The holidays are for spending time with family and friends, not dazzling them with feats of culinary wizardry. Save your complicated 12-part recipes and souffles for another day, and instead create a menu full of dishes that only look hard to make. If you use fresh ingredients, you won't have to try too hard to produce something flavorful and memorable.
Avoid the last-minute scramble with our plan-ahead menu, and wow your guests with scrumptious yet simple dishes. The bonus? Each recipe features healthy ingredients that naturally help keep nerves in check.
Pretty, elegant, and ready to serve in little more than an hour, this menu is perfect for casual seasonal entertaining.
Roasted venison encrusted in a scrumptious rub, Brussels sprouts tossed with balsamic vinegar, and mashed rutabagas make a hearty winter meal.
This traditional holiday bird brings much more to the table than just great taste. Turkey breast packs more protein than chicken breast or trimmed top loin beefsteak with just 1 gram of fat per 3-ounce serving, and it contains selenium, which may help prevent certain cancers and heart disease.
For a classic (but still healthy) holiday dinner, serve with your choice of vegetable side dish.
What if you could have your hors d'oeuvres and eat them, too? These five appetizers take simplicity to a whole new level of elegance. On top of that, they incorporate healthy ingredients, including omega-3-rich walnuts, red peppers packed with vitamin C, and beta-carotene-loaded mangoes. If that's not the recipe for a perfect party, then we don't know what is.
A French-inspired bouillabaisse menu is ideal for a Christmas Eve dinner.