Families all over the South have special holiday traditions. Within the Hispanic community, making tamales tops the list. Don’t miss this twist on an authentic Mexican treat that’s as much fun to make as it is to eat.
Fun is in full swing when the Lee brothers throw an easygoing Christmas dinner that's oh-so-Southern. This merry menu reflects Ted and Matt's knack for updating Southern classics without loosing a lick of their delectable essence. Whatever your style, you'll find these recipes suit it beautifully.
If you're newly married, deciding where to spend Christmas dinner can be a challenge. Tim and Elizabeth Griffin solved the matter by starting their own tradition and inviting over a few couples for a laid-back get-together at their home in Little Rock, Arkansas. "These recipes are perfect for folks preparing Christmas dinner for the first time; they look special but are really easy to make," explains Elizabeth.
Bold flavors and a great look are the hallmarks of this updated Hanukkah feast.
"Family tradition evolves, and your menus can too," says David Poran, culinary director of Balducci’s Food Lover's Market in Washington, D.C. "Latkes made into bite-size appetizers are a nice change of pace from the side-dish version. Top with Salmon-Olive Relish, and you've updated a classic dish."
7 of 7Jennifer Davick / styling Mindi Shapiro Levine / food styling Marian Cooper Cairns
Take a cue from this couple to freshen up your Hanukkah menu. "Our best parties are grab-a-plate style," says Mindi Shapiro Levine, as she and husband Brett prepare for visitors. "We like it when guests settle on barstools and hang out," Brett chimes in.