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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    Instant Pot Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

    1 review

    I adapted my favorite cheesecake recipe to work in the Instant Pot. The texture was so incredible, I may never bake it in the oven again! Be sure to use mini chocolate chips. If you use regular size chips, they will sink to the bottom. —Michele Kusma, Columbus, OH

    Pumpkin Cannoli Cake Roll

    My family has been serving this pumpkin roll every Christmas Eve for as long as I can remember. This last...

    Jewish Chocolate Chip Mandel Bread

    2 reviews

    This traditional Jewish mandel bread recipe has been passed down in my family for four generations. It tastes wonderful with...

    Devil’s Food Snack Cake

    6 reviews

    My husband and his friends request this devil's food snack cake for camping trips because it’s easy to transport. That...

    Candy Cane Chocolate Mini Loaves

    1 review

    Having a bunch of leftover candy canes after the holidays inspired me to use them up by adding them to...

    Cranberry Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie

    1 review

    I've been using this rich pecan pie recipe for 30 years, changing it up when the mood strikes. We love...

    St. Patrick’s Day Pistachio Cupcakes

    6 reviews

    "On St. Patrick's Day our family gets together for a special dinner and other festivities," explains Susan Frantz of Pittsburgh,...

    Peppermint Chip Cheesecake

    8 reviews

    I love to make cheesecakes and frequently give them as gifts or donate them to fundraisers. This one is very...

    Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

    19 reviews

    I received this recipe from a co-worker who made these heavenly bars for a potluck. Since they combine two favorite...

    Hot Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

    3 reviews

    Hot chocolate is my go-to winter indulgence. To go with it, I like this moist pumpkin cake dusted with cocoa...

    Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

    45 reviews

    Whenever I make these zucchini chocolate chip muffins, I freeze several. As I'm leaving for work in the morning, I...

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    Mini-Chip Crescent Cookies

    This cookie is an absolute necessity on any cookie platter that I put together. It's the only cookie recipe my...

    Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Rolls

    3 reviews

    I started adding chocolate chips to my cinnamon rolls because several children didn't like the raisins in them. The chocolate...

    Giant Cupcake Pumpkin

    Make a smiley statement by decorating a whole tray of cupcakes. Once everyone’s seen the big picture, they can all...

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

    49 reviews

    I created this recipe to combine two of my all-time favorites: cheesecake for the grown-up in me and chocolate chip...

    Almond Chocolate Biscotti

    14 reviews

    These white chocolate-drizzled cookies are a cinch to make, so I’m always happy to whip up a batch. This is...

    Brownie Bourbon Bites

    6 reviews

    Chocolate and chopped pecans flavor these simple, spirited treats. Make a double batch so you can give some as gifts...

    Chocolate-Mint Dream Sandwich Cookies

    4 reviews

    For the family cookbook, my cousin submitted a cookie I've tinkered with, and it’s a showstopper. These dreamy cookies with...

    Marvelous Marble Cake

    11 reviews

    Pound cake and chocolate make the best marble cake. — Ellen Riley, Birmingham, Alabama

    Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

    5 reviews

    These chocolate chip meringue cookies are one of my most popular recipes. Shape them into hearts for Valentine's Day or...

    Chocolate Walnut Ring

    2 reviews

    This is an adaptation of my wife's recipe. It's terrific for a holiday brunch or as a midmorning snack. —Peter...

    Cappuccino Muffins

    80 reviews

    These are my favorite muffins to serve with a cup of coffee or a tall glass of cold milk. Not...

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    Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

    This is a fantastic way to perk up boxed cake mix. The whole family will love the chocolaty results, and...

    S’mores Monkey Bread Muffins

    2 reviews

    When it comes to mini versions of anything, I'm sold! These muffins are ooey-gooey individual-sized monkey breads made with frozen...

    Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Pancakes

    3 reviews

    At our house, Saturday morning always means pancakes for breakfast. I make the menu special by servings up stacks of...

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    Marcie’s Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

    2 reviews

    I’ve got a super moist muffin that’s a big hit at our house—tender inside and lightly crisp outside. I use...

    Cherry-Chip Oat Scones

    1 review

    My family loves scones and anything with oatmeal. I started with my basic scone recipe and added oat flour to...

    Peanut Butter Mini Muffins

    21 reviews

    These bite-size muffins are perfect to send in our kids' lunches for snacktime. I make regular-size muffins for church functions...

    Frosted Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

    9 reviews

    Heavenly is a good description for this chocolate chip cheesecake, conveniently made a day ahead. When I don’t have a...

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    Mole New Mexican Wedding Cookies

    5 reviews

    Heat and sweet is such an amazing combination. I added chili powder and chocolate chips to give a new twist...

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    Citrus Chocolate Cupcakes

    My mom and I first tried these moist chocolaty cupcakes at her health club's annual taste test. Not only are...