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Everyone loves cinnamon buns and making your own homemade sweet dough makes them even better.
The secret to this pie crust is the use of butter to make a fluffier and more flavorfull crust.
You can make your own pumpkin pie using sugar pumpkins and the usual ingredients like cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg and ginger.
Snowball cookies are similar to Russian Tea Cakes and Mexican Wedding Cookies.
Making turkey gravy from scratch tastes much better than almost anything you can buy that is already prepared.
Add butter, turkey stock, carrots, celery and onion to a bag of packaged stuffing to make this basic stuffing.
Roasting a pheasant is as easy as any other fowl. It has more flavor than turkey and is one of the more interesting fowls to consider serving around t
The only secret to this easy and fast salami crisp appetizer is to use very thin and good Italian dry salami.
All you need are small Phyllo tarts, roasted red peppers, small mozzarella balls (called pearls), and some pesto. All of the ingredients can be obtain
This is a perfect cheese alternative for your party or entertaining, and you can combine all of the ingredients in several minutes.
Olive cansarde is an Italian tradition. An assortment of raw vegetables marinated in oil and vinegar and placed in serving dishes.
This is a simple recipe that plays down the strong garlic taste that some versions of the cheese emphasize.
Author and blogger Jane Ward likes to follow tradition but found this leek and pecan version of stuffing and now it is a staple for her turkey.
Gravy can be made in the matter of minutes if you make the roux properly before mixing.
Do not let time prevent you from making your own quick stuffing, flavored with Granny Smith apples and fresh sage.
Sugar cranberries are especially popular during the holidays but are a great treat if you like the combination of sweet and tart.
Roasted chestnuts are a tradition at Christmas. Called castagne in Italian, they are roasted with wine and salt.
Stuffed Top Neck Clams are a little larger than Little Necks and Cherrystones and have a sea, salty taste.
A Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque is a typical vegetable cream soup. Combine with chicken broth and heavy cream as a finish.
This Baked Leeks recipe is the one new recipe that is so delicious - and so seasonally legitimate - it is destined to become a family tradition.
Whether this is your first time, or your 50th, hosting, this Green Bean Casserole is a recipe you'll want to have on your Thanksgiving table year after year.
This time saving ham and spinach breakfast dish will make a great addition to any holiday brunch or breakfast gathering.
This apple custard pie is an heirloom recipe found by the Brass Sisters.
A perfect apple tart should have a firm bottom to its crust but be flaky and flavorful as well.
The essential ingredients are boursin cheese (a soft creamy cheese), a thin piece of prosciutto, and phyllo dough.
Baccala, or salted codfish, is a favorite dish of the Italians and Portuguese. This is one of the many ways to bake cod.
This Sweet Potato Casserole, with its creamy bright orange base, its familiar fluffy top crust of golden brown marshmallows is a tradition that resides with many families.
You may only cook a turkey one day a year but it is easy to make a perfectly cooked bird - brown on the outside and fully cooked and moist on the inside.
With a nod to the classic BLT sandwich, it will be hard to pull your guests away from this dip.
Homemade apple pie can be made much more quickly using a high quality refrigerated pie dough. The secret ingredient here is butter.
What makes this Baked Stuffed Shrimp recipe so good are the shallots and white wine that are sprinkled over the baking pan before cooking.
These Italian holiday treats are little bites of fried dough slathered in a honey/Kayo syrup mixture and topped with bits of chocolate, toasted nuts and fresh cinnamon.
This roast comes together quickly, feeds a crowd, looks fantastic on dinner plates at home or on a buffet table and, most importantly, it is delicious.
The ingredients for this drink are eggnog, coffee, Sherry, Brandy, whipped cream, ground nutmeg and coffee ice cream.
To make this flavored butter just mix butter, some brown sugar and of course honey.
Pumpkin bread is a holiday tradition and treat for many. Serve this with the honey butter recipe.
Whipped cream can be flavored with vanilla or else try coffee, chocolate, orange zest or liqueur.
The creamy bake of green beans, condensed soup, and crunchy onion topping in this recipe for Broccoli Casserole is certainly a crowd pleaser.
Cake decorating takes many forms and varieties as shown in these clever snowmen made out of buttercream frosting.
