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Holiday Dinner 101, by Tastemaker Justin Chapple

Whether you opt for weeknight dinners with family or throw epic parties for all your friends, the holidays are the best reason and perfect season to celebrate with every single meal. But that doesn’t mean it has to be tons of work. Want to build an extravagant but easy seafood tower? You got it. Need a next-level side dish that’s also a vegetarian main? I got you. Craving holiday cookies with a twist? No problem. This collection offers a little of everything to get your holiday dinner done.

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    Every Recipe You Need For the Holiday Season

    From an elaborate seafood tower to a perfect turkey and a braised chicken for the in-between times, you're covered. Plus, Santa will really enjoy cocktail-inspired cookies on Christmas Eve!

    How to Build a Seafood Tower

    How to Build a Seafood Tower

    Whether you opt for the multi-tiered classic preparation for New Year’s Eve or decide to use an accessible everyday sheet pan for a weekday date night, an extravagant spread of chilled seafood with condiments will make any occasion special. And it doesn’t have to be tons of work. The trick? Get the …

    Swiss Chard Gratin with Crispy Gnocchi Shines as a Side or a Meatless Main Dish | Mad Genius
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    Swiss Chard Gratin with Crispy Gnocchi Shines as a Side or a Meatless Main Dish | Mad Genius

    Justin Chapple combines the familiar flavors of creamed spinach and potato gratin to make a recipe featuring buttery toasted gnocchi and mounds of luxurious ...

    Meet Your New Favorite Braised Chicken Recipe

    Meet Your New Favorite Braised Chicken Recipe

    We love braises in all of their forms, from braised beef with tender homemade noodles to the aromatic dish of braised sausage and fennel. They're satisfying, comforting, and full of flavor. And on this week's episode of Mad Genius, Food & Wine Culinary Director-at-Large Justin Chapple adds another …

    Citrus-and-Butter Turkey

    Citrus-and-Butter Turkey

    Active Time: 40 mins Total Time: 3 hrs 30 mins 10 to 12 One 12 to 14-pound turkey, rinsed and patted dry Kosher salt Black pepper 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter 1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated grapefruit zest, plus 1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice 1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated orange zest, plus 1/4 cup fresh …

    26 Side Dishes For the Best Holiday Dinner

    26 Side Dishes For the Best Holiday Dinner

    Main courses like ham or roast beef may be the star of your holiday menu, but you need some tasty side dishes to accompany them, too. Think Potatoes au Gratin, Raclette-Gruyère Mac and Cheese with Pickled Shallots, and Thousand-Layer Duck Fat Potatoes. With more than 20 to choose from, you'll have …

    More Inspiration From Justin Chapple

    Justin Chapple is a chef, food writer, video host, cookbook author, culinary director-at-large at Food & Wine and host of their video series, "Mad Genius Tips." He's appeared on many TV shows and also teaches live classes on Food Network Kitchen.

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