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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    Boston Lettuce Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

    Spinach gives this luscious, fresh-tasting salad dressing its green color. The slightly licorice flavor from the tarragon complements the salad greens.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Grilled Tomatillo Chicken for Two

    2 reviews

    This winning dish gets its flavorful kick from a tomatillo mixture jazzed up with lime juice, cilantro and jalapeno. Dollop...


    Favorite Dipped Pretzel Rods

    Coated in gooey caramel, then covered with chocolate and peanut butter chips, these decadent dipped pretzels are a delicious way...


    Jubilee Sundaes

    2 reviews

    Festive sweet and tart cherry sauce with a lemon accent dresses up ice cream or pound cake.
    —Christine Frazier,...


    Berry Waldorf Salad

    My family and I love this berry salad. The cardamom lends a slightly exotic flavor, while tart cranberries keep the...

    Fruited Mixed Greens Salad

    2 reviews

    Thanks to all the fruits and veggies in this attention-getting side salad, you’ll enjoy a good dose of antioxidants. Ann...


    Grilled Portobellos with Mozzarella Salad

    8 reviews

    These colorful mushrooms are so filling, they're almost a meal in themselves. They can also be served with a small...

    Refreshing Tropical Fruit Salad

    1 review

    Want a family-friendly side dish? This colorful medley is kid-pleasing and a great way to encourage healthy eating. —Sharon Ricci,...


    No-Bake Strawberry Dessert

    37 reviews

    Convenience items such as store-bought angel food cake, frozen strawberries and instant pudding mix make preparing this refrigerated delight as...


    Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms

    15 reviews

    A rich, warm and cheesy recipe for classic stuffed mushrooms, this attractive appetizer is perfect for your next dinner party...


    Honey-Dijon Pork Tenderloin

    3 reviews

    Pork tenderloin gets gussied up with a sweet honey, Dijon mustard and sesame seed marinade in this easy-to-fix low-fat entree....

    Six-Fruit Salad

    2 reviews

    A refreshing medley of fruits and berries goes into Paula Baglole's short and sweet recipe. “It's a favorite dessert or...


    Makeover Fruit Pizza

    33 reviews

    There’s nothing better than a guilt-free dessert, especially when it’s topped with refreshing and colorful fruit. We skimmed the calories...


    Grilled Portobello Spinach Salad

    2 reviews

    Grilled portobellos add a healthy heartiness to this meatless main-dish salad. —Thomas McCleary • Kansas City, Kansas


    Roasted Italian Green Beans & Tomatoes

    3 reviews

    When you roast green beans and tomatoes, their flavors really shine through. The vibrant colors light up a table. What...


    Berry & Yogurt Phyllo Nests

    This elegant dessert adds a special touch to any meal. Add variety by using your favorite combination of flavored yogurt...

    Grilled Rosemary Pork Roast

    1 review

    When the family's coming or we're expecting guests for dinner, I often serve this flavorful grilled pork roast—and it's always...


    Braised Dill Potatoes

    3 reviews

    Dill, chicken broth and a few other simple ingredients create a side dish your family will love. The braised potatoes...


    Minted Cucumber Salad

    3 reviews

    Fresh herbs and a light vinaigrette season the garden-fresh cucumbers and tomatoes in this easy salad. I'm a busy pastor's...


    Creamy Veggie Salad

    4 reviews

    This delicious, low-fat recipe with its hint of horseradish has been a favorite for years. It’s so refreshing on a...


    Strawberry-Flavored Fruit Dip

    4 reviews

    Served with a strawberry-flavored dip, fresh fruit tastes even better! I turn to this recipe for just about every family...


    Tzatziki Potato Salad

    1 review

    My son has an egg allergy, so this potato salad is perfect for him. For extra color, add radishes, apple...


    Melon-Berry Salad

    The best way to cool down on a warm day is with a chilled fruit salad. Serve this one for...


    Minted Fruit Salad

    1 review

    Filled with the season’s best and freshest fruit, this salad shouts summer. The hint of mint adds a refreshing note...

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    Vanilla-Lime Fruit Salad

    4 reviews

    Feel free to be creative with the fruits you use in this recipe. The versatile dressing is amazing tossed with...


    Grilled Salmon Salad

    For a cool summer supper, try this fresh-tasting grilled salmon salad. Lightly dressed with tangy raspberry vinegar, it gets a...


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    Fruit Salad in a Pineapple Boat

    3 reviews

    A sweet, summery treat that looks as good as it tastes! No one, young or old, will be able to...


    Lemon Breakfast Parfaits

    2 reviews

    I serve these lively, layered parfaits as a refreshing start to a busy day. You can make the couscous mixture...


    Broccoli Slaw with Lemon Dressing

    11 reviews

    Our family absolutely loves broccoli, so I'm so happy there's finally a slaw mix in stores that uses broccoli stems....


    Arugula Salad with Berry Dressing

    1 review

    My family enjoys this refreshing salad during the spring and summer months. Sweet strawberries balance the slightly tart balsamic dressing....