Midwest Living Holiday Cookbook 2002
Ravenwood's Cinnamon Rolls
Ravenwood Castle in New Plymouth, Ohio, has served thousands of these rolls over the years. Now you can bake the popular Yuletide specialty at home.
Blueberry Surprise French Toast Casserole
The breakfast spread at Turkey Run Inn at Turkey Run State Park in east-central Indiana often includes this warm-from-the-oven casserole. Cream cheese is the secret ingredient in this recipe, which gets a generous topping of blueberry or maple syrup.
Creamy and Comforting Corn Chowder
Serve this soup in a bread bowl for a delicious presentation.
Pork with Cherry Wild Rice Stuffing
This stuffing, which includes sausage, dried Michigan fruit and wild rice, forms a spiral when rolled up into a top loin roast. The recipe comes from the New York Restaurant in Harbor Springs, Michigan.
Amazing Cranberry Relish
A simple combination of four ingredients yields a relish with a surprising orange twist.
Porcini-Herb Crusted Lamb
This special-occasion dish takes extra time to prepare, but it's worth it. We simplified the original recipe from the Raphael Hotel on Country Club Plaza in Kansas City so it's easier for you to make at home. Serve with White Bean Ragout, a cooked-bean mix with rich flavors of mushroom, brother and prosciutto.
Showstopper Eggnog Cheesecake
This cheesecake earns its showstopper name with a cashew crust, rich eggnog filling and optional topping of cashew brittle.
Something Special Apple-Cherry Pie
We combined two favorite pie fillings -- apple and cherry -- into one treat. Almonds add a nutty boost.
Luscious Cranberry-Chocolate Cake
Fanciful Peppermint Fudge
Mint flavor infuses this creamy, easy holiday fudge. If you like, use two cups mint-flavor semi-sweet chocolate pieces instead of the chocolate pieces and extract.
Iowa Buche de Noel
Create a stunning centerpiece for a party dessert buffet with this recipe from a Keokuk, Iowa, cooking school instructor. A buche de Noel or Yule log cake is a traditional French holiday dessert.
Spirited Cranberry-Rum Punch
This crimson, two-ingredient beverage is equally at home at a brunch or evening get-together. Use a less expensive run for this no-fuss cocktail.
Twinkling Ginger Champagne Punch
This sparkling drink is perfect to serve before or after dinner. For a nonalcoholic version, use the gingered syrup (without the vodka) in sparkling water or sparking cider.
Pompe de Noel and Provence Christmas Bread
Yuletide Mango Chicken Salad
The popular smoothie ingredient, mango, adds a colorful and fruity taste to a salad of broiled chicken. The sweetness of the mango contrasts with the salty crumbled bacon.
Herbed Winter Salad
Roasting intensifies the flavor of roma tomatoes for this herb-splashed salad from Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa. Mushrooms, grapes and walnuts add texture.