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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Margarita Gelatin Shots

Everyone's favorite cocktail becomes a celebratory shot! Serve this margarita gelatin shot recipe in shot glasses garnished to look like mini margaritas or, for a fun twist, pour the mixture into hollowed-out lime halves, chill and then slice into wedges. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Apricot Fluff

15 reviews

When we were young mothers, I asked my best friend if she had a recipe for an easy ambrosia salad...


Jellied Champagne Dessert

14 reviews

This refreshing dessert looks just like a glass of bubbling champagne.—Vickie McLaughlin, Kingsport, Tennessee


Raspberry Gelatin Jewels

Kids love this jiggly salad, and honestly, so do the adults. It's always going to be on my holiday buffet....


Fluffy Cranberry Mousse

12 reviews

This is a delicious and pretty salad for the holidays, but it's so good that I serve it at other...

Molded Cranberry Nut Salad

2 reviews

We try lots of cranberry recipes, and this one is always requested when we have family get-togethers at Thanksgiving and...


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Makeover Fluffy Lime Salad

Loaded with crunchy walnuts, tangy pineapple and lip-smacking lime flavor, this refreshing salad could even double as dessert! —Taste of...

Orange Gelatin Pretzel Salad

28 reviews

Salty pretzels pair nicely with the sweet fruit in this refreshing layered salad. It’s a family favorite that is a...


Quick & Easy Gumdrops

5 reviews

These homemade candies are softer than store-bought. They've got that classic, fun appeal that people really love. —Leah Rekau, Milwaukee,...


Marshmallow Easter Eggs

6 reviews

I've been making these wonderful marshmallow Easter eggs for years. These candies are a big hit with marshmallow lovers. —Betty...


Grasshopper Cheesecake

5 reviews

What do you get when you combine a popular mint-chocolate drink with a cheesecake? Pure delight! Garnish the top with...

Cranberry Pineapple Salad

9 reviews

Impress dinner guests with this delightfully different take on traditional cranberry sauce. The nuts add a tasty crunch. —Dorothy Angley,...


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Simple Lime Gelatin Salad

23 reviews

Looking for a festive dish to light up the buffet? This pretty green gelatin salad is eye-catching and has a...


Apricot Salad

2 reviews

Colorful gelatin salad adds a spot of brightness to any table. It blends well with this holiday feast. We children...


Circus Peanut Gelatin

1 review

Circus peanuts are one of the most popular candies in my hometown's old-fashioned candy shop. When I saw this circus...


Cool Cucumber Salad

5 reviews

This Salad is a refreshing complement to any meal, and it's attractive on the table. Whenever I'm asked to bring...

Festive Cranberry Relish Salad

4 reviews

My three grown daughters and their families are very fond of this festive-looking salad. It's on our buffet table every...


Amish Yum-Yum Salad

4 reviews

I received the recipe for Amish yum-yum salad from a friend of my mother's years ago. I always have the...


7-Layer Gelatin Salad

6 reviews

Here's an eye-catching salad that my mother makes for Christmas dinner each year. You can choose different flavors to make...


Peach Bavarian

19 reviews

Fruit molds are my specialty. This one, with its refreshing peach taste, makes a colorful salad or dessert. —Adeline Piscitelli,...


Strawberry Poke Cake

45 reviews

That classic spring treat—strawberry shortcake—takes on a wonderful new twist with this strawberry poke cake recipe. Strawberry gelatin and strawberries...


Cherry Gelatin Supreme

6 reviews

When I was growing up, this yummy, easy dessert was always on the menu at holiday get-togethers. Years ago, my...


Stained Glass Gelatin

5 reviews

Kids love this sweet, wiggly gelatin and whipped topping dessert. Use different flavors of gelatin to make color versions that...


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Wearing o’ Green Cake

54 reviews

One bite of this moist, colorful cake and you'll think you've found the pot o' gold at the end of...


Grandmother’s Orange Salad

11 reviews

This orange salad dessert is slightly sweet and tangy, too. It adds beautiful color to any meal and appeals to...

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Sweet & Tart Lemon Jell-O

7 reviews

With its sunny lemon color, this gelatin mold brightens up any table. I usually make two molds for parties because...


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Homemade Holiday Marshmallows

27 reviews

This recipe was my grandpa’s favorite. Every year, he would busy himself by making Christmas marshmallows for his family
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Peppermint Stick Dessert

2 reviews

With every spoonful of this cool, creamy concoction, my family goes back in time to when our Grandma Dagmar made...


Chocolate & Coconut Cream Torte

1 review

My grandmother passed this recipe down to me years ago and now I make it for my own grandchildren. When...


Pina Colada Molded Salad

11 reviews

My gelatin ring gets a tropical twist from coconut, pineapple and macadamia nuts. It's a wonderful anytime treat. Now that...


Triple Chocolate Mousse Torte

5 reviews

When it's too hot to bake something sweet but you're craving chocolate, my chocolaty mousse tart is all you need....