'holidays' on Serious Eats

Vanilla-Orange Marmalade

This marmalade is bright, sweet, and bursting with citrus flavor. It tastes like the juiciest orange you ever ate, only slathered over buttered bread. Yum. While it may seem a bit fussy to use two different kinds of oranges, it... More

Holiday Leftovers: Ham, Bean, and Kale Stew

So if you've been following along here, you already know everything you need to know to serve a perfect holiday ham. But what about the next day when you've got that big ol' ham bone and scraps to contend with? I've been obsessed with the combination of beans, pork, olive oil, and sherry vinegar. Both the oil and vinegar drizzled on right before serving enliven the stew significantly. More

Spicy Ginger Hot Toddy

When it gets cold out and my nose gets sniffly, I happily turn to the curing power of a hot toddy. My standby recipe is from an older version of a Gourmet cookbook for hot buttered rum that combines lemon juice, maple sugar, rum, boiling water and is dotted with a pat of butter. But I wanted to add a spicy element to the mix, using ginger tea as a base for the cocktail, which provides a tiny ginger burn at the back of the throat. More

Mice Cookies

Baked for the 2010 Serious Eats Cookie Swap "This recipe is from Martha Stewart's Holiday Cookies issue. I didn't get the licorice tails (too lazy) and substituted vanilla extract for almond because I prefer vanilla. I made them because they... More

Holiday Granola

This crunchy, sweet granola is studded with toasted almonds, pumpkin seeds, and dried cranberries and peaches. Feel free to substitute any combination of nuts and fruit, or swap the maple syrup for honey. It makes an ideal holiday gift, and... More

Cook the Book: St. Joseph's Fig Cookies

In honor of St. Joseph's Day, a feast day for the patron saint of cabinetmakers, engineers, Canada, and confectioners (which is where the sweets come in), try this recipe for St. Joseph's fig cookies. They're like a better, homemade version of Fig Newtons. The figginess is much less cloying and sticky and gets combined with a nice mix of sherry, orange, lemon, raisins, and walnuts. More

Vanilla Kipferl

The following recipe is from the December 9 edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! Christmas in Austria wouldn't be complete without Vanilla Kipferl, little moon-shaped cookies made of nothing more... More

See Ya Turkey, Hello Cookies

[Flickr: splityarn] It's officially cookie-baking season. We're so pro-cookies we decided to make December a cookiesplosion of a month—we're bringing you at least one cookie recipe a day. Pretty glorious, huh? Though it's still November, we were a little anxious... More

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