Non-Traditional Holiday Recipes

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Make Christmas dinner an elegant and unforgettable affair with Beef Wellington.

The holidays are all about tradition. The smell of customary dishes like honey-baked ham or slow-roasted turkey never fails to bring back cherished memories of Christmases past.

But what if the slate is clean? Maybe you’ve just gotten married or had your first child. Or perhaps your gathering is filled with friends who can’t be with their families for the occasion. This is a great time to cater to your tastes and establish a new tradition with these out-of-the-ordinary holiday dishes. They’re sure to please!

Main Dishes

Easy Beef Wellington Recipe
Roasted Lamb Chops Recipe

Side Dishes

Sautéed Green Beans With Bacon Recipe
Oven-Roasted Cauliflower Recipe With Cocoa
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Mushrooms Recipe
Garlic-Roasted Potatoes Recipe
Recipe for Mashed Potatoes With Olive Oil and Herbs
Couscous Pilaf Recipe With Peas and Carrots
Mushroom Rice Pilaf Recipe
Herb and Buttered Noodles Recipe


These fancy desserts are easier to make than you might think, but they’ll taste like you spent hours in the kitchen.

Easy Crème Brûlée Recipe
Cherry Clafoutis Recipe

Breakfast the Morning After

With a house full of guests, prepare a special sweet treat for breakfast, and keep the celebration going.

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe
Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe