Find delicious holiday recipes, create a menu for Christmas dinner, and serve the perfect Christmas punch! We have you covered with recipes for elegant holiday appetizers, Christmas dinners, and more. If you're expecting a lot of guests this holiday, our Christmas casserole recipes feed a crowd and feature festive seasonal ingredients. It can be a busy time of year, so our make-ahead side dishes work great as low-key Christmas recipe ideas. But when it comes to Christmas cooking, we like to skip right to dessert. Our Christmas cookies are some of the most popular recipes on our site, and they don't disappoint. Gingerbread cookies, thumbprint cookies, and sugar cookies all make the cut. Or start a new tradition with our Christmas candy recipes and look to our Christmas pies or holiday cakes for your next party. It's also a great time of year to pair a special drink with your dinner or desserts. Our festive holiday drink recipes include fabulous cocktails and punch ideas that will keep guests mingling.
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- How to Mash Potatoes
- How to Frost Sugar Cookies
- How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies Chewy or Crispy
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- How to Decorate Cookies with Icing
Make-Ahead Christmas Recipes
Crowd-Pleasing Holiday Recipes
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Traditional Holiday Recipes -- Made Heart-Healthy
Have a heart-healthy holiday. Your favorite recipes have been healthfully remastered and taste just as good.
Holiday Appetizer Buffet Recipes
Jaws will drop and mouths will water when people encounter what you’ve delivered to the holiday buffet.
Elegant Dinner Party Buffet
From finger food starters to sweet desserts, share some happy this holiday with these dinner party recipes.
Classic Holiday Recipes from Our Cookbook
The Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book has been serving up holiday recipes for decades. Here are our favorites.
Make-Ahead Holiday Side Dishes
Start your holiday cooking early with these no-fuss side dishes that can easily be made before the big day.
Delightful Christmas Brunch Recipes
Yes, Christmas brunch can be delightful and stress-free again with the help of these easy and make-ahead recipes.
Crowd-Pleasing Holiday Casserole Recipes
Have a happier, heartier holiday meal when you serve one of our best holiday casserole recipes.
Delicious Ideas for Christmas Leftovers
Cook once; eat twice. Christmas dinner leftovers become an irresistible post-holiday delight.
Our Best Christmas Dinner Menus
Each Christmas menu is a main dish paired with two or three side dishes to make meal planning easy.
Pure & Simple Christmas Dinner Recipes
Use fresh, seasonal, and locally grown ingredients for a wholesome holiday meal to share with friends and family.
"Home for the Holidays" Brunch
Impress your guests with the help of this holiday guide.
Our Favorite Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Recipes
Our Test Kitchen staff collected their favorite holiday recipes from over the years to share with you and yours.
Easy Holiday Dinner Recipes from Scott Peacock
Get Scott's top six recipe picks for a stress-free holiday feast.
Gifts for Pets: Homemade Treats
Surprise the pet-lover in your life with food gifts for their cat or dog. Our wrapping ideas make them extra cute.
Simple Christmas Food Gifts
Present a sweet homemade food gift to friends, coworkers, and loved ones.
Luscious Homemade Food Gifts
Give a gift this Christmas season that everyone can enjoy: Food!
Festive 15-Minute Holiday Drinks
In only 15 minutes you can be sipping on one of these festive Christmas drink recipes.
25-Minute (or Less) Holiday Appetizers
Take the stress out of the holidays with party appetizer recipes ready in 25 minutes or less!
Festive & Fun Holiday Drinks
Welcome your guests with these fresh and festive holiday drinks or cocktails.
Top 10 Holiday Drinks
Pair any great party with one of these festive holiday drinks. From punch to hot cocoa, we have you covered.
Sippers for Santa
Give Santa a break from the standard milk and cookies with one of these refreshing beverages
Get in the holiday spirit with Christmas cupcake recipes decorated like snowmen, Christmas trees, and more.
Christmas Cookie Recipes
These stunning Christmas cookie recipes will steal the show on the holiday dessert buffet.
Red and Green Christmas Cookies
Feeling festive? Step into the kitchen and whip up any of these red and green Christmas cookie recipes.
Master Popular Desserts & Breads
Does baking equal burning for you? Check out these easy to follow guides on how to bake the essentials.
White and Gold Christmas Cookies
Create delicious Christmas cookies in elegant hues of white and gold for a special holiday sweet.
Traditional Holiday Desserts from Around the World
From Austrian cookies to French pastries, bake an authentic traditional holiday dish that’s out of this world.
Luscious Chocolate-Peanut Butter Holiday Desserts
This classic flavor combination can be done in so many tasty ways. Here are our best pb and chocolate ideas.
Warm & Delicious Bread Pudding Recipes
Bread pudding is a perfect dessert to bring comfort and joy to your family after a big holiday meal.
Decadent White Chocolate Desserts
Wintery white cakes and cookies make a delicious statement on your holiday buffet.
Fresh Ideas for Gingerbread
As the star of the dish or as a subtle flavor accent, cranberries are a classic side at any Christmas meal.
Fresh Ideas for Gingerbread
Leave the gingerbread houses for the kids. These gingerbread desserts are an upgrade to the sweet holiday treat.
Gorgeous Pies and Tarts for the Holidays
Start a new tradition this holiday: pie contest! If you make one of these, you’re sure to be the winner.
Irresistible Holiday Cakes
Thank goodness resolutions don’t start until January 1. You’ll have plenty of time for these cake desserts.
Our Best Christmas Candy
Wow the women in your cookie exchange by bringing one of these irresistible candied treats.
Stunning Peppermint Desserts
Peppermint soothes the belly after a big meal. These desserts will surely make you feel good.
Winter Holiday Desserts
Instead of leaving cookies and milk for Santa, share one of these sweet holiday desserts.
Santa's Reindeer Sugar Cookies
Transform classic sugar cookies into a festive (and delicious) display of all of Santa's reindeer.
Christmas Sugar Cookies
Whether you like your sugar cookies soft or crisp, simply decorated or frosted with intricate designs, these sugar...
Classic Christmas Cookies
Every holiday it's the classic Christmas cookies we look forward to most. Here are the best-loved cookie recipes.
This holiday season, get the kids involved in making classic gingerbread cookies for party treats, favors, gifts, o...
Create a warm and cozy holiday home that rings "Christmas is here!" from the kitchen to the guest room.
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