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Holiday Party Recipes & Ideas

Take the stress out of the holiday season with our favorite recipes and tips for pulling off the perfect meal. Celebrate the season in great taste with premium ingredients and creative ideas from Heinen's.

And don't forget to visit our Facebook events page for more opportunities to discover new and creative ways to wow your guests!   

Holiday Entertaining with Heinen's


Your Holiday Meal Centerpiece: Heinen's Premium Meats

Our meats are raised to our strict specifications, so you can feel good about bringing your family quality, humanely-raised meats from ranchers we know and trust. 


Cheese Board Building 101

Truthfully, we feel there’s no way you can go wrong when building your own, but here are a few considerations when planning your cheese board.

Cheese Board Building 101


Bubbles for All Budgets

We’ve added some fresh faces to our selection of sparklers, so you’ll be able to find bubbles for all budgets.

Holiday Champagne


The Perfect Prime Rib

In need of a show-stopping main dish for a gathering? A juicy and delicious prime rib is a crowd favorite!

The Perfect Prime Rib


10 Tips for Holiday Hosting

Here are ten of Sally Roeckell's tried-and-true tips for making holiday meals a bit easier.

10 holiday hosting tips


Shrimp Cocktail & Flatbread Appetizers

Cooking for the holidays isn't stressful when you have an arsenal of easy appetizers like these.

Easy shrimp appetizers


Easy Hot Mushroom Pastry Appetizer

A make-ahead appetizer that you can freeze and pop into the oven as guests arrive.

Easy hot mushroom make-ahead holiday appetizer


Holiday Floral 101

Poinsettias and evergreens are wonderful for decorating your home and make great gifts as well.


4 Christmas Cookies, 1 Dough

To help you get your own cookie platter started, Sally Roeckell shares four cookies her mother makes for Christmas.


Peppermint Bark

This recipe is incredibly easy to make and to customize in a way that will accommodate any and all diet restrictions. 

Pepperint bark recipe


Manchego Cheese & Quince Paste with Marcona Almonds

Try to purchase a young and older cheese so you can discover the difference a few months can make.

Manchego cheese appetizer


White Bean Salsa

Canned white beans provide a blank palette on which to paint your favorite tastes and textures.

Canned white beans easy appetizers


Pizza with Fig, Brie & Arugula

Crispy pizza with sweet figs and brie is a marvelous play of textures and tastes.

Arugula Pizza

Quick & Easy Holiday Appetizers

Celebrations are a great reason to bring out our favorite foods and shrimp is at the top of our party nosh list.


Heinen's Yule Logs

Created with a special white chocolate mousse filling to meet the taste preferences of our customers.

Yule Log


Party Appetizer Inspiration

Creating an appetizer spread that takes little time away from being a fabulous hostess is the goal.

Appetizer Spread

Bubbles – Champagne v. Prosecco v. Sparkling Wine

There really isn’t another beverage that is as synonymous with celebrations as bubbles. So what better time of year to indulge in some bubbles than the holidays?

Holiday Bubbles -- Champagne v. Prosecco


Baked Camembert Au Calvado

Warm and creamy with sweet hints of honey and maple, this cheese is the perfect dippable appetizer and pairs beautifully with your favorite sparkling wines.

Baked Camembert Au Calvados


Holiday Wine & Cheese Pairing

Our experts have created a guide for cheese and wine pairings to make your holiday simple and delicious.

Holiday wine and cheese pairings


Cranberry Gin Fizz

If you’re a purist and red is your holiday color, then this cocktail with fresh cranberries is perfect for you.

Cranerry Gin Fizz


Preparing a Holiday Meal in One Oven

Carla Snyder's go-to recipes and tips for creating a gourmet and festive meal in a single oven.

Single oven meal ideas


Pickled Shrimp

However you choose to serve this timeless delicacy, you’ll be bringing a bit of culinary history to your cocktail party.

Pickled Shrimp Apperizer


Holiday Sweet Potatoes Four Ways

Whether you’re a fan of sweet and gooey or you choose crispy and savory, there’s a sweet potato dish for you.

Sweet potato appetizers


A Guide to Holiday Gift Giving

Discover a few of our favorite gift ideas created from items found at your local Heinen’s.


Butter Tart Bars

This ooey, gooey butter tart bar is decadent and totally holiday indulgent-worthy.


Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookie Bars

Guaranteed to be a hit at your next holiday gathering!

Salted caramel chocolate chip pretzel cookie


Pantry Must-Haves for Impromptu Entertaining

When last-minute guests knock on the door, whip up one of these easy appetizers.

Last-minute appetizers


Fig & Walnut Tapenade with Goat Cheese

This dish offers a great contrast in flavor for a real party in your mouth!

Olive tapenade appetizer


Shrimp Salsa

The bright flavor of this limey shrimp salsa is sure to satisfy even the pickiest salsa addict.

Shrimp salsa

Homemade Holiday Gifts

Homemade gifts from the kitchen are always a hit, but if you don’t have any go-to ideas, never fear.


Holiday Entertaining Shopping List

It’s easy to pull together a great spread if you stock up on a few items over the holidays.

Holiday SHopping List


Festive Breakfast Skillet

Presents from Santa won’t be the only thing to look forward to on the big day when you serve a delicious brunch.

Christmas Breakfast