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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    Pumpkin Puree

    Homemade pumpkin puree can be used in most recipes that call for canned. One 3-pound pie pumpkin will yield about 2 cups puree, which is about what is in a 15-ounce can. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Slow-Cooker Pinto Beans

    I love pinto beans, but I always feel the flavor can easily turn too bland. I added a little this...



    Spicy Pickled Strawberries

    I developed a unique healthy recipe to feature my most-loved spring and summer fruit. My favorite way to serve these...


    Pickled Corn

    When fresh corn is in season and you're overeating it straight off the cob, try making pickled corn instead! —Amanda...


    Strawberry Limoncello Jam

    This is one of my top-selling jams at the farmers market during the spring. It's amazing over a scoop of...

    Air-Fryer Honey Sweet Potatoes

    The flavors of sweet potatoes, cinnamon and honey are such classics. Try serving these air-fryer sweet potato cubes as a...


    Watermelon Rind Preserves

    This is an old-fashioned recipe and a wonderful way to reduce food waste. Watermelon rind preserves are not like traditional...


    Spiced Amaretto Cranberry Sauce

    Looking for a cranberry sauce recipe with amaretto? Amaretto elevates this classic holiday side. The almond flavor supplies a unique...


    Cranberry Pumpkin Chutney

    It's a waste to throw out carved jack-o'-lanterns after Halloween, so I decided to make a pumpkin chutney with them....

    Rose Wine Cocktail

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


    Mixed Veggies and Rice

    To add variety to sides for those who don't care for potatoes, I came up with this colorful dish. It's...


    Slow-Cooker Banana Bread

    2 reviews

    I love to use my slow cooker. I started to experiment with making bread in it so I wouldn’t have...


    Margarita Gelatin Shots

    Everyone's favorite cocktail becomes a celebratory shot! Serve this margarita gelatin shot recipe in shot glasses garnished to look like...


    Citrus Cantaloupe Butter

    This sweet, chunky cantaloupe butter gets its warm spice flavor from the cinnamon. Orange sections and lime juice give it...

    Mean Green Smoothie Bowls

    This delicious bright green smoothie bowl recipe contains powerful antioxidants. Top with cucumber slices and fresh parsley sprigs for a...


    Aebleskiver

    Years ago, a friend returned from visiting her family in Denmark and brought back her family recipe for aebleskiver. After...


    Mulled Wine Margaritas

    These margarita wine cocktails are so fun, festive and unique. This favorite holiday beverage has complex flavors and warms the...


    Cranberry-Apple Spritzer

    This is an easy cranberry-apple spritzer to make for your guests for the holidays. Serve it hot or cold. —Courtney...


    Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Chocolate Mole Soup

    1 review

    This recipe is perfect for those days when you’re craving something just a little bit different. It’s spicy, flavorful and...


    Quinoa, Fresh Fig & Honey-Balsamic Parfaits

    This quinoa yogurt parfait is special to me because of its wholesome ingredients. Quinoa is gluten-free, which is good for...


    Spicy Pickled Grapes

    1 review

    I love sweet and spicy flavors, so I created these pickled grapes. They are excellent as an appetizer, a sneaky...


    Sorbet Trio

    This easy sorbet recipe is a refreshing way to cool down and use a few ingredients from the garden—with no...

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    Cauliflower Tabbouleh

    This cauliflower tabbouleh recipe is super easy and fast to make. I love that I can offer it to my...


    Slow-Cooked Chai Tea

    A friend brought chai tea over to my mother’s house. She told us that in India it is served every...


    Easy Seafood Salad

    6 reviews

    This super simple, deceptively delicious recipe was inspired by a seafood salad I had in the Bahamas that featured conch....