Throwing a holiday party this year? Check out our favorite recipes for appetizers, drinks and desserts! If you don’t have a party scheduled already, you’ll want to start inviting friends now!


Buffalo Cauliflower

This recipe packs in all the flavor of buffalo chicken tenders or buffalo wings and, like these classic pub appetizers, can be dipped in blue cheese dressing. Jamie Wolff, our Produce Manager, introduced us to this recipe.

Guacamole with Bacon

This “fancied up” guacamole comes from the kitchen on Andi Wolff! Check out our classic guac recipes here, too.

Baked Meatless “Meatballs”

These can be used in spaghetti or a curry, but since they’re also delicious on their own, they make a perfect appetizer. Make them with your favorite leafy greens!

Fruit Salsa

Guests might expect chips and salsa, but will be pleasantly surprised when fruit salsa is on offer. One of our customers provided this delicious recipe!

Party Taco Salad

This recipe, from Lisa Kiedeisch of Boyertown, is one that Lisa’s family members request when they know a party’s in the works!

Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms are always a hit, and this cheesy spinach version, also from Lisa Kiedeisch, is another one of her family’s favorites.

Erma’s Coated Pecans

Coated Pecans

Not only are spiced or candied nuts a classic holiday option, they’re also great for guests who can’t have gluten or dairy.

Best Spanakopita


While this recipe turns out looking quite impressive, it’s actually not too hard to make. And spinach + feta is one of the best savory combos on the planet.

Maryland Crab Dip

Classic cheesy crab dip from our chef, Chuck Smith! 

Seriously Guilt-free Veggie Dip

It’s a creamy veggie dip… but with tons of protein and totally healthy! Great for dipping veggies, and always a kid favorite.

Hot Corn Dip with Crispy Tortilla Chips

It’s a Wolff family classic! If you’re short on time, you can purchase tortilla chips, but making them yourself is impressive and tasty.

Smokey Eggplant Vinete

This recipe comes from some folks who spent time in Romania. The smoked taste comes not from artificial smoke flavoring, but from actually grilling eggplant until it is charred.

Honey Mustard Baked Brie Appetizer

Honey-mustard, apples, and brie combine in this elegant and mouthwatering appetizer. Give it a starring role on the appetizer table, and prepare for it to vanish quickly!


Even though quick breads might traditionally be served at a brunch or tea party, they’re also a nice treat to slice up for holiday parties.

Pumpkin Bread with Nuts & Chocolate

Traditional pumpkin spices blend with chocolate chips and pecans or walnuts to make this dessert-worthy quick bread. 

Flourless Pumpkin Apple Oat Bread

This amazing spicy pumpkin bread uses oats, unsweetened applesauce, maple syrup and neck pumpkin puree to create a healthy and flavorful seasonal delicacy.


Vanillekipferl (Vanilla Crescents)

Guests will go straight to this dessert because these Austrian cookies are so beautiful and wintry!

Gluten Free Cranberry Walnut Breakfast Cookies

This recipe from Wolff’s chef Chuck Smith is delicious any time time of day! And they’re one more way to consider the dietary needs of your guests (or perhaps even yourself).

Honeycrisp Apple Lime Granita 

It’s fun to be able to pick a moment during a party to bring out something extra special. Having a dessert in the freezer naturally presents that opportunity. So, here’s an ice-cream-like delicacy called “granita” from our chef, Chuck Smith. Make it with apples to capture an essential taste of fall!

Brambleberry Almond Pie

This pie mixes apples, blackberries and almonds. It’s an unexpected twist on traditional pies, and guests will love it.

Stayman-Winesap Apple Crisp

You can make this with any apple, but since Stayman-Winesap are here, why not use them in this autumn-spiced dessert?


Hot Mulled Apple Cider

Cider and spices make a perfect brew to serve guests when they come in from the cold. Use Weaver’s preservative-free apple cider!

Rosemary Clementine Bubbly

We featured this recipe for New Year’s in 2014, but you can certainly serve this fruit, herb and champagne mix before New Year’s celebrations. Or, you can try to resist temptation until you’re ready to raise a glass to 2018!






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