Food & Recipes

Yummy treats and festive sweets help make the holiday season extraspecial. Find recipes and fun food inspiration for holiday meals and treats kids will love making--and eating--this Christmas.

12 Kid-Friendly Christmas Cookies

Mark the days before Santa's arrival with these adorable holiday sweets. We trimmed a lot of the baking steps so kids can get to the favorite parts--decorating and eating. Your kitchen will be overflowing with homemade treats and happy children in no time.

Festive Winter Holiday Treats

Our desserts look super elegant, but they're oh so easy to prepare.

Christmas Morning Breakfasts

While Christmas morning's main event is usually under the tree, a holiday family breakfast around the table can add to the magic of the morning, too. Whether your Christmas clan prefers savory egg dishes or sweet breads, these recipes will make a merry meal.

Kid-Approved Christmas Recipes

After your kids open their gifts from Santa, treat them -- and the rest of your family -- to a meal that will make their Christmas even merrier!

Sparkly Holiday Punches

Your holiday fete will feel extra festive with these gorgeous (and super kid-friendly) drinks. Plus, they're a cinch to make. Cheers!

Swap-Worthy Cookies

Want to see old friends? Invite them to a cookie-swapping party. Want to impress them? Bake up a bunch of these.

One Dough, Six Christmas Cookies

Slice and bake, roll and cut, or just drop and decorate. Our versatile basic recipe is the foundation for six holiday treats that are anything but cookie-cutter.

Host a Cookie Decorating Party

Invite all your friends over for a fun, easy-to-throw cookie-decorating bash.

Holiday Foods Babies Can Eat Too

Nine foods (and how to serve them) that even the smallest holiday diners can enjoy.

How to Make Sandwich Cookie Snowglobes

Make these clever snack-worthy snowglobes in just a few simple steps.

Cookies To Share

Want to see old friends? Invite them to a cookie-swapping party. Want to impress them? Bake up a bunch of these.

How to Make Chocolate Mint Candy Cane Bars

The Naptime Chef, Kelsey Banfield, shows how to make delicious mint chocolate candycane bars.

Not-so Frosty the Snowman

Instructions for making a snowman Christmas treat using meltable white candy.

Fun and Festive Holiday Cookie Ideas

'Tis the season to dust off your apron and preheat the oven for some holiday cookie magic! Tired of the same recipes year after year? We've rounded up 10 fun new ideas from bloggers around the web. Pick your favorite and let the merriness ensue!

Main Dish Recipes for Christmas Dinner

Christmas dinner calls for the classics: impressive roasted meats, stuffings, mashed potatoes, baked casseroles, and other traditional menu items. If you're looking to add some kid-friendly options, here are some ideas for main dishes that are worthy of a special occasion and will get the thumbs-up from little diners.

Quick Christmas Treats

Bake like a pro this season! Watch these 6 videos for simple, yummy recipes guaranteed to please everyone on your Christmas list.

How-to Make Snowman Pops

Adorable snowman cookie treats that double as holiday presents for family and friends are the perfect, wallet-friendly way to satisfy everyone on your list.

Sweet Story

We got our inspiration for these delightful and delicious cookies from a classic holiday poem.

Why You Need to Be Celebrating National Bake Cookies Day

Didn't know December 18th was a national holiday? Well, you do now! Here's how to make the most of it.

How to Make a Gingerbread House in 3 Easy Steps

'Tis the season for family bonding and kitchen fun. Follow our stress-free guide for making a candy-licious gingerbread house with your kids.

How to Handle Holiday Party Food With Your Kids

Here's a radical suggestion for holiday parties: Let your kids have free reign!

How to Handle Picky Eaters at the Holiday Table

If holiday meals are stressful for you and your picky eater, here's some advice!