Midwest Living Holiday Cookbook 2001
Barbecue sauce, liquid smoke and spices flavor this slow-cooked beef. Slice or shred, and serve on buns or French-style rolls for easy party eating.
Punch with a Punch
This ruby-red beverage gets its kick from tequila. If you'd prefer a nonalcoholic option for your guests, use lemon-lime carbonated beverage instead of the tequila.
Vegetable Tray Masterpiece
Sweet peppers make colorful containers for a quick-and-easy blender dip. Serve with assorted vegetable dippers, crackers or chips.
Spunky Holiday Shrimp
Dunk marinated shrimp in a garlic-and-tomato mayonnaise for a party-perfect appetizer. When you're pressed for time, use precooked shrimp.
Colorful Sparkling Sugar Cookies
A Decorah, Iowa, reader passed along the recipe for these much-loved treats, which she enjoys bringing to cookie exchanges.
Dazzling Holiday Sirloin Salad
This classic salad, topped with caramelized onion vinaigrette, will satisfy holiday diners who want a lighter main dish.
English Muffins In a Loaf
This easy-to-make yeast bread comes from the former Sherlock on Watson Bed and Breakfast in Ripon, Wisconsin. Slice and toast before serving, and top with soft Honey Butter.
The recipe for these luscious raspberry-filled thumbprint cookies comes from The Heidel House near Green Lake, Wisconsin.
Elves' Best Brownies
Guests at the Angel Inn in Green Lake, Wisconsin, enjoy these fudgy brownies on cookie trays.
Scarlet Swirl Cheesecake
A blend of cranberries, sugar and orange juice make the scarlet swirl inside this cheesecake as well as the sauce on top.
Opryland Stuffed Chicken
Tuck corn bread, almonds and cranberries inside chicken breasts for this holiday main dish, from the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.
Luscious Fruit Parfaits
Layer fresh cranberries, applesauce, kiwifruits, pineapple chunks and mandarin orange sections with flavored yogurt for this breakfast or brunch treat.
Wake Up Ham-and-Egg Baskets
Try serving this no-fuss breakfast dish with warm-from-the-oven rolls or muffins.
Peach of a Crumble
Cranberries make this peach crumble special--no surprise, since the recipe comes from Canoe Bay resort near Chetek, Wisconsin. Wisconsin produces more cranberries than any other state in the nation. Serve with your choice of store-bought ice cream if you don't have time to make the Hint-of-Ginger Ice Cream accompaniment.
Heavenly Chiffon Cake
Doris Heikes of Decorah, Iowa, enjoys bringing this dessert to potluck buffets. The tender cake is topped with Browned Butter Icing and sliced almonds or chopped nuts.
Regal Pork Roast
Cherry-pecan bread stuffing fills this pork crown roast, a centerpiece for any holiday dinner.