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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    Milk Punch

    Sip on this celebratory cocktail recipe that dates back generations. Known as a favorite in New Orleans, milk punch is a sweet and rich drink perfect for special occasions. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Pressure-Cooker Andouille Lentil Chili

    1 review

    This recipe has been in my family for a number of years, and it's still a hit today. The smoky...


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    Cheesy Cajun Shrimp and Grits

    1 review

    I was born and raised in the South. A few years ago I moved to Pennsylvania, where good southern comfort...


    Shrimp and Cucumber Canapes

    These cute stacks really stand out in a holiday appetizer buffet. Tasty, cool and crunchy, they come together in a...


    Slow-Cooker Jambalaya Risotto

    3 reviews

    I love risotto, but I don't always love the time and stirring it takes to get the creamy goodness. I...

    Pressure-Cooker Cajun-Style Beans and Sausage

    3 reviews

    Beans and rice make the perfect meal because they're well-balanced, an excellent source of protein, and easy to prepare. Sausage...


    Cajun Grilled Shrimp

    1 review

    The kicked-up marinade on these shrimp makes this a flavor-packed dish. Serve over rice, and make sure to squeeze those...

    Spicy Cajun Potato Salad

    9 reviews

    Here in Louisiana we have a lot of get-togethers, and if you want your dish to be chosen over all...


    Hearty Jambalaya

    14 reviews

    Mel Miller of Perkins, Oklahoma shares this meaty and satisfying jambalaya.


    Crab-Stuffed Catfish

    2 reviews

    "My family was not big on fish...until I made this dish," Joy McConaghy from Moline, Illinois notes. She stuffs catfish...


    Reindeer Snack Mix

    6 reviews

    Rudolph and his pals will be dashing, dancing and prancing to gobble up this savory snack mix. Humans also will...

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    Baked Creole Shrimp

    A friend shared this recipe with me after tinkering with different ways to prepare freshly-caught shrimp. Here in the South,...


    New Orleans-Style Chicken

    13 reviews

    This hearty one-dish meal from Jason Bagley of Kennewick, Washington is loaded with tender chunks of chicken, colorful veggies ,...


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    Sweetheart Cornbread

    This is a delicious recipe I've served many times to my family. I don't always shape the bread into a...


    Sweet Corn Beignets with Bacon-Sugar Dust

    2 reviews

    Opposites attract deliciously in these irresistible beignets—crispy outside and soft and fluffy inside. Salty bacon sugar contrasts nicely with the...


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    Louisiana-Style Taco Soup

    “This is one of my family’s favorite quick and easy soups on a cold winter’s day,” Julie Whitlow attests from...

    Hominy Sausage Bake

    2 reviews

    My cousin Lewis whipped up this spicy corn dish for a family gathering one year. It's nice and hearty, and...


    Best Ever Beans and Sausage

    31 reviews

    When my wife asks what she should make for a gathering, she's always told to bring this—and a couple of...


    Cajun Chicken Fettuccine

    48 reviews

    For this quick-mix casserole, I combine two pasta sauces and add Cajun seasoning for kick. You could even try adding...


    Andouille Sausage Hash

    2 reviews

    I threw this hash together last minute for a church brunch. Folks liked it so much they asked me for...


    Hearty Rice Dressing

    3 reviews

    This satisfying dressing has always been received well at church socials and family reunions. The recipe feeds a crowd—I cut...


    Creole Pork Chops

    9 reviews

    I've had this recipe for over twenty years and love it. Since the children are grown, I now cook just...


    Turkey with Cornbread Dressing

    4 reviews

    Nothing gets family hanging around the kitchen like the aroma of a turkey stuffed with savory dressing roasting in the...


    Savory Cornbread Dressing

    Nothing gets the family hanging around like the aroma of this savory dressing baking alongside the turkey. Drizzled with hot...


    Crawfish Pizzas

    These spicy pizzas were winners when I entered them in the International Crawfish Festival in Jackson, Mississippi. —Jackie Powell, Jayess,...

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    Blackened Cajun Chicken

    My son's a great cook who came up with this rub on his own. It's one of our very favorite...


    Southern Vegetable Soup

    3 reviews

    This chunky, Southern vegetable soup is a surefire way to warm up those cold winter nights. —Christy Hinrichs, Parkville, Missouri


    Mardi Gras King Cake

    7 reviews

    This frosted king cake is the highlight of our annual Mardi Gras party. If you want to hide a token...


    Ham Pickle Pinwheels

    2 reviews

    My mom introduced me to this ham pickle pinwheels appetizer a number of years ago, and I've been making them...


    Buttery Cajun Popcorn

    Cheesy and spicy, this finger-lickin' snack with just a hint of lime is downright addictive! —Beth Stengel, North Hollywood, California


    Southern Pot Roast

    4 reviews

    Cajun seasoning adds kick to this tender Southern Pot Roast that's served with a corn and tomato mixture. It may...