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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    Easy Honey Mustard Chicken

    7 reviews

    My absolute favorite dish at Bakers Square is the Honey Mustard Chicken with mushrooms and onions. Unfortunately, the Bakers Square restaurants near me relocated. So, I devised this version which is quick and easy.—Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

    Pina Colada Lush

    6 reviews

    Pina colada lush is such a fantastic warm weather dessert—it's so light and refreshing, and a breeze to make! I...


    Creamy Strawberry Icebox Cake

    My family loves this icebox cake for two reasons: First, it is a delicious way to use strawberries at their...


    Apple-Walnut Bread Pudding

    Bread pudding is one of those desserts that you basically can throw anything into. It's the kitchen sink of desserts....


    Air-Fryer Brownies

    These small-batch fudgy air-fryer brownies come together so quickly, and no oven is required. Top with nuts or powdered sugar...

    Hippity Hop Bunny Cake

    This cute, festive cake will have your guests 'hopping' with happiness! Make the cake ahead and add the decorations close...


    Bourbon Ice Cream

    The brown sugar in this decadent bourbon ice cream gives a hint of caramel flavor, which complements the bourbon. When...

    Tofu Chicken Nuggets

    These tofu chicken nuggets can be made ahead to use throughout the week. To mimic the taste (and texture!) of...


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    Best Ever Vanilla Ice Cream

    4 reviews

    This ice cream is technically a custard since it contains eggs. After lots of testing (and tasting), I've found that...


    Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

    Indulge in this layer cake topped with rich buttercream—a vanilla lover's dream. I use pure vanilla extract for the best...


    Giant Cinnamon Rolls

    As a young newlywed, I thought I'd take it upon myself to make cinnamon rolls because I thought that was...

    Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

    1 review

    We love using this simple vegan vanilla cupcake recipe as a base to layer on extra flavor. Stir in grated...


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    Best Vanilla Cake

    10 reviews

    There's a reason this vanilla cake recipe is the best. Adding creamy vanilla bean paste into the moist, rich cake...


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    Best Vanilla Buttercream

    3 reviews

    Why is this recipe crowned the best vanilla buttercream frosting? With its powerfully decadent vanilla bean flavor and delightfully creamy...


    Gam’s Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

    My grandmother's homemade ice cream is good on its own, but it's also fantastic as a base for fun flavors...


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    Confetti Cupcake Cones

    All three of my kids love these cones. They are requested at almost every birthday party or celebration. —Jami Geittmann,...

    Double-Duty Applesauce Mini Muffins

    3 reviews

    Children reach with both hands for these buttery tender mini muffins. Cinnamon-spiced and made with applesauce, they’re easy to bake...


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    Vanilla Frosting

    80 reviews

    Don't know how to make icing for cake but don't want to settle for store-bought frosting? This four-ingredient easy vanilla...


    Homemade Vanilla Extract

    5 reviews

    Homemade vanilla is fun to give in decorative bottles with attractive labels. Share it with special friends who like to...


    Vanilla Coffee Creamer

    Flavored coffee creamer drives my husband nuts. Even so, I still make this classic vanilla one all the time. It’s...


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    Petite Pineapple Coconut Cakes

    Defy wintry weather and transport your guests to the tropics with these beautiful, single-serving confections. Cake mix never tasted so...


    Vanilla Butter Rollouts

    13 reviews

    Even cooks who normally shy away from cut out cookies can make these with confidence. The dough is so easy...


    Dutch Honey Syrup

    5 reviews

    "I grew up on a farm where a big breakfast was an everyday occurrence," relates Kathy Scott of Hemingford, Nebraska....


    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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    Vanilla Cream Fruit Tart

    27 reviews

    It's well worth the effort to whip up this creamy fruit tart bursting with juicy berries. A friend gave me...

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    Very Vanilla Slow-Cooker Cheesecake

    13 reviews

    Cinnamon and vanilla give this cheesecake so much flavor. —Krista Lanphier, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


    Vanilla Bean Cake with White Chocolate Ganache

    17 reviews

    For a distinctive dessert with unforgettable flavor, I recommend this cake. Feel free to substitute your favorite jam and lend...


    Thomas Jefferson’s Vanilla Ice Cream

    6 reviews

    The third U.S. president is credited with jotting down the first American recipe for this treat. No vanilla bean on...


    Vanilla Custard Cups

    9 reviews

    When I was living with my mother, she loved custard,, so I'd make this comforting dessert each week. Without leftovers,...


    Vanilla Bean Angel Food Cake

    3 reviews

    Angel food cake is everyone’s favorite blank slate for making awesome desserts. Serve it with a simple glaze or pile...


    Low-Fat Vanilla Ice Cream

    3 reviews

    Field editor Rebecca Baird of Salt Lake City, Utah shares her recipe for yummy "light" ice cream. It's smooth and...