A hot mug of cranberry punch will chase away the winter chill — and, let's be honest, ease everyone into that family party.
We think the title of this warm, wintry concoction speaks for itself — frothy, buttery, nutty and boozy to boot.
Who knew you could use your slow cooker to make the perfect winter cider? The best part of this winter drink: how scents of cinnamon, roasted apple and citrusy orange flood your home while it "cooks."
Mulled wine just sounds fancy and festive — it makes you want to curl up under a cashmere throw blanket and sip it's spicy, warm goodness.
When everyone has arrived and the living room suddenly feels like it's 115 degrees, this punch will cool you down. Don't the cranberries look like little floating jingle bells?
Pass around a plate of these snacks before dinner. They're like mashed sweet potatoes, but fried and crispy.
Elevate your bread basket by layering a sliced baguette with creamy butternut squash and mascarpone cheese. The secret ingredient of this festive app? Maple syrup.
What's better than pull apart bread? Pull apart bread with ham and cheese.
These fig poppers pack all of the flavor with none of the mess — perfect for your new cream rug, yes?
These baked treats are so delicious that guests will talk about the cheesy, melt-in-your-mouth flavor all year long.
Stacking potato gratin vertically makes it easier to eat while catching up with grandma. We recommend sticking the stacks with toothpicks for added ease.
A salad is a party staple — but swap out the classic romaine, pepper and cucumber combo for a more wintry mix. Red dried cranberries atop a sea of green spinach make for colorful, Christmassy (and healthy!) option.
Not only will the fresh herbs make this beef centerpiece-worthy on your holiday table, but the basil and parsley leaves pack serious flavor into every bite.
Lamb might be a classic holiday dish, but we bet your guests haven't experienced flavors like orange and cumin in any dinners of Christmas past.
If you're planning a cozy Christmas staycation with your significant other, you might want to keep this perfect-for-two dish in mind. If you're throwing a party, no worries — this gluten-free recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.
Pistachios give lamb an earthy, salty flavor — but we have to admit, we love this dish for its stunning aesthetics. You might want to encourage a fancier dress code among your guests because this dish is setting the bar seriously high.
This blog files this pumpkin lasagna under Thanksgiving meals — but we don't think there's anything wrong with breaking out pumpkin flavors come Christmastime. This sweet pumpkin and sharp blue cheese melt is a perfect option for vegetarian guests.
There's nothing wrong with a classic chicken Christmas dinner, especially one with underlying festive flavors, like rosemary. Broccolinis bring their own holiday flair — don't they look like mini Christmas trees?
This naked cake is most definitely on trend — bonus points if you top it with a snowy scene of cranberries, pine cones, pine sprigs and powdered sugar.
This trifle cake is insanely easy — just crumble red velvet cake and layer with whipped cream and ganache. Who knew something so easy could look this beautiful?
Would you believe that these mini tarts are 50 calories each? And vegan? These pretty pavlovas are a perfectly health conscious dessert option to try this winter.
Cookie-meets-candy-meets-bar in this sweet tooth satisfying dessert.
Tell your kids these treats drizzled in icy blue frosting are Elsa cookies and they'll love them even more.
This treat pairs perfectly with — you guessed it — a frothy, creamy cup of hot chocolate.
These spiced cookie wands are basically a grown up version of , with a touch of sparkly sprinkles on top.