Cream Cheese Penguins
Valerie Cain Cuff

Cream Cheese Penguins

Just imagine a cute display of penguins, made with black olives, carrots and cream cheese! You can add scarves and hats by using fresh red pepper strips, or canned pimentos cut into different shapes. Use frilly toothpicks if you can.

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 5-Ingredient Peppermint Bark
Andrea

5-Ingredient Peppermint Bark

This layered peppermint bark is a delectable blend of semisweet chocolate, white chocolate, and peppermint. Semisweet, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate can be used.

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 Amazingly Good Eggnog
NATALIESMOM

Amazingly Good Eggnog

This cooked eggnog is easy to make! Just give it time to chill before serving.

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 Buche de Noel
TYRARACHELE

Buche de Noel

Buche de Noel is the French name for a Christmas cake shaped like a log. This one is a heavenly flourless chocolate cake rolled with chocolate whipped cream. Traditionally, Buche de Noel is decorated with confectioners' sugar to resemble snow on a Yule log.

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 Marzipan Christmas Kringle (Juleskringle)
WOLSELEY

Marzipan Christmas Kringle (Juleskringle)

This marzipan tubular bread is an ABSOLUTE must for the Christmas season, and a traditional dinner would not be complete without this Christmas Kringle for dessert. It may seem complicated at first glance, but if you follow the recipe step by step, it is actually quite easy and you will amaze your family with this beautiful dessert. This is an extremely rich and decadent treat so guests only need a little. Often a coin is hidden in the kringle and it is thought that the finder will be guaranteed good luck for the upcoming year. As such, it is considered bad luck not to indulge at Christmas!

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 Eggnog Cheesecake III
Bill Sinclair

Eggnog Cheesecake III

This is a delicious cheesecake for eggnog lovers. The secret to a smooth cheesecake is to cream the cream cheese in a food processor for several minutes.

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 Rich and Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin
Celeste

Rich and Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin

These are the easiest, creamiest potatoes au gratin I have ever had... YUM!

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 Christmas Prime Rib
JUDY2RIVER

Christmas Prime Rib

Delicious coating on outside of roast, and perfect roasting time. Plan on 1 pound per person.

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 Butter Rich Spritz Butter Cookies
Sheri Lipp

Butter Rich Spritz Butter Cookies

These are wonderful cookies from the press. They are rich in flavor. My mom has made these cookies for years for all of the holidays. She even used food coloring for the different designs, like green trees, etc.The kids love to decorate them as much as they love to eat them.

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 Traditional Yorkshire Pudding
Chef John

Traditional Yorkshire Pudding

As legend has it, Yorkshire puddings were traditionally cooked in a pan of fat, at the bottom of a hearth, underneath a large piece of roasting beef. The smoky heat from the fire, along with all the other goodness dripping into the pan from the meat, must've made for quite a delicious pastry. Though limited by modern ovens, we can still come close to the original by using real rendered beef fat, without which you're just eating a popover.

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 Hot Buttered Rum Batter
SHERIMA1

Hot Buttered Rum Batter

This is THE batter to use for absolutely delicious and buttery Hot Buttered Rums! You can keep this in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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 Christmas Stollen
Lee Smith

Christmas Stollen

I got this recipe while I was head baker at London's Dorchester Hotel. It's packed with dried fruit and filled with a marzipan surprise.

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 Christmas Reindeer Cupcakes
rasckus

Christmas Reindeer Cupcakes

Cute reindeer cupcakes for Christmas that the kids will absolutely adore. These cupcakes are great anytime of year, however, simply skip the reindeer decorating! You can get the kids to help you decorate for loads of family fun.

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 Spinach Pomegranate Salad
SarieNickle

Spinach Pomegranate Salad

A very quick and nutritious salad made with pomegranate seeds and feta cheese.

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 Panettone French Toast
Victoria Gellatly

Panettone French Toast

Christmas festivities left us with a ton of panettone and in need of some new ways to eat it. My grandpa requested French toast, so here is a new holiday twist on a delicious breakfast classic. Feel free to cut your panettone smaller before cooking if it is hard to manipulate. Serve warm with maple syrup, whipped cream, or any other topping.

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 Holiday Green Beans
CASEY52

Holiday Green Beans

This red and green dish is especially nice at Christmas. The ingredients sound a little odd, but the peanuts and soy give it a bit of an Oriental taste. I have always received compliments on this.

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 Holiday Mimosa
SILVREZS

Holiday Mimosa

A real treat for the holidays. My family enjoys these on Christmas morning.

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 Fully Loaded Deviled Eggs
mommyof3

Fully Loaded Deviled Eggs

My children and husband go nuts over these. I made them for a potluck at work and have been asked for them ever since. (If you can keep people out of them, you're doing better than I ever could.) The time that I spend prepping this depends on how fast you shell your eggs. I have two girls so we knock this out in about 30 minutes (minus cooking time).

