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The holidays are upon us. Since the season tends to get stressful, we’re here to help take some tasks off your plate. Whether you are looking to switch up your typical menu, save some time, or you are just looking for suggestions, we got you covered. Here are some holiday drinks, appetizers, and desserts to consider for your next gathering.


Delish has five creative options for holiday desserts. 

Candy Cane Flavored Vodka – This recipe is straightforward. Basically, put some candy canes in a container of vodka, Let it sit in the fridge for four hours, and you’re all set. For a great holiday drink, add the flavored vodka to hot chocolate. 

Chrismosa – This Christmas-themed mimosa involves champagne, sparkling grape juice, and a variety of fruit. Easy peasy. This particular version calls for apples, cranberries, grapes, and pomegranate seeds.

White Christmas Margaritas – This take on margaritas includes coconut milk, lime juice, tequila, triple sec, sugar rim, and a blender.  

Jungle Juice – Jungle Juice is usually a college party staple, but this classy version can be great for mature parties. The recipe calls for Cran-Apple juice, Prosecco, red Moscato, Titos vodka, and a high alcohol tolerance. They also suggest adding cranberries,  lime, mint, and a sugar rim.

Egg Nog – Egg nog is typical, but this recipe has an easy way to make it from scratch.

See instructions on making each beverage below.


Cooking With Tammy has quick and easy ideas for appetizers to hold over guests until the main meal is ready. All three are finger foods that take few ingredients and even less time to make. 

Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Cups can be made as-is, or a great option is to omit the meat and add veggies. 

The Smoked Turkey and Monterey Jack pinwheels are great, but the insane butter garlic mixture on top makes the dish. 

The Mini Turkey Meatball Cups are prepared with a bag of already cooked meatballs, which speeds up the process. Check out the instructions for each beverage below. 



Traditional cake and pie are great for the holiday season, but Martha Stewart has great recipes if you want to try something new. In the video, she walks you through making Gingerbread Snowflakes, Stained Glass Trees, Holiday Shortbread Cookies, and Peppermint Fudge Squares. Check out the recipes below.