Table of Contents
From the Editor6
Let's Get Social7
Tips From our Readers8
In The Now12
Seasonal Kitchen: Holiday Cookies16
Hot off the cooling rack or lifted from Santa’s plate, these festive cookies are sure to put the sparkle in your holiday.
White Chocolate Chip Cookies with cranberries18
Chocolate Spice Peek-a-Boo Cookies21
Wares: Cookie Cutters22
Just in time for holiday baking season, check out this rundown of some top-rated cutters to shape things up.
Cuisine Tonight: Cast-Iron Casseroles24
This collection of recipes puts all-in-one and cast-iron together for five creative, flavor-rich weeknight meals.
Enchilada Pie with turkey24
Meatless Moroccan Casserole26
Chicken and Waffle Fries with milk gravy27
Tuna Noodle Casserole with artichokes and spinach28
Muffaletta Casserole with olive brine vinaigrette29
Test Kitchen Favorites: A Trio of Waffles30
Crisp and golden on the outside, light and airy on the inside. Sweet and savory from-scratch waffles? Heck yes!
Savory Cheese & Pastrami Waffles31
Cinnamon Roll Waffles with cinnamon chips33
Red Velvet Waffles with chocolate33
Cream Cheese Frosting33
There’s a bit more to sugar than meets the eye. Learn all about it (beyond just granulated) in this quick overview. Then, how about baking up the Simple Sugar Cookies to test sugar in all its glory?!
Simple Sugar Cookies with lemon zest35
Cuisine For Two: Italian Date Night38
Make reservations to stay in. With osso bucco (and more!) on the menu, you’ll think you’re dining out.
Oxtail Osso Bucco with orange gremolata38
Creamy Polenta with mascarpone38
Zabaglione with strawberries40
Healthy Cuisine: Nutritional Guidelines42
Start the year off right with a deep dive into the most up-to-date dietary guidelines from the experts.
Bake & Break Bread44
Our friends at Bread in 5 have done it again. Their latest book is a compilation of 80 of their favorite recipes. We’re featuring two — Vermont Cheddar Bread and Peppery Pumpkin and Olive Oil Loaf.
Vermont Cheddar Bread44
Crisp Cheesy Bread Sticks44
Pain au Potiron46
Soups for the Soul48
Warm up with this trio of soul-satisfying soups. Two seafood and classic French onion are on the menu. Leaning on tradition and comfort, they’re guaranteed to make chilly nights deliciously cozy.
Feast of Seven Fishes D'Italia48
Crab Rangoon Soup with water chestnuts50
French Onion Soup with Parmesan croutons51
Turkey and all the trimmings without the fuss? Yes, please! This simple, classic menu delivers a whole roast turkey, gravy, dressing, and cranberry sauce, plus much can be made (or prepped) ahead!
Honey-Glazed Roast Turkey54
Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy55
Classic Bread Dressing57
A Lotta Lasagna58
Three lasagnas — meat, veggie, and seafood (yup, you read that right!) — means there’s something here for everyone. Layers and layers of pasta and cheese create casseroles destined to become new favorites.
Three Meat Lasagna with bolognese sauce58
Vegetarian Lasagna with tofu ricotta60
Wellingtons! Oh wow!64
’Tis the season for wrapping and giving gifts. Pork and apples join forces in these individual Wellingtons. Your guests will be thrilled to unwrap the perfect, edible gift this holiday/winter season.
Pork Wellingtons with apples and thyme64
Apple Brandy Beurre Blanc64
Squash and Cranberry Sauté67
Class: Stir-Fry Fundamentals68
Preparation and technique are fundamentals of stir-fry. Turn to this in-depth review to cook without a recipe.
Winter Squash Guide74
Winter squash is readily available, versatile, and interchangeable (mostly). But do you know how they differ? What you should look for when selecting, and how best to store them? Check out this guide.
Potato & Dill Pierogi76
As an ode to Ukraine, we’re finally featuring these half-moon-shaped dumplings (it’s been a longstanding idea on our “list”). Check out this article, then roll, fill, and shape your way to Pierogiville.
Down-to-earth, cozy, and familiar aptly describes bistro fare. At its most basic, it’s simple food done well. No wonder why it’s universally loved. And these recipes, individually and collectively, demonstrate just that.
Duchess Potatoes with tarragon80
Coquille St. Jacques and Duchess Potatoes80
Chicken Normandy with apples & onions82
Choucroute Garni with smoked sausage84
Parisian Tartines with ham & spinach85
Kevin Belton knows Louisiana and cooking! This cookbook exemplifies that. All the recipes correspond to his PBS series, too. Dig into these Cajun/Creole recipes for a taste of the Pelican State.
Chicken and Dumplings86
Cane Syrup Cake88
Do you know how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon? How many tablespoons are in a quarter cup? Or how to properly measure dry and wet ingredients? Check out this guide to find out and learn more.
Cocktails with Cuisine: Crimson Cocktails92
Get in the spirit and celebrate all season long with these four creative, ruby-colored sippers. Cheers!
The Bishop Cocktail94
Hibiscus-Pomegranate Hot Toddy95
All About: Phyllo96
Have no fear, phyllo is easy to work with — learn the ins and outs of working with the delicate dough.
1 Ingredient 4 Ways: Phyllo98
Test out your new knowledge with these sweet and savory crisp-centric recipes. Phyllo is a good thing.
Bananas Foster Mille-Feuille98
Sausage & Egg Bake100
Tyropita Greek Cheese Pies101
Phyllo-Tartlets with modern mincemeat101
Page 101: Ingredients
The ingredients for the Phyllo Tartlets calls for 3/3 cup each golden raisins and currants. It should read 2/3 cup.
Faster with Fewer: Seasonal Sides102
Ever heard “sides make the meal?” When they’re fast, straightforward, and oh-so-good, that goes double.
Mashed Cauliflower with brown butter102
Creamed Swiss Chard with bacon103
Roasted Carrots & Sprouts104
Butternut Squash Gratin105
Ask The Editors106
Grand Finale: Opera Cake108
This indulgent dessert hits all the high notes — it looks amazing, tastes incredible, and can be made ahead!