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Jacqueline P. says ...
Our family always have Christmas Breakfast that is ove 50 years old. I make great tasteful apples,everyone look forward to Christmas Breakfast for my tasteful cooked apples. Our Christmas Breakfast is a wonderful time for fellowship, we have 30-40 family members and guest. Our Christmas Breakfast have been passed down to me for the last 14 years and I hope some one else will be able to make tasteful cooked apples as I have, when it is time for me to pass Chrsitmas Breakfast to someone else. Tradition is very important. Merry Christmas!
12/16/2011 2:25:14 PM CST
Cassie says ...
My favorite food tradition is cooking it! My entire extended family always goes to my grandparents house for Christmas and about half of the people there cook one of the dishes. Good thing my grandparents have a big kitchen, because there are about 10 people in there at any one time!
12/16/2011 2:37:06 PM CST
Tina M says ...
my favorite holiday tradition food is Roasted Turkey!!Holidays are not the same without Roasted turkey!
12/16/2011 2:47:11 PM CST
Lauren says ...
My Nonni always gets all 10 of her grandchildren together for "Cookie Night" every year the night before our annual Christmas Eve party. The resulting cookies are the centerpiece of the dessert table, even after the introduction of the chocolate fountain a few years back. This cookie tradition holds strong even as we all grow up and more than half are in college, and some even graduated. The cookies have indeed gotten prettier as we grandkids have gotten older, but we always knew it was the love with which they were made, not how they looked that, that made them so yummy!
12/16/2011 3:13:04 PM CST
Shiyi says ...
My family holiday tradition is to roast a goose, with a somewhat unconventional rice stuffing. The goose is the perfect size for our family of 3, and we've found that our stuffing (short grain brown rice with cranberries, mango, nuts) pairs fabulously with the goose, which is first simmered on the stovetop with spices & herbs.
12/16/2011 3:12:25 PM CST
Celia says ...
My mom, grandma, sisters and I always enjoy mimosas around the holidays (I'm not a huge egg nog fan). At some point around Christmas tamales will be eaten, without a doubt! My mom makes these delicious rice Krispy treats with butterscotch and chocolate that are irresistible! Food is my favorite part of the holidays!
12/16/2011 3:39:09 PM CST
Nicolle Davis says ...
My family celebrates Christmas...but we love to learn about other religions/cultures and try traditional dishes. We have discovered some great dishes from traditional Hanaukah dishes, Kwanza dishes and holidays from around the world.
12/17/2011 12:08:20 PM CST
Shelby Q says ...
I work out consistently throughout the year so come Xmas morning, I can stuff my face with monkey bread, french toast casserole, eggs, sausage, the works. I'm pretty unrepentant when it comes to Christmas breakfast and I look forward to it every single year!
12/17/2011 11:05:53 AM CST
Meredith Schiller says ...
My favorite holiday food tradition growing up was working on the meal prep with my Italian grandparents. As a kid I helped to stuff the artichokes and mushrooms for the holiday table and these are still dishes that we all enjoy today. This was the first year that my daughters started to actually like eating the artichokes!
12/18/2011 10:16:20 AM CST
Simone says ...
I have never shopped at Whole Foods Market because there is not one in this area..Winning this gift card would certainly give me an excuse and reason to travel to Tampa(which is the closest to my location)to buy some of the hard to find foods and ingredients I can not find at our local food stores here. I have seen some of the recipes you have on your website that I would ike to try but I can not find the ingredients in these stores around here. Please consider me as a contestent as I would be so greatful. Thank You for reading.
12/18/2011 2:01:35 PM CST
maritta hunt says ...
since i a new orleanian by birth and make the trek home for the holidays EVERY year without fail.... there are TONS of food traditions but my fav is the bag of raw oysters that my dad and brother and now my hubby (a illinois guy, but he's catching on fast) shuck before grilling them over open flame with a liberal dousing of butter, garlic and parmesan. sooooooo delicious and the absolute perfect appetizer for the meal ahead.
12/18/2011 11:55:04 AM CST
Kelly says ...
