These juicy spiced oranges go beautifully with the Citrus Ginger Cake or serve them on their own. This dessert improves with flavor so it is a good idea to make it a day ahead of time or the morning of your party. Serve chilled in a clear bowl so the colors show through.
This festive olive-oil cake can be made with orange juice or Meyer lemon juice. The cake tastes even better if made a day in advance, as the flavors get a chance to intensify.
Extra-sharp Cheddar and buttermilk add a tangy punch to these mashed potatoes. And, yes, we may be a bit biased, but we prefer Vermont Cheddar cheese.
This tart starts with a Cheddar cheese crust that’s filled with roasted leeks, fennel and broccoli or Brussels sprouts. Beets or cauliflower would stand in beautifully too.
Game hens are even easier to prepare than chicken and help make your celebration more festive. Their buttery flavor complements roasted Brussels sprouts and chestnuts.
Sweet winter squash and earthy shiitake mushrooms are delicious in this creamy risotto.