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  • Christmas is a special time of year for spending with friends and family. If you are alone at Christmas, however, for whatever reason, this page contains a number of tasty suggested dinner recipes.

    Christmas Dinner Ideas for One Person

    Christmas Dinner Ideas for One Person

    by Gordon N Hamilton41

  • The holidays always involve intimate parties, gatherings, and events filled with great food, adult beverages, and flavorful concoctions. Eggnog is simply a must-have at any holiday party. If you are planning on hosting this year, this is my recipe for flavorful eggnog made simple and easy.

    Holiday Eggnog Made Easy

    Holiday Eggnog Made Easy

    by Marquis0

  • Thanksgiving turkey is wonderful on Day 1. Day 2 delights us with sandwiches, but by Day 3 are you getting bored? Be bored no longer. Here are imaginative ways to use those gobbler leftovers.

    Loving Leftovers: Thanksgiving Turkey

    Loving Leftovers: Thanksgiving Turkey

    by Linda Lum20

  • A fun and festive spin on a traditional breakfast favorite. This recipe yields a delicious treat that looks and tastes like no other French toast you have ever tried. Perfect for Halloween.

    Frute Brute French Toast

    Frute Brute French Toast

    by Heather Rode11

  • Easter is a popular celebration in Russia, both for those who are Christian and those who are not. One major aspect of the holiday that is the same for everyone is the love for sweets! In this article, I will show you how to make some delicious Russian Easter biscuits with homemade icing!

    How to Make Russian Easter Biscuits With Homemade Icing

    How to Make Russian Easter Biscuits With Homemade Icing

    by Janisa5

  • A quick and easy Halloween treat that isn't tricky! Made with seasonal monster cereal, each creepy little cupcake is full of flavor and fright. Perfect for parties, and the kids can help with the baking, too!

    Franken Berry Halloween Cupcakes

    Franken Berry Halloween Cupcakes

    by Heather Rode19

  • Thanksgiving for most people is a time of family celebration and feasting on the seasonal turkey and trimmings. There are some, however, who are forced to spend Thanksgiving alone and may be under the impression that a turkey dinner is not therefore feasible. This page shows how Thanksgiving turkey dinners for one are entirely possible and provides a number of very different preparation options.

    Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Recipes for One Person

    Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Recipes for One Person

    by Gordon Hamilton67

  • Mince pies are an integral part of the British Christmas food culture, but when they are prepared at home, mincemeat will often be left over. The recipes on this page provide ideas for what to do with that leftover mincemeat.

    10 Leftover Christmas Mincemeat Recipes

    10 Leftover Christmas Mincemeat Recipes

    by Gordon Hamilton4

  • Don't get caught off-guard when asked to bring a snack to the class Halloween party. I've compiled several great ideas that are relatively cheap and easy to make.

    9+ Halloween School Party Snack Food Ideas

    9+ Halloween School Party Snack Food Ideas

    by Kim Bryan0

  • For a heartfelt personalized Valentine's Day treat, try making these conversation heart petit fours. They are delicious bite-sized treats that everyone will love!

    Conversation Heart Petit Fours

    Conversation Heart Petit Fours

    by Claudia Mitchell21

  • Shortbread is a buttery and delicious biscuit or cookie that is a traditional Christmas treat. It's a very enjoyable snack at any time of year and is associated with some interesting traditions. Plain biscuits and ones with added fruit, spices, or chocolate can be bought or made at home.

    Shortbread Facts and Recipes: A Traditional Christmas Treat

    Shortbread Facts and Recipes: A Traditional Christmas Treat

    by Linda Crampton72

  • I love stuffing (also called dressing) not only on Thanksgiving but also on Christmas, Easter, and Mother's Day! I've found a great way to make a tasty stuffing out of a box by adding just a few extra ingredients. Easy and delicious!

    Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe: How to Jazz Up Boxed Stuffing

    Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe: How to Jazz Up Boxed Stuffing

    by Victoria Lynn26

  • A friend of Romanian descent visited cousins in the old country. French was spoken, and a rich variety of culinary surprises for Easter awaited at the Romanian home.

