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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Best Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Bacon and shrimp make a great team in this super-easy party appetizer. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Dried Cranberry Sharp Cheddar Cheese Balls

These personal-size cheese balls are such a pleasure to pass around at a party. They’re much easier to eat than...


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Air-Fryer Chicken Wings

2 reviews

You can't go wrong with these crispy air-fryer chicken wings. Our spice rub has a nice kick from the cayenne...


Feta Cheese-Stuffed Tomatoes

These tempting cheese-stuffed tomatoes are bursting with fresh flavor. Use the small end of a melon scoop to easily remove...


Cream Cheese-Stuffed Mushrooms

1 review

You’ll love the freshness from the parsley and thyme in these little cream cheese-stuffed mushrooms. Our family loves them! —Rachel...

Cajun Crab Poppers

1 review

My brother moved to New Orleans, and I love visiting him and his family whenever I can. These easy jalapeno...


Meatballs with Chimichurri Sauce

2 reviews

This South American condiment, ­featuring fresh cilantro and parsley, is more than just a sauce for tossing with meatballs. You’ll...

Parmesan-Pretzel Crisps

2 reviews

I love this recipe because I usually have the ingredients on hand and it is so easy to prepare. It's...


Greek Olive Tapenade

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


Spinach Dip-Stuffed Mushrooms

7 reviews

I use a melon baller to hollow out the mushroom caps and make them easier to stuff. The apps fit...


Hoisin Meatballs

These meatballs are braised in hoisin sauce and cabernet sauvignon for a delicious, rich sauce. If you prefer not to...

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...


Greek Deli Kabobs

3 reviews

For an easy Mediterranean-style appetizer, marinate broccoli and mozzarella, then skewer with sweet red peppers and salami. Everybody loves food...


Huevos Diablos

You'll think these eggs really do have a bit of devil's heat in them. For a milder version, remove the...


Snow Pea Holiday Wreath

4 reviews

Santa himself might stop to sample this pretty-as-a-picture finger food! Crunchy green pea pods and juicy red tomatoes add a...


Spicy Shrimp

8 reviews

Not too hot but full of flavor, these shrimp are one of a kind. They're easy to make and...

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

7 reviews

I tweaked this bacon-wrapped shrimp recipe to please my family, and boy were they glad! For less heat, skip the...


Cheddar Gougeres

5 reviews

Gougeres-French cheesy cream puffs-are usually made with Gruyere cheese but I often substitute with the sharpest cheddar I can find...


Garlic-Dill Deviled Eggs

In my family, Easter isn't complete without deviled eggs. Fresh dill and garlic perk up the flavor of these irresistible...


Tzatziki Shrimp Cucumber Rounds

5 reviews

I created this recipe with what I had on hand one night, and now it’s one of my husband’s favorites!...


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Pickled Pepperoncini Deviled Eggs

4 reviews

It's hard to resist these adorable deviled trees on our buffet table. The avocado filling has pepperoncini and cilantro for...


Bacon and Fontina Stuffed Mushrooms

10 reviews

What's better than lots of bacon and cheese in a mushroom cap? Yum! They'll be a hit with your guests,...


Slow-Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip

9 reviews

This rich and creamy dip is perfect for special occasions. It tastes especially good when served warm with crackers. The...


Mini Sausage Quiches

30 reviews

These bite-sized quiches are loaded with sausage and cheese—and all nestled into easy crescent roll dough. Serve the cute muffinettes...


Petite Sausage Quiches

2 reviews

You won't be able to eat just one of these mini quiches. Filled with savory sausage, Swiss cheese and a...

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Horseradish Deviled Eggs

33 reviews

People say "Wow!" when they taste these flavorful, tangy horseradish deviled eggs. The bold combination of ground mustard, dill and...


Marinated Shrimp

5 reviews

My husband's aunt shared this recipe with me ages ago. Not only is it a Christmas Eve tradition in my...


Mini BLTs

16 reviews

Celery adds a nice crunch to these easy, delightful appetizers. They’re always popular at parties and get-togethers. —Elizabeth Borgemenke, Mason,...


Spanakopita Bites

4 reviews

For an easy spanakopita, try this version that is made in a pan, then cut into squares. It has all...


Swiss Potato Puffs

2 reviews

Encourage guests to mingle by serving these cute little morsels. They’re transportable, mess-free and easy to eat in a few...


Inside-Out Veggie Dip

6 reviews

Cherry tomatoes and cucumber slices transform into these savory, bite-sized treats ideal for any gathering. —Judie Thurstenson, Colcord, Oklahoma