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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    Campfire Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

    We make these fun cakes while camping or in the backyard around a fire. They're yummy for kids and adults alike. Be aware that the sandwich iron gets hot, so adults should handle and open it. —Cheryl Grimes, Whiteland, Indiana

    Coconut Milk Strawberry-Banana Pops

    5 reviews

    These four-ingredient freezer pops are a delicious way to use up a pint of fresh strawberries. You'll love the hint...


    Cranberry, Orange and Cardamom Infused Water

    2 reviews

    This gorgeous infused water would make a great addition to your holiday dinner table. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy...


    Root Vegetable Pave

    5 reviews

    This is a stunning side dish to serve company. The robust blend features earthy root vegetables in a lightly herbed...


    Cool Cucumber Salad

    2 reviews

    This Salad is a refreshing complement to any meal, and it's attractive on the table. Whenever I'm asked to bring...

    Berry-Filled Butter Ribbons

    Tangy boysenberry is an unusual for a cookie, but it goes well with chocolate. I change the sprinkles and even...


    Guava Coconut Rum Cocktail

    My beverage is so sensational it's like a taste of the tropics in a glass. The guava adds a touch...

    Orange Spritz Cookies

    5 reviews

    Brown sugar gives these spritz cookies a lovely light caramel tint. This variation has a rich buttery shortbread taste and...


    Sandbakkelse (Sand Tarts)

    3 reviews

    Translated from Norwegian, the name of these cookies is "'sand tarts." They're most attractive if baked in authentic sandbakkelse molds,...


    Spaetzle Dumplings

    26 reviews

    These tender homemade spaetzle noodles take only minutes to make and are a natural accompaniment to chicken. You can use...


    Gingerbread Spritz

    2 reviews

    I get so busy during the Christmas season that cutout cookies are a hassle. But I love gingerbread and spritz...

    Lemon-Butter Spritz Cookies

    18 reviews

    This recipe makes a lot of terrific cookies! It's great for Christmas when all the kids and grandkids visit. They...


    Pomegranate Martini

    2 reviews

    Ring in the holidays with this crimson creation that sparkles with holiday cheer. It's a smooth delight that's sure to...


    Peanut Butter Spritz Fingers

    My family loves this peanut butter fingers recipe because they satisfy the need for chocolate and for something crunchy, sweet...


    Orange Buttermilk Gelatin Salad Mold

    5 reviews

    A dear friend shared this recipe with me years ago. Now it's my favorite dish to take to a church...


    Christmas Cranberry Punch

    Every year my grandma made her zingy punch for our Christmas Eve feast. —Helen Roland, Miami, Florida

    Creamy Caramels

    55 reviews

    I discovered this caramel recipe in a local newspaper years ago and have made these soft buttery caramels ever since....


    Cream Cheese Spritz

    11 reviews

    A hint of orange and cinnamon highlights these Christmastime classics. I like to add colorful sprinkles before baking them. The...


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    White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

    32 reviews

    I make many batches of this minty fudge to give as Christmas gifts. It's not too sweet, so it appeals...


    Avocado Goat Cheese Truffles

    3 reviews

    Give guests the VIP treatment with luxurious truffles you can make in your own kitchen. The goat cheese is mild,...


    Pumpkin Pie Martinis

    6 reviews

    My friends start requesting this cocktail in the fall and continue to ask for it throughout the holidays. Every delectable...


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    Creme de Menthe Cupcakes

    We use creme de menthe liqueur (the term means "mint cream" in French) to add a cool touch to these...


    Lemon Creme Brulee

    1 review

    Here’s a refreshing, tangy twist on a classic. Don’t have the kitchen torch traditionally used for creme brulee? Simply pop...


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    Pickled Pepperoncini Deviled Eggs

    2 reviews

    It's hard to resist these adorable deviled trees on our buffet table. The avocado filling has pepperoncini and cilantro for...

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    Gingerbread Cookie Cutouts

    4 reviews

    Add a little snow hat (complete with a pompom) to a classic gingerbread shape to create adorable gingerbread Santas. —Christy...


    Mini Spider Bites

    3 reviews

    These little cupcakes are almost too sweet to eat! Let the kids help you assemble the charmers and you can...


    Snow-Puffed Meringues

    3 reviews

    My family and friends like a nice pick-me-up dessert after a big holiday meal. These feather-light morsels fit the bill...


    White Chocolate Creme Brulee

    2 reviews

    When you want a dessert for a special occasion, try this one. Serving two, it's perfect for Valentine's Day or...


    Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Meringue Roses

    4 reviews

    Eat these pretty treats as is or crush them into a bowl of strawberries and whipped cream. Readers of my...


    Confectioners’ Sugar Glaze

    This versatile glaze is shared by our Test Kitchen. You can make the basic powdered sugar glaze and tint it...