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Lyzz Stauffer says ...
LUMPIA aka Philippine egg rolls. My family gathers around to make them. We create an assembly line. Some separate the lumpia wrappers. The next station places the mixture on the wrappers. The last station rolls the paper into a roll. It's just as enjoyable to make as it is to eat!
12/13/2011 10:53:04 PM CST
Anna says ...
Homemade bread, banana or pumpkin, baked in recycled tin cans.... like green bean or corn cans. It's on old family tradition and it wouldn't be Christmas morning without the original oblong shape of the bread baked in a can!
12/14/2011 9:27:19 PM CST
Jess Geier says ...
My mother makes her dutch shortbread every Christmas. It is sweet, buttery, and a little flaky. The perfect desert! Or breakfast!
12/16/2011 9:17:20 AM CST
Ilona t says ...
Cookies!!!!
12/17/2011 10:13:18 PM CST
Carin says ...
German stollen and lebkuchen remind me of Christmases spent there.
12/17/2011 10:13:47 PM CST
Laurie K says ...
I have to make my mom's green jello mold salad. We've been having it for so many years, it would be strange not to have it on Christmas.
12/17/2011 10:34:01 PM CST
Ryan Carteret says ...
I always make mulled cider and German Pfeffernüsse cookies on Christmas Eve, it's nice to enjoy them while sitting by the fireplace and eating chestnuts.
12/20/2011 10:07:38 PM CST
Brittany says ...
Every year we make a buche de noel - and every year, it tastes fabulous!
12/13/2011 8:51:35 AM CST
Jennifer says ...
My favorite holiday food tradition is the Christmas cookie. My family makes a TON of cookies in one weekend and freezes them for eating throughout the holidays, and it is amazing. We even had a cookie buffet at our wedding years ago with all the family cookies.
12/13/2011 2:40:43 PM CST
Christina says ...
I guess our favorite holiday tradition is eating brunch in our Christmas PJ's after our first round of present giving. It's one of the best breakfasts of the year.
12/13/2011 9:01:08 PM CST
j.J. says ...
I'm trying to revive a Christmas tradition. My mom was raised in a Polish household where they had a fully traditional Christmas meal. But she didn't like cooking, so that fell by the wayside. I may not want to replicate the entire meal, but I have started to make pierogies for her for Christmas. She gets a kick out of it.
12/14/2011 11:17:47 AM CST
sheila says ...
Mine is the Christmas cookies!
12/14/2011 6:54:06 PM CST
Marianne Griffith says ...
One of our family favorites for Christmas Dinner is to eat by candlelight and sip champagne. Our main course was always roast beef and delectable yorkshire pudding! For dessert we would have flaming cherries jubilee!
12/14/2011 5:44:07 PM CST
Kristin says ...
Our Christmas Eve always consists of a fondue. Whether it's a cheese or oil fondue as part of the main course or a yummy chocolate fondue for dessert, it has been a long-standing tradition in my own family and has since carried on with my husband and his family!
12/14/2011 6:50:27 PM CST
Catherine says ...
My mom loves to make stuffed duck with sweet rice... and I love eating it!
12/15/2011 12:04:29 AM CST
kristina says ...
I always make my mother's spiced walnut recipe. They are to die for.
12/15/2011 3:23:42 AM CST
Harry says ...
"Yum Yum" Cupcakes. Baked every holiday season with love by my 80 year old grandmother. Enormous chocolate cupcakes with holiday spices, raisins and a home made creamy chocolate icing. Grandmother was so proud to deliver "Yum Yum" Cupcakes to our holiday table.
12/15/2011 1:52:08 PM CST
Dana says ...
My husband is from the south and has always raved about his aunt's oyster dressing. Being from Maine i had never had it so one year I made it with fresh loca (Maine)l oysters and it was so easy. It's become a holiday staple ever since.
12/16/2011 4:57:57 AM CST
Naomi says ...
We always had latkes growing up, but my favorite tradition started just within the last couple of years. I introduced them to my husband, and last year to our new daughter. This year my husband asked, "when does Hannukah start?", which made feel so wonderful. Now latkes will be a family tradition in this household, not just a memory from my childhood.
12/16/2011 2:47:57 PM CST
Dawn Rosner says ...
I grew-up baking dozens of cookies with my mom - to be gifted to friends, family and neighbors. Russian teacakes were probably always my favorite-buttery little pecan balls. Mom is gone now. The sweet memories are passed-on every year to my children as we bake our favorite - Russian teacakes remain in the mix.
12/16/2011 2:12:21 PM CST
michele blinder says ...
We make our family's antipasto. with genoa salami, itlian ham cheeses, veggies, olives and don't forget the anchovies. please email me for some pictures. I did not see a way to upload any. thank you michele
12/16/2011 2:23:04 PM CST
Wendy Beswick says ...
My mother makes a favorite family tradition cookie called fig cakes using my great-grandmother's recipe. We all get together and bake cookies the weekend before Christmas. The fig cakes are always my favorite and take 2 days to make: little pockets of thin dough filled with cinnamon, pecans and fig preserves topped with a thin powered sugar frosting. I can't wait! We're baking this weekend.
12/16/2011 8:28:40 PM CST
Becc says ...
Honey and fresh baked bread is always on our table. Living in Florida, there are so many local varieties of honey to chose from, so we always put out at least 5 different kinds for everyone to munch on all day long! Yummy!
12/16/2011 8:46:48 PM CST
Barbara says ...
My family gets together on Christmas morning for bunch. Breakfast casserole, cream cheese Danish, and other traditional foods. The kids love it.
12/17/2011 11:54:42 AM CST
Meghan says ...
We always have tamales on Christmas Eve and nothing is better the next day!
12/17/2011 5:22:10 PM CST

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