Better Homes & Gardens December 2011 Recipes
Candy Cane Trifles
White Chocolate-Gingerbread Trifle
Vanilla Cream-Fruitcake Trifle
Think you don't like fruitcake? Thank again. Slices of dense fruit-studded cake meld with a smooth vanilla pastry cream, rum-soaked fruit, and candied pecans.
Jam-Topped Eggnog Trifle
Wine-Poached Pear Trifle
Fluffy vanilla sponge cake soaks up the flavor of syrupy red-wine-poached pears and cranberries. The whipped cream layer gets and extra boost of richness from mascarpone and toasted hazelnuts. If mascarpone isn't your thing, whipped cream cheese is the perfect stand-in. you can also trade purchased pound cake for the homemade cake layers.
Quick Jam Drops
Frozen Coco-Coffee Bites
No time to bake? No problem! You don't even need to turn on the oven to create these irresistible treats from cookbook author Dorie Greenspan.
Tangy Spice Squares
In this quick recipe from baking guru Dorie Greenspan, a spice-flavored crust is topped with smooth custard before baking.
No-Bake Chocolate Crunchers
Curried Chicken Stew
Winter Garden Polenta
Beef and Carrot Ragu
Pork Loin with Butternut Squash
Rosemary Potato Soup with Crispy Carrots
Double-Cheddar Holiday Biscuits
These warm buttermilk biscuits are sure to disappear from your holiday table quickly thanks to the delightful surprise of sharp cheddar cheese.
Herb-and-Garlic-Crusted Pork Roast
A two-layer crust locks in the juice and adds flavor to this succulent pork roast. Before roasting, begin by spreading a layer of bacon, apricot preserves, and garlic on the pork roast. Then, top with a coating of bread crumbs, parsley, and rosemary.
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Lemon
This recipe is sure to win over Brussels sprouts-haters. A drizzle of olive oil, sprinkle of salt and pepper, and squeeze of fresh lemon are the only ingredients needed to transform them into a mouthwatering side dish.
This thick fruit sauce takes just 10 minutes of prep time. Cherries, apricots, apple slices, and dried plums are reduced with port wine and sugar to create a deeply flavored mixture that's delicious spooned over meat or served with a cheese tray.
Scalloped Russet and Sweet Potatoes
Two types are potatoes are layered with sautéed onions and a creamy sauce in this comforting side dish. Nutmeg and thyme add holiday flavor.