Christmas food frenzy!
December 25th, 2013
01:00 PM ET
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Just in case you still have eggnog to spike or plums to sugar before the gang arrives, consider us Santa's little helpers.

We're sharing our time-tested Christmas tips and recipes, as well as plenty from chefs, hospitality experts, celebrities, hosts and home cooks we love. Our goal – sending you into Christmas with a jolly smile on your face, and seeing you emerge on December 26 with your sanity intact.

Here are a few helpful holiday posts that may make your holiday bright.


Classic English toffee from your kitchen

Harmony vis-à-vis black-and-white cookies

Christmas pudding made simple(ish)

Gingerbread in a snap

Homemade peppermint bark

Freshen up dessert with fresh ginger root

Spotted dick, clootie dumpling and other reasons to put beef fat in your holiday desserts

Pumpkin beyond the pie

Make perfect pie crust

A very vintage holiday: Welsh pork cake

How to make ice cream ... with snow!

Tips for gluten-free cookies


How to cook a country ham

Deep-fried indoor turkey – for science

A prime rib primer

Throwback recipe: Goose casserole

Spice up your holiday soiree with steamed gingered fish and lemongrass chardonnnay Clams

Brining, smoking, rubbing and spatchcocking your turkey

Cornbread dressing like Grandma used to make

Brilliant Brussels sprouts

Five (mac &) cheesy recipes


Great cocktails for crowds - spiced cider, winterized whiskey lemonade and bubbles

Holiday cocktail smackdown: Kristy's candy cane cocktail vs Brandon's snow day drink

Basic hot toddies

Hot chocolate variations

Still in need of advice? Leave your question in the comments below and we'll do our best to get your sleigh back on track.

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  1. toodledoo

    What, nothing about Spatchc0cking the turkey?

    December 25, 2013 at 3:42 pm |
  2. airjackie

    Millions of Americans will suffer this Christmas because of the Federal cuts and food stamp cuts. We had a community food drive to help those who would likely have nothing or very little. As some set and bless the thanks for their meals we pray 2014 the US will get lawmakers who give tax dollars to Americans in need.

    December 25, 2013 at 1:48 pm |
    • Cheryl

      vs. lawmakers who cut food stamps while personally getting millions in farm subsidies.

      December 25, 2013 at 4:43 pm |
    • VladT

      Aw, nothing like making a food blog political, especially on Christmas.
      P.S. Not everyone benefits from food stamps, and not everyone agrees with it. Take it outside, or I guess plan to Occupy Eatocracy!

      December 26, 2013 at 4:05 am |
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