Whether you're planning a cocktail party, hosting Christmas dinner or baking dozens of desserts and giftable treats, Cooking Channel has the recipes, party tips, how-tos and decorating ideas to help you spread the cheer (and cheers).
Spiced, speckled sweets (like a gingerbread icebox cake), boozy bites, bowls of warm bread pudding and toasty baked goods: Embrace the sugar rush.
The Simmons family celebrates the holidays with a full week of feasting and decorating.
Become the star of the party circuit by serving crostini, stuffed mushrooms, meatballs and more tasty appetizer recipes.
Plan Christmas Day (and night) with our recipes for a multicourse feast, indulgent brunch and everything in between.
Trust us: They don't want another ugly sweater or tie. Instead, give hand-wrapped, handmade edible gifts from the kitchen.
Rock the cookie swap with our new cookie recipes – fresh from the oven – and get our best baking and decorating tips.
Entertain effortlessly with recipes that look impressive (but rely on shortcuts and speedy prep secrets).
Deck your beautiful (and practically arranged) buffet with clever handmade decorations made out of food.
Fill your glasses with mulled cider, hot chocolate, sparkling drinks and spiced seasonal cocktails.
Enjoy overnight French toast, eggy casseroles, spiced waffles and sleep on Christmas morning with our tips.
Get decorating ideas and recipes for a woodsy, wintry cookie swap, plus tips on how much to bake and more.
Choose from our most-popular holiday dessert recipes from Cooking Channel chefs for your sweets spread.
These eight drinks from the cocktail mavens and best friends will spike up any holiday gathering, day or night.
Round out your Christmas dinner or holiday party menus with easy, elegant side dishes.
Throw this glamorous holiday party (featuring jewel-toned and glitzy gold accents) with just five essential "ingredients."
This triple-decker peanut butter pretzel fudge will be the best thing you'll eat all holiday season long.
Set up self-assembly drinks and desserts to help guests feel right at home at your party.
Chuck mixes tradition and flair when he hosts his very first Christmas dinner – including his mom's special carrot cake.
Learn the basics of baking or fine-tune your techniques, like frosting a cake or making ganache.
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with crispy latkes, homemade apple sauce and a brisket even your grandma would love.
Poised on a pretty pedestal, a cake layered with rich, creamy frosting will steal the spotlight at your holiday dessert buffet.
We show you how to handle the food and drink prep, decorate, ready the house for guests and look good doing it.
Sure, you can sip the rich seasonal drink — or you can try a dessert (ice cream!) spiked with its creamy, spiced flavors.
Celebrate Kwanzaa by preparing traditional sub-Saharan African and hearty soul food recipes.
Tasty bites, desserts on a stick and, of course, plenty of bubbly: It's a New Year's Eve you'll never (or maybe definitely) forget.