Party & Holiday Recipes

From appetizers to desserts, check out our favorite party and holiday recipes that are sure to please your guests. Whether you’re planning a festive dinner party, a summer cookout or just need some ideas for cooking during the holidays, we’ve got you covered. And don’t forget the drinks – we’ve got cocktails, jello shots and mocktails too! So get ready to celebrate with family and friends, and enjoy some delicious food along the way.

Latest Recipes

two cones of no churn raspberry ice cream

No Churn Raspberry Ice Cream With Sweetened Condensed Milk

For an easy and delicious summer treat that doesn’t require a fancy ice cream maker, this no churn raspberry ice cream can’t be beat. It only uses 3 ingredients and only takes 10 minutes to make (plus freezing time of course!) And it’s always a hit at summer parties. Do you love ice cream as…
Devilish red velvet Halloween cupcakes

Devilish Red Velvet Halloween Cupcakes

These devilish red velvet Halloween cupcakes are perfect for a costume party. I made them for my fallen angels and devils party a few years ago, and they were a big hit! They’re also easy, so you don’t have to be a master cupcake decorator to make them look good. For my Halloween parties, I…
a slice of red velvet cake with traditional frosting

Original Waldorf Astoria Red Velvet Cake With Traditional Icing

Made with buttermilk and cocoa powder, this original Waldorf Astoria red velvet cake recipe is moist with a hint of chocolate that isn’t too rich. Add on the traditional cooked red velvet cake icing with its whipped cream consistency and you have a dessert that’s to-die-for! This is the classic red velvet cake recipe from…
4 ingredient caprese pasta salad with pesto

4 Ingredient Caprese Pasta Salad With Pesto

This 4 ingredient caprese pasta salad made with pesto sauce, mozzarella balls and grape tomatoes is the perfect dish to take to a summer gathering. It’s simple to make, it can be made ahead of time and it’s always a crowd-pleaser. This simple caprese pasta salad recipe is a take-off of the classic tomato, mozzarella…
lemon butter garlic shrimp

10 Minute Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp With White Wine

Ready in just 10 minutes and served with rice or pasta, this lemon garlic butter shrimp made with white wine (otherwise known as shrimp scampi) is my go-to dinner party recipe when I need something quick and easy. It tastes so good that everyone thinks it’s more complicated than it is. If you’re looking for…

Baked Sticky Chinese Chicken Wings With Brown Sugar & Soy Sauce

These baked sticky Chinese chicken wings made with brown sugar and soy sauce are always a hit at my parties. And it truly is the easiest chicken wing recipe you can find! These easy sticky Chinese chicken wings are one of my go-to recipes for parties when I want an easy-to-make appetizer that everyone loves!…

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appletini recipe

Appletini (The Best Sour Apple Martini)

For a refreshing green cocktail that tastes and looks great, this appletini recipe is hard to beat. Whether you’re looking for a St. Patrick’s day drink, a tasty summer beverage or a Christmas party aperitif, this recipe is sure to please! An Appletini is a martini with apple flavoring that has been gaining in popularity….
velveeta rotel cheese dip in a crock pot

Easy Crockpot Velveeta Rotel Cheese Dip

Made with only 2 ingredients, this is the easiest cheese dip ever! And since it’s made in the slow cooker, it’s the perfect dip for parties. You can leave it out all night and this Crockpot Velveeta Rotel cheese dip recipe will taste as good at the end of the evening as it did at…

Easy Weeknight Salmon Loaf

This easy salmon loaf recipe is the perfect solution to those weeknights when you have no time and need to put a meal on the table. With busy work schedules, it seems like I’m always in a rush to come up with a nutritious meal that doesn’t take very long to cook. Fortunately, I have…
fluffy cream cheese fruit dip with strawberry

Fluffy Cream Cheese Fruit Dip With Powdered Sugar

When I’m getting ready for a party, I don’t have time to make a lot of complicated recipes. Which is why this easy fluffy cream cheese fruit dip is one of my favorites! All you need is cream cheese, whipping cream and powdered sugar. It’s fluffy and creamy and tastes like heaven on earth! Fruit…
Charcuterie board with sliced meat shaped like roses

How To Make A Simple Charcuterie Board

A charcuterie board makes a great appetizer for any party. However, it can be hard to know what to put on the board, how much of each type of meat you need for an event and how to arrange it. We’ve compiled some helpful tips so that when the time comes, you’ll know how to…
blue hawaiian jello shots stacked on a table

How to Make Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots

These Blue Hawaiian jello shots made with Malibu rum are the color of the ocean and taste so delicious you’ll feel like you’re sitting on a tropical beach. They’re perfect to serve with other tropical flavors like Pina Colada jello shots and Strawberry Daiquiri Jello shots. Whether I’m making jello shots for my own party…

Jello Shots

The Best Jello Shot Recipes (By Color)

When you want to create a jello shot that tastes great, is easy to make and matches your party decor, find what you’re looking for on this list of the best jello shot recipes by color.

