Holidays Recipes

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond this year with our easy party ideas and holiday recipes that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Blueberry Iced Tea

I enjoy coming up with new ways to use my slow cooker in the kitchen. If it’s going to take up space, it needs to earn its keep! Serve this refreshing blueberry iced tea over plenty of ice and garnish it with blueberries if desired. For fun, freeze blueberries in your ice cubes. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

Back Porch Slow-Cooker Meatballs

This slow-cooker meatballs recipe came to me while sitting on the back porch. The combination of meats and ingredients in...


Slow-Cooker Peach Cobbler

Unlike conventional cobblers, the "topping" of this Crock-Pot peach cobbler is on the bottom. Placing the batter underneath the peaches...


Four Berry Margaritas

I love to whip up a few batches of homemade margarita mix to give to all of my cocktail-loving friends....


Cheesy Bruschetta Spread

Every bite of this cheesy dip delivers tons of flavor. I have been asked over and over again for the...

Simply Delicious Roast Beef Sandwiches

Mushrooms add a different touch to these comforting roast beef sandwiches. I like to pile the shredded beef high on...


Smoky Beef ‘n’ Beans

Liquid Smoke gives a unique taste to this thick and hearty combination of beef and beans shared by Anita Curtis....

Amaretto Cherries with Dumplings

You can't beat the combination of almond flavor with cherries. These light and fluffy dumplings are heavenly. Topped with the...


Boston Baked Beans

Simmered in molasses, these slow-cooker Boston baked beans are perfect to take to your next potluck. The sauce is sweet,...


Four-Bean Medley

This side dish always gets compliments. It’s easy to make ahead and simmer in the slow cooker, so it’s super...


Slow-Cooker German Potato Salad

Here's the dish everyone looks for at our parties, so we always double the recipe. It was handed down from...

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Carolina-Style Pork Barbecue

I am originally from North Carolina (where swine is divine) and this recipe for the slow cooker is a family...


Sweet & Spicy Peanuts

With a caramel-like coating and a touch of heat from the hot sauce, these crunchy peanuts make a tasty anytime...


Sweet N Sour Beans

This recipe is popular on both sides of the border. It came from a friend in Alaska, then traveled with...


Buffalo Chicken Sliders

I got the idea for these Buffalo chicken sliders from my mom and dad, who'd made a similar version for...


Simmered Turkey Enchiladas

I discovered a different way to serve economical turkey thighs. I simmer them in tomato sauce, green chiles and seasonings...

Mom’s Italian Beef Sandwiches

My mom made the best Italian beef. I’ve added to it over the years, but it’s still her recipe. She...


Shredded BBQ Beef Sandwiches

Whatever group you’re cooking for, they’ll love these flavor-packed sandwiches. The beef is slow-cooked until tender, and the light, tangy...


Slow-Cooker Cheddar Bacon Beer Dip

My tangy, smoky dip won the top prize in our office party recipe contest. Other beers can work for this,...


Slow-Cooked Short Ribs

Smothered in a mouthwatering barbecue sauce, these meaty ribs are a popular entree wherever I serve them. The recipe is...


BBQ Brats

In Wisconsin, brats are a food group! We are always looking for new ways to cook them. This recipe is...


Simmered Smoked Links

No one can resist the sweet and spicy glaze on these bite-sized sausages. They’re effortless
to prepare, and they...


Slow-Cooker Tequila Poached Pears

It's an unusual dessert to make with tequila, but it is deliciously refreshing with fresh pears and mint. Bring out...


Butterscotch Fruit Dip

If you like the sweetness of butterscotch chips, you'll enjoy this warm rum-flavored fruit dip. I serve it with apple...

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Tropical Pulled Pork Sliders

I used what I had in my cupboard to make this pork, and the results were fantastic! I enjoy transforming...


Teriyaki Pulled Pork Sandwiches

The aroma of pork roast slowly cooking in pineapple juice and teriyaki sauce is wonderful when you come home after...


Pizza Dip

Everybody loves this simple dip. If you have any left over, spoon it on toasted English muffins for a great...


Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I threw some always-available condiments into my slow cooker with a pork roast to create this fantastic pulled pork. It...


Brats with Sauerkraut

I've made many variations of this excellent main dish. The bratwurst can be plain, smoked or cheese-flavored, served whole or...


Sweet and Tangy Ranch Beans

This sweet and tangy side dish uses lots of convenient canned goods, so it’s a snap to throw together. The...