• Braised Red Cabbage with Chestnuts

    Sweet and sour red cabbage, cooked with bacon, apples, onions, and roasted chestnuts.
  • 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.
  • Broccoli Cheese Casserole

    Best broccoli cheese casserole ever. Broccoli florets, blanched and baked with bacon and cheddar cheese in a milk, cream, and egg custard, spiced with black pepper.
  • Cinnamon Snap Cookies

    Crispy cookies packed with ground cinnamon and sweetened with honey.
  • Swedish Coffee Bread

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

    A classic Italian American comfort food of pasta baked with sausage, tomato sauce and all kinds of gooey, yummy cheeses.
  • Winter Root Vegetable Slaw

    It looks like cole slaw, but this shredded salad of root veggies -- carrots, radishes, parsnips and celery root -- is an excellent accompaniment to heavier winter foods.
  • 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.
  • Sautéed Greens with Pine Nuts and Raisins

    Sautéed kale, mustard, turnip, beet or collard greens, tossed with toasted pine nuts, golden raisins, a little red pepper and black pepper. Sicilian-style greens.
  • Triple Ginger Gingerbread Cake

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

    Hawaiian oxtail soup with oxtails, slowly cooked to produce their own broth, with ginger, anise, orange peel, peanuts, chili, mustard greens, onions, and cilantro.
  • Pralines

    Traditional southern candied pecans, or pecan pralines, made with pecans, sugar, cream, butter, and vanilla.
  • Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Pickled Onions

    Two slices of light rye bread, sauteed in butter, with slices of jack cheese, leftover turkey, arugula and pickled onions.
  • Turkey Mushroom Risotto

    An Italian-inspired rice dish using leftover turkey, mushrooms, sage and a little fresh goat cheese.
  • Turkey Black Bean Enchiladas

    Turkey enchiladas made with leftover cooked turkey, homemade chili sauce, onions, black beans, and Monterey jack cheese. Topped with red onions, avocado, and cilantro.
  • Chipotle-Lime Mixed Nuts

    Mixed roasted nuts with a chipotle lime and brown sugar glaze.
  • Sweet and Sour Onions

    Sweet and sour braised pearl or boiling onions flavored with vinegar and honey.
  • Maple-Glazed Yams with Pecan Topping

    Sliced, baked sweet potato yam recipe, with maple syrup, brown sugar, and pecans.
  • Wild Rice Dressing

    A wild rice dressing with croutons, walnuts dried cranberries and mushrooms.
  • How to Make Croutons

    Make your own homemade croutons, on the stovetop, toasted in butter.
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Tall and creamy pumpkin cheesecake with a graham cracker crust.
  • Maple Orange Glazed Carrots

    Rounds of carrots, sautéed in butter and glazed with maple syrup and orange juice. Perfect for the holidays!
  • Oatmeal Muffins with Raisins, Dates, and Walnuts

    Moist oatmeal muffins studded with fruit and nuts, and flavored with buttermilk and cinnamon.
  • Venison Sauerbraten

    A classic German pot roast: Venison or beef marinated and then braised in a rich sauce that's finished with crushed ginger snaps.
  • Preserved Pears

    Bartlett pears, canned in a light simple syrup with star anise, cardamom, and cinnamon.
  • Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Chestnuts

    Thinly sliced brussels sprouts sauteed with bacon and onions, then tossed with roasted chestnuts, thyme and a little lemon juice.