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Recipe collections for every holiday season and special occasion.

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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

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

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

Classic Gingerbread Cookies

These gingerbread cookies are sweet and not too gingery- perfect for the kids and just how you remember them. This recipe is also great for gingerbread houses. Roll the dough 1/4" thick, cut out house, and bake at 325 until firm (about 20 minutes). Rotate the pan after 10 minutes and use bold molasses for even baking and optimal flavor.
By Deb Wise

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

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

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.

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 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

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

Old-Fashioned Eggnog

Why buy eggnog when you can make your own? Whip up homemade eggnog, a classic holiday recipe, for some good, old-fashioned fun. Gradually adding in bourbon will give homemade eggnog its trademark custardy, yet light, texture. However, you can omit the alcohol if you’re serving it to little ones. Since you’re dealing with raw eggs, it’s important to use the freshest and best quality eggs you can—you don’t want to make eggnog with the carton stragglers that have been in the fridge for at least a month. To reduce the risk of salmonella, we recommend using properly refrigerated, pasteurized shell eggs.
By Leigh Corra
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Inspiration and Ideas

20+ Brunch Casseroles That Are Perfect for Easter

Planning a family brunch for Easter Sunday? Whip up one (or more!) of these savory, satisfying casseroles for a hearty addition to your brunch table. Most of them can be prepared the night before and then baked on Easter morning, making holiday preparations easier than ever. 

14 Make-Ahead Desserts to End Easter With a Sweet Treat

Be kind to yourself this Easter by making dessert ahead of time. These cakes, tarts, cupcakes, and more are all best prepared at least several hours in advance. With dessert already done, you'll be able to spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the Easter celebration.

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!