Shami Kabab This pan-fried kabab can be made with lamb or beef but tastes best when made with the former. Serve it with Mint-Coriander Chutney.
Mughlai Biryani A regal dish, is fit for a king and was probably eaten by many too! This makes the perfect one-dish meal for when you have company. It combines ingredients typical to the Mughlai style of cooking.
Pork Vindaloo Hot and tangy, this dish is from the heart of beautiful Goa on India's western coast. Eat it with plain boiled rice or Jeera Rice and a leafy green salad.
Mini Beef Wellingtons with Red Wine Sauce: "This recipe was given to me by a dear friend. It's perfect for a special occasion, and is as good as you'll get from any restaurant. The filets are topped with a mixture of liver pate (pate de foie gras) and mushrooms and wrapped with puff pastry and served with a red wine sauce!"
Garden Veggie Pizza Squares: Recipe by: Meghan Brand : "This is a must make appetizer for every event in my house. I received it from a friend years ago and everyone loves it. Great for Christmas parties."
Foolproof Rib Roast: "I was looking for an easy way to make our Christmas Rib Roast. It turned out PERFECT. Rib Roast can be expensive, so this is a total splurge or special occasion dish. Enjoy."
Chef John's Roast Turkey and Gravy: "The biggest myth in all of American cookery is the belief that a juicy, perfectly cooked turkey is difficult for the novice cook to achieve. One of the secrets to a moist, delicious, and beautiful turkey is spreading butter under the skin. You can season the butter any way you want; the possibilities are endless."
Lobster Colorado: "This is my family's favorite Christmas dinner. Elegant for dinner parties or a romantic dinner for two. If you desire crabmeat instead of lobster, go for it!"
Cornish Game Hens with Garlic and Rosemary: "Crusty garlic bread and a nice light Chianti wine complement this meal very well." "These are just like the tamales my Abuelita used to make for special occasions. This recipe makes a lot, but if you're going to go to all the trouble of making tamales from scratch, you might as well have a party! You will need butchers' twine and a large pot with a steamer basket to make these. May be frozen up to 6 months in heavy-duty resealable plastic bags. To reheat, thaw in refrigerator and then steam or microwave until heated through."
An apple-walnut-breadcrumb stuffing is wrapped inside a pork roast, making an easy to cook and serve meal.": Orange-Rosemary Roast Goose With a roast goose this beautiful your family and friend will still be sighing well into the new year thanks to this tastes-as-good-as-it-looks Christmas dinner centerpiece.
Maple-Pomegranate Glazed Ham : Add flavor and offset the saltiness of ham with this sweet glaze that's made by boiling down pomegranate juice and cornstarch, then stirring in maple syrup and coarse-grain mustard.
Chicken and Ham Stuffed Shells: Paired with a creamy béchamel sauce, these stuffed shells are sure to make their way into your regular dinner rotation.
Roast Pork Loin with Herb Stuffing: An aromatic brine of juniper, cardamom, and bay imbues this lean cut with juicy flavor; a breadcrumb filling verges on extravagance.
Italian Roasted Mushrooms and Veggies: This veggie side is full of flavor and texture!
Potato and Butternut Squash Gratin: Add a little seasonal sweetness to your usual potato gratin with butternut squash.
Holiday Trifle: Store bought pound cake and frozen raspberries are simple shortcuts that make this trifle recipe easy to throw together. To maintain the pretty layered look, serve the trifle in hurricane or sundae glasses.
Cheddar Apple Pie: Lighten Up! Replace the filling's granulated sugar with 1/4 cup brown sugar and 2 tablespoons honey, and sub in low-fat Cheddar. Total savings? 72 calories and 8 grams of fat per serving