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.
Rich Dessert Hot Chocolate
This is the penultimate rich and creamy hot chocolate–like drinking custard out of a cup. Serve it for dessert. How to video included in recipe.
Mahammar (Pepper, Pomegranate and Walnut Dip)
A seasonal Mediterranean dip that’s a healthy holiday treat.
Winter Squash and Onion Bread Pudding
This savory bread pudding makes a wonderful vegetarian main dish. It is also terrific as a dressing served alongside roast turkey and gravy.
Roast Beef with Garlic and Herbs
Serve this impressive roast beef with horseradish “mousse,” a gravy boat of au jus, and small dinner rolls.
Chef Will Leroux makes batches of this creamy clam chowder to give as gifts during the holidays.
Comte Cheese Spoon Breads with Roasted Pepper Raisin Jam
Made in individual muffin cups, these spoon breads are cheesy, creamy and delicious, especially when served with Roasted Pepper Raisin Jam.
Upside Down Apple Cake
A bit a cornmeal in the batter adds great texture to this luscious apple cake.
Sweet Tangerine Cake
A not-too-sweet single-layer cake that’s a perfect take-a-long to book club meetings, potlucks and casual gatherings.
Lemon-Glazed Pistachio Shortbread Cookies
A tart, crisp cookie from The Good Neighbor Cookbook—ideal for welcoming a new neighbor or gifting to an old friend.
Gussy up guacamole with pungent blue cheese, spicy peppers and creamy sour cream for an unforgettable party dip.
Fresh cranberries and tart apples combine with sweet dried apricots in a moist buttermilk cake that’s perfect for fall and winter holidays.
Rosa di Parma (Filled Beef Tenderloin)
Having company? Try this indulgent stuffed beef tenderloin for special occasions.
Ginger Pot Roast with Ginger Pineapple Compote and Quinoa Salad
Pork and pineapple is a classic combination (think ham and pineapple pizza). The sweet acid of the pineapple takes well to ginger and the spicy notes of the ginger play well off the pineapple.