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

Tee's Corn Pudding Recipe

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

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.

Cappuccino Swirl Bars Recipe

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

Fresh Fruit Salad

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

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.