Well, I know I'm late to the game, but I love this tradition: Every night of Hanukkah my mom always makes her family recipe for Sufganiyot, the traditional Hanukkah jelly-filled fried doughnut-like pastry. My sisters and I then always rate her efforts on a scale of 1-10. My sisters refrain from rating her too highly on the first nights lest she not try as hard the remaining nights. We know the sufganiyot are perfect when they have a pale stripe around the middle, a sign that the yeast had risen well and the dough floated in the oil, and those really should all be perfect 10s. We always try not to giggle while eating our sufganiyot or the powdered sugar either gets blown everywhere or inhaled! (Some people call them 'jelly doughnuts', but they really are not donuts as Americans know them. They are more similar to Berliners or Bismarcks. The dough is very different than typical donuts.)
12/22/2011 10:18:20 AM CST
Jule Marine says ...
Breaded Pork Cutlets. My Sicilian mother used to offer Veal Cutlets, before it mattered, and then seamlessly transitioned to thin, pork cutlets, lightly breaded and in a creamy white gravy, they made a terrific side dish at Thanksgiving and Christmas. She would hammer those cutlets into tender, thin pieces. Fresh Garlic was also beaten into the meat before it was browned in olive oil and rosemary. Pulled from the flame and lightly breaded, they were baked for a couple of hours while the gravy simmered on top of the stove, in a pan not a pot, for wider stirring, rich, thick olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, flour wisked in, and salt and pepper until smooth. Cooked and stirred over medium heat until browned, about 10 minutes. Gradually stir in milk and cream so that no lumps form, and continue cooking and stirring until thickened. If the gravy becomes too thick, thin it with a little more cream.( but why?) After an hour or so pour over cutlets, cover with tin foil and sit in a house full of aromas..... Serve with Chianti. La vita è bella.
12/13/2011 10:19:14 AM CST
Alison says ...
I enjoy making and eating the dressing recipe handed down from my grandmother.
12/12/2011 3:23:07 PM CST
maria says ...
I am from Poland and we celebrate Christmas Eve with 12 dishes. It has to be seafood and anything without meat.Everything light as well.
12/12/2011 6:52:12 PM CST
Hillary Valentino says ...
Making apple pie with my mom!
12/12/2011 7:24:11 PM CST
Elizabeth says ...
Growing up my mom and aunt would make an old family recipe for cheese pierogis- fry them in butter and onions, yum! Christmas was typically the only time each year we had them so it was a real treat. It's hard to find the right cheese these days, so the tradition is fading, but the memories are still so vivid.
12/12/2011 9:26:36 PM CST
Bea says ...
A Big Pan of veggie lasagna is the highlight of our meal every year. One year my family was teasing me about how much lasagna we made, so we put it pan on the scale. 20 pounds!
12/13/2011 9:35:33 AM CST
Bianca Smith says ...
I loved stuffed mirlitones as a child. Growing up in New Orleans, my grandmother made them with such great care. We also had a side of red beans and rice, New Orleans' world famous!! It brings a smile to face. Such pleasant memories!
12/13/2011 9:36:02 AM CST
Sarah says ...
My mom's latkas, she never uses a recipe and they are always so delicious. She is such a wonderful cook!
12/13/2011 9:36:11 AM CST
Laura Schofield says ...
I absolutely love spending an afternoon with my kids making spritz cookies with the cookie press. Its not particularly the taste that makes me love these so much. Its more the fun memories - and I just can't imagine making spritz cookies at any other time of the year (although maybe I should try making some at a totally random day in the future!
12/13/2011 9:36:25 AM CST
Christina says ...
This is our first Christmas as a family, we have been debating over and over what we are going to do, but it has come down to me making a home made meal of tamales (hubby's grandma's recipe) and inviting over a family from the church that is less fortunate than us to bless them with a home made meal and some small presents from us!
12/13/2011 9:36:27 AM CST
Heather Asplund says ...
My most favorite food tradition for the holidays is by far is the lefsa that appears at the table every year. My grandma always made it and served it buttered with cinnamon and sugar. I never realized that not every family has that, until I grew up and visited my husbands home for the holidays. I was shocked to not see it on the table and ever since I make it and display my Norwegian heritage proudly :) I always get goosebumps when I unwrap it and my dad and brothers and sisters smile. It starts a wonderful conversation about my grandparents and teaches my children about the importance of family.
12/13/2011 9:36:39 AM CST
Bonnie says ...
All the food we make together...cornbread salad, Swedish spinach balls, Swedish meatballs, apple pie, veggies and spinach dip, and of course my aunt's famous cherry cheesecake!
12/13/2011 9:36:56 AM CST
Deborah says ...
My favorite holiday food tradition is sweet potato pie passed down from my grandma.
12/13/2011 9:37:02 AM CST

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