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 and Bacon Swiss Cheese Dip

3 reviews

This warm, rich and creamy Swiss cheese dip is guaranteed to please family and friends alike. Served with thin, crunchy slices of French bread, it makes the perfect appetizer—especially since it can be prepared ahead, put in the fridge, and then baked just before you want to serve it. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

Mini Cheese Balls

3 reviews

These mini cheese balls are the perfect quick appetizer for any party. Roll them in toasted sesame seeds, fresh rosemary...


Florentine Ciabatta

2 reviews

I came up with this appetizer because of my love for white pizza. I've served my ciabatta pizza at many...


Warm Onion Garlic Dip

Try this warm creamy dip that can be served with veggies or crackers. It’s a delicious snack any time of...


Asparagus Bruschetta

2 reviews

For a light bite, Elaine Sweet created these pretty appetizers. “I really like asparagus, so I’m always trying it in...

Fried Green Tomatoes with Jalapeno Pesto

I loved fried green tomatoes when I was a child. As an adult, I was able to combine two more...


Blue Cheese Walnut Tart

1 review

This simple yet elegant tart gives any casual get-together a touch of class. It’s wonderful as a lunch entree and...

Chocolate-Covered Bacon

14 reviews

It's a hit at state fairs everywhere, but you can make this salty-sweet concoction at home. Some say bacon is...


Garden-Fresh Bruschetta

9 reviews

This easy-to-fix bruschetta can be served as an appetizer or as a colorful side dish. —Rachel Garcia, Fort Knox, Kentucky


Fruit and Caramel Brie

10 reviews

"I’m a stay-at-home mother with two boys and I enjoy cooking—especially appetizers," shares Tracy Schuhmacher from Penfield, New York. "It...


Cheese/Grape Appetizers

6 reviews

These small bites are well worth the time they take. Serve them as part of an antipasto platter or as...

Bacon, Cheddar and Swiss Cheese Ball

8 reviews

When it’s time for a party, everyone always requests this ultimate cheese ball—it’s such an impressive appetizer. And if you’re...


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Olive-Stuffed Celery

10 reviews

My grandmother taught both me and my mom this appetizer recipe for stuffed celery. We always serve it at Christmas...


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Marinated Olive & Cheese Ring

22 reviews

We love to make meals into celebrations, and antipasto always kicks off the party for Italian dinners. This one is...


Mini Teriyaki Turkey Sandwiches

2 reviews

Preparing the pulled turkey in a delicious teriyaki sauce for these snack-size sandwiches is a breeze using a slow cooker....


Cherry-Brandy Baked Brie

9 reviews

No one will believe this impressive cherry brandy appetizer is so easy to make. You can substitute dried cranberries or...

Lemony Bacon-Artichoke Dip

6 reviews

Move over, spinach-artichoke dip—bacon adds much more flavor. You might want to double the recipe because there are never any...