Mastering the Holiday Meal

Hosting for the holidays? Don't let the thought of cooking an elaborate meal stress you out. Make a memorable and delicious holiday feast with our easy-to-follow tutorials, menus that pair sides with mains for a restaurant-worthy experience, and our test kitchen's famous tips and tricks.

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Our Most Popular Christmas Recipes Are Ones You'll Want to Make Every Year
These are the recipes our readers love, including time-honored favorites like creamed spinach and prime rib, a boozy eggnog, and cookies galore.
These Impressive Holiday Trifle Recipes Are Actually Easy to Make
There's nothing trifling about these dramatic desserts, which are guaranteed to impress guests but are surprisingly simple to prepare—all you need to do is layer cake with fruit, custard, whipped cream, and other surprises to create a showstopping treat.
Here's What to Make for an Epic New Year's Day Brunch
This modern make-ahead brunch menu gets playful with traditional New Year's foods and is packed with showstopping recipes.
Short on Time? These Quick, Easy Holiday Baking Recipes Are the Festive Treats You Should Make This Season
Looking for homemade baked goods to gift or to serve this Christmas? For this collection of easy holiday baking, we've selected recipes that have a short ingredient list, can be made ahead, and/or don't require special equipment. And all are delicious to enjoy anytime during the holiday season.
22 Delicious and Impressive Recipes to Make for Your Next Cookie Swap
Our selection of beautiful cookies will delight the lucky recipients at your holiday treat exhange.
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How to Safely Thaw a Frozen Turkey

Follow these three tried-and-true methods for defrosting a turkey to keep you and your loved ones safe this Thanksgiving.