The holidays can be hectic. Especially when you are the person who has to prepare the fabulous, mouth-watering meals, snacks and treats for you and yours. But it doesn't have to be. From holiday dinners, parties and practically any celebration, we thought we'd make it a little easier for you this year by putting together some of the top holiday recipes from none other than Stefano Faita from In the Kitchen and Best Recipes Ever (of course). Cook up any of these and we're sure you'll be the talk of the festive gathering. That is, if your guests can put their forks down.
First up on the menu; Stefano has a selection of tasty holiday breakfast ideas to kick start your mornings (you'll need it to get your shopping done). How about some apple and cheddar french toast? Or fruit salad with fresh coconut and mint? These breakfast recipes are great to get you through the holidays.
Pre-dinner gatherings always deserve delectable eats for you and your guests to munch on. BRE has many to choose from, but we think sweet and spicy walnuts, puff pastry sausage rolls and stuffed portobellinis would be a smash hit.
Make-ahead main dishes are perfect for any night before or after the big holiday feast that you can have ready to go for planned (and unplanned) holiday company. Stefano has great, easily made choices like chicken cacciatore, skillet shepherd's pie, mac and cheese and ultimate lasagna.
Not feeling turkey this year? That's OK. Stefano has got distinctive roasts for the holidays that allows you to be creative with your dinner menu like roasted maple and 5-spice chicken and rack of lamb with pomegranate sauce.
You can't have the perfect holiday dinner without sides. Stefano has some holiday sides that shine like fancy duchesse potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, honey glazed baby carrots and broccolini with lemon and capers.
Last but certainly not least, holiday treats. Stefano and BRE have simply delicious recipes - for those with a sweet tooth - to try out this season like peppermint hot chocolate, biscotti with pistachios and cherries and baci.