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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    Hanukkah Cookies

    Cream cheese adds richness to these Hanukkah cookies. Decorate them with royal icing or your favorite buttercream frosting and toppings. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Eggnog Marshmallows

    These easy-to-make marshmallows are a lovely holiday treat with the flavor of eggnog. When my children were young, we always...


    Favorite Dipped Pretzel Rods

    Coated in gooey caramel, then covered with chocolate and peanut butter chips, these decadent dipped pretzels are a delicious way...


    Cranberry Cinnamon Applesauce

    My grandson Geoff likes hot applesauce, so I've come up with one that looks as good as it tastes. It...


    Gimme More Snack Mix

    My beautician gave me the recipe for this sweet-salty snack, and it was an immediate hit with my family. The...

    Cranberry Ginger Bark

    Need an item for a seasonal bake sale, cookie exchange or party...then try this treat. The crystallized ginger add such...


    Chocolate Caramel Cracker Bars

    17 reviews

    Make them on Saturday and they'll be gone by Monday! These chocolate and caramel bars with a cracker crust are...

    Creamy Chocolate Fudge

    Is there anything more decadent than chocolate fudge? You can make this treat and keep it in your freezer until...


    Hawaiian Meatballs

    8 reviews

    Talk about one easy dish that creates an amazing sweet and sour sauce! You can serve over rice for more...


    BBQ Turkey Meatballs

    What's a party without meatballs? We have these at all our big gatherings, but they're also terrific as an easy...


    Delightful Apple-Pineapple Drink

    Chase winter doldrums and chills with this warm and tangy fruit drink that will appeal to both kids and adults....

    Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

    My soothing white hot chocolate is a great warm-up after a wintry day spent sledding or ice skating. Or include...


    Holiday Wassail Punch

    2 reviews

    This festive and fruity punch is made with five kinds of juices plus cinnamon and allspice for a unique, well-balanced...


    Cocoa for a Crowd

    Cocoa for a Crowd comes from Pat Monson of Stewartville, Minnesota. "On a winter day, this cocoa really hits the...


    Slow Cooker Pizza Fondue

    3 reviews

    I keep these dip ingredients on hand for spur-of-the-moment gatherings. Folks can't resist chewy bread cubes coated with a savory...


    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...

    Sopaipillas

    18 reviews

    Light and crispy pastry puffs, sopaipillas are a sweet way to round out a spicy meal. They make a nice...


    Meaty Chili Dip

    A meaty dish like this is a must for the men in my family. They scrape the serving bowl clean!...


    Seafood-Stuffed Shells

    3 reviews

    These stuffed shells are really good, and we have them often. Even if you don’t like fish, you’ll love this...


    Hot Pizza Dip

    8 reviews

    You can assemble this effortless appetizer in a jiffy. The pizza-flavored dip goes very fast, so you may want to...


    Cincinnati Chili Dogs

    6 reviews

    My in-laws are from Ohio, so we have Cincinnati chili at many of our family gatherings. I spiced up this...


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    Oreos and Candy Cane Chocolate Bark

    5 reviews

    There are incredible surprises in this festive bark, including dark chocolate, candy canes and cream-filled cookies. We keep a big...


    Bacon Swiss Squares

    1 review

    Not only does this savory breakfast pizza come together easily, but it's also a cinch to double the ingredients when...


    Hamburger Hoagies

    2 reviews

    Start supper with Tammy Ellis’ savory, au jus Hamburger Hoagies. This busy Boardman, Oregon mom juggles a full-time job with...

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    Marshmallow Cream with Custard Sauce

    This dessert has always been a favorite of my husband and children. The original recipe came from my great-grandmother and...


    Pizza Egg Rolls

    9 reviews

    My husband and kids love these very untraditional egg rolls. Their crisp wrappers and flavorful pizza filling make them taste...


    Tropical French Toast

    Weekends are hectic in my house and we rarely find time to have breakfast together. When I make this special...


    No-Bake Minty Oreo Blossoms

    My blossoms take the Oreo truffle just a little further—and fancier. They're dressed up with a candy coating and a...


    Pecan Chocolate Waffles

    2 reviews

    If you like waffles and chocolate, this recipe is for you. These tender but crunchy waffles are great for breakfast,...


    Tempting Caramel Apple Pudding with Gingersnap Crust

    9 reviews

    The crunchy apple topping gives way to a creamy layer of cream cheese and butterscotch-caramel pudding. The gingersnap crust lends...