Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Chocolate Lebkuchen Cherry Balls

1 review

Here’s my twist on the traditional German holiday lebkuchen—with a surprise inside. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

Wilted Spinach Salad

4 reviews

Pretty, fresh and sized just for two, this delicious salad sent in by Diana Grier of St. Joseph, Missouri may...


Cherry Almond Mousse Pie

19 reviews

Treat your loved ones to a luscious pie with chocolate, cherries and nuts in a creamy vanilla mousse. It's a...


Cherry Chocolate Crepes

3 reviews

Cherries and chocolate just naturally taste great together, but the combination is even better when enhanced by tender crepes and...


Beer & Cheddar Fondue

4 reviews

This great-tasting beer cheese fondue is my mom's favorite, so I make it for her birthday every year. I like...

Black Forest Dessert Cake

10 reviews

“The cake is a traditional German dessert. When my daughter went to Germany on a backpacking trip, she said the...


Fruit-Stuffed Pork Roast

"This moist flavorful roast, with its fruit filling and tangy glaze, has become a tradition at our family events," reports...

Striped Icebox Cookies

6 reviews

I've been using this recipe ever since I was a little girl. I like it because it's easier than making...


German Chocolate Fondue

3 reviews

German sweet chocolate gives rich flavor to this simple specialty from Helen Phillips. Just a handful of ingredients and a...


Chocolate Cherry Pie

4 reviews

Assures Maxine Smith of Owanka, South Dakota. "This rich and creamy pie is sure to please any dyed-in-the-wool chocoholic!"


Schaum Strawberry Torte

19 reviews

This recipe was handed down from my German grandma. She took great pride in serving this delicate dessert. Whenever I...

Black Forest Brownies

2 reviews

Although I enjoy sweets, other recipes have failed me (I'm a beginning baker). But not this one! It's easy, and...


Black Forest Pie

6 reviews

With three active children, I don't usually fuss with fancy desserts. This one is simple but impressive--it's the one I...


Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Vegetables

3 reviews

I appreciate this recipe because it includes a side dish of roasted potatoes, brussels sprouts and carrots, giving me one...


Hearty Mushroom Canapes

This appealing appetizer from Sue Huebner of Wausau, Wisconsin shapes up nicely for Valentine's Day—or any special holiday. "I cut...