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From the Archives: Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb

J. Kenji López-Alt 5 comments

Crisp-crusted, with salty bits of crackling fat and a moist, pink, juicy interior, a boneless roasted leg of lamb is one of those spring treats that makes me wish winter came more than once a year just so we'd have more excuses to cook it. I'm not sure exactly when lamb became associated with Easter, but I'd like to thank the person who made it happen (it baffles me how little lamb we eat in this country compared to the Big Three meats). More

From the Archives: How to Pick and Cook a Holiday Ham

J. Kenji López-Alt 1 comment

Ham season is upon us, which means that we should all be brushing up on our cured pork knowledge. Don't know the difference between a city and a country ham? Don't know how to cook them even if you do know the difference? Don't know how to serve them once they're done cooking? Don't worry, we got you covered with answers to all those questions and more in our Guide to How to Pick and Cook a Holiday Ham. More

Don't Forget About Christmas Breakfast!

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 3 comments

Opening presents can be exhausting. Pulling ribbons, tearing apart paper, dancing with joy at your new best gift. Best to fuel up, or reward yourself afterwards, with a delicious homemade Christmas breakfast. More

Taste Test: Does Using Better Quality Alcohol Make Better Tasting Fruitcake?

Sweets Christopher Stephens 8 comments

Is it worth the expense to use top-shelf liquor in your fruitcake, or does any difference get washed out in the baking process? More

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

The Serious Eats Guide to Holiday Beer Pairing

Drinks Mike Reis 2 comments

Whether the holidays make you think of sugar plums and snowmen or overly opinionated family members and a roast burning in the oven, there's one thing that seems to draw folks together like nothing else this time of year: booze. Here's our guide to the best beer options for several possible holiday feasts. More

Sous-Vide City Ham With Balsamic Brown Sugar Glaze

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 8 comments

Ham is not for everyone, but if you're a ham lover, lucky you, because ham is one meat that's darn difficult to mess up. Want to make it even juicier and more foolproof? Cook the sucker sous-vide. Because hams are pre-cooked, it's really just a matter of reheating them. Typically, I'd suggest removing meat from its retail packaging, seasoning it, then re-sealing it in a sous-vide bag before cooking it. But since ham's pre-seasoned, it can be cooked directly in the package it comes in, making the whole process even more appealing. More

Where Do You Get Holiday Cookies in NYC?

New York The Serious Eats Team 2 comments

We're scouring the city for holiday cookies, old school and new, and we want to hear about your favorites. More

14 Winter Preserves to Make and Gift

Sweets Lily Chin Post a comment

Sweet and tangy preserves have always been a way to enjoy the summer and fall harvests throughout the winter. But even if you didn't get a head start on preserving your strawberries and blueberries, you can use the bounty of what's available now to give a gift that will last. More

14 Chocolate-Peppermint Desserts to Make for the Holiday Season

Sweets Cleo von Siebenthal 4 comments

If the thought of minty chocolate sweets gets you excited for the holidays, check out these recipes. More

Cakespy: Graham Cracker Figgy Pudding

Sweets cakespy Post a comment

For some real feel-good points, make a Christmas miracle happen by actually bringing someone you love some figgy pudding. Impromptu song and dance routines are possible, but general delight guaranteed. More

Chocoholic: Pumpkin Roll with White Chocolate Cream Cheese

Sweets Yvonne Ruperti Post a comment

Creamy white chocolate lemon cream cheese fills a moist spiced pumpkin cake. The pretty presentation makes it perfect for the holidays. More

Pumpkin Roll with White Chocolate Cream Cheese

Serious Eats Yvonne Ruperti 3 comments

Creamy white chocolate lemon cream cheese fills a moist spiced pumpkin cake. The pretty presentation makes it perfect for the holidays. More

The Food Lab Redux: Perfect Prime Rib

The Food Lab J. Kenji López-Alt 11 comments

The prime rib is the roast that has most often graced my family's holiday table in various states of increasing deliciousness (I mean, you should see the overcooked, under-browned, dried up, flavorless things we used to eat!), and the one that most represents the holidays to me. It only makes sense that I've invested considerable time, effort, and BTUs in inching my cooking technique closer and closer to optimal. Here is the state of the affairs in the Prime Rib Universe as they stand today. More

Shopping Online Today? Your Purchase Can Help Support Serious Eats!

The Serious Eats Team 4 comments

Hey serious eaters, how are you feeling post-Thanksgiving? Gearing up to do some Black Friday shopping? If you're skipping the crowds and browsing from the comfort of your own computer, this is a friendly reminder that your purchases can help us keep our lights on. More

Happy Thanksgiving! Get Off Your Computer!

The Serious Eats Team 1 comment

Hey Serious Eaters, happy turkey day! We're taking the day off to carve turkeys and bury ourselves in pie, and we hope you are, too (if you live in a place that celebrates Thanksgiving, that is). More

5 Great Holiday Coffee Blends

Drinks Liz Clayton 2 comments

These limited-time seasonal blends are balanced for taste and packaged for giving as gifts, and we've selected a few of the finest to ease the stress of the holiday season. More

Decorated Halloween Cream Cheese Roll-Out Cookies

Serious Eats Carrie Vasios Mullins Post a comment

These roll out cookies can really be made for any occasion, but a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter, some chocolate chips, and some orange sanding sugar makes quick work of turning them into a spooky treat. More

Singapore Stories: Mooncake Madness During the Mid-Autumn Festival

Singapore Stories Yvonne Ruperti 4 comments

Here's a look at the mooncake frenzy that happens in Singapore during the Mid-Autumn Festival. More

Happy National Cheeseburger Day

A Hamburger Today Erin Jackson Post a comment

We celebrate cheeseburgers every day of the year at AHT, but if you needed another reason to sink your teeth into a beef patty topped with cheese, today is National Cheeseburger Day. More

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