Portuguese tea flan with a caramel top and a puddle of caramel on a white plate with blue design

Portuguese Tea Flan

Creamy custard is infused with tea for an unusual take on the classic Portuguese flan. The classic caramel topping gives the dessert its depth and sweetness.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 9
A pink homemade Hostess sno ball--coconut-covered dome--on a white plate with two more in the back

Homemade Sno Balls

Fashioned from chocolate cake, filled and frosted with meringue, and festooned in a feathery pink coconut boa, these are the real deal.

  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 55
Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Stunning enough for special occasions. Easy enough for weekday breakfasts. Marvelous enough to make you want it every damn day.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 22
A blood orange pound cake on a wire rack with glaze and sugar syrup, three slices cut

Blood Orange Pound Cake

Buttery, rich cake is ribboned with a marmalade layer, steeped in a blood orange syrup, and topped with a light orange glaze. What more could you want?

  • 1 H
  • 2 H
  • 8
Portuguese Almond Torte

Portuguese Almond Torte | Bolo de Amêndoa

Dense, rich, and flourless, this gluten-free cake is a fave among the Portuguese, as well as anyone who’s ever tried it. It gets its unforgettable taste from a combination of almonds, lemon zest, cinnamon, and vanilla.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 48
Deep-Dish Brioche French Toast

Deep-Dish Brioche French Toast

The last thing you need to worry about tomorrow morning is breakfast. With this brioche French toast, you assemble it today, let it sit in the fridge overnight, and tomorrow slide it in the oven. By the time gifts are open, breakfast will be on the table.

  • 25 M
  • 5 H, 25 M
  • 42
Three glasses of glogg (mulled wine) with orange slices and cinnamon sticks

Swedish Christmas Glögg

Glogg is Scandinavian mulled wine served at Christmas. This version combines port wine, brandy, whiskey, raisins, almonds, orange zest, cinnamon, and cardamon.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
An illustration of a goose holding platter with a man reading "How to Cook Your Own Goose."

Mustard and Garlic Roast Goose

After a disastrous experience with roast goose, it took David a decade to master proper fowl cookery. And boy, did he ever…

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  • 50 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 38
Roasted mixed nuts coated with sugar and spices in green bowl

Sweet and Spicy Roasted 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.

  • 5 M
  • 35 M
  • 7
Star-shaped cookies on a piece of parchment paper

Chinese Five-Spice Cookies

Chinese Five-spice cookies. Essentially sugar cookies perfumed with Chinese five-spice powder. Say hello to your newest holiday tradition.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 16
A deep baking dish containing celery root and potato gratin with one piece missing

Celery Root Gratin

You sure you don’t like celery root? We think you’ll change your mind when it’s layered with potatoes, drenched in bacon-infused heavy cream, and smothered with cheese and bread crumbs.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 8
Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

This spaghetti carbonara recipe tosses pasta with eggs, cheese, guanciale, pancetta or bacon, and pepper to form a creamy sauce. Quick and easy.

  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 28
Corn Dog

Corn Dogs

Corn dogs, that ubiquitous county fair food, played a crucial, almost divine role, in keeping David alive during a detour in Dallas. Recipe included.

  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 54