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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    Cheeseburger Bombs

    10 reviews

    Instead of enjoying your cheeseburger on a bun, have it in one! These cheeseburger bombs are the perfect take-along option. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Sheet-Pan New England Clambake

    So many tasty swaps are possible for this recipe: Add pieces of salmon or haddock, use other quick-cooking veggies or...


    New York-Style Pizza

    This New York-style pizza recipe makes a no-nonsense pie. Since the crust is pliable enough to fold, cut the pizza...


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    40 Birthday Dinner Ideas Our Readers Love

    Who doesn't love being served up an extra-special and delicious dinner on their birthday? Here are some birthday dinner ideas...


    The Birthday Dinner for the Month You Were Born

    Your special day comes once a year, you deserve an awesome dinner to celebrate with. We've even included a sweet...

    California Chicken Club Pizza

    Inspired by the California Club pizza from California Pizza Kitchen, I decided to whip up my own version. It's loaded...


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    Crunchy White Baked Macaroni & Cheese

    This creamy, bubbly, indulgent classic is down-home comfort food at its finest. The topping is made with panko bread crumbs...

    Mac ‘n’ Cheese Dinner

    4 reviews

    Don’t settle for ordinary mac and cheese. This version is my kids’ favorite, so I always make a huge pot....


    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...


    Potato and Pepper Sausage Bake

    8 reviews

    When my family smells this dish baking in the oven, they know they are in for a treat! If you...


    Lemon and Rosemary Chicken

    16 reviews

    This baked rosemary chicken with a tangy lemon sauce is my husband's favorite, and my sister always wants it for...

    Cheesy Beef Spirals

    13 reviews

    "My mom shared this easy-to-assemble casserole years ago," recalls Brenda Marschall of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. "It's very good with garlic...


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    Layer Cake Meat Loaf

    5 reviews

    If the kids are always asking to eat dessert first, here's your chance. The moist "cake" layers are really full-flavored...


    Lone Star Chicken Enchiladas

    24 reviews

    Start with deli-roasted chicken and this family-friendly casserole will be ready in no time. For a milder version, use Monterey...


    Pancetta and Mushroom-Stuffed Chicken Breast

    2 reviews

    I was inspired by a stuffed chicken Marsala dish I had at a restaurant and wanted to come up with...


    Makeover Macaroni and Cheese

    6 reviews

    Creamy and cheesy with comfort in every bite, this lightened-up classic is sure to become a family favorite at your...

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    Home-Style Mac ‘N’ Cheese

    We took advantage of the leftover Cheddar Cheese Sauce to prepare this comforting casserole from reader Phyllis Schmalz. The Kansas...


    Bacon Cheeseburger Spaghetti

    15 reviews

    “I run a daycare center and it's always hard to find different foods that the kids will actually eat. I...


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    Macaroni Royale

    We average about 300 cows in our herd, so beef is number one at our house. This savory dish is...


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    Monterey Jack Meatballs

    My family loves pizza and could eat it every day. With a surprise cheese center, these saucy meatballs capture that...


    Creamy Lasagna Casserole

    23 reviews

    Satisfy your gang with this casserole sent in by Shelly Korell. The Eaton, Colorado reader whips up a rich combination...


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    Country Roasted Chicken

    12 reviews

    This Dutch oven roast chicken recipe gets wonderful flavor from the celery, onion and parsley tucked inside. This is my...


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    Seafood-Stuffed Shells

    These stuffed shells are really good, and we have them often. Even if you don’t like fish, you’ll love this...


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    Dressed-Up Cornish Hen

    "Although our children are grown, it seems like I'm usually feeding a bunch. But when my husband and I dine...


    Hearty Short Ribs

    3 reviews

    “The whole family will love these ribs!” The meat is so tender, it will simply fall off the bone, and...

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    Sizzling Ancho Ribeyes

    “Here in New Mexico, we love the taste of chipotle chili on just about anything. This simple, delicious recipe proves...


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    Baked Mac & Cheese

    "I have added other ingredients like turkey, broccoli and cauliflower, to make this a full meal. The possibilities are endless!"...


    Chicken Macaroni Casserole

    6 reviews

    My favorite main dish recipe from Mom, this casserole is considered "birthday food" because we often requested it for our...



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    Porkettes

    Winning an award with this recipe in 1948 is probably the highlight of my grandmother's long life, with a close...


    Stuffed Manicotti

    1 review

    This recipe is so special I serve it to company. It is so easy to make too.—Cookie Curci-Wright, San Jose,...