Giving Away….


CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED



Yes folks, we are giving away TWO Cuisinart 9 Cup Food Processors in Brushed Stainless.  I still haven’t slept a wink thinking about all of you who don’t have a working food processor.  Hopefully this will brighten your holiday chopping load!!

The Rules:

Only ONE comment per person telling me, “your favorite holiday meal, as in, what you like to eat for your big celebration.”

Contest is open to everyone.

Contest ends, Wednesday, December 1st at 12 Noon (Pacific Time)…winner announced later that day.

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~This is not a sponsored contest from Cusinart…just from us. Happy Holidays

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  1. Maura 1

    Baked ham!

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  2. Johnny 2

    HAM, or anything pork related. yup that’s it

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  3. Amy 3

    My favorite holiday meal is when we get a Honey Baked Ham – usually only at Christmas. We make homemade dinner rolls, and hubbys favorite thing is to put a slab of ham on a dinner roll – heaven to him!

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  4. Erica S 4

    I think what usually says holiday to me is champagne…although stuffed mushrooms run a close second. :) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. Christina Madison 5

    Lasagna!

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  6. Chi Chi 6

    Ooooh…

    My favorite holiday meal is:

    Cornbread dressing
    Candied Yams
    Seafood Gumbo
    Fried Cabbage
    And Collard greens

    ; )

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  7. Marisa 7

    The classics, of course: Honey ham, green-bean casserole, mashed potatoes, corn pudding, and to top it all off, my mom’s famous Amaretto Cookies. SO GOOD.

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  8. Elise 8

    Pumpkin pie is hands down the best thing about the holidays!

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  9. Caroline W. 9

    Turkey or filet, creamy garlic mashed potatoes, peas, goat cheese salad, chocolate pot de creme or pie!

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  10. Clara Balling 10

    I use a food processor to make my famous cranberry relish for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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  11. joyce 11

    lobster and champagne is my choice!

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  12. Christmas Eve…Italian Feast of the Fishes…11 different types of seafood all on one plate. Need I say more?

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  13. LeAnn 13

    My favorite is our traditional Christmas dinner: brown sugar glazed ham, scalloped potatoes with gruyere and bacon, broccoli salad, deviled eggs and rosemary rolls. Yum!

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  14. Kelsey 14

    Beef and noodles with mashed potatoes! Apparently it’s only an Indiana thing, but it just doesn’t feel like the holidays without it!

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  15. Matthew Mobilio 15

    my new favorite, orange zest sweet potatoes

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  16. Deanna 16

    STUFFING!

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  17. Frances 17

    I love having Chili on Christmas night – It’s not very festive but very nice after all the rich holiday food I’ve had that month.

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  18. Leigh 18

    My favorite holiday meal would be my birthday where my grandmother fixes the BEST prime rib ever. Mashed potatoes, green peas, and red wine complete the meal.

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  19. As a vegetarian, my favourite holiday foods all involve copious amounts of prepared vegetables! Ginger glazed carrots, marshmallows and yams, stewed red cabbage, cream of cauliflower… yum!

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  20. Michael 20

    Coconut coated sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top

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  21. Kat 21

    My favorite holiday meal is one that reminds me our holidays as a kid. My grandma would make a huge spread of polish food that included everything from keilbasa to guampki to krischiki. Tons of salt, butter, and meat…yum.

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  22. Kelly 22

    My favorite is when my mom makes roast filet of beef. An indulgence since I usually don’t eat too much red meat!

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  23. Rachel 23

    My favorite holiday meal is Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding!! Mmmm….

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  24. Leslie 24

    Anything sweet! Pie!!!!!!!

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  25. Alex 25

    My favourite food for the holiday season is roasted lamb. It is so delicous and I just soak it in mint sauce yummmmy!!!

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  26. Barbara 26

    Oh, boy! I would love to have one of those : ) Believe it or not I use a mini chopper or blender when a recipe calls for a food processor!

    Anyhow, my favorite celebration meal is Turkey with dressing and all the typical sides (squash, corn, yams) YUMMO!

