Plonk this brown sugar glazed ham on your holiday table and then step back, listen to the gasped oohs and aahs, accept all manner of accolades, and then watch it disappear.
Pricey but not pretentious, a standing rib roast is essentially a slab of bone-in rib eye steaks standing on end. You could do worse, eh?
This slow roasted lamb shoulder coaxes the meat to fall-apart tenderness in the oven while infusing it with the pervasive aroma and flavor of orange, chile, and honey.
Knowing how to make a gingerbread house entirely from scratch may not have been on your bucket list, but it’s not nearly as complicated as you would imagine. Here's how to make the Brothers Grimm proud.
This old-fashioned gratin comforts you with everything indulgent could possibly crave in a gratin, namely ample amounts of potatoes, cream, butter, and cheese. A glass of gigondas is optional.
This sautéed onions, chestnuts, and bacon recipe is salty, caramel-y, and ideal-y as a Thanksgiving side dish.
Dubbed Company's Comin' Coconut Cake, this beauty of a pound cake will have you dreaming up excuses to invite guests for dinner—and dessert.
These red chile pork tamales are the real authentic Mexican deal. They taste like they were carefully crafted by the loveliest abuela imaginable. Here's how to make them.
Shallots take on a dulcet, docile personality when slowly coaxed to a caramelized brown. Easy to make. And easygoing by way of going well with just about anything.
Glazed turnips and apples. Sorta seems an unsexy, if unlikely, duo. Yet when sweet apples and earthy turnips take a quick turn in a skillet with some butter and thyme and a splash of cider vinegar, ooooooooooh baby!
Fennel turns meltingly tender and oh so sweet when slowly, slowly, slowly braised in cream, cheese, and butter. One more reason to be enamored with the holidays.
Holiday diet tactic #142: This stunning cookie tree. Because it sorta makes it harder to demolish a half batch of cookies when doing so would demolish the Christmas tree.
Sweet. Spicy. Earthy. And a touch puckery. When did anything--or anyone--at your table boast such character? Certain to compensate for your duller dinner invitees.
This oyster stew, rich with cream and plump with oysters, is a classic and consummate first course for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
A favorite holiday dish, beef Wellington is beef fillet is slathered with pate, covered in a dice of mushrooms, wrapped in puff pastry, and baked.
Perfectly browned on the outside and soft, moist, and buttery on the inside and perfect through and through for soaking up those savory pan juices from a roast. Effortless and timeless Christmas elegance.
More nuanced than gingerbread and not at all like fruit cake, this French pain d'épices is unforgettably fragrant with spice and nostalgically rich with tradition.
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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"Delicate." "Flaky." "Perfect." "I could not stop eating it!" That's what folks are saying about this hors d'oeuvre that's a cinch to make—and devour.
Silken, garlicky mashed potatoes manifest in mere minutes thanks to a super simple technique that's perfect for when you're entertaining or just plain hungry.
"Delicious." "Simple." "Beautiful." "Easy." That's what our testers are saying about this Swedish meatballs recipe.
Remember those insipid wedges of iceberg buried beneath blobs of bottled blue cheese dressing? This salad will erase all such memories.
Seven lords a leaping? Perhaps after partaking of this Christmas cheer it'll be seven lords a leaning.
A contemporary riff on an old-fashioned classic that has a perfect balance of spices and a light, pillowy texture and the zing of fresh ginger.