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 Cupcakes

    These margarita cupcakes are my most requested recipe. If you are unable to find Key lime juice, you can use regular lime juice. —Kerri McMillan, Sylvester, Georgia

    Margarita Gelatin Shots

    Everyone's favorite cocktail becomes a celebratory shot! Serve this margarita gelatin shot recipe in shot glasses garnished to look like...


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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...


    Birthday Cake Fudge

    This decadent birthday cake fudge is the perfect thing to make your big day special. Or prepare it ahead and...


    Strawberry Cake Filling

    Use this sweet strawberry cake filling for a cake roll or layer cake. It also tastes fantastic served over ice...

    Layered Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

    This yellow cake will become your go-to recipe for birthdays, but the tender cake with flavorful chocolate buttercream is truly...


    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...


    No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bars

    These peanut butter energy bars are made with natural ingredients, and there's no baking required! You can substitute sunflower seeds...


    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...


    Summer Strawberry Shortcake Soup

    When folks are longing for something sweet and refreshing, this soup is sure to hit the spot. To serve it...

    Cinnamon-Basil Ice Cream

    I started experimenting with herbal ice creams when I was teaching classes at our local college. Not only were the...


    Coconut-Lemon Ice Cream Cake

    1 review

    This lemon ice cream cake is a cool treat my family loves anytime, but we find it especially refreshing on...


    Kulfi

    I grew up near Little India in California, and I loved the desserts from Indian sweets shops. One of them...


    Poker Chip Cookies

    These poker chip cookies make a showstopping addition to your themed party. Practice makes perfect to get the royal icing...


    Apricot Ice Cream Soda

    This ginger ale float recipe came from my husband’s aunt, who was born in the early 1900s. It's a delightful...

    Campfire Cookies

    The start of cold weather here in Colorado means bonfire season. What better way to celebrate than with these campfire...


    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...


    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,...


    Easy Poached Salmon

    In 46 years of marriage, we had never tasted salmon until a friend told me about poaching it in a...


    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...


    No-Fry Fried Ice Cream

    This ice cream has a crispy cinnamon coating just like the fried ice cream served at Mexican restaurants, but minus...


    Here’s What to Make on Every Food Holiday of the Year

    There's a special day for every food under the sun, and we think they're all worth honoring. Here's a year...


    Our Best-Ever Party Appetizers

    These yummy bite-sized party appetizers are the perfect starter for any type of party—and the perfect excuse to throw one!

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    Princess Toast

    2 reviews

    I made these sparkly treats for my daughter's brownie troop and they're great for princess parties. Sometimes I use lemon...


    Pina Colada Float

    What's better than an ice cream float? A float with the fresh taste of pineapple, coconut flakes and a bright...


    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...


    4 Pretty Table Linen Ideas for Picture-Perfect Parties

    Set the right tone for your next party with these gorgeous table linen pairings.


    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!


    Layered Citrus Cake

    I slightly simplified my mother-in-law's orange cake recipe to come up with this tall, beautiful version. Orange juice and lemon...