    Romanian Food Recipes for Easter

    Romanian Food Recipes for Easter

    by Patty Inglish MS10

  • Homemade eggnog is simple to make, and the results are rich, creamy, and just plain decadent. Treat your family or friends to a favorite holiday treat—and it takes only a few minutes!

    How to Make Fabulous Homemade Eggnog

    How to Make Fabulous Homemade Eggnog

    by Jan Charles2

  • Kerstkransjes or Christmas Wreath Cookies are a delicious and decorative treat for the festive season. They are traditionally hung on the branches of the Christmas tree and can be decorated in a variety of ways.

    Recipe for Kerstkransjes - Christmas Wreath Cookies

    Recipe for Kerstkransjes - Christmas Wreath Cookies

    by alliemacb2

  • Do you want to know how to set a proper table for a holiday dinner? Proper place setting for special occasions (or any occasion) can be easy and fun if you follow these place setting rules, guidelines, and tips.

    How to Set a Table for the Holidays or Any Occasion

    How to Set a Table for the Holidays or Any Occasion

    by Cynthia B Turner27

  • This dish is a wintry showstopper. Duck breasts are an elegant main course any time; however, I would also urge you to consider this recipe as a time-saving alternative to a traditional Christmas dinner if you are celebrating in a small round.

    Duck Breast With Red Cabbage and Creamy Mash

    Duck Breast With Red Cabbage and Creamy Mash

    by Sarah0

  • This is a real, traditional English Christmas cake recipe passed down to me from my Great Aunt. It is a wonderfully moist, heavy fruit cake that we used to cover in marzipan and ice. We also gave it to first footers at New Year.

    Traditional English Christmas Cake Recipe

    Traditional English Christmas Cake Recipe

    by Les Trois Chenes8

  • Christmas pudding is a rich, fruity, seasonal British dessert. This page looks at some delicious and often unusual recipes for using up Christmas pudding leftovers in the days after the main event.

    Leftover Christmas Pudding Recipe Ideas

    Leftover Christmas Pudding Recipe Ideas

    by Gordon Hamilton17

  • Boilo, also known as "coal cracker" champagne and Schuylkill moonshine, is a warm homemade beverage that originated in northeastern Pennsylvania. It's made of wassail-style grain alcohol and fruit.

    How to Make Boilo: A Pennsylvania Holiday Beverage

    How to Make Boilo: A Pennsylvania Holiday Beverage

    by Lee Hansen28

  • Discover some of the best spooktacular spirit and cocktail recipes that will make your Halloween celebration positively wicked.

    Halloween Cocktail Ideas

    Halloween Cocktail Ideas

    by L Sarhan5

  • Some people have traditional foods they eat on New Year's Day for good luck throughout the year. See if your lucky foods are listed.

    New Year's Day Lucky Foods

    New Year's Day Lucky Foods

    by Margaret Minnicks0

  • Avoid awkward situations at your St. Patrick's Day party with these wonderful non-alcoholic drinks for your nondrinking friends. In fact, everyone will likely be pleased by a few of them. Add alcohol if you like.

    Best Non-Alcoholic Drink Ideas for St. Patrick's Day

    Best Non-Alcoholic Drink Ideas for St. Patrick's Day

    by Patty Inglish MS48

  • Fifteen recipe suggestions for your Easter Brunch--everything from appetizers to dessert. There are even some vegetarian options.

    Easter Brunch Ideas

    Easter Brunch Ideas

    by Linda Lum12

  • Learn how to make a traditional Christmas pudding recipe with helpful step-by-step instructions and photos. This is my best plum pudding recipe that I make every year before the holidays.

    Traditional Irish Christmas Pudding Recipe

    Traditional Irish Christmas Pudding Recipe

    by L M Reid2

  • The following Mexican recipes for an full menu are enjoyed during the Easter Season, but they are good the rest of the year. Roasted lamb and goat are specialties.

    Mexican Recipes for Easter

    Mexican Recipes for Easter

    by Patty Inglish MS5

  • This article tells you exactly how to make a good old-fashioned fruitcake. These will make your mouth water, for they are complete with pictures. Have fun!

