Special Occasions

Got a birthday, wedding, or other occasion coming up? From birthday and wedding cakes to Super Bowl snacks and appetizers, we've got the perfect recipe to make any occasion more special.

How to Cook Filet Mignon in the Oven

Filet mignon, a.k.a. beef tenderloin, is a cut of meat typically reserved for special occasions because it's expensive, so if you've made the investment, it's a good idea to know how to cook filet mignon in the oven properly.

How to Bake a Honey Baked Ham

To strike the perfect balance between salty and sweet, get the hang of how to make a honey baked ham. It's a classic holiday dish, but there's no need to save it for special occasions--it makes a satisfying dinner (with guaranteed leftovers!) any day of the year.

How To Cook a Filet Mignon

Once you've learned how to cook filet mignon that is tender and juicy, you can serve a restaurant-quality meal any time you want right in your own home. A tenderloin is a pricey cut of beef, but there's little to no waste and nothing says "I love you" more than a perfectly cooked filet mignon, so it's a great choice for special occasions.

Chili Dogs

Family Circle

This recipe for grilled hot dogs topped with a spicy chili sauce and Mexican-cheese blend is sure to be a family hit.

How to Grill Filet Mignon

Filet mignon is a sophisticated cut of beef that requires little fanfare to transform into a delicious and elegant meal. It's also low in fat and fast and easy to prepare. While many people might feel inclined to reserve these choice steaks for special occasions, once you know how to grill filet mignon, you'll discover it's a perfect choice any night you want to treat yourself to something special, even when you're short on time.

Whoopie Pie Cake

Midwest Living

Karen Cope of Minneapolis won a blue ribbon at the Minnesota State Fair for this stunning chocolate-and-marshmallow cake, based on whoopie pie cookies.

Blitz Burgers

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Monkey Around

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Color Wheel Cupcakes

Better Homes and Gardens

Bake the cupcakes before the party begins. When it's time for dessert, bring out the birthday cupcakes, frosting, the colored sugars, and candies, and let the kids do the decorating.

Pixie Cakes

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Texas Heat Chili

Midwest Living

Three-Bean Beauty Chili

Midwest Living

Moist Lemon Cake

Family Circle

This layer cake gets its citrus flavor from fresh lemon peel and juice. Don't wait for a party to serve this luscious recipe.

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