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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    Almond Custard Cake

    This white cake pairs well with all sorts of frostings and fillings, but the chocolate frosting in this recipe is one of my favorites. Pressed for time? Add 1/2 tsp. of almond extract to a white cake mix instead. —Diane Shipley, Mentor, Ohio

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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...


    Festive Meringue Cookies

    Try these meringue cookies without cream of tartar! These festive treats sparkle not only during the holidays but for other...


    Red Velvet Jar Cake

    I love to make these red velvet jar cakes for friends, family and teachers. Red velvet is my favorite during...


    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...

    Mocha-Walnut Macarons

    1 review

    These mocha macarons perfectly capture the chocolate, nutty flavor of my favorite gourmet coffee. Store in an airtight...


    Christmas Pavlova

    Crisp and crunchy on the outside, soft and almost marshmallowy on the inside, this elegant pavlova gets dressed up for...

    BB-8 Cake

    This BB-8 cake is easy to assemble and decorate. A cake mix gives you a jump-start so you can spend...


    Magic Brownie Bars

    When I was a kid, one of my all-time favorite treats was magic cookie bars. This recipe combines all the...


    Slow-Cooker Spumoni Cake

    I created this spumoni cake for a holiday potluck one year. It has become my most requested dessert. If you...


    French Butter Cookies

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

    Cranberry-Lemon Meringue Pie

    My daughter Eliana came up with the idea for this pie one morning when she woke up early to bake....


    Browned Butter Chess Pie

    This simple pie is so smooth and velvety, it will warm everyone’s heart. It’s a timeless recipe with southern roots,...


    Meringue-Topped Pecan Custard Pie

    I only use this recipe on special occasions. It's an amazing variation on the pecan pie everyone knows—the filling is...


    Festive Meringue Christmas Trees

    4 reviews

    These meringues are eye-catching on the dessert table at a holiday party, and they taste heavenly! Look no further for...


    Pressure-Cooker Peachy Summer Cheesecake

    This is a cool and always refreshing dessert that is fancy enough to take to a gathering. You can make...

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    Easter Lamb Cake

    5 reviews

    My grandmother started the tradition of making this molded Easter lamb cake when I was little. We continue to make...


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    Marbled Meringue Hearts

    5 reviews

    Pretty pastel cookies are a fun way to brighten any special occasion. Replace the vanilla with a different extract for...


    Cinnamon Roll Macarons

    1 review

    These macarons are a winter/fall staple for me—inspired by the classic cinnamon roll, they are a delicious treat for a...


    Apricot Almond Bars

    I often bring these treats to Christmas potlucks and parties. A tin of these yummy bars makes a great gift,...


    Butter Pound Cake

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    Whether garnished with fresh berries and sprigs of rosemary or just served plain, this rich cake is fabulous. It bakes...


    Chai-Spiced Bread Pudding

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    Nothing says the holidays to me more than the warming spices of chai. This bread pudding incorporates those flavors to...


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    Reindeer Cake

    Whether you turn this cake into a reindeer or decorate it with your own creative vision, it’s a three-layer stunner...


    Pecan Pie Bars for a Crowd

    31 reviews

    I love to cook large quantities and do most of the cooking for our church functions. People seem to enjoy...

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    Favorite Coconut Meringue Pie

    6 reviews

    We usually have a good selection of pies at our neighborhood get-togethers, but I always come home with an empty...


    Pecan Meringue Pie

    My good friend sent me this recipe and when I made it, it was every bit as delicious as she...


    Pecan French Silk Tarts

    Individual-sized tarts keeps me from over indulging in my favorite dessert—French silk pie. The crunchy pecan base adds an extra...


    Ghosts in the Graveyard Cake

    This spooky cake is easy to make and fun to decorate. To save time, bake and freeze the brownies weeks...


    Italian Honey Clusters

    4 reviews

    My mother made these treats flavored with cinnamon and anise for neighbors, teachers and anyone who stopped by. Make sure...


    Pear & Maple Cream Pavlova

    Delicate and creamy, this pear-topped pavlova makes an elegant dessert for company. I prepare the filling using the maple syrup...