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

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...


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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...


Wild Rice, Quinoa & Cranberry Salad

This fragrant salad is a vitamin and protein powerhouse. Toss in leftover cooked turkey to make it a meal the...


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,...

Pecan Vegetable-Rice Medley

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


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,...

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;...


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.


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...


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...

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....


Vegetables with Brown Rice

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


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,...


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...


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,...

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...


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...


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Cool Beans Salad

68 reviews

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