Beef Wellington

Beef tenderloin fillet, coated with mustard, mushroom duxelles, ham, wrapped in puff pastry and baked. Based on Gordon Ramsey Beef Wellington recipe.

Champagne Sorbet

Champagne sorbet recipe, perfect dessert for the holidays or special occasions.

Chocolate Crinkles

Chocolate cookie dough rolled in powdered sugar and baked into a festive black and white cookie.

Cioppino

San Francisco-style cioppino Italian fish stew, with fresh halibut, sea bass, Dungeness crab, shrimp, clams, mussels, and oysters in a savory tomato-based broth.

Classic Rack of Lamb

Tender oven-roasted rack of lamb, seasoned with rosemary, thyme, garlic, salt and freshly ground black pepper, and slathered with olive oil.

Cranberry Applesauce

Homemade cranberry applesauce made with apples, fresh cranberries, lemon juice, sugar, and cinnamon.

Cranberry Sauce

Classic, easy and delicious Thanksgiving cranberry sauce recipe. How to make cranberry sauce from scratch. Perfect with turkey.

Dad’s Favorite Fudge

Easy-to-make fantasy fudge recipe with semi-sweet chocolate, evaporated milk, sugar, butter, and marshmallow cream.

Easter Links and Recipes

A collection of links to Easter recipes - dyeing Easter eggs, bunny bao, hot crossed buns, how to carve ham, Easter baskets.

Eggnog

Traditional holiday eggnog recipe with eggs, milk, cream, nutmeg, and vanilla, bourbon, and brandy.

Eggnog Pound Cake

Crowd-pleasing holiday eggnog cake recipe with a pound cake base, eggnog, dried currants, rum, nutmeg and orange zest. Orange, rum, sugar glaze.

Gingerbread Cake

Old-fashioned gingerbread cake loaded with three kinds of ginger, spices, honey and molasses.

Gingerbread Man Cookies

No cookie says Christmas more than a gingerbread man cookie. A classic gingerbread men cookie recipe.

Glazed Baked Ham

Perfect for holiday entertaining, glazed baked ham with sweet-hot-honey-mustard or honey-thyme glaze.

Honey Mulled Wine

Get into the holiday spirit with hot red wine mulled with cinnamon, peppercorns and honey.

Hoppin’ John

A classic Southern dish to celebrate New Year's. The black-eyed peas are for good fortune in the coming year.

Hot Mulled Cider

Classic hot mulled cider. Spicy apple cider cooked with a clove-studded orange, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cardamom and brown sugar.

Maple Orange Glazed Carrots

Rounds of carrots, sautéed in butter and glazed with maple syrup and orange juice. Perfect for the holidays!

Matzo Brei

A classic Jewish breakfast or light meal of matzo, egg and either savory toppings or sweet.

Mom’s Roast Turkey

My mother's tried and true roast turkey recipe. How to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving. Step-by-step instructions with photos and reader comments.

Mom’s Turkey Stuffing

I've never tasted any turkey stuffing that has come close to as good as mom's. Classic Thanksgiving turkey stuffing recipe made with French bread cubes toasted in butter, walnuts, onion, celery, apple, green olives, and stock made from turkey giblets.

Oyster Stew

A creamy holiday oyster stew with oysters, milk, butter, onions, celery, parsley, and a dash of Tabasco.

Patricia’s Holiday Fruitcake

Fabulous holiday fruitcake recipe with dates, raisins, walnuts, glazed cherries, and orange zest. Christmas fruitcake recipe.

Peppermint Bark

Holiday peppermint bark recipe, perfect for Christmas gift giving. Crumbled peppermints pressed into melted chocolate and cooled until hard.

Peppermint Bark Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate-y, chewy, almost brownie-ish chocolate cookies peppered with white chocolate peppermint bark chips. Perfect chocolate cookie recipe for the holidays.

Peppermint Ice Cream

Homemade peppermint ice cream, perfect for the holidays. Step-by-step instructions with photos.

Peppermint Meringue Cookies

Light and airy peppermint meringue cookies, made with egg whites, sugar, crushed candy peppermints, and optional chocolate chips.

Prime Rib

Prime rib recipe, how to cook to perfection a standing rib beef roast, step-by-step instructions and photos. Ideal for Christmas and the holiday season.

Roast Leg of Lamb

Classic roast leg of lamb recipe. Leg of lamb marinated in a citrus rosemary marinade, then oven seared and slow roasted.

Spritz Cookies

A classic Christmas cookie, originated in Germany and Scandinavia. Spritz is a simple butter cookie pressed into festive shapes and topped with all sorts of garnishes.

Stained Glass Cookies

Beautiful, festive stained glass cookies. Sugar cookies cut out and filled with hard candy to look like stained glass windows when they are baked.

Sugar Cookies

Two tried-and-true, fabulous sugar cookie recipes. Old fashioned, easy to make buttery cookies, perfect to decorate for any occasion. Photos and step-by-step instructions.

Swedish Coffee Bread

Swedish coffee bread, a slightly sweet yeast bread flavored with cardamom, and either braided or made into a wreath-shaped pastry.

Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Topping

Holiday sweet potato pie with a pecan topping. Sweet potatoes baked with eggs, brown sugar, maple syrup and spices into a pre-baked butter pie crust, topped with pecans.

Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

Collection of links to fabulous Thanksgiving pie recipes - apple pies, sweet potato pies, pumpkin pies, pecan pies.

Thanksgiving Planning

Plan your Thankgsiving meal with Thanksgiving recipe ideas from Simply Recipes and other food blogs.

Turkey Leftovers

Turkey leftovers recipes from Simply Recipes, other food blogs, and more ideas from commenters.

Walnut Snowball Cookies

Festive holiday cookies made from a mixture of finely chopped walnuts, flour and vanilla, rolled into little balls and dusted with powdered sugar.

Yorkshire Pudding

Traditional Yorkshire pudding to serve with roast beef, batter of flour, salt, eggs, butter, milk, cooked in pan with roast drippings.