Whether you just need a few appetizer ideas or help with a multi-course dinner, these recipes are the perfect addition to your holiday meal!
clayton’s holiday margarita
This is a fun, simple holiday twist on Clayton’s Margarita that is perfectly festive!
This is the perfect pick-me-up to kick off the night, to sip on post-dinner instead of (or with) your dessert. and even for a holiday brunch!
Because what are the holidays without a cocktail or two?
sileo celery salad
This has been in my family for generations and generations on my Mom’s side of the family. Growing up, my mom and her family (who is of Italian descent) would make this celery salad as part of our antipasti platter for every gathering!
hatch green chile crab dip
Here is a delicious, hot and bubbly Hatch Green Chile Crab Dip with the delightful flavors of Hatch chiles infused in the dish.
chorizo-stuffed bacon-wrapped dates
Delicious and flavorful chorizo, stuffed in sweet dates, and wrapped with crispy, salty bacon — these little bites will wow your guests and your taste buds!
Smoked Salmon and Blue Cheese Crostini
Super simple — super flavorful!
dairy-free crab rangoons with sweet and sour sauce
This is a super fun appetizer for the holidays, but it’s also just a fun item to put at the dinner table any day of the week to enjoy!
Deviled Eggs are one of those appetizers that are perfect for any gathering!
crockpot cranberry-orange meatballs
With a delicious, homemade cranberry-orange sauce (that is super easy to make) + some simple baked beef meatballs you’ll have a clean, Whole30 appetizer in no time.
You’ll watch these disappear in no time. In fact, you should just go ahead and make 2 batches of these like my mom does!
seared beef filet bites with horseradish sauce
This Seared Beef Filet Bites with Horseradish Sauce appetizer couldn’t be easier, it’s healthy, and it’s hearty!
bibb lettuce salad with black truffle vinaigrette and mimolette
It’s almost difficult for me to put into words how much I love this salad. It’s so simple, yet so elegant, and it’s just absolutely show-stopping and delicious!
asparagus and tomato caprese salad with burrata and herbs
You can use any sort of tomato in this Asparagus and Tomato Caprese Salad with Burrata recipe, but I love using heirloom tomatoes here when available to add color and character to the dish.
kale salad with roasted delicata squash and miso dressing
You may not think a salad would bring the wow-factor to the table but I can assure you that THIS Kale Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash and Miso Dressing salad will absolutely wow your guests!
creamy mushroom risotto
Here is a very simple recipe for a Creamy Mushroom Risotto that I know you’ll love for the holidays or special dinner at home, just get those stirring arms ready.
This Lobster Ravioli makes for a delicious first course for any special occasion — it’s elegant yet simple, it’s buttery and it’s just a burst of goodness in your mouth with every bite!!
linguine with clams, chiles and salami – page 218
I’ve taken classic linguine with clams and given it my own spin!
the best bolognese sauce
I have a few bolognese sauce recipes out there in the world, but this is seriously The Best Bolognese Sauce and my favorite for special occasions.
bottle of wine braised brisket
This Bottle of Wine Braised Brisket is the perfect main-course when entertaining! While the cook time may be long, the preparation is simple and it turns out delicious every time! It also feeds a very large amount of people and it is a TOTAL crowdpleaser.
Red Wine Braised Short Rib and Parsnip + Potato Puree
Another great option with wine as the star!
sheet pan rack of lamb with potatoes and mint chimichurri – page 215
A roasted rack of lamb always adds elegance to a dinner.
porcini rubbed ribeye with arugula salad
A perfectly seared ribeye steak, seasoned with a delicious dry rub of savory porcini mushrooms, then topped with a light and peppery arugula salad!
blueberry filet mignon with cauliflower mash – page 223
This sweet and savory sauce will take your filet up a notch.
israeli couscous milanese with seared halibut
I’ve taken one of my favorite risotto recipes and turned it into an easy-to-make Israeli couscous version with a perfectly seared halibut.
french chicken with creamy mustard-white wine sauce
This French Chicken with Creamy Mustard-White Wine Sauce is one of those recipes that will make you fall in love with chicken all over again.
apple cider roasted root vegetables
Simple, yet bursting with flavor!
sour cream and onion potato bake
Here is a recipe that combines two of my favorite things: sour cream and onion flavor + mashed potatoes.
brussels sprouts au gratin
The Brussels sprouts are simply roasted until golden-brown, then topped in a delicious creamy sauce that I quickly made on the stovetop and sprinkled with some Gruyere cheese!
Apple Pecan Tart
Slowly becoming a favorite at our house!