There is nothing more fun than planning and preparing a feast for the people I love. Choosing dishes that welcome and excite my guests, that remind us of special times and help us create new memories — it is one of the most wonderful ways to celebrate the gifts that these wonderful people share with me every day.

Tonight’s menu is hopefully as much a holiday treat for them as the making of it is for me.

Cocktails and Crudites

Lavender Martinis and Cranberry Fizzlers

Sausage Balls

Vegetable Christmas Tree with Assorted Dips and Cheeses


Self Cooking Prime Rib

Mashed Potatoes

Green Bean Casserole

Fresh Baked Rolls

Sweet Treats

Dark Chocolate Cake with Tiramisauce

Orange Vanilla Spice Cheesecake


Coffee, Tea


*Links to all the recipes to come. . .