Christmas Party Recipes
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.
Holiday Shrimp on Ice
To complete the ice-rink homage, add on a few plastic skater figurines.
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.
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!
Whip up these delectable dinner rolls when you're hosting a big crowd or a small group (you'll just have delicious leftovers!).
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.
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.
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.
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!
Apps in a Snap: Cheese Ball
Watch our how-to video to learn how to make our festive cranberry version on your own!
This party-perfect app is packed full of a little spice, a little cheese and a whole lot of satisfaction.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Spice up your Christmas party with these Latin treats. For a milder kick, swap out the habanero for a not as hot jalapeno.
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.
"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.
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.
Stack up cheese tortelloni, mozzarella balls, grape tomatoes and two types of salami on skewers. Before serving, cover them in a pesto oil drizzle.
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.
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.
Fast Holiday Party Starters
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