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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    Air-Fryer Cookie Pie

    1 review

    My mom used to make cookie bars for every school even growing up. This is my updated version. It takes half the time and tastes just like Mom used to make. — Ashley Long, Mission, Kansas

    Air-Fryer Apple Danish

    2 reviews

    I came up with this quick and tasty treat when my daughter had a sleepover. I whipped these together in...

    Cranberry-Walnut Belgian Waffles

    1 review

    Belgian waffles have larger squares and deeper pockets than American waffles. I make mine with nutrition boosters like whole wheat,...

    New York-Style Pizza

    This New York-style pizza recipe makes a no-nonsense pie. Since the crust is pliable enough to fold, cut the pizza...

    Strawberry Cake Filling

    1 review

    Use this sweet strawberry cake filling for a cake roll or layer cake. It also tastes fantastic served over ice...

    Air-Fryer French Toast Cups with Raspberries

    These air-fryer French toast cups make any morning special. I made this recipe for my mom on Mother's Day, and...

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    Crunchy White Baked Macaroni & Cheese

    This creamy, bubbly, indulgent classic is down-home comfort food at its finest. The topping is made with panko bread crumbs...

    Creamy Garden Spaghetti

    3 reviews

    I spent 14 years preparing meals in restaurants, but now I just cook to entertain family and friends. I've always...

    Tortellini Broccoli Bake

    4 reviews

    I usually make this dish for birthdays or holiday dinners. It's a great main dish or side dish. Everyone—even my...

    Basic Cake Mix

    1 review

    After preparing this basic cake recipe, you'll have enough mix to make three moist cakes. Try the white cake for...

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    Home-Style Salad Dressing

    This pleasant-tasting dressing is delicious drizzled on a bed of greens with a sprinkling of crumbled blue cheese. Mom always...

    Baked Ziti Casserole

    9 reviews

    With its rich Italian flavor and generous combination of cheeses, it's hard to believe this pasta entree is light. this...

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    Patriotic Pasta

    A popular side dish for our Independence Day menu, this hearty pasta salad is practically a meal in itself. It...

    Olive Veggie Pizza

    2 reviews

    My husband is in the Navy, and I often feed several of his fellow officers,“ says Becky Fore of El...

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    Three-Cheese Spirals

    Sour cream and three kinds of cheese create the creamy coating for this tasty "twist" on macaroni and cheese. It...

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    Strawberry Bavarian Salad

    "As a child, I asked my mother to make this colorful gelatin for birthdays," recalls Lorna Northcutt of Gladstone, Oregon....

    Puppy Dog Pancakes

    —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

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    Cream of Spinach Soup

    "This rich and creamy soup tastes like it's made by a professional chef," says Patricia Bradley Rohnert Park, California. While...

    Sweet Cheese Ball

    5 reviews

    You’ll need only a few items for this unique cheese ball sent in by Melissa Friend of Oakland, Maryland. Coconut...

    Fruit ‘n’ Cream Crepes

    3 reviews

    This fresh and creamy breakfast is just the start—you can fill the light crepes with anything you like! — Ruth...

    Makeover Macaroni and Cheese

    6 reviews

    Creamy and cheesy with comfort in every bite, this lightened-up classic is sure to become a family favorite at your...

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    Cascading Fruit Centerpiece

    13 reviews

    It's exciting and fun to build this pretty centerpiece, which I have made for holidays, weddings and showers over the...

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    Watermelon Beetle Convertible

    What could be cooler than a convertible in the summer? You'll have so much fun when you make this watermelon...

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    Baked Mac & Cheese for Two

    "I have added other ingredients like turkey, broccoli and cauliflower, to make this a full meal. The possibilities are endless!"...

    Homemade Croutons

    6 reviews

    You can change up these basic homemade croutons recipe by substituting your favorite herbs and spices. —Taste of Home Test...

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    Three-Layer Gelatin Salad

    My love of cooking started in high school. Now I get to try out recipes at church, where my husband...

    Shredded Potato Casserole

    13 reviews

    This potato dish is perfect with prime rib and many other entrees. Make it ahead and have it ready to...

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    Rainbow Gelatin Salad

    This seven-layer gelatin salad will elicit oohs and aahs from all your guests. It's well worth the time it takes...

    Peanut Butter Cheese Ball

    1 review

    It's easy to encourage children to eat an apple a day when this creamy peanut butter spread is served with...

    Four-Cheese Baked Ziti

    2 reviews

    Diane Nemitz of Ludington, Michigan writes, “A day without pasta is a like a day without sunshine!” Beefed up with...

    Mexican Macaroni and Cheese

    For a classic casserole with a little more grown-up taste, give our Test Kitchen's zesty macaroni and cheese a try.