Molly Yeh's Best Holiday Recipes

Host a holiday feast for your friends and family with these party-ready recipes from Molly Yeh.

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Photo By: Chantell Quernemoen

Photo By: Chantell Quernemoen

Photo By: Chantell Quernemoen

Photo By: Chantell Quernemoen

Photo By: Chantell Quernemoen

Photo By: Chantell Quernemoen

Photo By: Chantell Quernemoen

Photo By: Chantell Quernemoen | Brett Quernemoen

Photo By: Chantell Quernemoen | Brett Quernemoen

Photo By: Chantell Quernemoen | Brett Quernemoen

Photo By: Chantell Quernemoen | Brett Quernemoen

Photo By: Chantell Quernemoen | Brett Quernemoen

Thanksgiving: Sweet and Smoky Turkey

Say goodbye to boring Thanksgiving turkeys! Molly starts with a dry brine overnight, and then infuses flavor inside and out with a chile rub and stuffing the bird with lemon and thyme. Then it's on to the grill to cook this stunning turkey.

Get the Recipe: Sweet and Smoky Turkey

Thanksgiving: Spiced Apple Pie

It’s all about Molly’s spice blend here. She opts for a mix of cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg for a warm, fragrant flavor.

Get the Recipe: Spiced Apple Pie

Hanukkah: Chocolate Sea Salt Rugelach

These colorful bites will stay fresh at room-temp for several days, but you could surely enjoy them warm while the chocolate filling is still ooey-gooey.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Sea Salt Rugelach

Hanukkah: Brussels Sprout Latkes

Molly transforms the Hanukkah classic by replacing the usual potatoes with Brussels sprouts, which give the dish an earthy flavor that’s balanced by the tangy Dijon-spiked sour cream on the side.

Get the Recipe: Brussels Sprout Latkes

Christmas: Airline Cookie Sheet Cake

Get the kids involved with this whimsical recipe. The sheet cake is easy to decorate and allows for endless amounts of creativity.

Get the Recipe: Airline Cookie Sheet Cake

Christmas: Molly’s Mini Marzipan Treats

Molly only uses four ingredients, including the adorable sprinkles, to make these seriously addictive mini candy bars.

Get the Recipe: Molly's Mini Marzipan Treats

Chinese New Year: Fortune Cookies

Making homemade fortune cookies allows Molly to personalize each and every fortune for her guests.

Get the Recipe: Fortune Cookies

Chinese New Year: Ginger-Glazed Salmon

The sweet and sticky glaze for this crowd-pleasing recipe comes together with pantry staples like maple syrup, soy sauce and ginger.

Get the Recipe: Ginger-Glazed Salmon

Halloween: Broccoli FrankenTots with Lemon-Garlic Mayo

For kids, the only thing scarier than Dr. Frankenstein's monster is eating broccoli. These tots do a great job of sneaking some healthy veggies into a delicious bite-sized snack.

Get the Recipe: Broccoli FrankenTots with Lemon-Garlic Mayo

Halloween: Matcha Monster Bundt Cake

Terrify your guests with this chocolate, coffee and matcha infused dessert. The candy eyeballs bring this cake to life.

Get the Recipe: Matcha Monster Bundt Cake

Halloween: Ghost Hand Pies with Honey Dijon

These cheesy hand pies are paired with honey and Dijon mustard. Molly adds apple cider vinegar to her pie dough to enhance the flavors.

Get the Recipe: Ghost Hand Pies with Honey Dijon

Oktoberfest: Chicken Schnitzel

This traditional German dish makes a delicious 30-minute meal full of flavor and crunch from the panko crust.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Schnitzel

Oktoberfest: German Potato Salad

Molly adds thick-cut bacon, grainy mustard and pickle brine to flavor this easy-to-make side dish.

Get the Recipe: German Potato Salad

Oktoberfest: Soft Pretzels Two Ways

You'll never have to pick between a savory and sweet pretzel with this recipe. Serve your savory pretzels with Obatzda (Beer Cheese) and your sweet pretzels with Molly's glaze.

Get the Recipe: Soft Pretzels Two Ways

Oktoberfest: Braised Red Cabbage

This brightly colored dish is traditionally served with apples, giving it a slight acidity and a wonderful crunch.

Get the Recipe: Braised Red Cabbage

Oktoberfest: Obatzda (Beer Cheese)

There probably isn't a better combo than beer and cheese, and with Molly's recipe, you can have both in one dish. Pair it with Molly's savory pretzels for an authentic Oktoberfest experience.

Get the Recipe: Obatzda (Beer Cheese)

Jewish New Year: Brunch Brisket

This tender brisket is melt-in-your-mouth delicious. If you don't have a slow cooker, you can use a covered baking dish or Dutch oven and cook in the oven in about half the time.

Get the Recipe: Brunch Brisket

Jewish New Year: Carrot Hash with Eggs and Pesto

This savory dish includes cumin, raisins and sunflower seeds for a sweet and savory flavor. You can make the hash in a 10-inch skillet or make individual cups in a cast-iron biscuit pan.

Get the Recipe: Carrot Hash with Eggs and Pesto

Jewish New Year: Celery Dill Soda Spritz

Toast to the new year with Molly's celery spritz. Add in a splash of gin to make this drink into a cocktail.

Get the Recipe: Celery Dill Soda Spritz

Jewish New Year: Apple Butter Rolls with Honey Marzipan Frosting

A blend of cinnamon, cardamom and honey perfectly complement the apple butter filling and is a great way to bring in the new year. Molly adds a hint of lemon zest to the frosting for a tangy twist.

Get the Recipe: Apple Butter Rolls with Honey Marzipan Frosting