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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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. —David Bostedt, Zephyrhills, Florida

Cranberry Feta Cheesecake

“I modified a cheese spread into a cheesecake by lightening the filling with part skim ricotta, crushed cranberry and orange...


Nutty Artichoke Spread

I keep a can of artichoke hearts in my pantry so I can quickly make my signature appetizer at a...


Blue Cheese Dip

1 review

This tasty dip with blue cheese and pecans is excellent with assorted vegetables or sliced apples and pears. —Taste of...


Strawberry and Cream Bruschetta

This is a dessert take on bruschetta. Sweet, cinnamony toast slices are topped with a cream cheese mixture, strawberries and...

Cranberry Endive Appetizers

You can pack a lot of flavor into an elegant appetizer just by using the right combination of ingredients. I...


Gorgonzola Tomatoes on Endive

This simple yet elegant appetizer takes advantage of a timesaving ingredient — bottled salad dressing. You’d never guess!

Honey Champagne Fondue

This special champagne fondue has wonderful flavor from Swiss cheese and a hint of sweetness from honey. It clings well...


Sweet Berry Bruschetta

5 reviews

I've made this sweet berry bruschetta recipe by toasting the bread on a grill at cookouts, but any way I...


Swiss Cherry Bruschetta

This recipe is a spinoff a cherry chicken main dish my husband adores. The combination of sweet, tart and salty...


Cherry Cream Cheese Spread

1 review

Dotted with pretty maraschino cherries, this spread is an attractive complement to your holiday table. —Ruth Hastings

Nutty Blue Cheese Spread

2 reviews

With great blue cheese flavor and nice texture from the pecans, this super-
simple spread has a company-special feel....


Pistachio Gorgonzola Cheesecake

More than anything, I love having friends over for drinks & appetizers. My savory cheesecake always makes a grand impression!...


Baked Brie with Roasted Garlic

6 reviews

“The garlic is mellow and sweet in this recipe,” says Lara Pennell of Mauldin, South Carolina. “I never fail to...


Hearty Mushroom Canapes

This appealing appetizer from Sue Huebner of Wausau, Wisconsin shapes up nicely for Valentine's Day—or any special holiday. "I cut...


Artichoke & Mushroom Toasts

1 review

Our winters can get cold here, so I like to warm up holiday guests with oven-fresh appetizers. Crunchy bread slices...