Tex-Mex Taco Dip
Potato-Goat Cheese Gratin
Ready in just under an hour, this colorful party appetizer adds avocados, fresh spinach, and cream cheese to your typical taco dip. It's served best with scooped tortilla chips or vegetable dippers.
Roast Beef with Horseradish Cream
Even a rich dish such as potato gratin can be lightened by using nonfat milk and goat cheese; we've kept it robust with caramelized leeks and garlic.
Fresh Cranberry-Fig Relish
This easy roast recipe takes just 20 minutes of prep time. Freshly cracked peppercorns coupled with a simple horseradish cream sauce add delicious flavor to the beef.
Buffet Wild Rice
This no-cook recipe takes just 10 minutes to make. Leftover relish makes a delicious spread for turkey sandwiches.
Cheesy Mashed Potato Pots
The nutty flavor and chewy texture of wild rice and barley make pleasant contrast to the sweet flavor and crisp texture of the fresh pea pods. Curry powder adds a touch of heat.
Brimming with heavy cream and cheddar cheese, these scrumptious casseroles are extra indulgent.
Chopped Holiday Salad
Served whole and flavored with mildly hot red pepper and tangy lemon, these carrots are hard to resist.
Baked Fresh Ham with Cherry Glaze
This salad is a snap to make ahead. Marinate and tote the cut-up vegetables separately in resealable plastic bags, then unpack them in rows on a platter just before serving.
Herbed Leek Tart
A gorgeous cherry-glazed ham is the centerpiece of this pure and simple Christmas dinner menu. For a unique twist, try fresh pork shoulder instead.
Scott's Holiday Salad
Nutty Gruyere cheese, herbs, and pine nuts top this irresistible tart. Save time by making it with refrigerated pizza dough.
Spinach and Bean Salad
Scott Peacock's gelatin mold salad is vibrantly fresh and crunchy good -- a celebration of all things deliciously sweet and sour.
Pork with Cherry and Wild Rice Stuffing
A zippy ginger-soy dressing jazzes up this quick and easy salad recipe.
Pear-Blue Cheese Salad
An herbed wild-rice-and-sausage stuffing makes this pork loin a holiday favorite. To save time, prepare the stuffing the day before and refrigerate it until ready to roast.
Roasted Asparagus and Other Vegetables
The peppery flavor of curly endive makes a serendipitous match with sweet fresh pear slices and tangy blue cheese. Pecans cooked with salt, butter, and sugar add delicious crunch.
This six-ingredient side dish is ready in just 20 minutes. Carrots and potatoes make a lovely accompaniment to asparagus.
Serve these crowd-pleasing breadsticks with bottled marinara sauce or our easy-to-make Red Pepper Sauce (included with this recipe).
Green Beans with Lime
Serve this onion pudding, baked up with cheddar and garlic, in individual ramekins. Sage leaves make a beautiful garnish.
Rice Pudding with Dried Apricots
Lime peel brings fresh flavor to green beans cooked until crisp-tender. Toss with lime juice, salt, and pepper before serving.
Chocolate Amaretto-Apricot Crunch Pie
Crystallized ginger adds a sweet note to this slow-cooker variation of traditional rice pudding.
Thin slices of apricot, velvety whipped cream, and a sweet crumb mixture top this decadent pie.
Made from fresh, simple ingredients, these festive cranberry blondies will shine on any buffet table.
Pomegranate seeds steeped in brandy make a gorgeous garnish for this sparkling cocktail.
Eggnog freshened up with a colorful peppermint stick and a dash of cinnamon brings cheer to the holidays.
Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail
For a lighter holiday dessert, try this delicious cheesecake recipe, made with reduced-fat cream cheese and low-calorie cranberry juice.
Mixed Berry Crumble
Add a twist to the traditional toast by blending bubbly with pomegranate (or cranberry) juice.
For a delicious indulgence that's festive enough for a holiday party -- but simple enough for a weeknight dessert -- try this tart treat.