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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    Margarita Gelatin Shots

    Everyone's favorite cocktail becomes a celebratory shot! Serve this margarita gelatin shot recipe in shot glasses garnished to look like mini margaritas or, for a fun twist, pour the mixture into hollowed-out lime halves, chill and then slice into wedges. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Almond Custard Cake

    This white cake pairs well with all sorts of frostings and fillings, but the chocolate frosting in this recipe is...


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    Best Ever Vanilla Ice Cream

    1 review

    This ice cream is technically a custard since it contains eggs. After lots of testing (and tasting), I've found that...


    Andes Mint Cookies

    Transform your favorite candy into a baked treat! These Andes mint cookies are better than any after-dinner mint. —Taste of...


    Sour Cream Sugar Cookie Cake

    My husband requested a giant sugar cookie for his birthday. I wanted to do something a bit more exciting than...

    Magic Brownie Bars

    When I was a kid, one of my all-time favorite treats was magic cookie bars. This recipe combines all the...


    Pineapple RumChata Shortcakes

    1 review

    This deliciously different dessert is made in the slow cooker instead of in the oven. When done, add final touches...

    Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Jars

    3 reviews

    Need to bring a dish to pass this weekend? These make-ahead dessert jars will disappear quickly at any potluck. —Aldene...


    Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

    2 reviews

    These indulgent vegan chocolate cupcakes have no butter, eggs or dairy milk, but you'd never guess it. This recipe is...


    Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

    1 review

    We love using this simple vegan vanilla cupcake recipe as a base to layer on extra flavor. Stir in grated...


    Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes

    1 review

    Decorate these simple gluten-free vanilla cupcakes for any special occasion or holiday. Since the frosting recipe includes cream cheese, be...

    Oreo Cupcakes with Cookies and Cream Frosting

    5 reviews

    Kids and adults alike will find these Oreo cupcakes irresistible. If you want to pipe the frosting, be sure to...


    Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream

    What could be better than peanut butter and jelly ice cream? You'll love the sweet-salty combination. Use your favorite flavor...


    Apple Cake for Passover

    Adding a dollop of whipped cream is a sweet addition to this passover cake! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee,...


    Dilly Mini Cheese Balls

    1 review

    ??These mini cheese balls are perfect for any gathering, no matter what time of year it is! Kids love the...


    Easy Key Lime Pie Trifle

    1 review

    I came up with this easy Key lime pie trifle because I adore Key lime pie in all its forms....

    Giant Buckeye Cookie

    12 reviews

    I’m from Ohio, and we love our buckeye candy! Buckeyes are a delicious combination of peanut butter and chocolate, which...


    Blended Raspberry-Orange Twist

    1 review

    Here’s a drink that will get everyone talking. Kids go crazy for the sweet fruity flavor and Pop Rocks, while...


    Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes

    8 reviews

    My granddaughter Sydney has acquired a love of baking. While I was visiting her in Tampa, we made these light,...


    Mint Swirl Fudge Cake

    1 review

    Mint pairs with a silky, mild chocolate flavor for this colorful, beautiful cake that will be the talk of the...


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    Berry Brownie Pizza

    1 review

    How could you not love pizza for dessert? A fudgy brownie base is layered with a whipped topping sauce, then...


    Festive Meringue Christmas Trees

    4 reviews

    These meringues are eye-catching on the dessert table at a holiday party, and they taste heavenly! Look no further for...


    Banana Split Cake Bars

    2 reviews

    Summer isn’t summer without a banana split or two, and these fun bars bring that same delicious flavor in potluck-perfect...


    Deluxe Deep-Dish Pizza

    You don't have to be in Chicago to get delicious deep-dish flavor. My recipe makes it easy, using frozen bread...

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    Chocolate Spice Layer Cake with Caramel Icing

    Mariann James of Ferguson, Missouri created a sweet and salty favorite with her original recipe for chocolate spice cake with...


    Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

    We were snowed in one Christmas and couldn't get to the store to buy cookies for Santa. My daughter and...


    Strawberry Balsamic Filled Cupcakes

    Here's a twist on Grandma's strawberry shortcake. This combination of classic and sophisticated flavors is a perfect pairing for the...


    Black Walnut Layer Cake

    2 reviews

    My sister gave me the recipe for this beautiful cake years ago. The thin layer of frosting spread on the...


    Creamy Layered Blueberry Ice Pops

    2 reviews

    These delicious ice pops can also be made with raspberries or blackberries. The rosemary sprig and lemon zest bring another...


    38 Potluck Sandwich Recipes to Feed a Crowd

    When you're cooking for a crowd, these sandwiches make an easy meal. Each recipe serves 10 or more!