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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    Barbecue Popcorn

    With this quick-fix barbecue popcorn, you can experience a summer barbecue any time of the year! —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    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...


    Savory Rice-Stuffed Apples

    My family has several apple trees, so I am challenged to create new recipes each fall. This side dish is...


    Cheesy Bacon and Grits Casserole

    I was craving grits for breakfast and had fresh corn from the farmers market and leftover bacon. I put everything...


    Smoky Tempeh Bacon

    This meatless tempeh bacon recipe gets its smoky flavor from liquid smoke and smoked paprika. Eat it alone or use...

    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...


    Farro Salad with Charred Shishito Peppers and Corn

    This farro salad can be enjoyed warm or cold. I am lucky that my mom has an amazing garden every...

    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...


    Vegan Tortilla Soup

    2 reviews

    Quinoa may be an unconventional ingredient, but it adds protein in this vegan tortilla soup, making it hearty enough for...


    Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

    1 review

    Quinoa has been around for a while, but I’m just now jumping on the quinoa breakfast bowl bandwagon. I’ve made...


    Quinoa Arancini

    6 reviews

    We love arancini, but they’re not the healthiest thing going! I wanted to make
    a version that we could...

    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 Apple Pie Steel-Cut Oatmeal

    1 review

    I absolutely love this one-dish oatmeal. The steel-cut oats have so much flavor and texture. My family loves to sprinkle...


    Slow-Cooked Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

    3 reviews

    This thick and hearty soup is packed with colorful vegetables. —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey


    Cabbage Barley Soup

    9 reviews

    My neighbor had an abundance of cabbage, so a group of us had a contest to see who could come...


    Apple Pie Steel-Cut Oatmeal

    3 reviews

    I absolutely love this slow-cooked oatmeal. The steel-cut oats have so much flavor and texture. My family sprinkles toasted pecans...

    Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

    1 review

    This recipe for apple cinnamon overnight oats couldn't be easier to make. Prep takes only five minutes! —Sarah Farmer, Taste...


    Apple Quinoa Spoon Bread

    My cousin is a strict vegetarian, so creating satisfying veggie dishes is my yearly challenge. This spoon bread can act...


    Greek Brown and Wild Rice Bowls

    2 reviews

    This fresh rice dish tastes like the Mediterranean in a bowl! It's short on ingredients, but packs in so much...


    Quick Mushroom Barley Soup

    14 reviews

    I surprised my mother with a visit some years ago, and she was preparing this soup when I walked in....


    Overnight Baked Oatmeal

    25 reviews

    My husband and I spent a long weekend at a bed-and-breakfast not far from our home. The owners shared this...


    Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes

    100 reviews

    My family absolutely loves these oat pancakes. I make them every Saturday and Sunday. If I don't, they don't believe...


    Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

    2 reviews

    This good-for-you dish is full of must-have Southwestern flavors. You can either serve it cold as a side for eight...


    Brown Sugar Oat Muffins

    39 reviews

    With Kansas being one of the top wheat-producing states, it seems only fitting to share a recipe containing whole wheat...

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    Apricot Rice Stuffing

    3 reviews

    This fruit rice stuffing accompanies roast duck as part of our traditional New Year's Day dinner. It's also an attractive...


    Chili ‘n’ Cheese Grits

    Although I live in a big city, I'm really a country cook. Most of our friends laugh about eating grits,...


    Grilled Garlic Cheese Grits

    "Grits are an everyday food here in the South, I came up with this easy recipe one day when I...


    Barley Vegetable Salad

    I often serve this salad as an entree on summer nights when it's too hot to eat a heavy meal....


    Quick Rice Salad

    This recipe makes a nice change from potato salad, and it goes well with any main meal.


    Hoppin’ John

    A New Year's tradition, this mildly flavored rice dish is a great accompaniment to almost any meat entree. Beth Wall...