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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    Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Bread

    1 review

    Skip the line and bake Starbucks pumpkin bread in your own kitchen. This copycat recipe may be even better than the original! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Cucumber Coleslaw

    3 reviews

    I created this cucumber coleslaw recipe so I could use a julienne peeler I received as a gift. I had...


    Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I love using zucchini in the summertime. This recipe reminds me of a zucchini bread my aunt makes, but I...


    Air-Fryer Cumin Carrots

    Air-fryer carrots make a super side—big on flavor and a breeze to cook. Plus, I can actually get my husband...


    Cranberry and Bacon Swiss Cheese Dip

    3 reviews

    This warm, rich and creamy Swiss cheese dip is guaranteed to please family and friends alike. Served with thin, crunchy...

    Mini Cheese Balls

    3 reviews

    These mini cheese balls are the perfect quick appetizer for any party. Roll them in toasted sesame seeds, fresh rosemary...


    Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

    1 review

    On busy mornings, these freezer breakfast sandwiches save the day. A hearty combo of eggs, Canadian bacon and cheese will...

    Florentine Ciabatta

    2 reviews

    I came up with this appetizer because of my love for white pizza. I've served my ciabatta pizza at many...


    Toffee-Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

    Classic oatmeal cookies get a fun flavor twist when studded with toffee, chocolate mini morsels and pecans. They’re outstanding for...


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    Apple Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

    21 reviews

    I am a healthy eater most of the time, but this apple spice cake is worth the splurge! Every year,...


    Olive Oil Cake

    3 reviews

    A good olive oil cake isn't overly sweet, so it can just as easily be a breakfast treat or an...

    Crackled Cranberry Pecan Cookies

    1 review

    Cranberries, orange and nuts make one of my favorite flavor combinations, and this special drop cookie fits in particularly well...


    Honey Walnut Delights

    3 reviews

    Even after being frozen, these no-fail cookies stay moist and taste freshly baked. They are among my best holiday giveaway...


    Slow-Cooker Tropical Orange Cake

    Inspired by the fruity tropical flavors of my all-time favorite yogurt, this makes
    for a fresh, fun and comforting...


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    Key Lime Cream Pie

    19 reviews

    I am very proud of this luscious no-bake beauty. It's so cool and refreshing—perfect for any summer potluck or get-together....


    Cheesy Bruschetta Spread

    6 reviews

    Every bite of this cheesy dip delivers tons of flavor. I have been asked over and over again for the...

    Pressure-Cooker Caponata

    This Italian eggplant dip preps quickly and actually gets better as it stands. Serve it warm or at room temperature....


    BBQ Bacon Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

    2 reviews

    This simple recipe tastes amazing. We prefer putting mayo on the bun and adding cheddar or Muenster cheese, lettuce, tomato...


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    Maple Sausage Sliders with Slaw

    1 review

    Small in size but big in flavor, these dynamite coleslaw-topped sliders are sure to score with hungry fans. They’re a...


    Raspberry Coconut French Toast Slow-Cooker Style

    3 reviews

    I put the ingredients in the slow cooker crock the night before, refrigerate it, then pop the crock into the...


    Strawberry Ricotta Bruschetta

    3 reviews

    Here's an interesting spin on bruschetta. The creamy ricotta cheese spread is an ideal complement to the sweet, minty strawberry...


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    Almond-Pecan Date Truffles

    2 reviews

    My daughter and I came across a date candy recipe when she was learning about ancient Egypt. We changed some...


    Skillet Chocolate Chunk Walnut Blondies

    2 reviews

    Put these beauties out at a potluck and you’ll find only crumbs on your platter when it’s time to head...


    Cranberry Orange Almond Quick Bread

    4 reviews

    You can customize this bread to your family's specific tastes. Try dried apricots and pecans, or dried blueberries and hazelnuts....

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    Carrot Spice Thumbprint Cookies

    6 reviews

    Carrot cake is a family favorite, and these delicious cookies taste just like it with shredded carrots, dried cranberries, toasted...


    Chocolate Chunk Walnut Blondies

    4 reviews

    Put a stack of these beauties out at a potluck and you'll find only crumbs on your platter when it's...


    Chili Tamale Casserole

    The combination of chilies and chocolate in this casserole from Ralph Stamm of Dayton, Ohio is a good match for...


    Mexican Chocolate Biscotti

    Nancy C. Evans of Phoenix, Arizona captured the spicy cinnamon flavor of Mexican chocolate in her original recipe for biscotti....


    Roasted Banana Bread Pudding

    Old-fashioned banana bread pudding gets a decadent upgrade with the addition of eggnog. The velvety smooth sauce and golden brown...


    Peach Crumble Bars

    1 review

    My favorite way to enjoy these bars is to eat one while sitting on the porch with an iced tea...