|Holiday Entertaining Guide|
The holidays are our favorite time to gather friends and family together for a festive occasion — small or large, casual or elegant. Get started with this all-inclusive guide, featuring our best hosting tips and favorite seasonal menus.
|Hanukkah with South American Sabor|
Jews around the world enjoy a variety of sizzling delicacies during the eight days of Hanukkah. These recipes were inspired by colorful and delicious South American ingredients.
|Holiday Eggnog: Not Just for Sipping|
Did you know that eggnog is not only a delicious drink but an excellent ingredient in baked goods? Simply use it in place of cream or milk in a recipe and voila! Here are a few great examples of eggnog desserts.
|St. Nick’s DIY Holiday Magic|
St. Nicholas was legendary for his generosity. Making a special gift and delivering it in secret is a great way recapture the magic of giving for the sheer joy of it. Use these step-by-step tips for being St. Nick anytime you like.
|Jalapeno, Sage and Orange Roasted Turkey|
Learn what our Willie Bird turkey giveaway winner did with his prize — and see the succulent results.
|Nate’s Christmas Pancakes|
See the festive breakfast recipe invented and submitted to us by a 10-year-old boy named Nate. They were a big hit in our test kitchen!
|Host a Chocolate Dessert Making Brunch|
We’re all invited to countless cookie exchanges during the holidays. Instead of cookies, this year invite your friends and neighbors over to tackle the dessert making task as a team and to celebrate chocolate — host a pre-holiday dessert making brunch.
|Cooking in a Food Truck|
Building construction this fall moved our test kitchen to a temporary food truck on the rooftop parking deck. The short stint was fun but challenging, as our test kitchen cook Sandra explains.
|5 New Ways with Game Day Chili|
Next game day, treat friends and family to one of these top-rated variations on classic chili. Or better yet, invite everyone into the kitchen for a chili cook-off and see which one wins the flavor test!
|Not Your Mom’s Cookie Exchange|
Read how one entertaining pro started a holiday tradition among her friends, bringing back the old fashioned idea of a cookie exchange.