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Holidays & Special Occasion

Holidays & Special Occasions are a time when food is traditionally shared with visiting friends and families. Each has a unique flavor, including everything from Christmas cookies to burgers and hot dogs on the 4th of July.

Christmas is a time of celebration, giving and good cheer. What better way to do this than share in meals and snacks. This is one of the reason that Christmas desserts are so popular.

Fall has traditionally been a time to bring in the harvest and collect food in preparation for the winter months. Try these Fall recipes such as Cornucopia Crunchers or Football Calzones to fill your stomach.

Halloween recipes don't always have to be a horror show in the kitchen. Don't be afraid to try out our Slimy Snails or Shrunken Heads desserts. You and the kids will have a frightfully good time making and eating them.

Our Passover recipes section provides an assortment of recipes to add to your holiday. Find Passover recipes on HowStuffWorks.

Patriotic fare seems to always revolve around grilling. Whether it's a juicy hamburger, a rack of ribs or just a hot dog over an open flame, Patriotic recipes celebrate the red, white and blue.

Special Occasions call for a special effort in the kitchen. Check out some of our most memorable recipes like Wedding Bells or a Dream Castle Cake.

Spring recipes are all about rebirth and starting fresh. Using fresh ingredients is key to making these dishes.

Summer recipes feature fresh ingredients and minimal cooking to make the most of what the season has to offer. Find an assortment of summer recipes in this section.

Valentine's Day recipes should focus on the people you love the most. With recipes like Strawberry Hearts and Valentine's Surprise, it's no wonder everyone loves this section.


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