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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.

Join the fun as we sample delicious food and wine that are perfect for holiday entertaining and family gatherings during our Holiday Traditions weekend festival from December 13-15. Demos of our favorite items will take place at all stores on:

  • Friday, December 13, from 4-7pm
  • Saturday, December 14 from 11am-4pm
  • Sunday, December 15 from 11am-4pm

Holiday Entertaining with Heinen's

 

Your Holiday Centerpiece

Our premium meats are raised to our strict specifications, so you can feel good about feeding your family quality protein.

 

Crab-Stuffed Baked Lobster Tails

This dish is so special and delicious, yet super easy to put together.

Crab-stuffed baked lobster tails

 

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

 

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

 

A Festive Night in With Heinen's New Fondue

Get into the swing of entertaining this holiday season with the absolutely delicious Heinen’s Fondue Cheese Blend!

Heinen's fondue and fondue dippers

 

Bloody Marys with Antipasto Skewers

The ingredients for this mix are clean and simple, and even better, they're made locally in Northeast Ohio!

Bloody Marys with Antipasto Skewers

 

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

 

Festive Bubbles Bar

It’s good to have a variety of bubbly on hand to make all of your holiday celebrations truly special.

Bubbles bar

 

Mulled Wine

This mulled wine recipe is sure to warm you during the holidays.

Mulled wine in a glass

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

Shrimp Cocktail & Flatbread Appetizers

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

Easy shrimp appetizers

 

Bleu Cheese Crusted Steak Bites

These juicy steak bites with creamy bleu cheese and caramelized onions are oh so delicious!

Bleu Cheese Crusted Steak Bites with Caramelized Onions

 

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

 

Cajun Shrimp Cups

These are the perfect single-serving appetizer that will make your holiday guests want more!

Cajun Shrimp Cups

 

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

 

Double Chocolate Peppermint Pinwheels

The combination of chocolate and peppermint flavors is one of the most exciting parts of the holiday season!

Pinwheel cookies

 

Heinen's Yule Logs

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

Yule Log

 

Holiday Floral 101

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

 

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

 

Honey Mango Habanero Ham

Start that oven and make a meal that’ll have even the toughest critics forking over compliments!

Honey habanero ham

 

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

 

New Year's Eve Fondue Party

New Year’s Eve is the perfect excuse for one last celebration to end the holiday season right!

New Year's Eve fondue party

 

Bubbles: Champagne vs Prosecco vs Sparkling Wine

What better time of year to indulge in some bubbles than the holidays?

Holiday Bubbles -- Champagne v. Prosecco

 

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

 

Holiday Sangria Hostess Gift

The best way to spread holiday cheer is by serving sangria during this time of year!

Holiday Cabernet Sangria Hostess Gift

 

Exclusive Napa Cabernet Collaboration

This Heinen's exclusive from Napa's Hindsight Vineyards is the perfect accompaniment to your holiday celebration.

Heinen's exclusive Hindsight 20/20 Napa Caberney

 

5 Cocktails That Sparkle

Our holiday gift to you is five festive Champagne cocktail recipes: the happiest concoction of all!

 

Party Appetizer Inspiration

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

Appetizer Spread

 

Pantry Must-Haves for Entertaining

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

Last-minute appetizers

 

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

 

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

 

Ham, Cheese & Cranberry Rollups

These warm, savory rollups will be a big hit at your next get together!

Ham Cheese and Cranberry Rollups

 

Brie and Mushroom Crostini

Here's a nice two-bite appetizer, easily handled with one hand, which is very important for the holidays.

Brie and Mushroom Crostini

 

Heartfelt Holiday Cookies 3 Ways

A cookie exchange is a fantastic way to spend quality time together and share a sweet recipe that you adore. 

Holiday cookies in cookie tin

 

Butter Tart Bars

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

 

Cranberry Orange Ginger Pie

Bright and festive, this cranberry orange ginger pie is bound to be a showstopper on your holiday dessert table.

Cranberry orange ginger pie slice

 

DIY Hot Cocoa Board

This hot cocoa spread is the perfect way to be inclusive to all guests!

Hot Cocoag board with whipped cream

 

A Guide to Holiday Gift Giving

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

 

Homemade Holiday Gifts

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