30+ Season’s Eatings Recipes for Holiday Entertaining!

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!

30+ Season's Eatings Recipes for Holiday Entertaining with recipes for appetizers, cookies, cocktails, food gifts and more! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #recipes #appetizers #party #cocktail #cookies #foodgift

I wrapped these holiday recipes up in bright red bow from the archives to help you make your list and check it twice!

Making Lists and Make-Ahead Holiday Appetizers! Make-ahead recipes and inspiration for your holiday entertaining or Christmas party | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #party #recipes #Santa

And so you can refer back when you take a break from trimming the tree, decking the halls or the Jeep. ;)

Jeep with wreath and Christmas Tree Tailgate and Picnic | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #tartan #plaid #tailgate #Christmas #Jeep

 Click on the links in red to find the complete recipe, how-to and Christmas inspiration.

Happy Black Friday, Everyone!

Christmas Tree Tailgate and Picnic | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #tartan #plaid #tailgate #Christmas #Jeep

Christmas Tree Tailgate and Picnic

 Southern Living Christmas All Through The South with The Novel Bakers

Easy Holiday Appetizer: Christmas Tree Cheese Board | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #party #appetizer #easy #Christmas #cheese

Christmas Tree Cheese Board

An easy and festive appetizer for a Christmas party

Impress your party guests with a Christmas Appetizer Tree! As fun to decorate as it is to eat! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #party #appetizer

 O Christmas Appetizer Tree

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!

Cranberry-Orange-Pistachio Loaves | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #foodgift #bread #cranberry

Cranberry-Orange-Pistachio Loaves 

 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!

Slow Cooker Cranberry Mulled Wine | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #slowcooker #CrockPot #recipe #cocktail

Slow Cooker Cranberry Mulled Wine

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!

Pecan Bourbon Balls! An easy no-bake Southern treat to enjoy with a cup of tea or for Christmas gift giving! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #recipe #nobake #foodgift #cookies

Pecan Bourbon Balls

An easy no-bake Southern treat to enjoy with a cup of tea or for Christmas gift giving!

An Easy No-Bake Treat: Christmas Peanut Butter Bars! 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! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #bars #nobake #easy #recipes #chocolate #peanutbutter

An Easy No-Bake Treat: Christmas Peanut Butter Bars!

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!

Honey-Rosemary Cherries and Blue Cheese Crostini! | homeiswheretheboatis.net #appetizer #recipes #crostini

Honey-Rosemary Cherries and Blue Cheese Crostini

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.

Quick & Easy Owl Sugar Cookies, a hoot to make! | homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #cookies #owls #recipes

 Easy Owl Cookies

  A hoot to make!

Melted Snowmen Cookies | homeiswheretheboatis.net #cookies #snowmen #christmas #recipes

Melted Snowmen Cookies

Turn any plain sugar or chocolate cookie into adorable melted snowmen!

No-Bake Coconut Orange Snowballs! An easy no bake treat! | homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #cookies #nobake #recipes

No-Bake Coconut Orange Snowballs

 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.

Rosemary Wreath with Olives & Cheese | homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #easy #appetizer

Rosemary Wreath with Olives & Cheese!

A festive and easy appetizer for holiday entertaining

Spinach Tortellini Wreath! A 10 minute appetizer for your holiday entertaining! | homeiswheretheboatis.net #easy #Christmas #appetizer #recipes

Spinach Tortellini Christmas Wreath

 A 10 minute appetizer for your Christmas or holiday entertaining

Christmas Sangria with Rosemary Simple Syrup! As easy to mix as it is to drink! | ©homeiswhereboatis.net #cocktail #sangria #christmas

Christmas Sangria with Rosemary Simple Syrup

As easy to mix as it is to drink!

Poinsettia Sparkling Cocktail! Festive and easy to serve for a party, brunch or Christmas Eve! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #cocktail #poinsettia

Poinsettia Sparkling Cocktail!

Festive and easy to serve for a party, brunch or Christmas Eve!

Rudolph's Concentrated Christmas Mischief Cocktail! | homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #cocktail #cranberry #champagne #rosemary

Rudolph’s Concentrated Christmas Mischief Cocktail

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!

Christmas Wreath Macaroons! Only 4 ingredients and as fun to make as they are to eat! | homeiswheretheboatis.net #glutenfree #cookies #christmas

Christmas Wreath Macaroons

These festive cookies require just four ingredients, plus your decorative sprinkles. Like all macaroons, since they are flourless, they’re gluten-free.

