Holiday dinners vary depending on the household, but certain staples seem to pop up no matter where you sit down to enjoy your holiday meal. Dinner rolls are one such staple, as few things supplement a hearty holiday meal better than freshly baked homemade dinner rolls.
Holiday baking is a tradition that stretches through time. What person doesn't look forward to the treats the season brings? Cookies are often gifted to friends and family members, and they usually help complete the dessert offerings after the holiday meal.
When the urge to indulge in international cuisine strikes, many foodies take to their nearest restaurant districts to satisfy their cravings. But those willing to try their own hands at international cuisine can do so right in their kitchens.
Fresh ingredients go a long way toward making a meal as delicious as possible. With the right ingredients, amateur cooks can prepare restaurant-quality meals for their family and friends. Whether you're hosting a weekend brunch or a relaxed dinner party for friends, the following recipe for "Creamy Polenta With Roasted Forest Mushrooms" from Jill Lightner's "Edible Seattle" (Sterling Epicure) is sure to please, especially if you can find fresh mushrooms to add that special flavor.
Baked goods can take some time to prepare. But as many baking enthusiasts know, the results are well worth the effort. Such is the case with the following recipe for "Pistachio Honey Rolls" from Marguerite Marceau Henderson's "Small Sweet Treats" (Gibbs Smith).
The holiday season often finds homeowners playing host to friends and family visiting from out of town. While the holiday dinner often draws the most attention, guests need to eat breakfast as well. Holiday hosts who want their overnight guests to start their days off on the right foot should consider the following recipe for "Potato and Arugula Omelets" from Betty Rosbottom's "Sunday Brunch" (Chronicle Books).
Thanksgiving is a day to gather with family and friends and give thanks for all we have. But Thanksgiving is also known as a time to chow down. Many families sit down to a meal of turkey and various side dishes on Thanksgiving, indulging in a hearty meal before relaxing on the couch to sneak in an afternoon nap and watch some football.
Hosting friends and family during the holiday season is no small task, and hosts often place a great emphasis on what to feed their guests. Guests might expect traditional holiday fare like turkey, the go-to entrée when sitting down for family meals. But before the big dinner, hosts can take steps to surprise their guests with something unique, such as the following recipe for "Cowboy Cookies" from Bob Blumer's "Surreal Gourmet Bites" (Chronicle Books). A slice of tenderloin sandwiched between caramelized yams, this delicious concoction is sure to stir up some conversation among your guests this holiday season.
Indian cuisine is known for its unique flavor, which is often a byproduct of the many spices used in popular Indian dishes. Foodies who want to try their hands at preparing Indian food may find the following recipe for "Chicken, Red Lentils and Green Beans in One Pot" from Madhur Jaffrey's "Quick & Easy Indian Cooking" (Chronicle Books) is a simple, easily prepared dish, in spite of its extensive ingredient list.