    Old-Fashioned Fruitcake Baking Secrets

    Old-Fashioned Fruitcake Baking Secrets

    by Deb Hirt66

  • Make tasty cereal bars with your favorite limited edition monster cereals. Sure to be a hit with the younger ones and those who are young at heart. Perfect for Halloween parties and ready in 15 minutes!

    Boo Berry Cereal Marshmallow Treats for Halloween

    Boo Berry Cereal Marshmallow Treats for Halloween

    by Heather Rode6

  • Pumpkin pie—did it begin with the Pilgrims? Let's learn the background of this sweet treat, try a "from scratch" recipe, and then explore some fun spin-offs.

    Exploring Pumpkin Pie

    Exploring Pumpkin Pie

    by Linda Lum13

  • Looking for easy decorating ideas for your Halloween cupcakes? Learn how to decorate pumpkin, ghost, and cat cupcakes with these fun design ideas.

    Halloween Cupcake Decorating Ideas

    Halloween Cupcake Decorating Ideas

    by Alissa Roberts23

  • Need to make a Halloween treat, but don't want to spend your entire afternoon or evening in the kitchen? Whip up one of these deliciously simple Halloween treats!

    3 Deliciously Simple Halloween Treat Ideas

    3 Deliciously Simple Halloween Treat Ideas

    by Alyssa2

  • Now you're cooking! Tis the season to not be thrifty, fa-la-la la-laaa-la-la-la-la. Before you know it, Christmas will be here. I like to use my prime rib recipe on Christmas day. However, you can eat this delicious dish any time of the year.

    Prime Rib Christmas Dinner Recipe

    Prime Rib Christmas Dinner Recipe

    by Ken Ratajczak19

  • A fabulous rum fruit cake recipe for Christmas and red Valentine's Day heart-shaped desserts. I was not a fruit cake fan, but now I am! Rum and brandy make a difference. Enjoyable desserts by all.

    Best Rum Fruit Cake Recipe Ever

    Best Rum Fruit Cake Recipe Ever

    by Susie Lehto50

  • A dump cake is a quick and easy dessert made by, quite literally, dumping things in a pan. Step-by-step photos and directions are included. Easy dessert for Christmas, Thanksgiving, or any other day!

    Easy Dump Cake Dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas

    Easy Dump Cake Dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas

    by Valerie Washington23

  • Certain foods are traditionally eaten at New Year in the hope that they will bring good luck in the year ahead. This page looks at some of these foods and delicious ways in which to cook and serve them.

    Traditional Lucky New Year Foods

    Traditional Lucky New Year Foods

    by Gordon Hamilton18

  • A delicious, moist and easy to make fruitcake. Perfect for Christmas or any other time of year!

    Pineapple Fruit Cake Recipe

    Pineapple Fruit Cake Recipe

    by Kymberly Fergusson11

  • Quick and easy recipe for turning a store-bought cake mix into delicious Pizzelle cookie batter. Perfect for Christmas and Valentine's Day celebrations.

    Recipe for Red Velvet Valentine Pizzelles

    Recipe for Red Velvet Valentine Pizzelles

    by Heather Rode19

  • This collection of 13 clean eating Thanksgiving treats to make with your kids is packed full of yummy, healthy treats that you and your kids will enjoy creating together. This is such a fun time of year—get your kids involved in helping now, and you'll have an excited, involved kid for life.

    13 Clean Eating Thanksgiving Treats to Make With Your Kids

    13 Clean Eating Thanksgiving Treats to Make With Your Kids

    by Victoria Van Ness5

  • These pretty and buttery cookies are thick and soft. Top with colored sugar or what ever you want to decorate them with. They will be delicious and popular with your friends and family.

    My Christmas Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

    My Christmas Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

    by Rachel L Alba13

  • Are you overwhelmed by the prospect of a formal Christmas dinner? My family has adopted the tradition of a less-formal Christmas brunch, which can be prepared ahead of time and enjoyed in leisure.

