Entertaining

Eggplants and tomatoes should always be together.

DIY video: Grandma's dairy-free eggplant parmesan

Vegans and lactose-intolerant people, this one goes out to you.

cake

DIY video: Learn to decorate a cake using only frosting and a plastic baggie

I'm no expert, but this is a serious step up from just piling frosting on.

black garlic tahini dip

Black garlic tahini

A thick, savory tahini dip that pairs perfectly with grilled pitas or crusty artisanal bread.

steak-wrapped string beans

Steak-wrapped string beans

A little break from the barrage of desserts, and a great dish to serve at a party.

champagne cocktail

'That's What She Said' champagne cocktail

A tongue-in-cheek concoction brought to you by spunky mixologist Kelsey Didit of NYC hotspot Bustan.

Mango sorbet + champagne = low-maintenance cheers.

Mango sorbet champagne cocktail

This frosty concoction requires only two ingredients: mango sorbet and champagne.

frozen mimosa

Frozen mimosa

It's the cocktail that looks and tastes like dessert.

champagne fruit cocktail

Champagne fruit cocktail with fruit-filled ice cubes

Up the ante on your New Year's bubbly.

Toast to freshness, flavor and flair this New Year's Day.

Orange-cranberry champagne sangria

It's festive, fruity and made with fresh ingredients. What could be a better way to ring in the new year?

Madame 57 is a champagne cocktail served at French 57, a bar in Tel Aviv.

This champagne cocktail is your new favorite New Year's drink

And its recipe comes straight from French 57, a hip new bar in Tel Aviv that combines soulful New Orleans style and local Israeli ingredients.

apple cider

Homemade spiced apple cider with a kick

Everyone's favorite holiday drink done right.

chocoalte peppermint cookies

Chocolate peppermint slice-and-bake cookies

Make the dough in advance, and simply slice and bake when you're ready.

fruit compote with pound cake

Drunken fruit compote

Traditional holiday fruit compote gets a flavor and presentation boost with semi-sweet wine and the best pound cake you can find.

garlic herb infused olive oil

Garlic and herb infused olive oil

This is a great gift-giving idea. Easy prep, easy customization, easy dipping.

turkey and vegetables

One-hour turkey roast with sauteed vegetables

When you’re short on time, one-hour turkey breasts with sauteed vegetables are the perfect Thanksgiving meal plan.