11 Fresh Ideas for the Holiday Season

Make delicious use of blood oranges, Swiss chard, and other in-season ingredients with these recipes.
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Kimchi & Cheese Omelet with Soy Sauce & Mushrooms

Kimchi & Cheese Omelet with Soy Sauce Mushrooms

Recipe: Try our Kimchi & Cheese Omelet with Soy Sauce & Mushrooms

Blood Orange Chicken

blood orange chicken

Recipe: Try our Blood Orange Chicken

Citrus Upgrade

blood oranges

Winter is prime time for citrus, including one of our favorites: the blood orange. From the outside it looks like your average orange, but once you cut into it you see deep-red flesh. Some can have a slightly berry-ish flavor, but the main draw is their color. At the store, the type of blood orange isn’t usually marked, so you may get a fruit that’s darker, lighter, or even mottled inside. They all taste similar, so just look for smooth, firm fruit that’s heavy for its size. Once you get them home, juice them for breakfast, toss segments into fruit salad for a pretty brunch dish, or slice and sauté with chicken or thin pork chops.

Spaghetti with Lamb & Olive Ragu

spaghetti with lamb and olive ragu

Recipe: Try our Spaghetti with Lamb & Olive Ragu

Creamy Swiss Chard Soup

creamy swiss chard soup

Recipe: Try our Creamy Swiss Chard Soup

Soppresstrata

soppresstrata

Recipe: Try our Soppresstrata

Party Starter: Sweet Cherry Peppers

sweet cherry peppers

Holiday party season is upon us—do you know where your sweet cherry peppers are? The cute little pumpkin-shaped veggies are a host’s best friend. Pick up a few jars or look for them on the olive bar at the grocery store, and you’ll be app-ready at a moment’s notice. Remove the stems, scoop out the seeds, and stuff with goat cheese, ricotta, or herbed cream cheese. If you have a little more time, you can wrap the cheese-stuffed peppers in bacon and bake them until the bacon is crisp. If you have no time to spare, just arrange some on your cheese board for a fun pop of color.

Party Time: New Year's Soul

Black-eyed peas, cornbread, collards—all of these soul food staples are traditionally served on January 1 to bring luck in the year ahead. This year, food writer, recipe developer, and South Carolina native Renae E. Wilson gives these classic foods the small-bites treatment in this fun cocktail party menu.

Southern Sparkling Punch

southern sparkling punch

Recipe: Try our Southern Sparkling Punch

Cornbread & Copper Penny Salad Bites

cornbread copper penny salad bites

Recipe: Try our Cornbread & Copper Penny Salad Bites

Apple & Sage Pork Meatballs with Bourbon-Mustard Glaze

apple sage pork meatballs with bourbon-mustard glaze

Recipe: Try our Apple & Sage Pork Meatballs with Bourbon-Mustard Glaze

Hoppin' John Dip

hoppin' john dip

Recipe: Try our Hoppin' John Dip

These recipes originally appeared in our Holiday 2020 issue. Get the magazine here.