Gather friends, grab a thermos or two of spiced cider, serenade the neighborhood, then head home to feast on a cozy winter dinner. (Serves 8)

Chili-Spiced Almonds

Warm Caramelized Onion Dip
Frisée Salad with Maple-Bacon Vinaigrette
Belgian Beef and Beer Stew
Herbed Asiago Rolls

Chocolate-Hazelnut Meringues

Brown Sugar Cheesecake with Cranberry Compote

Applejack-Spiked Hot Cider

Vanilla-Almond Steamer

December 08, 2009
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr, Mary Lyn Hill Jenkins