Traditional Christmas Favorites

We've got all the classics covered, from prime rib to buche de Noel.

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Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Old-Time Recipes for a Modern Christmas

For a memorable holiday feast, serve any of these tried-and-true Christmas favorites from Food Network chefs.

Herb-Crusted Roast Beef with Horseradish Cream

Sunny Anderson's rustic roast beef is a celebration of fresh herbs and spices, perfect to serve as the main event for your holiday meal. Best of all, it comes together in under half an hour.

Get the Recipe: Herb-Crusted Roast Beef with Horseradish Cream

Coq au Vin

Turn your holiday meal into a celebration of comfort food with this classic French dish. Juicy chicken thighs are served over buttery egg noodles and covered in a rich sauce of tomato, red wine, mushrooms and salt pork.

Get the Recipe: Coq au Vin

Buche de Noel

Transform your holiday dessert spread into a fantasyland by serving traditional French buche de Noel, or yule log cake. Rich chocolate genoise (sponge cake) is rolled in a coffee- and brandy-flavored buttercream, then decorated with marzipan berries, pinecones and mushrooms. The look of awe on your guests' faces will be well worth the effort.

Get the Recipe: Buche de Noel

Yorkshire Pudding

There's so much to be said for the perfect pairing of Yorkshire pudding and roast beef, which is why Tyler Florence makes this traditional English treat using one crucial ingredient: the savory pan drippings left behind by a roast prime rib.  

Get the Recipe: Yorkshire Pudding

Roast Prime Rib of Beef with Horseradish Crust

It isn't the holidays without a bountiful cut of meat adorning the table center. This prime rib gets its flavorful crust from a paste of mashed garlic, horseradish, rosemary and thyme.

Get the Recipe: Roast Prime Rib of Beef with Horseradish Crust

Panettone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce

For this traditional Italian dessert, tender cubes of panettone bread are soaked in a rich custard, then baked and served warm with a sweet amaretto sauce served on top.

Get the Recipe: Panettone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce

Roast Duck

Ina Garten prepares a filling holiday meal by simmering two whole ducks in chicken stock before roasting them in the oven on high heat. For juicy results, prick the duck skin without piercing the meat. This allows the fat to drain off while the ducks cook.

Get the Recipe: Roast Duck

Homemade Cannoli

Alex Guarnaschelli's recipe makes homemade cannoli preparation a breeze. Her No. 1 tip? Don't fill the shells with the cream until you are ready to eat them. A quick dusting of powdered sugar gives these traditional Italian pastries a snow-coated feel, festive for the holidays.  

Get the Recipe: Homemade Cannoli

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