Weekly Wrap-Up: 12/9-12/15

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Weekly Wrap-Up: 12/9-12/15

In case you missed them, here’s a wrap up of our favorite blog posts of the week. Read, get inspired, and start cooking!

 

Truffled Mac & CheeseTruffled Mac & Cheese
Break out the special-occasion ingredients this time of year. Comforting macaroni and cheese reaches a new level with a drizzle of sumptuous truffle oil.
Gifts with TasteGifts with Taste
With the holidays just around the corner, we asked some top tastemakers in the food community to curate their own gift guides from our collection. Check out our Gifts with Taste and start making your own gift list!
Behind the Scenes: Scarpato PanettoneBehind the Scenes: Scarpato Panettone
In Italy, the holidays aren’t complete without panettone, the light, aromatic cake studded with dried fruits and scented with warm, toasty vanilla. The Scarpato panettone is one of our favorite foods we bring in this time of year! Read on for the inside story behind this delicious tradition.
Ingredient Spotlight: CabbageIngredient Spotlight: Cabbage
Cabbage may have a reputation as old-fashioned peasant food, but it’s at the center of a renaissance (kimchi, anyone?) Here are some of our best tips for working with cabbage, plus delicious new ways to prepare it from the Williams-Sonoma Test Kitchen.
Cookie Tips & TechniquesCookie Tips & Techniques
There’s nothing more satisfying to bake (and eat) at home than cookies. Here are our tips & techniques for making the perfect batch, every time.
How to Make Perfect CocktailsHow to Make Perfect Cocktails
To learn how to create classic cocktails at home, we turned to Rich Bubbico, the General Manager at Schiller’s Liquor Bar in New York. Here, he shares his best tips for mixing drinks: when to shake, when to stir, and the best drinks to serve a crowd.
Recipe Roundup: Gifts from the KitchenRecipe Roundup: Gifts from the Kitchen
We all know homemade gifts taste best. And while cookies always hit the spot, we have plenty of other sweet and savory treats that are perfect for sharing with friends and family this time of year. Here’s a roundup of our favorites!
Cookie Decorating How-TosCookie Decorating How-Tos
Beautifully decorated Christmas cookies make a wonderful and impressive gift that are almost too gorgeous to eat. We talked to food stylist Cathie Lopez about her tips and tricks and recipes for making foolproof, exquisite cookies every time.
Recipe Roundup: Elegant AppetizersRecipe Roundup: Elegant Appetizers
Hosting a holiday party this month? We’ve got you covered with a roundup of our favorite recipes for hors d’oeuvres that impress.
What We’re Reading: Schiller’s Liquor BarWhat We’re Reading: Schiller’s Liquor Bar
To help you make spirits bright this season, look to Keith McNally and Rich Bubbico, authors of the new book Schiller’s Liquor Bar Cocktail Collection. Here, we ask Rich all about how he started mixing cocktails, his favorite recipes from the book, and the most important techniques for mixing.
Grand Marnier SouffleGrand Marnier Souffle
A venerable French dessert, this dramatic souffle is always a showstopper. Serve it at the end of a special dinner for an elegant finale.
Crab Cake & Butter Lettuce SaladCrab Cake & Butter Lettuce Salad
Milky-sweet crab meat is a treat when formed into little cakes and panfried. If you can resist eating them immediately on their own, a bed of tender butter lettuce and a drizzle of creamy lemon dressing are a match made in heaven.
Cocktail Party MathCocktail Party Math
If you’re hosting a holiday party, plan for success by making sure you have everything you need to serve a crowd of any size, for any occasion. The numbers and quantities here will help you stock your bar and prep your appetizers — and we’ve also included some of our favorite recipes for a soiree.
Weekend Project: Homemade MarshmallowsWeekend Project: Homemade Marshmallows
Mix mugs of rich, delicious hot chocolate, and top them with these sweet, airy treats for a wintry drink you won’t forget. Here’s how it’s done!
Cookie of the Day: Chocolate Chip-Pecan BarsCookie of the Day: Chocolate Chip-Pecan Bars
Chocolate chips and pecans add texture and contrast to this big batch of blondies. See all of our Cookie of the Day posts here!
Beaufort, Chive and Black Pepper GougèresBeaufort, Chive and Black Pepper Gougères
The buttery flavor of French Beaufort cheese enhances these classic cheese puffs, which are perfect for entertaining. Bake a batch for your party this month!
Party Planner: Cocktail PartyParty Planner: Cocktail Party
With a few special touches, a cocktail party becomes the ultimate festive holiday occasion. We have everything you need to make spirits bright: handcrafted drink recipes, expert mixology tips and sparkling glassware.
Cookie Saturday: Tips and a Recipe from Baked!Cookie Saturday: Tips and a Recipe from Baked!
Every Saturday until Christmas, we’ll be talking to some top cookie experts for the inside scoop, sharing their best cookie tips and go-to recipes for the holidays. Here, we’re featuring Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, owners of the Brooklyn bakery Baked.

 

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