I found a recipe in a local newspaper back in the 60's for duckling with fruit sauce. One duck wouldn't yield the number of servings I needed so I reworked the recipe to make it with a big meaty roasting chicken or capon. It's been a favorite holiday dish ever since. A small 9- to 11-pound turkey may be substituted for chicken—I've used both. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
Save the money you’d spend on going out for surf and turf. Instead, treat your clan to thick-cut steaks stuffed with garlic-herb cheese spread and fresh crabmeat. It’s a home-cooked entree that looks and tastes like it came from a four-star restaurant! —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
I can still see the table meticulously set for a country meal at our 150-year-old family farm, and I vividly recall the aroma of ham baking! Whenever I make a ham, I think of my mom—who was, in my opinion, the best cook ever!
—Rosemary Pryor, Pasadena, Maryland
Ever since I first tried this, I've never made another stuffing. The sausage and pecans really give it a different flavor.
Our home is on 20 acres where we have hay and horses—my husband, our two children, (8 and 6) and I ride a lot.
Slices of tender pork are dressed up in a tangy sauce in this quick recipe shared by Marilyn Paradis, a field editor from Woodburn, Oregon. "The pretty sauce gives the pork a mouthwatering yuletide touch."—Marilyn Paradis, Woodburn, Oregon
A platter crowned with her impressive ham is passed around Barbara Nowakowski's table at holiday time. "I always get requests for this on special occasions," she relates from Mesa, Arizona. A spiced marmalade glaze and plump golden raisins add sweetness to every slice.
These hearty breakfast roll-ups are great when you're serving a crowd. Everyone enjoys the smoked salmon flavor, which is nicely accented by a hint of dill in the eggs. —Mary Lou Wayman, Salt Lake City, Utah
“One of the hardest meals to plan is a holiday meal for two,” writes Joyce Kramer of Donalsonville, Georgia. “You want all the smells and feelings of the season, but you don't want leftovers until June! This recipe is the tasty answer.”