Jolly Old Christmas Redux

A Jolly Olde Christmas Redux

Food history editor Gary Allen looks at the food traditions of the merriest of holidays and finds interesting ties to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Cornish Game Hen

Peace & Pleasure: A Holiday Menu to End Tryptophan Overload

Can’t face turkey or ham this holiday season? Consider Cornish game hens. They offer variety, impress guests, and allow for culinary customization. Plus they won’t knock you into a tryptophan stupor.

Sparkling Ginger Daisy Recipe

Sparkling Ginger Daisy

Here the classic daisy cocktail, a concoction of juice, champagne, and grenadine, is dressed up with ginger liqueur for a festive holiday starter.

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Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Take this quiz. Can you identify the sticky in sticky toffee pudding? And does the traditional Christmas dessert actually contain a pudding-like substance? Click here for answers.

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Oyster Stew Recipe

Oyster Stew

This oyster stew is spilling over with fresh, plump oysters. The rich broth is made with both milk and cream. This is a great Thanksgiving and Christmas starter.

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  • 20 M
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Salad with Caramelized Pumpkin Seeds, Pears, and Pomegranate Recipe

Salad with Caramelized Pumpkin Seeds, Pears, and Pomegranate

This wintertime salad is composed of salad greens, pomegranates, and tender pears. Sweet and crunchy caramelized pumpkin seeds round out this leafy delight.

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  • 25 M
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Cranberry-Orange Pecan Bread

Cranberry-Orange Pecan Bread

Not just for the holidays, this loaf is a year-round indulgence with its tart cranberries, zingy orange zest, and sweet, nutty pecans. A schmear of butter isn’t terrible, either.

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Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and Cranberries

Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and Cranberries

The nutty beigeness of quinoa creates a blank canvas for pistachios and cranberries to do their spirited dance in this holiday side. (Did we mention that it’s both vegan and gluten-free?)

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Dr Pepper Glazed Ham

Dr Pepper Glazed Ham

We, too, were startled by the shocker ingredient in this intriguingly sweet, Easter-rific glazed ham. Tasting is believing.

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  • 10
Roasted Sweet and Spicy Nuts Recipe

Roasted Sweet and Spicy Nuts

These sweet and spicy nuts are addictive, so serve with care. The sweet comes from sugar, the spicy is the result of red pepper flakes. Use any kind of nut.

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Hazelnut-White Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Under Her Thumb(print) Cookies

Cookies filled with toasted hazelnuts are topped with a swirl of white chocolate ganache. These cookies are new twist on the classic thumbprint cookie.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
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Chocolate-Fig Oatmeal Bar Recipe

Chocolate-Fig Oatmeal Bars

If you like rich, chocolate, and decadent treats, then these fig bars, studded with chocolate chips and oatmeal streusel, will have you at first bite.

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