The greatest joy of the holiday season is seeing close friends and family. But the worst part of the holiday season is when said friends and family open their mouths and ask you why you aren't a doctor/lawyer/philanthropist/married/finalist on America's Got Talent like cousin Jerry is.
The solution? Make appetizers so delicious your guests have no choice but to have their mouths full and quiet from the second they walk in the door. Keeping things copacetic is what the holidays are all about, guys.
The treasured Frank Costanza devised Festivus -- the festival for the rest of us -- out of scorn for the commercialization and religious implications of the holiday season. But we are sure he'd feel fine associating his holiday with these gravy bombs, which would look downright perfect served next to a stark, aluminum pole. Bring on the feats of strength. Here's the recipe.
Named after the sorely underrated Christmas carol classic, this is such a deliciously self-contained snack, you'll almost be able to ignore Cousin Sal's egregious double-dipping... almost. Recipe here.
There's been rumblings around the country in the past 10 years or so over the perceived removal of religion from the holiday season. These bacon cannoli with ricotta cream holes will not aid, nor detract, from this debate. But they sure are delicious! Here's the recipe.
They're named after BBT because he was Bad Santa, as well as the potato-lovin' dude in Sling Blade, and also because I just feel like he would smell like jerky. Anyway, these are damn tasty, any time of year. Get that recipe.