Be the host with the most this holiday season with the help of our very best party recipes. From appetizers to the main course, your friends and family will be utterly satisfied by this spread. Just don't be surprised when they ask you to throw a bash next year, too!

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Christmas Pasta

You can't fit another meat in the pot of Rachael's Christmas Pasta. She makes it the day before because it only gets better and better the more it's reheated.

Christmas Pasta

Holiday Shrimp on Ice

To complete the ice-rink homage, add on a few plastic skater figurines.

Holiday Shrimp on Ice

Apps in a Snap: Spiced Olives

Personalize a simple bowl of olives with your favorite spices and seasonings. It's easy! Watch our how-to video to learn how to do it yourself.

Cheese Crisps

Instead of serving a cheese plate this year, whip up these crunchy Cheese Crisps. They're the best part of cheese and cracker all in one!

cheese crisps

Dinner Rolls

Whip up these delectable dinner rolls when you're hosting a big crowd or a small group (you'll just have delicious leftovers!).

Dinner Rolls for a Crowd

Stuffed Artichokes

Anytime you serve artichokes, be sure to place small dishes on the table to collect the leaves. And they are delicious at room temperature, so you can make them ahead and they'll be ready whenever you are.

grandpas stuffed artichokes

Apps in a Snap: Pear and Cheese Crisps

Whip up this fruity and cheesy appetizer in a flash with the help of our how-to video.

Sirloin Kebabs

Meat on a stick, need we say more? Your guests will chow down on these rosemary-infused chunks of beef like they're going out of style.

Sirloin Kebabs

Party Cheese Balls

It's not a party without a cheese ball! Amp up the classic with our fun twists, such as port-soaked cranberries and even pretzels!

Party Cheese Balls

Apps in a Snap: Cheese Ball

Watch our how-to video to learn how to make our festive cranberry version on your own!

Jalapeno Poppers

This party-perfect app is packed full of a little spice, a little cheese and a whole lot of satisfaction.

Jalapeno Poppers

Butternut Squash-and-Red Onion Pizza

Use refrigerated pizza dough, for a quick party fix. Tip: Toss the squash with fragrant herbs like thyme or rosemary before roasting.

Butternut Squash-and-Red Onion Pizza

Spicy Mexican Meatballs

For a bite with a kick, serve these spicy pork meatballs. Top with a creamy avocado dip, and stick with a toothpick for plate-free snacking.

Spicy Mexican Meatballs

Apps in a Snap: Thai Chicken Salad Bites

Take this lunchtime fave and whip it up in appetizer form. Watch our how-to video to learn how to make it yourself.

Beer-Roasted Fresh Ham with Braised Onions

Before putting this fresh ham in the oven, be sure to let it sit at room temperature for up to two hours. Scatter the onions with garlic on the bottom of the pan to create a juicy side.

Crispy Sesame-Crusted Brussels Sprouts

Tired of the same vegetables with dinner? Try these yummy bite-size sprouts covered with crunchy sesame seeds.

Crispy Sesame-Crusted Brussels Sprouts

Roast Goose with Fruit-Nut Stuffing

Stuff apples, prunes and pine nuts under the goose's skin and bake until it reaches that perfect golden brown. Tip: Save the rich and luxurious rendered goose fat for frying your potatoes!

Roast Goose with Fruit-Nut Stuffing

Chorizo-and-Potato Taquitos

Spice up your Christmas party with these Latin treats. For a milder kick, swap out the habanero for a not as hot jalapeno.

Chorizo-and-Potato Taquitos

Swiss Chard au Gratin

Make a cheesy chard casserole and bake until it bubbles of gooey goodness. Serve on top of toasted bread and topped with more parmesan cheese.

Swiss Chard au Gratin

"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" Tea Sandwiches

Create these festive little snacks by using a star-shaped cookie cutter. Spread a yummy lemon butter with dill and radishes on top for the perfect bite.

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Italian-Asian Rack of Lamb

The best part of this classic Christmas meal? The lamb can soak up all of the delish flavors in the marinade the night before, while you catch some zzz's.

Italian-Asian Rack of Lamb

Antipasto Minis

Stack up cheese tortelloni, mozzarella balls, grape tomatoes and two types of salami on skewers. Before serving, cover them in a pesto oil drizzle.

Antipasto Minis

Blue Cheese-Onion Empanadas

For a party ready version of this doughy delight, make them bite-size! And if you want a softer less flaky bite, cover them in a towel while they cool.

Blue Cheese-Onion Empanadas

Turkey Sausage Meatballs with Cran-Apple Sauce

This versatile dish can be made as a meal or as easy party treats. Serve the meatballs on a platter with toothpicks or make with fresh walnut and parsley couscous.

Turkey Sausage Meatballs with Cran-Apple Sauce

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