We've rounded up some of our favorite crowd-pleasing party recipes, from easy appetizers to main dishes and festive drinks.
Holiday starters to start Christmas dinner off with a bang!
Imagine that grilled brie sitting in a puddle of delicious extra-virgin olive oil along with your best aged balsamic vinegar. Topped off with roasted plums, shallots & garlic. Seasoned with fresh thyme. Just be sure to have some crusty bread handy when it comes out of the oven. You’ll need it to gather up all of that creamy yumminess.
Crispy, golden, and beautifully puffed make Peppered Popovers perfect for tearing apart and dunking or drowning in warm gravy, and I think it’s safe to say that most of us know popovers solely as gravy catchers.
The perfect, low-effort addition to Christmas morning. Not only does it look gorgeous, but it comes together quickly so you have more time to spend with the family. Sausage, cheese, and pesto all wrapped up in flakey pastry.
You don't have to have the same Christmas mains every year. Switch it up with any of these delectable mains.
This classic roast chicken is effortless to make. Simple, easy, and deliciously juicy chicken with a side of roasted veggies.
This is the only turkey recipe you will ever need. By removing the backbone of the bird (spatchcocking) before you roast, you not only cut the roasting time in half and ensure perfectly cooked meat throughout the entire turkey, but that backbone and the drippings become the foundation for the best gravy you’ll ever have!
This family-favorite holiday ham is a perfect combination of sweet and savory. I always serve extra glaze on the side – the flavor is so wonderful that you will want to drizzle a little extra on top of your ham during dinner or serve on ham sandwiches the next day.
Beef Roulade is a simple yet impressive entree of beef flank steak rolled with prosciutto, basil, and provolone and grilled to perfection. Simple flavors come together in this wonderful dish and it’s easier than you think.
This is a simple, high impact Christmas centerpiece made with homemade hot honey and completed with perfectly-cooked sweet potatoes.
The best side-dishes that might even outshine your main.
All the creamy decadence of a Classic Potato Gratin, but thanks to the Brussels Sprouts, this dish is a little lighter - perfect for offsetting the other heavy-hitters on the holiday table. Plus, we love any dish that showcases this humble and super underrated vegetable.
These Honey Balsamic and Herb Roasted Carrots are the perfect balance of sweet and savory and would make a great addition to your dinner table this holiday!
This simple trick takes your potatoes to the next level. The trick is to give 'em a good shake in a colander after par-boiling to rough up the edges of the potatoes. Fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside.
Grilled Cheese, Christmas-style! Roasted pork works great with this combination of melty brie and crisp green apple, but any leftover cuts from your holiday feast are welcome!
Tried and tested Christmas desserts that will surely get everybody in the holiday spirit!
You won't believe how easy it is to make these Butterscotch Chex Mix Bars! Perfect for last-minute gifts, these rich, chewy bars will be at the top of everyone's wish list.
These cookies are the only cookie you need this holiday season. Chewy and chocolatey brownie cookies with a hint of spice drizzled with a super simple yet decadent bourbon caramel sauce - perfect as the star of your holiday cookie swap or even for just bringing some caramel chocolate cheer to these colder months.
These delicious, buttery vegan shortbread cookies are so easy to make. It doesn't need to be Christmas in order to be tempted to quickly whip up a batch of these to nibble on. In its most basic form, shortbread is made with just four ingredients, flour, butter, sugar, and pure high-quality vanilla extract.
Homemade eclairs made from scratch is not only doable, it’s actually quite easy to master. Equipped with my reliable recipe, foolproof method and lots of tips, you’ll be indulging in these fancy French pastries in no time!
Brighten up the mood with these holiday drinks.
This classic family recipe will boost your holiday spirits! With three types of liquor and a generous amount of warm spices, this delicious holiday beverage is sure to become a family tradition in your house too.
Cozy up to a hot cup of spiced mulled wine this Holiday Season. This traditional German hot mulled wine recipe is super easy to make, and so delicious! Whether you're home alone, trolling the Christmas market or need some warming up during your apres-ski- this warming winter cocktail is sure to delight.
The concentrated apple sweetness with all those comforting spices just tastes like fall, and it somehow manages to be both cozy and refreshing at the same time with a hefty pour of bourbon to warm things up, ginger beer for a little kick, and lemon to cut the sweetness.
This frozen holiday treat is a festive way to indulge in the flavors of the season.
Paris is famous for many things, including its hot chocolate. It's thick, rich and so satisfying on a cold night. Enjoy this classic Parisian hot chocolate!