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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Eggnog Pie

5 reviews

Even better than holiday eggnog in a glass is eggnog on a plate! This creamy pie delivers all that rich, wonderful flavor. It’s pretty, too, with a sprinkling of nutmeg on top. —Florence Shaw, East Wenatchee, Washington

Christmas Ribbon Salad

13 reviews

Spirits are light at holiday time around Debra Stoner's home--and so are many of the meas she serves. "I make...

Holiday Ribbon Gelatin

4 reviews

Layers of red and green make this festive salad a favorite during the Christmas season. Kids are sure to find...

Eggnog Molded Salad

6 reviews

For an excellent holiday gelatin salad, try this one. It looks so lovely on a platter and tastes good with...

Cool Cucumber Salad

2 reviews

This Salad is a refreshing complement to any meal, and it's attractive on the table. Whenever I'm asked to bring...

Raspberry Gelatin Ring

10 reviews

Besides being wonderfully tasty, this refreshing salad is very pretty, too! A light layer of cream cheese and sour cream...

Fluffy Cranberry Mousse

12 reviews

This is a delicious and pretty salad for the holidays, but it's so good that I serve it at other...

Cherry Pineapple Salad

2 reviews

This recipe makes a really pretty salad. My sister-in-law often brings it to our family get-togethers on holidays and special...

Makeover Fluffy Lime Salad

4 reviews

Loaded with crunchy walnuts, tangy pineapple and lip-smacking lime flavor, this refreshing salad could even double as dessert! —Taste of...

Cinnamon Apple Salad

THIS RECIPE came from my mother. It's a family favorite and one I took with me when I left home.

Berry Gelatin Ring

Cranberries give extra holiday appeal to this gelatin salad sent in by Elise Spring of Bellevue, Ohio. "A co-worker always...

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Lime Strawberry Surprise

1 review

Eye-catching in Christmas colors, this dish looks deliciously decorative on the table. Its combination of fruitiness and nutty crunch is...

Snow-White Salad

2 reviews

I love to collect recipes for all kinds of occasions. This sweet gelatin salad is one I often make for...

Six-Layer Gelatin Salad

1 review

This impressive salad does take some time to make, but the preparation itself is actually easy. It's an attractive addition...

Ruby-Red Beet Salad

3 reviews

Adapted from a recipe that I've had for about 30 years, this salad was a big hit when I served...

Seven-Layer Gelatin Salad

5 reviews

By alternating fruity layers of gelatin in harvest colors with sweetened sour cream, Melody Mellinger of Myerstown, Pennsylvania created one...

Pomegranate Gelatin

1 review

As a former home economics teacher, I like to surprise family and friends with recipes that are a little more...

Christmas Gelatin Ring

1 review

This colorful salad with its red and green layers is fun to serve for a festive dinner or brunch. It's...

Cinnamon Gelatin Salad

1 review

Crunchy apples and pecans contrast nicely with smooth gelatin in this pretty salad. —Denita DeValcourt, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

Lime-Pear Gelatin Bells

For a festive flair, I use bell-shaped molds for this gelatin salad, but use whatever molds you have on hand....

Christmas Wreath Salad

It's a jolly holiday when Mom makes this cool eye-catching salad. Pecans, pineapple and maraschino cherries are sweet surprises in...

Pomegranate-Cranberry Salad

2 reviews

Juicy pomegranate seeds give cranberry gelatin a refreshing twist. For the crowning touch, top the salad with whipped topping and...

Mango Gelatin Salad

2 reviews

My Aunt Nannette shared this smooth and refreshing salad as a convenient do-ahead dish. The mango and apricot flavors go...

Apple-Cinnamon Gelatin

This ruby-red gelatin is a festive addition to your holiday spread. Cinnamon red-hot candies add a unique flavor.—Suzy Horvath, Gladstone,...

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Cranberry Eggnog Salad

2 reviews

For a bright salad with a vintage holiday feel, we stack a layer of raspberry gelatin and cranberry sauce over...

Whipped Cream Gelatin Mosaic

1 review

Small pieces of gelatin give this old-fashioned salad a mosaic look. I like the fact that I don't need a...

Waldorf Salad Mold

When I was growing up, my mother would make Waldorf salad during the holiday season using Red Delicious apples. This...

Quick Cran-Raspberry Gelatin

This recipe is one of my favorites to make during the holiday season. Guests are delighted with the flavor.—Colleen Sturma,...

Waldorf Orange Cinnamon Holiday Mold

My family prefers this to traditional cranberry gelatin molds. The cinnamon zing really complements ham and turkey. —Nancy Heishman, Las...

Red-Hot Gelatin Salad

1 review

“This is my grandma’s recipe,” writes Paula Ptomey of Porterville, California. “My mother makes this salad just about every year...