Happiest Christmas Menus Ever
This menu for 8 is a beautiful balance of delicacies―some to make ahead and others that you can prepare immediately before the meal.
This menu is mostly make-ahead―so like us, you can relax and enjoy the beginning of the holiday.
You don’t have to sit at the dining room table to break out your best. Take a casual approach, and serve the meal fireside using your special china and silver.
These dishes create unexpected twists without being too fancy. Best of all, you can pull off this fabulous menu for 6 to 8 with plenty of time left to share with family and friends.
Serve Caribbean- and African-inspired dishes before Santa arrives this year. Each recipe is perfect to serve buffet style and easy to eat with a fork while balancing a plate on your lap. So fill your plate, find a comfy chair, and be joyful.
- Cheese Straws
- New Ambrosia With Buttermilk-Coconut Dressing
- Squash-and-Mushroom Hominy
- Hot Slaw à la Greyhound Grill
- Pork Loin Chops With Pear-and-Vidalia Pan Gravy
- Sweet Potato-Buttermilk Pie
- Hot-Spiced Bourbon Balls
Let these outstanding recipes, along with the warmth and laughter of these friends, resonate with you and your family.
Ragoût of Mushrooms With Creamy Polenta is a hearty meatless main course. Don’t let polenta scare you―it’s just the Italian version of grits.
This beef tenderloin menu inspires the creative cook in you while pleasing guests who love a traditional meal. From the start to its grand finish—Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake—this Christmas celebration will be one for the memory book.
Cookbook author Katherine Cobbs shared her tried-and-true recipes for creating a memorable holiday meal that puts a new spin on classics.
Test Kitchen pro Marian Cooper Cairns developed this mostly make-ahead menu that mixes traditional recipes with updated Southern classics.
Put the spark back in your turkey dinner with fresh recipes we promise will mingle beautifully with your family’s time-honored dishes.
This hearty midwinter's meal showcases the bounty of the season and pairs especially well with a crackling fire.
- Menu: Wintry Feast
Crowd-pleasing small bites and sparkling drinks make for a festive-yet-relaxed holiday féte. (We'll clink to that.)
- Menu: Glamorous Cocktail Party
This wondrous, Wonka-esque dessert buffet celebrates one of the South's most iconic flavors in creative new ways. And yes, you're going to need a bigger dessert plate.
With a little help and advance prep work, these recipes deliver awesome flavor while you relax and reconnect with family and friends.