Esther’s Fruit Cake

Esther’s Fruit Cake, made with a blend of dried fruit, brandy, black treacle, and other…

Spiced Pear Pie with Sourdough Crust

The perfect end to dinner, this sweet and spiced pear pie is a true delight with an especially flaky sourdough crust.

British Mince Pies Recipe Honest Cooking
English Mince Pies

For Brits mince pies are integral to the holidays. And this recipe by Executive Chef…

Apple Streusel Muffins

Celebrate the holiday season with these delicious and healthy Cinnamon Apple Streusel Muffins. Not only…

White Chocolate-Cranberry Coffee Cake

A moist coffee cake with a cranberry filling and white chocolate glaze. Great to serve to holiday house guests!

Mushroom Bruschetta with Triple Cream Brie

Mushroom Bruschetta with Triple Cream Brie, Sage and Truffle Oil – a surprisingly easy appetizer that tastes amazing and looks elegant! Plus, it pairs perfectly with sparkling Prosecco Superiore wine.

Dairy-Free Coconut Peppermint Cheesecake

Need an easy and delicious dairy-free dessert for the holiday? Look no further! This “cheesecake” is made with simple food like dates and almond milk to create a creamy peppermint cheesecake.

Don’t Forget the Veggies – Festive Holiday Sides

It’s easy to focus on the bread, the main dish, the drinks and dessert, they’re often more exciting. But don’t forget the veggies! Check out these festive holiday sides that are flavorful and far from boring. They might even steal the spotlight.

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Roast

Make your holiday dinner special with a flavorful bacon-wrapped pork roast served next to perfectly roasted potatoes, garlicky sautéed spinach and a glass of Santa Cristina Rosso Toscana wine.

Easy Holiday Treats the Kids Can Help With

There are so many fun treats and sweets to make this time of the year. Let the kids help! These easy holiday treats are fun, festive, delicious and totally doable, even if you have a long to-do list.

Spectacular Holiday Brunch Recipes

There’s nothing better than spending a cozy winter morning with your favorite people, good food and a warm cup of coffee. Relax in your pjs and make one of these holiday brunch recipes for your family or to feed a crowd of visitors.

Holiday Entertaining Tips and Appetizer Recipes

Entertaining during the holiday season can be a blast or it can seem daunting. Check out these holiday entertaining tips complete with appetizer recipes that pair with the ever-festive Prosecco Superiore wine for a stress-free, yet elegant, holiday gathering.

Party Finger Food: Gluten-Free Zucchini Rolls

We’re all busy, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a holiday appetizer that is stylish, classy and delicious. Enter, these easy, gluten-free zucchini rolls made flavorful with Dijon mustard.

Candy Cane Confections: Delicious Peppermint Recipes

Things are getting quite festive in our kitchen. Inspire your baking, treats and sweet with these delicious peppermint recipes inspired by the favorite holiday candy, the candy cane.

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Holiday Foods from Around the World

It’s time to start thinking about the holidays ahead. Many of them, like Christmas, New Year, and Hanukkah are celebrated in many countries around the world, but the foods and traditions are different in each one of them.

Italian Cheese Puffs

Light, airy and full of cheese, these puffs make a wonderful appetizer. Serve alongside red wine for an elegant party bite!

Cook the Feast of This Fish for Your Holiday Dinner

Still pondering what fish should be included and how it should be prepared for your holiday dinner? Look no further than this easily baked red snapper.

Holiday Star Cookies with Jam

These easy, festive cookies are easy to make and fill with jam and qualify as a deliciously sweet gift for the person who has everything else that isn’t edible.

Sugared Cranberry and Walnut Goat Cheese Crostini

A little sweet and a little savory, these crostini are the perfect appetizer to devour all winter long, with a glass of Pinot Grigio, of course.

10 Easy Holiday Drinks for a Crowd

For a cold winters day, a sparkling holiday party or as a toast on New Year’s Eve, check out these festive holiday cocktails, all with just five ingredeints or less.

Blueberry Gingerbread Tea Loaf

Soft and fragrant, this blueberry gingerbread tea loaf is loaded with cozy spices, and pairs perfectly with a cup of tea. Quick to make and tasting so festive, this cake makes a delicious breakfast or dessert for your hungry guests.

Pomegranate Orange Prosecco Cocktail

Tart, citrus-y and effervescent, this pomegranate orange Prosecco cocktail is the perfect holiday sipper for all your gatherings.

Honey Blueberry Hot Toddy

Warm yourself and your guests with this easy honey blueberry hot toddy spiced with cinnamon and spiked with bourbon.

Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies

These rich brownies are loaded with chocolate chips, a decadent cheesecake batter and earthy peppermint flavor, thanks to the infusion of peppermint green tea.

Brodetto di Pesce: Tomato Seafood Stew

A comforting Italian dish, this tomato seafood stew, or Brodetto di Pesce, is a perfect winter dish soaked up with a good loaf of brea

Cranberry Cheese Cream Babka Recipe
Tea Infused Cream Cheese Cranberry Babka

A cranberry vanilla tea is wrapped into this twisted, sweet babka bread along with cream cheese for a perfect holiday treat.

Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds

This time of the year requires snacking. Check out this recipe for dark chocolate covered almonds with a pinch of sea salt. They’re perfect to share with friends over a bottle of red wine. Cheers!

Pomegranate Cranberry Scones with Vanilla Butter

Sweet scones with notes Cranberry Vanilla Tea, are crisp on the outside and soft and buttery on the inside. Serve them warm with vanilla butter for a delightful holiday treat.

