Allrecipes December 2017/January 2018

Introducing brand-new Allrecipes…the only magazine that brings you the absolute best of the best from over 43,000 tried-and-true family favorites on! Each issue brings you hundreds of secrets you won’t see anywhere else – fast tips to save you time and money, step-by-step how-to’s, and ideas to help you put your own spin on every dish!

United States
Meredith Corporation
6 期号


i love the holidays

Hygge is the very core of what I love about the holidays. I cherish the time spent with my mom baking cookies in preparation for sharing …and eating... them every December. The cookie I loved most (still do) is a recipe my grandmother’s family brought with them from Denmark when they immigrated to the United States in 1911. The photos at left are my mom and me sharing our family story for a Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Cookies magazine 20 years ago. Here’s my fave recipe (at right)—hope you like it as much as I do. is celebrating December and the website’s 20th birthday with its top 20 most cherished holiday cookies. Go to to get the recipes. And for all you cookie fanatics—myself included—you can sign up…

get the look

+ Complete the party with recipes and topping ideas on page 104.…

pretty in pomegranate

For centuries, the pomegranate has been a symbol of fertility, longevity, and wealth, prized for its potent health and beauty benefits. Its tiny seeds beat blueberries, red wine, and green tea for antioxidant content. Pomegranates also contain ellagic acid, an anti-inflammatory phytochemical that blocks part of the wrinkle-formation process, preserving collagen and your youthful complexion. Of course, tearing through the fruit’s leathery exterior and white pith to reach the roughly 800 juicy gems inside can be a test of patience. But pomegranate seeds, called arils, offer beauty benefits well worth the effort. They contain phytochemical-packed juice, antioxidantrich seed oil (often used in top-notch skin-care oils), and good-for-you fiber. Pure, unsweetened pomegranate juice can be a good quick option, too. It delivers a healthy dose of potassium, has antiviral properties, and has been shown…

ready, set, hygge!

A Norwegian cook tucks a lovely Nordic cookbook inside an inviting volume that steps you through several hallmarks of hygge: nature, simplicity, kinship, and “healthy hedonism.” The CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen gives a delightful overview, touching on the roots, science, and elements of hygge—with humor, recipes, cute illustrations, a fun glossary (hyggebukser: the comfy pair of pants you live in at home but never wear in public), and even a section on how to make a hygge emergency kit. The Danish owner of the ScandiKitchen shop and cafe in London serves up a few dozen recipes for tasty Scandinavian treats to make and share, each wrapped in insights about how to live a more fulfilling, cozy, and connected life. CHECK OUT OUR HYGGE RECIPES p.96 PHOTOS: (BOOKS) GREG SCHEIDEMANN; (ULTIMATE…

holiday travel (without tantrums)

1 PACK PLENTY OF SNACKS If you’re traveling over a mealtime, pack a lunch for everyone or plan a stop around that time. Otherwise, for a six-hour trip, prep two rounds of healthy snacks (dried fruit, pretzels, cheese sticks, nuts, cut-up veggies, or fresh fruit) and water bottles, and offer the perishable items at the first snack time. In addition, you’ll want a fun snack (hooray, mini Oreos!), plus one last-ditch emergency treat (a baggie of Dum Dums just might save the day). 2 PLAN FOR PIT STOPS (OR NAPS) If the kids have never taken road trips that require more than an hour and a half in the car, expect to make at least one stop every three hours. If your family regularly takes long-distance trips, however, you can possibly manage up…

ready to wrap

FIT FOR FOODIES Need something a little fancy and a whole lotta delicious for the food lovers on your list? Start here! 1 WILD THYMES INDIAN DIPPING SAUCE Perfect for your flavor-seeking friends, this sweet-spicy sauce is made with tomatoes, onion, garlic, ginger, curry, and a touch of jalapeño. It adds Indian zip to everything from eggs to sandwiches and works as a dip or simmering sauce for meats or veggies. $7.50 for 10.5 ounces at 2 MORRIS KITCHEN COCKTAIL MIXERS Pair one of these Brooklynmade mixers with a bottle of your favorite spirit for an awesome hostess gift, or just shake two parts mixer with one part spirit and plenty of ice for an instant party. The Grapefruit Honey (with hibiscus) makes a mean margarita. $9 for 16 ounces at 3 FAT TOAD…