5-Ingredients or Less: December 2011
Red Pepper-Walnut Dip
Guests will be surprised to learn that walnuts and raisins give this dip its unique flavor. Serve with toasted pita wedges or sourdough baguette slices.
Red Pepper-Walnut Dip Recipe
Honey and Chile-Glazed Duck Breast
Spice up the duck with New Mexican chili powder and brush the chicken with a honey-cider glaze for tantalizing flavor.
Honey and Chile-Glazed Duck Breast Recipe
Potato and Cabbage Mash
Better than plain mashed potatoes, this side dish features mahed Yukon golds and cabbage and is flavored with truffle oil.
Potato and Cabbage Mash Recipe
Sautéed Sole with Browned Butter
Flounder, a close cousin to sole, is a good substitute in this classic yet simple preparation.
Sautéed Sole with Browned Butter Recipe
Bittersweet Sugar Cookie Macaroons
Start with refrigerated cookie dough to make these chocolate-filled holiday cookies.
Bittersweet Sugar Cookie Macaroons Recipe
Go retro for your holiday dessert party and offer a sweet fondue with apple slices and pound cake.
Caramel Fondue Recipe
Olive-Nut Spread Sandwiches
Toasted pecans add a nice crunch to the olive and cream cheese spread for these tasty party sandwiches.
Olive-Nut Spread Sandwiches Recipe
Horseradish-Mustard Beef Tenderloin
Prep this entrée up to a day ahead, then just pop it in the oven. It'll be ready in only 35 minutes.
Horseradish-Mustard Beef Tenderloin Recipe
Butternut Squash-Leek Soup
This simple soup really lets the squash's flavor shine through.
Butternut Squash-Leek Soup Recipe
Serve this piquant sauce with roast chicken, pork, or lamb for a delicious main dish, or pair it with Neufchâtel or goat cheese and crackers for an appetizer.
Jezebel Sauce Recipe
Blackberry-Mustard Glazed Ham
This classic recipe will be well received at all of your holiday gatherings; try it with any flavor of fruit preserves you enjoy.
Blackberry-Mustard Glazed Ham 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 Parmigiano-Reggiano.
Beet and Arugula Salad Recipe
Kick up the flavor of basic carrots with butter, honey and ground cumin.
Honey-Glazed Carrots Recipe
Turn to this savory and sweet 3-ingredient appetizer when you have last-minute guests.
Swiss-and-Walnut Pears Recipe
Cinnamon Streusel Muffins
Add dried apple and raisins to a muffin mix and make magic happen for breakfast.
Cinnamon Streusel Muffins Recipe
Stir together a colorful fruit salsa to serve as an appetizer or as a topping for holiday ham or pork.
Holiday Salsa Recipe
Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs
Add a little "fancy" to scrambled eggs for a special breakfast or a midnight supper.
Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs 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
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
Classic Crème Caramel
Nutty caramel coats delicate baked custard in this rich dessert,The custards chill overnight, so they're a great make-ahead option for a dinner party.
Classic Crème Caramel Recipe
Mashed Potato Gratin
Yukon gold potatoes give this easy, cheesy gratin extra buttery flavor and color.
Mashed Potato Gratin Recipe
Rudolph's Christmas Sugar Cookies
Start with refrigerated sugar cookie dough to make these adorable reindeer cookies.
Rudolph's Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe
Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail
Celebrate the holiday with an easy and festive sparkling beverage.
Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail Recipe
Banana Bread Bruschetta
Use a loaf of banana bread from the bakery to make this tasty treat that you can serve as an appetizer or a brunch dish.
Banana Bread Bruschetta Recipe
Chocolate Hazelnut Bark
Combine hazelnuts, dried cherries, crystallized ginger and dark chocolate for a last-minute sweet treat.
Chocolate Hazelnut Bark Recipe
Baked Scallops au Gratin
This easy seafood dish is guaranteed to impress guests. With only 5 ingredients and taking less than 20 minutes to prepare, you'll have a 5-star meal in no time.
Baked Scallops au Gratin 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
Bruschetta-Goat Cheese Cups
Jarred bruschetta topping and pastry shells are the shortcut ingredients for these tasty appetizers.
Bruschetta-Goat Cheese Cups Recipe
This 4-ingredient cookie recipe will come to the rescue when you need a last-minute dessert. If you've got flour, butter, cream cheese, and strawberry jam, you're good to go.
Jam Kolache Recipe