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  27. Every Christmas Eve for as long as I can remember, up until three years ago when she was too frail to continue cooking, my Japanese grandmother made sukiyaki for our family dinner. Sukiyaki is a beef/vegetable/noodle hotpot served with rice. We all helped chop vegetables, stir the pot, and then watched the cooking on an electric skillet on the table. I miss these days – my sister and my cousins also have their own families, so Christmas Eve is rarely spent all together, as it was in our childhood, but every other year, I make sukiyaki at my Grandma’s house for anyone who can stop by. And of course, I make plenty for my Grandma & Grandpa to have leftovers (they are in their late 80’s and still live independently).

    I also make sukiyaki for my friends for New Year’s Eve every year, and of course, whenever my husband and I are in need of a special Japanese meal, this one makes an appearance.

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  28. michelle 28

    stuffed lobster eatten with my husband and dog on the boat.bliss

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  29. Amanda 29

    I never beg, but today I’m going to make an exception! I have been PF-less for almost a year. :( I miss it so much but just haven’t been able to afford to buy a new one. Oh my gosh I would be so thrilled!

    My favorite holiday meal is actually prime rib roast, but the rest of my family always wants ham 😛 So we usually end up having ham. :)

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  30. Michele 30

    Prime Rib – rare of course

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  31. Gretchen 31

    I love any kind of beef dish, but I’m partial to the almighty standing rib roast. MMMMMmmmmmmm!

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  32. Kelley 32

    Ham, any kind of potatos, my mother in laws awesome cornbread stuffing. And lots and lots of sweets, my Moms peanut butter cups will be the end of me!!

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  33. Philly 33

    Our favorite holiday meal is Christmas eve where we do The Feast of the Seven Fishes with all the side dishes. The amount of fish in itself is a meal on its own and the whole family loves it!

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  34. Vanessa 34

    My mother was born in Germany so our family always has German-style meals for our holidays (except Thanksgiving). Goose, stuffing, mashed potatoes, red cabbage, cucumber and celery root salads. And of course, a good glass of red wine.

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  35. Shelly 35

    Christmas dinner is one I love a lot. I love having a nice spiral cut ham. Add some sweet potatoes and a spinach salad and dinner is complete.

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  36. Christa 36

    I always love green bean casserole!

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  37. April Jones 37

    Sea scallops, braised beef short ribs, scalloped potatoes, sautéed swiss chard, and last but not least…..strawberry bread pudding!

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  38. Nitasha Madan 38

    My favorite holiday meal has to be ratatouille! My aunts make it for every holiday dinner and it is AMAZING. It combines my two favorite things; veggies and sauce! Yummmm! I’m so excited for Christmas Eve just thinking about it!

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  39. Leigh 39

    Baked ham with potatoes, peas, and all the trimmings!

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  40. Regan 40

    After my mom passed away , I decided to honor our Italian heritage and make lasagne for Christmas Eve dinner. It’s such a cozy, ‘good memory’ food from when we were young and although I’ll never make it as well, I love having that link with her and our past!

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  41. Matt Mentecky 41

    My favorite holiday meal is a fresh ham sandwich and twelve beers. (The ham sandwich is optional.)

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  42. Chris 42

    My family always had traditional Swedish Meatballs! Yummy!

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  43. DebH 43

    I would so love this handy little gadget!!
    It would make me alot more creative and my family would be happy with all the new foods they would experience!!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  44. Vanessa 44

    My mother was born in Germany so our family always has German-style meals for our holidays (except Thanksgiving). Goose, stuffing, mashed potatoes, red cabbage, cucumber and celery root salads. And, of course, a glass of red wine.

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  45. Laura 45

    Christmas Eve dinner is the best at our house: Filet Mignon, twice-baked potatoes and other yummy sides, topped off by a decadent chocolate dessert of sorts. All washed down by a big glass of red wine. Mmmmm, I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.

    “Every day is a holiday, every meal is a feast.”

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  46. Jenny 46

    Prime Rib with horseradish cream sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans and for dessert, cheesecake with a gf gingersnap crust.

