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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    Obatzda (German Cheese Dip)

    Obatzda, otherwise known as German beer cheese dip, is so delicious and creamy. It's the perfect dip to make the night before a get-together. —Beate Trinkl, Einsbach, Germany

    Air-Fryer Mushroom Roll-Ups

    This party appetizer was inspired by a dish I saw on an episode of Top Chef. I simplified it a...

    Air-Fryer Bacon Crescent Rolls

    The mouthwatering aroma of warm bacon from these three-ingredient rolls will draw folks to the table once you throw the...

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    Mango Cream Tart

    1 review

    This fresh, luscious tart makes me happy!—Jami Geittmann, Art Director, Taste of Home Magazine

    Mini Cheese Balls

    3 reviews

    These mini cheese balls are the perfect quick appetizer for any party. Roll them in toasted sesame seeds, fresh rosemary...

    Dilly Mini Cheese Balls

    1 review

    ??These mini cheese balls are perfect for any gathering, no matter what time of year it is! Kids love the...

    Lemon Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

    6 reviews

    I won a baking contest at Purdue University with this recipe for lemon bars with cream cheese frosting. I think...

    Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

    After making some delicious dessert bars, I was determined to turn the recipe into a chocolate peppermint cheesecake. This festive...

    Warm Onion Garlic Dip

    Try this warm creamy dip that can be served with veggies or crackers. It’s a delicious snack any time of...

    Triple-Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

    6 reviews

    What could be better than a brownie crust layered with chocolate cheesecake and topped with chocolate ganache? These cheesecake bars...

    Caramel-Scotch Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

    3 reviews

    I came up with this cream cheese coffee cake recipe so I could make a delicious brunch treat using convenience...

    Mac ‘n’ Cheese Dinner

    3 reviews

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

    Chicken Rangoon Egg Rolls

    1 review

    This is a recipe that I made into my own—a friend served a layered appetizer paired with crackers, and I...

    Creamy Chicken Enchilada Pizza

    This is a twist on a family favorite. We wanted the taste of my chicken enchilada recipe, but we wanted...

    No-Bake Mango Strawberry Cheesecake

    5 reviews

    Cheesecake is my mom's favorite dessert. I made this especially for her on Mother's Day to thank her for being...

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    Yogurt-Ricotta Cheesecake

    1 review

    I have always liked Italian ricotta cheesecakes, but they have too much sugar for me. I made a light version,...

    Artichoke Spread with Garlic Bread

    3 reviews

    I've tried several different artichoke dip recipes, but this one is the absolute best! I serve it at nearly every...

    Baby Swiss Appetizer Cheesecake

    1 review

    This beautiful cheesecake appetizer can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving, so it's the perfect make-ahead recipe for...

    Slow-Cooker Cheeseburger Dip

    This fun dip recipe uses ingredients that I always have in the fridge, so it's easy to throw together on...

    Key Lime Pie Balls

    4 reviews

    The classic creamy filling, graham cracker crust and burst of lime are all mixed together in every bite of these...

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    Warm Bacon Cheese Spread

    22 reviews

    My friends threaten to not come by unless this dip is on the menu! The rich spread bakes right in...

    Pistachio Cream Pie

    5 reviews

    Once, I was making a pudding and coconut pie for my mother's uncle and decided to toss in some pineapple...

    Cheesecake Pie

    9 reviews

    "A FRIEND gave me this recipe, and I love it so much! The secret is in the baking—I just let...

    Raspberry Cheese Spread

    7 reviews

    "A party guest brought this attractive appetizer to our home, and we fell in love with it," says Jane Montgomery...

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    Cheddar Creamed Corn

    10 reviews

    I brought this super easy recipe to a school potluck once and it was gone in no time. I’ve been...

    Cream Cheese Cutouts

    6 reviews

    Decorating cookies always puts me in a happy mood. Cookies from this recipe don't rise a lot or lose their...

    Cheesecake Cranberry Pie

    This recipe cleverly combines cheesecake and cranberry pie in one fantastic dessert. Make it a day ahead for added convenience.

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    Lemonade Icebox Pie

    76 reviews

    You will detect a definite lemonade flavor in this refreshing lemon icebox pie. High and fluffy, this dessert has a...

    Quick Cherry Cheese Pie

    “Cooking foods that are festive but low-fat can be challenging,” observes Debbie Lucci in Salem, Virginia. “My health-conscious family loves...

    Pimiento Cheddar Spread

    I was a theater major in college, and our director's mother always made sure we were well fed. I was...