Christmas cookies, cocktails, appetizers, DIY gifts, and other recipes to help you celebrate Christmas
Mini Black Bean Cakes with Carnitas and Avocado
A composed appetizer with a black-bean-cake base, a smear of lime-y avocado mash, and a topping of pork carnitas and cilantro.
Mini Croque Madames
Miniature toasted ham and cheese sandwiches topped with béchamel sauce and fried quail eggs.
Mini Kale and Goat Cheese Risotto Cakes
Skip the deep-frying and instead pan-fry these kale-and-goat-cheese risotto cakes.
Prosciutto and Gruyère are folded into buttery store-bought puff pastry that’s been brushed with tomato paste, for an easy, elegant appetizer.
Serrano Ham and Membrillo Crostini
These Spanish-inspired crostini are topped with quince paste, crispy serrano ham, Manchego cheese, and a drizzle of mint oil.
Dip these perfectly poached shrimp in a tangy homemade horseradish cocktail sauce.
Smoked and Steamed Salmon Rillettes
Pernod-steamed fresh salmon and smoked salmon are mixed with a lemony butter–crème fraîche dressing in this elegant French spread.
Smoked Salmon with Caviar on Cucumber
A sophisticated whipped smoked-salmon mousse made with fromage blanc, red onion, lemon, and capers that’s piped onto crisp English cucumber rounds and topped with caviar.
Warm, Cheesy Swiss Chard and Roasted Garlic Dip
A warm dip made with fresh Swiss chard, roasted garlic, shallots, and fontina cheese, with a crispy pine nut and panko topping.