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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    Orange Sweet Rolls

    This orange sweet rolls recipe is so dependable—I make it a lot during the holidays because it’s quick and delicious. And there are never any leftovers! —Angela Sheridan, Opdyke, Illinois

    Orange and Olives Salad

    My grandmother made sure this orange and olives salad was on our holiday table every year. It's so light and...


    Upside-Down Blood Orange Cupcakes

    Making blood orange cupcakes is my favorite way to use fresh blood oranges. I start with a cake mix and...


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    Sunny Citrus Cheesecake

    9 reviews

    This beautiful layered cheesecake takes a bit longer to make, but the end result is so worth it! Citrus seems...


    Sweet Potato Pone

    Sweet potatoes are among my favorite vegetables, and this sweet potato pone is my absolute favorite way to prepare them....

    Orange Cranberry Cookie Bars

    3 reviews

    These cranberry cookie bars combine two beloved holiday flavors and top a delicious soft crust with cream cheese icing. We...


    Orange Gingerbread Tassies

    I make big Christmas cookie plates every year, and it’s fun to have something with a different shape to include....

    Strawberry Rhubarb Cake with Orange

    1 review

    I came up with this strawberry rhubarb cake when I wanted to make something with rhubarb and strawberries that wasn't...


    Mom’s Citrus Buttermilk Cake

    6 reviews

    Everyone raves over this lovely lemon cake. It's divine with fresh raspberries and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. —Joan...


    Rosemary Orange Bread

    4 reviews

    Meet the Cook: Of all the herbs, rosemary is my favorite. This bread goes great with a roast, chicken or...


    Glazed Cranberry Biscuits

    My family likes biscuits for breakfast. One Sunday, I decided to make those golden goodies extra special by adding white...

    Orange-Cranberry Nut Tarts

    2 reviews

    My friend gave me a recipe for orange cookies. I just had to embellish it. Now my friends and family...


    Cranberry-Orange Crumb Tart

    3 reviews

    After my sister took the family to the local cranberry festival, my mom bet me that I couldn't make a...


    Cranberry-Filled Orange Pound Cake

    3 reviews

    I made this for a holiday dinner with my family. Everyone loved the cran-orange flavor and the sweet glaze drizzled...


    Orange Chocolate Ricotta Pie

    6 reviews

    A traditional Italian dessert served during the holidays and for special occasions, this pie features the classic pairing of orange...


    White Chocolate Pound Cake with Chocolate Sauce

    As good as this homemade pound cake is alone, it hits new heights draped with the accompanying chocolate-orange sauce warm...

    Caraway Coleslaw with Citrus Mayonnaise

    5 reviews

    The combination of caraway and orange keeps this slaw from being anything but run-of-the-mill. I always get requests to bring...


    White Chocolate Cranberry-Orange Bars

    2 reviews

    This is my take on my mother's recipe for chocolate chunk bars, which she made every Christmas Eve. Our family...


    Sparkling Red Wine Sangria

    1 review

    Sangria is a Spanish drink of wine mixed with fruit juice, Sherry or brandy, cut fruit and spices. It's best...


    Sweet Italian Holiday Bread

    4 reviews

    This is authentic ciambellotto, a sweet loaf my great-grandmother used to bake in Italy. I still use her traditional recipe—the...


    Orange Cinnamon Rolls

    2 reviews

    I've been making this recipe from my grandmother for years—it's a favorite on Sunday mornings! The orange zest, juice and...


    Easy Festive Fruit Salad

    6 reviews

    As colorful as the leaves on the autumn trees, this fruit salad disappears fast down to the last spoonful. The...


    Orange-Almond Choclava

    1 review

    A twist on classic baklava, this recipe adds semisweet chocolate to the nut filling and drizzles even more chocolate on...


    Orange Cashew Bars

    1 review

    Two of my favorite ingredients, oranges and cashews, make a fantastic combination for a holiday bar—especially when you use fresh-squeezed...

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    Festive Ham Glaze

    8 reviews

    As long as I can remember, my favorite room's been the kitchen. My glaze dates back to shortly after my...


    Cranberry-Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies

    2 reviews

    For years, I made Swedish thumbprint cookies with raspberry jam and walnuts. Now at Christmas, I use pistachios and cranberries...


    Apple-Pear Compote

    Apples and pears are almost always popular, so this warm, comforting dessert recipe is great for potlucks or other get-togethers....


    Citrus Gingerbread Cookies

    1 review

    Orange and lemon zest give gingerbread cutouts a refreshing twist. Brushing a honey glaze over the top adds a subtle...


    Grandma’s Orange Rolls

    6 reviews

    Both our two children and grandchildren love these fine-textured sweet rolls. We have our own orange, lime and grapefruit trees,...


    Mexican Carnitas

    4 reviews

    Ever hear of carnitas? They're easy-to-make pork crisps that are very popular in Mexico. The secret to this recipe is...