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.

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How to Make Prime Rib with Creamed Horseradish

This Prime Rib with Creamed Horseradish dish is great for special occasions and the holidays. Beautiful and full of great flavor, this is served with our gravy and creamy horseradish to finish the presentation.

How to Cook Filet Mignon in the Oven

Filet mignon is 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 properly.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

Touchdown Twists

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry

These tempting cheese sticks are made by filling Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets with butter, shredded Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses, then cutting and shaping the pastry into twists, and baking until the cheese is melted and the pastry is golden.

Total: 1 hr 10 mins

One-Bowl Upside-Down Apple Cake

When I was growing up, my mom had an apple cake recipe that she made regularly. She laced thin strips of apple throughout the cake, which she baked in a bundt pan until it was a deep golden brown. I can't remember if she made it for special occasions, or whether it was just an easy thing to bake when she was in the mood, but since then I've always had a soft spot for any type of apple cake.

Our Wildest Burger Recipes: 8 to Make Your 4th of July Sizzle

Exotic burgers are only really exotic if you're stuck in the "beef patty on a bun with ketchup and mustard" rut. Or if you think relish is a condiment reserved for special occasions. But if you truly love burgers -- whether they're beef or pork, bison or turkey--there's always an urge to experiment, to take the all-American food for a walk on the wild side.

Lemon Cheesecake Mini Tartlets

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry

Have you been asked to bring a dessert? No matter what the occasion, these bite-sized dessert treats make the perfect take-along. Make plenty...they'll disappear quickly.

Total: 1 hr 40 mins

Alligators and Turtles Bread

Fleischmann's Yeast, Argo, Karo

Get baking success every time with recipes like the following, from Fleischmann's Yeast.

Total: 1 hr 35 mins
Total: 45 mins

Spinach Macaroni & Cheese: Dinner for $10

Boxed mac and cheese may be a lunchtime staple (at least it was in our house growing up), but for sheer comfort-food bliss, nothing quite compares to homemade. What we love about this recipe is not only how good it is, but how versatile, too. Not only does it make twelve servings (yes, twelve -- which means it's as perfect for big family get-togethers as it is for plenty of yummy leftovers), it's pretty enough for special occasions yet easy enough for weeknight dinners.

Football Cupcake Pull-Aparts

Betty Crocker

Team up cupcakes to create a winning play with a football party cake.

Total: 1 hr 45 mins

Monkey Around

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