Christmas Dinner: It's Not Thanksgiving Anymore Slideshow
December 17, 2012
Dessert: Apple Cranberry Bread Pudding with Cider-Calvados Reduction
The flavor and aroma of apples is accentuated by a sauce made with apple cider and French apple brandy.
Starter: Brussels Sprout and Date Salad
Good old Brussels sprouts get a touch of the exotic from dates in this easy-to-prepare salad.
Main: Cherry, Almond, and Wild Rice Stuffed Pork Loin
This delicious pork loin will definitely stop (or start) the conversation in the room, or bring the party straight into the kitchen.
Dessert: Chocolate Madeleines
Who can eat just one madeleine? These wonderful French desserts are made even better with the addition of one important ingredient — chocolate.
Dessert: Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
These chocolaty handheld desserts are perfect for passing among guests.
Main: Latin Herb-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Avocado Chimichurri
Make this Latin-inspired main course and it's guaranteed to be the center of attention all night, especially with a tangy rich chimichurri sauce.
Side: Orzo with Shiitake Mushrooms
An easy side that goes well with just about anything.
Starter: Red Yam and Kale Salad
This hearty, healthy salad is perfect for anyone looking to make a shorter Christmas dinner menu.
Side: Roasted Squash and Wheat Berry Stuffing
It's as delicious to eat as it is beautiful to look at. Give this healthy alternative to heavy, meaty stuffing a try.
Main: Whole Striped Bass Baked in Salt Crust
The presentation of this dish is stunning, and the preparation is simpler than you think.