Prosciutto Baskets with Whipped Goat Cheese Filling – These elegant appetizers look a lot more complicated than they actually are. The trick is to use to prosciutto that is sliced thin enough to manipulate, but not so thin that it will fall apart as you work with it.
Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail – The fizz of sparkling water paired with a bright splash of pomegranate juice makes this refreshing cocktail feel extra festive. Serve in decorative holiday-themed glasses for even more seasonal cheer!
These super easy goat cheese logs are a great addition to any holiday party. You can serve them on their own with an assortment of your favorite crackers and vegetable crudités, or you can thinly slice them to serve over your favorite mixed green salad.
Homemade Non-Alcoholic Eggnog – If you love the rich, creamy taste of classic eggnog, but don’t like the idea of using raw eggs, this recipe is for you. For an adults-only version, add some rum, bourbon, or cognac to taste.
Brie and Dark Cherry Phyllo Bites – Need a super easy appetizer for your next holiday gathering? If so, you’ll definitely want to give these bite-sized phyllo cups a try. The flavors of warm, melted Brie and sweet dark cherries are enhanced with a slight hint of maple syrup.
Peppermint Martinis – Want a fun and festive way to celebrate the holidays? If so, you’ll definitely want to give these peppermint martinis a try! Your guests will love the crushed candy cane rim that complements the chocolate and peppermint flavors perfectly.
Mini-Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Salted-Caramel Crunch Topping These little mini-pumpkin cheesecakes are a crowd favorite because they look almost as good as they taste! For a little extra “sparkle,” top each cheesecake with some pre-made salted-caramel crunch. If you can’t find any in your local grocery store, you can order some online here: Salted Caramel Crunch You can also top with your favorite caramel sauce or some chopped nuts before serving. For a more minimalist approach, simply sprinkle a bit of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon on top of the whipped cream.
Portobello and Sage-Stuffed Acorn Squash – This protein-packed stuffed acorn squash provides a healthy and tasty alternative to traditional holiday side dishes. Crisp pancetta, rich Portobello mushrooms, sweet dates, and aromatic sage bring fabulous, yet diverse, flavor to every bite. As an added bonus, the lentils and walnuts make it more filling, so maybe you’ll be able to stop at just one piece of pumpkin pie this holiday season.
Spicy Leftover Turkey and White Bean Soup – This tasty soup is a great way to use up leftover holiday turkey. Here, traditional egg noodles are replaced with white beans and an assortment of fresh vegetables for a hearty and delicious dish. Enjoy by itself for a light lunch or pair with a crisp, green side salad for a more satisfying meal.
This incredibly flavorful stuffed pork tenderloin makes an elegant main course for any holiday gathering. It pairs well with most traditional side dishes and tastes even better as leftovers the next day.