Slow-Cooker Bacon Jam
Spread this savory bacon jam on bread for a holiday appetizer and send your guests home with a jar.
This reinterpretation of meatballs combines breakfast sausage, cheddar cheese, and onion for a very flavorful holiday appetizer, enough for a crowd of hungry folks.
Toasting to happy endings and new beginnings is what New Year's Eve gatherings are all about. This drink-meets-dessert idea captures that sentiment, and to say it's a cinch is an understatement. Simply pour dry sparkling white wine into glasses filled with a scoop of fruity sorbet. As it melts, it will make your glass, your night, and possibly your whole next year just a little sweeter.
Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
Chickpeas, once roasted, take on the flavor and texture of nuts, making them a fun snack with drinks. Prepare the simple appetizer in under 15 minutes for any holiday cocktail party.
Shucked Oysters with Three Sauces
This crowd-pleasing approach to serving oysters has a little something for everyone: a classic mignonette, a spicy variation with jalapeno, and a zippy fresh horseradish sauce. Shucking your own oysters at home for the first time? Take a look at our comprehensive guide before you buy.
Ginger Red-Wine Spritzer
To get the party started, stir or shake up a round of these festive drinks.
Made with black-currant puree and fresh lime juice, this bracing cocktail is a fresh twist on a cosmopolitan.
Spanish Chorizo Balls
A tasty Spanish twist on the classic Swedish meatballs, these half-pork, half-chorizo meatballs are rich and tasty at room temp, or you can serve them hot in a fondue pot. Either way, you're going to want to serve them alongside plenty of crusty bread to sop up all of the delicious citrus-spiked tomato gravy.
Olive Tapenade and Goat Cheese Crostini
A good-quality jarred tapenade -- a salty olive paste -- makes these hors d'oeuvres a breeze to put together.