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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How to Brine a Turkey

Put a stop to dry, flavorless birds. Learn how to brine a turkey using the traditional wet brine method.

Citrus-Scented Brined Turkey

7 reviews

Our home economists marinate this turkey to keep it deliciously moist while roasting.

Hickory Turkey

4 reviews

With a delicious hickory-smoked flavor, this grilled turkey brings a southern twist to the Thanksgiving table—Kim Russell, North Wales, Pennsylvania

Cider-Brined Turkey

4 reviews

My family had been going through some rough times, and when we were finally able to get together for Thanksgiving...

Fresh Herb-Brined Turkey

4 reviews

Brining a turkey is all about adding moisture for a tender, juicy bird. We flavor our brine with parsley, rosemary...

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Herb-Brined Turkey

8 reviews

For an impressive main course, look here. The moist, flavorful bird will have guests counting the minutes until carving time....

Brined Pork Roast with Port Wine Sauce

For extra-special occasions, I enhance my basic Herb-Rubbed Pork Loin (recipe at right) by first brining the roast, which results...

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Ultimate Grilled Pork Chops

39 reviews

A little brining and a special dry rub go a long way to making the perfect pork chop. Once you've...

Spice-Brined Pork Roast

1 review

This brined and barbecued pork roast is unbelievable moist. Adding seasonings to the coals produces an awesome aroma that draws...

Pickled Green Beans with Smoked Salmon Dip

I came up with this appetizer for my son, who's big on delicious but healthy food. The lighter beans-and-dip combo...

Brined Grilled Turkey Breast

7 reviews

You'll want to give thanks for this mouthwatering, slightly sweet turkey! A hint of spice makes this one of our...