Essential Holiday, the latest special issue from Bauer Media Group, hits stands next week and we want you to be among the first to try out these festive entrees, apps, sides and desserts. The 128-page keepsake magazine features 135 delicious recipes the entire family can enjoy this holiday season and every one forward.
What’s not to love about Christmas? It is a time when we get to celebrate with friends and family and indulge in great-tasting food together. The mood should be relaxed and fun. But getting it all done can be daunting, even for the most experienced organizers. For novice cooks, it can be completely overwhelming. With this in mind, we’ve created doable, delicious, easy-to-follow recipes to create a stress-free season no matter what your skill level. Even better, this collection of unforgettable recipes (and pro shopping tips)can be used as a guide to entertaining any time of the year.
Starters & Bites –‘Tis the season to gather friends and family to share in delicious spreads of fine food. Loved ones will linger over the buffet, share glad tiding and give thanks for your cooking.
- Chicken, Feta and Arugula Sausage Rolls
- Roasted Vegetable Dips with Pita & Bagel Dippers
- Salmon Gravlax Platter
Meat & Mains-It’s fun to celebrate with a few new traditions alongside heirloom dishes. You can even grill some of these recipes You can even grill some of these recipes if the weather permits—we promise, Grandma would approve.
- Turkey Breast with Cranberry & Pistachio Stuffing
- Glazed Ham
- Pink Pepper Beef Fillet with Horseradish Cream
- Miso-Roasted Whole Cauliflower
Sides & Salads- Every good cook has an arsenal of holiday side and salad recipes to serve as the co-stars to main entrees. These are simple to prepare and use fresh ingredients to wow your crowd.
- Brussels Sprouts Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing
- Olive Oil Focaccia
- Chicken & Watercress Pasta Salad
Desserts- Pudding, cheesecakes, pavlovas…oh my! There are so many merry options for dinner finales plus variations to give guests the sweet buffet spread of their dreams.
- Fruit & Hazelnut Frozen Parfait Pudding
- Prosecco Jellies with Cherries & Berries
- Marshmallow Pavolva
- Cream Puffs
Food gifts- Homemade tokens of appreciation make the best gifts. Tuck in jars, wrap in ribbons or pack in pretty boxes and present to friends.
- Chile Jam
- Salted Carmels
- Gingerbread Cookie Wreaths
- Sugar & Spice Almonds
Share the Joy!
Christmas is the most anticipated day of the year. It’s a special time for indulging in festive food and fun with your loved ones. Whether you favor traditional fare or new twists on classics, you’ll find the perfect recipes in this informative, comprehensive collection. All of the recipes are triple-tested and we include lots of how-to photos to help you make this the merriest, most delicious Christmas ever!