Make smooth chocolate fudge the old-fashioned way! Perfect for Valentine's Day, Christmas parties, and birthday gifts.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have learned much from my Polish American friends about the important of Easter in their culture, friendships, families, and faith. Please enjoy the recipes and information.
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.
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!
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.
If you're looking to celebrate St Patrick's Day in style then you should try a few of these Irish-inspired St Paddy's Day Shots and Shooters, from the classic Irish Flag to an Irish Cowboy and more!
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.
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.
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.
A modern slant on the classic British mince pie - mincemeat muffins are easy to make and fun to eat. The recipe includes step-by step instructions with photographs to guide you.
Need food ideas for a Canada-themed party? Make these creative, delicious, and cute Inukshuk appetizers that are inspired by the stone monuments built by the Inuit people!
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.
Every Thanksgiving, the great debate arises again: is the famous holiday side dish called "stuffing" or "dressing"? Many cooks swear by one or the other, and they will not deviate from their opinions.
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!
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.
A St. Patrick's Day staple, corned beef is an Irish-American tradition. It is often eaten with cabbage, but it also comes in the form of reuben sandwiches, hash, and canned corned beef.
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.
Fast and simple hamantaschen. No, they're not like the ones your mom made, but they will do in a pinch!
Add some hubble and bubble to your Halloween with these bewitching brews. Eleven spooky drink suggestions that will really get your party going!
Wassail is a traditional British-Isles holiday punch made with apple cider, oranges, lemon, and winter spices. Redolent with cloves, cinnamon, and allspice, it's festive and warming—and easy!
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.
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.
Thanksgiving leftovers are wonderful because they can be used to create so many delicious quick and easy meals. Here are some hints and recipes to inspire you.
Peppermint—the flavor of Christmas and candy canes. Allow me to share with you a bit of history about this prolific herb, as well as recipes that will last all year long.
Learn how to make a custom, heart-shaped ice-cream cake that looks a bit like a Valentine's Day conversation heart candy.
Shortbread is a buttery and delicious biscuit or cookie that is a traditional Christmas treat. It's an enjoyable snack at any time and is associated with some interesting traditions.
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.
How to make easy and fun deviled eggs to look like baby chicks. A delightful addition for any dinner table, especially for Easter Dinner. I serve these at all our family dinners.
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.
New Year's Day arrives on different dates around the world, according to the culture in which it is celebrated. You might like to celebrate more than one!
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.
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.
Making a sweet treat in patriotic colors is easy with Jell-O! Here are four ways you can make a dessert that fits the theme of your next summer cookout, party, or special event all year round.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
We can't agree on the origin of thumbprint cookies (Sweden, Poland, or somewhere else?). But we CAN agree that they are easy, fun, and there are so many ways to make them. Here are 25!
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.
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.
Such controversy! Is the turkey stuffed, or do you eat your "dressing" on the side? Wheat bread only, cornbread, or wild rice? Oysters: yes or no. Let's put our differences aside and have fun cooking.
Discover some of the best spooktacular spirit and cocktail recipes that will make your Halloween celebration positively wicked.
Instructions, tips, and ideas for making Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas cookies using cookie cutters you might already have. These cookies are easy to create and are a great project for children, too.
Easter Bread, or Sirnica, is a delicious Springtime specialty. A sweet bread, it has citrus, egg and other flavorings and is traditionally served on Easter.
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.
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.
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.
Need Christmas party cookies? Try these adorable red and green gingerbread men with fast and easy cookie dough recipes and ideas.
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.
Ghouls and goblins, the witching hour is here! Don your baking hats and dust off that cauldron to whip up creeptastic treats for all.
The origins of figgy pudding date back to medieval England. At that time it was not a dessert, but a method of preserving meats for the winter months.
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!
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 shapes appropriate for any holiday.
Enjoy a delicious meal that is believed to bring you good luck throughout the new year. Learn what each of the traditional foods represents, and try five different recipes for black-eyed peas.
Looking for decorating ideas for your St. Patrick's Day cupcakes? Try these kid-friendly design ideas with step-by-step instructions to make your own cupcake wrappers.
Do you need appetizer ideas to welcome guests over the holidays? Here are a few mouthwatering recipes that are easy to put together that they're sure to love!
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.
The gingerbread house is a whimsical bit of Christmas tradition in many American and European homes. Here's what you need to make one for your family.
Quick and easy recipe for turning a store-bought cake mix into delicious Pizzelle cookie batter. Perfect for Christmas and Valentine's Day celebrations.
With a bit of planning, you can bake tons of Christmas cookies all in one day. Here are some tips on how to make lots of cookies all at once.
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.
Oh so gory, but oh so tasty and sweet. Here's a great little Halloween treat for those that love the taste of white chocolate.
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.
This mango peanut butter Valentine's heart dessert is a no-bake, easy, and delicious fruity mango treat for two people. It has only five ingredients.
A convenient collection of 20 wassail recipes. Most use apple juice or cider as a base. Unusual recipes use Red Hot candies or black pepper. Some include wine, rum, sherry, brandy, and whiskey.
Three family fruitcake recipes, fruitcake cookies, plus the best commercial fruitcake I’ve ever found.
Recipe for a popular Thanksgiving dessert cake featuring pumpkin, spices and maple frosting. Recipes for eggnog frosting and apple frosting.
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.
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.
The holidays are so much fun, and they give us an amazing chance to express our creativity and our imaginations. What better way to really get into the holidays than with your kids!
You can make an entirely different meal by introducing a few fresh ingredients into your leftovers. Here are five delicious recipes to make the most out of your leftover turkey and sides.
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!
A delicious and refreshing cranberry and rum drink that was created many years ago by my grand-aunt. I'm giving away a family secret recipe here...
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.
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!
Looking for easy decorating ideas for your Halloween cupcakes? Learn how to decorate pumpkin, ghost, and cat cupcakes with these fun design ideas.
The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian Christmas tradition. Learn about the origins of this tradition, and try a wonderful seasonal recipe.
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!
A selection of non-alcoholic Irish-themed beverages, great for St. Patrick's Day or other celebrations.
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.
A Yule log cake, mincemeat, and mince pies are delicious Christmas treats with an interesting history. A Yule log was once a real log and mince pies used to contain meat.
Discover non-alcoholic drink ideas perfect for children, family, designated drivers, and anyone else wanting to have a little fun on St. Patrick's Day.