served with enough accoutrements to be considered a meal: at the least, a pickle, celery, and lots and lots of olives, etc. But, as the folks at the food blog Eater have found,read more
The kids are all right! Candy Cane Thumbprints (click here for the recipe) are not something that's going to get anyone grounded over the holidays. Far from it. In fact, the kids can earn plenty of get-out-of-jail-free points by helping to make these wonderful Christmas cookies -- a simple combo of buttery cookie dough and tingling peppermint candy. If these cookies sound a little bit more interesting than the usual sugar cookies, or those Christmas-tree-shaped things you're already tired of, that might be because Candy Cane Thumbprints are more interesting -- more fun, too! -- a classic cookie withread more
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.
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.