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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    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 slices of French bread, it makes the perfect appetizer—especially since it can be prepared ahead, put in the fridge, and then baked just before you want to serve it. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

    Thyme and Fig Goat Cheese Spread

    When I started growing herbs in my garden it took me a while to find a good way to use...


    Brie Toasts with Cranberry Compote

    1 review

    Just six ingredients are all I need to create an elegant appetizer perfect for entertaining. The tart cranberry compote pairs...


    Mama’s Spice Cake

    3 reviews

    Whenever I get a craving for a tasty old-fashioned treat, I make this cake. Great cooks in my family have...


    Goat Cheese Egg Rolls

    This was an original idea I had for some fusion food. Typically, egg rolls are not for dessert -- but...

    Chicken Sliders on Pecan Biscuits

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


    Carrot Cake Tarts with Cream Cheese Topping

    When you crave carrot cake, but you don't want or need to bake a large cake, try my tarts! They...

    Bacon-Wrapped Cheese-Stuffed Dates

    1 review

    Each bite of these simple baked appetizers is an explosion of tastes and textures. You’ll get crunchy almonds, soft dates,...


    Tropical Cheesecake Freeze

    The cheesecake-like base is versatile and can also be used for many recipes, from pies, ice cream and ice cream...


    Cherry & Fontina Stuffed Portobellos

    2 reviews

    I developed this hearty appetizer for my mushroom-lovin’ kids. They’re grown now with families of their own, but they still...


    Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Date-Bacon Jam

    1 review

    This sandwich doubles up on melty cheese, but the star of the show is the sweet and salty date-bacon jam....

    Cranberry-Orange Snack Cake

    This recipe contains so many great holiday flavors, including pecans, orange, and cranberry, without the post-holiday guilt! I also love...


    Cranberry Brie Pinwheels

    10 reviews

    People may wonder when you found the time to make these crisp, flaky pinwheels—but they’re really quite easy to do....


    Breakfast Kugel

    Noodle dishes are high on my family's list of favorites. In fact, they could eat lasagna any time of day....


    Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

    23 reviews

    These pretty pinwheels will disappear so fast, it will make you head spin! "The dried cranberries and chopped green onions...


    Cherry Brie Tossed Salad

    9 reviews

    Draped in a light vinaigrette and sprinkled with almonds, this pretty salad is a variation of a recipe that's been...

    Cranberry Romaine Salad with Raspberry Vinairgrette

    1 review

    Dried cranberries and feta add intense flavor to this simple salad that balances perfectly with the refreshing homemade dressing. —Elizabeth...


    Brandy & Date Cheese Ball Pops

    1 review

    For a fun and different presentation for cheese balls, try my cheese pops. The brandy and dates add a sweetness,...


    Holiday Cranberry Eggnog Cake

    Got eggnog and cranberries? We use both in this yummy, moist cake for the holidays. Dollop with a sweet topping...


    Glazed Fig & Almond Tart

    Even people who say they normally don’t care for figs would enjoy this. The glazed fruit covers a smooth, luxurious...


    Walnut & Fig Goat Cheese Log

    Here's a simple spread that calls for only a handful of ingredients. The tablespoon of honey is optional, but I...


    Easy Cranberry-Pecan Sticky Buns

    1 review

    These gooey breakfast buns will have your whole family happily licking their fingers! The recipe is easy to prepare using...


    Orange Breakfast Souffle with Dried Cherries

    Our family often took this decadent breakfast souffle to a local park on Father's Day. It's easy to make the...


    Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate Figs

    Here’s a special appetizer that won’t last long! Fruit, caramel and rich dark chocolate add a sweet touch to this...

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    Holiday Braids

    Once you slice into one of these braids, it’ll disappear quickly. The cream cheese, brown sugar and fruit tucked inside...


    Brie Appetizers with Bacon-Plum Jam

    1 review

    Among my friends, I'm known as the Pork Master because I love to cook just about every cut there is....


    Elegant Spring Salad

    Dried cranberries and grapes add fruity flavor to this lovely six-ingredient salad. —Danelle Montevago, Hanover, Maryland


    Holiday Sweet Potato Skins

    My family loves regular potato skins, but I thought I would try something with sweet potatoes instead. Although we usually...


    Pear-Stuffed French Toast with Brie, Cranberries & Pecans

    2 reviews

    This French toast is stuffed with fresh pears, dried cranberries, pecans, Brie and cream cheese. It's an easy overnight recipe...


    Nutty Cranberry Sticky Buns

    4 reviews

    Cranberries and pecans give these sticky buns a taste of Christmastime. But they're so good, you'll want to make them...