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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    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 an easy slow-cooker recipe that you can put right onto the buffet table. —Judy Batson, Tampa, Florida

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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...


    Fruit and Nut Bulgur Pilaf

    My mother made this nutritious side dish all the time when we were growing up. I enhanced the recipe with...


    Slow-Cooker Citrus Carrots

    2 reviews

    These carrots are yummy and so simple. The recipe is from my mom, who tweaked it a bit to suit...


    Asian-Style Green Beans

    4 reviews

    These Asian-style green beans are a tasty addition to any meal. The flavors of sesame oil and soy sauce work...

    Pressure Cooker Curried Pumpkin Risotto

    2 reviews

    This easy pumpkin risotto tastes like fall and gets a flavor boost from the curry. —Andrea Reaves, Stephens City, Virginia


    Fruity Orange Dream

    I learned this recipe from a fellow teacher when I was living in West Virginia. It's a standout for a...

    Apricot Fluff

    15 reviews

    When we were young mothers, I asked my best friend if she had a recipe for an easy ambrosia salad...


    Watermelon Shrimp Salad

    2 reviews

    Sweet, spicy and easy to make, this salad travels well in a cooler to picnics and summer gatherings. I love...


    Pressure-Cooker Dressing

    Here’s an easy dressing that’s perfect for special get-togethers. Once it’s in the instant cooker, you’re free to turn your...


    Pressure-Cooker Rosemary Beets

    We’re a family of beet eaters. For a simple side, I use a one-dish cooker and let the beets mellow...

    Pressure-Cooker Buffalo Wing Potatoes

    1 review

    I was getting tired of mashed potatoes and baked spuds, so I decided to create something new. This potluck-ready recipe...


    Pressure-Cooker Black-Eyed Peas with Ham

    1 review

    Here's a regional favorite I grew to love after moving to the South, pressure-cooker black-eyed peas. You'll never want to...


    Pressure-Cooker Homemade Chunky Applesauce

    1 review

    This applesauce is so easy. My family loves the things I make from scratch, and it's good knowing exactly what...


    Buffalo Wing Potatoes

    2 reviews

    I was getting tired of mashed and baked potatoes, so I decided to create something new. This potluck-ready recipe is...


    Grilled Peppers and Zucchini

    5 reviews

    This versatile side dish is so simple and quick that I had to share it. Grilling the colorful veggies in...

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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...


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    Moist Turkey Sausage Stuffing

    1 review

    With tangy apricots and turkey sausage, this stuffing is a terrific mix of sweet and savory. —Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour...


    Applesauce Sweet Potatoes

    2 reviews

    During the holidays, using a slow cooker not only frees up oven space, but time, too! Sweet potatoes are a...


    Slow-Cooked Potatoes with Spring Onions

    2 reviews

    I love the simplicity of this recipe, as well as the ease of preparation with my slow cooker. And everyone...


    Holiday Citrus Sweet Potatoes

    Change out your traditional sweet potato recipe with this new version. The fruit sauce provides a bright, but not too...


    Butternut Squash Apple Bake

    11 reviews

    Even those who aren't fans of squash enjoy this side dish. Sweet slices of butternut squash are topped with apples...


    Fruit Salad with Apricot Dressing

    9 reviews

    When I serve this lovely refreshing salad for picnics and holidays, the bowl empties fast. —Carol Lambert, El Dorado, Arkansas


    Brunch Fruit Salad

    14 reviews

    This appealing fruit salad is a lovely addition to breakfast, lunch or even supper. Light and refreshing, it's perfect alongside...

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    Twice-Baked Potatoes Supreme

    1 review

    On Christmas Day, we invite all our nearby relatives to dinner. One way I make the meal memorable is with...


    Bacon Lima Beans

    An unusual twist on traditional baked beans, this sweet and spicy version is easy to make and is a surefire...


    Rosemary Beets

    1 review

    We’re a family of beet eaters. For a simple side dish, I use a slow cooker and let the beets...


    Cauliflower Mash

    This quick and easy mashed cauliflower is a great alternative to same-old mashed spuds, and it's healthier, too!—Nick Iverson, Milwaukee,...


    Slow-Cooker Dressing

    Here’s an easy dressing that’s perfect for Thanksgiving get-togethers. Once it’s in the slow cooker, you’re free to turn your...


    Tangy Baked Apples

    When the weather turns cooler in fall, these baked apples from my mom are sure to warm you up. Our...