Christmas 2023: Recipes, Menus, Gift Ideas, More!
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Tips for Freezing Holiday (or Any Day) Cookies
Cookies are one of the easiest things to get a jump on when it comes to planning for the holidays. And most recipes freeze beautifully. So if you have the space, and you’ve already got our recommended tools for easy baking, why not start? We’ve got some tips for freezing those homemade treats.You have two very obvious options when it comes to freezing cookies: before baking or after.
May 11, 2022
Our Guide to the Make-Ahead Brunch
As I was planning my Mother’s Day brunch a few weeks ago, I looked back through our tips and advice for making brunch ahead of time and discovered that we have written quite a lot on this topic over the years. What can I say — most of us aren’t morning people! When making brunch, we like to get a head start.
May 11, 2022
The Surprising Truth About Crêpes Suzette
They're so much easier to make than you think.
Apr 29, 2022
Pair Poached Shrimp with Homemade Thousand Island Dressing for the Perfect Bite
Swap out the usual cocktail sauce with this tangy-creamy mayonnaise-based dressing.
Apr 22, 2022
How to Make Soft and Tender Dinner Rolls
Warm rolls will make any dinner better. Don't forget the dish of salted butter!
Mar 30, 2022
Pineapple Ham Glaze
This sweet and savory glaze for baked ham will become your go-to.
Apr 8, 2022
Ham and Potato Soup
Turn leftover ham into a cozy bowl of creamy, comforting goodness.
Apr 4, 2022
I Tried Nearly a Dozen Frozen Apple Pies — One Stood Out as the Best and the Closest to Homemade
Taste Test
It also happened to be the prettiest!
Mar 14, 2022
The Fast and Fancy Appetizer Your Guests Will Go Wild For
The only dinner party appetizer you need.
Feb 28, 2022
Whipped Hot Chocolate
If you're on Team Whipped Cream, this is the recipe for you.
Feb 21, 2022
Lobster Mac and Cheese
Three cheeses and tender lobster make this the most decadent mac and cheese recipe.
Feb 6, 2022
Ginger Snaps
Sweet, spicy perfection.
Feb 5, 2022
Sponge Cake
Top with fruit and whipped cream, or layer it into a trifle.
Jan 31, 2022
Classic New York Cheesecake
A note from the cross-tester: "It truly is the best NY cheesecake I’ve ever had!"
Jan 27, 2022
Spinach Gratin
A comforting yet elegant blend of cheese, eggs, and spinach.
Jan 25, 2022
Deep-Fried Brussels Sprouts
Crispy, caramelized perfection in just 20 minutes.
Jan 22, 2022
Recipe: Cider-Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
Up the ante on Brussels sprouts this Thanksgiving with bacon and a sweet apple cider glaze.
Jan 13, 2022
Recipe: Wild Rice and Kale Casserole
Vegetarian comfort food at its finest.
Jan 13, 2022
I Tried 4 Popular Cut-Out Sugar Cookie Recipes and Found the Only One You’ll Ever Need
Celebrity Recipe Showdown
Attention, holiday bakers — this is very best cut-out sugar cookie recipe.
Jan 11, 2022
Dynamite Lumpia
Surprise and delight your guests with this Filipino-style jalapeño popper.
Dec 29, 2021
Freeze-Ahead Horta Phyllo Pockets
These crispy, buttery phyllo triangles stuffed with mixed greens and feta cheese are a favorite with guests.
Dec 28, 2021
Smoky Brussels Sprouts Frittata
The cheesy, wholesome answer for right now.
Dec 27, 2021
Lumpia Shanghai
Between the savory filling and the crispy fried exterior, lumpia are easy to love.
Dec 26, 2021
Baked Eggnog Custards
We all have holiday traditions we remember from growing up. When I think about my own, I think about my mom spending hours on Baked Alaska for my father’s company Christmas party each year. I think about stockings and lottery tickets on Christmas Eve and new pajamas. And I think about baked custards. In our house, baked custard wasn’t reserved just for the holidays.
Dec 23, 2021
Mashed Potato Stuffed Shells
Kitchn Love Letters
Jumbo shells are stuffed with mashed potatoes and cheese for the ultimate carb-in-carb combo.
Dec 23, 2021
Diner Breakfast Egg Bake
This easy casserole brings all your a.m. favorites together in one dish.
Dec 23, 2021
Overnight Merguez and Mushroom Strata
Your holiday breakfast just got a whole lot better.
Dec 23, 2021
Shakshuka-ish Breakfast Casserole with Feta Drop Biscuits
The classic Middle Eastern breakfast dish is reimagined in casserole form.
Dec 23, 2021
Double Chocolate Croissant French Toast Casserole
Croissants + chocolate chips + chocolate milk = a dreamy holiday breakfast!
Dec 22, 2021
The Trader Joe’s Pastry That Makes Me Feel Like a Kid on Christmas Day
Groceries
"I strongly suggest you snatch one up."
Dec 21, 2021
Ron Ponche
The Panamanian custard-style beverage is creamy, spiced perfection.
Dec 21, 2021
Buttermilk Waffles
Your search for the perfect waffle recipe ends here.
Dec 21, 2021
These Are All the Year-End Mattress Deals Worth Shopping
Shopping
Most are even editor tested (and loved)!
