Winter Recipes to Impress Guests

Discover these new recipes that our friends at Richmond American Homes have provided to mix in with traditional favorites!


Finger foods are a great beginning to every holiday gathering. Woman’s Day provides 47 Delicious Christmas Appetizers that your guests are sure to enjoy. The Pigs in a Blanket Wreath and Antipasto Squares look particularly appealing.


Nothing says winter quite like soup. A Creamy Carrot Soup warms diners from the inside out. If you’re feeling adventurous, put the soup in a Homemade Bread Bowl!


Lighter, fresh foods, such as a Winter Spa Salad, can be a nice break from heavier, less healthy fare. Feel free to leave off the chicken if you’d rather reserve meat for the main course. An Orange Avocado Salad also adds color to any festive meal.

Main Course

Slow Cooker Everything Chicken is an appealing option if you’d like to spend the day with friends and family while your main course cooks itself! Chicken and Zucchini Noodle Caprese is another healthy and delicious main course idea. If chicken isn’t your favorite, we suggest Lemon Rosemary Salmon or Balsamic Pot Roast.


Ready to show off your culinary expertise? Brie Stuffed Artichokes make for a sophisticated side dish. A Vegetable Casserole makes a nice side and vegetarian option as well.


If you’re ready to impress with a unique dessert, salted caramel banana bread brownies are the full package. Better make it now, before the New Year’s resolutions kick in! For a simpler—yet classic—seasonal flavor, No-bake Eggnog Cheesecake is a tasty alternative to end the meal.


Seeking a festive beverage? Try pink peppermint eggnog punch.


It’s helpful to have snack foods available—especially if guests are staying for an extended period of time. Stocking up on pretzels, chips, fruit and nuts will help keep family members satiated.


We hope you enjoyed these recipe ideas! Learn more about Richmond American Homes.