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Your Holiday Hosting Recipe Guide

Here to Help You Be the Host with the Most

If there is one thing we love more than making and eating delicious food it’s hosting – especially during the holidays! In the spirit of celebration, we’ve gathered some of our favorite recipes that are perfect for your next holiday get together with family or friends.

To Drink

We love a good party drink especially when you can make it ahead of time. Instead of individual cocktails, try large format cocktails like these sangria pitchers.

Blackberry-Rosemary SangriaBlackberry, Rosemary Sangria
Recipe inspired by  Big Bowl
Make the holidays bright and flavorful with a pitcher of this sangria. You can also substitute blackberries for your favorite berry.

Cava SangriaCava Sangria
Recipe inspired by Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba
Hosting on New Year’s Eve? Add a Spanish tradition and serve the Cava Sangria with skewers of 12 grapes just like Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba! Eat the grapes during the 12 strokes of midnight to mark 12 months of fortune in the New Year.

Heading to a party? Use our Holiday Party Wine Guide to help you select your next bottle.


From dips to tapas and the best finger foods, skip the sit down dinner and opt for appetizers.

Spicy HummusSpicy Hummus
Recipe inspired by Ema
Add some crudité or simply spread on a cracker and your guests won’t be able to get enough of this dreamy spread.

kale and artichoke fondue from WildfireKale and Artichoke Fondue
Recipe inspired by Wildfire
We love this warm dip on cold and snowy winter nights and it’s great with bread or chips.

Deviled Eggs at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!Deviled Eggs
Recipe inspired by Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
Spice up the classic deviled egg with a touch of paprika.

Mon Ami GAbi EscargotGarlic Butter Escargot Puffs
Recipe inspired by Mon Ami Gabi – Las Vegas
Garlic Butter Escargot Puffs are a great, French-inspired app that is easy to make and will impress your guests.

RPM Italian's Truffled Garlic BreadTruffled Garlic Bread
Recipe inspired by RPM Italian
This a luxurious riff on the classic, setting the mood for a festive night.

Spanish Charcuterie ConeSpanish Charcuterie Cones
Recipe inspired by Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba
These are not just fun to eat, they are fun to make and easy to customize to your heart’s desire.

The Cana de Cabra Pinxto Goat Cheese Crostini inspired by Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!Caña de Cabra Pintxo
Recipe inspired by Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
Take your crostini to the Iberian peninsula in this pintxo that is perfect with a glass of Cava or any of your favorite sparkling wines.

For another Pintxo, try the Butternut Squash Jam & Caña de Cabra Pintxo recipe.

Bacon Wrapped Dates at Lil Ba Ba ReebaBacon-Wrapped Dates
Recipe inspired by Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba
A bite-sized tapa that’s a little bit salty and a little bit sweet, with just the right amount of crunch? Yes please!

For an Italian twist try N’duja Stuffed Dates inspired by Osteria Via Stato

Summer House LatkesA Chef’s Favorite Latkes
Recipe inspired by Summer House
Whether hosting a Hanukkah party, or simply a lover of good latkes, a latke table spread is always a fun idea. Chef Ben Goodnick shares four ways to top your latkes from savory to sweet.

Japanese-Style Fried Chicken at Miru at The St. Regis Chicago, available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2023Japanese Fried Chicken
Recipe inspired by Miru at The St. Regis Chicago
Surprise your guests with this popular Japanese holiday dish. Executive Chef Hisanobu Osaka of Miru at The St. Regis Chicago shares his recipe for Japanese Fried Chicken with tobanjan aioli so you and yours can enjoy double-fried, perfectly crispy chicken thighs this holiday season.


After all that holiday prep, keep dessert simple and go for some cookies. We know a certain someone in a big, red coat loves them. Chef Yasmin from Beatrix shares two great recipes.

Spicy Mexican Cookies at BeatrixSpicy Mexican Chocolate Cookies
Recipe inspired by Beatrix
These are Chef Yasmin’s family recipe made with milk chocolate and cayenne for a little kick.

Hanukkah CookiesBest Hanukkah Cookies Ever
Recipe inspired by Beatrix
Make these delicious Hanukkah butter cookies and decorate them how you please!

Shaw's Raspberry Pie - Shaw's Crab House 2021Raspberry Pie
Recipe inspired by Shaw’s Crab House
Prefer a slice of pie to cookies? Try this pie recipe inspired by the Shaw’s staple that has been on the menu for around 20 years.


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