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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    Crispy Ranch Fried Chicken

    3 reviews

    It's almost impossible to improve crispy fried chicken. A sprinkling of ranch dressing mix in the coating makes it happen, though. The empty-in-seconds serving platter is proof. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Toasted Ravioli

    5 reviews

    While visiting a friend who had just moved to St. Louis, Missouri, I tried these toasted ravioli at almost every...


    Savory Mustard Chicken and Stuffing Waffles

    Adding mustard to the chicken coating adds a tang that's amazing with the savory waffles and sweet maple syrup. —John...


    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...


    Beef Flautas

    This traditional Mexican flautas recipe is one of my favorite dishes to make for my family. The spices and onion...

    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,...


    Deep-Fried Cookies

    1 review

    My kids love this delicious, indulgent treat. I like to give the batter a kick by adding a pinch of...

    Homemade Fry Bread

    3 reviews

    Crispy, doughy and totally delicious, this fry bread is fantastic with nearly any sweet or savory toppings you can think...


    Fried Dill Pickles

    You may be surprised when you see how easy it is to make a batch of Fried Dill Pickels. Don't...


    Rabanadas (Portuguese French Toast)

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


    Long Johns

    4 reviews

    The tattered recipe in my files is a good indication of how popular these doughnuts have been in our family...

    Indiana-Style Corn Dogs

    6 reviews

    One of the best parts of the many fairs and festivals in Indiana is the corn dogs! My family loves...


    Orange Fritters

    My daughter made a citrusy version of apple fritters for 4-H demonstrations at our county and state fair. This crowd-size...


    Chicken Corn Fritters

    2 reviews

    I've always loved corn fritters, but they weren't satisfying as a main dish. I came up with this recipe and...


    Old-Fashioned Doughnuts Holes

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


    County Fair Funnel Cakes

    9 reviews

    What would the fair be without these delicious deep-fried pastries? To make these timeless treats, slowly swirl batter into oil,...

    Southern Fried Chicken

    3 reviews

    This recipe was a happy accident, reveals Patricia Gowen of Amherst, Virginia. "I discovered at the last minute that I...


    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...


    Buttermilk Berry Fritters

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


    Mini Elephant Ears

    Our kids love to help stretch the pieces of convenient frozen dough to make these ears. After I fry them,...


    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...


    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....


    Thanksgiving Wontons

    We get creative with leftovers and make them into wontons. With a little turkey, cream cheese, cranberry sauce and wrappers,...


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    Ravioli Appetizer Pops

    4 reviews

    Ravioli on a stick is a tasty appetizer everyone talks about. They’re simple and fun to make and eat. Use...

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    Fried Dill Pickle Coins

    11 reviews

    If you've never tried or are not sure how to make fried pickles, step up to the plate and try...


    Crisp Rosettes

    2 reviews

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


    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...


    Spiced Doughnut Drops

    These goodies are fit treats for any age, as Glendale Heights, Illinois resident Ruth Calcagno well knows. "Our children loved...


    Pumpkin Doughnut Drops

    2 reviews

    I always have a few special treats handy when the grandchildren visit. These cake doughnuts are one of their favorite...


    Fried Onion Rings with Lime Dipping Sauce

    1 review

    Field editor Christine Wilson of Sellersville, Pennsylvania shared this appealing appetizer. Sweet Vidalia onion rings are deep-fried to a crispy...