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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Make-Ahead Holiday Cake

2 reviews

Julia Kinard of Dallastown, Pennsylvania recommends this impressive make-ahead dessert to please a crowd. "For my granddaughter's birthday, my daughter placed slivered almonds artfully to decorate this cake as a bear instead. It was a big hit," she reports.

Spaetzle Dumplings

27 reviews

These tender homemade spaetzle noodles take only minutes to make and are a natural accompaniment to chicken. You can serve...


Cream Cheese Black Forest Brownies

A brownie mix and canned pie filling help me fix these layered bars fast. Everyone loves the combination of chocolate...


German Potato Salad with Eggs

4 reviews

This recipe has been in my family for over 100 years! At family get-togethers, it never fails to please.


Gingerbread with Compote

Warm fruit and spices make an easy and festive way to dress up boxed gingerbread mix for the holidays!
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Schaum Strawberry Torte

19 reviews

This recipe was handed down from my German grandma. She took great pride in serving this delicate dessert. Whenever I...


Strawberry Blitz Torte

I really love baking up my mom's German torte. Don't be intimidated by this dessert—it's much easier to put together...

Berliner Kranz Cookies

These wreath-shaped cookies make a great Christmas gift and a pretty presentation on a buffet table. So get ready for...


German Butter Pound Cake

24 reviews

Cardamom and lemon peel mix with almond and vanilla flavors to add zip to a classic butter pound cake. —...


Mom’s Old-Fashioned Cutouts

4 reviews

Old family memories rush in as soon as I make these traditional cutout cookies. — Lois Smit, Monee, Illinois


German-Style Pickled Eggs

4 reviews

I make them these deviled eggs and refrigerate them in a glass gallon jar for my husband to sell at...