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Happy Holidays From All of Us at Serious Eats

Whether you're sipping piña coladas on a beach, drinking hot chocolate after a brisk day of skiing, or just hanging out with people you love, we hope your holidays are filled with good cheer, warm feelings, and of course, seriously delicious food and drink.

12 Sparkling Cocktails for a Happy New Year

Any party drink can be festive, but there's something special about hoisting a little bubbly as New Year's Eve rolls around. And while we love drinking Champagne by the flute, these sparkling cocktails work well with more affordable Cava and Prosecco.

A Cookie a Day: Gluten-Free Brownie Brittle

This brittle is definitely not traditional. This is not a slab of milk or white chocolate studded with nuts or chunks of peppermint. This is part cookie, part brownie, and wholly delicious.

28 Cakes and Pies for Your Holiday Table

Christmas dinner is all about hearty, family-friendly fare. And nothing fits that bill better than dessert. From creamy and light pies to the fudgiest of cakes, we've got 28 pies and cakes to complete your holiday feast.

How to Pair Cheese With Sparkling Wine

There's a lot more to bubbly than Champagne, and there's a lot more than Brie to pair with it. From prosecco to lambrusco, here are pro cheese pairings for all your sparkling wines.

Last Minute Holiday Menu Planning? Let Us Guide You

I know how it is. You're working your butt off trying to tie up all the loose ends so that you can enjoy a stress-free vacation at the end of the year and before you know it, it's just days before your big holiday meals and you haven't even decided whether you're cooking prime rib, turkey, or ham! Never fear, we're here to help.

A Cookie a Day: Homemade Magic Middles

Filled cookies are good but chocolate filled cookies are better. As a kid, no filled cookie was off-limits: bring on the gooey caramel, sticky jam, and thick cream. But my cookie eating odyssey has led me back to an incontrovertible truth: magic middle cookies are the apex of the stuffed cookie genre.

An Insider's Guide to Tartine Bakery in San Francisco

I asked the Tartine crew if they'd let me behind the scenes a bit to learn about what makes Tartine's sweets and loaves so special. The results: this guide to pretty much every darn thing their kitchen creates, and the scoop on what's next for the San Francisco bakery. Hint: it involves pizza.

Use Your Waffle Iron to Make Decadent Almond Sandwich Cookies

These buttery, lightly sweet almond cookies take a beautiful shape in the waffle iron. They're delicious filled with chocolate ganache, dulce de leche, jam, or lemon curd.

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

This week we swapped (and ate) way too many cookies and paid a visit to New York's bar-inside-a-Christmas-tree. So many cookies.

The Real Deal With White Chocolate, Dessert's Delicious Underdog

There's bad white chocolate and good white chocolate, and the good stuff, when treated right, is one of the most versatile and useful ingredients in the pastry kitchen. What does fantastic white chocolate taste like, and where can you find it? We tasted over 20 varieties to find out.

How to Make Buttery Marzipan Stollen

Most people buy stollen, but the truth is that it's as easy to make at home as any basic bread. Here's how.

A Cookie a Day: Punchy Pistachio Millionaire's Shortbread

Millionaire's shortbread—the bar cookie of shortbread topped with layers of caramel and chocolate—is one of those awesome things that often suffers from shortcuts. This version, amped up with pistachios, lemon, whiskey, and coriander, doesn't make that mistake.

41 Holiday Cookies We Love

It's that most wonderful time of the year again. Between cookie-swaps, dinner parties, and the plate you're leaving out for Saint Nick, I think it's fair to dub Christmastime the unofficial celebration of Cookie. From chocolate peppermint snowflakes to cranberry linzers to gingerbread men, plus a not-so-small assortment of brownies, blondies, and brittles, we've got you covered.

The Perfect Holiday Dessert: Flourless Chocolate-Chestnut Torte

This rich and luxurious flourless chestnut-and-chocolate torte is flavored with bourbon and topped with a swirl of sweetened chestnut purée. It's the perfect end to a wintertime holiday meal.

The Food Lab: The Secret to Perfect Beef Tenderloin? The Reverse Sear Strikes Again

Whole-roasted beef tenderloin is a once-a-year celebratory dish that can be fantastic if done properly. The problem is, its extra-lean meat lacks flavor, not to mention how easily it dries out and overcooks. Our slow-roasting reverse-sear method ensures perfectly medium-rare meat from edge to center with a nicely browned, flavorful crust.

Gift Guide Spotlight: The Best Stocking Stuffers

The ideal stocking stuffer is something I can buy in quantity and share with everyone, something so considerate or useful that the gift doesn't feel anonymous. Here's some inspiration for you.

23 Chicken and Turkey Dishes for the Holiday Season

Poultry is a true kitchen chameleon. Turkey and chicken soak up spices and seasonings, pair well with almost everything, and the meat can be prepared in any number of different ways. From sous-vide and deep-fried to grilled and classically roasted, we've collected 23 chicken and turkey recipes for your holiday table.

Decoding Your Meat: A Guide to USDA Beef Labels

Prime or choice? Natural or organic? When it comes to beef, USDA labeling isn't always intuitive. Here's what you need to know.

Gift Guide Spotlight: Gifts for the Meat-Lover

Simply liking meat is called eating. Loving meat comes with a whole other set of terminology—savoring, devouring, relishing, gorging. It's a vivid, enriching experience to love meat, and those of us who do so covet the tools that facilitate its perfection.

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