The Holiday Table

Staff Picks

Christmas Tree Cake

Despite its intricate appearance, this Christmas Tree Cake is surprisingly easy to pull off.
By Sarah Epperson

Cranberry Cookies With Orange Glaze

Rating: 5 stars 4
Oh, so festive! These cakey cranberry cookies are a perfect Christmastime snack, dessert, or even breakfast.
By Pam Lolley

Banana Pudding Cake

One of our testers called this "the ultimate banana pudding in cake form." Tender laters of cake, creamy vanilla custard, and bananas come together to create a mouthwatering dessert. Warning: There won't be leftovers.
By Pam Lolley

Roasted Acorn Squash

This festively spiced twist on classic roasted acorn squash is easy, fun, and flavorful.
By Adam Dolge

Savory Pixy Stix Popcorn

This easy to make, fairy-dusted snack is sweet with a surprisingly spooky spiced kick. 
By Robby Melvin

Inspiration and Ideas

24 Thumbprint Cookie Recipes to Add to Your Holiday Baking List
Cookies are great any time of year, but you can't deny that the holiday season kicks cookie fantasies into full gear. Whether you're looking for a cookie that'll stand out at the cookie swap or just something to dunk into your hot cocoa, these thumbprint cookie recipes will add a lot of flavor and fun to your cookie platters this year. 
30+ Homemade Christmas Candy Recipes to Share the Love in 2020
Delicious to eat and perfect for gifting, classic candies like buckeye balls, truffles, peppermint bark, divinity, and brittle are a wonderful way to celebrate the season.