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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    Rose Water Rice Pudding

    Rose water rice pudding is a popular Middle Eastern treat. Pomegranate seeds and chopped pistachios add a simple yet elegant touch to this floral Lebanese specialty. —Michael & Mathil Chebat, Layla's Lebanese Restaurant, Lake Ridge, Virginia

    Mango Chicken Thighs with Basil-Coconut Sauce

    4 reviews

    This recipe brings the restaurant to my home kitchen. And it’s easy, too! The meal comes together quickly and fills...


    Pressure-Cooker Chipotle Porcupine Meatballs

    My family loves porcupine meatballs. We have been eating this retro dish for years—I just updated it with a little...


    Lobster Bisque

    My grandmother would make lobster bisque all the time, so I've always thought of it as comfort food. If you...


    Bacon Apple Risotto

    The beauty of this dish is it can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. A bit of savory, a...

    Pressure Cooker Curried Pumpkin Risotto

    2 reviews

    This easy pumpkin risotto tastes like fall and gets a flavor boost from the curry. —Andrea Reaves, Stephens City, Virginia


    Roasted Asparagus Risotto

    1 review

    This recipe's wow factor makes it perfect for special occasions. To save time, the asparagus and prosciutto can be roasting...

    Slow-Cooker Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Peppers

    7 reviews

    Use up leftovers and clean out the fridge by making these super simple and tasty stuffed peppers! This is an...


    Shortcut Oven-Baked Chicken Chimichangas

    4 reviews

    Mimic the crunch of a chimichanga by brushing these with oil and baking them. Our children love to have them...


    Sausage and Blue Cheese Stuffed Peppers

    This family favorite combines some of our most-enjoyed ingredients: sausage, blue cheese and sweet peppers. The ease of preparation and...


    Slow-Cooker Rice Porridge

    1 review

    We Italians have a soft spot for our rice dishes. Whether it's risotto or rice pudding, it's all good. This...

    Slow-Cooker Spanish Rice

    1 review

    Here's an economical dish with authentic Tex-Mex flavor. Even the little ones will go for this Spanish rice. —Sharon...


    Pressure-Cooker Cajun Pork and Rice

    3 reviews

    I created this recipe after returning home from a trip and finding little food in the house. I used ingredients...


    Glazed Cornish Hens with Pecan-Rice Stuffing

    Cornish hens bake up with a lovely golden brown shine when they are basted with my sweet and tangy glaze....


    Meatball Cabbage Rolls

    8 reviews

    My mother often had these cabbage rolls simmering in her slow cooker when my family and I arrived at her...


    One-Pot Unstuffed Cabbage

    58 reviews

    Here is one of my favorite ways to cook and enjoy cabbage. It has all the good flavor of regular...

    Classic Cabbage Rolls

    47 reviews

    I've always enjoyed cabbage rolls but didn't make them since most methods were too complicated. This recipe is fairly simple...


    Lentil White Bean Pilaf

    4 reviews

    Vegetarians will be happy to see this hearty meatless grain pilaf on the holiday buffet table. I like to make...


    Beef & Black Bean Soup

    11 reviews

    I lead a busy life, so I'm always trying to come up with timesaving recipes. This zippy and colorful soup...


    Make-Ahead Cabbage Rolls

    2 reviews

    I've relied on this recipe for years, and my cabbage rolls never fail to impress. As the host of a...


    Homemade Turkey Soup

    76 reviews

    You can make the most of even the smallest pieces of leftover meat on your holiday turkey with this homemade...


    Cashew Rice Pilaf

    1 review

    This hearty dish will add pizzazz to your plate with its beautiful blend of flavors and colors. I often serve...


    Skillet Shrimp Jambalaya

    6 reviews

    Spice up this shrimp and rice dish to your taste by increasing the amount of Creole seasoning and cayenne pepper....


    Portobello Risotto with Mascarpone

    Portobello mushrooms add a beefy flavor to this creamy classic. Each serving is topped with soft, buttery mascarpone cheese, which...

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    Weeknight Taco Soup

    12 reviews

    This soup turned out delicious on the first try, when I was working without a recipe. You could also add...


    Slow-Cooker Chicken Bog

    1 review

    Chicken bog is a South Carolina tradition with lots of variations (think herbs, spices and fresh veggies), but the standard...


    Cheeseburger Soup with Rice

    15 reviews

    I don't have a lot of extra time to spend in the kitchen, so I appreciate that I can cook...


    Veg Jambalaya

    7 reviews

    This flavorful entree uses convenient canned beans in place of the meat—and never lets you leave hungry. —Crystal Jo Bruns,...


    Pressure-Cooker Risotto with Shrimp and Asparagus

    8 reviews

    This speedy method of making risotto works every time! —Kim Gray, Davie, Florida


    Herbed Seafood Casserole

    4 reviews

    When I wanted a seafood dish for my annual Christmas Eve buffet, my friend gave me a wonderful recipe. This...