Holiday Planning Calendar
Celebrate the happiest time of year with a daily recipe or tip, starting with 12 Days of Cookies and then delving into festive menus, entertaining tips and Champagne how-tos for New Year's Eve.
December 1 - 3
December 4 - 10
December 11 - 17
December 18 - 24
December 25 - 31
Paula loads up classic oatmeal cookies with raisins, nuts and warm winter spices like ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Paula's Cookie Recipe
Melissa's delicate sandwich cookies are fun to make with kids. And a few drops of mint extract in the frosting filling gives them a festive flavor.
Melissa's Cookie Recipe
It wouldn't be the holiday season without gingerbread. Try Pat and Gina's piggie version, with just a touch of cayenne pepper.
The Neelys' Cookie Recipe
Food Network Star winner Jeff Mauro transformed his wife's cookie into a sandwich, filling it with almond butter filling.
The Sandwich King's Cookie Recipe
Bobby makes his chocolate chip cookies crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside, perfect for a Throwdown or your holiday cookie plate.
Bobby's Cookie Recipe
Follow Sandra's lead for quick and easy shortcut cookies bursting with tropical flavors of macadamia nuts and sweet coconut.
Sandra's Cookie Recipe
Alex gives whoopie pies a festive upgrade by using dark chocolate and filling them with almond cream laced with lemon zest and cinnamon.
Alex's Cookie Recipe
Guy's blondies are sure to be a welcome addition to your holiday cookie plate.
Guy's Cookie Recipe
Holiday Menu Planning
Now's the time to plan your holiday feasts. Follow the lead of Food Network chefs like the Barefoot Contessa and Paula to create crowd-pleasing holiday menus.
Get Holiday Menus
A Latke Cook-Off
Food Network Magazine challenged Duff and Nigella to fry up dueling batches of latkes. Who makes the best? You decide.
Vote for the Best Latkes
Plan On Sandra's Easy Appetizer
Starting your get-together with easy, savory-sweet toasts buys you a few extra minutes in the kitchen while guests mix and mingle.
Host a New Year's Happy Hour
Follow Ted's lead to host a fabulous New Year's get-together.
Get Ted's Party Menu