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Pomegranate Glazed Pork

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Pomegranate Glazed Pork

Pizza Wreath

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Pizza Wreath

Gigantic Standing Snowman

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Gigantic Standing Snowman

Tortellini Skewers

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Tortellini Skewers

Birch De Noël

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Birch De Noël

Spinach and Feta Rugelach

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Spinach and Feta Rugelach

Ranch Dressing Cheese Log

Trisha’s cheese log is an ideal snack or appetizer for holiday entertaining. For picture-perfect presentation, roll the log in chopped pecans and serve with crackers or bagel chips.

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Ranch Dressing Cheese Log

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Ina’s roasted potatoes are crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. The key to perfect texture is to cut the potatoes crosswise, then toss in olive oil and roast on high heat for just half an hour.

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Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Candy Melt Trees

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Candy Melt Trees

Wine-Poached Figs

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Wine-Poached Figs

Standing Rib Roast

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Standing Rib Roast

Cinnamon Roll Wreath

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Cinnamon Roll Wreath

Snowman Banana Nog

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Snowman Banana Nog

Gingerbread Spiced Nuts

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Gingerbread Spiced Nuts

Prime Rib au Jus

Tender and juicy prime rib is topped with Sandra Lee’s au jus reduction sauce that features Worcestershire and red wine. Pair with a vegetable side dish for any holiday meal.

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Prime Rib Au Jus

Gorgonzola-Pear Toasts

Make these sweet and salty toast bites in just 25 minutes. If you don’t have Gorgonzola cheese on hand, you can use any creamy favorite.

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Gorgonzola-Pear Toasts

Individual Meringue Swan Lakes

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Individual Meringue Swan Lakes

Potato-Beef Canapes

Make the beef for this canape the day before to spend less time in the kitchen on the day of your party.

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Potato-Beef Canapes

Hot Corn Dip

On a chilly winter evening, Trisha Yearwood’s cheesy dip will warm up the crowd. Chopped green chiles and Monterey Jack add a kick to the creamy corn.

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Hot Corn Dip

Herb Coeur a la Creme

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Herb Coeur a La Creme

White Chocolate Caramel

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White Chocolate Caramel

Potato Puffs

These comforting Potato Puffs make a convenient appetizer in a pinch. They come together with the help of pantry staples, like whole milk, flour, vegetable oil and butter. 

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Potato Puffs

Horseradish Shrimp

Instead of serving traditional shrimp and cocktail sauce, coat shrimp in a tomato and horseradish sauce before baking and then serve at room temperature.

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Horseradish Shrimp

Winter Hat Cake

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Winter Hat Cake

Salt Cod Dip

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Salt Cod Dip

Peppermint Fried Dough

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Peppermint Fried Dough

Filet of Beef with Mushrooms and Blue Cheese

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Filet of Beef with Mushrooms and Blue Cheese

Snowman Punch

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Snowman Punch

Struffoli

Giada de Laurentiis makes this festive Italian dessert with her family every year for the holidays. A sweet honey sauce binds the fried dough balls and hazelnuts into a wreath shape topped with sprinkles.

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Struffoli

Christmas Queso

Ree makes this four-ingredient dip with large hunks of white blanco-style cheese, diced red chiles and tomatoes, along with jalapenos to amp up the spice factor and give a bit of green color. Once the cheese is melted, it’s ready to serve with tortilla chips.

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Christmas Queso

Savory Cheese Palmiers

Use store-bought puff pastry to make Sandra’s crispy crackers, then top them with your favorite cheese blend.

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Savory Cheese Palmiers

Holiday Roll-Ups

Ree’s easy-to-make roll-ups can be made and stored in the fridge until party time. They are filled with a blend of cream cheese, ranch dressing mix and black pepper.

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Holiday Roll Ups

Bacon Ranch Cream Cheese Wellington

Melissa’s dip is a cross between a baked brie in pastry and a more kid-friendly cream cheese log. The result is elegant enough for entertaining, but the bacon and ranch flavors mean kids will love it too. Once you master this easy recipe, experiment with other flavors: garlic-sauteed mushrooms or curry paste, if you are hosting adults.

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Bacon Ranch Cream Cheese Wellington

Baked Prosciutto and Brie with Apple Butter

Tyler Florence piles prosciutto and apple onto a baguette before topping with brie. The cheese will become goey and delicious when baked in the oven.

