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.
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.
Fast and simple hamantaschen. No, they're not like the ones your mom made, but they will do in a pinch!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Need hors d'oeuvre ideas for your St. Patrick's Day party? From green drinks to green appetizers, try these ideas for a successful party!
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 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.
A great, classic recipe for Christmas cake. Easy to make and a joy to eat. Indulge! After all, it's Christmas time.
Fifteen recipe suggestions for your Easter Brunch--everything from appetizers to dessert. There are even some vegetarian options, as well.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian Christmas tradition. Learn about the origins of this tradition, and try a wonderful seasonal recipe.
Add some hubble and bubble to your Halloween with these bewitching brews. Eleven spooky drink suggestions that will really get your party going!
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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. You might love eggnog.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Quick and easy recipe for turning a store-bought cake mix into delicious Pizzelle cookie batter. Perfect for Christmas and Valentine's Day celebrations.
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!
Three family fruitcake recipes, fruitcake cookies, plus the best commercial fruitcake I’ve ever found.
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.
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.
A selection of non-alcoholic Irish-themed beverages, great for St. Patrick's Day or other celebrations.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Learn how to make a custom, heart-shaped ice-cream cake that looks a bit like a Valentine's Day conversation heart candy.
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.
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.
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.
Ghouls and goblins, the witching hour is here! Don your baking hats and dust off that cauldron to whip up creeptastic treats for all.
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.
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.
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 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...
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!
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.
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.
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.
Recipe for a popular Thanksgiving dessert cake featuring pumpkin, spices and maple frosting. Recipes for eggnog frosting and apple frosting.
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!
Make smooth chocolate fudge the old-fashioned way! Perfect for Valentine's Day, Christmas parties, and birthday gifts.
Looking for easy decorating ideas for your Halloween cupcakes? Learn how to decorate pumpkin, ghost, and cat cupcakes with these fun design ideas.
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.