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.

View More in:

Add Filter

    Herbed Garlic Cheese Spread

    2 reviews

    I've taken this creamy spread to many holiday gatherings and parties- and there's never any left to bring home! Well seasoned with a blend of herb flavors, this cheesy treat tastes great on slices of French bread, too.

    Ham-Cheddar Cheese Ball

    5 reviews

    With the classic combo of ham and cheese, this spread is a year-round favorite at our house. For football parties,...

    Appetizer Wreath

    56 reviews

    I have lots of fun with this festive appetizer wreath. I often place a bowl of stuffed olives in the...

    Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

    111 reviews

    Your guests are in for a sweet surprise when they try this chocolate chip cheese ball—it tastes just like cookie...

    Pineapple Shrimp Spread

    7 reviews

    My aunt used to bring this dish to family gatherings. It brings back childhood memories for me. Today, it's my...

    Brie with Almonds

    1 review

    This nut-topped cheese is elegant and impressive for holiday occasions. No one will guess that the recipe is actually a...

    Pumpkin Cheese Ball

    3 reviews

    No one will guess that this make-ahead pumpkin cheese ball has pumpkin in it, but that subtle ingredient lends harvest...

    Festive Appetizer Spread

    2 reviews

    Our state is known for its cranberries, and there are many bogs in our area. I won first place with...

    Herb Spread for French Bread

    2 reviews

    Instead of regular garlic bread, my family requests this spread. The flavor is best when I use parsley and basil...

    Baked Brie with Mushrooms

    My sister craves this appetizer so much that I made a batch and carried it on the plane when I...

    Cranberry Cheese Spread

    2 reviews

    "Here's a creamy sweet-tart spread that's ideal for a holiday buffet," notes field editor Nancy Johnson of Laverne, Oklahoma.

    Ham Salad Spread

    14 reviews

    My family has enjoyed this hearty ham salad recipe for years. It came to be an unexpected leftover every time...

    Sweet & Savory Pineapple Cheese Ball

    7 reviews

    One of my favorite dishes in childhood was my mom's pineapple and green pepper cheese ball. Now I make it,...

    Crab Appetizer Mold

    3 reviews

    This easy dish is ideal for parties. It is a true indulgence.—Kathi Mulchin, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Taste of Home Logo

    Cattleman’s Spread

    Fit for a dairy farmer's birthday, this hearty appetizer was perfect for our theme dinner. The spread is "beefed up"...

    Almond Cheese Spread

    4 reviews

    I love this dip recipe! It's a fabulous way to use up leftover or different kinds of cheeses I've already...

    Smoked Trout Pate

    This tasty spread is easy to make in a food processor, and it’s a guaranteed winner at any party. The...

    Peanut Butter Cheese Ball

    1 review

    It's easy to encourage children to eat an apple a day when this creamy peanut butter spread is served with...

    Sweet Cheese Ball

    5 reviews

    You’ll need only a few items for this unique cheese ball sent in by Melissa Friend of Oakland, Maryland. Coconut...

    Roasted Eggplant Spread

    8 reviews

    Black pepper and garlic perk up this out-of-the-ordinary spread that hits the spot on a crisp cracker or toasted bread...

    Hot Seafood Spread

    5 reviews

    Bake this hot seafood spread in a hollowed-out pumpernickel or white round bread loaf. Serve it with bread cubes, pita...

    Taste of Home Logo

    Fruit ‘n’ Almond-Stuffed Brie

    Our friends enjoy this special appetizer as part of all our Christmas celebrations. An apricot filling and a raspberry topping...

    Tout icon

    Mummy-Wrapped Brie

    5 reviews

    You can assemble our baked Brie appetizer in advance and bake it right before the party. —Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon

    Pimiento Cheese Ball

    8 reviews

    This rich and creamy pimiento cheese ball looks so festive with flecks of green onion and red pimiento dotting with...

    Caramel Havarti

    1 review

    Havarti cheese is a wonderful dessert cheese and is made even better by pecans, caramel topping and apples. This recipe...

    Southern Pimiento Cheese Spread

    14 reviews

    A classic southern comfort food, this spread is used as an appetizer with crackers, corn chips or celery. It is...

    Catfish Spread

    Whenever we have a fish fry, we begin the meal with this dip. My children and grandchildren love it, and...

    Slow-Cooked Reuben Spread

    5 reviews

    I’m a big fan of Reuben sandwiches and anything with that flavor combination. For an appetizer, I blend corned beef...