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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French Potato Salad

French potato salad is vinegar-based instead of creamy, made with Dijon mustard, olive oil, scallions or shallots, and fresh herbs. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Potatoes Lyonnaise

4 reviews

Potatoes lyonnaise is a classic side dish I learned to make in culinary school. I sometimes switch up the herbs...


Vegetable Tian

This colorful, hearty and delicious Vegetable Tian originated in Provence, France. A mandoline makes easy work of slicing all the...


Quick Coq au Vin

5 reviews

This quick coq au vin recipe is really fabulous served with rice. I love being able to fix this gourmet...


Slow-Cooker Pina Colada Bananas Foster

I took bananas Foster one step further and combined it with the flavors of my favorite tropical drink: a pina...

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French Hot Chocolate

3 reviews

One of my fondest memories of Paris was sipping a cup of thick, dark hot chocolate at one of their...


French Buttercream

1 review

French buttercream has a custard-like texture and is great if you're going to be piping shapes or decorations. —Taste of...

Pressure Cooker Beef Daube Provencal

4 reviews

My dish is perfect on chilly nights, especially after we have been out chopping wood. The melt-in-your-mouth goodness makes it...


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Maple-Apple Clafoutis

5 reviews

This fruit pudding could not be easier to make! A traditional comfort food in France, clafoutis is often made with...


Toasted Pecan Vinaigrette

1 review

—Sarah Farmer, Taste of Home Executive Culinary Director


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French Macarons

6 reviews

Even decorated simply—a sprinkle of sugar, a drizzle of icing—these stylish beauties are part of our creative Christmas cookies...

French Lentil and Carrot Soup

8 reviews

It's crazy how just a few ingredients can make such a difference. Using finely chopped rotisserie chicken in this recipe...


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Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake

66 reviews

I got this easy chicken cordon bleu recipe from a friend years ago. I freeze several half recipes in disposable...


Hazelnut Macarons

You don’t have to be an expert in French cooking to whip up these sandwich cookies. The crisp, chewy macarons...


Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Mushroom Sauce

With this easy, surefire recipe, you don't have to be intimidated to prepare rack of lamb for a holiday dinner....


Crusty French Loaf

30 reviews

A delicate texture makes this French bread absolutely wonderful. I sometimes use this French bread recipe to make breadsticks, which...

Palmiers

6 reviews

It takes just two ingredients to make these impressive but easy-to-do French pastries, which are often called palm leaves. —Taste...