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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    Brown Sugar Bacon BLT Sandwiches

    Simple BLT sandwiches are quite amazing, but when you add dill mayonnaise, avocado and brown sugar bacon, they become something spectacular! I used double-thick bacon in this recipe, but you can use thick-cut bacon if you prefer, adjusting the cooking time as necessary. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

    Sloppy Joe Slider Bake

    1 review

    Ground beef is turned up a notch in these party sliders that are sure to please your crowd. I love...


    Mango Jalapeno Sloppy Joe Sliders

    I've loved sloppy joes since I can remember. In an attempt to give them a makeover, I thought of this...


    Spicy Thai-Inspired Noodle Watermelon Salad

    Our county is famous for its fabulous Green River melons. While you won’t find this unique and refreshing salad at...


    Grecian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    I love all Grecian flavors and tried adding them to a macaroni salad. Toss in whatever olives you can find;...

    Cubano Macaroni Salad

    1 review

    One of my favorite sandwiches is a hot Cubano, piled high with juicy pork, layers of ham and melty Swiss...


    Polynesian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    1 review

    I have always loved SPAM, so I decided to combine it with pineapple to make this Polynesian-inspired macaroni salad recipe....

    Caprese Macaroni Salad

    1 review

    When fresh tomatoes and basil are abundant in the summer, I like to make this wonderful Caprese macaroni salad. —Debbie...


    Shrimp and Crab Macaroni Salad

    This salad is a summertime staple in our house. If you want to splurge, go ahead and use real crab....


    Scandinavian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    1 review

    Give a humdrum side salad a Scandinavian touch by adding some freshly chopped dill and tiny shrimp. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido,...


    Barbecue Macaroni Salad

    My family loves a touch of barbecue sauce and ranch dressing in our mac salad. Not too much—just a hint...

    Middle Eastern-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    This creamy, tangy macaroni salad is inspired by the many wonderful flavors of the Middle East. The za'atar seasoning gives...


    Chicken Caesar Macaroni Salad

    Give me a Caesar salad anytime, no matter what form it's in. I like to add some chicken and artichokes...


    Chicken Taco Macaroni Salad

    I like to give macaroni salad a taco twist. Rotisserie chicken makes it quick. I'll often serve this dish as...


    Tomato Beef Barley Soup

    1 review

    When my children were young, I needed a soup that everyone would eat—something filling but also something kids would enjoy....


    Mustard Barbecue Shaved Ham

    This recipe makes enough ham sandwiches to feed a crowd and is so easy to put together. Have your butcher...

    Saucy Tempeh Sloppy Joes

    I grew up eating sloppy joe sandwiches and can't get enough of the messy deliciousness. Even though I eat meatless...


    Vegan Squash Soup with Naan Croutons

    This butternut squash soup is so full of flavor that you won't miss the meat or dairy! The added can...


    Grandma’s Classic Potato Salad

    When I asked my grandmother how old this classic potato salad recipe is, she told me that her mom used...


    Reuben Stromboli

    I love this quick-to-fix, layered Reuben Stromboli. I used another sandwich recipe as a guide but made it with Reuben...


    Easy Hamburgers

    These easy hamburgers come together in a snap. Grill and then add your favorite toppings. —James Schend, Taste of Home...


    Kalua Pork

    2 reviews

    Planning a luau-themed party? This Kalua pork is the perfect main dish for your get-together. It's a no-fuss crowd-pleaser meal...


    Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing

    This Thai salad is very fresh and flavorful. The peanut garnish adds a satisfying crunch. —James Schend, Taste of Home...


    Chicken Souvlaki Pitas

    These chicken souvlaki pitas are a favorite at our house, especially in summer. With just a few ingredients and a...

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    Strawberry Lime Pretzel Salad

    2 reviews

    I gave a classic salad a holiday twist by making green, white and red layers. The combination of salty, sweet,...


    Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Chocolate Mole Soup

    1 review

    This recipe is perfect for those days when you’re craving something just a little bit different. It’s spicy, flavorful and...


    48 Sandwich Ideas That Aren’t PB&J

    Try these sandwich ideas and turn a ho-hum lunch into happy-dance delicious!


    35 No-Cook Summer Lunches Perfect for Anyone Working from Home

    Even if the kitchen is a few steps away, some days are harder than others to throw a lunch together....


    Italian Dressing

    This is a satisfying all-purpose Italian dressing recipe. Use this homemade version on salad greens, in vegetable salads or even...


    Pressure-Cooker White Chile Chicken Enchilada Soup

    I created this thick and creamy soup by adapting several recipes into one. Although previously a slow-cooker soup, the pressure...