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 us on a table, and that is what Feast and Merriment is all about.

Cocktail Snack

candied pecans

Candied Pecans

These sweet and spicy pecans are perfect to serve with cocktails or over vanilla ice cream! They also make a great homemade gift.

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Mashed Potatoes

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Light, fluffy mashed potatoes are everyone’s favorite side dish! With these tips for make ahead mashed potatoes, the cook can enjoy the mash as much as the guests.

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apple crostata

Apple Crostata

This Apple Crostata is much easier to make than apple pie and loaded with wonderful, autumn flavors. It’s a quintessential rustic dessert and I just love it.

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