5-Ingredients or Less: December
White Bean Dip with Rosemary Olive Oil
Festive and refreshing, this drink would be at home at any holiday party. It's also easy to adapt for young guests.
Pomegranate-Orange Cooler Recipe
Chocolate-Almond Croissants Recipe
Folded Cheese Omelet
Who says breakfast needs to be fussy? Serve this cheese omelet with bacon or toast, and if you're feeling creative, try one of the five easy fillings.
Folded Cheese Omelet Recipe
Panna Cotta Shots
Impress your guests with these unique desserts. Top creamy panna cotta with a thin layer of liqueur-infused gelatin.
Panna Cotta Shots Recipe
Glazed Carrots with Pecans
Sauteed carrots are a easy, sweet side for your meal. Kick them up a notch by adding toasted pecans.
Glazed Carrots with Pecans Recipe
Dijon-Marmalade-Glazed Baked Ham
Take your ham to a whole new level when you add cloves and glaze the ham with a Dijon-marmalade sauce.
Dijon-Marmalade-Glazed Baked Ham Recipe
Citrus and Pomegranate Salad
This salad of navel oranges, grapefruit, and pomegranate seeds makes for a light refreshing side to your holiday meal.
Citrus and Pomegranate Salad Recipe
Roast Loin of Pork
The other white meat gets a fruity-tangy flavor when you pair it with a sauce made with apricot preserves, soy sauce, and orange juice.
Roast Loin of Pork Recipe
Butternut Squash Soup with Walnuts
Butternut Squash Soup with Walnuts Recipe
Baked Eggs in Bread Bowls
Make a change from plain old scrambled eggs and bake them in a crusty dinner roll. These would go wonderfully with a fruit salad and muffins.
Baked Eggs in Bread Bowls Recipe
Composed Fruit Salad with Ginger-Lime Syrup
No more picking around the fruit you don't like! Arrange individual pieces of fruit on a platter for folks to choose from and serve with a ginger-lime dressing.
Composed Fruit Salad with Ginger-Lime Syrup Recipe
Though this classic dish is only 5 ingredients, it gets a flavor punch from shredded Gruyère cheese.
Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
Sautéed Swiss Chard with Pancetta
Inspired by a dish from the Kitchen restaurant in Boulder, Colorado, this quick recipe incorporates pancetta--which, like other cured meats, is a classic partner for chard. Fresh chiles add a spicy bite.
Sautéed Swiss Chard with Pancetta Recipe
Weeknight Ravioli Lasagna
The secret to this ultra cheesey lasagna is to use cheese ravioli in place of traditional lasagna noodles.
Weeknight Ravioli Lasagna Recipe
Cranberry Ginger Sauce
Mom told us not to mess with a good thing, but we think the addition of orange zest, orange juice, and fresh ginger really makes this sauce sing!
Cranberry Ginger Sauce Recipe
Beef Rib Roast with Rosemary
Beef Rib Roast with Rosemary Recipe
Okinawa Sweet Potatoes
Okinawa sweet potatoes, so named because they're native to the Japanese island of Okinawa, turn a stunning deep purple when cooked and have a dense, starchy texture. All you need to complement their rich flavor is butter, a little salt, and some lime juice and zest.
Okinawa Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta
Slicing the Brussels sprouts makes them extra tender, and pancetta is the perfect salty accompaniment.
Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta Recipe
Spiced Iced Tea
Prepare herbal tea with holiday flavors like cinnamon, cloves, and lemon.
Spiced Iced Tea Recipe
Baked Ham with Sticky Meyer Lemon-Spice Glaze
Meyer lemons are sweeter and richer than regular ones, so their flavors balance well with spicy ginger in this easy glaze and the saltiness of the ham.
Baked Ham with Sticky Meyer Lemon-Spice Glaze Recipe
In the days leading up to Christmas, any elf (that means you too!) would love to kick back at the end of the day and sip on this cocktail of melon liqueur, citrus vodka, and white cranberry juice. Garnish with a cherry on top!
Happy Elf Recipe
Baked Acorn Squash
Bake up acorn squash with a hint of maple syrup for a delicious and healthy side dish.
Baked Acorn Squash Recipe
Gouda Garlic Popcorn
Snack on this while you wait for Santa to visit your house. Top freshly popped corn with shredded Gouda cheese for a nutty, creamy flavor.
Gouda Garlic Popcorn Recipe
Hot White Chocolate
Hot White Chocolate Recipe
Creamy Baked Eggs with Asparagus and Pecorino
Serve these smooth, rich-tasting eggs as soon as they come out of the oven, with toast.
Creamy Baked Eggs with Asparagus and Pecorino Recipe
Chocolate-Orange Torte Recipe
Smoked Salmon and Fingerling Potatoes
These bite-sized morsels are an elegant cousin to stuffed potato skins. Top fingerling potatoes with sliced smoked salmon, sour cream, and caviar (or capers).
Smoked Salmon and Fingerling Potatoes Recipe
Pecan Sticky Buns
These sticky buns come together for a quick breakfast treat when you top frozen bread dough with brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, and pecans.
Pecan Sticky Buns Recipe
Creamy Smoked Trout Spread
You can't go wrong with good smoked fish, some cream, and fresh herbs. Sunset reader Manuela Rohr whirls them up in a food processor for this quick and delicious appetizer. She suggests serving it on crackers or rye bread.
Creamy Smoked Trout Spread Recipe
Dates with Bacon
Sweet Medjool dates pair well with crispy, salty bacon in this super-easy snack that's perfect for a New Year's get together.
Dates with Bacon Recipe