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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    Lazy Cake

    1 review

    This lazy cake will fix that sweet tooth craving. The no-bake treat is made with cookie pieces stirred with hazelnut spread. Then chill it for a super simple dessert. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bars

    These peanut butter energy bars are made with natural ingredients, and there's no baking required! You can substitute sunflower seeds...

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    Easy Puppy Chow

    2 reviews

    This easy puppy chow recipe uses a whole package of cereal, so there's less messy measuring. And it makes enough...

    Peanut Butter Cookie In A Mug

    2 reviews

    This peanut butter cookie in a mug is perfect for when you have a sweet tooth but don't want to...

    Mac ‘n’ Cheese Dinner

    4 reviews

    Don’t settle for ordinary mac and cheese. This version is my kids’ favorite, so I always make a huge pot....

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

    7 reviews

    It was so fun to experiment with this brownie recipe. When my daughter tasted the final version, she told me...

    Parmesan-Ranch Snack Mix

    11 reviews

    This is a quick, easy and delicious snack, especially for kids. No one I've made it for can have just...

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    Almond-Pecan Date Truffles

    2 reviews

    My daughter and I came across a date candy recipe when she was learning about ancient Egypt. We changed some...

    Chicken Parmesan With Spaghetti Squash

    1 review

    I grow spaghetti squash and herbs in my garden every year, so this recipe is the perfect way to use...

    Witches’ Fingers

    You don't need a cauldron to conjure these frightening fingers. They're a sweet-and-salty treat that's spookily easy to make. —Beth...

    Chocolate Almond Pizzelles

    1 review

    If you love fun baking gadgets, you'll enjoy making these crispy, almond-flavored cookies, which get their unique waffle design from...

    Greek Brown and Wild Rice Bowls

    2 reviews

    This fresh rice dish tastes like the Mediterranean in a bowl! It is short on ingredients but packs in so...

    Rocky Road Fudge Pops

    These sweet frozen treats are simple to prepare and guaranteed to bring out the kid in anyone. The creamy pops...

    Garlic Pumpkin Seeds

    6 reviews

    Wondering what to do with all those pumpkin seeds guests will be scooping out at your pumpkin-carving party? This yummy,...

    Chocolate-Covered Eggs

    14 reviews

    These pretty little candies beat any store-bought variety hands down! Decorating them can take as little or as much effort...

    Saucy Indian-Style Chicken & Vegetables

    This Indian-style dish seems to develop a devoted following. Prepared sauce makes
    it easy to bring the rich flavors...

    Cheese Beef Burritos

    1 review

    After a busy day, this is a dish that I can get on the table fast. The recipe came about...

    Chicken Cacciatore with Polenta

    1 review

    The microwave makes quick work of homemade polenta, and the rest is done in one skillet. Save a little Parmesan...

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    Kitchen-Sink Soft Tacos

    My kids invented this recipe by throwing some taco spice on leftover sloppy joes. I have to admit, they are...

    Chocolate-Hazelnut Spoons

    4 reviews

    My daughter has an amazing time decorating spoons. She then likes to stir them into hot chocolate. —January Brylow, Milwaukee,...

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    Movie Night Munchie Mix

    Why not enjoy concession-style snacks at home? I took some of my favorites and combined them to make a sweet...

    Raspberry Coconut Cake

    9 reviews

    This seemed like a festive dessert to fix for the holidays, so I decided to try it out on my...

    Easy Breve

    If you prefer a creamier cappuccino, try a breve. The half-and-half cream creates a thick, rich foam that stands up...

    Easy Cappuccino

    Traditionally, a cappuccino is one part espresso mixed with one part steamed milk, then topped with one part foamed milk....

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    Toffee-Crunch Coffee Sundaes

    This fast, flavorful, foolproof fudge sauce made in the microwave has a secret ingredient: coffee ice cream. I created it...

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    Parmesan Butternut Squash

    7 reviews

    Butternut squash sprinkled with Parmesan and bread crumbs makes a superb side dish we love to share. Using the microwave...

    Greek Spaghetti Squash

    3 reviews

    Greek olives and feta cheese lend an ethnic flare to this colorful entree created by our Test Kitchen.

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    Spiderweb Trap

    We use a spaghetti squash "web" to cleverly capture tender gnocchi "bugs" in this pesto-based side dish.—Taste of Home Test...

    Spaghetti Squash Medley

    1 review

    "We raise spaghetti squash in our garden, and I enjoy coming up with different ways to use it," writes Wanda...

    S’mores on a Stick

    2 reviews

    My kids love to take these for treats everywhere. That's lucky for me since they are so easy to make....

    Stuffed Peppers for Four

    21 reviews

    Truly a meal in one, this quick supper has it all: Veggies, meat, pasta and sauce, packed into tender peppers....