11 Fresh Ideas for the Holiday Season
Make delicious use of blood oranges, Swiss chard, and other in-season ingredients with these recipes.
Kimchi & Cheese Omelet with Soy Sauce & Mushrooms
Recipe: Try our Kimchi & Cheese Omelet with Soy Sauce & Mushrooms
Blood Orange Chicken
Recipe: Try our Blood Orange Chicken
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
Recipe: Try our Spaghetti with Lamb & Olive Ragu
Creamy Swiss Chard Soup
Recipe: Try our Creamy Swiss Chard Soup
Recipe: Try our Soppresstrata
Party Starter: 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
Recipe: Try our Southern Sparkling Punch
Cornbread & Copper Penny Salad Bites
Recipe: Try our Cornbread & Copper Penny Salad Bites
Apple & Sage Pork Meatballs with Bourbon-Mustard Glaze
Recipe: Try ourApple & Sage Pork Meatballs with Bourbon-Mustard Glaze
Hoppin' John Dip
Recipe: Try our Hoppin' John Dip
These recipes originally appeared in our Holiday 2020 issue. Get the magazine here.