Festive Entertaining! Your Best #KSgrams

While Santa is getting ready for stuffing stockings this Christmas, you have been busy hosting your first festive gatherings, practicing your Christmas mains, and spreading some seasonal love with cookies and cupcakes. Let’s sample some of your fabulously festive food and drinks:

Bacon-wrapped stuffed mushrooms

Source: Love&Cate

Bacon-wrapped stuffed mushrooms

Rack of lamb stuffed with dried figs

Source: Chinki

Rack of lamb stuffed with dried figs

Arctic char with winter aromas

Source: Melissma

Arctic char with winter aromas

Classic French coq au vin

Source: Ash

Classic French coq au vin

Honeyed carrot risotto

Source: Sarah Coon

Honeyed carrot risotto

Roasted tomato soup with cilantro crema

Source: Thomas Cazenave

Roasted tomato soup with cilantro crema

Roasted chicken

Source: cintagenie

Roasted chicken

Flat white martini

Source: 陈

Flat white martini

Glazed duck breast with mashed rutabaga

Source: Zanna Maria

Glazed duck breast with mashed rutabaga

Mexican chicken sopes

Source: romychef

Mexican chicken sopes

Pan-roasted Brussels sprouts

Source: Rita Zhou

Pan-roasted Brussels sprouts

Lemon cake with blueberries

Source: Marina

Lemon cake with blueberries

Mini flourless chocolate cupcakes

Source: Amy

Mini flourless chocolate cupcakes

Criss-Crossed Food Fun

With a pile of unglazed cookies sitting in front of us, and the next dinner party to plan, we are trying to think of new ways to garnish and present food nicely. We love a good swirl or drizzle, but why not make something that is criss-crossed for a change! Sugar glaze, lattice work, or creative carving—please do share your creations with us via the recipe comments or #ksgram on Instagram.

Here comes some criss-crossed inspiration:

Sour cherry pie

Sour cherry pie

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White chocolate cheesecake

White chocolate cheesecake

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Easy fruit and nut bread

Easy fruit and nut bread

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Happy cooking!