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 Crab au Gratin Spread

    I love to serve this warm, comforting appetizer any time we have a get-together with family or friends. It's easy to whip up with convenient canned crab. —Suzanne Zick, Maiden, North Carolina

    Smoked Bluefish Spread

    1 review

    While I was growing up, we spent summers on Block Island, Rhode Island, where we would surf-cast off the shores...


    Roasted Red Pepper, Spinach and Artichoke Spread

    I found a simple spinach and artichoke spread in a cookbook and added my own touches—roasted red peppers, pesto, lemon...


    Chipped Beef Cheese Ball

    5 reviews

    This delicious appetizer is near and dear to our family. It is a symbol of our family's Christmas and New...


    Cashew Cheese

    1 review

    Spread this vegan cashew cheese on crackers, layer it on a toasted bagel or serve it with fresh vegetables. It...

    Spicy Cranberry Salsa

    This beautiful holiday dish is a big hit at our house. We serve it on wheat or other crispy crackers....


    Cheesy Bruschetta Spread

    6 reviews

    Every bite of this cheesy dip delivers tons of flavor. I have been asked over and over again for the...

    Pressure-Cooker Caponata

    1 review

    This Italian eggplant dip preps quickly and actually gets better as it stands. Serve it warm or at room temperature....


    Artichoke Spread with Garlic Bread

    4 reviews

    I've tried several different artichoke dip recipes, but this one is the absolute best! I serve it at nearly every...


    Thyme and Fig Goat Cheese Spread

    When I started growing herbs in my garden it took me a while to find a good way to use...


    Greek Olive Tapenade

    Welcome to an olive lover’s dream. Mix olives with freshly minced garlic, parsley and a few drizzles of olive oil...

    Slow-Cooker Caponata

    2 reviews

    This Italian eggplant dip preps quickly and actually gets better as it stands. Serve it warm or at room temperature....


    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...


    Smoked Salmon Cheese Spread

    3 reviews

    Pretzels, chips and veggies all taste awesome with this creamy blend of salmon, cheese and herbs. Thanks to a food...



    Tomato-Walnut Pesto Spread

    3 reviews

    Whenever I bring this popular spread to parties, I know I'm going to get recipe requests. The red, green and...

    Onion Brie Bowl

    2 reviews

    Golden caramelized onions are paired with buttery, silky brie in this warm spread. Make sure to have enough bread cubes...


    Herbed Havarti in Pastry

    At holiday cocktail parties, I love surprising guests with this impressive Havarti baked inside puff pastry. The wrapped cheese is...


    Goat Cheese Spread in Roasted Pepper Cups

    I had a similar dish in a restaurant in Seattle, and when I returned home I just had to try...


    Spiced Cranberry-Orange Chutney

    Here’s an easy, orangey chutney to serve on toast, Brie, cream cheese or crackers. Pecans give it a little extra...


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    Warm Asparagus-Crab Spread

    "When my children entertain, I like to help them with the cooking, and this dip is always a hit," relates...


    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...


    Sweet Cheese Ball

    5 reviews

    You’ll need only a few items for this unique cheese ball sent in by Melissa Friend of Oakland, Maryland. Coconut...


    Peanut Butter Cheese Ball

    1 review

    It's easy to encourage children to eat an apple a day when this creamy peanut butter spread is served with...


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    Cattleman’s Spread

    Fit for a dairy farmer's birthday, this hearty appetizer was perfect for our theme dinner. The spread is "beefed up"...

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    Crab Appetizer Mold

    3 reviews

    This easy dish is ideal for parties. It is a true indulgence.—Kathi Mulchin, Salt Lake City, Utah


    Pineapple Shrimp Spread

    7 reviews

    My aunt used to bring this dish to family gatherings. It brings back childhood memories for me. Today, it's my...


    Smoked Trout Pate

    This tasty spread is easy to make in a food processor, and it’s a guaranteed winner at any party. The...


    Sweet & Savory Pineapple Cheese Ball

    7 reviews

    One of my favorite dishes in childhood was my mom's pineapple and green pepper cheese ball. Now I make it,...


    Benedictine Spread

    3 reviews

    This version of a traditional Kentucky cucumber spread comes from our Test Kitchen. Serve it as an appetizer dip or...


    Roasted Eggplant Spread

    8 reviews

    Black pepper and garlic perk up this out-of-the-ordinary spread that hits the spot on a crisp cracker or toasted bread...