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.
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.
Make smooth chocolate fudge the old-fashioned way! This recipe is perfect for Valentine's Day, Christmas parties, and birthday gifts.
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!
This is a great, simple recipe for a delicious honey-mustard-and-marmalade-glazed ham. It's perfect for the festive seasons or as a special family meal. It's great served hot or cold.
A delicious cake with a strong flavor of dates and poppy seed as well as walnuts and marmalade—like a fruitcake if a fruitcake actually was good!
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.
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.
Spritz cookies are quick and easy to make. You can make a hundred (or more) of these in an hour of baking, and they make great gifts for family and friends during Christmas and festive seasons.
Sicily is a separate nation but similar to Italy in some ways. Its cuisine is as delicious and interesting - some say it is more so! Please enjoy these recipes.
These reindeer brownies are incredibly simple to make and will be a hit at any holiday party this season!
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.
A modern slant on the classic British mince pie, mincemeat muffins are easy to make and fun to eat. This recipe includes step-by-step instructions with photographs to guide you.
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!
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.
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.
Need Christmas party cookies? Try these adorable red and green gingerbread men with fast and easy cookie dough recipes and ideas.
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.
A great, classic recipe for Christmas cake. Easy to make and a joy to eat. Indulge! After all, it's Christmastime.
Here's a quick and easy no-cook recipe for a sweet Christmas treat. This delicious, sweet recipe comes from the island of Malta.
At Christmas, mince pies make the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea. They are sold everywhere in shops around the UK, but nothing surpasses the taste of homemade. Here is the traditional recipe.
I don't enjoy the texture or taste of traditional fruitcake, but my grandma makes a mean refrigerated version that is moist and delicious. See the recipe below and try it for yourself!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I've put together a short list of key elements to help you make show-stopping drinks that'll no doubt impress at your next Christmas celebration.
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!
This recipe makes a fabulous rum fruitcake for Christmas, a meaningful gift, or any special occasion. I was not a fruitcake fan, but now I am! Rum and brandy really complete this cake.
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!
Traditionally eaten during the Christmas season in the Philippines, bibingka is a rice cake with a soft and spongy texture, a round shape, and a slightly sweet and salty flavor. This article will explain the different types of bibingka and show you how to make a simple version in your own home.
Lebkuchen is an old German recipe that resembles gingerbread without the ginger. I've made this for my family, and it is good. Originally, it was made as a Christmas cake by families every year.
In this article, you will find three family fruitcake recipes, a recipe for fruitcake cookies, and the best commercial fruitcake I’ve ever found.
The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian Christmas tradition. Learn about the origins of this tradition, and try a wonderful seasonal recipe.
Enjoy holiday treats over Christmas and the winter solstice season with zero guilt. Walnuts and cranberries are superfoods. This cranberry walnut muffin recipe and superfood dip recipe do the job right. Chinese nutritional information is a bonus feature.
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.
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.
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.
Why not make a drunken fruitcake this Christmas? Its high alcohol content helps it last a long time. That is, if you can stop your family and friends from finishing it off!
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.
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.
An easy-to-follow recipe for delicious ginger cookies with a taste of caramel, that work perfectly as a Christmas cookie.
This delicious and refreshing cranberry and rum drink was created many years ago by my grand-aunt. I'm giving away a family secret recipe here...
Yule log cakes, 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.
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.
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.
Here are the top 10 herbs and spices used during Christmas celebrations, along with the lore associated with them.
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.
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.
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 prepare a deliciously moist pineapple fruitcake. This easy-to-make recipe is perfect for Christmas or any other time of year!
Do you love ice cream cake? Have you ever wanted to try your hand at making one yourself? This is a recipe for a homemade ice cream cake roll (sometimes called a Yule log), including a made-from-scratch chocolate jelly roll cake recipe.
Try this traditional and very tasty Hungarian Christmas cake with poppy seed and walnut filling. It's easy to bake and delicious to eat.
The Tunis cake is historically (but not commonly) served in the UK during the Christmas season. Here is my delicious recipe for you to try.
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.