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The Best Holiday Recipes of All Time

We've got all the recipes you'll need to get through the holiday season—from appetizers and cookies to everything in between. 


Baked Brie with Cranberries and Pomegranate

Ooey, gooey, sweet and savory. This appetizer looks super fancy but couldn't be easier to make. Get the recipe

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL
PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Boursin Cheese with Caramelized Onions and Bacon

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Holiday Baked Brie

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Baked Brie with Figs, Pistachios and Orange

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The Crispiest Potato Latkes Ever

Whether it's for Hanukkah or you just have a craving for those delicious fried potato pancakes, these holiday staples are perfect year round. Get the recipe

Erin McDowell

Mozzarella Bites

Erin McDowell

Prosciutto Bites

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Brie-Stuffed Pretzel Bites

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PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Homemade Cheese Crackers

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Loaded Baked Potato ’Chips’

PHOTO: ERIC MORAN/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Grilled Cheese Crostini

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Baked Gorgonzola Bites

Greatest party appetizer, ever. And it's only five ingredients. Get the recipe 

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Carrot Pigs in a Blanket

Erin McDowell

Deviled Eggs

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The Creamiest Brussels Sprouts in the Universe

Just when you thought Brussels sprouts couldn't get any better. Get the recipe

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Roasted Mixed Nuts

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French Onion Cups

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Dairy-Free Butternut Squash ’Fondue’

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’Everything Bagel’ Cauliflower Rolls

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Coconut Shrimp

7 Feast of the Seven Fishes Recipes You’ll Want to Make All Year Long

Why limit the Italian tradition to December 24? These recipes are great all year round. Get the recipe

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PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Pomegranate-Maple Glazed Lamb Chops

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Balsamic Cranberry Roast Chicken

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Spicy Orange-Honey Glazed Ham

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One-Pan Roasted Salmon with Potatoes and Romaine

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The Ultimate Pasta Pie

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

One-Pan Steak with Beets and Crispy Kale

Minimalist Baker

18 Holiday Drinks We Scored from Pinterest

We love any occasion that allows you to kick back with a seasonal sipper that instantly puts you in a cheery mood. 

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Mulled Wine Sangria Is What Winter Dreams Are Made Of

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This Chai Hot Toddy Will Warm You Right Up

10 Punch-Bowl Cocktails to Make Over the Holidays

The hostess with the mostest shouldn’t stand in a corner preparing individual drinks for each and every one of her guests. Here, ten big-batch blends that make it easy for everyone to get their party on.

ERIN MCDOWELL

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Slow-Cooker Hot Chocolate

Move over, Swiss Miss. Slow-cooker hot chocolate is what holiday dreams are made of.

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL
PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Cinnamon-Roll Cake

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Rosé Poached Pears with Ginger and Vanilla

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Mini Chocolate Snowball Cakes

Butterscotch Icebox Cookies

'Tis the season for baking cookies. Get the recipe 

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL
PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Vanilla-Chocolate Swirl Icebox Cookies

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Chocolate-Peppermint Icebox Cookies

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Vanilla Bean Icebox Cookies

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Maple-Pecan Icebox Cookies

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Pistachio Icebox Cookies

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Lemon Icebox Cookies

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Peppermint Candy Platter

There are the types of DIY projects we roll our eyes at (yeah right, gingerbread castle). And then there are the types of DIY projects that are absolutely worth it. Like this edible serving platter made of peppermint candies. 

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Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate-Chip Cookies

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Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies

Homemade Milano Cookies

Light, buttery and filled with chocolate. What's not to love?

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PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Coconut Cookies

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4-Ingredient Lemon Cookies

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PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Oreo-Stuffed Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Some people crave soft and chewy, and others thin and crispy. So we created recipes for cookie lovers in both camps.

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Mini Gingersnap Icebox Cakes

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Granola Cookies

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Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough Dip

CREME DE LA CRUMB

Santa’s Cookies

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Cake Batter Dip

TWENTY20

The Fastest Way to Decorate a Cookie or Cake

No need for a slew of fancy tools or next-level skill to add a special touch to your holiday confections

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Flourless Oatmeal Chocolate-Chip Cookies

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Brownie Pops

Betty Crocker
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No-Bake Coconut Cream Pie

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Mini Mason Jar Apple Pies

The easiest upgrade for apple pie ever? Mini mason jar apple pies. The individual portions are just the right amount, and the whole mason jar thing is way more impressive than a boring pie dish. 

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Blueberry Crumble Pie

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Apple-Cider Doughnut Holes

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Easy Cherry Skillet Cake

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Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Raise your hand if you like ice-cream cake. Raise your other hand if you like ice-cream sandwiches. Great. (We love them, too.) And when you make our ice-cream sandwich cake recipe, you get to enjoy both frozen treats.

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Chocolate-Caramel Pretzel Tart

Chocolate Glazed Espresso Cheesecake

Everyone needs a little pick-me-up. Sometimes it’s a latte. Sometimes it’s chocolate. Our espresso cheesecake is a little bit of both. It's New York-style—extra tall and rich—and coated in a chocolate glaze.

ERIN MCDOWELL
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Mini Yogurt Cheesecakes

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Thin Mint Tarts

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The Genius and Mess-Free Way to Ice a Cake

Presenting the easiest (and most Insta-worthy) way to ice a cake. We'll give you one hint: No silverware necessary.

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Dairy-Free Cheesecake

You can use the words "indulgent" and "dairy-free" in the same sentence. Like to describe this dairy-free cheesecake recipe with blueberry topping. It's rich yet virtuous, which is achieved without using cream cheese or butter or even flour.

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Mini Tiramisu

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Frozen Chocolate Souffle

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Angel Food Cake