Entertaining, Holidays & Special Occasions

Mason Jar Lemon Pudding Cakes (sous vide)
These have a thin sauce in the bottom, rather than a thick pudding, but they are as tasty and comforting as old-fashioned pudding cakes. This version does hold much better than traditional pudding cakes, so they can be made ahead and enjoyed cold. Authors Jay and Jennifer even got an “OMG” text... More »
Toffee Apple Hand Pies (air fryer)
Offering a simple but ever-popular pairing, these toffee and apple hand pies are full of wonderful seasonal flavors. More »
All-Time Favorite Macaroni and Cheese (electric pressure cooker)
My oh my, how we love our mac and cheese. We loved it as children, survived college on it, served it to our smiling children and even “adulted” it with variations galore. Now it’s time to pressurize this favorite to pure perfection. To make it even more delightful — if that’s possible — I’ve... More »
Root Vegetable Ratatouille
Ratatouille is a traditional French Provençal dish that is commonly served as a light summertime dish. But with something so delicious, why stop there? With this easy to make version, you can continue to make this delightful dish all year long with fresh root vegetables. More »
Maple Whiskey Glazed Chicken Wings (sous vide)
A perfect snack for poker night, movie night or an evening with friends, these wings bring the sweet and the heat. By cooking the wings sous vide, you get fall‑off-the-bone-tender meat, and the broiler crisps up the skin just perfectly. It’s a much less messy and more reliable method than frying,... More »
Buttermilk Fried Chicken (sous vide)
This is an ideal method for creating fried chicken that’s simultaneously juicy and crisp. Cooking the chicken sous vide yields precisely cooked meat. That way, when you’re frying it, you can focus on achieving a perfectly golden, crispy crust. Coleslaw and corn on the cob are my must-have classic... More »
Portobello and Prosciutto Air-Fried Eggs (Air Fryer)
Want to wow your family and friends at brunch? Portobello mushrooms are perfect vessels for eggs. When they are filled with prosciutto and Parmesan cheese, this quick and easy breakfast tastes restaurant-worthy. More »
Thai Red Curry Pumpkin Soup
Thai curry pastes have become easy to find, and they are a wonderful way to give your curries authentic, concentrated flavor. Sweet, meltingly tender pumpkin bathes in a creamy coconut curry soup, balanced with just enough hot, sweet, salty and sour. More »
Colombian Vegetable Soup
Soup is very popular in Colombia, and this is one of the most famous soups from the mountainous regions of the country. Think of it as a vegetable soup with a kick. More »
Lemony Risotto with Shrimp
We love the refreshing burst of lemon in this dish, and it's a fantastic recipe to make when fresh corn is in season. Vibrant pink shrimp make it a colorful dish for entertaining. Serve with a mixed green salad for an easy weeknight dinner. More »
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