Holiday & Celebrations
All the recipes, tips, and ideas you need to make the most of the holidays.
Since 2017, Meiko Temple has partnered with dozens of amazing Black food bloggers to create a virtual potluck menu in honor of Black History Month. It's a collective that seeks enrichment in the understanding and appreciation for the ingredients, recipes, and stories that connect us. The potluck menu includes dishes like okra, black eyed peas, and Trinidadian beef stew.
Valentine’s Day, are all about indulgence. It might be one perfect chocolate truffle, or a big slice of creamy cheesecake, or (I confess) passing a pint of favorite ice cream back and forth. From chocolate cakes to butterscotch pudding, we’re sharing the best Valentine’s Day desserts that offer a little something for everyone.
There's a better way to celebrate Valentine's Day: When it comes to dinner, you should keep it simple. Luxurious, but simple. And that's why cacio e pepe is the best thing you could possibly make on Valentine’s Day. Made with just pasta, cheese, salt, and pepper, cacio e pepe is really just upgraded Italian mac and cheese.
’ve built many a charcuterie board for work and for parties, and it finally dawned on me a few years ago: Why not a Chinese bao board? Inspired by the roast duck platter, a bao board basically deconstructs the elements in the delicious buns found at Chinese bakeries and dim sum restaurants and presents it on a board, making them perfect for parties and gatherings.
Like every holiday in Louisiana, Mardi Gras is all about the food. It's customary to celebrate with pull-out-the-stops meals and plenty of King Cake. Here are 25 recipes to make for Mardi Gras including po' boys, jambalaya, beignets — and more Cajun and Creole classics.
This fast-and-fancy meal will convince your loved one you *totally* didn't forget. Instead of rushing to find a last-minute restaurant reservation, head to the grocery store, pick up a couple of things to supplement what you probably already have in your pantry, and whip up this fast-and-fancy last-minute meal. We’ve even included a timeline to ensure dinner runs as smoothly as possible.
A romantic Valentine's Day meal at home has so many advantages over a noisy, overpriced, overcrowded restaurant. And they don’t have to be complicated. One-pot shrimp scampi is delicious and simple, although if putting some time in at the stove is your jam, try steak with drunken mushrooms & roasted blue cheese potatoes.
While a smooth pot of melted chocolate surrounded by a full spread of dippers may look fancy, it’s way, way easier than making a cake, pie, or cookies — and everyone gets to choose their own dessert adventure. Here’s a step-by-step guide on the very best way to get in on the fondue fun.
On one of the most important days of the Coptic/Egyptian Orthodox calendar, fattah — a dish of bread and rice soaked in a garlic- and vinegar-infused lamb broth — is the foundation of the Christmas table. Many in the Egyptian Orthodox community salivate for the rich, meaty, garlicky flavor cut with a generous amount of vinegar.
Many of us of Southern influence look to ensure that we include black-eyed peas on our New Year’s Day table. Black-eyed peas aren’t just tasty but are also believed to be the ticket to prosperity, luck, and abundance if eaten on New Year’s Day. Learn how to cook a traditional Southern soul-food staple: black-eyed peas.
As we approach New Year’s Day, greens are always a part of my celebration. As black-eyed peas are thought to bring luck, greens are thought to bring money — and, let’s face it, we can all use a little bit more of that! This year turnip greens will be my greens of choice for ringing in the new year.
Ambrosia is a unique, sweet fruit salad that combines pineapple, cherries, and oranges with a sprinkling of mini marshmallows, coconut, and pecans. The whole thing gets dressed in a creamy sour cream dressing. Each bite is a surprisingly incredible mix of tartness, sweetness, creaminess, fluffiness, and crunch. It’s also a staple at Southern holiday tables.
A make-ahead Christmas dinner will make the day feel easier and more manageable! Maybe it’s getting a head start with just the main course or something sweet for dessert, or perhaps you prefer to get the bulk of the meal done ahead of time. From the appetizers to the main course to the sides and dessert, we’re sharing more than 30 recipes for festive make-ahead Christmas dinner.
Let this be the year that you mix up the menu a bit, or trade in your usual turkey or ham for something new, like a pork loin or a mushroom Wellington. The only rule is that there are no rules. Here are 70 of our favorite Christmas dinner ideas to make your holiday home feel special.
Crispy sweet potato latkes are a delightful riff on a Hanukkah classic. Although slightly sweeter than the original potato latke, there really aren’t too many differences. Served like appetizers, topped with sour cream, cured fish like lox or smoked trout (or even salmon roe if you’re feeling especially fancy!), and fresh herbs like dill, chives, and parsley. Alternatively, serve them as a side dish for a meal alongside roast chicken or brisket.