5 Super-Fun Ways to Win the Holidays

There's still time to give these easy, festive ideas a whirl.
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The holiday season is, of course, very much about the traditions we look forward to each year. But every tradition was new once upon a time — so why not add to your family’s repertoire this year? There’s still plenty of time to wow everybody with something totally new, fun and delicious.

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Make your annual bubbly toast a little extra special with these cool bar tricks. We’ll show you how to chill a bottle of the sparkling stuff super-fast, use fruit as ice cubes, and doll up flute rims for the festive occasion.

Spinach-Artichoke Beef Wellington

Every holiday meal needs a showstopping main, and this one repurposes the flavors of a fan-favorite pre-dinner dip. A puff pastry wrapper is your failsafe for earning the holiday host’s blue ribbon.

Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread

Each doughy piece of this party-perfect appetizer is stuffed with melty mozzarella cheese. A “garland” of marinara sauce and bounty of fresh herbs help the display mimic your living room’s holiday showpiece.

Candy Cane Heart Pops

This easy trick (warming candy canes so they’re sticky and moldable) turns a holiday staple into a whole new dessert — or ornaments for your tree!

Cookie Butter, 3 Ways

Skip the expected bottle of wine the next time you need a hostess gift. Instead, quickly whip up one of the indulgent spreads that were so trendy this year — they’re even better than the store-bought version.

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