'holiday recipes' on Serious Eats

Dulces: Turrón de Alicante (Nougat with Marcona Almonds)

Usually, we—my dad and I—would be at the pharmacy or checkout aisle in the supermarket and we'd toss a few glossy rectangular boxes into the red plastic shopping basket or already packed cold metal cart. But somehow, those gold-lettered boxes and cellophane wrapper, along with the excitement of Christmas being just a few days away, made a bar of nut-encrusted, wafer covered, crunchy, pale golden nougat a once-a-year treat that I truly looked forward to. More

Cakespy: Chocolate Covered Candy Canes

Coating your candy canes in a rich robe of chocolate raises the bar for the classic holiday sweet, imparting both a delicious flavor contrast and adding a festive visual appeal. They're a sweet party favor, an easy way to make your hot chocolate more awesome, and--bonus--they're really easy and quick to prepare. More

Recipes for Memorial Day Weekend

Is it Memorial Day weekend yet? This whole week we've been gearing up to the three-day weekend and official start of outdoor grilling season. Here's a mess of recipes we'd happily chow on with friends around a grill, on a rooftop, at a park, or wherever. Everything from sweet potato chips to burgers and skewer-able meats to roasted potato salad, and of course a cold basil lemonade to gulp down. More

Favorite Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

Everyone's got a little Irish in them. Or at least has been to an Irish bar? That counts. In honor of St. Paddy's, here are recipes to go with your pint of Guinness or Bulmers (or Mangers in the States). We've got multiple soda bread variations, beef stew, corned beef, plenty of cabbage, and stout cake all represented. These aren't necessarily all truly authentic, but they make us feel a wee bit more Irish. More

Cook the Book: Cheese Ball with Cumin, Mint, and Pistachios

According to author and recipe tester extraordinaire Amanda Hesser, this cheese ball was introduced in 2003, when the classic appetizer had moved out of the mainstream and into the world of the deliciously ironic. Cream cheese and goat cheese are whipped together with a whole slew of bright, thrilling flavors: lemon zest, cumin, coriander, fresh mint, and thinly sliced celery hearts. More

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Far be it from me to argue with a curried pumpkin soup, or a pumpkin soup with pancetta, or a pumpkin soup with dancing croutons. I love those guys, I really do. What they aren't, though—what they'll never be—is the good old classic pumpkin soup that got us all hooked on pumpkin soup in the first place. Nope, they aren't The One. But this is. More

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