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White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

I make a basic chocolate chip cookie dough, but use white chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and brandy (instead of vanilla). Great for Christmas time!

Author: Diane Abed

Anise Biscotti

Delicious, with a hint of licorice flavor. You can store these in an airtight container for over a month.

Author: Laria Tabul

Christmas Cake

This cake is a rich, dark, moist fruit cake, very flavorful at Christmas. Try icing with almond paste for a more festive touch. This recipe is started in October or November so as to let it mellow before...

Author: Carol

Lobster Bisque

The bisque is very rich, so a small serving (about two-thirds cup per person) is plenty. At the restaurant, this is baked in individual crocks, with puff pastry on top.

Fruitcake

This is my 90-year-old grandmother's recipe. Very simple.

Author: Roxy

Brandied Pears

An impressive dessert that's light enough to follow any meal and pretty enough for any occasion.

Author: dakota kelly

Friendship Fruit Starter

This is really two recipes in one - 6 cups of brandied fruit, and 2 cups of starter for the Thirty Day Friendship Cake.

Author: HBIC

Filet Mignon with Green Peppercorn Cream Sauce

An easy Filet Mignon recipe with Green Peppercorn Cream Sauce

Easy Chocolate Custard

A quick, lower-fat, rich chocolate custard that does not require baking or water baths. No one will ever guess it takes 10 minutes to make! Top with whipped cream before serving.

Author: moe's cookin'

Steak au Poivre

We've run at least a dozen different recipes for steak au poivre since our first one, in 1953 - and there's a reason why, even after we started adorning meat with chiles, salts, and dry rubs, we continue...

To Make an Excellent Cherry Bounce

Author: Stephen A. McLeod

Breakfast Crepes

When she was in her early 20s, my mother worked with a Frenchwoman named Jackie. One day, my mother mentioned that she was looking forward to trying a crêpe recipe that she had found. "Only a French person...

Author: Judy Kagan

Drunken Chicken

Author: Anne Willan

Trinidad Black Cake

This is my absolute favorite cake for the Christmas holidays. I would always look forward to this season just to get a piece of this cake. The longer the fruit sits in the alcohol, the better it tastes;...

Author: Roxanne J.R.

Italian Fig Cookies

Cuccidati The nonpareils called for to decorate these cookies are tiny pellets of colored sugar, not the chocolate disks.

Brandied Peach Pork Chops

Brandy and lightly sautéed peaches make a rich, sweet sauce for pan-seared pork chops in this delicious weeknight recipe.

Author: Paul Grimes

Elegant Light Fruit Cake

This fruit cake does not need a ripening period, and is very lovely to look at and eat.

Author: Carol

Eggnog Pound Cake

A sumptuous holiday pound cake with a Northwestern flavor. Excellent for Christmas buffets or open houses!

Author: DOCTOR KITTEN

Brandy or Rum Balls

This is an excellent dessert to bring for the Holidays. You can use either Brandy or Rum. These do need some time to set up so it is best to make them the night before. If you don't care for walnuts, the...

Author: NANCERINI

Honey Poached Pears with Mascarpone

Mascarpone gives a tangy contrast to the sweetness of pears that have been poached in vanilla-scented white wine.

Sticky Toffee Pudding

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Author: Sandy Lerner

Apple and Calvados Tart (Galette de Pommes au Calvados)

This is a dessert you'll make over and over in the fall when interesting apples fill the farmers' market; but the Calvados sauce ensures it even makes out-of-season apples sing.

Glazed and Flaky Apple Tart

If you're the type who prefers desserts that go heavy on the fruit, this apple tart's for you.

Author: Claire Saffitz