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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Beef Wellington Fried Wontons

3 reviews

These tasty appetizers scale down classic beef Wellington to an ideal party size. They feel fancy and fun! —Dianne Phillips, Tallapoosa, Georgia

Crab Rangoon Cheese Spread

1 review

Crisp, deep-fried wonton strips are a perfect accompaniment to a classic, creamy crab spread. Sweet-and-sour sauce adds fantastic flavor.—Gina Muller,...


Beef Fondue with Mustard-Mayonnaise Sauce

1 review

Fondue is fun, but for me, the accompanying sauces are what make them even more delicious. This creamy, zippy sauce...


Applesauce Drop Doughnuts

10 reviews

"I made these tasty cake doughnuts often when our children were growing up," says Frances Poste of Wall, South Dakota....


Juicy Bat Wings

These wings are guaranteed to have your guests licking their fingers clean! If desired, you can replace the seasonings listed...

Quick Coconut Shrimp

5 reviews

These coconut-fried shrimp are downright addicting. If you ask me, the bigger the shrimp, the better. That way you can...


Homemade Churros

3 reviews

These fried cinnamon-sugar goodies are best when fresh and hot. Try them with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate....

Caribbean Wontons

I first served these fresh and fruity treats as an appetizer at a summer luau. My family and friends now...


Fried Cheese Nuggets

1 review

There's just something about cheese that folks can't resist, and these deep-fried cheese nuggets are no exception. I barely finish...


Crispy Norwegian Bows

I've been fixing these cookies for so long, I don't recall where the recipe came from. They're a "must" at...


Buttermilk Berry Fritters

Your family's mouths will start watering when they dream about the crispy outside and soft inside of these fantastic fritters....

Chicken-Fried Steak Fingers

1 review

Christmas simply wouldn't be complete without these finger licking good steak snacks. Two weeks before the holidays, I make and...


Barbecued Chicken Egg Rolls

1 review

“If you like barbecued chicken, you’ll really enjoy these hearty chicken roll-ups,” assures Erin Stroud of Sterling, Illinois. “I serve...


Crisp Rosettes

2 reviews

Shaped like delicate snowflakes, these crisp rosettes make a lovely winter dessert. Field editor Rita Christianson of Glenburn, North Dakota...


Chicken Wings with Spicy Apricot Sauce

Everyone gobbles these up at Christmas potlucks! My mother gave me the recipe for this anytime appetizer with its flavorful...


Coconut Chicken Bites

2 reviews

These tender nuggets are great for nibbling, thanks to the coconut, cumin, celery salt and garlic powder that season them....

Crispy Goat Cheese Appetizers

1 review

Want an amazing party starter? Coat slices of goat cheese with seasoned bread crumbs, fry them until golden-brown and top...


Brunch Beignets

2 reviews

Enjoy breakfast the New Orleans way with these warm, crispy bites. Topped with powdered sugar, they are a delight! —Lois...


Rabanadas (Portuguese French Toast)

I find this dish a comforting reminder of my childhood. The creamy custard center contrasts deliciously with the cinnamon sugar...


Easy Coconut Shrimp

3 reviews

Guests are always impressed when I serve these restaurant-quality shrimp. A selection of sauces served alongside adds the perfect touch....


Old-Fashioned Doughnuts Holes

Light and yummy, these doughnut holes go fast! Their old-time goodness comes from mashed potatoes and buttermilk.


Butternut Squash Doughnuts

2 reviews

My mother and I used to make several batches of these cake doughnuts at a time. They're not only different,...


Chocolate-Hazelnut Spoons

4 reviews

My daughter has a great time decorating spoons with mini M&M’s, Sno-Caps and sprinkles. She likes to stir them into...


Easy Egg Rolls

8 reviews

I've always loved egg rolls, but every recipe I saw seemed too complicated. So I decided to start with a...

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