Spruce Needle Vodka

Spruce Needle Vodka

A celebratory Christmas tree-infused cocktail? Give us one good reason not to knock back this pine-y potable.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 16
Maple-Candied Bacon

Maple-Candied Bacon

Dessert for breakfast. That’s the best we can do to convey–in words as opposed to moans, anyways–what this maple-candied bacon recipe means to us.

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  • 5 M
  • 40 M
  • 1
Beef Tenderloin with Madeira Sauce

Beef Tenderloin with Madeira Sauce

This eminently reliable, no-fuss recipe doesn’t ambush you with carving trickery. It’s just a simple, supple roast beef tenderloin napped with a slightly boozy but goof-proof sauce.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 5
Christmas Dad

Bourbon Milk Punch

Hello Christmas! Here milk, bourbon, vanilla, and ice cream are whirred in a food processor for a festive drink. A sprinkle of cinnamon is the crowning touch.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2
Nutmeg Cake

Nutmeg Cake

This spice cake is soaked with rum syrup, making a lovely, albeit slightly boozy, gift when wrapped in parchment and tied with a bow.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 13
Gianduia Brownies Recipe

Gianduia “Nutella” Brownies

And, on the seventh day, God created gianduia (zhahn-doo-yah). The world has been a more glorious place ever since.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
The Gourmet Cookie Book

Candied Orange Peel

Serve this candied orange peel on its own, toss it in granulated sugar after it dries for a festive look, or dip it in melted chocolate.

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  • 50 M
  • 12 H, 50 M
  • 0
Sauteed Onions Chestnuts, and Bacon Recipe

Sautéed Onions, Chestnuts, and Bacon

This sautéed onions, chestnuts, and bacon recipe is salty, caramel-y, and ideal-y as a Thanksgiving side dish.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 11
Roasted Fresh Ham with a Maple-Spice Glaze

Roasted Fresh Ham with a Maple-Spice Glaze

Don’t try to rush this ham. It’s slow roasted in a maple glaze that imbues the porky deliciousness with cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg.

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  • 10 M
  • 5 H
  • 0
Screen Doors and Sweet Tea by Martha Hall Foose

Barq’s Root Beer-Glazed Ham

Sassfras, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and anise enhance the smoky, saltiness goodness of glazed ham.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 1
Burgundian Honey Spice Bread

Burgundian Honey Spice Bread

More nuanced than gingerbread and not at all like fruit cake, this French tradition is fragrant with spice.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Pound Cake Recipe

Meme’s Pound Cake

This pound cake is rich with creamery butter, freckled with vanilla seeds, and knee-wobbingly crisp and sugary at the edges from—you guessed it—sugar.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 3
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