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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    Bola-Bola

    Bola-bola (Filipino-style meatballs) can be served as an appetizer or stirred into soup. Some versions of this recipe roll the meatballs in flour or bread crumbs before frying for a crisp coating. Serve plain or with a dipping sauce. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    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...


    Fried Lemon-Pepper Wings

    1 review

    These lemon-pepper wings are perfect for game day. Try these out if you've been stuck in a chicken wing rut....


    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...


    Patatas Bravas

    Patatas bravas (which means "spicy potatoes") is the ultimate Spanish comfort food. Served tapas-style, the crispy potatoes and smoky sauce...

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    Mini Chicken Chimis with Jalapeno Cream Cheese

    These zippy chicken chimi bites bring a little heat to any fiesta. Serve them on their own as appetizers, or...


    Spiced Sweet Potato Doughnuts

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

    Chicken Samosas

    This chicken samosa recipe is best served with yogurt dipping sauce or chutney (like coriander and mint, tamarind or sweet...


    Sauerkraut-Sausage Meatballs

    I got this recipe in 1979 from another new resident at a Welcome Wagon event when I moved to Ohio....


    Toasted Ravioli

    5 reviews

    While visiting a friend who had just moved to St. Louis, Missouri, I tried these toasted ravioli at almost every...


    Savory Mustard Chicken and Stuffing Waffles

    Adding mustard to the chicken coating adds a tang that's amazing with the savory waffles and sweet maple syrup. —John...

    Chicken Rangoon Egg Rolls

    1 review

    This is a recipe that I made into my own—a friend served a layered appetizer paired with crackers, and I...


    Beef Flautas

    This traditional Mexican flautas recipe is one of my favorite dishes to make for my family. The spices and onion...


    Spanakopita Spring Rolls

    1 review

    I was inspired to turn original spanakopita into a hand-held hors d'oeuvre. I use egg roll wrappers in place of...


    Beef Wellington Fried Wontons

    3 reviews

    These tasty appetizers scale down classic beef Wellington to an ideal party size. They feel fancy and fun! —Dianne Phillips,...


    Southwest Onion Fritters

    These crispy, golden onion fritters are full of south of the border flavor. Serve them with guacamole and sour cream...

    Potluck Fried Chicken

    10 reviews

    This Sunday dinner staple is first fried and then baked to a crispy golden brown. Well seasoned with oregano and...


    Tempura Chicken Wings

    5 reviews

    When I moved to Kansas City from Texas, I brought many of my mom's best-loved recipes with me, including these...


    Khrustyky

    1 review

    This crispy, dainty pastry dusted with confectioners' sugar has an eggy flavor similar to cream puffs. I honor my Ukrainian...


    Rabanadas (Portuguese French Toast)

    I find this dish a comforting reminder of my childhood. The creamy custard center contrasts deliciously with the cinnamon sugar...


    Glazed Doughnuts

    1 review

    The light coffee flavor in these tasty sugar-glazed doughnuts makes them a perfect start to the morning...on Christmas Day or...


    Italian Honey Clusters

    4 reviews

    My mother made these treats flavored with cinnamon and anise for neighbors, teachers and anyone who stopped by. Make sure...


    Cider Doughnuts

    8 reviews

    Here on our 1,250-acre farm, we usually have a quick breakfast on the go. So I often keep a batch...


    Mini Elephant Ears

    Our kids love to help stretch the pieces of convenient frozen dough to make these ears. After I fry them,...

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    Creole-Cajun Wings

    This chicken wings make a delightfully zippy appetizer. I've received lots of complements on this simple dish.—Ron Treadaway, Acworth, Georgia


    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...


    Indiana-Style Corn Dogs

    6 reviews

    One of the best parts of the many fairs and festivals in Indiana is the corn dogs! My family loves...


    Goat Cheese Egg Rolls

    This was an original idea I had for some fusion food. Typically, egg rolls are not for dessert -- but...


    Apple Butter Doughnuts

    In my family, it's a tradition to make these lovely spiced doughnuts after sledding. The whole family gathers in the...


    Orange Fritters

    My daughter made a citrusy version of apple fritters for 4-H demonstrations at our county and state fair. This crowd-size...