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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    Lemon Basil Chicken Salad

    This 15-minute Chicken Salad Chick copycat recipe has become one of my very favorite meals. But it needn’t even be a meal! The chicken salad is so scrumptious on crackers or as the dip on a crudite platter. —Laura Wilhelm, West Hollywood, California

    Million Dollar Cake

    1 review

    Pineapple and mandarin oranges give this easy cake a refreshing, tropical twist. With cake mix and pudding mix as ingredients,...

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    Dill Pickle Dip

    6 reviews

    My love for pickles led me to create this dill pickle dip. It's so easy to whip together. But be...

    Festive Meringue Cookies

    Try these meringue cookies without cream of tartar! These festive treats sparkle not only during the holidays but also for...

    Margarita Cake

    5 reviews

    This margarita cake is perfect for a picnic on a warm day. You'll be surprised at how closely it tastes...

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    Stamped Cutout Cookies

    Rich, buttery sugar cookie cutouts like these never last long at a party. They're one of my favorite homemade Christmas...

    Strawberry Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting

    3 reviews

    Fresh strawberries are full of water, so they have a tendency to weigh down cake batters and make soggy cakes....

    Pressure-Cooker Light Deviled Eggs

    Our updated version of a classic appetizer uses only half the egg yolks of traditional deviled eggs and calls for...

    Orange Blossom Mint Refresher

    6 reviews

    I came up with this recipe because I'm not a fan of regular iced tea. This version has the perfect...

    Parmesan-Pretzel Crisps

    2 reviews

    I love this recipe because I usually have the ingredients on hand and it is so easy to prepare. It's...

    46 Recipes That Will Make You Potluck Famous

    Need potluck recipes that stand out from the rest? This collection is just what the home-cook ordered. Whip up one...

    Our Favorite Pull-Apart Appetizer Recipes

    Get your hands on these sweet and savory pull-apart appetizers. Start tearing and sharing!

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    Raspberry Lemonade

    This crisp, tart beverage is a real thirst-quencher on a hot day. Pretty enough to serve at a bridal shower...

    Pecan-Raisin Cinnamon Rolls

    3 reviews

    The tempting aroma of these freshly baked cinnamon rolls always sells them! I bake hundreds for two annual fund-raising events...

    Blue Cheese Cheesecake

    1 review

    Whenever I set out this savory cheese spread, guests can't seem to stop eating it! —Niki Trapp, Cudahy, Wisconsin

    Chai Truffle Tart

    1 review

    My chai-flavored tart boasts chocolate and caramel layers tucked inside a salty pretzel crust. Truffles on top make it extra...

    Peach-Basil Cooler

    1 review

    Mix peaches and basil with club soda for a cool and refreshing mocktail! —Dana Hinck, Pensacola, Florida

    Glazed Doughnut Holes

    Here's a simple recipe to create a colorful and fun breakfast—or snack! For the glaze, use any type of juice...

    Crab Phyllo Cups

    2 reviews

    I always like a dot of chili sauce on top of these easy snacks. If you're out of crab, try...

    Lemony Fruit Dip

    As a way to encourage my kids to eat more fruit, I prepare this fluffy dip several times a month....

    Apricot-Glazed Ham

    5 reviews

    Glaze a bone-in ham with apricot jam for a entree that's beautiful and delicious. Any leftovers will make meal planning...

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    Orange Cranberry Punch

    Our wedding, held on my parents' farm, had many memorable touches, including fresh wildflowers and sunflowers, plus amazing food and...

    Lime Sherbet Punch

    4 reviews

    When I married David in a rural spot, my parents surprised me with a beautiful white carriage to take us...

    Rhubarb Punch

    I love the tart taste of rhubarb, and this lively, beautiful punch makes a refreshing treat at any get-together. —Eleanor...

    Pear Waldorf Pitas

    1 review

    Here's a guaranteed table brightener for a shower, luncheon or party. Just stand back and watch these sandwiches vanish. For...

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    Watermelon-Lime Cooler

    When temps heat up, chill some glasses and cool down with a slushy blend of watermelon, lime and ginger ale....

    Grilled Fruit Phyllo Tart

    This tart was a hit at my friend's baby shower. It reminds me of a fruit salad that my mother...

    Sensational Slush

    4 reviews

    Colorful and refreshing, this sweet-tart slush has become a family favorite. I freeze the mix in 2- and 4-cup containers...

    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...

    Hazelnut Macarons

    You don’t have to be an expert in French cooking to whip up these sandwich cookies. The crisp, chewy macarons...

    Lemony Bacon-Artichoke Dip

    6 reviews

    Move over, spinach-artichoke dip—bacon adds much more flavor. You might want to double the recipe because there are never any...