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Easy shortbread cookies cooling on a wire rack, beside a rolling pin and a large shortbread petticoat.

Easy Shortbread Cookies

If you’ve been intimidated by shortbread, this recipe really is easy. The addition of cornstarch keeps it flaky and light. Give them a try, they’re superb.

Close-up of a beef Wellington on a plate with a sprig of rosemary

Beef Wellington

A favorite holiday dish, beef Wellington is beef fillet slathered with pate, covered in a dice of mushrooms, wrapped in puff pastry, and baked.

Gingerbread biscuits on a gold-rimmed plate, flanked by two gold Christmas ornaments.

Gingerbread Biscuits

Want to party like the Earl of Grantham? These old-school gingerbread biscuits are very nearly the closest thing served at Downton Abbey.

Hot artichoke dip in a white pottery bowl with a serving spoon, beside a bowl of toasted bread.

Hot Artichoke Dip

This is one of those ubiquitous party dips that tastes so much better when you make it yourself. And who knew it was so easy? You’ll never buy artichoke dip again!

Banoffee pie in a metal pie plate with a quarter of the pie missing.

Banoffee Pie

Banoffee (banana+toffee!) pie is a British classic. And for good reason–it’s absolutely delicious. Sweet, smooth, and topped with peanut butter whipped cream.

Sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream on a white plate with a fork, beside a small bowl of extra toffee sauce.

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sweet, sticky, and classic. What else matters when you’re looking for a traditional dessert that tastes as good as this one does?