Favorite Holiday Party Recipe

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

There's nothing better than a good holiday party.  I love love LOVE the thought that goes into planning and executing a party, the sweet time with friends or family, and the food!  Whether you're throwing a finger foods bash or providing an entire sit down dinner, the food is important.

In the South, we communicate our love with food.  If a family member dies, we bring you food.  Are you sick?  We're bringing you food.  Are you a guest in our home?  We're offering you lots of food until you eat something. 😂  

I believe that creating a menu for your holiday party is the same--you're communicating your love through the food you serve at your holiday party.

Below, I'm listing a few of my favorite go-to recipes for holiday parties, but I really lack in this area.  I think because there are so many options that I have a hard time deciding what to bring or serve.  This is why I cannot wait to read everyone's posts and bookmark some really good recipes to make later this month!

I've made these for a few different functions and every time I do, I always get TONS of compliments and am asked for the recipe.  It's the easiest thing to make (no, really, it is) and only requires 4 ingredients...that's it.  SO SIMPLE!

I have a brunch to attend next week and will be making these sausage pinwheels.  They are a really easy finger food and can be made healthier with substitutions--reduced fat crescent rolls, turkey sausage, reduced fat cream cheese.  I always make these the night before and put them in the fridge overnight.  Then I slice the morning of and bake.

This is a Mix and Match Mama recipe.  I LOVE making Shay's bars and this one might be my favorite!  It tastes just like a cinnamon roll!!  I've made homemade cream cheese icing before, used store-bought cream cheese icing before, and have even made a glaze for the top.  They all taste good and good luck stopping after one piece haha!

Now it's your turn!  Link up with Shelly, our guest cohost, and I today to share your favorite holiday party recipes!  
**Victoria will not be able to link up today or tomorrow.  We will miss her!


  1. I don't ever remember seeing those cinnamon bars - they sound great! And I love to make cookie bars, too. I use the Toll House recipe and they are always a big hit!

  2. My friend Sarah makes those sausage pinwheels every year for her Christmas party and Keith eats his weight in them! Maybe I should surprise him on Christmas morning with these. Thanks so much for inviting me to co-host Sarah!

  3. Those cinnamon roll bars sound DELICIOUS! Thanks for hosting :)

  4. What? Cinnamon Bars! I love Cinnamon! Wish we could have a blogger cookie and appetizer party!!!! Love these recipes you talented sweetheart!

  5. I'm officially drooling! I'd love those Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Bars! Yum! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  6. The cinnamon roll bars sound really good.

  7. Oooh a cinnamon roll bar sounds amazing!! My mom used to make those cookie cake bars growing up, and they are sooo good!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  8. Homemade caramel corn and our chex mix recipe are always hits, as is this fudge:

  9. Those sausage pinwheels look soooo yummy!! They would be perfect for Christmas morning!

  10. Oh wow, those chocolate chip cookie bars and cinnamon roll bars look amazing! Those would be a huge hit with my family.


  11. You can't go wrong with chocolate chip cookie cake bars! Yum!

  12. I love making sausage pinwheels too-such a great recipe! Other favorites of mine are cheese balls (so simple and yummy!) & lately I've been all about a charcuterie board-little effort, but lots of crowd pleasing :)

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

  13. Those cinnamon roll bars look amazing! I bet my family would love them. I love taking cookies to gatherings this time of year. I made monster cookies for a Christmas party last week and they were all gone by the end of the party :)

  14. I have made these chocolate chip cookie bars the past two Christmases. They are so quick that I actually bake them Christmas morning in between everything. Thanks for posting the recipe!


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