5-Ingredients or Less: December 2015
Kick off December with this 5-ingredient dip--it's just canned pumpkin, cream cheese, brown sugar, maple syrup, and ground cinnamon! Serve with apple slices and gingersnaps.
Pumpkin Dip Recipe
Chocolate-Dipped Praline Pretzels
Chocolate-Dipped Praline Pretzels are easy to prepare and make a sweet gift when wrapped in clear plastic and tied with a ribbon.
Chocolate-Dipped Praline Pretzels Recipe
Easy Garlic Rolls
Add Easy Garlic Rolls to your breadbasket this holiday season. No one needs to know how easy they are!
Easy Garlic Rolls Recipe
This Middle Eastern dip is traditionally made with chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and olive oil. Serve with pita chips and crudités for an effortless appetizer.
Traditional Hummus Recipe
Mascarpone Chive Mashed Potatoes
Mascarpone Chive Mashed Potatoes make an indulgent side dish to pair with roasted turkey or chicken.
Mascarpone Chive Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Simple Scottish Shortbread
Sometimes the simplest ingredients yield the most satisfying dessert. Take, for instance, a simple shortbread that's perfect with tea.
Simple Scottish Shortbread Recipe
Mississippi Mud Fondue
Go retro for your holiday dessert party and offer a sweet fondue with bite-sized brownies, marshmallows, and pound cake.
Mississippi Mud Fondue Recipe
Roasted Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes
These roasted fingerling potatoes are perfect for a holiday meal: quick and convenient, but still plenty dressy.
Roasted Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes Recipe
Buttery Lemon Broccolini
Broccolini seems dressier than regular broccoli, and tastes amazing when simply flavored with butter and lemon.
Buttery Lemon Broccolini Recipe
Spirited Cranberry Sauce
Sugar, cranberries, port, and orange liqueur are the only ingredients you'll need to whip up this spirited cranberry sauce.
Spirited Cranberry Sauce Recipe
Sweet Potato–Jalapeño Casserole
Serve a savory sweet potato casserole this year in place of the traditional, overly sweet version. The addition of fresh jalapeños gives it a bit of heat.
Sweet Potato–Jalapeño Casserole Recipe
Beet and Arugula Salad
This colorful salad featuring arugula and intensely-colored beets is a great choice to go with holiday main dishes. Kefalotyri is a hard, salty Greek cheese, but you can substitute Parmesan if you like.
Beet and Arugula Salad Recipe
Brussels Sprout and Prosciutto Skewers
Pickup appetizers are ideal for cocktail parties; they're individually portioned and don't require any plate balancing while your guests enjoy.
Brussels Sprout and Prosciutto Skewers Recipe
Sautéed Carrots with Sage
This easy side dish takes carrots to a whole new level with the addition of woodsy sage.
Sautéed Carrots with Sage Recipe
Jelly Doughnuts (Sufganiyout)
This traditional Jewish dessert is made simple by using frozen roll dough in place of homemade yeast dough.
Jelly Doughnuts (Sufganiyout) Recipe
Cranberry Ginger Sauce
Add flavor to a traditional cranberry sauce recipe by stirring in orange zest and minced fresh ginger.
Cranberry Ginger Sauce Recipe
Bittersweet Sugar Cookie Macaroons
Start with refrigerated cookie dough to make these chocolate-filled holiday cookies.
Bittersweet Sugar Cookie Macaroons Recipe
Upside-Down Apple Tart
Make a simple, rustic apple tart with Granny Smith apples plus a few other ingredients you probably already have on hand: flour, butter, and sugar.
Upside-Down Apple Tart Recipe
Goat Cheese-and-Olive Mini Tarts
Fill frozen mini phyllo sheets with a savory mixture of goat cheese and olive tapenade for a super-quick, sophisticated appetizer.
Goat Cheese-and-Olive Mini Tarts Recipe
Filet Mignon with Port and Mustard Sauce
Port wine and Dijon mustard team up for a sweet-and-sharp sauce to top this 10-minute steak.
Filet Mignon with Port and Mustard Sauce Recipe
Goat Cheese and Chocolate-Stuffed Dates
Use a high-quality chocolate bar (such as Scharffen Berger) and soft Medjool dates for the best flavor in this simple dish. They double as a dessert and an appetizer!
Goat Cheese and Chocolate-Stuffed Dates Recipe
Haricots Verts with Browned Garlic
Slender haricots verts need little embellishment. Here they're tossed with a good dose of browned garlic.
Haricots Verts with Browned Garlic Recipe
Cheesecake Christmas Trees
These too-cute Cheesecake Christmas Trees are surprisingly easy to make and great for parties.
Cheesecake Christmas Trees Recipe
These cranberries look like beautiful little jewels and can be prepared two days in advance. Serve them with baked Brie or as a pretty garnish for cakes or pies.
Sparkling Cranberries Recipe
Chocolate Hazelnut Bark
Combine hazelnuts, dried cherries, crystallized ginger and dark chocolate for a last-minute sweet treat.
Chocolate Hazelnut Bark Recipe
Rudolph's Christmas Sugar Cookies
Start with refrigerated sugar cookie dough to make these adorable reindeer cookies for Santa.
Rudolph's Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe
Honey Mustard-Glazed Ham
A holiday favorite just got easier--and frees up valuable oven space--thanks to your slow cooker.
Honey Mustard-Glazed Ham Recipe
Smoked Salmon and Fingerling Potatoes
You don't have to add much to your appetizer dish when you use smoked salmon and caviar or capers.
Smoked Salmon and Fingerling Potatoes Recipe
Green Monster Smoothie
Hit the reset button with a healthy green smoothie after an indulgent holiday weekend.
Green Monster Smoothie Recipe
If you need a little extra boost to keep you awake this New Year's Eve, this is the recipe for you! Sip hot chocolate through layers of hot espresso and thick, cold cream in this deconstructed mocha.
Layered Mocha Recipe
Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail
Ring in the New Year with an easy and festive sparkling beverage. 3, 2, 1... Happy 2015!
Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail Recipe