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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Southern Peach Toasts

These bruleed peach toasts are my creative homage to the beloved southern fresh peach cobbler. It is an upscale presentation with delicious peaches and very easy to prepare. —Mary Louise Lever, Rome, Georgia

Tortellini with Sausage and Mascarpone

3 reviews

When I crave Italian comfort food on a busy night and don't have a lot of time to cook, this...


Lemon Tiramisu

15 reviews

I created this lemon tiramisu to please everyone in my family. It's a cross between cheesecake and tiramisu with a...


Mixed Berry Tiramisu

1 review

Because I love tiramisu, I came up with this deliciously refreshing twist on the traditional coffee-flavored Italian dessert. Fresh softened...


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Rhubarb Tart

2 reviews

The rhubarb flavor in this tart balances nicely with the honey and amaretto. The mascarpone cheese makes it rich and...

Baklava Cheesecake

3 reviews

With sugared cranberries and rosemary sprigs, my unique baklava cheesecake makes a grand display for office parties and other special...


Strawberry Ladyfinger Icebox Cake

1 review

This cake is inventive and yet familiar. Be sure to use a springform pan so you can easily remove it...

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Creme de Menthe Cupcakes

We use creme de menthe liqueur (the term means "mint cream" in French) to add a cool touch to these...


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Marvelous Cannoli Cake

73 reviews

A luscious, chocolate-studded cannoli filling separates the tender vanilla layers of this rich cake, which starts with a package mix....


Strawberry Mascarpone Cake

2 reviews

Don't let the number of steps in this recipe fool you —it's easy to assemble. The cake bakes up high...


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Mascarpone Cheesecake

16 reviews

This rich dessert is sure to delight with its creamy filling, whipped topping and sweet caramel drizzle. It makes an...

Red Wine and Chocolate Cupcakes

Red wine and chocolate make an amazing pairing, especially in these rich, elegant cupcakes made for my mother’s birthday. She...


Toffee Bar Brownie Torte

2 reviews

Heads will turn when you serve this showstopping cake. The mild espresso frosting nicely complements the bittersweet brownie layers.—Megan Byers,...


Eggnog Tiramisu Trifle

Rich and absolutely fabulous—my family's five-star dessert is simply an opulent presentation that is almost too good to eat. You'll...


Make-Ahead Blintz Casserole

1 review

Blintzes are thin pancakes filled with cheese or fruits. I created an easy casserole version with cheese filling and topped...


Tuscan Truffles

5 reviews

For holiday potlucks, I make an appetizer truffle out of prosciutto, figs and toasted pine nuts. Mascarpone and goat cheese...

Orange Ricotta Cake Roll

1 review

I come from a big Italian family where my mom cooked and baked many delicious meals and desserts from scratch....


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Chocolate Gingerbread Yule Log

3 reviews

If you’ve tasted a yule log sponge cake, you’ll love this version with fresh ginger and spices. The holiday stunner...


Cranberry Orange Cheesecake

6 reviews

I can't go to any Christmas gathering without this show-stopping dessert in tow. The combination of cranberries, chocolate and orange...


Blackberry Cheesecake Bars

6 reviews

Sugar cookie dough is a speedy way to turn ricotta and mascarpone cheeses topped with blackberries into beautiful bars. —...


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Spiced Pumpkin Tiramisu

8 reviews

I added pumpkin and subtracted some of the coffee flavor in a tiramisu I developed for a special holiday dinner....


Portobello Risotto with Mascarpone

1 review

Portobello mushrooms add a beefy flavor to this creamy classic. Each serving is topped with soft, buttery mascarpone cheese, which...


Chocolate Mascarpone Truffles

1 review

These luscious, satiny truffles are so versatile...omit the pistachos and try all three variations listed below. —Diane Fuqua, Baltimore, Maryland...


Fruit and Cheese Board

2 reviews

Who says cheese and sausage get to have all the fun? Make this fruit charcuterie board a party go-to with...


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...

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