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

bowl of french onion dip with a chip dipped in it

Homemade Caramelized Onion Dip (With Sour Cream)

Made from combining creamy mayonnaise with sour cream, crispy fried onions and zesty Worcestershire sauce, this homemade caramelized onion dip is the perfect appetizer for your next party or gathering. If you are looking for a dip that’s easy to make and tastes delicious, you’ve come to the right place. This homemade caramelized onion dip…
oven baked breaded chicken legs

The Best Oven Baked Breaded Chicken Legs

If you’re looking to make chicken drumsticks that are golden and crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside, you’ve come to the right place. These oven baked breaded chicken legs are seriously the best I have ever tasted! Living in the South, fried chicken is a staple for any kind of…
easy no bake strawberry fudge

Easy No Bake Strawberry Fudge

For an indulgent treat that you can whip up quickly, this easy no bake strawberry fudge is the perfect solution. Made with frosting and candy melts, it’s a super simple recipe that only requires 3 ingredients and results in a smooth and creamy fudge everyone loves. I love fudge. But I hate making it the…
easy ranch deviled eggs

Easy Ranch Deviled Eggs (Without Vinegar)

These easy ranch deviled eggs are the perfect appetizer for any occasion. No matter if you’re hosting a fancy party, an outdoor barbecue, or a casual football party, this recipe is always a crowd pleaser and with just 3 ingredients, it’s super simple to make. Deviled eggs are an easy, make-ahead appetizer that are great for…
roasted turkey with stuffing on a platter

How To Roast A Turkey (Step By Step)

If you’re not sure how to roast a turkey, this step-by-step recipe is for you. We’ll show you how to cook a bird that is juicy on the inside, crispy on the outside and tastes delicious. Roasting a turkey for a holiday meal is a task that can strike fear into the heart of even…
Traditional Canadian Butter Tarts

The Best Classic Canadian Butter Tarts

This is the best classic Canadian butter tarts recipe ever! It is decadent and delicious, and the individual portions makes them so easy to serve for a party or holiday dinner. When I first moved from Canada to the United States, one of the things I missed the most were butter tarts. Since I couldn’t…

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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…
Green Halloween jello shots mixed with gummy worms

15 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…

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…

Drinks & cocktails

diy hot cocoa spoon dipped in chocolate with crushed candy canes on top of a mug of hot chocolate

DIY Hot Chocolate Stirring Spoons

Looking for a way to make your hot cocoa even more delicious? Then these DIY hot chocolate stirring spoons for you! Dipped in chocolate, and covered with crushed candy canes, mini marshmallows or sprinkles, they’re easy to make and add a fun touch to your drink. There’s nothing more comforting on a cold winter day…
hot chocolate with marshmallows and whipped cream

Best Homemade Hot Chocolate With Marshmallows

Warm up on a cold day with the best homemade hot chocolate recipe around. This version is extra decadent, with plenty of rich cocoa powder, melted chocolate and gooey marshmallows. So much better than the store-bought version! There’s something about a cup of hot chocolate that just feels so comforting, especially during the winter months….
poison apple halloween cocktail

46 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.

Holiday recipes

broken glass halloween cupcakes

Broken Glass Halloween Cupcakes

If you’re hosting a Halloween party and are looking for a unique dessert that everyone will love, you’ve come to the right place. The broken glass Halloween cupcakes look awesome on a tray, and will definitely be a hit with your guests. Cupcakes are one of my favorite desserts to serve at a party. They’re…
ghost Halloween cupcakes

Easy Halloween Ghost Cupcakes

This cute and easy ghost Halloween cupcakes recipe is the perfect dessert for a spooky Halloween party. I love making cupcakes for Halloween parties. They are an easy-to-serve Halloween treat that everyone loves. And you can make them a day in advance, which always makes getting ready for a party easier. But since I’m not…
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.

Seasonal recipes

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…
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…

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

a stack of white chocolate peppermint thumbprint cookies on a plate

White Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies

These white chocolate peppermint thumbprint cookies are a basic shortbread recipe with an indent in the middle to hold the creamy pink peppermint filling. They also look very appealing on a Christmas cookie tray because of the way they are decorated. When I saw the attractive pictures of these candy cane thumbprint cookies in Nov….
white chocolate cranberry cupcake

White Chocolate Cranberry Cupcakes

Are you looking for a delicious and festive dessert to make for your next holiday party? Look no further than these white chocolate cranberry cupcakes that are sure to be a hit with your guests. Don’t these cupcakes just look like they would be the perfect addition to your Christmas feast? Not only does the…
close up of chocolate, caramel pecan turtle fudge

No Fail Caramel Pecan Turtle Fudge (With Cream Cheese)

Nutty, sweet, and rich in chocolate, this simple caramel, pecan and chocolate turtle fudge is quick to make, tasty, and perfectly chewy. Made with cream cheese (and no candy thermometer!), this easy no-bake recipe is great for holiday season celebrations or when you need to satisfy your sweet tooth. This turtle fudge recipe combines the…

Brunch

easy homemade cheddar cheese biscuit on a plate

Easy Cheddar Cheese Biscuits (Only 4 Ingredients)

There’s nothing quite like the smell of homemade biscuits baking in the oven. They’re the perfect addition to almost any meal. And this cheddar cheese biscuits recipe is so easy, it’s foolproof. Even if you’ve never made biscuits from scratch before. Biscuits might seem like a daunting task, but I promise this recipe isn’t as…
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…
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…