Quick & Easy Christmas Recipes
Our quick holiday recipes include quick and easy holiday appetizers, main courses and desserts to help you enjoy a stress-free time, including our mini spinach and cheese pizzas on pita which take just 15 minutes to prepare. Or, try our classic Christmas pork loin with pancetta and sage which only takes 10 minutes to prepare and just under an hour to cook. Check out the rest!
Three Easy, Elegant Christmas Menus
Easy elegance meets practicality in three joyous holiday meals: Christmas Eve dinner, and brunch and dinner on the day. Lucinda Scala Quinn’s inspiration? A classic dish, reinvented.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Caramel-Dipped PecansUse these nuts to decorate a chocolate or caramel tart.
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Quick Holiday Recipes
Avoid Christmas chaos and make this season a stress-free one with our favorite holiday recipes, which save time, energy, and another trip to the market.
Easy Side DishesLucinda Scala Quinn prepares an asparagus, pea, and radish side dish and a leek and potato galette from Everyday Food magazine.
Easy Holiday Menus
Forget long hours in the kitchen with complicated recipes. Make this Christmas dinner a no-fuss, unforgettable evening with these easy, elegant menus.
How to Host an Easy Holiday Party
Throwing an elegant holiday get-together -- whether a sit-down dinner or a cocktail party -- doesn't have to be stressful. Here are a few tips for hosting a wonderful Christmas gathering without breaking a sweat.
Easy Holiday Treats for Kids to Make
Some of our treats are simple enough for a child to make on their own, and some need a little help from mom or dad, but all are guaranteed to keep your favorite kid busy and happy to contribute to the holiday cheer.
Super-Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes So You Can Show Off Without StressRecipe
Espresso Creme AnglaiseServe this coffee-infused creme anglaise with our Mocha Steamed Puddings.Recipe
Peppered Mixed Nuts with Lemon and CapersDo the unexpected with your nuts: Add some fried capers to the mix for a Mediterranean flair.Recipe
Sesame-Soy Cashews with Wasabi Peas and NoriThe wasabi peas give this nut mix some added heat.Recipe
Gingered Peanuts and Pumpkin Seeds with Dried CranberriesThe ginger, pumpkin seeds, and dried cranberries make this nut mix festive and merry.Recipe
Peppermint FrostingUse this recipe when making our Peppermint Yule Log.Recipe
Coconut-Cranberry CookiesThe shredded coconut and orange zest will help you bid farewell to the winter blues.Recipe
Cheese FondueFor an hors d'oeuvre, your guests can dip into this cheese fondue -- a dish with Swiss origins.Recipe
Almond CroquantThis crunchy almond brittle is sometimes enjoyed in the south of France as part of "Treize Desserts," a Christmas Eve tradition of serving thirteen sweets, representing Jesus and the twelve apostles.Recipe
Nutcracker CookiesThe Nutcracker is a gingerbread cookie handsomely clad in royal icing.Recipe
White-Russian EggnogThis recipe may be doubled and made two days in advance. Add the Kahlua and 1 cup whipped cream just before serving.Recipe
Spun Sugar for Sugar Plum FairyThis recipe is used to decorate our Sugar Plum Fairy dessert. Use a whisk with the wires cut at the bottom, or two forks held back to back, to make spun sugar. Make spun sugar the day it will be used.Recipe
Persimmon and Brie CrostiniThese little toasts make a delectable Thanksgiving appetizer. Be sure to use Fuyu persimmons -- they should be ripe but sliceable.Recipe
Russian Snow TwigsOur recipe was inspired by one for the fried Russian pastries known as khvorost (or twigs). Piled high on a serving platter and dusted with confectioners sugar, the cookies resemble winter branches freshly covered in snow.Recipe
Easy Citrus TartThis pretty tart is enriched with creme fraiche and glazed with orange marmalade.Recipe
Sugar Plum FairyDecorated with spun sugar, this fruit-filled meringue dessert is as airy and elegant as its namesake. Check for doneness when baking meringue. Times vary dramatically with humidity.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Mixed Green Salad with Date-Walnut VinaigretteDates help balance this salad with their sweetness.Recipe
Green Beans with Panfried Shiitake MushroomsThe mushrooms give this dish an unctuousness that's hard to resist.Recipe
Chocolate and Nut Yule LogA simple version of the classic French dessert buche de Noel, this enchanting cake covered with crunchy almonds and creamy frosting calls to mind a snow-covered log in a wintry forest.