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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Grandma’s Oatmeal Bars

While I was growing up, I enjoyed my grandma's oatmeal bars every Christmas. This recipe reminds me of her and Christmastime as a child. And now I fix the bars for my family. —Nancy Hawkins, Brookville, Indiana

Pecan Vegetable-Rice Medley

"Colorful vegetables and toasted pecans make this a lovely dish to serve company. it takes a litle time to prepare...


Apple Rice Salad with Sunflower Seeds

The possibilities for this salad are endless! Try wild or brown rice instead of white; scallions instead of sweet onions;...


Crowd Pleasing Wild Rice Bread

Wild rice gives this tender bread a tasty nutty flavor. This recipe makes five loaves, which are great for sharing....


Cranberry-Nut Wild Rice

1 review

It's amazing that just a few ingredients can result in such a great-tasting dish. This recipe is a real bonus...

Confetti Long Grain and Wild Rice

1 review

Summer squash, zucchini and sweet red pepper peek out from the tender grains of rice in this colorful side dish.


Cranberry-Pecan Wheat Berry Salad

2 reviews

I love to experiment with different grains and wanted to give wheat berries a try. My whole family goes nuts...

Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins

4 reviews

I love making bulgar pilaf with apricots. So glad I tried it with dried apples and golden raisins! —Elizabeth Dumont,...


Fennel Wild Rice Salad

2 reviews

This is a salad I invented years ago when my sister's family had to go gluten-free. It has since become...


Cranberry Rice Salad

2 reviews

Our home economists devised this make-ahead recipe with the hectic holidays in mind. Cranberries and green onions add a bit...


Apricot Wild Rice Salad

1 review

Nutty, fruity and packed with flavor, this make-ahead dish is a wholesome side for all kinds of entrees.” —Barbara Schulte,...

Scented Rice in Baked Pumpkin

This easy, delicious and healthy side is a showpiece that always delights. You can use grain, squash, fruits and nuts...


Great Grain Salad

2 reviews

I can't think of a better dish to round out a meal. My grain salad features all my favorite nuts,...


Holiday Rice Salad

1 review

It's nice to prepare a cold salad like this when entertaining because it can be made ahead and doesn't take...


Molasses Oat Bread

8 reviews

This recipe has been passed down through my family from my Swedish great-grandmother. Last Christmas, my 78-year-old mom made and...


Brussels Sprouts & Quinoa Salad

1 review

With Brussels sprouts for the green and cranberries for the red, I make a cheery Christmastime salad. Refreshing and versatile,...

Orange-Pistachio Quinoa Salad

1 review

Add this fresh and healthy quinoa recipe to your holiday spread. Its citrusy, nutty taste is simply delicious. —Jean...


Roasted Butternut Squash & Rice Salad

30 reviews

We have end-of-season picnics for my son's flag football team. This makes enough to serve plenty of hungry boys and...


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Cool Beans Salad

69 reviews

This protein-filled dish could be served as a colorful side dish or a meatless main entree. When you make it,...


Cranberry Wild Rice

2 reviews

Nuts are a wonderful source of protein and nutrition so I look for ways to add them to all of...


Basmati Rice Confetti Salad

My step-mom passed this recipe to me, and it's so simple to put together. We like this salad served cold,...


Northwoods Wild Rice Salad

1 review

This is my Minnesota version of a vintage German slaw that’s popular at church suppers. The wild rice has a...


Pumpkin Pie-Spiced Granola

1 review

My husband says this granola with pumpkin and spices tastes like a bite of real pumpkin pie, and it’s a...


Festive Three-Grain Salad

1 review

Wholesome ingredients and a festive appearance make this colorful side one of my holiday staples. Plus, I can assemble it...

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Kashi and Wild Rice Pilaf

Apples, fruit juices, currants and cranberries bring a refreshing tang to this pilaf. It’s my adaptation of a different recipe....


Vegetables with Brown Rice

"When garden crops are plentiful, this is a delightful dish to serve. You can vary the vegetables to whatever you...


Quinoa Wilted Spinach Salad

20 reviews

Get all the nutritious benefits of quinoa, spinach and cranberries paired with the crunchy texture of nuts in this easy...