The holiday season means friends, family and, of course, food. So it’s time to dig out company-worthy recipes that bring a crowd to the table and make everyone merry. These are some of our favorites, and they’re so easy you’ll want to make them a yearly tradition.
We’ve given the classic main dish a flavorful lift. Put candles and flowers on the table if you like, but this perfectly baked, sweet and savory centerpiece will steal the show.
Save room for … vegetables? Yes, this asparagus recipe is that good. If it’s too cold to grill, just preheat your oven to 450 and add a couple of minutes – no turning required. When it’s good and seared on the bottom, it’s done.
Too much togetherness getting you down? Set this decadent diversion on the table. Everyone will be so busy dipping they’ll forget any feuds. After all, fondue is basically holiday cheer in its dreamy, creamy form.
I can’t wait for the holiday vegetables, said nobody ever. Until this recipe. It’s easy, doesn’t hog oven time and will have people sneaking seconds or maybe even thirds. Yes, of Brussels sprouts.
You simply can’t have holidays without mashed potatoes. It’s illegal in some states (we think). But they don’t have to be the same-old, same-old. Here, they get an addictively tasty kick.
Fact: Butter is delicious. And seasoned butter? Well, let’s just say thank goodness the holidays give us an excuse to eat like there’s no swimsuit season. Ever. Pass the ranch butter, please.