Holidays and Occasions

Recipe collections for every holiday season and special occasion.

Staff Picks

Red Pepper Miso Wings

Skip the cream cheese and pepper jelly appetizer and use the red pepper jelly for something new. These sticky, yet crispy chicken wings take full advantage of the red pepper jelly flavor. The result is a hot, sweet, savory sauce with a vibrant color. Add scallions and fresh basil for an impressive festive-looking dish that is just asking to be taken to a holiday potluck. 
By Karen Rankin

Soft Gingerbread Cookies

What's the key to these six-ingredient soft gingerbread cookies? Spice cake mix.
By Corey Williams

Christmas Breakfast Casserole

This warm and comforting casserole is everything you could want in a Christmas morning breakfast: rich and cheesy grits, rounded out with sausage, bacon, and poblano.
By Robby Melvin

Thanksgiving Leftovers Breakfast Casserole

Rating: 4 stars
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Unsure what to do with all of those Thanksgiving leftovers? While most people will have heard of putting them to work in a casserole, a breakfast casserole might be a new idea.

Marinated Mozzarella Eyeballs

Rating: 5 stars
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Serve a mad scientist-inspired, Jekyll and Hyde-themed appetizer for the ultimate spooky Halloween or horror snack. Your friends will not believe just how real these mozarella balls look and just how delicious they taste. With spices like garlic and red pepper and fresh Italian herbs, this ballin' recipe is packed with flavor that will keep your guests coming back for more.
By Julia Levy

Vegan Queso

Rating: 3 stars
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This creamy and dreamy queso dip is something that even the greatest non-vegans will appreciate.
By Robin Bashinsky

Foolproof Fruit Cake

If you're going to make a classic fruitcake, conquer it with this foolproof recipe. Start your fruitcake the day before; candying your own citrus is well worth it. The result is gooey, moist, and dense. The rum taste is bold and delicious, but you can also use apple cider, if desired. This recipe makes four loaves that will keep for a month, so it's perfect for gift giving.
By Deb Wise

Chocolate and Peppermint Snowflake Roulade

The irresistable holiday flavor combination, peppermint and chocolate, is perfected in a light, sweet roulade cake. Crunchy cushed peppermint and a creamy filling provide a nice texture. Print an online template of snowflakes and place it under the parchment when you make your designs for easy tracing. To keep from covering your designs in powdered sugar when rolling your cake, leave it on the parchment paper, roll both, and let it cool. Then unroll it, spread the filling and sprinkle 1/2 cup of crushed peppermint, and remove the parchment. 
By Deb Wise

Everything Rugelach with Ricotta and Dill

Everybody's favorite Jewish cookie gets a savory makeover in this salty, crunchy treat. Perfect served as an appetizer or as a part of a special breakfast spread, this everything rugelach is the perfect marriage between flaky dough and classic everything bagel toppings. Eat them on their own, or smear on a thin layer of cream cheese and top with fresh lox and capers for a non-traditional snack.
By Sara Tane

Gluten-Free Cauliflower Stuffing

This low-carb, gluten-free stuffing made from ground cauliflower and tender vegetables seasoned to perfection just might be better than Mom's.
By Adam Hickman

Chocolate Rugelach

Rugelach, a classic Jewish cookie traditionally eaten during Hanukkah, are possibly the most underrated holiday cookie of all time. With a simple, no-fuss dough that comes together in the food processor, and endless ways to customize each batch, this should be your go-to holiday treat. In this chocolatey iteration, finely chopped bittersweet chocolate provides a sweet depth of flavor that kids and grown-ups alike can enjoy.
By Sara Tane

Apricot and Walnut Rugelach

It's not a proper celebration of the festival of lights without a batch of rugelach. This classic Jewish cookie which is typically served during Hanukkah is an absolute must when it comes to holiday baking. Made with a super straightforward, 4-ingredient dough in the food processor, this pastry is far from intimidating
By Sara Tane
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Inspiration and Ideas

27 Easy Fourth of July Side Dishes

As the grill heats up to char and sizzle classic Fourth of July mains, fill the picnic table with a plethora of summer side dishes to complete the celebratory cookout. Side dishes should be bright, easy-to-prepare, and complementary to just about anything that's slathered with barbeque sauce. These go-to sides will be winners at any backyard gathering you bring them to. 

30 Desserts for Memorial Day Weekend

Summer is finally here, and that's a perfect excuse to celebrate with one of these crowd-pleasing desserts. Whether you're looking to follow up your Memorial Day barbecue or cookout with cake, cobbler, pie, brownies, cookies, or ice cream, we've got the top-notch dessert recipes everyone will love.

Halloween Hummus

For a truly spooky treat, this hummus is a great way to create a fun and festive Halloween effect. Simply fill a carved skull prop with this ghoulishly delicious hummus for a great appetizer to serve to guests. This hummus is red pepper based and features cayenne pepper, cumin, and plenty of garlic cloves for some great flavor. This dip is great to serve with crackers, chips, or veggie sticks. Dig right in, if you dare!