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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    Cowboy Pasta

    This Cowboy Pasta recipe combines ground beef, bacon, corn, tangy buttermilk and Monterey Jack cheese for an easy but hearty weeknight dinner. Add more chili powder or a chopped jalapeno to give this delicious pasta dish more of a kick. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Sheet-Pan Shrimp Fajitas

    I love easy weeknight dinners such as this one. The sheet-pan shrimp fajitas come together so quickly and are customizable...


    Bratwurst and Chicken Kabobs

    I made these lively chicken kabobs as a thank-you gift while visiting my relatives in Norway They loved eating them...


    Easy Pickled Vegetables

    This pickled vegetables recipe was handed down to me by my mom. It's been in the family for years. These...


    Instant Pot Chili con Carne

    2 reviews

    Although multicookers can’t replace every tool in the kitchen, they sure are coming close. Chili con carne is one of...

    Sweet Pepper Venison Stir-Fry

    4 reviews

    "Every year our friends have a game feed where everyone brings a different wild dish," says Kathy Gasser of Waukesha,...


    Cod with Sweet Peppers

    2 reviews

    This quick and delicious recipe is a long-time family favorite. I like to use three or four different-colored peppers for...

    Slow-Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

    2 reviews

    I have fond memories of my mother in the kitchen preparing her amazing beef dip sandwiches. They always made our...


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    Deluxe Chili con Carne

    My husband and I are retired with grown children, so it's nice to have a chili recipe that makes a...


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    Four-Star Chili

    This spicy chili features traditional ingredients like ground beef, green peppers and tomatoes, but carrots and white beans, make it...


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    Scalloped Potato Chili

    Potatoes are a unique addition to ordinary chili. My mom used to serve this when I was growing up. My...

    Chicken Pepper Fajitas

    3 reviews

    "This spicy entree is fun to serve sizzling at the table, just like they do in restaurants," relates Lucinda Price....


    Creole Shrimp Pizza

    5 reviews

    Pizza and the flavors of Creole cuisine blend amazingly well in this hearty dish with a crispy crust. Add more...


    Tomato and Pepper Sirloin Steak

    2 reviews

    The beefy sauce and zippy peppers in this dish offer an amazing amount of flavor for under 300 calories. —Gayle...


    Slow-Cooked Pepper Steak

    40 reviews

    After a long day working in our greenhouse raising bedding plants, I enjoy coming in to this hearty beef dish...


    Deep-Dish Pizza

    9 reviews

    My family devours this crusty pan pizza with easy-to-swap toppings. Use a combination of green, red and yellow peppers for...

    Cuban Ropa Vieja

    1 review

    I love having this as a go-to recipe for a weeknight meal. Its great authentic Cuban taste puts it at...


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    Terrific Turkey Chili

    This satisfying medley is full of tomato flavor and also provides a good dose of fiber. To keep it light,...


    Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

    2 reviews

    My family relishes this jelly served with meat or spread on crackers with cream cheese. It's in hot demand as...


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    Pam’s Pineapple Cranberry Salsa

    Apples and cranberries give this salsa a holiday flavor, while garlic and jalapenos give it just the kick salsa needs....


    Sausage Pepper Sandwiches

    7 reviews

    Peppers and onions add fresh flavor to this sausage filling for sandwiches. It's simple to assemble, and it's always gobbled...


    Beef and Pepper Kabobs

    I've traveled to many different countries and am always on the lookout for cookbooks. I adapted this recipe from a...


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    Cheesy Taco Chili

    This recipe was created out of desperation when everyone was hungry and I only had a few items on hand....


    Spicy Tomato Juice

    5 reviews

    You can drink this juice plain or use it in most any recipe like chili that calls for vegetable juice...


    Sausage and Pepper Sandwiches

    3 reviews

    Pick a dark, malty lager for simmering the sausages. Grill ’em, split ’em and load ’em on toasted buns with...

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    Western Omelet Casserole

    3 reviews

    We make a Western-style omelet with ham and hash browns using the slow cooker. From youngest to oldest at brunch,...


    Green Pepper Tomato Salad

    3 reviews

    My mother has made this tasty salad for as long as I can remember. It's no surprise that this recipe...


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    Pepper Patties

    Bring the season's taste inside by fixing beef burgers and colorful peppers. The serving suggestions are many-present them on a...


    Turkey Pepper Kabobs

    2 reviews

    This is a summertime favorite at our house. While the turkey is a nice change
    of pace and tastes...


    Sweet-Sour Pasta Salad

    9 reviews

    Fresh garden vegetables add color and crunch to this attractive salad. Its pleasant vinaigrette-type dressing is sparked with ground mustard...


    Homemade Italian Sausage Sandwiches

    1 review

    Perfect for the summer grilling season, this flavorful and hearty Italian sausage sandwich will be a picnic favorite for sure!...