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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    Pickled Ramps

    Pickling is a fantastic way to enjoy ramps beyond their short harvest season. Serve pickled ramps with charcuterie boards, on grilled sandwiches or mixed into salads. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Cranberry Pumpkin Chutney

    It's a waste to throw out carved jack-o'-lanterns after Halloween, so I decided to make a pumpkin chutney with them....

    Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Bread

    5 reviews

    Skip the line and bake Starbucks pumpkin bread in your own kitchen. This copycat recipe may be even better than...

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    Dutch Oven Bread

    18 reviews

    Crackling homemade Dutch oven bread makes an average day extraordinary. Enjoy this beautiful crusty bread recipe as is, or stir...

    Air-Fryer Puff Pastry Danishes

    1 review

    These simple jam-filled pastries are perfect for a holiday brunch spread. They were my dad's favorite, so the recipe will...

    Candy Cane Chocolate Mini Loaves

    1 review

    Having a bunch of leftover candy canes after the holidays inspired me to use them up by adding them to...

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    Golden Granola

    This crunchy granola—which may be eaten as cereal or used to top ice cream or fruit—makes a welcome gift. Package...

    Cranberry Apple Muffins

    4 reviews

    It's sometimes difficult to get our daughter to eat healthy foods, but she gobbles up these fruit-filled muffins. Although these...

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    Pumpkin Bread with Gingerbread Topping

    1 review

    This yummy pumpkin bread won first prize in the Acorn Pantry Bread Contest. It melts in your mouth, and the...

    Zucchini Fruit Cocktail Loaf

    1 review

    I was raised on a farm and learned to cook at a young age. My mother was so good at...

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    Oatmeal Molasses Bread

    This bread has been our family's favorite for many years, and now I sent it to my out-of-town children. I...

    Raisin-Filled Pumpkin Spice Bread

    6 reviews

    Years ago, I got this recipe from one of the best cooks in our church. Freeze a few loaves to...

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    Raspberry Streusel Coffee Cake

    26 reviews

    One of my mother's friends used to bring this over at the holidays, and it never lasted long. With tangy...

    Sourdough English Muffins

    3 reviews

    This recipe was a winner in a local newspaper contest years ago and has become a family favorite. The muffins...

    Old-World Rye Bread

    1 review

    Rye and caraway give this bread wonderful flavor, while the surprise ingredient of baking cocoa adds to the rich, dark...

    Maple Nut Banana Bread

    1 review

    This recipe boosts banana bread to a whole new level with maple syrup, sour cream, pecans and a cinnamon-spiced streusel....

    Lemon-Thyme Tea Bread

    15 reviews

    I received this recipe as part of a gift, along with a lemon thyme plant and a fresh loaf of...

    Marcie’s Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

    2 reviews

    I’ve got a super moist muffin that’s a big hit at our house—tender inside and lightly crisp outside. I use...

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    Apricot & Macadamia Eggnog Bread

    Holidays and nut breads are made for each other. My spiced quick bread has three of the ingredients I can’t...

    Apple Coffee Cake

    25 reviews

    Tart sour cream flavors this moist apple cinnamon coffee cake covered with brown sugar and crunchy nuts. The yield is...

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    Deb’s Cheese Ball

    Plenty of herbs blend with four kinds of cheese for this scrumptious spread. Using reduced-fat ingredients makes it a little...

    Sweet Italian Holiday Bread

    4 reviews

    This is authentic ciambellotto, a sweet loaf my great-grandmother used to bake in Italy. I still use her traditional recipe—the...

    Cherry Danish

    5 reviews

    These ruby-studded pastries will be the first to disappear from your brunch table. I won an award when I first...

    Refrigerator Garden Pickles

    6 reviews

    Canning isn't necessary for these crisp-tender, tangy pickles. Keep them in the fridge and eat them up within a month....

    Wholesome Wheat Bread

    9 reviews

    My sister and I were in 4-H, and Mom was our breads project leader for years. Because of that early...

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    Flaky Danish Kringle

    This traditional yeast bread wonderfully reflects my Scandinavian heritage. Flaky layers of tender dough are flavored with almond paste. The...

    Carrot Cake Doughnuts

    2 reviews

    For an easy doughnut recipe which everyone will love, I make these doughnuts. I love carrot cake so I wanted...

    Banana Eggnog Bread

    13 reviews

    This time of year, one of my favorite snacks is warm banana bread with a glass of nog. I decided...

    Chocolate Chai Mini Loaves

    15 reviews

    This bread is irresistible! A friend gets mad when I make it because I give her a loaf and she...

    Carrot Honey Loaf

    8 reviews

    As a busy health-care professional and mom, one of the most meaningful gifts I give to the people I love...