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Roasted Game Hens with Winter Vegetable Trio8

Quick Elegance8

Between the epic feasts of the season, enjoy holiday-worthy, weeknight-easy meals like these.

Tenderloin Tips with Lemony Pappardelle10

Seared Scallops with Curried Polenta12

Everything orange14

Deck your table with oranges this holiday when you turn the citrus stars into delicious sweet treats.

Orange-Buttermilk Panna Cotta14

Candied Orange Peels with spiced orange simple syrup15

Prepped to Party16

Eat, drink, and be merry with your guests when you host this make-ahead cocktail and appetizer spread.

Hot Pepper Jelly17

D’Artagnan Sunrise17

Smoked Salmon Roll-Ups18

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Chicken Liver Paté in mini bread bowls

Tuscan Kale Chips

Parmesan Stuffed Dates Wrapped with Prosciutto18

Lemon & Chive Goat Cheese-Stuffed Peppadews19

Tarragon Marinated Mushrooms19

Pesto & Cheese Stuffed Shells with Two-Cheese Pizzettes20

Italian Comfort Food20

Stuffed and baked pasta dishes are great for a feast, but even better when they’re made just for two.

Butternut Squash & Sausage Cannelloni with Arugula & Fig Salad22

Thanksgiving Feast24

Thanksgiving dinner is all about tradition. Breathe new life into the classics with these subtle updates.

Lemon Roasted Turkey Breast with Turkey Stock Gravy24

Scalloped Corn Dressing26

Cranberry-Orange Relish27

Mashed Red Potatoes with Onion & Chives27

Green Beans with Bacon & Pimentos27

Holiday Cookies28

Dust off your apron and share the magic of the season with these delicate, buttery bites.

Alfajores (Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies)28

Swedish Walnut Butter Cookies30

Cherry-Almond Turnover Cookies31

Spiced Orange Baked French Toast with Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties32

Make-Ahead Meals32

Sit back and relax this holiday season when you’re prepped and ready for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Kielbasa & Wild Rice Soup with Scallion Rolls34

Slow-Cooker Beef Brisket with Smashed Potato Cakes36

Tuscan Pork Loin Roast with White Wine Pan Sauce38

Tuscan Pork Dinner38

Serve meat and potatoes Tuscan-style this year for an Italian version of a holiday feast.

Wilted Garlicky Kale41

Duchess Sweet Potatoes41

Peppermint Pattie Fondue42

A Fondue Fête42

Party around the fondue pot this holiday season, and your guests are sure to be merry and bright.

Eggnog Fondue43

Tiramisù Fondue43

Spinach-Artichoke Fondue44

French Onion Fondue45

Chili-Cheese Fondue45

Orange-Coconut Shrimp46

Super-Simple Shrimp46

Travel around the globe with these simply delicious, quick-and-easy shrimp dishes.

Creole Rock Shrimp with Bacon48

Broiled Piccata Scampi49

Pumpkin Cream Pie with Gingersnap Crust50

Pumpkin pie is a star at Thanksgiving, and this ultra-creamy version deserves a standing ovation.