Holiday Recipes

From exciting new flavors to timeless classics, these recipes will allow you to enjoy what the holidays are all about—savoring the moment.

Appetizers for Entertaining

Spicy Kale with Polenta

Spicy Kale with Polenta

Crushed red pepper adds a hint of spice and goat cheese mellows out the flavor in this polenta dish.

Granola Cheese Balls

Granola Cheese Balls

Delicious by itself or spread on a bagel. You can also make this recipe dairy-free with soy cream cheese.

Chipotle Peanut Sauce

Chipotle Peanut Sauce

An Asian-inspired topping, ideal for homemade Pad Thai or as a sauce for chicken wings.

Traditional Cheese Fondue

Traditional Cheese Fondue

A fondue favorite with dry white wine, Gruyere and Emmental cheeses, this flavorful fondue can be served with French bread, mushroom caps, asparagus spears or a selection of other veggies.

Holiday Desserts

Chocolate Espresso Fondue

Chocolate Espresso Fondue

The perfect "please-a-crowd-in-a-hurry" dessert, combining the rich flavors of chocolate and espresso. Suggested dippers: sponge or pound cake, pretzel sticks, marshmallows, or your favorite fruits.

Chocolate Orange Mousse

Chocolate Orange Mousse

Use this mousse to frost a cake, fold into a soufflé, or dollop on your favorite coffee drink.

Fresh Ginger Pound Cake

Fresh Ginger Pound Cake

A pleasantly spicy cake, perfect with a cup of tea.

Cranberry Coconut Squares

Cranberry Coconut Squares

The light, mild flavor of shredded coconut balances the tartness of the cranberries in this holiday dessert.

Easy Cookie Recipes

Gingersnap Cookies

Gingersnap Cookies

There may not be a spice as festive as ginger, and what better than incorporating it into a cookie?

Soft Sugar Cookies

Soft Sugar Cookies

A slight deviation from standard sugar cookies, this recipe uses Greek yogurt to give the cookies extra moisture.

Peanut Blossom Cookies

Peanut Blossom Cookies

The perfect peanut butter cookie, dusted with sugar and sealed with a kiss.

Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread Cookies

It isn’t a holiday gathering without the ever-popular shortbread cookie—an easy-to-make recipe using your Vitamix.

Holiday Cocktails

Pomarita Cocktail

Pomarita Cocktail

With pomegranate juice, tequila, and triple sec, this fruity cocktail tastes best when chilled for an hour before serving.

Bellini

Bellini

With a fresh peach, peach schnapps, and champagne, this Venice native is one of Italy's most popular cocktails. Garnish with a peach slice or cherry.

Gin-Ger Beer Cocktail

Gin-Ger Beer Cocktail

Gin and ginger give this recipe both its name and enticing flavor.

Brandy Alexander

Brandy Alexander

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this after-dinner cocktail, a sweet and smooth blend of chocolate milk, ice cream, and brandy.