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Posted on Dec 2, 2013

31 Delicious Things To Cook In December

Might as well just leave your oven on all month.

etsy.com

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

chezus.com

Recipe here.

2. Soy-Braised Short Ribs with Shiitakes

Romulo Yanes / bonappetit.com

Recipe here.

3. Salted Dark Chocolate Rolo-Filled Cookies

4. Rosemary, Mushroom, and Chickpea Ragout on Toast

thefirstmess.com

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

5. Whole Wheat Almond Pumpkin Muffins

howsweeteats.com

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

6. Hot Toddy

thekitchykitchen.com

Any excuse to drink more bourbon. Recipe here.

7. Spiced Apple Coffee Cake

8. Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Parmesan Pizza

9. Cauliflower Puree with Chickpeas

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

joythebaker.com

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

marthastewart.com

You either love it or hate it. Recipe here.

15. Spicy Chocolate Stout Cake

16. Vinegar Braised Chicken and Onions

Hirsheimer, Hamilton / bonappetit.com

Recipe here.

17. Sweet Potato Red Lentil Soup

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

seasonsandsuppers.ca

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

24. Three-Cheese Baked Ziti with Spinach

Renee Hendrix / quixotictable.blogspot.com

Recipe here.

25. Sweet Potato Cake with Marshmallow Frosting

26. Caramelized Onion, Squash, and Ricotta Tartines

27. Teriyaki Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts

28. Stuffed Garlic Monkey Bread

knucklesalad.com

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

29. Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Soup

30. Poached Eggs in White Wine

31. Lemon Bundt Cake with Vanilla Icing