Winter Menus and Recipes
Meals From Your Pantry
These quick, easy, and delicious meals are made using ingredients you can store in your pantry, including rice, beans, pasta, bread, broths, soups, vegetables, fruits, tomato products, canned meats, and grains. Make casseroles, skillet meals, soups, stews, and sandwiches.
Tree Trimming Party
A wonderful way to celebrate the season, see your friends, and finish a holiday chore is to have a tree trimming party. Choose from this selection of make ahead and crockpot appetizers for a delicious buffet.
Crockpot Holiday Recipes
Your crockpot can be such a space and time saver in the kitchen during the holidays. You can make everything from appetizers to side dishes to beverages to gifts in this wonderful appliance. Add Crockpot White Chocolate Bread Pudding, Crockpot Oyster Stew, or Sugared Nuts to your holiday repertoire.
A Cozy Christmas Dinner
This menu is my favorite holiday dinner to eat in front of a crackling fireplace. Enjoy Wild Rice Chowder, Onion Scones, and more around your glimmering Christmas tree.
Freeze Ahead Holiday Foods
Now is the time to start making foods for the holidays and freezing them. You will be ready for drop-in guests, impromptu parties, weekend guests, and last-minute entertaining with these easy and foolproof recipes. Try Jalapeno Poppers, Banana Slush Punch, or Spicy Chili to get ready for the holidays.
Traditional Christmas Dinner Menu
This menu for a traditional Christmas dinner includes my family favorites. From Honey Glazed Ham to Parker House Rolls, all of these recipes are tried and true. Enjoy Christmas with your family and friends.
Gifts From Your Kitchen
Not done with your holiday shopping? Don't panic - just make some gifts from your kitchen. These recipes are easy and delicious. Try Mocha Cream Liqueur or Nut Goodies for fabulous presents that will be very welcome.
Special Holiday Dinner Menus
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or just the winter solstice, these easy and delicious holiday menus feature some of my best recipes for entertaining family and guests. Enjoy Roast Chicken, Shrimp Scampi, Crown Roast of Pork, and more.
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with this delicious and easy holiday menu. Brisket of beef cooks all day in your crockpot, an unusual and colorful vegetable salad is made ahead, potato latkes are last-minute but perfect and crisp, and White Chocolate Cheesecake is a rich and creamy ending to the meal.
All My Holiday Articles
This growing collection of articles focuses on Christmas and the holiday season. Whether you want to throw a great party, find some new cookie and dessert recipes, or need a menu for a cozy family dinner, you'll find some great new ideas. Bookmark this page and use it as a reference to see you through the festive weeks ahead.
Make Your Own Mixes
It's time to start thinking about holiday gift giving. And there is no better gift than a custom made food mix, from Dukka to Homemade Cream Soup Mixes and Cookie Mix in a Jar.
Make Ahead Holiday Appetizers
This fabulous collection of make ahead appetizer recipes should see you through the holiday season. Make Onion Jam to serve with cream cheese, Tex Mex Snack Mix, Pesto Torte, or Cherry Chutney so you're ready for parties and hungry family members.
Holiday Help Lines
These handy helplines, sponsored by major food companies and federations, are staffed by professional Home Economists who can help you with just about any cooking or baking question.
Five Ingredient Casseroles
Winter is casserole time! These easy and delicious comforting casserole recipes are made using only five ingredients. Try Ham and Polenta Casserole or Chicken Manicotti for dinner tonight.
Fondue for New Year's Eve
For the coziest New Year's Eve party ever, dig out your fondue pots and make a few easy and delicious recipes. Try Pizza Fondue, Classic Cheese Fondue, or American Cheese Fondue for a great selection.
Christmas Leftovers Recipes
Do you have too many candy canes leftover from Christmas? How about ham, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce? Try these easy and elegant recipes to feed your family and friends after Christmas.
Christmas Memories and Favorite Recipes
Memories of Christmases past make your life richer. Share in some of my Christmas memories and start some new traditions of your own.
Another Hanukkah Menu
This Hanukkah menu, featuring a crisp and juicy roast chicken, is easy and traditional.
Best Winter Recipes
Searching for the best recipes for the winter season? These top ten winter recipes are all easy and heartwarming, including Mexican Pizza, Indulgent Mac and Cheese, and Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings
Winter Recipes and Menus
Searching for the best winter recipes and menus? These foods will help keep you and your family warm and cozy, with quick and easy ideas.