Christmas

Collection by Cheryl Olenczak

Beef Au Jus

Rating: 4.5 stars 238
No beef roast is complete without Chef John's perfectly simple au jus.

Chef John's Perfect Prime Rib

Rating: 5 stars 2279
Chef John's mathematical method for prime rib is perfect every time.

Merritt's Butternut Squash Gratin

Rating: 4.5 stars 228
Slightly sweet golden squash is topped with a savory herbed cheese-breadcrumb topping. It's been my signature dish every Thanksgiving for the last 12 years. It takes a bit of work, but it is so, so worth it. Your guests will ask you for the recipe, so be prepared.

Pecan Pie Cupcakes

Rating: 5 stars 24
If you like the taste of butter pecan, you'll love these pecan pie cupcakes that you can bake up for guests in less than half the time!
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Chef John's Sweet Potato Muffins

Rating: 4.5 stars 69
Instead of sweet potato pie (which I'm not that fond of), I made sweet potato muffins and I was thrilled with the results. Muffin or cupcake? Frosted or unfrosted? Doesn't matter--these really are fantastic.

Candy'D Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Icing

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
A very light and airy cupcake with brown sugar icing. Topped with optional toasted marshmallows and a pecan half, these little cakes taste just like its Holiday Sweet Potato dish counterpart, but with a cupcake-y twist!

Fluffy White Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 651
Try this fluffy meringue-style frosting on your favorite cake.

Peppermint Marshmallows

Rating: 4.5 stars 83
These homemade marshmallows with a hint of peppermint are great for adding to a cup of hot chocolate.
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