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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    Cranberry-Walnut Belgian Waffles

    Belgian waffles have larger squares and deeper pockets than American waffles. I make mine with nutrition boosters like whole wheat, flaxseed, cranberries and toasted walnuts. —Laura McDowell, Portland, Maine

    Grandma’s Apple Cake

    My grandma's apple cake recipe is perfect for fall gatherings. With lightly spiced apples and a sweet glaze, each slice...


    Gluten-Free Brownie Bars

    1 review

    I can't eat dairy or gluten, but these gluten-free brownie bars are a satisfying substitute. The brownies will still seem...


    Mocha-Walnut Macarons

    1 review

    These mocha macarons perfectly capture the chocolate, nutty flavor of my favorite gourmet coffee. Store in an airtight...


    Air-Fryer Honey Cinnamon Roll-ups

    This cinnamon treat reminds me of baklava; but with only a few easy ingredients, it's a fraction of the work....

    Martin’s Rhubarb Strudel

    1 review

    Although I have always loved strudel, apple strudel was the only kind I ate for many years. But when my...


    Cinnamon Twirl Cookies

    8 reviews

    These rolled cookies are tasty and fun to make with your family. The sugary mixture of walnuts and cinnamon is...

    Honey Walnut Delights

    3 reviews

    Even after being frozen, these no-fail cookies stay moist and taste freshly baked. They are among my best holiday giveaway...


    Apple, Raisin and Walnut Bread

    ??My rustic bread studded with raisins and walnuts is great for breakfast with a cup of coffee or can even...


    Date-Nut Honey Bars

    The flavor combination here reminds me of baklava—without the hours of work! These bars are perfect for holiday gifts, party...


    Spiced Walnuts

    I pick my walnuts from a local tree, clean them and crack them myself—this recipe is worthy of my hard-won...

    Walnut and Oat-Crusted Salmon

    I think this recipe gives you the most omega-3 fatty acid bang for your buck! —Cristen Dutcher, Marietta, Georgia


    Skillet Chocolate Chunk Walnut Blondies

    2 reviews

    Put these beauties out at a potluck and you’ll find only crumbs on your platter when it’s time to head...


    Spiced Rum Fruitcake

    1 review

    This fruitcake not only can be made weeks ahead, it tastes better that way! You can substitute Brazil nuts, pecans...


    Chocolate Chunk Walnut Blondies

    4 reviews

    Put a stack of these beauties out at a potluck and you'll find only crumbs on your platter when it's...


    Baklava Thumbprint Cookies

    10 reviews

    The topping on my sister-in-law's peach cobbler was so delicious that I asked for the recipe, then decided to use...

    Mexican Chocolate Biscotti

    Nancy C. Evans of Phoenix, Arizona captured the spicy cinnamon flavor of Mexican chocolate in her original recipe for biscotti....


    Baked Acorn Squash with Blueberry-Walnut Filling

    1 review

    I absolutely love squash—and I've filled it with so many variations of savory stuffing over the years. But my favorite...


    Black Walnut Layer Cake

    2 reviews

    My sister gave me the recipe for this beautiful cake years ago. The thin layer of frosting spread on the...


    Caramel Surprise Chocolate Chip Cookies

    This has been my go-to cookie recipe for more than twenty years. I love the responses I get from people...


    Cranberry and Walnut Pie

    This recipe was used for years by the ladies of the former First Baptist Church of Warrens who baked hundreds...


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    Pumpkin and Walnut Squares

    1 review

    The buttery crust and crumb topping plus the creamy pumpkin filling make this a popular dessert at potlucks. Try it...


    Chewy Walnut Bars

    1 review

    Since they need just four ingredients and one bowl to dirty, I often whip up a batch of these family-favorite...


    Fudge Walnut Brownies

    1 review

    I've tried numerous brownie recipes, but this recipe is the best by far. A well-known baker in our town generously...

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    Fudgy Walnut Sauce

    This rich sauce will satisfy any sweet tooth. It tastes great poured over pound cake or drizzled on scoops of...


    Nutty Cinnamon Rolls

    I've made batches of these rolls to give to the mail carrier for Christmas, to our church music minister for...


    Nutty Citrus Candy

    A friend shared the recipe for these refreshing tangy-sweet goodies. Whenever I need a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, I roll them out...


    Cinnamon Walnuts

    Sampling just one of these taste-bud tempters almost always leads to another. That's why I package a big batch in...


    Walnut Cream Braid

    1 review

    I've baked this pretty plaited bread each December for years, and it's become a tasty tradition family and friends look...


    Sweetheart Walnut Torte

    2 reviews

    I always donate one of these lightly sweet, heart-shaped tortes for our church bake sale. The congregation never gets to...