    Easy Christmas Brunch Recipes

    Easy Christmas Brunch Recipes

    by Linda Lum11

  • A sweet spin on an old favorite. These apple latkes are perfect for breakfast, dessert, and any time in between. Made with fresh granny smith apples and simple ingredients.

    Green Apple Dessert Latkes

    Green Apple Dessert Latkes

    by Heather Rode16

  • Need an idea for a fun and easy Halloween dessert to serve at a party or school function? This pull-apart pumpkin cupcake cake is super cute and very easy to make!

    How to Make a Pumpkin Cupcake Cake

    How to Make a Pumpkin Cupcake Cake

    by Corrinna Johnson34

  • This no-bake mint cheesecake has a texture similar to a baked version and a delicious, light minty flavor. The cookie crust, along with the thick and rich filling, helps make this cake a real stand out among no-bake cheesecakes.

    No-Bake Shamrock Mint Cheesecake

    No-Bake Shamrock Mint Cheesecake

    by Claudia Mitchell16

  • Looking for green cocktail drink recipes for St. Patrick's Day or another occasion? Find recipes for green beer, Midori Sours, Emerald Isles, and other favorite green alcoholic drinks.

    Vibrant Cocktail Drinks for St. Patrick's Day

    Vibrant Cocktail Drinks for St. Patrick's Day

    by Kieron Walker14

  • Everyone loves to get and give homemade baked goods. Here's how to assemble the perfect cookie tray to show off all those yummy treats you make.

    How to Make the Perfect Cookie Tray

    How to Make the Perfect Cookie Tray

    by Claudia Mitchell25

  • Here you'll find step-by-step directions for three different designs. Includes pictures for a simple spider web cupcake design, pull-apart spider web cupcakes, and spooky-looking spider cupcakes.

    How to Make Spider Web Cupcakes

    How to Make Spider Web Cupcakes

    by Alissa Roberts19

  • This cake is so light and moist, you simply can't get enough of it. Easy to make and a hit with whoever you are serving it to.

    Easter Pineapple Cream Cake

    Easter Pineapple Cream Cake

    by Rachel L Alba15

  • This is a traditional fruitcake recipe that is made for the Christmas holidays. How do you make a moist Christmas fruitcake from scratch? This is an easy-to-follow recipe with step-by-step instructions, photos and videos.

    How to Make a Christmas Cake From Scratch

    How to Make a Christmas Cake From Scratch

    by L M Reid4

  • Nothing is more delectable than the smell of yeast bread baking. Here are two great sweet bread recipes: Russian Easter bread is finer grained with the traditional candied fruit, and Polish babka is a lighter raisin bread.

    Russian Easter Bread and Polish Babka Recipes

    Russian Easter Bread and Polish Babka Recipes

    by Stephanie Henkel30

  • Where I'm from, we take Thanksgiving seriously! Here are my personal best recipes: sweet potatoes, dinner rolls, cranberry relish, pumpkin pies, stuffing, even whoopie pies!

    My Authentic Southern-Style Thanksgiving Recipes

    My Authentic Southern-Style Thanksgiving Recipes

    by Margie's Southern Kitchen0

  • From non-vegan relatives to navigating traditional holiday foods as a vegan, here are some helpful tips for Christmas, Thanksgiving and other major food holidays.

    How to Survive the Holidays as a Vegan

    How to Survive the Holidays as a Vegan

    by Emily Nemchick0

  • How to make three different flavors of fudge candy for holiday gifts. Includes eggnog, Irish cream, and lemon flavors. These are my favorite recipes and most helpful tips.

    How to Make Fudge Candy for a Holiday Gift

    How to Make Fudge Candy for a Holiday Gift

    by Thelma Raker Coffone2

  • Easter or Resurrection is the biggest holiday of the year among my Polish friends. Their traditions and recipes for traditional foods vary by region of the country they or their ancestors called home, but all are good.

    Spring and Easter Recipes From Poland and Polish Americans

    Spring and Easter Recipes From Poland and Polish Americans

    by Patty Inglish MS16

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