F&W Handbook: Best December Recipes
Spice-Rubbed Salmon with Herb-and-Pomegranate Raita
The Big Dish: Chile-and-cumin-rubbed salmon is a delicious holiday dinner; leftovers can become fast pastas and spiced salmon sandwiches.
Genius Idea: The spice rub for this salmon becomes a spice paste when you add olive oil. It’s also a flavor shortcut—no need to season leftovers.
Orecchiette with Salmon and Artichokes
Salmon Leftover One: Pasta
The great thing about this tasty pasta is that by combining marinated artichokes, olives and capers, you develop a dressing-like combination to flavor the dish.
Lobster-Roll-Style Salmon Sandwiches
Salmon Leftover Two: Sandwiches
In this clever take on a classic lobster roll, roast salmon replaces lobster and yogurt stands in for mayonnaise. Topping the rolls with potato chips adds crunch and fun.
Flash-Roasted Broccoli with Spicy Crumbs
The genius idea here is pulsing sliced pepperoni with bread crumbs to add a ton of extra flavor and a great crunch to broccoli.
Broccoli Matchsticks and Kale Salad
This delicious, healthy salad makes use of sweet broccoli stems.
Creamy Roasted Broccoli Soup
Roasting broccoli and garlic for this creamy, rich and very easy soup gives it a lot of additional flavor.
Broccoli Cheese Dunk
Gooey and luscious, this addictive starter is like a deconstructed broccoli quesadilla.
This hearty, fast and easy pasta is a terrific combination of spicy, salty, sweet and briny flavors.
Citrus Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing
Adding limes to this salad gives it a distinctly tart flavor, but feel free to leave them out and use more oranges or grapefruit instead.
Genius Idea: The light, creamy poppy seed dressing is the surprise here—it's not what you'd expect on a juicy citrus salad.
Garlic Bread "Fries" with Marinara "Ketchup"
In this imaginative party snack, addictive garlicky bread sticks and smoky, bacon-laced tomato sauce resemble french fries and ketchup.
Hogs in a Blanket
This fun, high-brow take on pigs in a blanket swaps spicy andouille sausage for the hot dogs, with sweet mustard chutney as a condiment.
Ham and Potato Chip Tortilla
7-Minute Snack: Skip labor-intensive potato frying and just add potato chips for crunch.
Vanilla Bean and Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce
This silky, dark caramel sauce would be delicious on ice cream, pound cake and fresh strawberries.
This decadent pear-and-caramel trifle is perfect for a party because it can be made a day ahead and it serves a crowd.
Marshmallow crème doctored with peppermint extract and confectioners’ sugar makes a speedy filling for these cookies.