We have menus, recipes, and party inspirations for major holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter—plus a plateful of recipes for fun days like April Fool's and free time on long holiday weekends.
Creamy Seafood Newburg
This creamy rich, decadent first course from The Brandywine Inn in Monroe, Ohio, is best in small amounts for special occasions.
Vanilla Parsnip Puree
Sweet parsnips and musky vanilla pair beautifully in this side dish from Black Cat Farm Table Bistro in Boulder, Colo.
Chock full of nuts, dried fruit, and spices—panforte is delicious with after-dinner coffee.
Raspberry, Lemon and Almond Friands
These little cupcakes are light as air but somehow rich at the same time. They’re filled with almonds and fresh raspberries.
Buttery, crumbly, cheesy, and just a little spicy, these cheese crackers absolutely perfect with a glass of chilled white wine.
Place these sugary walnuts in pretty tins, add gift tags, and hand them out to your lucky friends.
Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
Food blogger Nicole Weston of Baking Bites puts a decadent new spin on a classic Southern cake.
Sparkling Champagne and Strawberries
Pop open a bottle of champagne! Whether it is used to welcome the New Year or toast the bride and groom, champagne is a sign that something special is going on.
Pan-Seared Chicken with Dried Cherries and Port
If you can’t find skin-on, boneless breasts, purchase bone-in ones—it takes only a minute to trim them yourself.
Cinnamon Toasted Pecans
These delicious candied pecans are great to set out for your holiday gatherings.
Brie- and Basil-Stuffed Turkey Breasts
Tender turkey wrapped around brie, fresh basil and thinly sliced prosciutto makes for a delicious holiday dinner.
Lemon-Garlic Roasted Turkey
Fresh lemon and garlic bring out the full flavor in this traditional turkey recipe.
Sparkling Citrus Holiday Punch
The perfect balance of tangy and sweet make this a delicious holiday punch.