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Oh come, all ye famished! If you're planning a formal dinner this holiday season, Oprah's chef Art Smith has the perfect menu. Love the spirit but hate the calories? We've also got Chef Michel Nischan's low-fat recipes. And for those packed-house holiday parties, make a meal of nibbles with Colin Cowie's late-night dishes. Then again, maybe you're wishing for summer already—if so, Alison Mesrop's tropical cocktail party is the perfect escape.
Happy Holidays and bon appétit!
Oprah's Christmas Menu
Oprah's chef, Art Smith, re-creates her southern childhood favorites: garlicky, slow-roasted chicken, savory wild rice and cornbread stuffing, tangy and sweet coconut cake—it's enough to make any spirit bright. Go ahead, let it snow.
Holly Jolly Dinner Party
Joy to the world...and Sheila Bridges' relatives for passing along such amazing recipes—stuffed Cornish game hens, richer-than-rich three-cheese macaroni, rum-spiked sweet potatoes, flaky and moist coconut custard pie. Happy holidays to all—and to all a good bite.
We Wish You a Healthy Christmas
Chef Michel Nischan cooks up a holiday feast that's delectable but also—hallelujah!—low-fat. Taking ingredients we all recogize and giving them a health makeover, he's created a menu that will fill you with joy and leave you able to move the next day. It's a miracle.
Late Night with Colin Cowie
The drinks are drunk. The guests are thinning out. The party's over? We've only just begun. For Oprah's favorite event designer, it's time for festive cocktails, cherry tomatoes Provençal, succulent beef, a to-die-for chocolate dessert—just in time for your second wind.
7 Different Ways to Cook with Cranberries
Cranberries aren't just for the holidays—these fruitified recipes for roast chicken, pound cake, and French toast add zest to everyday celebrations.
Instant Hors d'Oeuvres
With these instant hors d'oeuvres and Champagne in the fridge, you're ready for whatever surprise guests the holidays throw your way. Admit what we all know anyway: We're much happier making a meal of the nibbles.
Stirring Up Memories
They're famous chefs now with grown-up palates, sophisticated tastes. Does that mean they've outgrown the whole visions-of-sugarplums thing? Not at all. Eight culinary celebrities give us the recipes it wouldn't be Christmas without.
Escape Winter, 6 to 8 P.M.
Need a break from the holidays? Take the advice of chef Alison Mesrop by throwing your friends a cocktail party that's like a quick trip to the tropics—coconut shrimp with mango dip, yucca chips, wickedly good pomegranate daiquiris...get out your limbo sticks!
From The Oprah Winfrey Show:
Cristina Ferrare's Holiday Menu
Oprah says her friend Cristina Ferrare makes the best holiday meal she's ever tasted! Now you can create her feast in your own kitchen. Wow family and friends with this seasonal extravaganza.
From the December 2008 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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