What could be more fun for Christmas than to make a Santa Face as your next cake decorating project.
This one of the three Christmas cupcakes you can learn to decorate on your own, a Christmas Tree, a Santa Face and this Christmas Wreath.
You can make this Christmas Tree Cupcake by using basic butter cream frosting, a piping bag, #67 and #3 tips, and an offset spatula.
As a mother of six, Jancey Smith knows how to make a hearty, home-cooked meal for a big bunch. Enter, the Sunrise Square, a bright, cheesy breakfast casserole to end all breakfast casseroles.
This recipe for Potatoes au Gratin is so simple, so easy, so satisfying, and so very traditional. You’ll find potatoes au gratin goes with any roast – a turkey, a roast beef, even ham.
These crisps elegantly combine the sweet and soft asparagus with salty and crispy prosciutto; a delicious blend of flavors and textures.
This Turkey Pot Pie is a great way to reintroduce the main event from the night before, in a different, but just as delicious way.
A slow cooker is a busy person's most useful appliance, especially around the holidays. Spend your time out of the kitchen and with your friends and loved ones.
There could not be a more perfect ending to your Thanksgiving or Christmas meal than this Marlborough pie.
With its rich chocolate taste and slight crunch, these cookies are also perfect for the sweet tooth that often accompanies the end of a warm meal.
Perfect for when time is limited this Bolognese Sauce with Thanksgiving Leftovers is a twist on a classic Italian meal that is undeniably delicious.
Chiffon cake tastes as elegant as it sounds. Set aside the boxed cakes this holiday season and really dress up the dessert table with an elegant Chiffon cake.
With all of the holiday festivities to attend and possibly host this season, having a unique yet simple recipe for hors d'oeuvres is always ideal. Leave the cheese and crackers to the wayside this hol
Part dessert, part party this cocktail is sure to spread a little cheer.
Biscuits and Gravy is the ultimate comfort food. With a couple of short cuts in the recipe video, Jancey Smith saves you valuable time and energy in the kitchen.
With common ingredients and a skillet, cipollini onions are transformed into a stellar side dish. Learn how to make Caramelized Balsamic Onions in this recipe video.
A side dish that also serves as the ultimate comfort food, this video recipe for Four Cheese Scalloped Potatoes is best served to a hungry crowd.
A spin off of the traditional amaretto sour, the Amaretto Sour with Bourbon is a mixture of amaretto, bourbon and a homemade sweet and sour mix.
Warmer weather means warm weather cocktails. No, not the kind with umbrellas, the traditional kinds: the ones that originated in the 1800s. The Gin and Tonic.
Fresh is best when preparing a holiday meal for your family, and fresh also means simple and elegant with this succulent Mushroom Cream Sauce creation.
The holidays conjure up visions of family, fun, and food….and green bean casseroles, of course. Why not treat your family and guests to a mini gourmet green bean casserole appetizer?
Reflecting the majesty of the Amalfi coast of Italy, this shrimp sauté from Mary Ann Esposito called Gamberoni all’Amalfitana embodies the spirit of the simplicity and elegance of fresh seafood.
Drink to the season and your health with the Power Berry Aroni Cocktail, a superfruit beer loaded with antioxidants.
Create holiday excitement in gift giving and decorating with these ideas that make you smile and revive your senses of the season.
Festive cookie creating doesn’t have to be difficult to be delicious. These easy to make cookies have a lovely, chewy consistency with a bourbon and vanilla flavor.
This Chocolate Bourbon Bark can be served up on a festive plate or dressed up as a gift in a decorative tins box, plate or bag. This bark with a bite can’t be beat!
Infuse your holiday with some special chocolate bark! Above and beyond the usual bark fare is this Mystery Chef recipe for an elegant Black Cherry Chocolate Bourbon made with Jim Beam’s infused bourbon.
These chocolate caribou cuties, Rudolph and his pop pals, are made from our favorite combination of dessert favorites: chocolate, pretzels, M&Ms and nuts.
Regal food for the holidays is as simple as serving these delectable appetizers, made from four of the finest Italian cheeses: ricotta, gorgonzola dolce, fontina and parmigiano reggiano.
Not only are they healthy appetizers, these cute penguin characters sitting on their cheese icebergs create a unique holiday centerpiece and a conversation piece.