    I had a food processor but nice sister that I am sent it to my sister who was living in England, soooo badly wish I had it still.

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  47. Mandi H. 47

    My favorite holiday meal is prime rib! Paired with a nice glass of red, of course! :)

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  48. Nicolette 48

    A delicious honey glazed ham with corn, mashed potatoes and rolls! And whatver else anyone asks for that day. Then going to the Aunt’s house later for delicious pies, strawberry shortcakes, punch and hot chocolate!

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  49. Michele 49

    Chocolate Cake Log, yummo!!!!

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  50. Lynn 50

    Roast duck – yummy, Traditional for christmas dinner in my family.

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  51. Tamatha 51

    We always do a British Christmas Eve, with lamb and Yorkshire puddings…

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  52. christie 52

    I like to have a big ham dinner.

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  53. Katie 53

    I love to have non traditional food for the holidays. Italian or Mexican food usually wins!

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  54. Kenji 54

    I would like to honor the Italian tradition of Christmas eve seafood feasts by making a seafood Lasagna – with shrimp, crabmeat, and lobster. I think it’s going to be such a rich meal, I would keep appetizers (except maybe some bruschetta topped garlic bread to soak up the sauce) to a minimum.

    For desert, some Pavlova should keep everyone from skimping, with its delicious sugar-based crust and light filling.

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  55. Charles 55

    Baked Stuffed Flounder on Christmas Eve.

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  56. Jacob 56

    Green Bean Casserole! An oldie but a goodie!

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  57. Karen Dinsmore 57

    My fav. holiday meal is one spent enjoying the kinship of my family and friends. Along with all the warm fuzzies I receive I also enjoy partaking in a scrumptious meal of Stuffed Pork loin-bread stuffing w/mushrooms, onions, celery, and raisins,and chopped walnuts, roasted potatoes with caramelized onion sauce,Garlic green beans w/shallots, mini corn casserole cups, yeast rolls with real butter, and dessert of wonderful blackberry cobbler-berries from the past summer put back just for this purpose and to help wash it all down sweet tea, southern style.

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  58. Rachel Kipnis 58

    Cornbread dressing, kale salad, sweet potatoes with pecan topping, creamed spinach with cippolini onions, pumpkin pie…. and now I’m hungry!

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  59. Olivia M 59

    To me, nothing’s better than waking up the intoxicating scent of sugar, butter and cinnamon baking away into a delicious monkey bread masterpiece. It’s the simple things. :)

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  60. Lauri 60

    last year it was an apple stuffing stuffed pork loin with a ginger pomegranate glaze – I think that was one of my favorites so far and came out of the oven looking amazing! This year I may even do it again =)

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  61. Vanessa fortier 61

    My fave holiday dish is deviled eggs. The year I didn’t come home for Christmas, I made a batch and ate them all by myself.

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  62. I enjoy all different holiday foods and just the gathering at the table is wonderful to me. If pushed to choose one food that I really really love at Christmas…it is turkey gravy and whipped smooth mashed potatoes. I can’t help it. It has been my very favourite since I was 4 years old. I get very excited about them. So sad!

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  63. Colleen 63

    Baked ham, scalloped potatoes, green bean almondine, baked pineapple and fresh baked rolls!! Thanks for another wonderful opportunity at something I desperately want!! :0)

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  64. Heather Spooner 64

    I always look forward to my Grandmother’s yeast rolls. So light and fluffy. She brushes melted butter on the tops. Yum!

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  65. Natasha Wendt 65

    Only one favorite meal!? I don’t know if that’s possible. However, we’re going to celebrate first night of Hanukkah this week and my mom’s making her fabulous brisket. Oh my oh my oh my do I love this slow cooked goodness. I told her the last time she made it that I wanted to be buried in a vat of her brisket. Of course, we’ll have potato latkes and some noodle kugel and all sorts of other goodness, but it’s the brisket I adore….

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  66. Liz 66

    Bone-in rib eye roast

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  67. Laurie 67

    I’d have to say my late mother-in-law’s seafood choux puffs. So delicious.

