Keep the Holidays Fresh: Your Complete Party Guide

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Do something different this holiday: Follow this guide for tasty tomato crowd-pleasers!

Wracking your brain for that perfect holiday appetizer, side or cookie?!? Look no further, we’ve got you covered with quick, easy and delicious ideas, check out the full guide below:

Appetizers

Snack Board

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Nothing signals a special holiday gathering like a snack board. Put one on the table and watch the crowd, drink in hand, gather around for a generous slice from a wedge of cheese.

This season, instead of garnishing your cheese board with a typical bunch of grapes, surprise, delight, and nourish your guests with some pop-them-in-your-mouth tomatoes, no cooking or prepping needed!

Mini Christmas Tree Pizzas

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Move over Christmas cookies, let kids get creative for the holiday season with these fun pizzas. Plus, sneak more veggies into your kid’s diet. Tomatoes pose as colorful lights/ornaments for decorating.

Tomato, Feta & Pesto Puff Pastry

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Sinfully Sweet Campari® tomatoes pair with pesto, basil and feta cheese to create this combination of red, white and green, bringing a colorful spin to any holiday party.

Drink

Rosemary Cucumber Gimlet

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Fresh Bloody Mary

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This deliciously fresh homemade Bloody Mary mix can be made a few days in advance so it will take the edge off twice.

Main Dishes

Tomato Galette

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This recipe is super easy to make and boy will it make your taste buds sing joy to the world!

Hot Damn, Tamales!

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There are lots and lots of food traditions in the state of Texas, but none is stronger and more deeply rooted than making and eating tamales at Christmas.

Rudolf Tomato Grilled Cheese

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer had a very shiny nose…and it’s a bright red tomato!

 Sides

Roasted Tomato White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

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This homemade white cheddar mac and cheese with tomatoes is comfort food at its finest, featuring a silky cheese sauce and roasted cherry tomatoes.

Texas Harvest Succotash

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A welcomed sight amongst all of the carbs, plus all the ingredients can be prepped a day in advance!

Spiced Tomato Cranberry Sauce

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Wow your guests this with a twist on traditional Cranberry Sauce! This Spiced Cranberry Sauce is the perfect tangy accompaniment to your holiday dinner!

Crispy Tomato Sage Upside Down Cornbread

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The colors are stunning and you invert it after baking to reveal a lovely tomato design.

Tomato Cobbler

This recipe is the ultimate cozy holiday food and would be a great side to any holiday menu! I could even see leftovers being served as breakfast with a couple of fried eggs!

Dessert

Cherry Tomato Thumbprint Cookie

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We guarantee no one else will have this at the cookie swap! This Texas Christmas recipe combines not one, but two traditions – Christmas thumbprint cookies and Texas Red Pepper Jelly.

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