Favorite Christmas Cookies
Christmas Cookie Recipes
Over 100 favorite family cookie recipes.
Secrets To Making Perfect Cookies
Everything you ever wanted to know
about making cookies. Remember, If something is worth doing, it is worth doing right!
Thinking about hosting a holiday dinner party or an Holiday Open House this year?
Dinner Party Menus and Recipes
Holiday Open House Menu Ideas
Make-Ahead Holiday Brunch and lots of recipes for
Dining Etiquette Guide
Restaurant and Dinner Party Manners and Etiquette
Simple Rules For Planning A Dinner Party
Organizing Your Buffet Supper - Planning Ahead Creates a Great Gathering
Favorite Holiday Beverages
Tom and Jerry Batter
This is a wonderful recipe, and it is a Christmas tradition for my family.
Mexican Egg Nog (Rompope)
This is a favorite holiday drink in Mexico, and since Rompope is strong and sweet, it is meant to be sipped in small glasses.
It might sound like an ancient recipe, but Irish coffee was a 20th Century invention. Learn the history of this spirited coffee and how
it is made. Check out the easy-to-make authentic recipe.
Let the festivities begin with these tasty appetizers!
Check out my favorite
Lots of appetizer recipes from easy-to-make to gourmet.
How many appetizers to make for your party.
Perfect Prime Rib Roast (Standing Rib Roast)
Learn how to cook the
Perfect Prime Rib Roast for your Christmas dinner this year.
What is a Prime Rib Roast?
A tender cut of beef taken from the rib primal. A Prime Rib Roast is also often referred to as "Standing Rib Roast." It is very tender, flavorful, and expensive.
A slice of uncooked prime rib roast is really a "rib steak" which includes the "rib eye" portion.
A full prime rib/standing rib roast is seven
(7) ribs, close to 15 pounds, and enough to feed a crowd of 14 or more
people (depending on how big of eaters they are). The term "standing"
means the bones are included in the roast, thus the roast can stand by
itself. A rib roast comprises of seven ribs starting from the shoulder
(chuck) down the back to the loin.
Beef Au Jus - Au Jus Beef Juice
Au Jus is a French term meaning "with juice." The term is used to describe the serving
of meat, most often prime rib roast, surrounded in or served with a container of the natural juices that were produced as drippings while the meat was being cooked.
A traditional English side dish to Prime Rib Roast is Yorkshire Pudding, a puffy pop-over like pastry made with the hot drippings from the cooked prime rib.
Mexican Americans and others have put their own gastronomical twist on Christmas meals.
These are some of the foods many consider a Christmas meal in the Southwest. Check out more great
Bunuelos- Mexican Style Doughnuts - Buņuelos are served for numerous festive occasions and celebrations, from
Christmas and Thanksgiving, to birthdays and baptisms.
Biscochitos - Anise Seed Cookies - Usually every Christmas gathering in New Mexico serves these wonderful
cookies. As the Original Mexican Wedding Cookie, these gourmet treats were cut in the
diamond shape because the diamond signified purity for the wedding.
Tamales - Though not “native” to New Mexico, tamales have been
adopted by the state and are very popular. Numerous adaptations have been made on the basic tamale, including vegetarian tamales, chicken tamales, and even
Enchiladas were a typical ranch house food early on, replicating the Mexican kitchen’s custom of almost always having food on the
stove. There may be as many ways to prepare enchiladas as there are ideas about where they originated.
Enchiladas - Rolled Enchiladas
Enchiladas with Green Sauce
Mexican Tripe Soup (Menudo) -
Menudo is a traditional Mexican Christmas recipe featuring
tripe, hominy and spices. I have been told there is an old wives tale about how menudo can cure a hangover.