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  68. Gabrielle 68

    I love a salt-rubbed prime rib, and the smells of it cooking all day. I love cornbread and bacon stuffing, because having it just at Thanksgiving isn’t enough. I love teenie weenies marinated in teriyaki sauce, and stuffed mushrooms are also usually on our menu. Potatoes au gratin are a big fave. The spinach, strawberry and feta with almond salad usually goes over well, too. But my all time favorite is holiday-spiced waffles with homemade whiskey-spiked whipped cream & berries (frozen from the summer blueberry bush), French press coffee with leftover cream and big, fat stockings filled with prizes to start the day. And we wonder why we immediately change into sweat pants after dinner? :) Happy holidays!

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  69. Susan 69

    Chicken parm and spagetti on Christmas Eve.

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  70. Leana 70

    Every Christmas my dad would make Portuguese cioppino. Since he past I have been trying to figure out his recipe

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  71. Linda 71

    A leisurely fondue dinner Christmas Eve in front of the fire is my very favorite!

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  72. Henry 72

    Green Bean Casserole! And lots of gravy. 😀

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  73. Maureen Deeley 73

    We go all out for Christmas! Favorite meal is foie gras and toasts for first course; second course is roast goose with fruit stuffing, mashed potatoes and carrots. Finale is a buche de noel.

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  74. Though the meal is not nearly as important as having family around the table, we all like the traditional turkey meal. Cornbread dressing, green beans and yams round it out and we eat cranberry sauce slid right out of the can. I must make pea soup, a tradition from my dad’s Bohemian side of the family. Everyone must eat at least a little of it. It’s a rule!! We like pecan pie, an old recipe from hubby’a mom and various candies and cookies made with love. I have been cooking for well over 55 years and have never had a food processor and while I suppose I really don’t need one at this point, I would love to have one. Thanks, Ava

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  75. Cathy 75

    I’m pretty boring–turkey! I love how moist and tasty it is when baked in a slow-cooker with McCormack poultry seasoning and brown sugar.

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  76. Megan 76

    Pie! This is really the only time of the year I eat pie. It’s kinda weird, I love pie, but for some reason the holiday season is the only time I eat pie. Pie doesn’t even taste the same the rest of the year ;). However, I will say that after trying the Pioneer Woman’s Dreamy Apple Pie recipe with Hard sauce (a.k.a. Whiskey sauce) I am rethinking the whole not eating pie thing during the other 11 available months.

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  77. Kristie Naylor 77

    I look forward to my Grandmother’s pies…unfortunately she is 93 now so she rarely bakes them. Now I bake the pies for my family.

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  78. Carol Ryan 78

    My favorite holiday meal has to be beef tenderloin with gorgonzola sauce, mushrooms, fingerling potatoes and salad.

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  79. Katie T. 79

    Being a nurse my family doesn’t always do Christmas on Christmas, be we always make sure to have the Christmas meal regardless! It’s prime rib, twice baked potatoes, green beans from the garden, and fresh rolls! My mom and grandma do all the cooking, this would make a wonderful gift for one of them!

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  80. David Demsford 80

    Honey-glazed ham, my grandmother’s peas-&-onions casserole, hari cot vert beans, home made rolls and apple pie. Yum yum!

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  81. Laura Larkin 81

    Prime rib, medium rare with pan roasted potatoes and Yorkshire pudding.

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  83. Vanessa 83

    Grandmas prime rib and cherry cream cheese pie!

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  84. Trisha 84

    My favorite ‘Celebration’ food is Tres Leche’s Cake!! Take cake to the sweet extreme! Think I could get my wedding cake to be Tres Lache’s? Hmmm… :)

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  85. My favorite is roasted pig and homemade tamales!

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  86. David P. Swindler 86

    “your favorite holiday meal, as in, what you like to eat for your big celebration.” OK, SOMEONE had to do it! I thoroughly love white brad stuffing like momma made!

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  87. Vicki Gideon 87

    My grandmother taught me to make biscuits and gravy the old fashioned way. So that is what I make each Christmas morning for my family. We all love it and it is tradition.