Green Apple Cinnamon Fireball Jello Shots

Made from apple gelatin, apple juice and Fireball whiskey, this green apple cinnamon Fireball jello shots recipe tastes like boozy apple pie in a jello shot cup. Do you love jello shots? And apples? And cinnamon whiskey? Oh good. You’re in the right place! These green apple cinnamon Fireball jello shots are awesome. And so…

Pretty Pink Champagne Jello Shots

This pink champagne jello shots recipe is an elegant and easy way to serve cocktails at your New Year’s Eve party, anniversary party or even a wedding. I love serving jello shots, like these Blue Hawaiian jello shots and these layered Pina Colada jello shots at all types of events. Since they can be made…

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strawberry mimosas

Strawberry Mimosas (With Fresh Or Frozen Strawberries)

This strawberry mimosas recipe is a delicious, summery twist on the classic Mimosa. Made with fresh or frozen strawberries and champagne or sparkling wine, it’s perfect for a special occasion brunch or any time you want a light and tasty cocktail. This strawberry mimosa recipe is my go-to cocktail when I’m having a brunch that…
traditional English buttermilk scones with currants and dried fruit

Traditional English Buttermilk Scones With Currants

These soft and fluffy English buttermilk scones are a big part of a traditional afternoon tea. But they also work well as part of a brunch menu, or as something different to serve instead of biscuits. This simple recipe for traditional English buttermilk scones comes from my sister-in-law Mary. It is really easy to cook and…
crockpot macaroni and cheese

Homemade CrockPot Macaroni and Cheese

This homemade Crockpot macaroni and cheese is made with real cheddar cheese (not Velveeta) and regular milk (instead of evaporated milk) resulting in a cheesy side dish that everyone loves. Whether it’s a Super Bowl party, holiday dinner or a summer BBQ, this crock pot mac and cheese recipe is a staple at my house….

Holiday Recipes

sliced date nut bread

Easy Old-Fashioned Date Nut Bread

This old-fashioned date nut bread is the perfect sweet and nutty treat for any brunch occasion! The recipe is easy to follow, and the results are always delicious. My mother served this delicious, moist date nut loaf often. It was a signature staple when company came, along with a cup of tea, Filled with walnuts…
crustless quiche lorraine

Easy Bacon and Cheese Frittata (or Quick Crustless Quiche Lorraine)

This bacon and cheese frittata (or quick crustless Quiche Lorraine) is a simple breakfast or brunch recipe that’s always a hit. It’s super easy, fast to make, naturally gluten free and it’s always cooked perfectly. If you’re looking for a simple way to impress your guests, look no further than this bacon and cheese frittata….
fruit charcuterie board with green grapes, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, watermelon, pineapple and dips

How to Make A Fresh Fruit Charcuterie Board With Strawberries

This easy tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful and delicious fresh fruit charcuterie board for your next party or gathering. Made with watermelon, grapes, pineapple and berries along with multiple dips, it’s perfect as an appetizer or dessert. Who doesn’t love a good charcuterie board? They’re the perfect way to serve an…

Drinks & Cocktails

frozen watermelon margaritas

Easy Frozen Watermelon Margaritas (With Fresh Watermelon)

Summertime in a glass! Made with fresh watermelon, these easy homemade frozen watermelon margaritas are a summery version of the classic margarita. They’re refreshing, delicious, and perfect for parties. Summertime means backyard BBQs, swimming in the pool, and most importantly – sipping on delicious cocktails like these frozen margaritas! This easy homemade frozen watermelon margarita…
orange creamsicle cocktail

Orange Creamsicle Cocktail With Whipped Cream Vodka

This drink is not just cool, it’s refreshing! The whipped cream flavored vodka and orange soda mix perfectly with the sweetness of whipped topping to make an orange Creamsicle cocktail that’ll have you coming back for more. Whether you’re looking for a fun summer cocktail, an orange-colored drink for your Halloween party, or you just…
peanut butter cup whiskey cocktail with reese's peanut butter cup in front

Skrewball Peanut Butter Cup Whiskey Cocktail (With A Dairy-Free Version)

You love whiskey and you love peanut butter cups, but what if you could have both at the same time? We’re here to tell you that it’s possible. Made with Skrewball peanut butter whiskey and chocolate liqueur, this peanut butter whiskey cocktail tastes just like a Reese’s peanut butter cup in liquid form…with a kick!…