For Kwanzaa, add a bit of heat to your mac 'n' cheese.

Jessica B. Harris

Making fresh pasta is the perfect quarantine activity.

Kate Lizotte

From Joanne Chang's Pastry Love comes a lovely cake for simple celebrations.

Joanne Chang

The perfect finish to your holiday meal is also a great make-ahead.

Abigail Johnson Dodge

Tender and moist, this bakeshop-style cookie gets a hit of holiday cheer from chocolate and cranberries.

Ann DeWitt

Choose your favorite combination of jam and nuts for the filling of these irresistible holiday treats.

Cathy Barrow

Dress up a spicy-crisp ginger cookie with a quick drizzle or a bit of color.

Ann DeWitt

Double trouble. Though there can never be enough chocolate in a holiday cookie, right?

Susie Middleton