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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Martin’s Rhubarb Strudel

1 review

Although I have always loved strudel, apple strudel was the only kind I ate for many years. But when my Czech husband made his rendition of rhubarb strudel, it became my new favorite. This is a very quick recipe to make, and everyone who’s tried it loves it.
—Cyndee Sindelar, Princeton, NJ

Chocolate Lebkuchen Cherry Balls

1 review

Here's my twist on the traditional German holiday lebkuchen—with a surprise inside. Maraschino cherries add a sweet and unexpected punch...


Cherry Almond Mousse Pie

19 reviews

Treat your loved ones to a luscious pie with chocolate, cherries and nuts in a creamy vanilla mousse. It's a...


Chocolate Bavarian with Strawberry Cream

Strawberries are my favorite fruit, so I'm always looking for new ways to use them. This elegant, fancy-looking dessert is...


Striped Icebox Cookies

6 reviews

I've been using this recipe ever since I was a little girl. I like it because it's easier than making...

Makeover Beef Stroganoff

12 reviews

I trimmed the calories, fat and sodium in a classic stroganoff, and my comfy, cozy version still tastes like a...


Chocolate-Cherry Cheesecake Bars

1 review

I’ve had this recipe longer than I can remember. I like to make it for Valentine’s Day and Christmas. The...

German Black Forest Cake

8 reviews

As far as I know, this cake recipe can be traced back to my German great-grandma. When I got married,...


Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Vegetables

3 reviews

I appreciate this recipe because it includes a side dish of roasted potatoes, brussels sprouts and carrots, giving me one...


Almond Pear Torte

Yum! This recipe combines cheesecake, pears and nutmeg for a scrumptious holiday dessert. I sprinkle slivered almonds on top. —Trisha...


Chocolate Cherry Pie

4 reviews

Assures Maxine Smith of Owanka, South Dakota. "This rich and creamy pie is sure to please any dyed-in-the-wool chocoholic!"