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  88. Manasi 88

    The holiday season is cold and I love having something spicy and creamy (not thinking about the calories at once :P).I love eating chicken-bell pepper flat breads with salty fetta cheese,a hearty clam chowder,creamy spinach and artichoke dip with crisp leeks spicy pan fried noodles,chicken-spinach manicotti….hmmmm!! its heaven!

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  89. My sweet and spicy brisket with fried potato latkas is my favorite holiday dish – but a meal of appetizers is a very close second!

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  90. Laurie 90

    Turkey and my mom’s sausage stuffing with mashed potatoes and gravy!

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  91. It would very possibly be Christmas Eve dinner, where we always have cracked fresh crab and my mom’s clam chowder for dinner. Followed closely by Christmas dinner which is always prime rib!

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  92. Wendy Cox 92

    My favorite is an Apple Pie that has been passed down through out the family for years. I made 4 of them for the first time for Thanksgiving that I had to hand peel all of the apples myself since I don’t have a food processor.

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  93. Karen 93

    Prime rib and champagne :) Great giveaway… thanks for the opportunity!

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  94. Timothy Langdale 94

    My favorite holiday meal is:
    Brined turkey
    crockpot stuffing
    grilled vegetable medley
    garlic mashed potatoes
    sourdough rolls

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  95. Elizabeth Ward 95

    Prime rib with horseradish & rosemary crust! Yummy!

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  96. Larry 96

    Holidays growing up was always roast chicken and spaghetti and meatballs still a favorite

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  97. Julie 97

    Ham and Cheesy Potatoes. The best ham is from a smokehouse in the town where I grew up.

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  98. Heather 98

    I like to make a stuffed chicken breast..I stuff it with mozzerella or pepperjack depending on my mood, lots of garlic, spinach and then wrap it all up in bacon. The bacon seeps into the chicken and keeps it moist and flavorful. It goes well with garlic mashed potatoes or a nice buttery rice

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  99. Stacey 99

    Sweet potatoes with pineapple, brown sugar, butter and burnt marshmallows!

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  100. Carol 100

    We spend every Christmas with our family in Sunriver, couldn’t find a more Christmas type of place. Our favorite dinner is Prime Rib with all the trimmings. Can’t wait.

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  101. debbi eberle 101

    Hot buttered rums while decorating the tree…

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  102. Laura Larkin 102

    My favorite is Prime rib roast with pan browned potatoes and Yorkshire pudding.

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  103. Matt 103

    Preface the meal with oven-baked brie and red pepper jelly on mini toasts. Start entree via flute of Prosecco, two pints of Guinness, rack of lamb with balsamic reduction and mint, garlic-rosemary potatoes, homemade dinner rolls, and various vegetable goodies. After eating, a bourbon on the rocks to cap the festivities ensures the attending relatives are too tipsy to begin bickering.

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  104. Sue 104

    A hot Italian meal on a nice, cold holiday evening.

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  105. Katie Naylor 105

    We’re traditionalists – roast turkey, homemade roasted garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin or pecan pie!

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  106. Maria A. 106

    My favorite holiday meal, hands down, is turkey with all of the sides, for both November and December holidays. But, it’s not complete without my mother-in-law’s sweet potato/brown sugar/coconut bake.

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  107. Michele 107

    Oysters on the grill to start then Prime rib, home made bread, sweet potatoes, green beans cooked with a hamhock…

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  108. Heidi 108

    We like to switch it up a little for Christmas Dinner and have my mom’s homemade Chicken Enchiladas w/ homemade tortillas!! Yummm! For Christmas morning breakfast we have round food…Abelskievers and Scotch Eggs (we bake them to make them a little healthier :).

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  109. Krysten Geer 109

    Hmm.. Sweet Potato Bake and Breadcrumbed green beans and Rice Pudding!

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  110. Wendi in Biarritz 110

    I’ll take traditional fare every time!
    Turkey, stuffing, mashed & sweet potatoes, gravy, green beans right down to the Jello mold!!!

