Christmas Dinner Recipes for the Novice Host

Is it your first time hosting Christmas dinner? Impress your in-laws and other guests with these elaborate recipes and table setting decor that are easy to make.
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Pear and Gorgonzola Salad Cups

Even though this appetizer looks straight out of your favorite high-end restaurant, these salad cups are so easy to make. The pear and gorgonzola combination is flavorful and filling and will have guests asking you for the recipe! Get the recipe here>>

Holiday Gin Fizz Cocktail

A perfectly festive, welcoming toast for your arriving holiday guests, this gin cocktail features vibrant berry colors and evergreen-like fragrance. Get the recipe>>

Sweet Potato Sliders

Take your finger food appetizers to the next level with these nutritious and seasonal baked sweet potato sliders. Make these a day in advanced to save time the day of your party. Get the recipe>>

Cross-Stitched Poinsettia Napkins

Add a touch of modern folk to your holiday dinner table with cross-stitched poinsettia napkins. Download our free printable poinsettia pattern, and follow our easy instructions to make your own>>

Vintage Rubber-Dipped Flatware

Whether you want to update your old flatware or if you find beautiful vintage flatware, dip dyeing them will give your holiday table festive flair. Get the easy instructions here>>

Ginger Bell Cocktail

This zippy bourbon cocktail is bold, crisp and perfect for ringing in the seasonal festivities all winter long. Get the recipe>>

Hard Cider Roast

This roast will be the star of the table. Easy to prep and filled with unique aromatic flavors of cider and sage, you'll be wishing for leftovers before the dishes are even washed. Get the recipe>>

Winter Terrarium Centerpiece

Display a small winter terrarium at the center of your Christmas dinner table to add height. After your party, display it in your home throughout the winter season. Get the easy instructions here>>

Wilted Brussels Sprouts Petals

This Brussels sprouts dish will sway even the pickiest of eaters. The unique texture pairs well the hard cider roast. Get the recipe>>

Winter Grain Salad

Try this healthy yet hearty dish that's packed with greens, squash, fresh herbs and a punchy vinaigrette that can be served as a main or side dish. Get the recipe>>