Choose traditional side dishes that you may remember from childhood -- sweet potatoes, green beans, stuffing -- or try something new!
When you want a blowout formal affair, plan a sit-down dinner party. Careful planning is essential. Make sure you have room for your guests, provide appetizers, and make sure you have the time and resources to prepare a big meal.
Serving a holiday buffet gives you maximum flexibility with a large crowd. You can be as casual or as formal as you like, and you can accommodate more guests for a lap-service meal than for a sit-down dinner.
No matter how busy you are, there's no need to sacrifice the pleasure of cooking and baking for the holidays. Follow our helpful hints while creating something special in the kitchen.