Dec 20, 2021
5 Tips for the Best Chocolate Bark
Nail this classic edible holiday gift.
Dec 20, 2021
Holiday Cooking Just Got Easier with This Super-Simple Sheet Pan Dinner
Everything will be ready in just 45 minutes!
Dec 20, 2021
Bagna Cauda
It's an ultra savory, pleasantly pungent bath for veggies.
Dec 20, 2021
Gingerbread Blondies
They're packed with winter spices, creamy white chocolate, and pecans.
Dec 20, 2021
Creamy, Crispy Scalloped Corn
The crispy, buttery Ritz cracker topping makes it totally irresistible.
Dec 19, 2021
Eggnog Pancakes
'Tis the season for Christmas-flavored pancakes.
Dec 19, 2021
Cranberry Bliss Bars
With a soft chewy blondie base and a creamy white chocolate frosting, they're pure bliss.
Dec 17, 2021
Christmas Manicotti
This recipe will surely fill every red sauce lover’s deepest desire, and offers an alternative to more traditional holiday fare.
Dec 17, 2021
5 Tips (and 1 Cheat) for Making the Best Fudge
No more grainy fudge!
Dec 15, 2021
35 Fast and Fancy Appetizers for Your Christmas Dinner
The best party nibbles are the ones that are the simplest to prepare yet feel special and holiday-worthy.
Oct 20, 2021
White Hot Chocolate
It's endlessly customizable.
Dec 13, 2021
Cashew Caramel Cookies
Jesse's Cookie Club
These cashew cookies are salty, sweet, and filled with a chewy caramel center.
Dec 12, 2021
Red Velvet Cheesecake
It's little over-the-top, in the best way possible.
Dec 12, 2021
These 6 Tips Will Make Your Sugar Cookies So Much Better
Expert baker Jerrelle Guy shares her secrets.
Dec 12, 2021
Winter Pimm’s Punch
It's refreshingly tart and delicately sweet, with a soft background of warm spices.
Dec 9, 2021
10 Unique Handmade Etsy Finds That’ll Make Your Holiday Table Sparkle
Shopping
Merry and bright!
Dec 8, 2021
Honey Miso Party Mix
Salty, sweet, crunchy, and delicious.
Dec 8, 2021
The Cookware Site That Has Something for Everyone on Your Shopping List
Shopping
Check out these gorgeous kitchen essentials.
Dec 7, 2021
Reverse-Sear Roast Beef
Transforms a budget cut into something worthy of a fancy restaurant.
Dec 7, 2021
These Affordable Gifts from Etsy Are Perfect for Any Occasion
Shopping
Find fun barware, customizable kitchen tools, pet accessories, and more.
Dec 7, 2021
You Can Make Your Own Boozy Gingerbread Dive Bar with This Kit from Miller High Life
It'll even include vintage edible wall art!
Dec 6, 2021
Rainbow Potato Stacks
An elegant, flavorful, extra-colorful way to serve potatoes that everyone at the table will love.
Dec 5, 2021
Reddit’s “World’s Best Gingerbread” Is Over 100 Years Old — And Still the Best for Holiday Baking
Think gingerbread is just for houses and people-shaped cookies? Think again.
Dec 3, 2021
My Mom’s Dutch Stollen
To me, the joy of stollen is that you don’t have to be precious about the shape, and you can be flexible on what you include in the dough based on your preferences.
Dec 4, 2021
Rainbow Cookies
Our love runs deep.
Dec 3, 2021
Vintage Pinwheel Cookies
Chocolate and vanilla, slice and bake, easy and elegant — these cookies have it all!
Dec 3, 2021
Honey Cookies with Lemon and Nutmeg
In an era of rationing, honey stood in for sugar and shortening took the place of butter in this simple, delicious cookie.
Dec 3, 2021
The Original Chocolate Brownie Cookies
Way back in the 2000s, pastry chef Claudia Fleming combined a cookie and a brownie. The rest is history.
Dec 3, 2021
Black Cocoa and Peppermint Pinwheels
A bold treat for modern times.
Dec 3, 2021
Jumbo Chewy Honey Spice Cookies
Big and bold with soft and chewy middles and crispy edges for days. What's not to love?
Dec 3, 2021
Coconut Macaroon Blossoms
A coconutty macaroon with a dark chocolate Hershey’s Kiss nestled on top. Super simple; simply perfect.
Dec 3, 2021
Moravian Spiced Linzer Cookies
Add this dynamic duo to your holiday must-bake list.
Dec 3, 2021
Salty-Sweet Snack Drawer Bars
They're a maximalist version of the classic '80s seven-layer bar.
Dec 3, 2021
Vanilla Oat Milk Latte Shortbread Sticks
Calling all oatmilk latte-lovers!
Dec 3, 2021
Hot Chocolate Bomb Cookies
Fudgy chocolate cookies and molten marshmallows are a match made in cookie heaven.
Dec 3, 2021
Miso Caramel Cardamom Thumbprints
A new take on a classic combo.
Dec 3, 2021
Berry Blast Marbled Sugar Cookies
Three different freeze-dried berries give them a striking, swirling pattern.
Dec 3, 2021
Classic 1920s Orange Drop Cookies
They were easy, elegant, and packed with the of-the-moment flavor: orange.
Dec 3, 2021
Classic Spritz Cookies
The simple spritz is all about the butter.
Dec 3, 2021