Torta della Nonna is a traditional Italian tart made with ricotta cheese, lemon, and pine nuts.
Spicy Red Pepper, Red Pepper & Eggplant, Olive & Almond, Artichoke & Olive, and Asparagus spread/dip from Scarpetta.
Asian-style pasta with barbecued duck and long beans.
if there were any such thing as The Perfect Time to Make Edible Holiday Gifts, it's now - grissini, or homemade breadsticks
white pizza with caramelized onions, sausage, mozzarella and arugula
Cranberry Vanilla Coffeecake = Perfection
tough economy, tender lobster -- broiled lobster with herbed egg noodles, sherry, and salmon caviar
from chef Nancy Silverton of Mozza (LA), rosemary and pine nut cookies
Versatile Meatless Meatballs. Perfect for any occasion and any diner; omnivorous or vegan. For spaghetti night or Holiday hors d'oeuvres.
Maple syrup adds a Canadian twist to eggnog. No raw eggs, either.
Individual bread pudding cups with a seasonal twist-- eggnog!
How did I live without an enameled cast iron pan like this one from Staub? My Beef Pot Roast is certainly better now!
Ginger Biscuit recipe, as part of an entire wardrobe of holiday recipes from famous fashionistas (even models, who probably don't eat anything they make)
don't forget your mints -- Rich Garlic Soup with Spinach and Pasta Shells will make you smell like garlic inside and out
POM Pomegranate Margaritas! Whip up a pitcher and your holiday guests have more fun, sooner.
Peppermint Bark...A delicious homemade alternative to the super pricey stuff!
Homemade bouncy Chinese Pork Balls. Easy step-by-step including video.
Mulled Apple Cider - with lemongrass, ginger, and enough spices to cure the common cold.
creamy cabbage soup without cream, so it's healthy! (but of course, it has parmesan and gruyere cheesea in it)
Holiday Pumpkin Bread, studded with cranberries and topped with cinnamon candied walnuts.
Miniature Mint Brownie Sundae Stacks. So festive for the holidays.
Playing with color. Mashed Okinawan purple sweet potatoes.
Viennese crescent cookies, simple and sweet.
Gluten-free biscuits, fluffy and delicious! Can be vegan.
A proper Old Fashioned made with Bulleit bourbon. Some say the Old Fashioned is the original cocktail!
Seafood Risotto by Antonio's
A Christmas color-perfect, light, and fruity "gazpacho".
Shortbread cookies...These are a few of my favorite things!
Dark and White Chocolate Peppermint Bark: A Classic Holiday Treat
Poutine with Peas and Foie Gras - Poutine is a Quebec dish, made with french fries, gravy and cheese curds. This one also has peas and foie gras thrown in!
Double-boiled ginger-milk custard (姜汁炖奶), yummy way to use up egg whites!
more fat and calories than entire cheesecake, but Uncle Bill's Holiday Treat is worth it with brandy, vanilla, Kahlua, Frangelico, cream and chocolate shavings
A comforting dish from the Campania Region of Italy - Pasta with Lentils
Crispy and yummie fried wontons