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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Fruit and Nut Bulgur Pilaf

My mother made this nutritious side dish all the time when we were growing up. I enhanced the recipe with a bigger variety of dried fruit to find an interesting balance between the sweet and salty flavors.
—Ninette Holbrook, Orlando, FL

Ramen Noodle Cranberry Coleslaw

The deep red of the cranberries and red cabbage makes this a perfect fit for a Christmas spread. Adults and...


Cran-Orange Couscous Salad

4 reviews

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


Sausage Stuffing Muffins

This recipe puts stuffing into a muffin form for a special presentation. I made these when I cooked my first...


Rum-Raisin Sweet Potatoes

My family and I have traded in classic baked potatoes for these sweet potatoes with a spicy twist. The Chinese...

Honey-Glazed Carrots with Cranberries

Stovetop sides are a smart way to free up oven space when making a holiday dinner. For a little more...


Cranberry-Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

2 reviews

Pecans, cranberries and sweet potatoes, oh my! This side will vanish before your eyes once you put it out.

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...


Fruit & Nut Harvest Stuffing

If you're looking for a dish to win over family and friends, you can't go wrong with my fruit and...


Mouth-Watering Holiday Stuffing

A package of corn bread stuffing speeds up the prep work for this sausage-filled dish…and the results truly are mouthwatering!


Vegetarian Dressing

Feast your eyes on this two-toned pumpernickel dressing. It's my vegetarian version of the classic Thanksgiving staple. —Thomas Roeger, Bloomington,...

Apple & Apricot Stuffing

I found my stuffing recipe in a magazine years ago and made a few tweaks. I took out the pork...


Whipped Carrots with Cranberries

1 review

Margie Haen of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin sends her special dish with an obvious fall feel. The buttery texture and sweetness...


Fruited Sausage Stuffing

3 reviews

This recipe is so good that my family often begs me to just make it alone for dinner. The sweet,...


Pineapple Raisin Stuffing

A co-worker gave me this stuffing recipe years ago. I added cinnamon and raisins for even more flavor. It accompanies...


Sausage Raisin Dressing

3 reviews

My mother was looking through a cookbook, and a clipping with this recipe fell to the floor. Mom, who’s 80,...

Merry Berry Salad

9 reviews

Dried cranberries, crunchy apple chunks and toasted almonds dress up this crisp green salad. It's drizzled with a sweet-tart dressing...


Tzimmes

5 reviews

I found this tzimmes recipe a long time ago. It has become our traditional side dish for every holiday feast...


Cranberry Chutney

11 reviews

You can serve this chunky chutney over cream cheese or Brie with crackers, or as a condiment with roast pork...


Fruit & Nut Andouille Stuffing

This special stuffing recipe has been a Thanksgiving tradition with our family for many years. It reminds us of home,...


Dried Fruit Stuffing

1 review

Fruit and almonds give new life to a boxed stuffing mix in this flavorful recipe. — Taryn Kuebelbeck, Plymouth, Minnesota


Cranberry Pear Stuffing

Our family came up with this recipe when we decided to add something new to our traditional Thanksgiving menu. Now...


Mango-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

These sweet potatoes remind me of my grandmother's baked sweet potato gratin. The mango nectar adds a sweet citrus twist....


Holiday Sweet Potato Skins

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

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Broccoli with Walnuts and Cherries

6 reviews

“Power foods—broccoli, walnuts and cherries—star in this delicious, easy recipe.” Joan Ranzini - Waynesboro, Virginia


Cranberry Wild Rice

2 reviews

Nuts are a wonderful source of protein and nutrition so I look for ways to add them to all of...


Cranberry Ricotta Gnocchi with Brown Butter Sauce

5 reviews

How do you make gnocchi as light as air? Just work quickly, handling the dough as little as possible; puffy...


Pine Nut and Cranberry Rice Pilaf

2 reviews

Juicy cranberries and crunchy pine nuts easily dress up rice in this special side dish. The subtle flavors make it...


Cranberry Green Beans

Green beans are one of my family's favorite vegetables, so I'm always looking for new ways to serve them. —Noelle...


Cranberry Cornmeal Dressing

1 review

This moist dressing is perfect when paired with poultry or even pork. The sweet-tart flavor of the dried cranberries really...