The Ultimate Christmas Menu

Running out of time and ideas for your holiday dinner? We've taken the stress out of entertaining with our no-fail menu with delicious recipe ideas from start to finish!

from Reader's Digest

Appetizer - Spanakopita Tarts
Spinach and feta on top of flaky phyllo make irresistible appetizers.
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Appetizer - Asparagus in Puff Pastry
Fast and easy, these golden bites are always a huge hit with family and friends
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Side Dish - Apricot Almond Stuffing
Talk about versatile! The apricots and slivered almonds add a sweet nutty flavor to this light fluffy stuffing, making it the perfect accompaniment to any entree.
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Side Dish - Twice-as-Nice Mashed Potatoes
If you can't decide what kind of potatoes to serve, reach for this recipe, which blends both red and sweet potatoes. This dish is so good it will quickly become a staple at all of your holiday dinners.
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Main Dish - Stuffed Crown Roast of Pork
Dazzle your family and holiday guests with this beautiful, and might we add, delicious stuffed crown roast of pork.
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Main Dish - Berry Nice Brisket
Cranberry juice and cranberry sauce make this brisket tender and tasty.
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Drink - Mocha Eggnog
This chocolaty eggnog will spread good cheer at your holiday celebration.
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Drink - Hot Cranberry Cider
The addition of cranberry juice gives this cider lots of flavor and a fun holiday color.
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Cookies - No-Bake Spruce Cookies
These cookies are fun to make, and your kids will like trimming them with red-hot candy ornaments.
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Cookies - Peppermint Twist Kisses
As rosy as Santa's cheeks, these merry morsels with the chocolate kisses on top are a delightful Yuletide favorite.
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Dessert - Marshmallow Cranberry Cheesecake
Specks of cranberry sauce dot this cool and creamy cheesecake. The sugared cranberries on top are optional.
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Dessert - Drummer Boy Cake
Looking for an impressive finale to your holiday dinner? This spectacular dessert, drummed up by our test kitchen, features a sweet-tart cranberry topping paired with a tangy orange cake and filling.
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