Here’s what to cook for the holidays if you have no clue


If you’re wondering what to cook for this holiday season and you have a shortage of recipes but not a shortage of guests, take a look at these top rated dishes that will be sure to have your visitors raving about your culinary skills. The scalloped potatoes are my favorite, and I’m sure you’ll also be able to find a dish you absolutely love among the list as well.

Tis the season for big, special dinners with family and loved ones! If you’re doing the cooking this year, it’s time to start planning the menu so you can make your (grocery) list and check it twice. Once you’ve figured out the main dish, it’s time to settle on some holiday side dish recipes to round out the meal. And let’s be honest: sometimes the sides are the best part.

These top-rated holiday side dish recipes from our test kitchen have top marks from users and will complement just about any main, from a show stopping crown roast to a traditional roasted turkey. Besides their good looks and great taste, we  also love that many can also be prepped ahead, which is always a boon when it comes to the hectic holiday meal. [more…]

Scrumptious Raspberry and Cream Chocolate Pavlova


Ooh this looks absolutely delectable. And it shouldn’t be that difficult to make if you have basic baking skills down. Oh, did I mention that it looks scrumptious and delicious? I think it’s time for some dessert!

Do you love show-stopping desserts? What about show-stopping desserts that are easy to make? Oh, I thought so.
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