From latkes and roasted squash to holiday cookies and dark chocolate brownies, these recipes will end your year on a cozy, festive note.

Buckle up, everyone: It’s December. We know you’re busy planning for the holidays, refreshing your home with holiday decor, and shopping for gifts. (Have you found the perfect present for the food lover in your life?) These recipes give you the opportunity to slow down a bit and bond with your bubble over something homemade like a bowl of garlicky White Bean Gratin or a sheet of chocolate-dipped Marmalade Sandwich Cookies. So put the phone down for a night and end the year around the table with people who will still love you whether or not your first batch of Mexican Chocolate Streusel Brownies comes out a success.

Hearty Meat Dishes

Comforting Vegetables

Party-Worthy Sweets

Holiday Traditions