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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    Harvest Pork Roast

    I came up with this one evening when I had butternut squash, fresh picked apples and dried cranberries. I combined the ingredients into one succulent pork dish and everyone raved over it. This is also good with some added cinnamon or a garlic pepper rub. —Shirley Tuttle-Malone, Glenfield, New York

    Cranberry Pumpkin Chutney

    It's a waste to throw out carved jack-o'-lanterns after Halloween, so I decided to make a pumpkin chutney with them....

    Turnip Greens Salad

    My Turnip Greens Salad was created using items from my garden. Because most people cook turnip greens, I wanted to...

    Orange Cranberry Cookie Bars

    4 reviews

    These cranberry cookie bars combine two beloved holiday flavors and top a delicious soft crust with cream cheese icing. We...

    Cranberry Biscotti

    This cranberry biscotti is the perfect hostess gift for the holidays. Pack it into a festive Christmas tin and top...

    Air-Fryer Breakfast Cookies

    1 review

    I used to buy brand-name breakfast cookies from the supermarket, but since I found this recipe, I've enjoyed making my...

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    Cranberry and Bacon Swiss Cheese Dip

    4 reviews

    This warm, rich and creamy Swiss cheese dip is guaranteed to please family and friends alike. Served with thin, crunchy...

    Roasted Pumpkin Salad with Orange Dressing

    Roasted pumpkin and dried fruits make this beautiful seasonal salad a natural match for holiday recipes. The dressing is a...

    Crackled Cranberry Pecan Cookies

    1 review

    Cranberries, orange and nuts make one of my favorite flavor combinations, and this special drop cookie fits in particularly well...

    Coconut, Lime and Pistachio Cookies

    7 reviews

    Perfect for freezing, these cookies look like Christmas but taste like summer. —Barbara Crusan, Pass Christian, Mississippi

    Cranberry-Almond Cornmeal Cake

    1 review

    This warm, comforting slow-cooker dessert is guaranteed to ward off the wintertime blues. Top with a scoop of simple vanilla...

    Cran-Orange Couscous Salad

    5 reviews

    I often create salads for summer using a variety of healthy, filling grains. This version with tender couscous is amped...

    Glazed Cranberry Biscuits

    My family likes biscuits for breakfast. One Sunday, I decided to make those golden goodies extra special by adding white...

    White Chocolate Cranberry-Orange Bars

    2 reviews

    This is my take on my mother's recipe for chocolate chunk bars, which she made every Christmas Eve. Our family...

    Wild Rice & Cranberry Loaves

    3 reviews

    This is an incredibly fragrant bread with lots of texture from wild rice and dried cranberries. It's hearty enough for...

    Crunchy Broccoli Salad

    68 reviews

    Growing up, I never liked broccoli, but I'm hooked on this salad's light, sweet taste. It gives broccoli a whole...

    Turkey Breast with Cranberry Brown Rice

    2 reviews

    As a single retiree, I roast a turkey breast half instead of making a whole turkey dinner. This is a...

    Nanny’s Fruitcake Cookies

    6 reviews

    My grandmother always made a holiday fruitcake. I turned her recipe into cookies that are perfect anytime, especially with a...

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    Cranberry-Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies

    For years, I made Swedish thumbprint cookies with raspberry jam and walnuts. Now at Christmas, I use pistachios and cranberries...

    Pumpkin Scones with Berry Butter

    19 reviews

    These delightful scones are perfect on a cold winter day with a steaming hot cup of coffee. They also make...

    Herbed Apple-Cranberry Bread Dressing

    1 review

    Not all stuffings are created equal. My version of the classic side dish features apples for a sweet crunch and...

    Plum Conserve

    1 review

    My mouthwatering conserve is a versatile gift. It makes a lovely garnish for rolls during holiday feasts, is delicious paired...

    Grand Marnier Cranberry Pound Cake

    3 reviews

    This is a bit different than the usual pound cakes I've prepared. The combination of cranberries and orange liqueur is...

    Cranberry Bacon Galette

    Sweet, smoky, tangy, fresh: The flavors in this distinctive appetizer are sure to perk up taste buds for dinner. I...

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries & Almonds

    5 reviews

    If Brussels sprouts taste bitter to you, roast them for a gentle sweetness that goes with cranberries and almonds. This...

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    Cranberry-Pecan Wheat Berry Salad

    2 reviews

    I love to experiment with different grains and wanted to give wheat berries a try. My whole family goes nuts...

    Christmas Morning Oatmeal

    2 reviews

    When I first tried this dish, I was convinced I was eating yummy apple crisp for breakfast. I even cut...

    Cranberry-Carrot Layer Cake

    3 reviews

    This moist cake smothered with rich cream cheese frosting makes any dinner festive. Every autumn, I go to a cranberry...

    Poppy Seed Slaw

    4 reviews

    This colorful side can be put together in minutes for a tasty accompaniment to any backyard barbecue. —Mary McRae, Coldwater,...

    Cran-Almond Loaf

    1 review

    My delicious quick bread is comforting in the afternoon with a cup of tea, served toasted in the morning for...

    Cranberry Walnut Biscotti

    9 reviews

    A chocolate drizzle lends a little extra sweetness to biscotti.—Joan Duckworth, Lee's Summit, Missouri