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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Spicy Stuffed Banana Peppers

Banana peppers can be very tricky: Sometimes they are hot and sometimes they are not. If you want to be on the safe side, I recommend using Bianca peppers instead, which are a more sweet type of pepper. —Danielle Lee, Sewickley, Pennsylvania

Peppery Pizza Loaves

6 reviews

I often take these French bread pizzas to church picnics or potluck suppers and there is never any left. When...


Makeover Raspberry Ice Cream

2 reviews

There's even more to love in this fruity ice cream, thanks to a few tweaks. With the original’s creaminess and...


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...


Makeover Lemon Custard Ice Cream

1 review

You'll love this fantastic light ice cream that matches the wonderful, yet heavier original in taste and texture. We think...

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...


Jalapeno Cranberry Chutney

1 review

This crimson-colored chutney from our Test Kitchen staff makes a tongue-tingling Christmas gift. Serve it with crackers as an appetizer...

Spicy Jalapeno Chicken Enchiladas

7 reviews

With tomatillos and jalapenos, these chicken enchiladas have authentic Mexican flavor. Serve them with sour cream to cut some of...


Southwest Enchilada Bake

8 reviews

The whole family will love this comforting, cheese-topped, stick-to-your-ribs casserole. It has just the right touch of heat. —Dixie Terry,...


Sausage Fettuccine Bake

9 reviews

Rich and loaded with sausage, veggies and cheese, this family-pleasing dish will soon become a favorite. —Lisa Varner, Charleston, South...


Jalapeno Chicken Enchiladas

10 reviews

These creamy enchiladas are likely to be as popular at your house as they are at mine. I have many...

Makeover Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

This recipe is rich and velvety, with fantastic strawberry flavor—the perfect treat for the summer’s heat, but with just a...


Three-Meat Stuffed Banana Peppers

5 reviews

The combination of meats gives these stuffed peppers their distinctively different flavor. Because they freeze so well, we can enjoy...


Slow-Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup

11 reviews

I tweaked a recipe I got from one of my best friends, and I couldn't believe how much this soup...


Roasted Vegetable Strata

5 reviews

With the abundance of zucchini my family has in the fall, this is the perfect dish to use some of...


Roasted Cauliflower & Red Pepper Soup

8 reviews

When cooler weather comes, soup is one of our favorite meals. I developed this recipe for my husband and me....

Slow-Cooked Stuffed Pepper Stew

1 review

This is my go-to pepper stew. When my garden yields green peppers, I dice and freeze them for those cold,...