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Delicious dishes to serve in the New Year

Delicious dishes to serve in the New Year

From Long-Life Noodles to Good Luck Minestrone, The Washington Post's Recipe Finder offers a selection of dishes to kick off the New Year.

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A smoke bath for your Christmas goose

Goose is an excellent alternative to turkey for a holiday meal. Try it smoked, Cajun-style.

Sweet holiday treats

Marshmallows, truffles and fudge, a sweet obsession. Here are some holiday candy recipes.

A real entertaining cocktail party

First rule: You are throwing the party, not attending it.

Cookies, app-ily ever after

A new iPad app stands to take cooking instructions to a new level of variability, interactivity and, possibly, obsession.

Good drinks for your cocktail party

Serving nice drinks to your guests is not that difficult. And it is always appreciated.

Keep people with food allergies in mind

Helpful tips to make sure all your guests can enjoy your holiday offerings.

Delicious dishes for your holiday meal

At a loss for what to make? Want to try something new? Food staffers combed Recipe Finder for treasured seasonal recipes.

Gallery: Holiday Cookies Recipes

As you top off a holiday feast or find something to tasty to leave for Santa, browse through our 27 delectable cookie recipes.

Sifted: Your baking questions

We've harnessed the brainpower of some of the best bakers in the business.

Around Your Home

16 secrets of holiday entertaining

Successful gatherings need only good planning and the courage to start new traditions.

Show us your fancy china

It's time to break out the good stuff. Share pics of your finery.
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Reader photos: Holiday lights

Have you decorated your house or yard? Show us your outdoor seasonal illuminations.


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