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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Beef & Onion Piroshki

When I lived in Seattle, one of my favorite places was a small stand that sold piroshki—Russian stuffed pocket sandwiches. Whenever I’m missing my former town, I make my own batch. —julie merriman, Seattle, Washington

Pine Nut Snowballs

My great aunt Commie’s Russian tea cakes, along with pine nuts and amaretto, inspired this recipe. —Christianna Gozzi, Astoria, New...


Meringue Snowballs In Custard

4 reviews

My family has passed down this elegant dessert generation by generation. It started with my Russian great-grandmother, who traveled to...


Ground Beef Piroshkis

The recipe for these Russian turnovers called Piroshkis was given to me by a cousin. Serve barbecue or sweet-and-sour sauce...


Old-World Dark Bread

I came up with this recipe in an attempt to re-create a wonderful Russian bread I enjoyed as a child....

Russian Krendl Bread

3 reviews

While dinning with a Russian immigrant family, I jumped at the chance to add this wonderful bread they served to...


Russian Cream Dessert

1 review

Since it's always warm in the South, we like to eat light— especially in the summer. Don't let the simplicity...

Russian Creme

6 reviews

This is a very festive-looking accompaniment to any holiday meal—and it's especially pretty with a Christmas buffet. I usually serve...


Aunt Dorothy’s Russian Tea

2 reviews

When I was growing up I always looked forward to the Russian Tea that my Aunt Dorothy made every Christmas...


Prime Rib with Fresh Herb Sauce

Nothing says “special occasion” like a perfectly seasoned prime rib. Savory, succulent, tender, it’s the perfect choice when you want...


Sugar-Free Russian Tea

7 reviews

Relates Mendota, Illinois field editor Kim Marie Van Rheenen, "My mother always had Russian tea mix on hand for a...