Honeycomb or Seafoam Candy

[Editor's Note: If you're one who likes to make batches of candy to share at the holidays, this recipe might be right up your alley. It's a simple recipe, but creates a gorgeous result, and it can be served in a chocolate-dipped or plain version. It's a great alternative to the usual candy fare! --Genie] ...more
honeycomb here in the Uk.. and in my childhood in the north of england it was called 'cinder ...more

Festive Raspberry Martini Mousse Shooters

[Editor's Note: If you're looking for a fun, boozy dessert for an adult holiday gathering, this is perfect. It's relatively simple to throw together, and you can either make chocolate cups to hold the mousse, or go an easier route by just making the shooters in shot glasses. Either way, it's festive and delicious! --Genie] ...more

Spicy Hazelnut & Cocoa Truffles

[Editor's Note: This recipe calls for dried Espelette peppers, an item that is probably most easily found in Europe, but that can be ordered online if you're not able to find it in a local store. You can also substitute regular paprika, though I also think either smoked paprika or even crushed red pepper would work almost as well, though they'd change the spice and flavor profile of these truffles a bit. Regardless of what direction you go, they'd be a lovely addition to a holiday dessert table. --Genie] ...more
@HomeRearedChef I love spice with my chocolate! Burn+sweet=Excellent. :-)more

Rich and Decadent Flourless Nutella Cake

[Editor's Note: For some winter holiday parties, nothing but a decadent chocolate dessert will do. This nutella cake, which eschews flour for dreamy, creamy chocolate-hazelnut flavor, would be a beautiful, celebratory end to a special dinner party this season. --Genie] ...more

13 Ways to Use Thanksgiving Leftovers

[Editor's Note: Now that the dishes from the big feast are washed and put away, it's time to think about what to do with the leftover food. Sure, you can just eat it as is, but why not consider some creative ways to repurpose your turkey, mashed potatoes, and other dishes? --Genie] ...more

Festive Appetizer: Sage, Rye and Blue Cheese Log

[Editor's Note: I'm always on the lookout for delicious, simple, seasonal appetizers, and loved the sound of this one. It comes together quickly, but has a sophisticated set of flavors sure to wow your Thanksgiving guests. It would work at a winter holiday party, too! --Genie] ...more
I made this yesterday and it was enthusiastically gobbled. Thank you!more

Pumpkin Spice Caramels

{Editor's Note: This post is part of the menu at The Food Network's Thanksgiving edition of The Communal Table, an online celebration of holiday foods. You can participate in the event on Twitter by searching for and using the hashtag #pullupachair -- we want to hear what you're bringing to your holiday table this year! --Genie] ...more

Delicious Side Dishes: Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Gratin

[Editor's Note: Brussels Sprouts often make an appearance at my holiday table, usually roasted, and often tossed with crumbled bacon. But this recipe, which uses this seasonal vegetable in a rich and creamy preparation, is awfully tempting. It's a whole new spin on sprouts. --Genie] ...more

Easy Scallion-Cheddar Drop Biscuits

[Editor's Note: When planning for the holidays, it's great to have a few recipes in the bank that come together quickly but still pack a flavor punch. These drop biscuits are perfect for a holiday bread basket: they have good flavor, but mix up and bake up fast—get them ready to go and bake them while the turkey's resting so they're piping hot for your Thanksgiving table! --Genie] ...more

Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping

[Editor's Note: Holiday food is notoriously high in calories, so it's great to have a recipe in the bank that offers seasonal flavor with a little better bang for your caloric buck. These muffins fit the bill—they'd be great for a Thanksgiving morning breakfast, or for another time in the holiday season when you're looking for something deliciously pumpkin-flavored but easier on the waistline. --Genie] ...more
That sounds goood, perfect for listening to Arlo.more