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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Carrot Cake Cheese Ball

More sweet than it is salty, our carrot cake cheeseball is a fun, new way to eat dessert first! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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...


Herb Spread for French Bread

2 reviews

Instead of regular garlic bread, my family requests this spread. The flavor is best when I use parsley and basil...


Crab Appetizer Mold

3 reviews

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


Almond Cheese Spread

4 reviews

I love this dip recipe! It's a fabulous way to use up leftover or different kinds of cheeses I've already...

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...


Caramel Havarti

1 review

Havarti cheese is a wonderful dessert cheese and is made even better by pecans, caramel topping and apples. This recipe...

Spruced-Up Cheese Spread

5 reviews

A neighbor who’s a wonderful cook gave me the recipe for this zippy cracker spread. It’s easy to shape into...


Party Cheese Balls

2 reviews

These tangy cheese balls are guaranteed to spread cheer at your next gathering. The ingredients create a colorful presentation and...


Hot Mushroom Spread

I've made this creamy, hearty mushroom appetizer for years—it's a big hit every time.—Barbara Pletzke, Herndon, Virginia


Creamy Sourdough Snack

This bread bowl dip was a big hit at my mom's 50th birthday party! —Darelyn Payes, Hayward, California

Cheese Spread Dice

You'll shake up your buffet table in an appetizing way with this delectable cracker spread. The novel cube of seasoned...


Hot Seafood Spread

5 reviews

Bake this hot seafood spread in a hollowed-out pumpernickel or white round bread loaf. Serve it with bread cubes, pita...


Brie with Almonds

1 review

This nut-topped cheese is elegant and impressive for holiday occasions. No one will guess that the recipe is actually a...


Brie with Pear Topping

"I prepared this for a party, and everyone thought it was great," writes Mary Ann Zadvorny of Stoney Creek, Ontario....


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...

Bacon Cheese Spread

6 reviews

Each year, I share Christmas cheer by setting up a buffet at my family's hardware store. This cheese spread recipe...


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Gentleman’s Whiskey Bacon Jam

8 reviews

You can slather this smoky bacon jam on pretty much anything. It lasts only a week in the fridge, so...


Pineapple-Pecan Cheese Spread

2 reviews

This smooth and creamy cheese spread is chock-full of red pepper, green chiles and crunchy pecans. It’s always a hit,...


Garlic-Parmesan Cheese Ball

4 reviews

This is one of our entertaining mainstays. It complements most meals and is so easy to prepare and dress up...


Sesame Chicken Dip

46 reviews

I can't tell you how many times I'm asked to bring this easy dip to holidays, birthday parties or girls'...


Pecan Cheese Logs

2 reviews

Monterey Jack, Colby and cream cheese come together with seasonings to create these logs that everyone will enjoy. Roll them...


Corned Beef Spread

4 reviews

This recipe comes from a friend, who loves to cook…just like me! The spread is always well received at parties...


Ham Cream Cheese Balls

3 reviews

It seems like I'm always hosting a shower, birthday or other celebration. This spread is fast to fix.


Blue Cheese Spread

1 review

When entertaining during the holidays it's nice to have make-ahead recipes like this. Crunchy toasted walnuts complement the creamy spread....

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Garlic Cheese Spread

5 reviews

Making this cheese spread is easy and fun. It tastes great on flatbread, focaccia or crackers. —Taste of Home Test...


Confetti Cheese Salsa

4 reviews

"This creamy cheese dip is so quick and easy that it can be served in any season," writes Deidra Engle...


Salmon Party Spread

4 reviews

We're proud to serve our delicious Alaskan salmon to guests. Set out some crackers, and this slightly smoky spread will...


Chili Cheese Ball Spread

2 reviews

“Easy to make and easy to spread, this spicy cheese ball was my favorite appetizer that Mom made while I...


Crab Football Spread

2 reviews

Fans keep coming back for more after tasting this delicious cheese ball. I don't make this spread just on football...


Herbed Garlic Cheese Spread

2 reviews

I've taken this creamy spread to many holiday gatherings and parties- and there's never any left to bring home! Well...