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Baked Prosciutto and Brie with Apple Butter

Chocolate Chip Biscookie

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Chocolate Chip Biscookie

Braciole with Orecchiette

In this Italian dish, thin slices of meat are rolled with a prosciutto and provolone filling. Serve over orecchiette pasta tossed with a fresh tomato sauce.

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Braciole With Orecchiette

Peanut Butter Truffles

Peanut butter, sugar and butter are whipped into luscious truffle dough, then rolled in a variety of toppings and chilled to form these bite-size desserts perfect for holiday entertaining.

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Peanut Butter Truffles

Miss Mickey’s Peanut Butter Balls

Trisha’s no-bake peanut butter balls take only 20 minutes to prepare. Although they can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks, there’s a good chance they will be long gone before then.

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“Miss” Mickey’s Peanut Butter Balls

Crepes

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Crepes

Butter Spritz Cookies

One of the most-iconic holiday sweets, spritz are bite-size buttery cookies flavored with vanilla and almond extract. Decorate them with red and green sprinkles for an extra festive touch.

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Butter Spritz Cookies

Cheese Fondue

Make a cheese blend of Swiss and Gruyere that is great for your favorite bite-sized dippers like chunks of bread, apples, broccoli, cauliflower and more.

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Cheese Fondue

Antipasti de Salumi

Slice fontina into Christmas trees and mozzarella into star shapes for a festive antipasti display.

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Antipasti de Salumi

Chorizo Bites with Smoked Paprika and Piquillo Pepper Aioli

Serve seared chorizo over a dollop of zesty aioli for a flavorful holiday appetizer that will leave your guests eager for the main course.

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Chorizo Bites with Smoked Paprika and Piquillo Pepper Aioli

Herbed Hazelnuts

With a little bit of thyme, lemon zest and rosemary, you can turn hazelnuts into a holiday snack that’s ready long before your party starts.

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Herbed Hazelnuts

Bacon and Chive Green Bean Coins

Here’s some good news for bacon lovers: center-cut bacon is lower in fat than the regular cut. Using it in this vegtable a smoky saltiness; cutting the green beans into coins is a fun way to serve them and eat them by the spoonful.

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Bacon and Chive Green Bean Coins

Asparagus and Jack Cheese Frittata

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Asparagus and Jack Cheese Frittata

Buttermilk Scones

Melissa’s easy Buttermilk Scones offer the perfect amount of sweetness, thanks to the combination of white and coarse brown sugar. Use a bit of earthy fresh rosemary to balance out the sweetness.

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Buttermilk Scones

Butternut Squash and Mussel Soup

Ditalini pasta and tender cubes of butternut squash make the perfect accompaniment for rich, plump mussels in this festive holiday soup.  

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Butternut Squash and Mussel Soup

Fettuccine with Lobster, Tomatoes and Saffron

If you’re celebrating the holidays with seafood, try this crowd-pleasing lobster-and-fettuccine dish. With tender chunks of lobster meat and a rich saffron-based sauce, this dish is ideal for a special occasion.

Banana and Pecan Pancakes with Maple Butter

Treat your holiday guests to a comforting pancake breakfast this year. Tyler’s fluffy buttermilk pancakes are flavored with toasted ground pecans and studded with sweet banana slices. Top them off with a compound butter made with honey and maple syrup for a sweet finishing touch.

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Banana and Pecan Pancakes with Maple Butter

Capital Eggnog

This award-winning recipe (from an eggnog competition in Arkansas) is a decadent drink your guests will love.

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Capital Eggnog

Jerry’s Sugared Pecans

Guests may need to be warned that it’s impossible to eat just one of these sugar-covered nuts. The crunchy, sweet coating makes Trisha’s pecans irresistible.

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Jerry’s Sugared Pecans

Overnight Pot Roast

Sandra uses flank steak, an inexpensive cut of meat, for her pot roast. Let it cook overnight in a slow cooker to soak up all the spices and flavors.

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Overnight Pot Roast

Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip

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Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip

Crispy-Skin Black Sea Bass with Avocado, Tomatillo and Fennel Relish

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Crispy Skin Black Sea Bass with Avocado, Tomatillo and Fennel Relish

Peruvian Seafood Chowder

Seafood dishes always have a place on the holiday table. This seafood chowder is rich, hearty and full of flavor, but as a main dish, it’s low in calories.

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Peruvian Seafood Chowder