30+ Season’s Eatings Recipes for your Holiday Entertaining! You’ll find recipes for everything from appetizers and party bites, to cocktails and cookies, food gifts and more!
I wrapped these holiday recipes up in bright red bow from the archives
to help you make your list and check it twice!
And so you can refer back when you take a break
from trimming the tree, decking the halls or the Jeep. ;)
Click on the links in red to find the complete recipe, how-to and Christmas inspiration.
Happy Black Friday, Everyone!
Southern Living Christmas All Through The South with The Novel Bakers
An easy and festive appetizer for a Christmas party
Sure to impress your family and friends as a centerpiece of your party or buffet, you can customize one to your tastes, using cheese, meat, olives, cherry tomatoes, or any antipasto item that you can skewer with a toothpick!
These mini loaves are merry and bright, as well as sweet, tart and nutty from the red and green of the cranberries and pistachios! A perfect little loaf to give or enjoy for the holidays!
Put your slow cooker to work for easy holiday entertaining! This simmering Cranberry Mulled Wine will warm you up from the inside out and make the house smell wonderful too!
An easy no-bake Southern treat to enjoy with a cup of tea or for Christmas gift giving!
These bars come together in about 10 minutes plus an hour of refrigeration time to allow them to set. . .perfect for gift giving or to enjoy with your family for the holidays!
Serve as an appetizer or let your guests serve themselves and assemble from bowls of ingredients. If you’re not a fan of blue cheese, substitute goat cheese or Boursin.
A hoot to make!
Turn any plain sugar or chocolate cookie into adorable melted snowmen!
These no-bake confections are addictive and an easy, make-ahead treat! I made countless dozens for an annual holiday open house and they were always a hit.
A festive and easy appetizer for holiday entertaining
A 10 minute appetizer for your Christmas or holiday entertaining
As easy to mix as it is to drink!
Festive and easy to serve for a party, brunch or Christmas Eve!
Concentrated with the piney note of rosemary, tart cranberry and topped off with the sparkling effervescence of your favorite bubbles. Vodka adds a dose of Christmas mischief for merry measure!
These festive cookies require just four ingredients, plus your decorative sprinkles. Like all macaroons, since they are flourless, they’re gluten-free.
Red Velvet = Christmas and these festive cookies are infused with a burst of peppermint flavor and white chocolate centers!
An easy Christmas cookie recipe that uses a short cut!
One of Southern Living’s best recipes. Quick and make-ahead, 8 to 12 hours in advance. It’s good anytime of year, but perfect for the busy holiday season!
A light and bright appetizer to tantalize your taste buds
An easy no-bake treat for holiday snacking or last-minute food gift!
A holiday dessert with a ‘wow’ factor that uses one my favorite holiday treats, Panettone! Link includes a recipe for easy microwave orange curd.
My favorite holiday gift basket and/or hostess gift, Panettone,and a bottle of Prosecco. Include a bottle of maple syrup and oranges for your recipient to enjoy as French toast.
Indulge in these over the top German Chocolate Pancakes, layered with German Chocolate “Syrup” or frosting, made with a box mix!
A great little appetizer to serve for the holidays! The crab mixture can be made a day in advance, then the bite-size cakes are baked in a mini muffin tin with a crust of Parmesan cheese and panko bread crumbs.
This cookie has a fluffy, muffin-like texture with a bourbon glaze on top!
A quick and easy food gift to make for the holidays!
A light, flavorful, and healthy appetizer for the holidays that comes together in 10 minutes!
Make-ahead recipes and inspiration for your holiday entertaining or Christmas party
Including Cha-Cha Chicken Salad, a molded chicken salad, made 8 – 24 hours in advance.
Ready to gift or sip in 3 hours and shake up a White Chocolate Peppermint Martini!
Quick and easy cupcakes for the busy holiday season, served with candy cane handles!
Easy and fun for kids to make with candy melts or almond bark and decorative holiday sprinkles
A mix for easy seasonal sipping and ideal for gift giving.
Puff Pastry Baked Brie or Brie en Croûte, an easy appetizer for the busy holiday season!