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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    Sorbet Trio

    This easy sorbet recipe is a refreshing way to cool down and use a few ingredients from the garden—with no ice cream maker! I do them all at once and add the variations as I go. They look and taste like a lot more work than they really are. —Rebecca Taylor, Manteca, California

    Slow-Cooker Minestrone

    4 reviews

    There's nothing quite like the comfort of warm homemade soup, and it's even better when your slow cooker does most...


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    Frozen Brandy Old-Fashioneds

    5 reviews

    Both sides of my family are Midwestern, so our strong brandy tradition is evident in the slush we make for...


    Pressure-Cooker Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

    This thick and hearty soup is packed with colorful vegetables. It's wonderful for lunch alongside a healthy salad or a...


    Pressure-Cooker Greek-Style Lentil Soup

    1 review

    This is a nice warming soup on a chilly day. Lentils are so good for you, too! —Mary Smith, Columbia,...

    Pressure-Cooker Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa

    I've made quite a few tacos in my day, but you can't beat the tender filling made in a pressure...


    Whiskey-Brandy Slush

    It may be cold outside, but we like to serve this icy citrus drink for Christmas gatherings at our house....

    Frozen Citrus Bowls

    Impress your company with these easy-to-do bowls. The thin citrus slices add a magical feel to a special dessert.—Taste of...


    Imagination Punch

    3 reviews

    “Floating ice-cube ’faces’ in this fun punch stimulate the curiosity of folks at our Independence Day gatherings,” says Kathy Kittell,...


    Honeydew Granita

    Make this refreshing summer treat when melons are ripe and flavorful. I like to garnish each serving with a sprig...


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    Onion French Bread Loaves

    3 reviews

    Since I love variety in my cooking, I tried adding dried minced onion to my usual recipe in attempts to...

    Easy Citrus Slush

    3 reviews

    Our church’s hostess committee has relied on this refreshing drink for bridal and baby showers and other events. We often...


    Sensational Slush

    4 reviews

    Colorful and refreshing, this sweet-tart slush has become a family favorite. I freeze the mix in 2- and 4-cup containers...


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    Sherbet-Filled Angel Food Cake

    Here’s a cool way to treat angel food cake: Fill it with sherbet or ice cream. We finish this cake...


    Cranberry Party Punch

    3 reviews

    Cute cranberry-filled ice molds in fun shapes float in this refreshing five-ingredient fruit punch. It's easy to stir up and...


    Christmas Cranberry Punch

    Every year my grandma made her zingy punch for our Christmas Eve feast. —Helen Roland, Miami, Florida

    Refreshing Cranberry Sherbet

    Heavy holiday dinners call for a refreshing dessert such as this colorful sherbet. Lemonade and orange juice a pleasant citrus...


    Bloodthirsty Punch

    Years ago, a friend gifted me with a recipe box packed with typed recipes inside...this refreshing punch was one of...


    Simple Asparagus Soup

    1 review

    My family and friends love this soup. It's elegant and unusual, but the hardest part of making it is occasional...


    Freezer Slaw

    10 reviews

    This unusual slaw recipe from my mother combines all the ingredients, then stores in the freezer. Remember to thaw before...


    Cranberry-Orange Vodka Slush

    2 reviews

    Years ago, my mother made a rosy and refreshing party drink I’ve never forgotten. The sparkle comes from fruit juices,...


    Bubbly Champagne Punch

    1 review

    This champagne punch, served at my wedding, continues to this day to be the elegant drink we serve at special...


    Turkey Sausage and Lentil Soup

    1 review

    This recipe was given to me by my son, Chris, and we have it several times during the winter months....


    Chicken Pot Stickers

    3 reviews

    Chicken and mushrooms make up the filling in these pot stickers, a traditional Chinese dumpling. Greasing the steamer rack makes...

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    Grandma’s Pea Soup

    6 reviews

    My grandma's pea soup recipe was a family favorite. What makes it different from any other pea soups I have...


    Banana Brunch Punch

    4 reviews

    <b>A cold glass of refreshing punch really brightens a brunch. It's</B> nice to serve a crisp beverage like this that's...


    Slow-Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup

    11 reviews

    I tweaked a recipe I got from one of my best friends, and I couldn't believe how much this soup...


    Orange Witches’ Brew Punch

    5 reviews

    This slushy punch requires no ice ring to keep it cold. It's not too sweet, so it appeals to everyone....


    Rosy Applesauce

    1 review

    I always end up with lots of rhubarb each summer, but many of the recipes use a lot of sugar....


    Tangy Strawberry Slush

    When temperatures rise, cool things down with this ice-cold fruity slush. Keep some in the freezer for when guests pop...