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  • A loaf of homemade panettone in a paper mold with a slice cut out with a wreath around the base.
    15 hrs, 55 min
    Make the holidays extra special with a homemade loaf of panettone. This enriched Italian Christmas bread—dotted with rum-soak dried fruit, citrus, and almonds—is easy to make at home with the time-saving tip of letting it rise overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Whole choclate layer cake with chocolate swiss meringue buttercream swirls on top, dusted with powdered sugar against a dark background
    2 hrs, 10 min
    This rich, tender chocolate cake is easy enough to make for a casual dessert but can be a showstopper for any special event. It comes together with just one bowl, a whisk, and 30 minutes in the oven. This homemade chocolate layer cake is a chocolate lover’s dream.
  • Perfect Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream Piled into a pink bowl
    45 min
    This Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream has a silky, melt-in-your mouth texture, a balanced not-too-sweet flavor, and it pipes beautifully on cakes. You can even make it days ahead of time and refrigerate it, or freeze it for months. It’s frosting perfection.
  • A triptych with blackr rice bowls. beef stirfy and honey baked chicken
    This week’s meal plan is all about eating something familiar with a possibly new-to-you flavor. Dig into Honey Mustard Baked Salmon, Pork Chops with Ginger Pear Sauce, Black Rice Bowls with Tofu, Flank Steak Stir Fry, and Chicken Pad Thai! #simplyrecipes #weeknightdinnerrecipes #weeklymealplans #whatsfordinner #easyweeknightdinners #feedingfamilies
  • brandy and heavy cream cocktail with grated nutmeg
    5 min
    The boozy Brandy Alexander is made with brandy, crème de cacao, heavy cream, and topped with freshly-grated nutmeg. It's a decadent and delicious wintry cocktail, and a good choice for a holiday party.
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  • Shopping for the kiddo in your life that loves to cook or bake? Let the Simply Team help! With inspiring books, gadgets, and attire, finding that perfect gift has never been easier.
  • Crab cake recipe
    1 hr, 40 min
    Crab cakes with Dungeness crab are a treat! They can be a little delicate, so a chill in the fridge before frying helps them from falling apart while frying.
  • Misha and Vicki Collins with their kids and Emma Christensen making gnocchi
    1 hr, 40 min
    Vegetarian
    How do you raise an adventurous eater? One who loves veggies and trying new foods? We've got 5 great tips from Vicki and Misha Collins and their new cookbook The Adventurous Eaters Club, plus a VIDEO of making beet gnocchi together!
  • Stuffed mushroom caps on an appetizer tray
    40 min
    Vegetarian
    These classic stuffed mushrooms are loaded with shallots, garlic, walnuts, breadcrumbs, and chopped mushroom stems. Sprinkle with Parmesan and pop them in the oven and you've got a great appetizer for the holidays.
  • homemade mayo on a wooden spoon
    5 min
    Whipping up a batch of homemade mayonnaise is easy-peasy in either the blender or a food processor. With this step-by-step guide you’ll be a mayo master in no time!
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  • the best potato latkes on a blue platter with sour cream
    30 min
    Our deli-style potato latkes recipe is made in the food processor! They're crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Serve hot with plenty of sour cream and applesauce!
  • 13 Meals to Feed a House full of Guests
    House full of guests? Don't sweat it. From French Toast Casserole to Sloppy Joe's, here are 13 ideas for breakfast and dinner to keep your crew fed and happy.
  • Peanut Brittle Recipe
    1 hr, 30 min
    Gluten-Free
    Peanut Brittle is easy to make at home and great for holiday gifts, or just to have around the house when unexpected guests show up. Breaking apart the brittle is a fun holiday tradition!
  • Slice of Greek Spinach Pie on a white plate, with a fork, a glass of white wine, and the casserole dish in the background,
    1 hr, 10 min
    Vegetarian
    Spanakopita! Spinach, feta, ricotta, and fresh herbs are encased in layers of flaky, buttery phyllo to create this easy-to-make vegetarian Greek pie. Spanakopita is often folded into triangles, but we opted to make it into a quick and simple casserole. Serve as a side or a vegetarian main course!
  • Stollen Christmas Bread filled with rum-soaked dried fruit coated with powdered sugar and sliced on a platter with a fine mesh sieve with powdered sugar in it nearby.
    5 hrs, 15 min
    German Stollen is a rich, buttery bread packed with almonds, citrus peel, and rum-soaked raisins and dried fruit and typically enjoyed around Christmas time. The bread can be made weeks ahead of time and just gets better with each passing day. This makes it perfect to give as gifts or to bring as hostess gifts for parties.
  • Cheese-stuffed sausage balls on a plate
    2 hrs, 30 min
    Gluten-Free, Low Carb
    Slow Cooker Sausage Balls are cheesy, easy to make, and super delicious. Serve them as a party appetizer, spoon over pasta, or make a meatball sub! You choose.
  • A triptych with pasta, a fritatta and shrimp pasta
    We are full steam ahead into wrapping up 2019 with easy weeknight recipes. This week’s meal plan features Easy Chicken Parmesan, Quick and Easy Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta, Frittata with Potatoes, Red Peppers, and Spinach, then finishes strong with Vermont Maple Syrup Pork Chops. Yum!
  • hot toddy recipe with spices apple cider and bourbon
    10 min
    Feeling cold or under the weather? Warm up with an Apple Cider Hot Toddy! Made with bourbon, honey, spices, and a little apple cider, it may not cure your cold, but it'll sure make you feel better.
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  • clementines pumpkins and squash centerpiece
    Wondering how to decorate your Thanksgiving table? It's easy—we promise! From flowers to place cards, here's what we recommend for beautiful, budget-friendly Thanksgiving table decor!
  • spiced mulled wine recipe for christmas
    30 min
    Mulled wine is a must-have drink for the holidays – spicy, warm, perfect for parties, and super easy to make, especially if you use a slow cooker! This one is simmered with ginger and brandy for a little extra oomph.
  • Make Ahead Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows
    1 hr
    Vegetarian
    Sweet potato casserole topped with gooey marshmallows! Have you ever made this holiday classic? You should! Roast the potatoes first—it deepens their flavor and makes them easy to peel. Easy to make ahead, too!
  • Pecan Pie Recipe
    1 hr, 30 min
    With a homemade crust, sweet pecan filling and a touch of molasses, this is THE pecan pie for your Thanksgiving table! Make it a day or two ahead, or freeze it for even longer.
  • Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
    32 min
    These oatmeal raisin cookies are just the way Grandma made them, except with butter instead of shortening! They're made with old-fashioned oats, brown sugar, and plenty of raisins.

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