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December 15, 2022

Home (cooking) for the Holidays - Delicious Christmas Recipes for Your Next Gathering

The holiday season is in full swing and that means holiday parties galore! While we love a great party as much as the next guy, we also understand that these gatherings add on to the growing stressors of the season. From family visiting from out of town, to checking everyone off your Christmas gift list, down to decorations, we know it's a lot. So we wanted to take one thing off your list of to-dos for your next holiday party - menu planning. We found five delicious recipes for you to try in your new Ivey kitchen! Whatever you're looking to make, whether its a dessert, appetizers, or a beverage, we've got you covered!

If you are looking for a great appetizer to bring to a holiday event, we highly recommend cranberry salsa! We enjoy this recipe from Sonja and Alex. This recipe will be something most people haven’t tried before, and we guarantee it will be a hit at your next gathering! There are many ways to serve it so, everyone will have a chance to taste it.

Cranberry salsa

One appetizer is never enough and since they are always a must at Christmas parties, we have another one for you. Who doesn’t enjoy a good cheese ball? Instead of buying one this year, here is an easy recipe by PureWow for you to try! With three different options, everyone is sure to find a variation they enjoy. Add a side of artisan crackers, and you're sure to have the perfect starter to the holiday feast!

After a huge holiday spread , what's better than indulging in the sweet flavors of the season? This eggnog cheesecake is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. We love this recipe by Life, Love, and Sugar! Not only will this cheesecake be a hit at any Christmas event, it is sure to become an annual tradition!

Homemade eggnog cheesecake with a slice taken out.

Last but not least, no party is complete without a signature drink. If you are in charge of drinks this year, you'll be the star of the party with this Christmas Margarita, also from Sonja and Alex. This drink is delicious and easy to make! It also tastes and looks so festive!

Christmas margarita

But we didn't forget about the non-drinkers. This adorable Grinch Punch is not only festive, but more importantly, it's delicious! The best part about this recipe is it can be made in a large batch, so you don't have to worry about having a bartender whipping up drinks all night!

grinch punch in glass with red sanding sugar

We hope you'll try these fabulous recipes for your holiday gathering and we hope that it helps with having one less to-do on your list during this stressful, but magical season! However you choose to celebrate, we wish you all the best the holiday season has to offer! 

Ivey Homes is a leading new home builder in Evans, Grovetown and Augusta, GA, and North Augusta, SC, with townhome and single-family home pricing ranging from the $220,000’s to mid $500,000’s. For more information about living in or building a new home in Columbia County, Richmond County, or Edgefield County, visit! Connect with us on our Facebook page and Text: IVEY to 77848 for convenient updates.

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