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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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    Michigan Cherry Japanese-Style Cheesecake

    2 reviews

    Michigan is known for its amazing cherries, especially the tart ones, so we have plenty of opportunities to use them. They became my muse for this Japanese-style cheesecake recipe. —Laura Kurella, Wellston, Michigan

    Sweet and Savory Deviled Eggs

    My Grandma Phyllis' sweet and savory deviled eggs are unrivaled by any of the ones I've tried. The sweetness of...


    Rose Wine Cocktail

    This rose wine cocktail is an easy way to dress up wine for a party. Other fruit, like watermelon balls...


    Seared Scallops with Polenta and Avocado Cream

    This seared scallops with polenta is a really impressive dish. It's beautiful but simple and a wonderful dinner party entree....


    Minestrone-Style Shrimp Salad

    This shrimp salad is the perfect dish to serve as a small dinner for two. It's very light and refreshing....

    Slow-Cooker Pina Colada Bananas Foster

    I took bananas Foster one step further and combined it with the flavors of my favorite tropical drink: a pina...


    Red Velvet Pound Cake

    1 review

    This delicious red velvet pound cake is the perfect combination of flavors. Make sure the cake has cooled before icing...

    Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Jars

    3 reviews

    Need to bring a dish to pass this weekend? These make-ahead dessert jars will disappear quickly at any potluck. —Aldene...


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    Slow-Cooker Berry Compote

    This berry compote is an old recipe my grandma made when I was younger. She always added extra blueberries to...


    Summer Strawberry Shortcake Soup

    When folks are longing for something sweet and refreshing, this soup is sure to hit the spot. To serve it...


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    Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

    7 reviews

    These chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies bring back fond memories of my mom. They were her favorite, and she always...

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    Strawberry Buttermilk Skillet Shortcake

    5 reviews

    This scratch-made strawberry buttermilk cake is a family favorite. The recipe is over 100 years old, and I remember my...


    Giant Buckeye Cookie

    12 reviews

    I’m from Ohio, and we love our buckeye candy! Buckeyes are a delicious combination of peanut butter and chocolate, which...


    Martin’s Rhubarb Strudel

    1 review

    Although I have always loved strudel, apple strudel was the only kind I ate for many years. But when my...


    Strawberry Crunch Ice Cream Cake

    3 reviews

    While growing up, I loved treats from the ice cream truck that rolled through my neighborhood. This ice cream cake...


    Chocolate-Avocado Mousse

    6 reviews

    I have rheumatoid arthritis and I follow a special diet to help manage the symptoms. This pudding is simple to...

    Mexican Crinkle Cookies with a Kick

    3 reviews

    For a new twist on an old favorite, we added the spicy chocolate cinnamon cane sugar blend to this tried-and-true...


    Chocolate Cream Cheese Pie

    5 reviews

    This dessert makes a cool and creamy finish to any meal. Since the pudding needs time to set, I usually...


    Easy Nutella Cheesecake

    2 reviews

    Creamy chocolate-hazelnut spread tops a crust made of crushed Oreo cookies to make this irresistible baked cheesecake.—Nick Iverson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


    Walnut-Crusted Ginger Salmon

    2 reviews

    For those who aren’t wild about fish, this gingery salmon is a game-changer. Baking on foil makes for extra-easy cleanup....


    Light & Creamy Chocolate Pudding

    2 reviews

    This pudding is exactly what its name promises—light and creamy. Because it uses soy milk, it’s a smart choice if...


    Mushroom and Spinach Saute

    9 reviews

    Mushrooms and spinach make a super fast combination that’s perfect for two. It’s easy to double or triple for a...


    Lavender Shortbread

    Lavender flowers can be used fresh or dried in cooking. The flowers have an intense flavor, so they are best...


    Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Cake

    9 reviews

    “I made this cake for our Cub Scout cake auction and almost didn’t take it because it looked so good,”...

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    Rhubarb Swirl Cheesecake

    15 reviews

    I love cheesecake and my husband loves chocolate, so this is a favorite dessert of ours. The rhubarb adds a...


    White Chocolate-Strawberry Tiramisu

    24 reviews

    Here's a twist on a classic dessert that highlights another flavor combo my husband and I love: strawberries and white...


    Mimosa Butter Cookies

    4 reviews

    You can add many different flavors to butter cookies to make them your own. Try an alternate type of citrus...


    Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

    5 reviews

    Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite desserts. I thought it would be great to capture all that wonderful flavor...


    Roasted Garlic Twice-Baked Potato

    The creamy texture flavored with the roasted garlic makes this potato side dish a winner. It's easy to prepare and...


    Strawberry Shortcake Puffs

    6 reviews

    When my wonderful friend Kelly brought me a pint of strawberries, I didn’t want to just eat them straight (tempting...