Spiced Apple Cider
On a cool fall day, enjoy a mug of warm apple cider. Cinnamon stick stirrers add spice and extra flavor to our favorite seasonal beverage.
Hot Apple Cider with Ginger
Lemon zest and fresh ginger in addition to the usual warming spices amp up this wintertime classic.
Fennel and Orange Salad
The classic flavor combination of fennel and orange makes a wonderful winter salad.
Persimmon and Brie Crostini
These little toasts make a delectable Thanksgiving appetizer. Be sure to use Fuyu persimmons -- they should be ripe but sliceable.
Tortellini en Brodo
Tortellini en brodo ("in broth") is a traditional first course for Christmas feasts in northern Italy. Because it calls for only a few ingredients, make sure they are of the highest quality, especially the chicken stock (now is a good time to use any you might have in your freezer).
To add more flavor and flair to these mini pizzas, top them with goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, or salami after baking.
Frisee Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette
Frisee has a slightly bitter taste and crisp, curly leaves. Pair it with a tangy vinaigrette for an easy side dish.
Hazelnut Puppy Chow
This childhood favorite, also known as reindeer food or muddy buddies, gets the grown-up treatment and big chocolate flavor with the addition of hazelnut spread and cocoa powder.
Replace the usual cranberry juice with pomegranate juice for a tart, refreshing twist on the classic cocktail. A lime wheel makes an eye-catching garnish against the garnet-hued drink.