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Holiday Recipes That Are Sure To Impress

Holiday recipes

Thanksgiving might be behind us, but there’s still plenty of holiday cheer left in the year. And with just weeks left until Christmas, we’re betting you have a number of holiday parties to attend and few holiday dishes you’ll need to bring along with you.

Whether you are hosting a party, need an idea for a side for a potluck, or just ready for something new in your dinner rotation, you may not have the time nor the desire to look through your all cookbooks or pore over countless websites, looking for the perfect recipe.

So to ease your stress this holiday season, we compiled a list of holiday recipes that are sure to impress.

Appetizers

Whether you’re hosting a festive soirée or making a dish for your office holiday party, consider going smaller rather than bigger. Appetizers and small bites are the perfect addition to any party, as guests can munch and try a variety of dishes throughout the night. They won’t feel weighed down and can politely forgo an option if it doesn’t appeal to them. Here are a few of our favorites.

Caprese Bites

With red cherry tomatoes, green basil leaves, and delicious mozzarella balls, these bites have Christmas written all over them. Simply stack the tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella on a skewer and drizzle with a balsamic glaze. It’s an easy treat that’s bound to please everyone—especially the health conscious of the bunch.

Get the recipe here.

Cranberry Brie Crostini

Nothing screams Christmas like cranberry sauce—or anything cranberry for that matter. And there’s no better combination than cranberry sauce and Brie on a toasted baguette. Party goers will be licking their fingers and asking for more once they taste this yummy treat.

Get the recipe here.

Spinach-Artichoke Dip

A holiday spread isn’t complete without a savory dip to munch on. To warm up party guests, bring or serve a delicious spinach-artichoke dip. Loaded with spinach, chunks of artichokes, and a hearty dose of melted cheese, this dip is comfort food baked right in a bowl. Serve with pita chips for that necessary crunch.

Get the recipe here.

Entrées

If you’re hosting a sit-down dinner, you’ll want to focus on the entrée. It’s the main meal and the main event. But just because it’s the holiday season, doesn’t mean you need to stick to tradition, either. Roast a duck, serve a delicious Christmas pasta, or opt for a meat-free holiday meal entirely—it’s your party, you can cook what you want.

Grilled Pork Loin Steaks with Cherry-Plum Sauce

Turkey isn’t the only meat that pairs well with tart fruits. Start by grilling a few pork loin steaks and top it with a festive sauce. Decorate your plate with a side of green vegetables and a scoop of sweet potato casserole. Your guests will forget about the turkey tradition when they see and taste this holiday meal.

Get the recipe here.

Christmas Pasta

Some may be turned off to pasta dish during the holidays, but we’re all for it. A meal filled with fresh tomatoes, chunks of ground meat, vegetables, and a combination of delicious spices sounds like the perfect holiday meal to us. So gather around the table and serve up this Christmas pasta dish everyone will enjoy.

Get the recipe here.

Spinach and Gruyere Soufflé

The holidays are all about making loved ones feel special. So why not treat your guests to individual soufflés at the dining table this year. It’s a personal touch that will leave guests feeling cared for. And don’t worry about the meat eaters. This flavorful dish is bound to please everyone.

Get the recipe here.

Desserts

Desserts: the best part of any meal, if you’re asking us. And while it might be the end of the meal, it definitely isn’t the least important. Make a large pie and slice it up at the dinner table or make smaller bite-size versions instead for an hors d’oeuvres style party. Here are a few holiday dessert recipes that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

Pumpkin Pie

The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a slice of pumpkin pie. The creamy filling against the crunch of the warm crust is worth a year’s wait. Serve this dessert fresh, and be sure to have a dollop of whip cream on hand.

Get the recipe here.

Peppermint-Chocolate Sugar Cookies

While chocolate chip cookies are a crowd pleaser, we thought it’d be fun to go a little outside the box. Elevate your sugar cookie with chocolate chips, peppermint bark, and vanilla icing. For an added bonus, serve with a glass of milk!

Get the recipe here.

From Our Family To Yours

At ABC Home & Commercial Services, we want to wish you a happy, healthy, and delicious holiday season. We look forward to helping you with your home for many holidays to come.

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