Upscale Holiday Menus

Add a touch of sophistication to your entertaining with these stylish holiday menus. 

  • Barbecue Shrimp And Cornbread-Stuffed Peppers
    Photo: Charles Walton; Styling: Leslie Byars Simpson

    Ultimate Feast

    Multiple chefs teamed up to create this culinary masterpiece. Discover your inner chef when you prepare the menu for this year's gathering.
  • Rosemary-Lemon Cornish Hens with Roasted Potatoes
    Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

    Thanksgiving for Two

    Just because you're not having a crowd over for Thanksgiving doesn't mean you shouldn't serve a special meal. Roasted Cornish hens take the place of turkey, and the menu is rounded out with maple-glazed squash, Swiss chard and an apple crumble.
  • Green Beans with Crushed Walnuts
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    A Showstopping Thanksgiving

    Traditional thanksgiving dishes get a sophisticated makeover in this far-from-down-home menu.
  • Chef's New Thanksgiving Menu
    Photo Jim Henkens; Styling: Karen Shinto

    Chef's New Thanksgiving Menu

    Get a glimpse into what one chef serves to his family and friends for the big holiday meal.
  • Beer-Braised Brisket with Honey-Lime Glaze
    Photo: José Picayo; Styling: Jocelyne Beaudoin

    Southern Warmth for New Year's Day Menu

    Dress up the traditional New Year's Day brunch by serving an upscale Southern spread. Braised brisket and roasted winter vegetables may be new additions, but the Hoppin' John is a keeper-- and a classic.
  • Party for a Crowd Menu
    Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto

    Party for a Crowd Menu

    Host an elegant but easy open house featuring a few choice recipes plus gourmet items from the supermarket.
  • Smoked Salmon with Crème Fraîche Sauce on Shallot Toasts
    Photo: Melanie Acevedo

    Holiday Open House

    Don't settle for the usual appetizers for this year's holiday open house.  This elegantly simple menu is guaranteed to impress, yet will still allow you to spend time with your guests.

  • Curried Chickpea Canapés with Ginger-Carrot Butter
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Appetizer Party Buffet

    Treat your guests like Hollywood stars and starlets by serving these impressive finger foods. The menu combines delicious flavor with show-stopping presentation.
  • Baked Pear Caramel with Berry Sauce

    New Year Celebration

    Ring in the new year with a Seattle-inspired menu featuring glazed salmon and Asian vegetables plus a restaurant-worthy dessert for the grand finale.
  • Pancetta, Sourdough, and Apple Stuffing
    Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Dan Becker

    Five-Star Modern Menu

    New twists on traditional dishes make for a very different and very satisfying Thanksgiving menu.
  • Spinach and Mushroom-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Truffled Wine Sauce
    Photo: Johnny Miller; Styling: Sarah Smart

    Easy and Elegant Holiday Menu

    Impress guests and delight family with an elegant menu that's a breeze to cook.
  • Roasted Side of Salmon with Shallot Cream
    Photo: Johnny Miller; Styling: Sarah Smart  

    Seafood Feast Menu

    Dump the traditional holiday roasts and turkey and serve an elegant seafood feast to your family.
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