Delicious Holiday Flavor Pairings
Rustic Blood Orange Tart with Salted Pecan Crust
Sugar-dusted blood oranges atop a golden salted pecan crust: What's not to love? Grab a slice while you can -- these gorgeous tarts will be gone in a flash.
Forget brines and marinades. This turkey fashions something even better: bacon. Cover your holiday turkey with crisp strips of applewood-smoked bacon, laying them in a lovely lattice pattern. A drizzle of bacon-onion gravy adds the final touch.
Orange-Kissed Vanilla Bean Pillows
Half sweet. Half tart. These golden holiday cookies one-up those childhood vanilla wafers by infusing them with a smack of sun-kissed citrus. (We always knew they'd be better with a little sass.)
Acorn Squash with Bacon-Chive Crumbs
This year we're cooking squash like never before. Soak the golden veggie in apple cider then top with crispy bacon-chive crumbles for a side that's both stunning and delicious.
Lush yet crusty, savory but sweet -- every elegant bite of these rustic crostini offers the best of both worlds. Top the stunning starters with fresh sage leaves to heighten their soft butternut flavor.
Apple-Cinnamon Winter Sangria
They did it again. Besties apple and cinnamon meet in this snowy-cold winter sangria that's bursting with sweet holiday flavor. Don't forget to garnish the brandy-spiked drinks with a stick (or two) of fresh cinnamon.
Rum-Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake
Bundt cakes don't have to be boring -- spice yours up with rum and vanilla beans! The charming duo is equal parts rich and sweet, and the cake looks even better when baked in a ridged pan.
Dulce de Leche Hazelnut-Pumpkin Pie
Not a fan of pumpkin pie? Please. Thanks to its dulce-de-leche cream and hazelnut pastry crust, one slice of this smooth liqueur-laden dessert will turn you into a fanatic.
Pumpkin Pie Twist: Made with Sweet Potatoes!
Why settle for one when you can easily have both? Sweet potato and pumpkin join forces in this fabulous, two-in-one holiday pie -- we'll show you how to get the perfect filling!
Brown Sugar- and Whiskey-Glazed Ham
Take holiday ham from marginal to marvelous with a simple glaze featuring three unexpected ingredients: a can of soda, brown sugar, and bourbon.
Manchego and Brandied-Cherry Scones
Cheese and cherries. Two words you rarely hear together -- until now. Pair the brandy-soaked fruit with tangy Manchego cheese for a scone that's perfect for after-dinner tea time.
Butternut Squash Maple-Bacon Casserole
Here's a golden casserole idea: top creamy butternut squash with syrup-slathered bacon. A quick toss in cinnamon adds even more candylike flavor to the bacon-onion topper.
Eggnog and Rum Fudge Pie
Rum isn't only for eggnog. Fudge joins in on the flavor fun, making a merry match for ordinary holiday pie. The frozen dessert starts with a chocolate crumb crust and finishes with a light meringue topping.
Blue Cheese and Pine Nut Puffs
Blue cheese is hot right now. Try it baked into flaky pine nut pastries alongside Gruyere and a sprinkling of sea salt. The warm puffs make undoubtedly satisfying starters.
Salted Caramel Flan with Blackberries
Flan -- a Mexican specialty dessert -- gets inspiration from trendy salted caramel, which we infused into the treat. Juicy blackberries top it off.
Broccolini with Peas and Seared Lemons
Greens never tasted so good. Sunny slices of lip-puckering lemon brighten up the classic holiday side along with a dusting of fiery red pepper.
No leftovers here! You'll want every last forkful of this maple-spiked mascarpone cheesecake. Top it with candied walnuts for an undeniable dessert you won't want to share.
Maple-Mustard Ham Rolls with Mac and Cheese
Holidays without a side of mac? Never! Macaroni lovers will swoon over this revamped recipe featuring their favorite noodle wrapped in ham and drizzled in a tangy-sweet maple-Dijon glaze.