Red Velvet Peppermint-White Chocolate Thumbprints | Festive red velvet cookies infused with peppermint and with a white chocolate center | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #redvelvet #Christmas #cookie #peppermint #thumbprints

Red Velvet Peppermint-White Chocolate Thumbprints

Red Velvet = Christmas and these festive cookies are infused with a burst of peppermint flavor and white chocolate centers!

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies! An easy Christmas cookie recipe that uses a short cut! #Christmas #cookies

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

An easy Christmas cookie recipe that uses a short cut!

Marinated Shrimp and Artichokes! A quick and make-ahead party recipe that also doubles as a side dish. It’s good anytime of year, but perfect for the busy holiday season! | homeiswheretheboatis.net #party #recipe #Christmas #appetizer

Marinated Shrimp and Artichokes

One of Southern Living’s best recipes. Quick and make-ahead, 8 to 24 hours in advance. It’s good anytime of year, but perfect for the busy holiday season!

Citrus Marinated Shrimp | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #shrimp #appetizer #recipe #citrus #makeahead #newyear #christmas

Citrus Marinated Shrimp Appetizer

A light and bright appetizer to tantalize your taste buds

Reindeer Corn Snack Mix! An easy no-bake treat for holiday snacking or last minute food gift! | homeiswheretheboatis.net #nobake #foodgift #Christmas

Reindeer Corn Snack Mix

An easy no-bake treat for holiday snacking or last-minute food gift!

Panettone Trifle with Orange Curd and Raspberries! A holiday dessert with a 'wow' factor. Recipe included for easy microwave orange curd. | homeiswheretheboatis.net #dessert #Christmas

Panettone Trifle with Orange Curd and Raspberries

A holiday dessert with a ‘wow’ factor that uses one my favorite holiday treats, Panettone! Link includes a recipe for easy microwave orange curd.

Favorite holiday gift basket and hostess gift, Panettone,and a bottle of Prosecco! Include a bottle of maple syrup and oranges for your recipient to enjoy as French toast | homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #hostessgift #Frenchtoast

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.

Decadent German Chocolate Pancakes from cake mix! | homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #novelbakers #brunch #recipe

German Chocolate Cake Mix Pancakes

 Indulge in these over the top German Chocolate Pancakes, layered with German Chocolate “Syrup” or frosting, made with a box mix!

Parmesan-Crusted Crab Cake Bites with Chive Aioli! 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!

Parmesan-Crusted Crab Cake Bites with Chive Aioli

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.

Bourbon-Pecan-Gingerbread Cookies! This cookie has a fluffy, muffin-like texture with a bourbon glaze on top! | homeiswheretheboatis.net

Bourbon-Pecan-Gingerbread Cookies 

This cookie has a fluffy, muffin-like texture with a bourbon glaze on top!

Quick & Easy Holiday Food Gift! Spicy Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters! | homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #foodgift #chocolate

Spicy Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters

A quick and easy food gift to make for the holidays!

Merry Cranberry Salsa! A light, flavorful, and healthy appetizer for the holidays that comes together in 10 minutes!

Merry Cranberry Salsa

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 | homeiswheretheboatis.net

Making Lists and Make-Ahead Holiday Appetizers

Make-ahead recipes and inspiration for your holiday entertaining or Christmas party

A creamy chicken salad that’s pressed into a mold and inverted onto a plate or cake stand, made 8 – 24 hours in advance

Including Cha-Cha Chicken Salad, a molded chicken salad, made 8 – 24 hours in advance.

 Candy Cane-infused Vodka! Ready to gift or sip in 3 hours! | homeiswheretheboatis.net #cocktail

Candy Cane-infused Vodka

 Ready to gift or sip in 3 hours and shake up a White Chocolate Peppermint Martini!

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes Quick and easy cupcakes for the busy holiday season, served with candy cane handles! | homeiswheretheboatis.net

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Quick and easy cupcakes for the busy holiday season, served with candy cane handles!

Hot Chocolate Stirring Spoons. easy and fun to make! | homeiswheretheboatis.net

Hot Chocolate Stirring Spoons

Easy and fun for kids to make with candy melts or almond bark and decorative holiday sprinkles

Candy Cane Cocoa Mix A mix for easy seasonal sipping and ideal for gift giving! | homeiswheretheboatis.net

Candy Cane Cocoa Mix

A mix for easy seasonal sipping and ideal for gift giving.

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry with Cranberries! An easy holiday appetizer with a wow factor! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #bakedbrie #puffpastry #Christmas #appetizer #cheese

Puff Pastry Baked Brie with Cranberries

Puff Pastry Baked Brie or Brie en Croûte, an easy appetizer for the busy holiday season!

