Browse CHOW's best holiday dishes
Spiced Brandy-Pear Punch
A smooth, balanced combination of brandy, pear juice, hard pear cider, and cinnamon schnapps.
Bobbing for Mezcal
Smoky mezcal and sweet maple liqueur are mixed with apple cider and ginger beer in this light fall cocktail.
Dip these perfectly poached shrimp in a tangy homemade horseradish cocktail sauce.
Dunk veggies and chips into this dip made with fresh dill and dried dill weed, or use it to spruce up a chicken sandwich.
Crispy Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
A quick blast under the broiler crisps the prosciutto and perfectly cooks the asparagus for a fast and elegant party appetizer.
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.
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 topping of pine nuts and panko.
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.
Mini Kale and Goat Cheese Risotto Cakes
Skip the deep-frying and instead pan-fry these kale-and-goat-cheese risotto cakes.