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...


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...


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...


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,...

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.


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;...

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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...


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...


Pecan Vegetable-Rice Medley

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


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,...

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,...


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,...


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,...