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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Pressure-Cooker Wine-Braised Beef Shanks

I adapted this from a slow-cooker recipe to one that takes about 2 hours start to finish, using a pressure cooker. Served over egg noodles or rice, it reminds me of Grandma's house. —Helen Nelander, Boulder Creek, California

Italian Beef Vegetable Soup

1 review

This hearty vegetable beef soup features a ton of fresh vegetables, making it the perfect dish to use up all...


Beefy Minestrone

1 review

I know lots of minestrone recipes don't contain meat, but my husband thinks a meal is only a meal if...


Pressure Cooker Swiss Steak

3 reviews

Swiss steak has a been a standby for family cooks for decades, and this no-fuss way to cook it promises...


Pressure-Cooker Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage

4 reviews

I first tried this fuss-free way to cook traditional corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day a few years...

Sassy Southwest Stuffed Shells

1 review

When I was a child, my mom made this dish quite often. When I came across her recipe on an...


Weeknight Turkey Tortilla Soup

5 reviews

This is now my family's most requested soup—so much so that they will make sure I have leftover turkey. You...

Ancient Grain Beef Stew

1 review

My version of beef stew is comfort food with a healthy twist. I use lentils and red quinoa rather than...


Slow-Cooker Pepper Steak

7 reviews

Pepper steak is one of my favorite dishes, but sometimes the beef can be tough. This recipe solves that problem!...


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Party Appetizer Meatballs

10 reviews

These are a favorite at parties and gatherings. The recipe is easy, and the meatballs can be made well ahead...


Cabbage and Beef Soup

46 reviews

When I was a little girl, I helped my parents work the fields of their small farm. Lunchtime was always...

One-Pot Dinner

10 reviews

"My family always comes back for seconds when this nicely seasoned skillet supper is on the table," reports Bonnie Morrow...


Sweet Potato Stew

5 reviews

Beef broth and herbs complement the sweet potatoes' subtle sweetness in this hearty stew that's perfect for fall. — Helen...


Slow-Cooker Vegetable Soup

25 reviews

What a treat to come home from work and have this savory soup ready to eat. It's a nice traditional...


Zesty Beef Stew

4 reviews

Preparation couldn't be simpler for this hearty no-fuss stew! I created this dish when I didn't have some of my...


Chili Mac

25 reviews

This chili mac has regularly appeared on my family menus for more than 40 years, and it's never failed to...

Beef and Orzo Skillet

Not only does this recipe make tasty use of any leftover brisket, it also cooks up in one pot, making...


Beefy Eggplant Parmigiana

7 reviews

I developed this recipe one summer when my husband grew eggplant in the garden. I was thrilled when it won...


Cabbage Soup

45 reviews

My husband was never too fond of cabbage—until the first time he tried this cabbage soup recipe from my aunt....


Bacon-Colby Lasagna

13 reviews

With both bacon and ground beef, this hearty dish is a real crowd-pleaser. The recipe came from my grandmother, now...


Round Steak Italiano

24 reviews

My mom used to make this wonderful dish, and I’ve always enjoyed it. The
gravy is especially dense and...


Lighter Lasagna Corn Carne

Packed with lean ground beef and nutritious veggies, here's a dinner dish that's as good as it is good for...


Baked Spaghetti

132 reviews

Every time that I make this cheesy baked spaghetti, I get requests for the recipe. It puts a different spin...


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...

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Italian Spiral Meat Loaf

33 reviews

Take a classic comfort food to delicious new heights with this impressive recipe. Sausage, pizza sauce and mozzarella give Italian...


Beef and Blue Cheese Crostini

2 reviews

These little gems are easy, impressive and delicious. They are ridiculously easy and inexpensive to make. Seriously, you will look...


Beef Enchilada Lasagna Casserole

46 reviews

“Whenever I make this cheesy layered casserole, my guests rave about it and ask for the recipe. I serve it...


Hearty Baked Beef Stew

22 reviews

This is such an easy way to make a wonderful beef stew. You don't need to brown the meat first—just...


Slow-Cooker Golombki

9 reviews

I modified my mom's classic Polish dish to fit my hectic life. Instead of boiling the cabbage and then filling...


Hamburger Stew

1 review

There's nothing fancy to this recipe—it's just bursting with old-fashioned goodness and hearty flavor. —Margery Bryan, Royal City, Washington