Christmas & New Years

Planning your dinner menu for Christmas Day, Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve? I’ve got you covered. Below are popular holiday recipes and celebration meals such as my pan-seared filet mignon, steamed lobster, and baked oysters.

You can also toast the holidays with some of my favorite cocktails such as the Old Fashioned, AviationSidecar, and French 75 cocktail.

Hot Toddy Recipe

My bourbon Hot Toddy, made with honey, fresh lemon juice, and a cinnamon stick, is sure to be the pick-me-up you need to get through the winter months.

Brooklyn Cocktail Recipe

Manhattan lovers listen up. The Brooklyn cocktail is a classic whiskey drink made with maraschino liqueur, dry vermouth, and bitters.

Whiskey Sour Recipe

A classic Whiskey Sour cocktail recipe made with bourbon, lemon, simple sugar, and egg white. Frothy, citrusy, and refreshing.

Creamy Chicken Carbonara Recipe

Creamy chicken carbonara is inspired by a classic Italian pasta dish made with bacon, whisked egg, and hard cheese. It’s creamy, delicious, date-night worthy, and will rock your world.

Limoncello Martini Recipe

The limoncello martini is a refreshing and citrusy cocktail made with limoncello, vodka, fresh lemon juice, and fresh rosemary.

Simple Creamy Gnocchi Recipe

Simple creamy gnocchi is a date-night worthy dish that takes about 25 minutes to pull together. A fancy, hearty weeknight tested dinner that is creamy, cheesy and delicious.

Baked Lobster Tails Recipe

Baked lobster tails are basted with a simple garlic, lemon, and herb butter and topped with savory crushed Ritz crackers and parmesan cheese.

How to Grill Filet Mignon

The simplest way to grill filet mignon without ruining it. Grilled to perfection in 10 minutes and topped with my favorite herb butter.

Chocolate Martini Recipe

The rich and delicious chocolate martini is made with vanilla vodka, dark Creme De Cocoa, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, and heavy cream.

Sidecar Cocktail Recipe

The Sidecar is one of my favorite classic cocktails, consisting of Cognac, orange liqueur, and fresh lemon juice. A citrusy refreshing classic.

Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

The Manhattan drink made two slightly different ways (classic versus perfect). Either way, it’s always constructed with bourbon, vermouth, and bitters.

Steak Frites with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

Ribeye steak topped with chimichurri sauce—an herb-based sauce made with fresh parsley, cilantro, garlic, olive oil, and spices. Served with seasoned, crispy baked potato wedges.

Improved Whiskey Cocktail Recipe

The improved whiskey cocktail is a mix between a Sazerac and the Old Fashioned. Sound good? This just may be your new favorite whiskey cocktail.

Pan-Seared Filet Mignon Recipe

The only filet mignon recipe you will ever need. Never grill steak again—the fail-proof method to cooking the perfect filet mignon.