Special holiday foods mark the season and make the fun. Here are links to Wisconsin recipes for celebrating the holidays – some traditional, some new, and all delicious.


Easter Bread– This twisted Easter bread ring is filled with colorful eggs and makes a beautiful Easter dinner centerpiece.

Mardi Gras

Crockpot GumboFeed a crowd with this easy crockpot gumbo. Use bratwurst for a Wisconsin twist.

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patraic’s Day Cookies Put these cookies in a pot and you’ll have a fun St. Patrick’s Day centerpeice.

Mother’s Day

Orange Ricotta Pancakes– Impress mom with these fluffly pancakes for Mother’s Day breakfast in bed.

Father’s Day

Brats on the Grill Brownies -Does your dad love to grill? Bake him some brats on the grill brownies for Father’s Day.

Breakfast Bratritos-Breakfast burritos get a Wisconsin twist with the addition of bratwurst. Dad will love these.

Independence Day

Brats on the Grill Brownies-If you celebrate July 4th with bratwurst, these brownies will fit in perfectly.

Red, White and Blue Fruit Parfait– Like Donkey said in the movie Shrek, everybody loves parfaits, especially a patriotic one!

Football Season

Rose Bowl Veggie Tray– When the University of Wisconsin was in the Rose Bowl, I made a vegetable tray with tomato roses. These fancy garnishes are easier to make then you might think.

Beer Cheese Soup with Vegetables – This Wisconsin classic is a great way to feed a crowd during a Packer game.


Eyeball Cupcakes – Do you feel like someone’s watching you? It’s the cupcakes.


Pumpkin Roll-I can’t get enough pumpkin in the fall, so this pumpkin roll recipe is right up my ally!

 Christmas and Winter Holidays 

Beer Ginger Bread-In Wisconsin we put beer in almost everything, even gingerbread.

Snowy Wisconsin Brownies– A Wisconsin shaped cookie cutter and some powdered sugar make these brownies a perfect way to celebrate the season.

Spritz Cookies– It’s easy to see why this is a fun Christmas tradition, who wouldn’t love to play with a cookie gun?