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  111. Ethan Rogers 111

    I love a mellowly spiced silky pumpkin pie. :)

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  112. Ursula Zamora 112

    My favorite meal is our Christmas Eve dinner (Wigilia in Polish). My grandmother makes a full vegetarian meal complete with fish, buckwheat golobki, potato/potato & farmers cheese and kapusta (sauerkraut) pierogis, and a number of other dishes. My favorite part of the meal is when she gives us all an individual blessing with an oplatek (wafer) with raw honey on it, then we all do the same with each other. It works well since my family celebrates on Christmas Eve and my Mexican husbands family celebrates on Christmas Day (with tamales-yum) that we keep both time honored traditions alive in our family for my son and son-to-be.

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  113. Kelly 113

    Ham!! with melt in your mouth biscuits!!!

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  114. Deb 114

    Turkey with stuffing!

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  115. Jessie J 115

    My favorite holiday meal is Christmas Morning Breakfast. We make pancakes or waffles, with maple syrup and ice cream and a dusting of powdered sugar….Mmmm… We have orange juice mixed with yogurt & spices in wine glasses and we have fresh fruit. … Oh again… Mmmm…

    Happy Holidays Everyone and may the New Year bring many wonderful memories.

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  116. Amanda 116

    Being Italian, we make raviolis for Christmas. Being Naples-Italian, we use loads of cinnamon in the cheesy filling.

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  117. Annie H 117

    Beef Wellington! So delish.

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  118. Chiara 118

    traditional 7 fish christmas eve dinner! baclava, shrimp, crab cakes, and the list goes on!

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  119. Kate 119

    Braised short ribs and mashed potatoes!

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  120. Beverly 120

    My favorite meal during the holidays is one I don’t have to make! :o) My mother-in-law makes wonderful dinners with all the fixins’ but one of the things I look forward to the most at Christmas is her cheese ball!

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  121. Tim Blassingame 121

    One of my favorite things to eat during the holidays is pork chitterlings which I haven’t had in a very long time. Yes, I’m from the country and grew up eating all parts of the hog. Guess I’ll have to settle for the heritage pork belly with sea island peas, charred chili and braised heirloom apples served at a local farm to table restaurant.

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  122. Melissa Monge 122

    Tamales and Bacalao!

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  123. Regina 123

    My favorite holiday meal begins with an italian antipasto, fruitta di mare (cold seafood salad with simple lemon, olive oil, salt & pepper dressing)and stuffed artichokes. For the main entree, my favorite is a roasted fresh ham with applesauce, roasted butternut squash, mashed potatoes and sauteed spinach with garlic & oil. My favorite dessert to top off the meal is a chocolate fondue with frozen cheesecake balls, strawberries, bananas and angel food cake for dipping AND snowy coconut cupcakes with cream cheese frosting (recipe from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa). Yum!

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  124. Mary 124

    This year we will be spending the holidays with my in-laws. We have a big seafood feast on Christmas eve and a goose on Christmas day. It’s making my mouth water just thinking about it.

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  125. Markie 125

    My favorite dish for a holiday meal is sweet potato casserole. Absolutely love it!

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  126. Christy 126

    Keeping with our Dutch heritage, my family has oliebollen (literally “oil balls”) on New Years Day. They are balls of a sweet dough with raisins that are deep fried then dipped in powder sugar. So bad…so good!

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  127. sharon 127

    I look forward to all my mom’s tasty Asian cooking. She’s tried to teach me how to make all these goodies, but they’re never quite the same as mama’s!

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  128. Stacy Giltner 128

    Spiral cut baked ham

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  129. Heidi 129

    Anything as long as it’s followed by apple pie and cheesecake 😀

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  130. Carolyn Tummel 130

    My favorite foods for the Holiday Season is swiss corn bake, gingerbread cookies and eggnog.

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  131. why latkes, of course! tunafish on a bagel and latkes. perfect for chanukah.

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  132. Manasi 132

    Its cold around the holiday season and I love eating something creamy and spicy to optimize (not thinking of the calories at once).I love the bell-pepper and salty feta cheese flat bread,spinach and artichooke dip with crunchy leeks,a hearty traditional clam chowder,spinach-chicken manicoti with spicy pan fried noodles with the most heavenly
    new york style cheesecake!!! yummy! and ofcourse some nice cocktail to go with it would make it perfect!!!

