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Serious Entertaining: Christmas Dinner to Feed a Crowd

Serious Entertaining Niki Achitoff-Gray Post a comment

Tempted though I may be to dictate your holiday spread, I'm given to understand that each family has its steadfast Christmas traditions. And hey, I'm working on my generosity of spirit. So, rather than give you a whittled-down selection à la Serious Entertainings of time past, we're instead going to embark on a little choose-your-own-adventure...adventure. More

Seven Takes on the Feast of the Seven Fishes in NYC

New York Lana Bortolot 7 comments

The numbers vary—seven, nine, 11, even unlucky 13. The menus vary. And few agree on the origins of the tradition. But no matter on what side of the debate you sit, one collective truth rings clear: the Italian "Feast of the [Seven] Fishes," served on Christmas Eve, is a time to eat, drink, and be satiated. In New York, there is no shortage of feasts to choose from. Here we've rounded up seven takes on the seven fishes. Like anyone who has ever studied the Italian language knows, it's not always what you say—it's how you say it. More

21 Cakes to Make for Your Christmas Feast

Sweets Cleo von Siebenthal 2 comments

There's no better way to end your Christmas feast than with a delicious, festive cake. From beautiful tiered centerpieces to boozy finales, here are our favorite picks of the season. More

Cranberry Quince Chutney

Serious Eats Emily Teel 4 comments

This wintry chutney, spiced with clove and bright with cranberries and tangerine, is versatile for the holidays either as a gift or on a cheese tray. Plus, the natural pectin in the cranberries helps it set even with a short cooking time, so you can spend less time preserving and more time partying More

Bake the Book: German Chocolate Cake

Sweets Emma Kobolakis 14 comments

If you're already sick of pumpkin, but searching for a dessert that can feed a holiday crowd, look no further than The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook's German chocolate cake. Crunchy, chewy frosting is spread between sweet and simple chocolate cake. It's an intersection of coconut, chocolate, and toasted pecan that's deeply satisfying. More

Holiday Baking: Candy Cane Cream Puffs

Sweets Stephanie Stiavetti 1 comment

Cream puffs? For Christmas? These once-dainty treats are super-sized and mint-ified for the holidays, making for a perfect (easy but exciting) addition to your seasonal table. More

Preserved: Cranberry Potpourri Jam

Sweets Stephanie Stiavetti Post a comment

This cranberry potpourri jam is inspired by the little fruit-orange sachets I used to make as a kid. The warm, spicy scent is so inviting, you might just keep a jar in your sock drawer. More

Cranberry Potpourri Jam

Serious Eats Stephanie Stiavetti Post a comment

This cranberry potpourri jam is inspired by the little fruit-orange sachets I used to make as a kid. The warm, spicy scent is so inviting, you might just keep a jar in your sock drawer. More

11 Cakes To Make For Christmas

Sweets Hally Wolhandler 2 comments

No way around it, the holidays are more than a little bit about decadence. And while beautiful holiday cookies are great, what makes a better centerpiece for your festive meal than a gorgeously iced cake? More

10 Christmas-Themed Hot Dogs

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 13 comments

Some of the nation's top hot dog chefs have come up with some wild and delicious yuletide-themed concoctions. We've got a lot of reindeer dogs going on as well as some other crazy specials, like a cognac, lamb and pork sausage at Hot Doug's topped with mint mustard cream and double creme brie. And who said Christmas doesn't inspire crazy hot dogs! More

Seven Gift-Worthy Winter Preserves

Sweets Lucy Baker 2 comments

So you didn't stockpile a bounty of summer preserves to give out over the holidays? Neither did I. But it's not too late! Just because berry season is long gone doesn't mean you can't whip up a batch or two of homemade jam sure to please everyone on your gift list. More

Spiced Cranberry Cabernet Jam

Serious Eats Lucy Baker Post a comment

This is a rich, festive holiday jam with a pronounced red wine flavor. Try it with cheese, hearty whole-grain breads, or as a filling for thumbprint or sandwich cookies. More

Wake and Bake: Individual Spiced Fruitcakes

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 5 comments

Yeah, you're probably not even going to click through, are you. More

Individual Spiced Fruitcakes

Serious Eats Carrie Vasios Mullins 4 comments

These mini spice cakes are filled with candied fruit, and they're the perfect size for gift-giving. More

Scooped: Fruitcake Ice Cream

Sweets Max Falkowitz 2 comments

An ode to fruitcake that's easy to love, with a rum-orange ice cream base and real dried fruit, not chemically candied cherries. More

Fruitcake Ice Cream

Serious Eats Max Falkowitz 4 comments

An ode to fruitcake that's easy to love, with a rum-orange ice cream base and real dried fruit, not chemically candied cherries. More

Holiday Jell-O Poke Cake

Serious Eats Alexandra Penfold 2 comments

The basic recipe is simple: 1 box white cake mix + 1 box Jell-O = fun. We've saved the fun, but made the cake from scratch. More

American Classics: Holiday Jell-O Poke Cake

Sweets Alexandra Penfold 1 comment

Also known as Jell-O rainbow cake, this seriously retro dessert is typically made with 1 box of white cake mix and 1 box of Jell-O. We've made a homemade version that amps up the flavor but keeps the fun. More

Pie of the Week: Eggnog Cream Pie

Sweets Lauren Weisenthal 2 comments

This easy to prepare pie stars store-bought eggnog. The nog is turned into a creamy pudding that's nestled in a gingersnap crust and topped by whipped cream and freshly grated nutmeg. More

Decorated Holiday Sugar Cookies

Serious Eats Carrie Vasios Mullins 2 comments

These thin sugar cookies are ready to be rolled out and decorated in full holiday style. More

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