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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    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,...

    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...

    Parmesan-Coated Brie

    4 reviews

    This is such a wonderful appetizer! Your guests will be impressed. A golden exterior gives way to warm, melty cheese,...

    Creole Shrimp & Crab Cheesecake

    6 reviews

    We live on the beach and love to eat seafood. A stay-at-home mom, I also love to experiment in the...

    Chili Cheese Ball Spread

    2 reviews

    “Easy to make and easy to spread, this spicy cheese ball was my favorite appetizer that Mom made while I...

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    Phyllo-Wrapped Brie with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

    My mom and I would always make this together because its fast and easy! Using flaky phyllo dough is a...

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    Cattleman’s Spread

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

    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...

    Hot Spinach Spread with Pita Chips

    10 reviews

    Warm and cheesy, this spread is absolutely scrumptious served on toasted pita wedges. Its colorful appearance makes a stunning addition...

    Chili Baked Brie

    2 reviews

    Chili and garlic powder shine in this cheesy loaf that’s best right out of the oven. It’s always a favorite...

    Spruced-Up Cheese Spread

    5 reviews

    A neighbor who’s a wonderful cook gave me the recipe for this zippy cracker spread. It’s easy to shape into...

    Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

    5 reviews

    This rich, stylish baked brie in puff pastry adds an elegant touch to any get-together.

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    Bacon, Cheddar and Swiss Cheese Ball

    13 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...

    Pineapple-Pecan Cheese Spread

    2 reviews

    This smooth and creamy cheese spread is chock-full of red pepper, green chiles and crunchy pecans. It’s always a hit,...

    Benedictine Spread

    3 reviews

    This version of a traditional Benedictine spread comes from our Test Kitchen. Serve it as an appetizer dip or sandwich...

    Pesto-Pepper Cheese Spread

    1 review

    I get tons of recipe requests whenever I bring this zippy spread to a party. Use convenient store-bought pesto or...

    Cherry Cheese Logs

    1 review

    Our party guests flock to this holiday gem of an appetizer - cherry-studded cream cheese served with graham or water...

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    Gentleman’s Whiskey Bacon Jam

    8 reviews

    You can slather this smoky bacon jam on pretty much anything. It lasts only a week in the fridge, so...

    Creamy Wasabi Spread

    9 reviews

    Sesame seeds create an attractive coating on this easy cracker spread. Be sure to watch when you’re toasting them; they...

    Party Spinach Spread

    2 reviews

    This appetizer is delicious, easy and pretty, too! Everyone who tries it asks for the recipe. The spread keeps for...

    Creamy Sourdough Snack

    This bread bowl dip was a big hit at my mom's 50th birthday party! —Darelyn Payes, Hayward, California

    Fruity Horseradish Cream Cheese

    5 reviews

    Typically called a Jezebel Sauce, this sweet, fruity topping has an underlying bite from horseradish. The sauce, from Rita Reifenstein...

    Sesame Chicken Dip

    44 reviews

    I can't tell you how many times I'm asked to bring this easy dip to holidays, birthday parties or girls'...

    Homemade Peanut Butter

    3 reviews

    We eat a lot of peanut butter, so I decided to make my own. My homemade version is easier on...

    Garlic-Parmesan Cheese Ball

    4 reviews

    This is one of our entertaining mainstays. It complements most meals and is so easy to prepare and dress up...