Butter Roasted Turkey Breasts

Bone-in turkey breasts are easy to find, and as impressive as a whole bird when you roast them in butter and herbs.

Author: Alison Roman

Roast New York Strip Loin With Garlic Herb Crust

New York strip loin, also called top loin of beef, is a succulent, elegant roast. If you want a lot of leftovers (they are great for sandwiches), use a seven-pound roast and multiply the seasonings by...

Chocolate Almond Bark with Sea Salt

Author: Bon Appétit Test Kitchen

Candied Kumquats

A simmer and soak in sugar syrup glazes kumquats and liquifies their interiors so they taste like delicious shots of marmalade.

Author: Lillian Chou

Salt Cod With Tomatoes and Capers (Baccalà alla Vesuviana)

In Italy, this recipe is a classic holiday dish. For Christmas Eve, it would generally be served at room temperature, as part of a buffet.

Author: Mario Batali

Smoked Salmon Rillettes

We've made this delectable and super simple salmon dip even easier by using smoked salmon in place of the more classic poached fish. A combination of whipped butter and crème fraîche makes it irresistibly...

Author: Katherine Sacks

Candy Cane– Chocolate Cookies

These truffle-like cookies dipped in crushed candy are as fun to make as they are to eat.

Twelve Layer Mocha Cake

Author: Ruth Cousineau

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Author: Denise Barr

Salmon Canapés

Author: Kerri Conan

Roasted Ducklings in Orange Sauce

Coating blanched ducklings in orange liqueur makes them develop a crisp, deep mahogany skin as they roast on a bed of orange slices and other aromatics.

Author: Monte Farber and Amy Zerner


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Smoked Salmon Dip

Author: Bon Appétit Test Kitchen

Buttery Sugar Cookies

Author: Gina Marie Miraglia Eriquez

Edamame Hummus

Author: Bon Appétit Test Kitchen

Herbed Rösti Potato Cake

Author: Alexis Touchet

Slow Roasted Salmon with Fennel, Citrus, and Chiles

This elegant salmon dish is perfect for a winter dinner party-just slide it into a low oven for 40 minutes and it's ready to serve.

Author: Alison Roman

Double Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Author: Janet Taylor McCracken

Spiced Hazelnut Pear Cake With Chocolate Sauce

Capture the holiday spirit with this warm spiced cake, packed with nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. Wine-infused pears add a richness to the cake and are a pretty finishing touch.

Author: Katherine Sacks

Cranberry Pistachio Baked Alaska

Underneath the toasted meringue, you'll find a surprising lightness that comes from cheery red cranberry sorbet layered with pale green pistachio ice cream and buttery pound cake.

Author: Lillian Chou

Apple Pie with Oat Streusel

The technique: Streusel-a crumbly mixture of flour, butter, sugar, and spices-often shows up on coffee cakes. The sweet, crunchy stuff also makes a great pie-topper. The payoff: You have to roll out only...

Author: Jeanne Kelley

Perfect Cooked Rice

Author: Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

Cold Toddy

Take down the temperature of a classic hot toddy in this easy, cooling rye cocktail.

Author: Andy Baraghani

Chicken Cranberry Hash

This is great as is, but if you like, top the hash with a poached egg. Either way, have sautéed spinach and seeded breadsticks on the side and hot fudge sundaes afterward.

Orange Ginger Pickled Baby Carrots

Crisp pickled vegetables go brilliantly with cocktails (or with sandwiches, a hunk of cheese, a juicy steak...the possibilities are endless). Fresh ginger and dried chiles give them a bracing boost and...

Author: Lillian Chou

Citrusy Haricots Verts

It doesn't take much to make slender, tender green beans memorable-lemon zest and orange zest warmed in olive oil provide sensational sparkle.

Author: Lillian Chou

Pomegranate Prosecco Punch

The holiday season calls for toasts, which, in turn, call for bubbly. Sure, you could pour a glass of sparkling Prosecco, but turning it into a celebratory punch rich with fruity, tart pomegranate juice...

Author: Lillian Chou

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, and Sage

This dish showcases both red- and tan-skinned roasted sweet potatoes.

Author: Jill Silverman Hough

Quiche in Prosciutto Cups

Author: Jennifer Iserloh

Spaghetti With Mussels (Spaghetti Con le Cozze)

A simple white wine, garlic, and parsley sauce is all that's needed to complement the fresh shellfish in this Italian pasta dish.

Author: Mario Batali

Triple Ginger Cookies

Author: Kate Higgins

Dried Fig and Marsala Tart

Figs soak up a Marsala wine caramel sauce as this tarte Tatin-inspired dessert bakes in the oven.

Author: nigel slater

Patricia's Viennese Crescents

Author: Patricia Reilly

Apple Phyllo Strudel

Amaretti cookie crumbs, sprinkled between layers of phyllo, give lots of satisfying flavor and texture this this apple-cranberry pastry.

Author: Steve Pernetti

Green Bean Casserole

Author: Irma S. Rombauer

Perfect Circle

The simple combination of sharp Campari and salty fino sherry makes for a spritz that quenches your thirst and works wonderfully with potato chips, olives, or aged cheeses.

Author: Maggie Hoffman

Chocolate Dipped Hazelnut Caramel Squares

Author: Janet Taylor McCracken

Citrus and Dill Gravlax

Many gravlax recipes will instruct you to drain, turn, and babysit the fish while it cures. Not this one: Set it and forget it. Three days later it will be done.

Author: Chris Morocco