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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    Earl Grey Panna Cotta

    This Earl Grey panna cotta is a simple dessert that others will think is fancy. You can also substitute green tea or chai for the Earl Grey. —Judith Chow, Saugus, Massachusetts

    Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cheesecake

    This Kentucky bourbon pecan cheesecake will wow your guests and your taste buds. Serve in spring during the Kentucky Derby...


    Rosemary Shortbread Christmas Tree Cookies

    These treats are a tradition on our Christmas cookie platter. Because the scent of rosemary and the shape of its...


    Keto Snowball Cookies

    1 review

    If you're on the ketogenic diet or just looking to lower carbs, making keto snowball cookies from scratch...


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    Peanut Butter Cinnamon Snap Cookies

    These peanut butter cinnamon cookies are perfect for bake sales, potlucks or holiday gift baskets. Use fun cookie cutters for...

    Strawberry Lime Pretzel Salad

    2 reviews

    I gave a classic salad a holiday twist by making green, white and red layers. The combination of salty, sweet,...


    Yoda Soda

    It takes only three ingredients to create this jazzed-up Yoda soda punch. Instead of vanilla ice cream, try it with...

    Dutch-Oven Bread

    8 reviews

    Crackling homemade Dutch-oven bread makes an average day extraordinary. Enjoy this beautiful crusty bread recipe as is, or stir in...


    Dark Chocolate-Caramel Macchiato Pie

    3 reviews

    One of my first entries in the National Pie Championship was this impressive pie with coffee flavor and cool chocolate...


    Broccoli Almond Salad

    This colorful broccoli almond salad is easy to make in advance. Add the nuts and bacon just before serving so...


    Chocolate Pecan Pavlova

    This will definitely capture your taste buds! This recipe is one of my family's favorites—especially at the holidays. Although 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...


    Pumpkin Pie Cups

    Around our house, we get tired of the same thing several days after Thanksgiving is over. Wanting to try something...


    Air-Fryer Spiced Steaks with Cherry Sauce

    Who needs to grill? These impressive steaks, topped with a rich cherry sauce, will delight your guests. —Taste of Home...


    Air-Fryer French Toast Cups with Raspberries

    These air-fryer French toast cups make any morning special. I made this recipe for my mom last Mother's Day, and...


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    Bread Pudding Pie

    4 reviews

    This unique dessert is a bread pudding-pie combo. It was created by my paternal grandmother's family. They had a farm...

    Lavender and Lemon Biscochitos

    1 review

    Biscochitos are the state cookie for our home state of New Mexico. They are traditionally made with anise seeds, but...


    Snowman Oreo Balls

    4 reviews

    Get the kids involved with making these adorable snowman Oreo balls. They can help roll, dip and decorate! A small...


    French Butter Cookies

    The Brittany region of France is known for its use of butter. These French butter cookies, also known as sable...


    Crudite Dip

    2 reviews

    To bring out the crudite dip’s tangy flavor, chill it before serving. This will allow the flavors time to blend....


    Feta Cheese-Stuffed Tomatoes

    These tempting cheese-stuffed tomatoes are bursting with fresh flavor. Use the small end of a melon scoop to easily remove...


    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...


    Cashew Cheese

    1 review

    Spread this vegan cashew cheese on crackers, layer it on a toasted bagel or serve it with fresh vegetables. It...


    Chilean Monkey Tail Punch

    1 review

    Stories vary surrounding the origins of this punch's unique name. Some say it was initially served in a bottle depicting...

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    Chocolate Babka

    9 reviews

    I love this chocolate babka. It's a rewarding recipe for taking the next step in your bread baking. Even if...


    Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

    After making some delicious dessert bars, I was determined to turn the recipe into a chocolate peppermint cheesecake. This festive...


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    Letter-Stamped Butter Cookies

    Alphabet cookie stamps make creating these one-of-a-kind treats a snap. Surprise your guests with dessert before dinner! —Taste of Home...


    Rustic Eggplant Dip

    One summer I came up with this recipe after I harvested loads of eggplants, tomatoes and herbs from my garden....


    Mandarin Custard Tarts

    This simple dessert recipe is packed with a lot of flavor. Although easy to prepare, the tarts make a striking...


    Cranberry Nutella Sandwich Cookies

    I created these cookies for my family after I realized that we had been without Nutella for far too long!...