Holiday Feature

Holiday Gifts


Holiday Headquarters:
Food Gifts & Festive Recipes

Get festive! From appetizers to desserts, the following recipes will make your holiday table as jolly as a ride in Santa's sleigh. Immediately below are recipes and gift ideas from our classic Global Holiday Pageant. Further down the page are Kate Heyhoe's recent holiday columns (or blogs, if you insist), popular Holiday Cookbooks, links to Holiday Ideas, a New Year's Eve Celebration party, holiday sweets from I Love Desserts, and everybody's favorite, Making a Turkey. You can also find specific recipes by using our Search page.


Global Holiday Pageant


Appetizers from Around the World
Buon Natale: Christmas Eve Italian Style
Holiday Cocktails & Drinks
Great Wines for Great Holidays
Holiday Dinner Around the World
The Hanukkah Table
The Kwanzaa Table
All-American Holiday Brunch
Fat-Free Appetizer Table
Sweets 'n Treats Table
Desserts To Die For
A Vegetarian Holiday Menu


Kate's Global Kitchen Holiday Columns

11/01/06     Food Lover's Holiday Gift Guide: Part One

12/01/06     Food Lover's Holiday Gift Guide: Part Two

12/01/05     More Gifts for Holiday Pleasures

12/24/04     Virgin Cocktails and Virile Libations
12/17/04     Holiday Light: Veggie Dips 'n' Wonton Chips
12/10/04     Nuts to You: The Process of Toasting Nuts
12/03/04     Christmas Cheer For Cooks: Gift Guide 2004

12/05/03     Cutting Up, Cooking, and Looking Good
12/12/03     Wake Up, Eat Up, and Save the Leftovers!
12/19/03     Cook's Gadgets, Wine Tools, and "Harvesting the Dream"
12/26/03     Caviar Nachos, New Year Nibbles, and Trivial Tidbits

12/13/02     Chocolate Cheer
12/20/02     Holiday Cookies
12/27/02     Affordable New Year Nibbles

Holiday Cheer

12/08/01     The Elemental Crème Anglaise
12/15/01     A Praline Primer
12/22/01     Nutmeg: A Gift from Grenada
12/29/01     Famous Last Words:
                 The Lighter Side of Food

                 (includes Cozy New Year's Recipes)

12/02/00     Gifts to Buy...
12/09/00     ...Gifts to Make...
12/16/00     ...Fancy Foods to Celebrate...
12/23/00     ...A New Year's Buffet to Do Ahead...
12/30/00     ...Ending the Year Well Read and Fed

For more holiday gift ideas, visit our FoodWine Shopping page.


Holiday Cookbooks

Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook



Recipes & Tips

Joy of Cooking


The Bon Appétit Cookbook




Holiday Ideas

Wine & Cheese Party

Fred McMillin's Party Picks
My Blue Heaven Spread
Creamy Gouda-Horseradish Spread

Easy, Exotic Indian Buffet

Bengal Lancers Beef Curry Cubes
Saffron Basmati Rice
Cranberry-Golden Raisin Chutney
Minty Raita-Style Cole Slaw

Christmas Weekend Salmon Gravlax

Festive but Faux Caviars

Exquisite Eggplant Caviar
Lone Star Caviar
Mediterranean Black Olive Caviar

Kate's Virtual World Tour (from December 1999)
Holy Lands: Holiday Soul Food (Jerusalem)
Italy: Angels on Strings (Venice)
Desserts in Deutschland (Germany)
Foie Gras in France


New Year's Eve Celebration

Setting Up a Champagne Bar and Champagne Trivia
Best Champagnes for $12 and Under
New Year's Eve Dinner in "Casablanca"
"Do-Ahead" New Year's Buffet


I Love Desserts

I Love Desserts Recipe Archives

Holiday Recipes:

Spritz Cookies II
Chocolate Decadence II
South-of-the-Border Angel Food Cake
Chocolate-Filled Crescents
Coconut Bonbons
White Chocolate Eggnog


Making a Turkey, or Need Ideas for a Big Dinner?

From our archives:
The Perfect Turkey Handbook
The Thanksgiving No-Brainer (Good for any holiday meal!)
Our Annual Thanksgiving Page (Lots of holiday recipes and ideas!)


Don't forget to use our Search engine to locate topics like Christmas or turkey.


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