New Year’s Eve

Whipped Swiss meringue buttercream with flecks of vanilla.

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Seductive in that way that only butter and sugar can be, this satiny smooth Swiss meringue buttercream may make you swear off every other frosting recipe. And it’s easy to make. We show you how.

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Crackers topped with pimento cheese.

Pimento Cheese

You can practice proper Southern gentility, no matter where you’re from, simply by whipping up a batch of this classic crowd-pleasing party must, pimento cheese. Then prepare to be your most gracious self as you kindly accept accolades.

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A tangle of fettuccine with scallops finished with lemon zest and chervil on a brown plate.

Fettuccine with Scallops

Whether you need a no-fail romantic or celebratory dinner for two, here’s how to pull it off with ease and impressiveness.

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Cheddar-Parmesan crackers on a black wire rack with a few on a black oval plate beside the rack.

Cheddar-Parmesan Crackers

Who knew that making your own crackers could be so easy?! This dough is a cinch to work with although the results disappear rather frighteningly quickly when there’s wine involved.

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Two martini glasses filled with spruce needle vodka with a spruce sprig floating in each glass.

Spruce Needle Vodka

Last-minute gift, anyone? Repurpose your Christmas tree by infusing vodka with a sprig or three. A celebratory and cinch of a project that extends the Christmas spirit–and spirits.

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Two glasses half-filled with Kentucky coffee and an open bottle of bourbon between them.

Kentucky Coffee

This bourbon-imbued after-dinner drink, a variation on classic Irish coffee, is guaranteed to make everything alright. Or at least seem it in the moment.

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Squares of vanilla sheet cake with Swiss buttercream frosting and sprinkles on white plates with a coupe of Champagne in the background.

Vanilla Sheet Cake

Behold, Edd Kimber’s go-to sheet cake, complete with an utterly irresistible (and doable) Swiss meringue buttercream that you’re gonna wanna slather all over everything.

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A slab of red wine cherry cheesecake bars cut into squares.

Red Wine Cherry Cheesecake Bars

Like a slice of cheesecake smothered with the best, most boozy cherry sauce ever. Your fave diner dessert gone to finishing school.

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A smoked prime rib sliced in half on a wooden board with a green-handled knife beside it.

Smoked Prime Rib

Infused with smoke as it cooks low and slow, this compelling centerpiece is, quite simply, the best and most unique prime rib we’ve ever tried. And worth standing at the smoker even during the dead of winter.

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An assortment of chocolate covered pretzels with white and dark chocolate coating and sprinkles

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

An impressive (and blissfully last-minute!) nosh with an incredibly satisfying salty sweet thing happening. And spectacularly simple to make. Decorate as much or as little as you like.

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