Welcome friends and family into your home for holiday cheer with a casual buffet. And don't fret over the menu--you can make most of the items ahead. (Serves 18)
Spicy Rum Punch
Wild Mushroom and Artichoke Dip
Spiced Parmesan Cheese Crisps
Apple "Fritters"
Tea sandwiches

Chocolate Pound Cake with Chocolate-Pistachio Glaze
Sugar cookies
Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke