Warm Cider and Rum Punch
For a fun and festive holiday gathering, make this crowd-pleasing spiked punch.
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.
Persimmon and Brie Crostini
These little toasts make a delectable Thanksgiving appetizer. Be sure to use Fuyu persimmons -- they should be ripe but sliceable.
Gooey Gouda Puff-Pastry Bites
These cheesy and easy four-ingredient appetizers will remind you of brie baked 'en croûte'—which is the French term for anything baked in pastry. Here, the delicious handheld parcels are made from storebought puff pastry and filled with nutty Gouda cheese. Topped off with a dollop of lingonberry jam for sweetness, they'll be the first to go on the buffet table!
Sparkling Pear and Cranberry Cocktail
This cocktail is made with icy Moscato d'Asti, which is sweeter than champagne but much lighter than the rich dessert wine also made from Italian moscato grapes. Just the right medium for this fizzy drink, it adds flavor to the silky pear and tart cranberries.
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.
Clementines in Cinnamon Syrup
End a savory winter meal on a refreshing note by combining citrus with a hint of spice. Tangerines or mandarin oranges can be used instead of clementines.