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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    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 Czech husband made his rendition of rhubarb strudel, it became my new favorite. This is a very quick recipe to make, and everyone who’s tried it loves it.
    —Cyndee Sindelar, Princeton, NJ

    Walnut and Oat-Crusted Salmon

    I think this recipe gives you the most omega-3 fatty acid bang for your buck! —Cristen Dutcher, Marietta, Georgia


    Mexican Chocolate Biscotti

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


    Mexican Chocolate Walnut-Cherry Biscotti

    2 reviews

    I love to combine flavors and spices from different cultures. These cookies have ground cinnamon in them, which is a...


    Decadent Dark Chocolate Granola

    Our three active sons gave this great granola the thumbs up all around. The recipe is versatile, so you can...

    Sweetheart Walnut Torte

    2 reviews

    I always donate one of these lightly sweet, heart-shaped tortes for our church bake sale. The congregation never gets to...


    Pear-Walnut Tea Sandwiches

    1 review

    These satisfying tea sandwiches boast crunchy walnuts, chopped pear and deli chicken. Use white, pumpernickel and rye bread for variety....

    Mocha Nut Fudge

    6 reviews

    I was lucky enough to inherit my grandmother's cookbook collection along with all of her recipe notations. This fudgy candy...


    Cookie Dough Truffles

    162 reviews

    The flavorful filling at the center of these yummy candies tastes like genuine chocolate chip cookie dough…with no worry about...


    Steak and Blue Cheese Crescents

    1 review

    Grilled steak, blue cheese and bacon make my crescents some of the heartiest, most satisfying starters you'll ever eat. I...


    Chocolate-Apricot Coffee Cake

    My big sister shared this sensational coffee cake recipe with me. The unique combination of flavors in the center swirl...

    Honey Caramels

    1 review

    I love whipping up a batch of homemade honey-sweetened caramels for my family and friends. Sometimes I replace the walnuts...


    Coconut Chocolate-Covered Cherries

    1 review

    A friend gave me this recipe because she knew how much I like chocolate-covered cherries. Coconut and nuts make this...


    Cherry Walnut Fudge

    Fudge lovers will rave about this confection from the country cooks in our Test Kitchen. The rich squares are loaded...


    Walnut Raspberry Torte

    2 reviews

    This lovely three-layered cake is moist, tender and light. It rivals any cake from the finest bakery. I use black...


    Apricot-Nut White Fudge

    We look forward to this luscious apricot fudge recipe every Christmas. It's easy to make, and it melts in your...

    Sour Cream Walnut Fudge

    This white fudge is my all-time favorite. I first tried it on my birthday and had to request the recipe....


    Macadamia-Crusted Custards

    Sized just right for a twosome, these elegant nut-crusted custards make a simple but scrumptious finale for any meal. “Best...


    Strawberry Nut Roll

    1 review

    The oldest of seven children, I did a lot of cooking and baking while I was growing up. Desserts like...


    Cranberry-Walnut White Fudge for a Crowd

    After discovering this nutty white fudge in a church cookbook, I modified the recipe a bit to make it my...


    Cherry-Nut Brownie Bars

    I created these bars by accident one day, but now I make a point of preparing them often. Cherry pie...


    Coconut Rocky Road Treats

    This recipe was given to me by my sister who has baked these treats for Christmas for many years.—Dawn Supina,...


    Beet Salad with Orange-Walnut Dressing

    1 review

    Light and refreshing, this salad goes nicely with the heavier dishes of the season. Your family and friends will also...


    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....

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    White Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints

    16 reviews

    When I pass around the cookie tray, all eyes land on these fancy thumbprints. The white chocolate filling and dab...


    Triple Berry Linzer Tart

    My grandmother gave me her signature lattice-topped tart recipe. The bubbling raspberry preserves, citrus and nuts fill our home with...


    Chocolate Drizzled Maple-Nut Tart

    Here’s a true indulgence for the holiday season. The rich, buttery crust holds a triple-nut filling flavored with maple. When...


    Honey-Nut Swirls

    3 reviews

    Puff pastry creates a quick and easy "dough" for pretty pinwheel-type cookies featuring two types of nuts. The flaky treats...


    Homemade Banana Bread

    4 reviews

    “I served this quick bread to a group of ladies I had over for lunch,“ writes Carole Lanthier from Courtice,...


    Walnut Raspberry Muffins

    4 reviews

    Raspberries are my favorite berry, so this recipe is tops with me. The walnuts give the muffins a nice crunch....