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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    Mustard Barbecue Shaved Ham

    This recipe makes enough ham sandwiches to feed a crowd and is so easy to put together. Have your butcher slice the ham very thin. I like to make this on the stovetop and serve it from my slow cooker. —Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota

    Cinnamon-Basil Ice Cream

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


    Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream

    2 reviews

    This rhubarb crumble ice cream combines two of my favorite desserts into one fantastic creation! If you close your eyes,...


    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...


    Fresh Strawberry Syrup

    One summer our garden yielded 80 quarts of strawberries! A good portion of that was preserved as strawberry syrup. We...

    Kid-Made Cocoa Cupcakes

    I’m only a kid, and this is the first recipe I’ve created. I spent a year perfecting these cupcakes, asking...


    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...

    Almond Butter Swirl Ice Cream

    Warm weather days require ice cream! However, dealing with dairy intolerances can be tricky. This dairy-free recipe is a favorite...


    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!


    48 Easy Side Salads That Go With Any Meal

    These simple side salad recipes are the perfect co-star for any main dish. Add a splash of color to dinner...


    Blueberry Streusel Scones

    These rich scones make a perfect Easter treat to share. They are a bit sweeter than most scones and have...

    16 Slab Pie Recipes You Will Swoon Over

    Rethink your round pie dish! These slab pie recipes are perfect for feeding a crowd.


    Pineapple Boat with Fluffy Fruit Dip

    2 reviews

    At the root of this appetizer is a boatload of sweet, citrusy flavor. Children find the carved pineapple appealing and...


    Festive Fruit Pie

    Fresh Banana slices, canned pineapple tidbits and chopped pecans dress up the cherry filling in this fuss-free pie from Dorothy...


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    Fruit Salad in a Pineapple Boat

    3 reviews

    A sweet, summery treat that looks as good as it tastes! No one, young or old, will be able to...


    Huevos Diablos

    You'll think these eggs really do have a bit of devil's heat in them. For a milder version, remove the...

    Lemony Cooler

    4 reviews

    Everyone thinks I've gone to a lot of trouble when making this refreshing summer drink, but it's so easy! I...


    Almond-Lemon Pound Cake

    4 reviews

    This lemon-almond cake is the first cake I learned to make more than 30 years ago, and it’s still a...


    Sparkling Pineapple Grape Juice

    I love this versatile, non-alcoholic drink. Not only is it fun to serve for Easter, it goes well with cake...


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    Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies

    73 reviews

    As someone who grew up in the country, I love getting out into nature whenever I can. I also love...


    Caramel-Toffee Apple Dip

    1 review

    One of my dear friend's husband's who died of cancer loved this recipe. The outer circle of apples makes for...


    Cranberry Cashew Fudge

    What berries say “Christmas” more than cranberries? I add those little ruby-red gems to a simple nut fudge recipe, giving...


    Kahlua Dream Bars

    3 reviews

    I always double this recipe so everyone gets a piece. For a glaze with deeper flavor, use 1 ounce unsweetened...


    Boston Lettuce Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

    Spinach gives this luscious, fresh-tasting salad dressing its green color. The slightly licorice flavor from the tarragon complements the salad...

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    Bear’s Picnic Veggie Dip

    5 reviews

    A colorful array of vegetables served with this delicious dip added more appealing finger food at the teddy bear theme...


    Easy Pineapple Coconut Cake

    11 reviews

    Pairing pineapple with coconut lent a tropical flavor to the dessert served as the finale to our theme party. Shared...


    Merry Cherry Cookie Tarts

    I love to cook and bake, and I think these are the best-ever Christmas cookies. Tender almond-flavored dough with a...


    Herb Butter Cut-Outs

    Add this flavorful herb butter to your holiday spread for an adorable festive look. It's easy to make using your...


    Grilled Tomatillo Chicken for Two

    2 reviews

    This winning dish gets its flavorful kick from a tomatillo mixture jazzed up with lime juice, cilantro and jalapeno. Dollop...


    Banana Cheesecake Dessert

    11 reviews

    Jessica Simerly uses convenience items to create this layered crowd-pleaser that features cheesecake, bananas, and chocolate and caramel sauces. "Once...