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 Our Most Popular Homemade Christmas Candy Recipes
CNM CATERING

Our Most Popular Homemade Christmas Candy Recipes

These little skewers are simple to make and a great addition to your appetizers at any Christmas party.

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 How to Make the Best Prime Rib
Carl Hanson

How to Make the Best Prime Rib

Here's all you need to know to make the perfect prime rib roast.

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 Norwegian Lefse
DEBBA7

Norwegian Lefse

I was raised on Lefse as a special treat for the holidays. We still make it every holiday season, and this is the best recipe ever. We eat ours with butter and sugar. Note: you will need a potato ricer to prepare this recipe.

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 Cozy Mulled Wine
brittmichelle

Cozy Mulled Wine

Feel all warm and fuzzy this season with this satisfying treat! Quick and easy too! Ladle into glass or mug, trying not to get the seasonings in it, and drink up!

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 Mom's Best Peanut Brittle
Amanda

Mom's Best Peanut Brittle

This is a wonderful peanut brittle that is easy to make and wows everyone! Have all the ingredients for this recipe measured out and ready. This recipe requires that you react quickly. You do not have time to measure ingredients in between steps.

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 Chef John's Individual Beef Wellingtons
Chef John

Chef John's Individual Beef Wellingtons

Enjoy these individual beef Wellingtons with no regrets and no second thoughts! Perfectly cooked filet mignon topped with a rich, savory mushroom pate is wrapped in a crispy pastry crust and served on top of a buttery pastry base for a 1-2 punch that's hard to beat. Serve as-is or with a simple, brown pan sauce.

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 Shortbread Cookies II
Sally

Shortbread Cookies II

Use only butter in these for best flavor.

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 How Long to Cook a Turkey
Vanessa Greaves

How Long to Cook a Turkey

How long you should cook your turkey depends on a few factors, but we have a chart with all the cook times you need plus other tips for a perfectly juicy bird.

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 Maple Roast Turkey and Gravy
Ibby

Maple Roast Turkey and Gravy

A New England style turkey with maple syrup. It makes for a mellow Thanksgiving dinner. Try stuffing it with Cranberry, Sausage and Apple Stuffing. If fresh marjoram is unavailable, 2 teaspoons of dried marjoram may be substituted.

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 So Much Christmas Cuteness!
Carl Hanson

So Much Christmas Cuteness!

Check out our gallery of the cutest sweet and savory snacks ever.

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 Terri's Tourtiers (French-Canadian Santa Pies)
mauigirl

Terri's Tourtiers (French-Canadian Santa Pies)

This recipe is a Christmas tradition first given to me by my French-Canadian sister-in-law in the form of a lovely homemade pie. Her family has made dozens of these to share every year with friends and family during the holiday season for generations. In fact, earlier generations stored their newly made pies in the snow banks outside their Quebec homes for keeping through the winter. The tradition of gathering the family to share the assembly of dozens of pies still thrives to this day. Her little grandson could not pronounce the name so he renamed them Santa pies, and the tradition continues. Serve with cornichons or gherkins and grainy Dijon mustard.

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 Broccoli Cheese Soup
Karin Christian

Broccoli Cheese Soup

This is a great, very flavorful soup. Good for serving at luncheons or special gatherings with a quiche. To make this soup a little fancier, add 1 cup sliced mushrooms and 1 cup white wine with the onions.

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 The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
J. Saunders

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Whenever you make these cookies for someone, be sure to bring along several copies of the recipe! You will be asked for it, I promise! NOTE: I make icing with confectioners' sugar and milk. I make it fairly thin, as I 'paint' the icing on the cookies with a pastry brush. Thin enough to spread easily but not so thin that it just makes your cookies wet and runs off.

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 Roasted Brussels Sprouts
JAQATAC

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This recipe is from my mother. It may sound strange, but these are really good and very easy to make. The Brussels sprouts should be brown with a bit of black on the outside when done. Any leftovers can be reheated or even just eaten cold from the fridge. I don't know how, but they taste sweet and salty at the same time!

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 Hot Pepper Jelly
ranger1

Hot Pepper Jelly

Enjoy this spicy treat on crackers with cream cheese. It also makes a festive holiday appetizer.

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 Salmon Patties I
Sue

Salmon Patties I

These salmon patties are delicious for lunch or dinner.

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 Chef John's Perfect Prime Rib
Chef John

Chef John's Perfect Prime Rib

This is a specific formula for achieving a perfectly pink prime rib cooked somewhere a shade under medium rare. To use this method you must have a full-sized, modern oven with a digital temperature setting that indicates when it is preheated. Older ovens with manual controls can vary greatly, and the doors may not have the proper insulation.

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