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Thank goodness for mashed potatoes. Unlike cranberry sauce and stuffing, you’ll be hard-pressed to find folks who dismiss the homemade whipped side as “just not for them” at a holiday table. Perhaps this is partly due to their incredible versatility—from savory to sweet, mashed potatoes can be dressed up in countless ways with minimal effort to suit any taste.
Ham is a typical holiday main course. However, if you are not a cured meat fan, here are three ways to slow roast a pork loin with all the trimmings for your next holiday party.
Their “pop-able” nature makes brussels sprouts a prime ingredient for appetizer trays, but there’s so much more to sprouts than that. They’re bite-sized and adorable, sure, but they’re just as delicious deconstructed and loaded into cheesy dips or piled atop flatbreads and crostini. Check out these 10 fun ways to work them into your holiday lineup.
If you have a friend who travels thousands of miles just to dine at a renowned restaurant or spends weekends battling deep bouts of wanderlust by cooking cuisine from some far off land—this is the list for them. Tap into the exotic sensibilities of your favorite travelers with this comprehensive list of tested and approved travel-ready gifts for food lovers.
This holiday season, there are bound to be glasses full of wine, champagne and delicious cocktails. Are you the designated driver this year? Or do you just not really feel like drinking every day? This blackberry float is your savior – it’s absolutely delicious, looks fancy, and tastes sparkly. Feel the buzz of the holidays with or without liquor.
Buttery puff pastry bites are filled with capicola, a cured meat, and topped with soft mashed potatoes before being baked to perfection. A blissful holiday appetizer.
Choosing wines for your holiday gathering doesn’t have to be complicated. We chose two categories of red wines to feature, Zinfandels and Sagrantinos Di Montefalco, to keep this simple, but still perfectly paired.
A chocolate vodka cake is enrobed in a festive peppermint white chocolate frosting. It’s rich, decadent and perfect for your holiday table.
Filled with vegetables, a sausage polenta bake is a perfect holiday main dish or side. With after dinner espressos, serve whole wheat chocolate hazelnut biscotti for a delicious nutty finish.
Ring in the holidays with beautiful Italian sausage and mussel risotto and a sweet bite of festive white chocolate pomegranate bark to cap off the meal.
December 23rd is not just ‘the day before the day before Christmas’. It’s much more than that, or can be if you’re willing to open your heart to one of the whackier holiday traditions on offer.
This lovely Swedish Christmas dish is essentially a potato gratin, topped with crispy breadcrumbs, soft on the inside and spiced up with small pickled sprats.