30+ Season's Eatings Recipes for Holiday Entertaining with recipes for appetizers, cookies, cocktails, food gifts and more! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #recipes #appetizers #party #cocktail #cookies #foodgift

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  16 comments for “30+ Season’s Eatings Recipes for Holiday Entertaining!

  1. Kathy Menold
    November 29, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Mary. Thankyou for the collection of recipes. Can’t wait to make some and give as Christmas gifts. Now I must get back to on line Black friday shopping!

  2. Sue
    November 29, 2019 at 8:09 am

    This gathering of recipes is fantastic❣ Thank you for this, and all you do throughout the years to add goodness, joy and inspiration to our days 💖

  3. Ellen
    November 29, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Thank you Mary..while I have already saved most of these..I do see some I missed…have a great day!! Sometimes I feel that I should share something with you…but not sure what it would be…it can’t be dishes..your dish fetish and mine are just alike and recipes…well, you probably have more than me…if I think of something, I’ll let you know!!! Love this site and you!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  4. November 29, 2019 at 8:27 am

    Mary, I can always count on you for fabulous food presentation and inspiration. A slice of cranberry orange pistachio bread would be perfect with my coffee! Happy decking the halls ❤️🎄

  5. November 29, 2019 at 9:16 am

    You are putting me in the Christmas spirit Mary, but I’m, so full from yesterday I can’t possibly think about food 😂 but all your treats looks so ho ho ho tempting! I will be back when I’m hungry !
    Jenna

  6. Celeste
    November 29, 2019 at 9:53 am

    Mary, I cannot tell you how very much I enjoy your blog! From recipes, to flowers, to sweet dogs – I enjoy every single post. Being a born and bred Virginia girl, my heart belongs to the hounds (particularly beagles we’ve rescued from local pounds and animal shelters over the years), but my heart melts over the photos of your adorable white fur babies. Thought you might get a kick out of knowing your Cha Cha Chicken Salad has become a tradition on our Christmas Eve menu, which is pretty much heavy appetizers. I’ve yet to serve it to anyone that didn’t ask for the recipe – even the picky eaters in the family. Thanks for all of the awesome content on your blog – Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  7. Janet Robinson
    November 29, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Great Recipes Mary! Thank you!!

  8. Robin Wainwright
    November 29, 2019 at 10:23 am

    These recipes look delicious & I can’t wait to try them!

  9. Darlene
    November 29, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    So many Wonderful recipes and light bulb ideas!

  10. Mary
    November 29, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Wow!! What a wonderful collection of recipes and ideas for the festive entertaining! I shall be using some of these in the run up to Christmas and for Christmas. It’s Summer here so a lot of these are good for the ‘take a plate’ get togethers that happen at this time of year. Thankyou Mary for this lovely collection!

  11. Ann Woleben
    November 29, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Fabulous recipes! I think I gained a few pounds just looking at the photos! Thank you for sharing~

  12. Paula
    November 29, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    ~Mary~
    Thank You, Thank You !! You are such a great “Hostess” for sharing all these wonderful recipes for Christmas parties, and/or winter parties until next spring hahah!

    Happy weekend,
    Paula’
    IN

  13. kitty
    November 30, 2019 at 10:07 am

    I’m getting ideas from your wonderful collection of recipes, Mary! Thank you for gathering everything together for us. You’re the best! ❤️🎄❤️

  14. Cyndi Raines
    November 30, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    My oh my, my mouth is WATERING! Ha. Those peanut butter bars are calling my name and I really want to try the shrimp and artichoke salad this year and the parmesan crusted crab bites with chive aioli. I’ve done the wreath macaroons, the wonderful panettone with orange curd and raspberries, the delicious cha cha chicken and the yummy reindeer mix. All 5 stars of wonderfulness! You are awesome Mary for sharing all of these winners! Thank you, Happy holidays! 🎄p.s. Did I tell you Tom Turkey cheese, meat and fruit tray was a BIG hit, everyone loved how cute he and delicious he was! 😘

  15. Barbara Harilaou
    November 30, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    I have most of your delicious recipes but what a great idea to put them all together Thank you so much Happy Holidays 🎄🎄🎄🎄💗💋

  16. barbaramantelandtablecom
    December 2, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    Excellent collection Mary! Especially the darling little teacup cupcakes! I might have to steal those for Teacup Tuesday! :) Thanks for the great ideas, and Happy Holidays!

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