Online Features - December 2013

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Provençal Beef Daube Recipe

105 Slow-Cooker Recipes

Our escape on a chilly evening? The slow cooker. Come home to our favorite main dishes, sides, appetizers, and drinks that are sure to soothe your family with the simple joys of comfort food.


Spinach and Mushroom—Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Truffled Wine Sauce

No-Fail Holiday Dishes

Entertain with ease: Here are five holiday menus worthy of serving company.


Kitchen Tested Gifts

What to Give Your Favorite Cook

Five great gift ideas for your favorite foodie this holiday season—plus find bonus, web-exclusive recipes


Simmer Stew Slowly

How to Avoid Bland, Dry Stew Meat

Learn the secret to perfectly tender stew meat.


Chinese Burmese Chili Chicken

Bonus Recipes: 7 Ways to Become a Better Cook

Find the bonus recipes from some of our favorite cookbooks referenced on page 225 and 231 in the November 2013 issue.


Global Holiday Menus

Holiday Menus

Rich with the flavors of winter cheer, we cooked up several menus for your holiday repertoire.


Triple-Chocolate Cake Recipe

Wow-Factor Desserts

These picture-perfect desserts will be the star of your holiday table.


Carrot-Apple Spice Cake with Browned-Butter Glaze

100+ Holiday Recipes

Start planning your festivities here. Choose from hundreds of our best-ever holiday recipes.


Gingerbread People

Holiday Cookie Countdown

We're serving up 31 days of our best-ever cookie recipes.


Meal #75: Mac and Cheese Menus

Sunday Strategist: Weekly Meal Plans

Our Sunday Strategist does all the work for you with a full week of quick recipes, helpful prep tips, and shopping lists—all hand-selected by our editors.


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Cooking with Quinoa: 25 Recipes

High in protein and fiber, quinoa [KEEN-wah] is not only versatile, it also tastes wonderful and has a nice crunch. Find 24 delicious recipes for cooking with this ancient whole grain.

Quinoa with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, and Spinach Recipe