Christmas Appetizers and Snacks

Party Food Made Easy: Garlic Cheese Straws

Party Food Made Easy: Garlic Cheese Straws

Serve these Garlic Cheese Straws as an appetizer at a holiday party or as a snack on any afternoon. Or, package and give as a delicious gift.

Elegant Holiday Appetizers with Endive — Easy Does It

Elegant Holiday Appetizers with Endive — Easy Does It

Endive never needs to be washed! Already you’re ahead of the game if you need a Christmas appetizer — like right now! But New Year’s is coming up fast, so pay attention to how easy you’ll have it with these easy and elegant ...more

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Snowflake Gingerbread Sandwiches

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Snowflake Gingerbread Sandwiches

Wake up! It’s Christmas!   Or it will be soon enough. That’s right folks, no sooner have you gotten everyone out the door after Thanksgiving than they’ll be heading right back in a few weeks to celebrate Christmas. Or, ...more

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Jolly Santa Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Jolly Santa Cookies

Wait! It’s already Christmas? Well, that month sure went by fast. And lo and behold, you left your last plate of Christmas cookies out for Santa last night, and he’s left not but a crumb. Greedy fella (of course, an Xbox in exchange ...more

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Almond Galettes

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Almond Galettes

Almond galettes, cookies that have the flaky, crusty, buttery flavor of a tart, are an elegant and delicious treat that make a perfect Christmas gift, too. This season, a dozen of these cookies wrapped in festive paper or a pretty box is sure ...more

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Meringue Snowflakes

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Meringue Snowflakes

Meringue cookies are perfect. Perfectly white, delicate yet sturdy enough to pipe into detailed shapes, light as air, and (I don’t like mentioning at Christmas, but…) fat-free and very low in calories. Whoever created the recipe for ...more

8 Easy, Edible Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers: Best of the Blogs

8 Easy, Edible Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers: Best of the Blogs

Matchbox cars and Hello Kitty markers are great, don’t get us wrong. But if you really want to go all out as Santa this year, why not leave a special sweet treat in your kids’ stockings on Christmas morning?   Yeah, we know: ...more

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Alfajores

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Alfajores

Whether you refer to December 25 as Christmas or “Navidad,” alfajores are a welcome addition to the holiday. These sweet sandwich cookies are a staple of Christmastime in many Spanish-speaking countries in South America, as well as ...more

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Pineapple & Macadamia Nut Shortbread

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Pineapple & Macadamia Nut Shortbread

Looking to add a touch of real old-fashioned Christmas to your holiday spread (and we mean old-fashioned)? Despite the thoroughly mod appearance of these rich, buttery treats, traditional shortbread has actually been around since at least the ...more

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Cherry-Walnut Balls

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Cherry-Walnut Balls

This Christmas, if you find visions of sugarplums dancing in your head, we’ve got just the cookie for you. Cherry-Walnut balls are a modern take on the iconic sugarplum, which was actually a fruit-and-nut ball dusted with sugar. (Well, ...more

Jolly Kids Lunch: Santa Sandwich

Jolly Kids Lunch: Santa Sandwich

You better watch out, because Santa Claus is coming to town! Christmas is my favorite holiday, and we’re having a lot of fun creating new traditions with our kids. My oldest is getting skeptical about the whole Santa thing, but the magic ...more

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Best-of-the-Season Gingerbread

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Best-of-the-Season Gingerbread

What any Christmas-cookie-lover will first want to know about this recipe is: what’s that vinegar doing there? How can a cookie with vinegar in it be the “best”? Vinegar is for salads!   That’s generally true today, ...more

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