Table of Contents
From the Staff4
Let's Get Social5
Tips From Our Readers6
In The Now10
Seasonal Kitchen: Holiday Cookies12
You’ll certainly make every effort to stay on the nice list with this collection of giftable cookies.
Vanilla-Pomegranate Shortbread Thumbprints14
Pistachio & Cherry Pinwheels15
Rosette Cookies with chai sugar16
Double Chocolate Mint Cookies17
Cuisine Tonight: Soups20
Warm up with these hearty soups that are quick to make — no need to wait until the weekend to make them.
Italian Wedding Soup20
Italian Mini Meatballs21
Hot Spinach Salad22
Beer Cheese Soup23
Test Kitchen Favorites: Apps & Dips24
Get the holiday party started with tasty dips, savory mushroom cups, and Italian baked sammies.
Baked Italian Beef Sammies24
Cheddar-Horseradish Dip with apple26
Mini Mushroom-Bacon Cups27
Peppadew-Goat Cheese Spread28
Honey-Thyme Feta with tomatoes & olives29
Cuisine for Two: Vegetarian Meals30
No meat? No problem! These two vegetarian menus are hearty, packed with flavor, and oh-so satisfying.
Rosemary-Potato Calzones with garlic dip30
Arugula, Shaved Celery & Fennel Salad31
Spicy Pumpkin Pasta with hazelnuts32
Spinach Panzanella with goat cheese33
This year we’re leaving the oven for the side dishes and throwing the turkey in the smoker. With some old-school sides, and a perfectly smoked bird, your guests will applaud you for a job well done.
Brined & Smoked Citrus Turkey Breast34
Sourdough-Orange Dressing with pecans & rosemary35
Nan’s Egg Gravy37
Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with honey-balsamic glaze38
Rise & Dine40
Wondering what to serve for breakfast with all the holiday bustle? French toast casserole and doughnut muffins, both loaded with cinnamon flavor, are sure to satisfy everyone’s cravings.
French Toast Bake with apple, cranberry & sausage40
Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnut Muffins with cinnamon chips42
No need to spend a lot of money on gifting this holiday. Learn how to creatively and easily package three types of homemade treats. Without a doubt, the recipients will love the extra TLC.
The Meat Cookbook48
The Ultimate Companion to Meat shows you how to cook and enjoy this essential ingredient. We’re featuring two beef dishes, plus Yorkshire Pudding — we know you’ll think they’re truly sublime.
Thermometers are every cooks best friend. Accuracy, comfort, and ease of use are the keys to a good one.
Cuisine Class: Essential Equipment56
This primer gives you a good handle on what to look for when buying or gifting a roasting pan and chef’s knife.
Cocktails with Cuisine: Sweet Vermouth60
Sweet vermouth is the backbone of many classic drinks — learn how to make it, then turn it into several cocktails.
Blood and Sand63
All About: Sweet Potatoes64
All About: Sweet Potatoes Learn all about “the other spud” — some fun facts, buying and storing info, plus nutritional benefits.
1 Ingredient 4 Ways: Sweet Potatoes66
We’re putting that super sweet tater to work in four scrumptious recipes to be enjoyed year round.
Sweet Potato Hash with smoked salmon66
Scalloped Sweet Potatoes67
Peanut Sweet Potato Soup68
Sweet Potato 'Pie' Bread with marshmallow glaze69
Faster with Fewer: Turkey Leftovers70
Jazz up your turkey leftovers with these easy and flavorful recipes — leftovers have never tasted so good.
Turkey & Ham Crescent Ring with cranberry and brie70
Carnitas-Style Turkey Tacos71
Turkey & Noodles Stir-Fry72
Turkey & Potato Cakes73
Ask the Editors74
Almond-Raspberry Bûche de Noël with chocolate frosting76
Grand Finale: Bûche de Noël Fruitcake’s got nothin’ on this easy, yet impressive, jelly roll-style cake turned yule log — yule love it!