Comforts and Joys

on November 30, 2011
Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Chicken Tetrazzini

Said to be named after famed opera performer Luisa Tetrazzini, this comfort classic is guaranteed to sing at a holiday gathering. Recipe: Chicken Tetrazzini

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Carrot Gratin

Bright carrots and delicately sliced potatoes come alive when baked with an abundance of fragrant thyme. Bake ahead of time and the dish will be an absolute joy for festive feasts. Recipe: Carrot Gratin

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Baked Pasta with Sausage, Mushrooms and Fontina

Comfortably casual and sure to be popular with the kids, our baked pasta recipe stars sweet Italian sausage and can be easily made a day ahead of time. Recipe: Baked Pasta with Sausage, Mushrooms and Fontina

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Lasagna with Cheddar Cheese

When snow starts to fall, beat the chill and layer up a warming lasagna. In our version, nontraditional cheddar takes the spotlight from the Italian cheeses for a fun surprise. Purchase: Lasagna with Cheddar Cheese

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Chicken Spaghetti

A pound of spaghetti tossed with fresh veggies, chicken, and two types of cheeses is sure to feed a spirited crowd this winter. Recipe: Chicken Spaghetti

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Monte Cristo Cornbread Skillet Supper

For a laid back evening, look no further than a down-home cornbread supper. The turkey and ham dish is rich enough to stand on it's own, making it an easy dinnertime choice. Recipe: Monte Cristo Cornbread Skillet Supper

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Mexican Casserole

Feliz Navidad! Bring some Mexican holiday cheer to the table in the form of this ramen-filled one-dish meal. Add chicken and you'll have even heartier plates to pass around. Recipe: Mexican Casserole

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Mushroom, Artichoke and Onion Matzo Kugel

A wonderfully savory side, we like this traditional Jewish casserole best when dressed up for the holidays in mushrooms, artichokes and herbs. Recipe: Mushroom, Artichoke and Onion Matzo Kugel

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Beecher’s World’s Best Mac and Cheese

Retain the childlike spirit of the season with a creamy dinner of mac and cheese. Both kids and adults will swoon over the nostalgic recipe brightened by quality Beecher cheeses. Recipe: Beecher’s World’s Best Mac and Cheese

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Southwestern Breakfast Casserole

Bring a little spice and southwestern charm to Christmas morning with a casserole boasting a hearty helping of Chorizo (a Mexican Pork sausage) and jalapeno peppers. Recipe: Southwestern Breakfast Casserole

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