The first one that I absolutely adore is rosemary toasted pecans. It's such a wonderful flavor combination!
Pretty much all you do it mix up some pecan halves, melted butter, salt, pinch of sugar, and dried rosemary. Then arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and baked 15 minutes at about 250. They are awesome warm, but fine room temperature as well. Here is a more detailed recipe.
When we were in the Philippines last year it was our job to help plan and host the Christmas party for our staff. Well since we didn't have an oven and a lot of our normal ingredients I scoured the internet for something special I could make. I found these wonderful hummus and avocado toasts.
I didn't realize until another staff member pointed out that they are Christmas colors, which makes it all the better. Plus they are super delicious, healthy, easy, and can be eaten with hands. It is noteworthy that you have to kind of do them last minute or the avocado turns brown, which is not so cute. Anyway, they flew off the tray. I hope to make them again this year.
I'm going to make gingerbread men with the two kids from the refugee family we mentor on Saturday. I can't wait! I bought the perfect cookie cutter from Williams Sonoma. I know they're going to have a blast.