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.

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Green Halloween jello shots mixed with gummy worms

13 Of The Best Halloween Jello Shots

If you’re looking for the best Halloween Jello shots, look no further! Whether you’re looking for layered gelatin shots, want something that’s extra creepy or need a super simple option, we’ve got some delicious and spooky recipes that are perfect for your Halloween party. Halloween is just around the corner, and that means one thing…
4 pumpkin chocolate chip muffins in a muffin tin

Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

These easy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are the perfect fall treat! They’re loaded with pumpkin flavor and chocolate chips that’s sure to be a hit with all of your family and friends. It’s that time of year again when the leaves start to change color, the air gets a little crisper, and pumpkin spice everything…
Close up of Rolo brownies

Chocolate And Caramel Rolo Brownies

What’s not to love about chocolate and caramel together? Combine them in some brownies and you’ve got a dessert that is sure to please everyone. Even better? This rolo brownies recipe is super easy to make and oh so delicious. You’ll be glad you tried them!
poison apple halloween cocktail

43 Of The Best Spooky Halloween Cocktails

Looking for something different to serve at your Halloween party this year? Why not try one of these boozy Halloween cocktails? From blood-red drinks that look like they came straight from a horror movie to festive cocktails with a touch of autumn flavor, there’s something here for everyone.
bat Halloween cupcakes

Easy Bat Halloween Cupcakes With Oreo Cookies

Halloween is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about party treats! These easy bat Halloween cupcakes are perfect for a spooky celebration. They’re simple to make and super cute, too. So gather your ingredients and get ready to have some fun.
chocolate buttercream frosting

Fluffy Chocolate Buttercream Frosting With Cocoa

Making your own frosting is easier than you think, and the results are well worth it. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make fluffy chocolate buttercream frosting that’s perfect for topping cupcakes or icing cakes.

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17 Of The Best Jello Shots (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.
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….

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!…
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…

Jello shots

green apple cinnamon fireball jello shots

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…

Purple Hooter Layered Jello Shots Recipe

These green and purple layered jello shots are made using the flavors of the Purple Hooter cocktail, which means they taste as good as they look. I love making jello shots for parties. You can make them ahead of time and there are recipes to match any colors you want (like these blue jello shots…
easy purple hooter jello shots

Easy Purple Hooter Jello Shots

This easy Purple Hooter jello shots recipe is the perfect addition to your next festive party when you need to celebrate with something mouthwatering, purple, and fun. These simple-to-make jello shots are made with vodka, raspberry liqueur, fruity grape Jello and tart lime juice for a balanced fruity flavor that is both bold and delicious….

Drinks & cocktails

fireball hard cider cocktail

Fireball Hard Cider Cocktail

Looking for a fun and easy drink to impress your guests this fall? This fireball hard cider cocktail is the perfect drink for any occasion! It’s simple to make, packs a punch, and tastes like apple pie in a glass (with a kick). If you’re looking for the perfect cocktail for a fall get together…
cold brew lemon iced tea

Real Cold Brew Lemon Iced Tea

Summertime is the perfect season for sipping on this cold brew lemon iced tea. This refreshing beverage is a great tasting drink for cookouts or any summer celebration. Iced tea is the quintessential Southern drink. It’s served at pretty much every meal. Since I didn’t grow up here, it wasn’t something that I was used…
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…

Holiday recipes

Mixed Halloween snack mix

Halloween Snack Mix With Popcorn And Candy Corn

If you’re looking for a quick and easy Halloween snack mix to serve at your Halloween party, this is the recipe for you. Made with popcorn, candy corn, gummy worms and other Halloween treats, it’s perfect for a Halloween movie night or serving as a party appetizer. I have a Halloween party every year so…
bowtie pasta salad in a bowl

Bow Tie Pasta Salad With Italian Dressing

There are two types of people in this world: those who love bow tie pasta salad, and those who haven’t tried it yet. If you’re in the latter camp, prepare to be converted – this is one tasty dish! Loaded with veggies and a tangy Italian dressing, it’s perfect for potlucks or summer BBQs. Pasta…
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…

Seasonal recipes

a stack of coconut milk and strawberry popsicles

Homemade Coconut Milk Strawberry Popsicles

Made with coconut milk, fresh strawberries and stevia, these coconut milk strawberry popsicles taste almost like a strawberry creamsicle. Except they’re healthier. And with our special way of making them in layers, they’re really pretty, too. Summer is officially in full swing, which means one thing – popsicles! These brightly colored, icy treats are the…
watermelon sangria

Watermelon Sangria (With Fresh Watermelon)

Summertime means cookouts, pool parties and fun in the sun. And what’s a better way to cool down than with a refreshing drink? This watermelon sangria is perfect for any summer gathering. It’s easy to make and delicious! So grab your favorite pitcher (or drink dispenser) and let’s get started. Sangria is one of my…
Strawberry kiwi sangria, triple berry rose sangria and berries and lime sangria recipes

20 Of The Best Summer Sangria Recipes

Beat the heat this summer with a fresh pitcher of sangria! Typically made with wine and fresh fruit plus a little brandy or rum, sangria makes a refreshing summer drink perfect for sipping by the pool, at a backyard BBQ, or on any hot summer day. And these are the best summer sangria recipes to…

Appetizers

homemade nachos with lots of toppings

Homemade Loaded Ground Beef Nachos

Nachos are the perfect food for a crowd. They’re easy to make, and everyone can customize their own plate. So if you’re looking to take your party menu up a notch, try making these loaded ground beef nachos at home. Do you love nachos as much as I do? With melty cheese, ground beef and…
close up of pico de gallo in a bowl

Easy Homemade Pico De Gallo

Looking for a delicious and healthy appetizer or topping? Look no further than homemade pico de gallo! This easy-to-follow recipe is perfect as a dip for chips (or veggies), or a topping for nachos or your favorite burger. Plus, in the summer, it’s a great way to use up all of those tomatoes from your…
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…

Desserts

red, white and blue cupcakes

78 Patriotic Red, White and Blue Desserts For The 4th of July

Looking for some red, white and blue dessert ideas for the 4th of July? Check out these patriotic recipes that are perfect for Independence Day! From red, white and blueberry pie to patriotic sugar cookies and even some healthy options, there’s something for everyone in this roundup of delicious desserts. It’s that time of year…
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…
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…

Brunch

Oreo cinnamon roll with cream cheese filling on a plate

Homemade Oreo Cinnamon Rolls With Cream Cheese Filling

Do you love Oreos? How about cinnamon rolls? If you answered yes to both of those, then you’re in for a real treat! These Oreo cinnamon rolls with a delicious cream cheese filling are sure to be a hit at your next breakfast or brunch. Okay, maybe I should be calling these Oreo sticky buns…
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….