Christmas Day

One of the most special days of the year

I like to call this special occasion menu The Casa De Collins because like us, it’s a little bit rustic, it’s simple, a bit extravagant, and full of love. For us, it’s Brett and Chrissy on a table, and that is what Feast and Merriment is all about.
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Asparagus & Goat Cheese Tart

These savory asparagus and goat cheese tarts made with store-bought puff pastry are an easy way to impress your guests and delightful starter to an elegant meal.

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Slow Cooked Filet of Beef

Slow Cooked Filet of Beef

Ina’s slow roasted beef tenderloin is fit for royalty. I promise you that it will be the easiest, most impressive roast you have ever made. Promise.

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Basil Parmesan Sauce

Sauces are so important to any dish from the humble lunch sandwich to the most gourmet of meals. Often overlooked by home cooks because they can be intimidating, sauce is vital and what pulls a meal together. Like shoes to an outfit- it serves an important functional role as well as pulling everything together. Sauce should never, ever be overlooked.

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Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

Infused with fresh lemon, loads of parmesan, and toasted nuts, this parmesan roasted broccoli recipe has been known to convert non-broccoli eaters. It is a simply fabulous side dish and guaranteed to round out this special occasion meal.

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Mashed Potatoes

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Everyone loves mashed potatoes- except the cook making them! With these tips for make-ahead mashed potatoes, the cook can enjoy the mash as much as the guests.

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Italian Pizzelle Cookies

Every Christmas dinner needs at least two desserts and Italian Pizzelle Cookies are always one of them at our dinner table. They are light, airy, crispy and oh, so delicious. They are the perfect way to finish a savory meal!

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I was born with a insatiable love for excellent food. I spend my free time reading about and practicing cooking and I can’t get enough. Above all things, I love gathering my friends around the table for Feast & Merriment.