Christmas Decor

Set candles outdoors in sturdy lanterns with pine cones and ribbons around steps, porches and pool. These lanterns came from Pottery Barn.

Jamie's Perfect Roast Potatoes

Perfect roast potatoes

It's so important to get roast potatoes right; this roast potatoes recipe gives you three different seasoning options so you can make the perfect spuds.

Another squash option

Glazed Squash

Acorn squash You can start a day or two beforehand on the dishes that will complete your holiday menu: Slice squash up to a day ahead; refrigerate in a resealable plastic bag. Once cooked, squash can sit at room temperature, covered, for up to two hours.

A nice green bean option - think I would serve the beans warm

Green Beans with Vinaigrette

Green Beans with Vinaigrette-Martha Stewart To make ahead (up to one day), steam beans and make the dressing; Up to one hour before serving, toss beans with dressing, and keep at room temperature.

Crostini with Prosciutto, Goat Cheese and Fig Jam, The Italian Dish #recipe #appetizer

You had me at goat cheese and fig. Crostini topped with goat cheese, fig jam, prosciutto ham and topped with fresh basil leaf.

Italian Appetizer idea for christmas eve - sounds and looks delicious!  Pancetta Crisps with Goat Cheese and Pear

Easy Appetizers for Your Holiday Party

Fun Healthy Recipes: Easy Holiday Cocktail Party Appetizer (pear with pancetta and goat cheese in-the-kitchen


all-time favourite dessert recipes

Looking for a sweet harvest treat to satisfy your appetite? From apple danishes to carrot cupcakes, check out these six delectable harvest desserts from our Test Kitchen.

Roasted Root Vegetables with Thyme from

Roasted Root Vegetables With Thyme

Roasted Root Vegetables With Thyme recipe - Canadian Living - You can be creative and use what you have. Use rosemary instead of thyme. Try with a bit of maple syrup for maple roasted root vegetables!

Spinach-and-Cheese Puff - a possibility for a green side dish

Easiest Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Spinach-and-Cheese Puff (Martha Stewart). This spinach and Gruyere cheese puff has a light, souffle-like texture but unlike a souffle, it can be make ahead of time. In place of the Gruyere, feel free to use cheddar or smoked Gouda cheese.

Lady Behind The Curtain - Italian Purse Appetizer

Italian Purse Appetizer

Italian Purse Appetizer sheet puff pastry, defrosted 9 teaspoons store bought pesto 9 tablespoons roasted red pepper, chopped 9 tablespoons cheese, shredded ( I used Havarti) 1 egg 1 tablespoon cold water salt and pepper to taste.