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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Obatzda (German Cheese Dip)

1 review

Obatzda, otherwise known as German beer cheese dip, is so delicious and creamy. It's the perfect dip to make the night before a get-together. —Beate Trinkl, Einsbach, Germany

Sauerkraut-Sausage Meatballs

I got this recipe in 1979 from another new resident at a Welcome Wagon event when I moved to Ohio....


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Soft Beer Pretzel Nuggets

6 reviews

What goes together better than beer and pretzels? Not much that I can think of. That’s why I put them...


Slow-Cooker Reuben Spread

8 reviews

My daughter shared this recipe with me for a hearty spread that tastes just like a Reuben sandwich. Serve it...


Snappy Cocktail Meatballs

This recipe was given to me more than 20 years ago by a German friend. The meatballs are easy to...

Hot Kielbasa Dip

5 reviews

My husband and I are retired, and I like to look for simple, speedy ways to cook. This thick cheesy...


Reuben Party Spread

2 reviews

"This speedy sandwich spread makes an appearance at almost all of our family gatherings," writes Connie Thompson from Racine, Wisconsin....

Barbecue Kielbasa

15 reviews

In Canfield, Ohio, Gina Slaven serves this mouthwatering main dish with corn bread and green beans. "It can easily be...


Sauerkraut Meatballs

1 review

This zesty recipe is a great way to pep up a party! The hot pork sausage and sauerkraut make terrific-tasting...


Bavarian Cheese Ball

3 reviews

No one will guess this cheese spread features a whole can of sauerkraut! Shredded cheese and chopped dried beef provide...


Radish Dip

Relish radishes? Then you'll like Eileen Frederickson's dip—it gets its zesty taste right form that root crop. To really show...

Hearty Mushroom Canapes

This appealing appetizer from Sue Huebner of Wausau, Wisconsin shapes up nicely for Valentine's Day—or any special holiday. "I cut...


Beer & Cheddar Fondue

4 reviews

This great-tasting beer cheese fondue is my mom's favorite, so I make it for her birthday every year. I like...


Wisconsin Cheddar-Cider Spread

3 reviews

Real aged sharp cheddar pairs well with sweet apple cider. Serve this as a spread with apple wedges and crackers....


Smoked Sausages with Mustard Sauce

Miniature sausages are a welcome sight at any party. I keep the ingredients for this always-pleasing appetizer on hand so...


Sausage Cheese Bites Snack

1 review

"These savory little bites are such a tasty snack to serve for a get-together or as an evening surprise for...

German Beer Cheese Spread

16 reviews

We love recipes inspired by our German heritage. This tangy spread is fantastic served alongside everything, including pretzels and pumpernickel...


Mustard Cheese Spread

Wrapped up in a basket with crackers and a decorative spreader, this tangy cheese spread is a distinctive hostess gift....


Savory Pork Turnovers

2 reviews

Apples, potatoes, ground pork and seasonings tucked inside flaky golden pastry never fail to win praise from my family at...


Stroganoff Meatballs

2 reviews

These no-fuss meatballs make a marvelous main meal...or serve them as an appealing appetizer. For even quicker preparation, make the...


Sauerkraut Ham Balls

1 review

Cooking is something I've always enjoyed...particularly when I'm doing it for people who enjoy eating! This dish is such a...


Reuben Roll-Ups

4 reviews

"This recipe turns the popular Reuben sandwich into an interesting and hearty snack," explains field editor Patricia D Kile, Elizabethtown,...


Reuben Spread

5 reviews

You'll need only five ingredients to stir up this hearty dip that tastes like a Reuben sandwich. It's requested at...


Braunschweiger Vegetable Dip

1 review

I like to serve this spread around the holidays. But my family likes it so much that they often request...

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Pork Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

7 reviews

A few years back, I was looking for a snack that would suit my family's tastes. I combined three different...


Reuben Rolls

37 reviews

This recipe came about one night when I was trying to think of a new and different snack to serve...


Kielbasa Buttons with Spicy Apricot Sauce

1 review

Welcome guests in from the cold with these spicy glazed sausage bites served with pretty party picks. They couldn't be...


Crisp Caraway Twists

1 review

This appetizer is always a hit when I serve it on holidays or special occasions. The flaky cheese-filled twists (made...


Apple Sausage Appetizers

1 review

I love making apple appetizers. This no-fuss recipe makes plenty, so it's great for a football party or holiday gathering,...


Sweet-and-Sour Smokies

From Rochelle, Illinois, Debi Hetland relates, "This warm appetizer is so simple to make but so tasty," She uses cherry...