From our best Christmas cookies to festive Yuletide menus, we’ve got recipes to help you plan perfect Christmas parties, dinner on Christmas Day, holiday brunches, plus a special plate of cookies for Santa’s visit on Christmas Eve.
Cranberry Maple Sauce
A touch of crisp New England autumn resides in every splash of pure maple syrup.
One secret to feeding hungry masses of holiday visitors is simple—bake a big ham. It’s the most economical, convenient, versatile, and best-tasting investment you’ll make. But make it your own with a homemade glaze, presented here.
Egg Nog Custard
With a rich custard a little goes a long way and a little brandy or rum on the side can enhance the enjoyment.
Anolini di Parma in Brodo (Meat Stuffed Dumplings)
Lovely little meat-filled pasta pillows, in rich broth.
Bistro Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce
If you’re going to splurge on filet mignon, treat it well. This recipe does.
Bread Stuffing with Honey Crisp Apples
The sweetness of apples rounds out this traditional bread stuffing.
Ham with Orange and Stone-Ground Mustard
Thinly sliced ham with a deep citrusy glaze is at once enticing and demure.
Gratin of Greens
A comforting and healthy, rice and greens casserole tailor-made to stick to your ribs.
Grandma Bonnie’s Pineapple Drop Cookies
The big, comforting cookies with a hint of tropical flavor are loaded with home-style charm.
Double Chocolate Pudding Pie
Creamy pudding fills a graham cracker crust in this lower-fat version of chocolate pie.
Ham, Gruyere and Dijon Palmiers
There’s no eating just one of these savory puff pastry snacks. They make great New Year’s Eve cocktail party nibbles.