There’s an unspoken rule that all party hosts know: you can’t have a holiday party without festive food and drinks. But rather than scouring the web for recipes that you haven’t even had the chance to try, why not make a few of Mary Berg‘s easy-to-make, tried-and-true holiday recipes from Mary’s Big Kitchen Party (Fridays at 9 p.m. ET during Dinner and a Movie; on demand on Fibe TV, Channel 1)? You don’t want to miss out on trying any of them.
As the weather becomes colder and colder with each passing day, you truly can’t go wrong by serving homemade hot chocolate to your guests. Make the mix in advanced (don’t forget to send some home with your party guests in a mason jar) and then heat it up once they start to arrive. You can even add in a splash of coffee liqueur to make it a little more adult-friendly.
A decadent chocolate dessert is a must at any holiday party. So go ahead and make these rich, chocolate-glazed doughnuts, sprinkled with crushed candy cane. Good luck trying not to eat them all up before the party begins.
Potato latkes are always good, but sweet potato latkes offer a pleasant twist on the classic dish thanks to their mild sweetness. Don’t forget the sour cream and ginger pear jam or apple sauce to balance out all the flavours.
You’ll find most of your guests lingering near these cheesy, pesto-filled pastries as they wonder whether or not it’d be rude to have seconds. Just don’t be surprised when the plate’s been practically licked clean.
Imagine sinking your teeth into some warm, buttery pie dough that’s been stuffed with cranberry sauce and drizzled in white chocolate. Seriously, dessert doesn’t get any better than this.