Make the food the star of your next holiday gathering with some of our all-time favorite festive dishes. They're easy, offer kid-friendly flavors and decorating options, and have big visual impact -- so they're the perfect centerpiece for this season's celebrations.
Pine-tree fruit kebabs
The "pine tree" here is a pineapple laden with colorful fruit-kebab branches. To make the tree trunk, remove the top and cut 1 inch off the bottom of a large pineapple, then peel it. On small skewers (we used 50 6-inch bamboo skewers), thread three to five pieces of assorted fresh fruits, such as grapes, strawberries, star fruit and honeydew. Starting at the bottom, insert the skewers into the pineapple at a slight angle. Top the tree with skewered slices of star fruit. After the branches are eaten, don't forget to slice up the tree trunk.