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Our chefs, Wit & Wonder Gifts team and blog editor take the stress out of planning a full-course menu that’s memorable (in a good way) and won’t keep you stuck in the kitchen all night. In a special What’s Cooking series, we’re serving up six perfectly paired, delicious recipes and inspiration for holiday entertaining—from drinks and dessert to décor and gifts.

Nordstrom recipe for easy Peppercorn-Crusted Lamb Chops with Sriracha & Fig Jam; photo by Jeff Powell.

The beauty of this recipe is in its serious simplicity. From start to finish, you’ll be done in well under an hour—with minimal effort—and have two gorgeous racks of lamb to show for it. To complement the lamb chops, an unexpected combo of Sriracha & fig jam create a one-step sauce that’s a little sweet, a little spicy and a lot easy. Plated up and accompanied by those Gratinéed Brussels Sprouts, these peppercorn rib chops make for a main course that leave you with a table full of happy guests and compliments to the chef.

Nordstrom recipe for easy Peppercorn-Crusted Lamb Chops with Sriracha & Fig Jam; photo by Jeff Powell.

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Our chefs, Wit & Wonder Gifts team and blog editor take the stress out of planning a full-course menu that’s memorable (in a good way) and won’t keep you stuck in the kitchen all night. In a special What’s Cooking series, we’re serving up six perfectly paired, delicious recipes and inspiration for holiday entertaining—from drinks and dessert to décor and gifts.

Nordstrom recipe for Gratinéed Brussels Sprouts with prosciutto and Gruyère cheese; photo by Jeff Powell.

Have picky eaters at your table? Not to worry. The layers of salty, complex prosciutto and melted Gruyère in this gratin recipe are far too tempting for even the biggest Brussels sprout-ophobe. Plus, cream added to a super-reduced chicken stock creates an incredible sauce that coats the caramelized Brussels sprouts in yum. Since that Bistro Crab Salad first course was so light and refreshing, we’re okay with this gratin side dish falling on the more indulgent end of things.

Nordstrom recipe for Gratinéed Brussels Sprouts with prosciutto and Gruyère cheese; photo by Jeff Powell.

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Our chefs, Wit & Wonder Gifts team and blog editor take the stress out of planning a full-course menu that’s memorable (in a good way) and won’t keep you stuck in the kitchen all night. In a special What’s Cooking series, we’re serving up six perfectly paired, delicious recipes and inspiration for holiday entertaining—from drinks and dessert to décor and gifts.

Now that conversation—and some amazing cocktails—are flowing, you’re ready for the first course on our menu, and it’s definitely a looker. A bit of dicing is the hardest part of this wow-factor, towering salad. Fresh avocado, tomato, cucumber and mango all get pulled together with our seriously tasty Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette (the same dressing used in the popular Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad at our Nordstrom Cafe). Tangy, refreshing and topped with crab, this salad sets a high bar for the next two courses to come.

Nordstrom recipe for the Bistro Crab Stack Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette; photo by Jeff Powell.
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As of November, party season is in full swing. To give you a leg up on the hyper-social months to come, The Thread partnered with our Restaurants Division and Wit & Wonder Gifts team to offer ideas and inspiration for holiday entertaining—from drinks and dessert to décor and gifts.

Our chefs and blog editor take the stress out of planning a full-course menu that’s memorable (in a good way) and won’t keep you stuck in the kitchen all night. In the weeks to come, we’re serving up six perfectly paired, delicious recipes in a special What’s Cooking series. First up, two easy-to-make cocktails to get your party started—our take on an of-the-moment favorite and a citrusy number with a spicy, smoky surprise.

Nor'Easter Moscow Mule-inspired bourbon cocktail recipe from Nordstrom; photo by Jeff Powell.

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In a bonus holiday edition of What’s Cooking, we’re offering a cheesy accompaniment to any entrée at your Christmas dinner (see it alongside our Prime Rib Roast). This side dish offers a refined, golden-crusted alternative to traditional mashed potatoes and is no more difficult to prepare.

With another simple-to-follow recipe developed by our corporate chef, Michael Northern, and his small army of chefs and contributors, our blog editor Jeff Powell proves (with his photographic evidence) that you don’t have to be a professional chef to transform beautiful ingredients into irresistible food that’s meant to be shared with family and friends.

Gruyère and Custard Baked Potatoes recipe from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell. READ MORE

To ease the pain of an overcrowded schedule, we created a handful of short videos with clever tips to help you get in the spirit and breeze through the social season—whether you’re planning a festive celebration, jetting off to the in-laws or looking for the perfect hostess gift.

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Just in time for Christmas dinner, we’re sharing our recipe for Prime Rib Roast with Garlic and Rosemary from the Nordstrom Entertaining at Home Cookbook. A culinary centerpiece worthy of any holiday table, this moist and flavorful roast comes together with ease—our blog editor Jeff Powell helps shows us how.

With another simple-to-follow recipe developed by our corporate chef, Michael Northern, and his small army of chefs and contributors, we’re proving (with Jeff’s photographic evidence from his kitchen) that you don’t have to be a professional chef to transform beautiful ingredients into irresistible food that’s meant to be shared with family and friends. It’s What’s Cooking.

Prime Rib Roast with Garlic and Rosemary recipe from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell. READ MORE

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The invites are stacking up, but what to wear to your holiday get-togethers? Whether it’s for your company Christmas party or cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with friends, here are six of our favorite little party dresses and trends that are fit for any fête.

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In this Thanksgiving edition of What’s Cooking, Nordstrom Blog Editor Jeff bakes a luscious pumpkin and Frangelico cheesecake with a hazelnut crust from the Nordstrom Friends and Family Cookbook. It’s a make-ahead dessert worthy of a place at any Thanksgiving table.

With another simple-to-follow recipe developed by our corporate chef, Michael Northern, and his small army of chefs and contributors, Jeff proves (with his photographic evidence) that you don’t have to be a professional chef to transform beautiful ingredients into irresistible food that’s meant to be shared with family and friends.

Pumpkin Frangelico Cheesecake recipe for Thanksgiving Dessert from Nordstrom; photo by Jeff Powell. READ MORE

If your taste in décor runs eclectic, these mix-and-match table toppers will give your holiday happening a festive, vintage flavor that doesn’t scream ‘Pilgrim.’

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Turkey delight: Equal parts ornamental and functional, this 11″ dinner plate mixes it up for dining or display. Seletti Hybrid Porcelain Dinner Plate

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