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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    Amish Macaroni Salad

    This Amish macaroni salad is a crowd favorite. It's supposed to be sweet, but you can lessen the sugar to...


    Duck with Brandy Bing Cherry Sauce

    Elegant, delicious and colorful, this French duck dish is perfect to serve for special occasions. —Francine Lizotte, Langley, British Columbia


    Amish Vanilla Pie

    We live in rural northern Indiana where we have several Amish communities. I found this recipe in our local paper...


    Salted Caramel Apple Pie

    1 review

    Instead of the usual ho-hum apple pie, my grandmother and I prepared this showstopper salted caramel apple pie for Thanksgiving....


    Bourbon and Cornflakes Ice Cream

    1 review

    Humphry Slocombe, a small San Francisco chain, serves scoops of Secret Breakfast—a rich and boozy vanilla-based ice cream. Even (and...

    Easy Pickled Apples

    These easy pickled apples are perfect alongside a pork entree or salad, or with a charcuterie cheese board. —Rashanda Cobbins,...


    French Potato Salad

    1 review

    French potato salad is vinegar-based instead of creamy, made with Dijon mustard, olive oil, scallions or shallots, and fresh herbs....


    Pickled Jalapeno Rings

    I started canning Hungarian hot and mild peppers with my dad every year, but they are hard to find in...



    Potato Candy

    My children love this old-fashioned potato candy. It's so easy to make and I always have the ingredients on hand....


    Air-Fryer Chicken Legs

    1 review

    For years, I tried to find the perfect bottled barbecue sauce for chicken legs. After a few years, I threw...


    Rhubarb Bruschetta

    Fresh rhubarb jam is spooned over cheese-topped bruschetta for a delightful spring appetizer. Spread the goat cheese on toasted bread...


    Strawberry Riesling Wine Spritzer

    Nothing says spring like strawberries and wine spritzers. The tarragon and black pepper in this refreshing cocktail complement the strawberry...

    Savory Tomato and Olive Oatmeal

    Who says oatmeal has to be sweet? I love this savory oatmeal recipe because it starts my day in a...


    Chicken Gravy

    This is a quick and easy chicken gravy for roasted chicken or baked chicken of any kind. It also goes...


    Vegan Gravy

    This vegan gravy is really easy to make. I like to serve it over poutine, but it's perfect with mashed...


    Bourbon Ice Cream

    The brown sugar in this decadent bourbon ice cream gives a hint of caramel flavor, which complements the bourbon. When...


    Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

    3 reviews

    I had to figure out how to make Hawaiian Macaroni Salad at home because my husband was getting tired of...


    Spiced Carrots with Pistachios

    4 reviews

    Satisfy everyone during the holidays with this side that mixes carrots with pistachios and raisins. It's gluten free, vegan and...


    Michigan Cherry Japanese-Style Cheesecake

    2 reviews

    Michigan is known for its amazing cherries, especially the tart ones, so we have plenty of opportunities to find new...


    Rose Wine Cocktail

    This rose wine cocktail is an easy way to dress up wine for a party. Other fruit, like watermelon balls...


    Glazed Marsala Carrots with Hazelnuts

    This makes an elegant side dish for company and is easy enough to make when you want to serve something...

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    Penne All’Arrabiata

    Pasta all'arrabiata, a classic Italian recipe, is my comfort food be it summer or winter. My kids and I love...


    Zesty Mediterranean Potato Salad

    I love this Mediterranean potato salad recipe that incorporates vegetables I plant in my summer garden. The dressing is light...


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    Best Ever Vanilla Ice Cream

    4 reviews

    This ice cream is technically a custard since it contains eggs. After lots of testing (and tasting), I've found that...


    Classic Au Jus

    After roasting prime rib, don't throw out those pan juices! Those drippings are the key to making this flavorful juice...


    Tex-Mex Potato Salad

    I created this Tex-Mex potato salad for one of my cooking classes, and it was a hit. It's perfect for...


    Hummus Pasta Salad

    This hummus pasta salad is a hearty side dish, but it could be a nice meatless main dish as well....