Christmas Food & Drink Ideas

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How to Make the Perfect Pie Crust

Although you can buy ready-made pie crusts, making your own is easy and they’ll taste better too. Use this recipe during the holidays — or any time — for making pies. This recipe can be used for two pumpkin [more…]

Shopping List for New England Dinner for Ten

No doubt about it, planning a menu for a crowd is a lot of work. This menu for a classic New England holiday meal will feed ten people. It includes oyster stew for an opener, turkey and stuffing as the [more…]

Preparing the New England Dinner for Ten

Cooking a full meal for ten requires a lot of work and most of all good organizational skills. Several components of these recipes can be made way ahead. After you have gone shopping for the ingredients [more…]

Shopping List for a White Christmas Dinner for 20

Take the stress out of shopping for this White Christmas party by printing this shopping list and taking it with you. The menu is simple and you can prepare some items ahead to make the day of the party [more…]

Planning and Preparing a White Christmas Dinner for 20

Preparing this Christmas dinner for 20 doesn’t have to be stressful. With the menu all ready for you and the shopping behind you, you can make several items ahead of time so that you won’t have as much [more…]

Gingered Pear Sauce

To make this gingered-pear sauce, make sure the pears are ripe to take advantage of their flavor, which will intensify upon roasting. This sauce goes great with ham. The technique of roasting works fantastically [more…]

What Is Christmas?

You probably know that Christmas is celebrated on December 25. In the United States, families distribute gifts that Santa Claus left under the Christmas tree on Christmas morning. Many attend church services [more…]

How to Make Pear-Almond Trifle

This pear-almond trifle makes a show-stopping dessert for your Christmas gatherings. Don’t be intimidated by the number of ingredients or the assembly instructions. This pear trifle is easy to make and [more…]

How to Make Cranberry-Orange Quick Bread

Cranberry bread has become a Christmas tradition. This cranberry bread is the easiest bread you’ll ever make. Double the recipe, so you make extra loaves for gifts. To make it a family Christmas activity [more…]

How to Make Yuletide Biscuits

Biscuits are easy to make and these Yuletide biscuits are great for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner in place of store-bought breads. But you can serve them with almost any dinner or brunch to add [more…]

How to Make Sugar-Frosted Fruit for Your Christmas Party

Sugar-Frosted Fruit is simply fresh fruit that’s coated with egg white and then coated with sugar. The fruits are crystallized and look beautiful mounded in a glass bowl or on a pedestal. They can be eaten [more…]

How to Make Cranberry Cider Sorbet

Cranberries are associated with the meals that are typically served for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Fresh cranberries are available during the fall months and they complement the flavors of turkey and [more…]

Shopping List for 60-Minute Weeknight Entertaining Menu for Four

Serving a gourmet meal during the busy Christmas season doesn’t have to be stressful. Take this handy shopping list to the grocery store with you to ensure that you have all the ingredients you need for [more…]

Making a Quick Weeknight Meal for Four

This is an easy meal to through together around Christmas time when you time is short. After you’ve done your shopping for ingredients, gather these recipes and prepare to wow your holiday guests: [more…]

Shopping List for a Healthy Holiday Meal for Six

This seafood feast is a healthy low-fat meal that you can serve to guests any time, but it is an especially great meal during the busy holiday season. The menu includes the following dishes: [more…]

How to Make a Healthy Holiday Meal for Six

This is a perfect menu for seafood lovers and because it is festive, it would be a great meal to serve for a small Christmas Eve gathering. Pull up your recipes for the following dishes and plan to serve [more…]

How to Make Gilded Walnut Christmas Ornaments

With little time and effort, you can turn a simple walnut into beautiful Christmas ornaments. This project is a fun activity for kids at Christmas time. They can give the ornaments as gifts or keep them [more…]

How to Make a Popcorn Cranberry Garland

Popcorn-cranberry garlands can be used to decorate your Christmas tree, but don’t stop there. Drape the garlands over the bushes and trees in your yard and the birds will thank you; the popcorn garlands [more…]

How to Make a Cranberry Kumquat Ice Wreath

A cranberry-kumquat ice wreath is a lovely outdoor Christmas decoration for your home. The only requirement for this project is that the temperature outside be below freezing. This ice wreath is beautiful [more…]

How to Make Champagne Punch

Whether you are hosting a large Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner, an intimate Christmas brunch, or just a small party during the holiday season, champagne punch makes the occasion feel even more festive [more…]

Pairing Wine with Holiday Foods

Planning what wines to serve at your Christmas or Thanksgiving party can be overwhelming. You don’t have to have a personal sommelier at your side to make decisions about matching wine with Christmas food [more…]

How to Make Flaming Brandy Coffee

Serving coffee at holiday functions is a great way to warm your guests on a cold wintery evening. This coffee, flavored with orange, cinnamon, and brandy livens up any party, but might go especially well [more…]

How to Make Red Velvet Cake

Rich and smooth red velvet cake has a lot of fans. If you are baking this cake to make the Christmas tree cake for your holiday party, you will need two batches. Its deep red color makes it makes it a [more…]

How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting pairs exceptionally well with a host of cakes, including the carrot cake, and red velvet cake. If you are making this frosting for your Christmas Tree cake, you will need to double [more…]

A Most Excellent White Cake

This delicious white cake bakes up high-and-mighty and is a staple for all kinds of celebrations. If you are using it to make the skating rink cake for you holiday party, you will need to make two batches [more…]


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