Spicy Festive Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are a classic—easy to make in advance and always a crowd favorite. This spicy version will add a fun flare to your gathering, with a red and green garnish to keep everyone in the holiday mood.

Butternut Squash Shooters

Butternut squash soup is a holiday favorite packed with harvest-time flavors. This healthy soup is super simple to throw together. Serve in shot glasses for a fun cocktail hour treat.

Italian Roll-Ups

One of the most popular items for cocktail hours or to accompany light refreshments, pinwheels are small colorful slices of classic cold cut wraps. This version removes the wrap, making it simple to keep gluten free.

Marinated Olives

This is a fun recipe that is easy to follow and can be made unique if you add your own favorite flavors.

Make-Ahead Cheese Ball

No holiday get-together is complete without a classic crowd-pleasing cheese ball.

Simple Make-Ahead Meatballs

When you have an hour, make a batch or double batch and freeze these scrumptious meatballs, then pull out what you need for drop-in guests or a busy evening’s meal.

Beet and Halloumi Appetizer

This fun seasonal twist on the traditional Caprese salad uses grilled beets and a creamy, brined sheep’s milk grilling cheese.

Easy Sheet Pan Nachos

These loaded nachos are perfect for a casual dinner or a party snack. Adding the salsa and other toppings after the nachos bake keeps the chips crisp.

Spicy Feta Dip

You’ll find several versions of this Spicy Feta Dip that is popular on Greek menus. This is a great recipe to alter with your own style. Make it creamier, spicier or extra cheesy. 

Tomato-Zucchini Slab Pie

This elegant tomato pie combines fresh tomatoes, zucchini and caramelized onions. An optional layer of provolone cheese hides under the tomatoes.