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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    Gourmet Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato

    This irresistible gourmet burger recipe brings together many of the flavors my family enjoys, plus there’s a delicious filling in the center. You can use almost any cheese—Gorgonzola, feta, smoked Gouda and blue all work! —Aaron Shields, Hamburg, New York

    Bratwurst Burgers with Braised Onions

    3 reviews

    This burger is a fun mashup of a bratwurst with onion and peppers, chicken-fried steak and a beef burger. The...


    Warm Onion Garlic Dip

    Try this warm creamy dip that can be served with veggies or crackers. It’s a delicious snack any time of...


    Chicken Parmesan Burgers

    7 reviews

    A restaurant-quality burger that's topped with marinara and loaded with cheese—what's not to love? Fresh basil adds even more flavor....


    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...


    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...

    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...


    Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

    2 reviews

    My family loves Buffalo chicken wings but the frying makes them unhealthy. This takes out some of the fat but...


    Marinated Tenderloin and Avocado on Baguette Toasts

    There’s never any waste with tenderloin (and leftovers are rare). You can really dress it up by substituting baguette toppings...


    Almond-Apricot Chicken Salad

    6 reviews

    Here's a one-of-a-kind pasta salad that combines tender chicken, sweet apricots and crunchy vegetables. Plus, the lemony dressing can't be...

    Garden Turkey Burgers

    12 reviews

    These moist burgers get plenty of color and flavor from onion, zucchini and red pepper. I often make the mixture...


    Christmas Cheese Ball

    15 reviews

    "This rich cheese spread is delicious and wonderfully attractive," says Esther Shank of Harrisonville, Virginia.


    Toffee Cashew Treasures

    2 reviews

    After searching for a recipe that combined all of my favorite cookie ingredients, I decided to create my own. The...


    Spiced Apple Cake with Caramel Icing

    1 review

    Easy to prepare and popular with my friends and family, this apple cake is one of my all-time favorite autumn...


    Best Beefy Burgers with Roasted Onion & Peppercorn Mayo

    1 review

    Remember those times when only a burger in all its smoky, juicy, jumbo-layered, lettuce pickle madness can hit the spot?...

    Coconut Pecan Blondies

    6 reviews

    Here's a classic white chocolate brownie that I've entered in the state fair and frequently made for the men I...


    Crunchy Chip Cookies

    I frequently made these cookies when I was growing up and learning to cook. After recently rediscovering the recipe, making...


    Chicken Sliders on Pecan Biscuits

    Tender, hot-from-the-oven, pecan biscuit “buns” make these mini pecan-chicken burgers extra special.


    Asian BBQ Pork Buns

    Here's a quick way to get a delicious and comforting dinner on the table that pleases everyone on busy evenings....


    Turtle Snack Mix

    A decadent turtle sundae I had at a restaurant inspired this sweet-salty snack mix. Just try to stop at one...


    Farmers Market Orzo Salad

    2 reviews

    Orzo is a tiny pasta shaped like rice. We use it as a base for veggies, lemony vinaigrette and cheeses...


    Festive Cranberry Oat Cookies

    1 review

    These cookies that I adapted from another recipe call to mind ones my mother used to bake. Instead of stirring...


    Cookout Caramel S’mores

    3 reviews

    These classic treats make a fabulous finish to an informal meal. Toasting the marshmallows extends our after-dinner time together, giving...

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    Stuffed Bacon Burgers

    1 review

    Everyone comes running when they hear the sizzle-and smell the wonderful aroma-of these burgers on the grill. Nothing else captures...


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    Luau Chicken Sandwiches

    3 reviews

    "A friend at work gave me the recipe for this marinade," recalls Denise Pope of Mishawaka, Indiana. "After grilling the...


    Frosted Turtle Brownies

    3 reviews

    Homemade brownies are a sweet addition to the appetizer table on game day. Your guests might forget the score, but...


    Curry Cheese Spread

    3 reviews

    I made this creamy spread with my students and it was a big success. It is easy to make and...


    Company Green Salad

    6 reviews

    I partially put this salad together and take the remaining ingredients (candied nuts, seeds, rice noodles and dressing) to mix...


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    Red, White & Blue Potato Salad

    2 reviews

    Tossing the cooked potatoes with stock and wine right after you drain them infuses them with flavor. The liquid absorbs...