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31 Delicious Things To Cook In December

Might as well just leave your oven on all month.

Calendar available here.

WHAT’S IN SEASON:

(This will vary depending on time of the month and where you live.)

Apples
Beets
Bok choy
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Bitter greens
Cranberries
Dates
Escarole
Fennel
Grapefruit
Kale
Leeks
Lemons
Mushrooms
Onions
Oranges
Pears
Persimmons
Pomegranates
Potatoes
Radish
Rutabaga
Spinach
Sweet potatoes
Tangerines
Turnips
Winter squash

1. Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes

Recipe here.

2. Soy-Braised Short Ribs with Shiitakes

Romulo Yanes / bonappetit.com

Recipe here.

3. Salted Dark Chocolate Rolo-Filled Cookies

Recipe here.

4. Rosemary, Mushroom, and Chickpea Ragout on Toast

The fanciest beans on toast you’ve ever seen. Recipe here.

5. Whole Wheat Almond Pumpkin Muffins

Start every day off on the right foot. Recipe here.

6. Hot Toddy

Any excuse to drink more bourbon. Recipe here.

7. Spiced Apple Coffee Cake

Recipe here.

8. Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Parmesan Pizza

Recipe here.

9. Cauliflower Puree with Chickpeas

Recipe here.

10. Chewy Molasses Cookies

Michael Graydon and Nikole Herriott / bonappetit.com

Sometimes, the simplest things are the most delicious. Recipe here.

11. Butternut Squash and Kale Strata with Multigrain Bread

Con Poulos / foodandwine.com

Recipe here.

12. Gingerbread Spiced Marshmallows

Gingerbread is really showing up everywhere. Recipe here.

13. Pan-Seared Trout with Pecan Brown Butter Sauce

Ingalls Photography / saveur.com

Recipe here.

14. Eggnog

You either love it or hate it. Recipe here.

15. Spicy Chocolate Stout Cake

Recipe here.

16. Vinegar Braised Chicken and Onions

Hirsheimer, Hamilton / bonappetit.com

Recipe here.

17. Sweet Potato Red Lentil Soup

Recipe here.

18. Mashed Potato Fudge

Helen Rosner / saveur.com

Mashed potatoes make the fudge extra creamy. Recipe here.

19. Crispy Deep-Fried Ribs

James Ransom / foodandwine.com

Braised meat is good. Fried braised meat is better. Recipe here.

20. Warm Lemon Pudding Cake

Also, the cutest. Recipe here.

21. Easy Does It, Baby

Sivan Lewin / bonappetit.com

The perfect holiday party punch. Recipe here.

22. Braised Cabbage with Slab Bacon

James Oseland / saveur.com

Recipe here.

23. Roasted Pear and Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Scones

Recipe here.

24. Three-Cheese Baked Ziti with Spinach

Recipe here.

25. Sweet Potato Cake with Marshmallow Frosting

Recipe here.

26. Caramelized Onion, Squash, and Ricotta Tartines

Recipe here.

27. Teriyaki Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Recipe here.

28. Stuffed Garlic Monkey Bread

The otherworldly love child of garlic knots and mozzarella sticks. Recipe here.

29. Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Soup

Recipe here.

30. Poached Eggs in White Wine

Recipe here.

31. Lemon Bundt Cake with Vanilla Icing

Recipe here.

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