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  133. Kayla 133

    Our biggest tradition is getting together about a week before Christmas to make traditional Norwegian cookies known a “krumkakes” (pronouced kroom-kaa-gaaz). It takes hours as each cookie is made by pouring batter into an iron over the stove for a few minutes, and as each one comes out another person has to roll the delicate lacy cookie around a wooden cone before it cools. They are super fattening (1 lb of eggs, butter, sugar, and flour) and take forever, but they are soo soo delicious!! They taste the best a few days after they are made, and all of our family friends now request a plate from us. I think in Norway most people just buy these from the store, but we like doing it the old fashioned way!

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  134. EMM 134

    Potato Latkes for my Ashkenazi side and Loukmades (fried dough) for my Sephardic side… yum!

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  135. Rachel 135

    Lasagna! My grandma started making it for Christmas since it seemed like we were eating turkey and ham for a month straight will all of the holiday festivities.

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  136. Paul 136

    Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

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  137. Sommer 137

    Well my favorite part of christmas dinner is my families pineapple cake. It never has big chunks of pineapple in it and it is really thick(almost pound cakish), with yummy pineapple infused powered sugar frosting. I wait in anticipation all evening on christmas eve for my mom to roll that one out. We will be without family this year, except our four children, so I will be doing this cake. And other Irish inspired dishes to honer my father in law that passed away on thanksgiving while we were eating our thanksgiving meal. We will be paying extra special attention to love on everyone around us and appreciate even more what the holidays really mean. And I hope my children will see that it is food and love that make the holidays, not just material things.

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  138. Gary 138

    It’s Mom’s rice and gravy for me :)

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  139. Kristin Schnurbusch 139

    I love seafood salad and homemade new england clam chowder! I am from the chesapeake bay area in Va and we love our seafood!!

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  140. Bizzle 140

    Ham with cherry sauce, mashed potatoes, and all the trimmings! Oh, and PIE. Lots of pie!

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  141. Debbie Porter 141

    I love roast turkey with sage bread stuffing, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, cranberries and pies. It is almost a repeat of thanksgiving but we just love this meal. Christmas Eve is shrimp/cocktail sauce, a few other Hors d’oeuvres, a large salad and the main dish is Alaskan king crab legs. My Cuisinart is on its last legs but has lasted over 20 years. Yikes!

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  142. Jamie Mosley 142

    I like anything with mashed potatoes. I rather ham over turkey, but will eat either. I have recently become a fan on sweet potatoes too.

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  143. Christine 143

    Anything that evolves around dessert!

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  144. Kathy 144

    On Christmas Eve, we have mostly finger-foods. Cheeses, summer sausage, crackers, fruit, and of course, baked goods – cookies, fudge, etc. It’s so nice to be able to relax and enjoy each other and not worry about feeding everyone.

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  145. Emilee 145

    We get together on Christmas Eve and everyone brings something. My favorite is a Christmas ham (with croissant rolls!), a delicious sweet potato souffle, a corn casserole, my mother-in-laws delightful salads (I love her recipes!), and the BEST pies and chocolate layered souffles EVER! I would love a food processor to help with my baking for the holidays!!

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  146. Jennifer 146

    my family likes comfort food on xmas eve while we all sit around the tree and open our gifts. mom will make homemade fried tacos or salmon patties, salad, etc. it is easy-going on xmas eve. :)

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  147. Athena 147

    I don’t really have a favorite holiday dinner. As long as it tastes good, I’ll eat it.

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  148. I’m up for just about any foods.. traditional and not so much… but the one thing I HAVE to have is Oregon Pinot Noir… can’t be Christmas without it ( or any holiday for that matter )

    todd

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  149. Rachel 149

    My favorite holiday meal is a big juicy turkey, a scrumptious rice bake, delicious veggies, and lots and lots of wine!!

