Browse CHOW's best holiday dishes
Fresh Spinach Dip
This spinach dip tastes just like the version made with boxed vegetable soup mix, but it’s made with fresh spinach, carrot, onion, and garlic.
Honeyed Cashews with Kosher Salt
Cashews roasted in the oven with a coating of honey–brown sugar syrup, then tossed with flaky kosher salt for a tasty bar snack.
Devils on Horseback
A salty-sweet appetizer of prunes wrapped in bacon and baked until crispy.
Fig Jam and Goat Cheese Crostini
An easy, elegant hors d’oeuvre topped with crispy fried sage leaves.
Easy Crab Cakes
No breadcrumb filler here, just crabmeat bound with a light mayo and coated with panko breadcrumbs.
Artichoke and Crab Dip
A hot, rich dip flavored with curry powder and topped with almonds.
A quick pickling yields tangy, tasty results with no cocktail sauce needed.
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.
Smoked Trout Potato Skins
An herby smoked trout filling in a crispy potato skin shell.