A Sweet Finale: Holiday Dessert Table

FLOWER’s own Margot Shaw and Amanda Smith Fowler share tips for setting a spread of sweet delights using pieces from Replacements, Ltd. Plus, find a recipe for Peppermint Red Velvet Cake

Julia Reed’s Milk Punch

Spiked with bourbon and brandy, this recipe—excerpted from one of many treasured cookbooks on our shelf by the late Julia Reed—is especially good before a holiday lunch served with cheese straws and pecans

Mulled Cider

Warm, fragrant, and delicious—this “zero proof” libation from VERY MERRY COCKTAILS by Jessica Strand is a winter classic everyone can enjoy

Cranberry Shrub Cocktail

A homemade shrub (a syrup made from fruit, vinegar, and sugar) plus a splash of ginger ale puts a holiday-worthy spin on the classic cranberry-and-vodka cocktail

Evergreen Sparkler

This pleasingly piney drink, excerpted from VERY MERRY COCKTAILS by Jessica Strand, will be a satisfying way to spread cheer after a day of decorating or a walk in a wintery forest

Menu for an Autumn Gathering

Chefs Robin Bentley and Lidey Heuck prepare an autumn-inspired menu for a festive outdoor meal at the home of Wendy Wurtzburger and Chris Bentley in Philadelphia’s Wissahickon Valley Park

Seared Steak La Zaca

Ideal for an al fresco feast, this juicy ribeye is topped with a New Orleans-style BBQ sauce with a California-Southern spin. Recipe excerpted from CALIFORNIA COOKING AND SOUTHERN STYLE by Frances Schultz (Skyhorse, 2019)

Bagna Cauda

Looking for the perfect dip for your vegetable harvest? Frances Schultz shares a classic Italian recipe from her book CALIFORNIA COOKING AND SOUTHERN STYLE (Skyhorse, 2019)