There is nothing I look forward to more during the holidays than the time spent with my family and friends over food and good wine. These recipes are some of my favorite to add cheer to the food and keep all guests full and happy.
Whether this is your first holiday season surrounded by your military family or your 15th, hopefully this list will add some fun additions to your gathering.
Appetizers and Sides
Spinach dip is a tradition in my family and this preparation is amazing! Definitely take a peek at this Spinach Dip Stuffed Christmas Tree.
This holiday Antipasto Wreath is a beautiful centerpiece and is a different take on a charcuterie board.
The Pigs In A Blanket Wreath not only is super tasty but brings everyone back to their childhood. This nostalgic little treat is very easy with only 7 ingredients and it only takes 20 mins to make.
Cheesy potatoes are always a win and everyone will love them. Try out these Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes for a delicious side to any meat entrée.
This beautiful salad will get everyone in the holiday spirit. I know I will be making this Pear, Pomegranate and Spinach salad this week!
This easy 5 ingredient recipe is a great side and who doesn’t love Parmesan Brussels sprouts?
Looking for a different protein to eat during Christmas dinner? Prime Rib Roast is a beautiful and tasty recipe that is super easy to follow.
I am obsessed with ham. Who doesn’t love a delicious Christmas ham?! This slow cooker ham is a great way to start your cooking early in the day and be able to set it and forget it until dinner time.
A tradition holiday turkey for a family that loves turkey. Try out this beautiful Herb and Butter Roasted Turkey as a treat for your guests.
Chocolate Crinkle cookies are a tradition in my household and are definitely worth the time it takes to make these. My go-to is the Betty Crocker recipe, which in my own opinion the best recipe. Definitely gives these cookies a try. They are not only delicious, but look gorgeous and can make a great centerpiece.
I am a big believer that desserts are not only tasty, but a lovely gift to give neighbors and friends. This peppermint bark recipe is a fun twist on the treat with sandwich cookies and would be a lovely treat. Just be careful that you don’t eat all of it before your guests arrive!
Mint Brownies. Need I say more. These beauties are SO tasty and everyone will be asking for the recipe.
Nothing makes me happier than a glass of wine while I’m cooking or eating snacks through out holiday party. But every once in a while I like to add a fun and funky drink to the mix to spice things up.
Try out this Frozen Gin & Tonic drink to add an extra boozy drink to your get-together.
My absolute FAVORITE holiday drink is this beautiful sangria. It is not only tasty, but absolutely gorgeous. Your guests will be asking for the recipe and shocked by how easy and simple it is.
An amazing non-alcoholic drink for all ages is this Holiday Punch. This punch is beautiful and will be a crowd pleaser.
Happy Holidays and Happy Cooking!