Holidays and Events Recipes

Celebrate with top-rated holiday cookies, appetizers, and desserts. Find the right recipe for any holiday.

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Chef John's Corned Beef and Cabbage

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It's almost St. Patrick's Day, and for many that means boiling up a nice authentic Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage. The original Irish recipe actually used a type of lean bacon, made with a cut of pork similar to Canadian bacon. Corned beef came into the picture as a lower-cost substitution, to replace the more expensive and harder to find cut.

Green Egg Salad

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This healthy alternative to traditional egg salad uses yogurt and avocado instead of mayonnaise! With less than 200 calories per serving, it's a great snack food (or sandwich) that doesn't have that stinky hard-boiled egg smell! Eat with crackers or on bread.

12 St. Patrick's Day Breakfast and Brunch Ideas

Prepare for (or recover from) all your St. Patrick's Day shenanigans with these lucky breakfast and brunch recipes.
By Vanessa Greaves

Irish Egg Rolls

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This is the best 'bar food' around. So tasty, so filling, so good. It is a great way to get rid of those corned beef and cabbage dinner leftovers!

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

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No two spaghetti aglio e olio recipes are alike, but this one is pretty true to the classic method. The key is slowly toasting the garlic slices to a perfect golden-brown in the olive oil. If it's too light, you don't get the full flavor and if it's too dark it gets bitter. My advice? Do it perfectly.

Irish Beef Stew with Guinness® Beer

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St. Paddy's Day done right: Meat, potatoes, and Ireland's best beer. I tossed some parsley on it at the end b/c I happened to have some. Not necessary.

Grandma McAndrews' Irish Soda Bread

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This is not the dark bread you see in every restaurant in Dublin or Galway these days but I promise, it's authentic Irish Soda Bread, exactly how my late Irish grandma made it. Serve warm or cold with butter. This freezes great. I've made several loaves before St. Patrick's Day, or family parties. I freeze them, take them out the morning they're needed and warm up in a hot oven for 5 -7 minutes before serving.

Fish Friday Tuna Burgers

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This is a meal on a bun. My Mother used to make this for us when time was limited or when meat wasn't allowed. You can serve it alone with rice and vegetables or on a bun with tomato and lettuce. Delicious and filling.

St. Patrick's Colcannon

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This is an 'Irish' way to deal with the leftover corned beef after the American corned beef and cabbage feast. My husband considers this a wonderful part of the corned beef cycle. I use red potatoes with skins on, substitute ham for the corned beef, and leeks for the green onions, depends on what's in the fridge.

Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

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This is a great recipe that I found in my Grandma's recipe book. Judging from the weathered look of this recipe card, this was a family favorite.

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Crisp edges, chewy middles.

Oven-Roasted Asparagus

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Salty and savory, the roasting method kills the natural bitterness of asparagus. Try it next to grilled fish or lamb.

Inspiration and Ideas


Easy Pancakes

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This recipe doesn't require much thought early in the morning, and tastes great!