Lidia Celebrates America: Home for the Holidays

Join chef, author and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich to celebrate the holiday traditions of her native Italy and those of six guests: Christopher Walken, Rita Moreno, Carlo Ponti, Jr., Ann Curry, Marcus Samuelsson and Padma Lakshmi.

Heirloom Meals’ Christmas

Hosted by culinary artist and public-radio personality Carole Murko, HEIRLOOM MEALS CHRISTMAS celebrates the holiday season by delving into America's rich and diverse culinary history and honoring tried-and-true recipes and dining traditions. As she did in Heirloom Meals Thanksgiving, Murko seeks to "savor yesterday's traditions today" while paying tribute to the dying art of cooking from scratch.

Martha Bakes: Holiday Breads

We all have beloved holiday recipes that have been handed down in our families. In this episode, Martha makes three traditional dishes, each one perfect for family and guests or to give as a gift. They include an impressive Italian panettone studded with dried fruit and almonds and finished with a sugar and almond topping, a classic German stollen loaded with dried fruit and marzipan, and an authentic, braided bread for the Greek Orthodox Easter embellished with bright red eggs.

America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated: A Roast for the Holidays

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make the ultimate fennel-coriander top sirloin roast. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews carving boards in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the crispiest duck fat-roasted potatoes. [Photo courtesy of WGBH, aptonline.org]

Sara's Weeknight Meals: Holiday Food Gifts

A thoughtful gift you make yourself speaks volumes, and food is the present everyone loves! Sara releases your creative spirit by teaching how to make Homemade Marshmallows with a Hot Chocolate Mix. For the wine enthusiast, her Homemade Cheese Crackers pair beautifully with some cheese and wine. Peppermint Bark looks very expensive but couldn't be easier to make.

Kevin Dundon's Modern Irish Food: Christmas Made Easy

Kevin shows his audience how to prepare the perfect Christmas dinner: smoked salmon gateau, twice-stuffed turkey, marmalade glazed ham, pork rack with apple compote, cranberry and chestnut sprouts and to finish, very cherry tiramisu. {Photo: http://www.aptonline.org, Cristian Barnett]

Katie Brown Workshop: Minty Holiday

Host Katie Brown creates recipes and projects inspired by the festive red and white peppermint. In the Kitchen: refreshing mashed potato blend, rack of lamb with minty glaze, and Kim's thin mint cookies. Projects: Peppermint place settings and a tabletop sign that spells JOY.

Katie Brown Workshop: A Sparkling Holiday

Shine in style this holiday season with Katie's simple ideas designed to spread holiday cheer. In the Kitchen: Beef Filet with Cranberry Tarragon Butter, Silky Potato Gratin and Orange and Olive Salad with Basil Vinaigrette. Projects: Glamorous name cards. Star-studded pinecone trees.

Katie Brown Workshop: Home for the Holidays

Katie demonstrates how infuse a home with the spirit of the season. In the Kitchen: Mouth-Watering Roasted Turkey, Delicious Garlic Potatoes, and a Quick-and-Easy Apple Crumble. Projects: A wreath made from rope. A "gourdgeous" fall centerpiece.

Katie Brown Workshop: Christmas

Katie prepares a no-stress holiday meal with the help of the Workshop crew. Chef Chris Paulk whips up red pepper risotto, pork tenderloin and Kentucky eggnog. Then, Katie decks the halls with an advent calendar and a dressed-up Styrofoam Christmas tree.