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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Air-Fryer Cinnamon Breakfast Bites

These scrumptious breakfast treats are so quick and easy to make and the air fryer gives this a crispy, sugary coating that's hard to resist.—Ruth Hastings, Louisville, Illinois

Huckleberry Bear Claws

Beware: Bear claws may lead to bear hugs! My family can't get enough of these quick, easy pastries made from...


Buckeye Doughnut Holes

Ohioans LOVE their buckeyes! They are in just about every candy shop and on every homemade sweets tray. I've taken...


Shrimp Puff Pastry Triangles

Shrimp de Jonghe was invented in Chicago. It is usually baked and served in a casserole dish, but my version...


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Peanut Butter & Cookie Knots

These braided pastries are filled with chunks of cookies and peanut butter. They are perfect for dessert or with your...

Spinach Puffs

1 review

These bite-sized spinach puffs are full of cheese and creamy goodness. —Marissa Allen, First and Full


Potato Latke Funnel Cakes

This savory funnel cake incorporates mashed potatoes and ranch seasoning into the dough. It's delicious. Just try it and you’ll...

Air-Fryer Mini Nutella Doughnut Holes

You can make these air-fryer donuts in advance and then refrigerate them. It's important to bring the dough to room...


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...


Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts

A classic jelly doughnut gets a fun twist with peanut butter glaze. No one will be able to resist these...


Spiced Sweet Potato Doughnuts

This sweet potato dessert (or decadent breakfast!) is easy to prepare. And no one minds eating the nutritious spuds when...

Gruyere and Crab Palmiers

1 review

I keep these little bursts of flavor in my freezer so they can be pulled out and popped into the...


Spiced Peach Puffs

2 reviews

We always made cream puffs for special occasions when I was growing up in our family of seven. Sometimes we...


Bacon Onion Turnovers

3 reviews

Potluck-goers will enjoy these cute pastry packets, whether they eat them by hand or by fork. The bacon-onion filling is...


Turkey and Broccoli Pastry Braid

3 reviews

This meal in one is an easy way to get kids—and adults—to eat broccoli. The puff pastry that wraps up...


Pear, Ham & Cheese Pastry Pockets

1 review

I came up with this simple recipe one night for a quick dinner. It's perfect with a cup of soup...

Apple Cider Doughnut Holes

3 reviews

Their light, tender texture and apple cider flavor make these small bites a big hit! My mom made them every...


Finger-Licking Good Mini Cream Puffs

This recipe is quick and easy to whip up and the kids will love it! They are perfect to pack...


Cinnamon Breakfast Bites

10 reviews

This cinnamon bites recipe is the perfect breakfast treat with a sweet, crispy coating.—Ruth Hastings, Louisville, Illinois


Chocolate Eclair Delight

5 reviews

It's amazing how the layers of this eclair torte soften overnight into a cakelike texture. Just before serving this dessert,...


Pumpkin Doughnut Drops

3 reviews

I always have a few special treats handy when the grandchildren visit. These cake doughnuts are one of their favorite...


Old-Time Cake Doughnuts

15 reviews

This tender cake doughnut is a little piece of heaven at breakfast. For a variation, add 1 tablespoon dark rum...


Jelly Doughnuts

5 reviews

There's no need to run to the bakery for delicious jelly doughnuts! These sweet treats are lighter than air. I've...


Drop Doughnuts

15 reviews

For 30 years, I've been using leftover mashed potatoes to make these light and fluffy doughnuts. The recipe was originally...

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Mini Nutella Doughnuts

1 review

You can make these bites in advance and refrigerate them before frying. Just be sure to bring the dough to...


Spinach & Turkey Turnovers

Never toss anything from a fancy meal when you can make turnovers using the turkey, gravy and cranberries. We serve...


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Quick and Easy Baklava Squares

1 review

I love baklava but rarely indulge because it takes so much time to make. Then a friend of mine gave...


Apple Kolaches

12 reviews

A fellow home cook shared this recipe for a sweet, fruit-filled pastry. My son, who isn’t a dessert fan, was...


Blue-Ribbon Doughnuts

3 reviews

What could be more delicious than a warm homemade doughnut? I've been making these tasty treats for my children and...


Eggnog Cream Puffs

If you want to receive rave reviews and recipe requests, combine two Christmas classics: eggnog and cream puffs. When it...