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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    Best Ever Vanilla Ice Cream

    1 review

    This ice cream is technically a custard since it contains eggs. After lots of testing (and tasting), I've found that eggs are the key to making a smooth and creamy ice cream at home that rivals what you can get at a premium ice cream shop. —Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor

    French Buttercream

    1 review

    French buttercream has a custard-like texture and is great if you're going to be piping shapes or decorations. —Taste of...


    French Butter Cookies

    The Brittany region of France is known for its use of butter. These French butter cookies, also known as sable...


    Rich and Creamy Tiramisu

    Tiramisu is Italian for “pick-me-up,” and this one is definitely true to its name! My version of the classic Tuscan...


    Eggnog Poundcake with Custard Sauce

    6 reviews

    A flavorful blend of eggnog and nutmeg makes this cake a natural holiday favorite. It uses a convenient boxed mix...

    Chocolate Lover’s Custards

    1 review

    Just one spoonful of this custard, and you’ll be hooked and request it for every special occasion. Smooth and rich...


    Cinnamon Crunch Ice Cream

    Is your ice cream feeling a little vanilla? Take the flavor up a notch with my cinnamon- and spice-enhanced recipe....

    Hazelnut Pots de Creme

    White chocolate and toasted ground hazelnuts make a heavenly combination in this rich, silky custard. Guests are sure to rave...


    Burnt Custard

    4 reviews

    The recipe for this smooth-as-silk custard came from a local restaurant years ago. With its broiled topping it looks pretty...


    Crisp Butter Cookies

    6 reviews

    You'll be out of the kitchen quick when you bake these cookies. The would be great to take to a...


    Silky Chocolate Pie

    3 reviews

    Chocolate makes the world go round! We have a family that loves chocolate pies, and this version with a splash...

    Eggs Benedict Brunch Braid

    4 reviews

    I make this ahead and serve it for Christmas morning breakfast. It has the ingredients of a classic eggs Benedict,...


    Eggplant Eggs Benedict

    Instead of ordinary scrambled eggs, make beautiful eggs Benedict. The lemon hollandaise sauce pairs well with the salmon. —Ameerah Lydick,...


    Eggnog Custard

    We give a twist to traditional eggnog by using it to make these individual, creamy custards.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


    Lemony Daffodil Cake

    1 review

    The lemony yellow color of a daffodil reminds us of springtime and new beginnings. My grandma used to make this...


    Eggnog-Filled Cookie Cups

    6 reviews

    My family loves the taste of eggnog, so I incorporated it into this recipe. These cookies never last long. —Melissa...

    Churro French Toast

    1 review

    The churro stand is always the first stop my family makes at the county fair. This is an easy way...


    Slim Deviled Eggs

    Lighten up everyone's favorite potluck delicacy with this sinfully delicious deviled egg. See the April/May 2012 issue of Healthy Cooking...


    Mushroom & Spinach Eggs Benedict

    1 review

    There are so many ways to experiment with eggs Benedict, and this is my favorite version. The earthy flavors of...


    Eggnog Creme Brulee

    Eggnog, nutmeg and rum give the velvety texture of this brulee its holiday appeal. The caramelize brown sugar crust just...


    Classic Creme Brulee

    7 reviews

    My favorite dessert is this creme brulee recipe. Recently I was at a party where the guests finished off their...


    Crab Filled Deviled Eggs

    Whether served as an appetizer or alongside an entree, Karen Conklin's deviled eggs offer a welcomed change of pace. That's...


    Pumpkin Creme Brulee

    7 reviews

    I've never met a creme brulee that I didn't love! I'm not a big pumpkin fan, but this is fantastic....


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    Caramel Creme Brulee

    4 reviews

    This recipe comes out perfect every time and it's always a crowd-pleaser! A torch works best to get the sugar...

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    Pressure Cooker Maple Creme Brulee

    1 review

    The pressure cooker is the perfect cooking vessel for the classic dessert creme brulee. The crunchy brown sugar topping in...


    Southern Banana Pudding

    9 reviews

    This is an old Southern recipe, featuring a comforting custard layered with bananas and vanilla wafers, then topped with a...


    Festive King’s Cake

    7 reviews

    In New Orleans, after the cake is baked a tiny toy baby is often inserted into it. Whoever gets the...


    Cherry Cordial Creme Brulee

    Dazzle your family this Christmas with the queen of all desserts —creme brulee. A chocolate-covered cherry in each ramekin is...


    Never-Fail Egg Noodles

    1 review

    Some 30 years ago, the small church I attended held a chicken and noodles fund-raiser supper. I was put in...


    Egg Bread Braids

    This bread is always at our table for the holidays. It is a great bread for bakers who are intimidated...