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Christmas Recipes

Discover all of our best Christmas Recipes on Culinary Hill. Prime rib, baked ham, roasted turkey, all the side dishes, soups and salads, bread and rolls, desserts, drinks, and appetizers. It’s all here, organized by…

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Baking Day

Plan your own Baking Day with friends and family where you bake cookies and make candy for the holidays together. Share the costs, the work, and spoils so everyone leaves with a boat load of…

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A Very Merry Christmas Dinner

Craft your perfect Christmas dinner from our best holiday recipes. Whether you’re hosting a casual buffet or a formal sit-down dinner, we’ve got plenty of ideas to help you feed the ones you love the…

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Cranberry Wreath Cake

Cranberry Wreath Cake is a luscious chocolate cake covered in sweet vanilla buttercream and is perfect for the holidays or any winter celebration. A crown of fresh rosemary and sugared cranberries makes a stunning finishing…

2 hours 30 minutes
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80 Easy Holiday Appetizers

Whether you’re going to a cocktail party with friends, a potluck with co-workers, or hosting your very own Christmas Open House, discover 80+ easy, delicious holiday appetizers that everyone will love! Sometimes a great party…

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How to Set a Table

Whether it’s a quiet supper for one or a dinner party for 12, setting a pretty table makes the occasion even more special. Break out your best china and polish the glassware; here’s a breakdown…

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What to Cook in December

Citrus Salad

Fresh herbs, citrus fruit, berries, and pomegranate seeds team up in this refreshing and easy winter fruit salad. It’s simple enough to add to a weekday breakfast menu, but showy enough to share as a…

45 minutes
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Culinary School Secrets

Pro-level tricks to transform your cooking!

Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider

Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider is simple to make, sweet, and delicious. This welcoming, spiced hot beverage makes the whole house smell amazing, too. In my house, cinnamon and clove-spiced cranberry apple cider is THE…

3 hours 10 minutes
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Mulled Cider

Mulled Cider is warmed apple cider infused with brandy and spices. It’s the perfect hot beverage for a cold day, especially around the holidays. Hot Mulled Cider Day is officially September 30, but I usually…

40 minutes
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Mulled Wine

A cup of homemade Mulled Wine makes cheeks rosy and warms from the inside out. This delicious blend of wine, fruit, and fragrant spices will become your new holiday tradition. I love Mulled Wine because…

15 minutes
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I’m the Executive Chef and head of the Culinary Hill Test Kitchen. Every recipe is developed, tested, and approved just for you.

How to Stock a Bar Cart

Learn how to stock a bar cart that is perfectly tailored to your personal taste and the cocktails you love to make. Staying in just got a lot more fun! Whether in a cupboard, cabinet,…

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The Cosmopolitan cocktail, better know as a Cosmo, is a fruity drink made with cranberry juice, vodka, triple sec, and lime juice.

2 minutes

Cinnamon Ornaments

These 2-ingredient Cinnamon Ornaments add a festive, lightly scented touch to your Christmas tree or gift wrapping. Use your favorite cookie cutters, then bake at a low temperature or just let air dry. I always…

2 hours 5 minutes

Gingerbread Cookies

No Christmas cookie spread is complete without classic Gingerbread Cookies! Dress up these homemade Gingerbread Cookies with royal icing features and outfits. Rather than those hard and crumbly store-bought gingerbread desserts, I like Gingerbread Cookies…

2 hours 50 minutes