14 Fast Entertaining Ideas - Rachael Ray Every Day

14 Fast Entertaining Ideas

Get ready to wow your holiday guests with 14 tasty meals, desserts, drinks and more.
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Pistachio-Crusted Chicken Breasts

Give chicken a boost of protein, flavor and crunch by coating it in ground pistachios instead of breadcrumbs.

Pistachio-Crusted Chicken Breasts

Pistachio-Crusted Chicken Breasts

Dip It!

You can also slice the chicken into bite-size pieces before crusting it and serve the sauce on the side.

Dip It!

Spiced Pears & Waffles

Turn a freezer aisle fave into an elegant breakfast or dessert with wine-poached pears.

Spiced Pears & Waffles

Spiced Pears & Waffles

Kebab It!

Skewer pieces of waffles and pears for a fun brunch presentation.

Kebab It!

Kale Pesto Fettuccine

Kale adds a nutritious, rustic bite to this traditional Italian sauce.

Kale Pesto Fettuccine

Kale Pesto Fettuccine

Spicy Coddled Eggs

Serve this dish in individual ramekins for the ultimate brunch crowd-pleaser.

Spicy Coddled Eggs

Spicy Coddles Eggs

Creamy Beet & Goat Cheese Risotto

A nice pink hue will definitely stir things up at the dinner table.

Creamy Beet & Goat Cheese Risotto

Creamy Beet & Goat Cheese Risotto

Shrimp & Radicchio Salad

This bright salad will steal the spotlight at any holiday table.

Shrimp & Radicchio Salad

Shrimp & Radicchio Salad

Prep it!

Radicchio is sturdy enough that you can toss this salad hours before serving it.

Prep it!

Cranberry Negroni

Add a sweet spin to this classic cocktail with a splash of seasonal cranberry juice.

Cranberry Negroni

Cranberry Negroni

Cube It!

Don't water your drink down: make orange-cranberry ice cubes by freezing the juices in layers.

Cube It!

Blackberry Pork Tenderloin

This sophisticated supper comes together in just minutes. Perfect for last-minute visitors!

Blackberry Pork Tenderloin

Blackberry Pork Tenderloin

Maple & Pumpkin Cake

Give boxed cake mix a face lift by adding canned pumpkin. It's simple and sweet!

Maple & Pumpkin Cake

Maple & Pumpkin Cake

Chipotle Chicken Salad

Upgrade lunch with these spicy pita pockets filled with chicken, veggies and cilantro.

Chipotle Chicken Salad Pockets

Chipotle Chicken Salad

Mushroom Crepes

Turn your home into a French bistro with store bought crepes and a creamy mushroom filling.

Mushroom Crepes

Mushroom Crepes

Pom-Berry Smoothie

Get a spicy-sweet start to your day with these antioxidant-rich smoothies, laced with a hint of ginger.

Pom-Berry Smoothie

Pom-Berry Smoothie

Gingery Wonton Soup

Whip up this winter warmer in a snap for hungry guests coming in from the cold.

Gingery Wonton Soup

Gingery Wonton Soup

German Chocolate Macaroons

Let the kids help you roll up these coconut and chocolate treats. It will be great practice for building snowmen!

German Chocolate Macaroons

German Chocolate Macaroons

Gift It!

Place macaroons in mini cupcake liners tucked into a decorative box.

German Chocolate Macaroons