Gluten Free Peppermint Green Tea Chocolate Muffins

With the soft, rich texture of a brownie, these gluten free and vegan chocolate muffins are the perfect holiday morning treat, infused with a peppermint green tea.

Nutcracker Tea Cake

Loaded with warm hints of cinnamon and vanilla, this soft buttermilk cake is infused with tea and topped with almonds and whipped mascarpone for a delightful holiday dessert.

Glazed Cranberry Meatballs

Need a holiday appetizer that will feed a crowd? Look no further than these glazed cranberry meatballs that are paired perfectly with a red wine to kick off a party right.

Glazed Gingerbread Doughnuts

Making homemade donuts is easier than you think. These glazed beauties have a hint of gingerbread spice, thanks to the addition of tea, which is perfect for the holidays.

Cheese Board Condiment – Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Salsa

Up your cheese board condiment game this holiday season, and delight your guests with a wonderfully sweet and spicy cranberry salsa.

Chocolate and Mascarpone Panettone Toast
Chocolate and Mascarpone Panettone French Toast

Use leftover panettone cakes to make french toast stuffed with mascarpone, chocolate, and drizzled with an orange syrup.

Peppermint Tea Shortbread
Peppermint Tea Shortbread Cookies

Savor the holiday season with peppermint tea cookies loaded with warm vanilla and tea infused peppermint flavors.

Holiday Tea Bundt Cake

Loaded with creamy, nutty, spiced and vanilla flavors and aromas from tea, this bundt cake is the perfect dessert for the coming holidays.

Gingerbread Poached Pears

The easiest winter dessert recipe? Gingerbread poached pears. Infused with a gingerbread spice tea, these pears will feed all of your guests and can even be made ahead of time. Or, enjoy for breakfast with yogurt.

Perfecting Your Holiday Gingerbread Dough

There’s nothing quite like the smell of warm, baking gingerbread cookies or the nostalgia most of us feel when looking at a decorative gingerbread house. Check out these tips to perfecting your holiday gingerbread.

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries, Walnuts, and Gorgonzola

Simply roasted with olive oil, this butternut squash makes a beautiful holiday side with toasted nuts, dried cranberries, and creamy gorgonzola.

Honey Habanero Glazed Duck

Glazed with a sweet and spicy sauce, this roasted duck has a crispy mouthwatering skin.

Ultimate Cookies for a Holiday Exchange

In the spirit of all things merry and bright, here are our favorite holiday cookies to see you through the season.

Boozy Chocolate Peppermint Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

A chocolate vodka cake is enrobed in a festive peppermint white chocolate frosting. It’s rich, decadent and perfect for your holiday table.

Danish Inspired Caramelized Potatoes

The classic Danish caramelized Christmas potatoes get a delicious update using fingerlings, sage and chili flakes.

‘Tis The Season To Be Minty!

A brief history on peppermint and why it has become the flavor of the season.

Choosing Wines For Your Christmas Table

Tim Elliott with valuable advice on how to find the right wines for the Christmas table.

Gingerbread Cake with Salted Caramel Glaze

These cakes are a cross between a classic gingerbread and a muffin. Top them with a glaze and they’re pretty much Christmassy-cake perfection.

Get Rolling: Jelly Cakes Perfect for the Season

It is practically human nature to crave and delight in show-stopping desserts during the holiday season. Enter the ever-versatile jelly roll.

Mascarpone Cream with Liqueur for Italian Panettone

Panettone was first made in Milan but now is eaten all over Italy to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. Serve it with a flavored mascarpone.

How to Make Florentines

Florentines are delicate, crispy, lace cookies made of almonds with a sweet mixture of sugar and honey. They are a perfect mingle of texture and flavors.

Bûche de Noël Made with Fresh Chestnuts and Chocolate

Chocolate and chestnuts combine for an alternative Yule Log that makes a delicious dessert with a beautiful presentation.

The Phoenix Christmas Cocktail

A cocktail with traditional holiday flavors, but a tip of the hat to the Valley of the Sun. Lime is paired with cranberry and dashes of Angostura bitters.

Celebrate Christmas Eve with a Feast of Seven Fishes

Celebrate Christmas with a traditional Italian Feast of Seven Fishes! Serve cioppino and Baccalà for a real Italian feast.

Chewy Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies

These White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies look and taste just like Christmas wrapped in a soft, delicious cookie.

The Art of Cheese — Flakey Phyllo Bites with Havarti and Cranberries

A festive phyllo pouch filled with aged Havarti cheese and whole cranberry sauce and dusted with powdered sugar.

Gift Guide: Books for Foodies

Searching for a thoughtful gift for your favorite bookworm and foodie? Luckily there are novels, memoirs, and works of non-fiction that will delight

10 Awesome Recipes for Your Cookie Exchange

If you have been chosen to participate in a cookie exchange with friends you want to blow them away! Here are ten cookie recipes that will do just that.

15 Holiday Themed Cocktail Garnishes

Dress your cocktails in more than a candy cane or cinnamon stick. These festive garnishes are original and will surely take your merrymaking up a notch.

Chocolate Nutella Cookies

A touch of sparkle, plenty of sweet Nutella and some chocolate to top it off makes these cookies irresistible, especially during the holiday season.

Ultimate Holiday Spreads in as Seen in the Movies

Our favorite cinema-inspired recipes, each paired with a classic holiday scene that in true-to-life fashion ends in family disaster or heartfelt feelings.

How to Make Christmas Ham
How to Bake the Perfect Ham

There is nothing more festive than a baked juicy ham for a spring brunch. Follow these tips for a perfect ham.