5 Super-Fun Ways to Win the Holidays
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.