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Whether you’re hosting the whole family or headed out of town to visit relatives for the holiday, chances are food is on your mind this time of year. We all have our favorite traditional dishes that we look forward to each year, but sometimes it’s nice to mix it up a bit, whether that’s an inspired new appetizer, a spin on a favorite entrée, or a new kind of cookie to throw into the mix. Today we’re sharing some new recipes that we’ll be trying out this holiday season.
Everything Bagel Cheese Ball
Don’t let the humble name fool you, this app is soon to be a classic at your holiday gathering. For a fun twist on the classic cheese ball appetizer, coat your delicious cheese puffs in everything bagel seasoning. You can make your own, or find it pre-made at stores like Trader Joe’s, which carries an “Everything-But-The-Bagel” seasoning blend. Check out the full recipe from Rachael Ray here, and enjoy.
For something a bit on the lighter side or to cater to your vegan guests, try out a twist on everyone’s favorite dip. The pomegranate adds a sweet crunch of flavor, and looks festive and inviting on the plate. Plus, it’s pretty quick and easy to make, so if you’re overwhelmed by holiday hosting, it’s a great go-to. Find the recipe from the Food Network here. You may want to double or triple these numbers depending on your expected crowd.
Wild Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna
Speaking of vegetarians… this dish might just turn some omnivores to the dark side. Whether or not your guests have dietary restrictions, this deliciously rich and layered take on a classic lasagna will be a serious addition to any holiday table. Plus, it’s hearty and easy to serve to a larger crowd of friends and family. Check out the recipe from Martha Stewart here
This no-bake, three-ingredient dessert is perfect for a last-minute addition to your gathering. If you’re headed to someone’s house for the holidays and ran out of time to prepare something due to last-minute holiday shopping, this recipe is for you. You can even add a splash of something boozy like Bailey’s or Rumchata if you’re amongst a 21+ crowd. Get the recipe here.
White Chocolate Pretzel Cookies
It’s simply not the holidays without cookies, however the holiday staple as old as time doesn’t have to look the same each year. This season we’ve got our eye on a sweet, salty, crunchy twist, and we have a feeling it’s going to be a hit. Check out the recipe for these Betty Crocker White Chocolate Pretzel Cookies, and try not to eat them all before the big day.
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