Try some of these and your holiday dinner is sure to be a hit!
#1 - Bacon, Garlic, and Thyme Beer Tenderloin. This is a must have at your Christmas dinner! It's a flavor filled combination that will make for a juicy dish and leave your guests begging to take home left overs! 😍
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://www.flirtingwithflavor.com/bacon-garlic-thyme-beef-tenderloin/
#2 - Peppermint Double Chocolate Cookies. Who doesn't love peppermint around Christmas time! These chocolatey holiday inspired cookies are a sure way to satisfy your sweet tooth this season.
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://www.ohsweetbasil.com/peppermint-double-chocolate-cookies-recipe/
#3 - Easy Cheddar Cheese Ball with Butter Roasted Apple Chips, Pecan and Rosemary. This appetizer just screams Christmas! It's a creative dish that's guaranteed to keep your guests happy until dinner is ready.
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://vintagekitty.com/easy-cheddar-cheese-ball/
#4 - Holiday Pomegranate Mojito Mocktail. Holiday drinks are one of the best parts about Christmas. Plus, anything combining mint and pomegranate has to be a sure win!
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://www.thebutterhalf.com/holiday-pomegranate-mojito-mocktail/
#5 - Salted Caramel Pistachio Sticky Buns. This is perfect for the families who prefer a Christmas brunch over a dinner! This unique, salty, and sweet dish is a great way to wrap up a busy morning of opening presents. 🎁
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://www.cookwithmanali.com/salted-caramel-pistachio-sticky-buns/
#6 - Brie and Fig Crostini. I’m almost positive you can't go wrong with Brie anything! This appetizer will have all your guests wondering where you got your savvy cooking skills from!
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://www.chewoutloud.com/2016/12/12/brie-and-fig-crostini/
#7 - Orange Five-Spice Roast Goose and Potatoes. Duck is always a classic choice on Christmas and this elegant dish will have you leaving everyone in awe! For a second, your guests might even wonder if you secretly hired a catering company. 😉
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://thewoksoflife.com/2014/12/orange-five-spice-roast-goose-potatoes/
#8 - Maple Whiskey Sour. Can it get any more Christmasy than mixing maple and a stomach warming whiskey?! No seriously, can it? Try this to help calm your nerves while anticipating your big feast!
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://www.theblondielocks.com/maple-whiskey-sour-recipe/
#9 - Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies. Peppermint, cheesecake, and brownie. All combined into one mouthwatering dessert. Say no more! 😍
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://www.thecookierookie.com/peppermint-cheesecake-brownies/
#10 - Buttermilk Baked French Toast With a Side of Bacon and Eggs. Wow! This is is seriously amazing. It's like one big slice of everything you've ever loved about breakfast! Try this for your Christmas breakfast dish and pair it with a holiday mimosa to make it even better. 😉
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://cookingontheweekends.com/2013/12/buttermilk-baked-french-toast-recipe-with-a-side-of-bacon-and-eggs/
#11 - Bacon Balsamic-Roasted Brussel Sprouts. Brussel sprouts are always a tasty side dish and everything is better with bacon. This tangy, sweet, and salty side dish will satisfy even the pickiest of vegetable eaters!
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://thecrumbycupcake.com/bacon-balsamic-roasted-brussels-sprouts/
#12 - Holiday Entertaining Merry Punch. Champagne. Mint. Cranberries. Need I say more? (In reality, I probably had most of you at champagne 😜). Seriously, I don’t think there is a better holiday inspired drink than this bubbly punch!
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://valleyandco.com/2016/12/holiday-entertaining-merry-punch/
#13 - Steak Oscar. For the families who are craving something other than turkey or ham this year. You really cannot go wrong with this savory dish. Plus it will leave your guests more than impressed.
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://southernboydishes.com/2014/12/23/steak-oscar-2/
#14 - Broccoli Casserole. This simple homemade dish makes for great comfort food during the holidays. It's cheesy and filled with broccoli for just the right balance of nutrients and flavor! 😉
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://www.browneyedbaker.com/broccoli-casserole-from-scratch/
#15 - Easy Mulled Wine Christmas Ham. Last but not least, ham! Ham is about as classic as it gets when it comes to a Christmas feasts main dish. Plus, let's be realistic, when wine is involved everything is more tasteful.
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://www.easypeasyfoodie.com/easy-mulled-wine-christmas-ham/