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The Best Recipes for Christmas

The Best Recipes for Christmas

Everybody knows a turkey (also mistletoe), help to make the season bright, but what about other delicious things? Here, we've rounded up 30 of our favorite recipes for the holidays, from cocktails to cookies (of course), and from glazed ham to that most refreshing on non-cliché holiday proteins, lamb. (For more on lamb, check our our step-by-step on cooking a boneless leg, and scroll our ideas for great lamb chop marinades.) READ MORE

Cocktails for an Ugly Sweater Party

Cocktails for an Ugly Sweater Party

Ugly sweater parties are the best of the holidays, a chance to humiliate yourself in the presence of a roomful of humiliated others. The simple truth is, though, get 40 people in an apartment in thick, long-sleeved wool and nylon blends appliquéd with heavy, potholder-like teddy bears and snowmen, things are going to get thirsty pretty fast. With that in mid, here are 10 boozy drinks perfect for an ugly sweater party. READ MORE

12 Braising Recipes to Keep You Warm

12 Braising Recipes to Keep You Warm

Braising is a cook’s best friend—with a few simple steps, you can make a meal that tastes like it's straight out of a -starred restaurant. Here’s our basic primer, but just remember that braising liquid is worth its weight in gold. The rich sauce that results is packed with flavor, velvety and mouth-watering. Check out these 12 recipes for some all-star braising ideas: READ MORE

Banana Bread How I Love Thee: Let Me Count the 15 Recipes

Banana Bread How I Love Thee: Let Me Count the 15 Recipes

Banana bread is one of the most versatile snacks: You can have it toasted with butter for breakfast, or frost it with cream cheese and bake it in a Bundt pan for an elegant dessert. It’s simple, comforting, and very reliable. And the variations are endless! Here are 15 recipes to test out this baking season. READ MORE

14 Cool Jewish Foods That’d Make Your Bubbe Plotz

14 Cool Jewish Foods That’d Make Your Bubbe Plotz

Jewish food used to mean schlepping to your grandmother's house in Queens for tasteless matzo ball soup and endless games of canasta. Or, if you were lucky, maybe a trip to Katz's for its world-famous pastrami that requires an extra dose of Lipitor and more than a few Tums. However, Jewish food has taken a turn for the chic and awesome—no Manischewitz required. Here are 14 updates and new takes on Jewish cuisine that will make you look beyond latkes. READ MORE

What to Do with Thanksgiving Leftovers

What to Do with Thanksgiving Leftovers

Rewarming the turkey and gravy won't suffice. READ MORE

11 Unusual Thanksgiving Leftover Mashups That Taste Great

11 Unusual Thanksgiving Leftover Mashups That Taste Great

Thanksgiving is a holiday meant for leftovers—go big or go home, right? But if you’re sick of microwaved plates of leftover turkey, stuffing, and sides, here are some ideas to creatively use up the components of the year’s most delicious meal! READ MORE

12 Cocktails to Help You Get Through Thanksgiving

12 Cocktails to Help You Get Through Thanksgiving

If, like us, you get sick of beer and wine at Thanksgiving, try one of these recipes for a special cocktail (or big cocktail batch) that you can use to impress those relatives you only see once a year. With just a few ingredients you already have in your bar, you can make something that pairs perfectly with the rich and seasonal fare we all love to sit down to. READ MORE

Best Squash Recipes

Best Squash Recipes

Winter squashes have a special place in our hearts and on our holiday tables (naturally, the two are linked). From a puréed soup of roasted butternut with a tangy undercurrent of Granny Smith apple, to a salad of roasted delicata slices, we find ourselves eating a diversity of squash varieties in an array of preparations. Here are 6 we make all season. READ MORE

Pondering What to Bring for Thanksgiving? Use This Chart

Pondering What to Bring for Thanksgiving? Use This Chart

Accept an invitation for Thanksgiving and you figure you’re in the clear: no need to get up at 4 a.m. to wrestle a corpse-cold turkey out of a bathtub filled with ice and brine. Only you promised you’d bring something, and this is probably the one day of the year when you show up with some dusty bottle of cooked Cabernet from the corner market. So here, in convenient flow-chart format, is author James Norton's system for deciding that gnawing question: What to bring? READ MORE