Christmas decorations are starting to line the streets, stores are filled with presents aplenty, and depending on your location, the first snow may even have settled in. Ah, it’s Christmas time.
Of course, Christmas dinner is a feat of its own, so we wanted to focus on the weeks and days leading up to December 25th and give you some of our favorite recipes for holiday entertaining.
As you gather with friends and family and everyone brings their favorite appetizer or dessert to share, we wanted to give you a variety of holiday party recipe options that will make your dish stand out.
It wouldn’t be a party without a delicious bread-y appetizer. We decided to do a beautiful spin on the usual garlic bread or pull-apart bread dishes. This Bread Wreath is full of flavor (basted with our favorite herb butter) and with two dip options, there’s sure to be something for everyone.
Also, see our favorite herb butter.
Who doesn’t love fruit and cheese with crackers? For an interesting spin on classic dishes, we decided to add some height to our appetizer by stacking delicious Litehouse Gorgonzola Center Cuts with a blueberry compote.
Serve with crackers or baguette and you’ll be the hero of any party!
This meatball appetizer recipe is full of flavor and topped with a creamy, homemade mushroom sauce. This is also a great recipe to make ahead of time and serve in a crockpot!
These Reuben sandwich sliders are made in the oven with Hawaiian rolls for an easy way to cook for a group that requires little to no prep.
Tip: Serve with extra Thousand Island for dipping.
For a twist on traditional Christmas party apple cider drinks, we decided to turn them into festive jello shots, which can be made ahead of time.
Tip: This recipe can be made kid-friendly, by removing the alcohol and simply using apple cider and gelatin.
No Christmas party is complete without some festive cookies. We decided to make gingerbread cookies with our freeze dried ginger for a cookie that’s flavorful and easy to make.
Tip: Put some undecorated cookies aside for kids to decorate at the party.