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Easy and Inexpensive Holiday Dinners (by Mihir Shah)

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The folks at www.cookeatshare.com have compiled some of our favorite holiday dishes that are easy to make and easy on the wallet. Just invite your friends and family and enjoy a wonderful evening at home! Great for a Christmas dinner, New Year's eve dinner party or just a weekend get together with friends.

Recipes

Appetizers & snacks

Here are some easy suggestions for finger foods while your guests arrive and settle in.
Baked Brie

Baked Brie

by Linda Hanson

Zucchini Fries

Zucchini Fries

by Kristen Russell

Crispy Eggplant Croquettes

Crispy Eggplant Croquettes

by Daniel Brock

Main dish

Here are some cost-effective suggestions for your centerpiece!
Slow Roast Pork

Slow Roast Pork

by Hugo Matheson

Madras Curry Fried Chicken

Madras Curry Fried Chicken

by Foreign Cinema

Graziellas Spanish Turkey

Graziellas Spanish Turkey

by Graziella Barbieri-Goss

My Favorite Simple Roast Chicken

My Favorite Simple Roast Chicken

by Aspen Lee-Moulden

Side dishes

Perfect pairings with poultry main dishes - selected to fit your budget.
Potatoes Gratin w/dill & gruyere

Potatoes Gratin w/dill & gruyere

by david spottiswood

Cranberry Yogurt Relish

Cranberry Yogurt Relish

by Connie Mcmillan

Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts

Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts

by Nate Appleman

Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Fresh Green Bean Casserole

by marcia zeballos

Corn Souffle

Corn Souffle

by Terri Jordan

Butternut Squash Risotto

Butternut Squash Risotto

by Kelly Sheeman

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Reviews

  • tara cottrell
    December 16, 2008
    The appetizers look awesome. I always drag out the cheese and crackers for an appetizer which are boring and uninventive, but fast. But the baked cheese looks yummy, so do the greek triangle puffs - both doable and tasty. Also the zucchini fries might be another way to sneak in some more vegetables with my kids, at a time of year when they're pretty much surviving on gingerbread and candy canes.
    • Aspen Lee-Moulden
      December 16, 2008
      Thanks for putting together this great collection of budget friendly but enticing recipes for the holidays. I have already made the Cranberry Yogurt Relish and it was fantastic. I plan to make it again at Christmas. My kids loved it too. I also plan to try the Corn Souffle and the Potatoes Gratin. I love it when I can find recipes that are economical but don't skimp on taste! These all look terrific! Great idea, thank you and Happy Holidays!
      • John Spottiswood
        December 20, 2008
        This is such a great list of recipes to have at my fingertips. I've had the opportunity to try a few of them in the past (baked brie, cranberry yogurt relish, potatoes gratin and the stuffed mushrooms) and they were terrific. I can't wait to try some more. I'm always looking for interesting side dishes. Thanks for putting them together.

        Comments

        • Graziella Barbieri-Goss
          March 24, 2009
          Great glad to see my turkey recipe is being tried by many,The others look yummy as well.I'll be adding more recipes soon! Thanks for choosing mine to be on your list,I really am greatful.
          Graziella
          • Michael Chen
            December 17, 2008
            Very nice. Having a cocktail party...will definitely give a few of these a try. Happy Holidays all!
            • Chris Patil
              December 16, 2008
              Wow. This looks amazing, especially some of the vegetable dishes. Deep fried brussels sprouts? Who knew?

              Now if I can just convince my mom to make adjustments to the traditional family recipes at our Christmas dinner next week...

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