Bolognese

It’s one of my favorites for the two of us (with plenty of leftovers!) to curl up in front of a movie with.

Mushroom Ravioli Olio with Parmesan

Aside from being ridiculously fun to say, Ravioli Olio is ridiculously easy to make.

Puttanesca

Just remember: when your friends and family praise you for this delicious dish, under no circumstances should you let them know how easy it is!

Yukon Gold Potatoes with Crème Fraiche & Lobster Roe

Both comforting and elegant, this packs all the goodness of land and sea into one decadent bite.

Spicy Indian Chicken Skewers with Tikka Masala Dipping Sauce

Liven up your winter gathering with these exotic skewers served with a bold dipping sauce.

Fried Wontons

These fried wontons use a thin, pre-bought wrapper stuffed with a filling of ground pork, scallion, and a bit of diced shrimp.

Bacon-wrapped Medjool Dates

This canapé has it all. The date is cloyingly sweet—the cheese is creamy, salty, and tangy and complements the fruit, cutting the date’s sugary intensity

Stuffed Mushrooms

These stuffed mushrooms are a classic and a must for your annual holiday party. They can be made with sausage or without.

Maine Lobster Dip

This dish is a great way to serve decadent lobster to a crowd without breaking the bank.

Crème Wafers

These cookies are surprising in their flaky, delicate feel and their balanced flavor.

Rosemary Cookies

It’s such a unique mix: savory herbs in a sweet cookie. But these cookies have such a lovely, delicate flavor and texture bound to make those tasting take a second bite. And then a third, and a fourth…

Creamed Spinach

Nothing can be said more about a plate of creamed spinach alongside a meat entrée; it is just the perfect companion. A little sprinkle of aged Gouda cheese goes all the way, adding sharp and nutty bites to the dish.

Three-Cheese Macaroni & Cheese

The ultimate comfort food of all time, cheesy and creamy; this is certainly everyone’s favorite. The cheese combination used here heightens the flavor up a notch.

Brown Sugar Shortbread

These cookies from Ellie are so very good. Decadent with brown sugar, they would pair perfectly with a cup of hot tea.

Cookie Brittle

This is a fun recipe for kids! Easy and quick to put together.

Ellie’s Cookies

I wanted a down-home, comfy cookie. No bells and whistles, no nuts, no chocolate chips, no oatmeal. No spicy ginger, nutty peanut butter, or cloying molasses.

Green Beans with Tomatoes & Dill

A slightly different take on cooking green beans for a holiday meal, this is nicely accented with dill and tomatoes.

Blue Cheese & Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

The inspiration behind this dish is the flavor of a traditional loaded baked potato with the addition of creamy Oregon blue cheese. It is a very comforting dish to have for your winter menu.

Brussels Sprouts with Lemon-caper Dressing

A light and tangy dressing paired with Brussels sprouts seems out of the ordinary at first, but the flavors work together quite well. The chestnuts add a nice crunch to the dish.

Beef Wellington with Porcini Red Wine Reduction Sauce

With just four ingredients, this dish speaks for itself; it is a dish that does not shy away from being rich and luxurious tasting.

Homemade Glazed Ham

This classic ham recipe is perfect to serve to your holiday guests.

Salt-encrusted Prime Rib

A classic preparation for prime rib roast, this is one of the best techniques.

Jícama Salad with Brown Sugar, Nuts, & Raisins

The jícama is such an interesting little vegetable. It’s sweet, like an apple, and can be used as a stand-in for apples in many dishes.

Carrot Salad with Cucumber, Peppadews, & Pom Vinaigrette

I love peppadews. These little peppers can be found in the Zupan’s olive bar and are the perfect combination of sweet and hot. This whole salad is a bright and zingy little dish that can chase away any gray day.