Christmas Food & Drink Ideas

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How to Make Royal Icing

Royal Icing for decorating sugar cookies is easy to make and can be tinted any color. Cookies decorated with Royal Icing harden to a solid finish, making the cookies perfect for hanging on the Christmas [more…]

Christmas Eve Seafood Stew

An Italian Christmas Eve tradition involves a multi-course seafood dinner where you might enjoy a delicious seafood stew. This holiday dish is sure to impress. just round it off with some crusty bread [more…]

Easy Family Meals for Christmas Morning

Whether you're having breakfast or brunch on Christmas morning, make it easy to prepare. Here are some inexpensive ideas for feeding your family on Christmas Day. [more…]

Cassoulet: An Inexpensive Main Dish for Christmas

Cassoulet is a festive, budget-friendly main dish that's just right for a family Christmas dinner. This version of the classic French casserole makes a rich bean stew full of five types of meat. You can [more…]

Classic Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

Nothing says “Christmas” like these delectable sugar cookies with icing. Bake them for the family or offer them as small holiday gifts to friends and coworkers. Enjoy the sugar cookies plain, or dress [more…]

How to Make Gingerbread Cutout Cookies

Making and decorating gingerbread cookies is a Christmas tradition with many families. It's holiday fun for the children, and cookies make inexpensive gifts. Crisp gingerbread is best for ornaments; roll [more…]

How to Make Meringue Christmas Wreath Cookies

Make wreath-shaped meringue cookies if you're looking for a fat-free selection for the Christmas cookie plate. These meringue cookies are crisp, sweet, and satisfying. The pretty wreath shape is perfect [more…]

How to Make Christmas Snowdrop Cookies

Snowdrop cookies are a must in your Christmas cookie repertoire. These snowdrops are a buttery cookie enriched with ground pecans. Many cookies out there are similar to these, and all the variations are [more…]

How to Make Christmas Salsa

Inexpensive to make, yet tasty, this bean and corn salsa is Christmas-colored with red peppers and fresh green cilantro. This is a great recipe to make with kids because, after measuring, all you do is [more…]

How to Make Christmas Spritz Cookies

Buttery and tender spritz cookies are a Christmas tradition in many homes. Give them as gifts, or offer them to guests at holiday gatherings. Made with simple inexpensive ingredients, these delectable [more…]

How to Make Christmas Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen are honey and spice cookies that are traditionally served in Germany during the Christmas holiday season. You can make Lebkuchen (LAYB-koo-kuhn) up to 3 months in advance, so you save time during [more…]

Quick and Easy Appetizers for Your Christmas Gathering

Appetizers are a must for holiday parties and meals. Many Christmas appetizers are time- and labor-intensive to prepare, but the following list of Christmas appetizer ideas offers timesaving selections [more…]

Creating an Antipasti Tray for Your Christmas Party

In Italy, antipasti can include rice dishes, egg dishes, fish and shellfish, and more, but for your pre-Christmas dinner purposes, a lighter selection is just fine and will fit into even a tight budget [more…]

How to Plan Christmas Dinner with a Budget

Naturally, cooking Christmas dinner for a crowd can be expensive, so it’s important to plan with a budget in mind. begin with a firm look at your budget. If you’re the one making Christmas dinner for the [more…]

How to Make Candy Gifts

When you get really good at candy making, you can give gifts of your special candies. Be assured that everyone on your gift list will eat them right up. The gift ideas in the following list can help you [more…]

How to Make Stiff Decorator Frosting

If you have a lot of ground to cover decorating-wise on your cake, or if the intricacy of the design will require time and patience, this frosting is an excellent choice because it holds its shape for [more…]

How to Make Nutty Caramel Corn

Caramel corn makes a great treat for Halloween parties. This tasty treat includes three types of nuts and it’s bound to please your little goblins and ghosts and anyone else who likes the rich flavor and [more…]

Roast Duck Breasts with Dried Cherries

If you’re a dark meat aficionado Duck Breasts with Dried Cherry Wine Sauce makes a great Christmas dinner. This dish is guaranteed to impress your family and guests and you can make it in 30 minutes or [more…]

Christmas Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts

Chestnuts are a Christmas time classic and a great addition to Brussels sprouts. These glossy brown nuts are harvested in the fall. Before eating, they must be peeled and cooked. The following recipe takes [more…]

Creamed Onions and Mushrooms

Try this easy side dish with maple-glazed turkey for a memorable Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner. Take advantage of frozen pearl onions. They are easy to find, don’t have any additives, and are a perfect [more…]

How to Roast Prime Rib for Christmas Dinner

Mouth-watering prime rib is for special occasions, so why not serve it for Christmas dinner? You might think that a big hunk of mouthwatering roast beef is reserved for ordering in a restaurant. Not so [more…]

How to Make Fresh Ham with Gravy for Christmas Dinner

Fresh ham with herb gravy is a great choice for Christmas dinner, especially if you have a crowd. Served with mashed potatoes, roasted apples or pears, and a green veggie, ham can make a festive holiday [more…]

Sautéed Broccoli Raab

If you are tired of the same-old sides with Christmas dinner, try this sautéed broccoli raab, which has a sweeter mellower flavor than broccoli does. Unless you have a huge sauté pan, you may have to divide [more…]

How to Make Mulled Cider for Christmas Gatherings

Nothing warms you up faster than a steaming cup of hot cider. The aroma fills the house and just says “Christmas.” Give this drink to the kids on a cold winter morning while you’re sipping coffee or after [more…]

How to Make Eggnog for Christmas Gatherings

Eggnog is a traditionally offering at Christmas time. This eggnog version is alcohol rich for the adults in the crowd. This recipe makes a large amount, perfect for an open house party. Feel free to cut [more…]

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