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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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 adds full flavor to the recipe, and traditional pork sausage lovers won't even notice the switch to chicken sausage. —Robin Haas, Cranston, Rhode Island

Sticky Chicken Wings

1 review

You'll want to keep an extra stack of napkins nearby once people start reaching for these sweet and sticky wings....

Chicken Puffs

2 reviews

I found this recipe in a cookbook from Alabama and adapted it to suit my family's tastes. The Creole sauce...

Bayou Chicken

When I came across this recipe many years ago, I knew I had a new-found family favorite on my hands....

Chicken Jambalaya

5 reviews

This is a great easy chicken jambalaya recipe. It's great to serve at parties and it reheats well after! —Lynn...

Roast Chicken with Creole Stuffing

1 review

I've used this recipe ever since I roasted my first chicken. Our whole family looks forward to it. The combination...

Chicken ‘N’ Corn Bread Dressing

My nursing career keeps me busy, so easy recipes that taste great are important to me. I came up with...

Spicy Skeleton Ribs

1 review

These ribs are sure to add kick to the party thanks to the haunting combination of spices. This can be...

Chicken Creole Deviled Eggs

3 reviews

Scrambling for a quick-and-easy recipe to use up some of those hard-cooked Easter eggs? Just add a little diced chicken...

Blackened Chicken

17 reviews

This spicy blackened chicken packs a one-two punch of flavor. The grilled chicken is basted with a peppery white sauce—there's...

Grilled Jerk Chicken Wings

8 reviews

I have been making this recipe ever since I can remembe, and every time I have a party. It's so...

Authentic Cajun Gumbo

8 reviews

I learned to cook in Louisiana and I love to cook Cajun food. This cajun gumbo recipe is one of...

My Best-Ever Jambalaya

5 reviews

I tried to mimic Jambalaya from my favorite restaurant and it turned out so well my daughter and husband now...

Chicken Gumbo

1 review

This fresh-tasting, flavorful main dish is well-received when I cook it for church suppers. It's a colorful mixture of traditional...

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Forgotten Jambalaya

158 reviews

During chilly months, I fix this slow cooker jambalaya recipe at least once a month. It’s so easy…just chop the...

Slow-Cooked Jambalaya

16 reviews

—Sherry Huntwork, Gretna, Nebraska

Gulf Coast Jambalaya Rice

8 reviews

As the stew of the South, jambalaya is a definite staple. For ages, home cooks have been making their own...

Meaty Slow-Cooked Jambalaya

18 reviews

Sure makes life easy having this tasty dish stashed away in the freezer! Another plus, you throw it all in...

Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Chicken

47 reviews

My husband and three children love this tender, sweet and spicy chicken. Peach preserves add just a touch of sweetness,...

Easy Chicken Creole

2 reviews

While I was growing up, my family spent time in Haiti, where we enjoyed eating many authentic dishes such as...

Chicken and Okra Gumbo

14 reviews

We used to live in New Orleans, but our taste buds don't know we moved yet. I still make many...

Buffalo Chicken Calzones

4 reviews

I'm always looking for creative ways to jazz up pizza. I came up with this "pizza turnover," to incorporate my...

Spicy Chicken

5 reviews

"I serve this zippy chicken with plenty of sour cream and full glasses of milk to calm the bite," comments...

Blackened Cajun Chicken

2 reviews

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

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Mom’s Tomato Vegetable Soup

I developed this vegetable-based soup from a recipe my mom made when I was a child. Its robust down-home taste...

Game Day Gumbo

15 reviews

Tailgating at Friday night high school games brings our children and friends together to share great food. Gumbo is a...

Cajun Chicken Fettuccine

47 reviews

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

Louisiana Gumbo

14 reviews

This recipe certainly reflects our area of the country. It really is a meal in itself.

Louisiana Chicken

1 review

Green peppers and mint add a surprise to this Southern-style recipe. A roasting bag keeps the chicken moist and flavorful.—Jill...

Grandma’s Cajun Chicken & Spaghetti

4 reviews

I’m originally from Louisiana, where my grandma spoke Cajun French as she taught me her spicy chicken spaghetti. —Brenda Melancon,...