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.
Here are the top 10 herbs and spices used during Christmas celebrations, along with the lore associated with them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
A delicious cake with a strong flavor of dates and poppy seed as well as walnuts and marmalade—like a fruit cake if a fruit cake actually was good!
An easy-to-follow recipe for delicious ginger cookies with a taste of caramel, that work perfectly as a Christmas cookie.
A great, classic recipe for Christmas cake. Easy to make and a joy to eat. Indulge! After all, it's Christmas time.
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 Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian Christmas tradition. Learn about the origins of this tradition, and try a wonderful seasonal recipe.
Three family fruitcake recipes, fruitcake cookies, plus the best commercial fruitcake I’ve ever found.
Need Christmas party cookies? Try these adorable red and green gingerbread men with fast and easy cookie dough recipes and ideas.
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...
Try this traditional and very tasty Hungarian Christmas cake with poppy seed and walnut filling. It's easy to bake and it's delicious to eat.
This recipe makes a fabulous fruit rum cake for Christmas, and by cutting it into hearts, a sweet Valentine's Day dessert. I was not a fruit cake fan, but now I am! Rum and brandy make a difference.
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!
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.
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.
This is a great simple recipe for a delicious honey-mustard-and-marmalade-glazed ham. Perfect for the festive seasons or as a special family meal. Great served hot or cold.
Since Christmas is fast approaching, I've put together a short list of key elements to help you make show-stopping drinks that'll no doubt impress.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Make smooth chocolate fudge the old-fashioned way! This recipe is perfect for Valentine's Day, Christmas parties, and birthday gifts.
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.
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.
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.
Lebkuchen is an old German recipe that resembles ginger bread 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.
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 rich, dark, moist Guinness fruit cake made with succulent cherries, mixed fruit, and a pint of the intense, dark, rich Irish Guinness.
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.
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.