What to Watch: Episodes to Get You Through the Holidays

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When it comes to the holidays, you must have a strong resolve to get through the rigors of gift giving, meeting the day-to-day demands of a hungry household, and entertaining a crowd. Let Food Network help you out with all three.

Don't know what to do about gifts this season? Let Trisha show you how to make your own treats and package them. If you're looking to refresh your winter recipe repertoire, get five brand-new ideas from Rachael. And don't get stuck in a rut when entertaining a crowd this holiday. The chefs of The Best Thing I Ever Made are here to show you how to do it right.

Trisha and her friend Kim get together in the kitchen for the classic Southern tradition of making edible gifts for the holidays. There's Hot Corn Dip to snack on while they cook and assemble the gifts. Trisha uses nostalgic recipes like Margaret's Raisin Bread, Slow Cooker Chocolate Candy and Peanut Brittle. You can't go wrong with a homemade gift.

Tune in: Saturday, December 15, at 11am/10c

Rachael gives you five make-ahead meals that are perfect for cold winter nights. Recipes include Eight-Spice Squash and Chicken Thighs Stew With Lentil Rice; Creamy Winter Vegetable Soup; Portabella Mushroom, Hot and Sweet Pepper Ragu With Pappardelle; Jane Fox's Famous Tortilla Soup; and Mushroom and Spinach Bread-zagna.

Tune in: Sunday, December 16, at 9am/8c

Do you have a tough crowd of friends and family members to please this holiday? Don't worry because Geoffrey Zakarian, Roger Mooking, Eric Greenspan and the Voltaggio brothers will show you some dishes that are sure to make everyone happy.

Tune in: Sunday, December 16, at 11:30am/10:30c
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