If happiness can be served on a plate, December and January are the months to make it happen! It’s the winter holiday season, after all, and the start of a New Year. Trusted recipes and favorite dishes are guaranteed to make the season bright. Served at festive gatherings for family and friends, every bite adds delight. The December 2017-January 2018 issue of Allrecipes magazine captures this idea and spills over with deliciousness.

Holiday inspiration starts with feature stories presenting ways to have a Grinch-proof holiday dinner, and ways to give tasty twists to traditional holiday cookie recipes. How about adding raspberry flavor to a classic chocolate crinkle cookie recipe? Or combining two faves, peanut butter cookies and ginger snaps, into a double-decker treat? Does making side dishes in advance sound appealing? Ideas for pre-prepared sides starring Brussels sprouts and heat-and-serve mascarpone mashed potatoes are two recipes ready to inspire home cooks. To take advantage of seasonal specials, ideas for adding orange, lemon, and grapefruit flavors to spark salads and sweets are also shared. How to set up a “do-it-yourself” bar for a brunch featuring biscuits is also outlined in delicious detail.

If the idea of hygge, the term for Denmark’s cozy, home-centered lifestyle with family and friends, appeals, turn the pages to find a bounty of ideas. From recipes for macaroni-and-cheese, roasted beef tenderloin, Swedish Christmas glögg, or Apple Butter Spice Cake, and more, this story will make everyone want to curl up in a warm house with candles and their favorite comfort food dishes.

Considering the New Year always inspires healthful eating resolutions, home cooks with this in mind will find five “Most Saved Recipes” popular veggies-themed recipes, plus suggestions to give classic dishes—think pasta primavera and tacos—good-for-you make-overs.

And on the last page? Eggnog made from scratch will win wows from everyone this holiday season!

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— Posted by Judith H. Dern
Senior Insights & Strategy Manager