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  • 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

  • In this article, I share my secrets for a great prime rib. I like to make this special 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 Ratajczak22

  • 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: History and Recipes

    Exploring Pumpkin Pie: History and Recipes

    by Linda Lum13

  • You're going to love these 12 delicious clean eating Christmas cookie recipes. These are all of your favorite cookie recipes, without all of the processed and refined ingredients. With these recipes, there's no guilt, breaking your diet, or need to worry about sharing them with your family!

    12 Delicious Clean Eating Christmas Cookie Recipes

    12 Delicious Clean Eating Christmas Cookie Recipes

    by Victoria Van Ness0

  • 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.

    Christmas Plum Pudding Recipe

    Christmas Plum Pudding Recipe

    by L M Reid4

  • Pancake Day races and tossing the pancake, linked to Shrove Tuesday, are ancient English customs that date back to the fourteenth century and are still observed today. Find out about the origins of Pancake Day races and how to make a foolproof English-style pancake in this article.

    Shrove Tuesday Pancake Day Races (Plus English-Style Pancake Recipe)

    Shrove Tuesday Pancake Day Races (Plus English-Style Pancake Recipe)

    by GlenR1

  • Christmas is a special time of year for spending with friends and family, but sometimes, for whatever reason, we find ourselves alone at the holidays. This page contains a number of tasty Christmas dinner recipes for one.

    Christmas Dinner for One: 7 Delicious Meal Ideas

    Christmas Dinner for One: 7 Delicious Meal Ideas

    by Gordon N Hamilton40

  • Easter or Resurrection is the biggest holiday of the year among my Polish friends. Their traditions and recipes for traditional foods vary by the 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

  • Christmastime is a time for family and considering the changes coming in the next year. Why not make your holidays a little less stressful, a little healthier, and a little sweeter with these delicious clean eating traditional Christmas dishes. Maybe the big change you need is one for your health.

    Delicious Clean Eating Traditional Christmas Dishes

    Delicious Clean Eating Traditional Christmas Dishes

    by Victoria Van Ness6

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

    Leftover Christmas Pudding Recipe Ideas

    Leftover Christmas Pudding Recipe Ideas

    by Gordon Hamilton17

  • The black pepper in these delicious cookies accentuates the other spices in the recipe, including ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. These cookies can be shaped into hearts for Valentine's Day or into other shapes appropriate for any holiday.

    Heart-Shaped Pepper Cookies for Valentine's Day or Anytime

    Heart-Shaped Pepper Cookies for Valentine's Day or Anytime

    by Peggy Woods129

  • 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

  • Check out this 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

  • 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 Lynn27

  • No Halloween party is complete without a tableful of spooky and delicious treats to set the scene. These ideas are sure to tickle your taste buds and impress guests of all ages!

    8 Awesome Halloween Treats

    8 Awesome Halloween Treats

    by Jaynie200027

  • This dish is a wintry showstopper. Duck breasts are an elegant main course anytime; 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

  • 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 (Strawberry) Halloween Cupcakes Recipe

    Franken Berry (Strawberry) Halloween Cupcakes Recipe

    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.

    Three Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Recipes for One Person

    Three Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Recipes for One Person

    by Gordon Hamilton68

  • Learn how to prepare a deliciously moist pineapple fruitcake. This easy-to-make recipe is perfect for Christmas or any other time of year!

    Moist Pineapple Fruitcake Recipe

    Moist Pineapple Fruitcake Recipe

    by Kymberly Fergusson13

  • Wassail is a traditional holiday punch from the British Isles that is made with apple cider, oranges, lemon, and winter spices. Laden with cloves, cinnamon, and allspice, it's a festive, warming, and easy-to-make holiday beverage!

    How to Make Wassail: A Traditional Christmas Mulled Cider

    How to Make Wassail: A Traditional Christmas Mulled Cider

    by Jan Charles2

  • 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

  • The Yule log, once a pagan ritual, has been elevated to not just dessert but a stunning work of pastry artistry known as Buche de Noel. Don’t let its looks frighten you. You can make your own. Here’s how.

    History of the Yule Log and How to Make Your Own

    History of the Yule Log and How to Make Your Own

    by Linda Lum16

  • 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 Cookie Recipe

    My Christmas Cut-Out Sugar Cookie Recipe

    by Rachel L Alba13

  • Here you'll find step-by-step directions for three different designs. This article 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: 3 Different Designs

    How to Make Spider Web Cupcakes: 3 Different Designs

    by Alissa Roberts19

  • 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

  • Cheese balls are especially nice when served around the holidays—a little something different to add to the festivities. This Christmas cheese ball looks so delicious coated in walnuts.

    Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe

    Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe

    by Athlyn Green7

  • Do you need appetizer ideas to welcome guests over the holidays? Here are a few mouthwatering recipes that are easy to put together and that your guests are sure to love!

    8 Cheap and Easy Holiday Appetizers

    8 Cheap and Easy Holiday Appetizers

    by moonlake47

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

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

    by Patty Inglish MS48

  • The following Mexican recipes are enjoyed during the Easter Season, but they are good anytime. Roasted lamb and goat are specialties.

    Mexican Recipes for Easter

    Mexican Recipes for Easter

    by Patty Inglish MS5

  • 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

  • From getting interrogated by 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 Nemchick1

  • Valentine's Day is a special time to show affection to the ones you love. What better way is there to do that than to start the day with one of these top 12 clean eating Valentine's Day breakfast ideas? And you don't have to do anything fancy. Just use what you already have and be creative.

    Top 12 Clean Eating Valentine's Day Breakfast Ideas

    Top 12 Clean Eating Valentine's Day Breakfast Ideas

    by Victoria Van Ness2

  • 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

  • Valentine's Day is a fun excuse to make crafts, create yummy treats, and do some fun activities with your kids to show each other how much you care. Celebrate the holiday and show your kids that you care by spending time together as a family and making deliciously healthy, fun snacks.

    17 Delicious Valentine's Day Treats to Make With Your Kids

    17 Delicious Valentine's Day Treats to Make With Your Kids

    by Victoria Van Ness0

  • This is a collection of 20 festive wassail recipes. Most use apple juice or cider as a base; unusual recipes use Red Hot candies or black pepper. I've also included a few alcoholic variations with wine, rum, sherry, brandy, and whiskey.

    Christmas Punch That Warms the Soul: 20 Wassail Recipes

    Christmas Punch That Warms the Soul: 20 Wassail Recipes

    by rmcrayne19

  • This is a real, traditional English Christmas cake recipe that was 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

  • Looking for a simple, rib-sticking recipe for Mabon this year? Try this hearty autumn soup, which captures all the earthy, heartwarming flavors of the season.

    Mabon Recipe: Autumn Soup

    Mabon Recipe: Autumn Soup

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright8

  • A sweet spin on an old favorite. These apple latkes are perfect for breakfast, dessert, Chanukkah, 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

  • 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, while Polish babka is a lighter raisin bread.

    Russian Easter Bread and Polish Babka Recipes

    Russian Easter Bread and Polish Babka Recipes

    by Stephanie Henkel30

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

    How to Make a Traditional Christmas Cake

    How to Make a Traditional Christmas Cake

    by L M Reid4

  • Learn how to make three different flavors of fudge candy that you can give as holiday gifts. These recipes are for my three favorite flavors of fudge: eggnog, Irish cream, and lemon.

    How to Make Fudge Candy as a Holiday Gift

    How to Make Fudge Candy as a Holiday Gift

    by Thelma Raker Coffone2

  • This is a quick and easy recipe to make a tasty, melt-in-the-mouth Christmas pudding using a pressure cooker or Instant Pot. It is much cheaper and tastier than ready-made shop versions. The pudding can be made on the day or months ahead. Either way, it will taste delicious.

    Easy Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker British Christmas Pudding

    Easy Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker British Christmas Pudding

    by DHWebb3

  • Make a boozy fruitcake this Christmas. It contains a lot of alcohol, which helps it last a long time. That is, if you can stop family and friends from finishing it off!

    Recipe for Christmas Drunken Fruitcake

    Recipe for Christmas Drunken Fruitcake

    by Beth Eaglescliffe0

  • 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 Cereal French Toast Recipe

    Frute Brute Cereal French Toast Recipe

    by Heather Rode11

  • Thanksgiving turkey is wonderful on Day one. Day two delights us with sandwiches, but by day three 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

  • There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love eggnog and those who despise it (or assume they will). Let's join hands, learn some fun history, and share recipes. Who knows? You might end up loving eggnog.

    Exploring Eggnog: History and Six Delicious Recipes

    Exploring Eggnog: History and Six Delicious Recipes

    by Linda Lum14

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