Holiday and Occasion Food

For your favorite foodie holidays, you'll find the best recipes, menu ideas, and more—from ideas for a Thanksgiving feast with all the southern trimmings (fried turkey, chestnut stuffing) to incredible and easy appetizer recipes for the Super Bowl or any game day occasion.

 

Staff Picks

Chicken-and-Biscuit Cobbler Recipe

Rating: 3.5 stars 5
This savory biscuit-topped cobbler is the most comforting dinner you'll serve this holiday season.

Tee's Corn Pudding Recipe

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
This quick and easy recipe is a Southern favorite for Thanksgiving Day.

Fresh Fruit Salad

Whip up an easy-to-make batch of our Fresh Fruit Salad before hosting your next brunch and luncheon.

Cappuccino Swirl Bars Recipe

Rating: 5 stars 2
These coffee chocolate bars may look fancy, but are actually super easy to make.

Fudgy Pecan Bourbon Balls Recipe

Rating: 3 stars 3
These decadent little delights are a cross between bourbon balls and chocolate truffles—the ideal holiday treat.

Buttermilk Frosting Recipe

Buttermilk Frosting is a quick and easy frosting to whip up.

Blueberry-Lemon Iced Tea Recipe

Add fruity flavor to basic iced tea with blueberries and lemon juice for a refreshing drink that's great for entertaining.

Sweet-and-Spicy Sheet Pan Bacon Recipe

Bacon baked in the oven means all the taste with no greasy mess.

Classic Candied Yams Recipe

Lightly spiced and oh-so-sweet, these candied yams will become a mainstay in your Thanksgiving recipe lineup.

Herbed Potato Stacks Recipe

Rating: 5 stars 1
These Herbed Potato Stacks completely transform the humble potato into an elegant side dish that will impress any holiday dinner guests.

Christmas Morning Strata

Rating: 4 stars 2
Forget alarm clocks—the aroma of warm strata will get them out of bed and opening presents in no time.

Lump Crab Mornay

This creamy dip is sure to be a hit at your next party. Julia adapted this creamy dip from a recipe in Bayou Cuisine by St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Indianola, Mississippi.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Make-Ahead Derby Menu
Celebrate the South's swankiest horse race with these easy and elegant recipes that can all be made-ahead and served at room temperature.
Kentucky Derby Party Recipes
Celebrate the South's great race with some of our favorite Bluegrass-inspired recipes.
Chocolate Chip Cherry Cookies Recipe
Rating: 2 stars 1

These sweet treats are from Southern chef Damaris Phillips' first cookbook.