ON THE COVER
Make-ahead potluck food
14 perfect Noche Buena recipes
Impressive food gifts
78 memorable Christmas gifts!
Must-order dishes and desserts for parties and reunions
YUMMY IDEAS AND SHOPPING
Try our Strawberry Mascarpone Nut Tart for a perfect finale to your holiday meal.
On Christmas morn
From cookies and pancakes to lechon wraps, make Christmas morning as delicious as ever!
Cool finds, quick recipes
A healthy take on spinach artichoke dip, tips on planning holiday parties, readers’ fave food gifts to make, and more!
Rustan’s Supermarket, Shangri-la Plaza
Rolando and Jackie Laudico
Apple and Pecan Muffins, Baked Chicken Macaroni Cheese, Chicken, Pea, and Brie Risotto
Hey, Home Baker!
Get the kids excited by making Aileen Anastacio’s Gingerbread Cookies! They can help cut the dough into shapes and decorate with icing.
Quick and Casual
How to put a spin on regular ol’ pancakes? Follow Myra Santiago’s lead and flavor them with chocolate and fold in some meringue!
Pixie Sevilla-Santos relives her childhood Christmases with a recipe for Peppermint-coated Truffles.
The Healthy Way
Think relleno is too tedious to make? Think again! Jun Jun de Guzman’s version is simple yet super tasty.
Meaty Meatloaf, Slow-cooked Fresh Ham, Orange Beef Stew, Potato-Cauliflower Gratin,
Apple and Cinnamon Ensaymada Pudding
Grilled Vegetable Bagel, Adobo and Kesong Puti Panini, Chocolate and Banana French Toast
A dinner to remember
Planning the Noche Buena meal? We give you 14 impressive, foolproof dishes to mix and match for the perfect Christmas spread.
Gifts from your kitchen
Don’t know what to give to friends this Christmas? These homemade goodies—from cakes to glazes—make the perfect gifts.
12 days of Christmas
Count down to the big day with our 78 solid gift picks—they’re sure to please everyone on your Christmas list.
The holiday table
Don’t have time to make your meal from scratch? It’s so easy: pick from our four party themes and order away!
What’s it like to dine at a chef’s home? Expect personalized service, superb cooking, and even a chance to make your own menu.
From Rachelle’s Kitchen
Our food editor shares her recipe for a yummy grilled cheese sandwich, advice on buff et food safety, and more gotta-know info!
Step by Step
Making our holiday recipes
In the kid-chen
Christmas Cookie Ornaments
It’s time to try…
Liz’s 10 Ideas
Mix & Match Menus
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