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  150. Julie 150

    My favorite dish is stuffing which can be so time consuming if you don’t have a food processor. This one you are giving away is so beautiful and I would love to use it during Thanksgiving and Christmas time!!!! Good luck to me :)

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  151. Julie 151

    Ooooh, that’s tough! I have a favorite dish for each holiday! Since Chanukah is here, I’m going to say my mom’s latkes. They’re awesome!

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  152. Ashley Smith 152

    My favorite holiday meal is the one we have on Christmas Eve ~ eggs baltimore (crab cakes in lieu of canadian bacon)on cheddar & black pepper biscuits, asparagus, homemade hasbrowns, fruit and of course christmas cookies for dessert! It’s a family tradition that I look forward to every year! Yum yum!

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  153. JEAN 153

    It’s all about my mothers stuffing. She didn’t make it for Thanksgiving (my sister made it instead) and it just wasn’t the same.

    Thanks for the chance to win one of these.

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  154. Jamie Mosley 154

    Ham and mashed potatoes with any kind of bread. Thats my fav!!

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  155. Robin 155

    My favorite holiday meal is broiled scallops, roasted potatoes, asparagus & anything chocolate for dessert! LOVE your website!

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  156. Tracy Smith 156

    My mothers stuffing!~always the best…She just passed away in October of Alzheimers…so it looks like I have to perfect the recipe to keep it in the family~

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  157. April Lusk 157

    We usually do the traditional meal of Turkey or Ham, but this year we are “shaking” it up! We are going to have Italian & other Meat dishes like Italian Beef, salads, and of course wonderful desserts!

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  158. Traci Watson 158

    My favorite meal is the one I had with my mom for the first time in 22 years. Classic Turkey, her homemade stuffing, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie. It was simple, but the best meal I’ve eaten in a long time.

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  159. LisaD 159

    Turkey!

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  160. Marilyn 160

    My very favorite holidy meal is prime rib, we ususally have it on Christmas eve with all the trimmings and as much family as we can.

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  161. Leslie 161

    Anything sweet! Pie!!!!!!!

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  162. Jamie Mosley 162

    Ham and mashed potatoes if my fav!!

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  163. Robin 163

    My favorite meal is Christmas morning while opening stockings. Monkey bread and bacon!

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  164. Elainen 164

    Beef tenderloin, au gratin potatoes, creamed spinach, popovers and cheesecake for dessert.

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  165. Melissa 165

    I like to eat turkey with mashed potatoes, broccoli casserole and all the fixings. Mostly my favorite meal consists of deviled eggs and stuffed celery, my before meal snack.

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  166. Paige 166

    Pie- cake- anything sweet!

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  167. Jamie Mosley 167

    Baked ham and mashed potatoes with any kind of bread! That’s my fav!!

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  168. Kimberly Ostrowski 168

    Pork Roast & Sauerkraut is my favorite meal and we grew up having this on News Year Day — Tradition to ring in the New Year

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  169. Jill 169

    my mom’s meatball recipe!

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  170. Avery 170

    Cornbread dressing!

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  171. chellie 171

    Prime Rib, and don’t forget the chocolate!!

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  172. Carla 172

    My favorite Holiday meal has to be a great big Christmas Ham, with loads of vegetable sides, like smashed potatoes, swet peas, asparagus with hollandaise sauce, ginger-maple carrots… the more veggies the happier my ham and I are.

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  173. Janine 173

    Christmas Eve – Tortiere and Salad with a Cranberry Vinaigrette
    Christmas Day – Pierogi, Cabbage Rolls, Meat on a Stick – a very traditional Polish meal.

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  174. Zandria 175

    i love cornbread stuffing with sage and sausage topped with gravy! we have it for thanksgiving and christmas

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  175. Debbie 176

    Our traditional Christmas breakfast is coddled eggs, toast and bacon with mimosas!! Then, Christmas dinner is a garlic and Rosemary encrusted Beef Tenderloin with a red wine reduction sauce and cheesy-potatoes :) :)

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  176. Katie 177

    Every Christmas Eve, my family would make Eggs Benedict — the one thing we would all happily eat — so that has become a huge favorite over the years.

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  177. John 178

    Popovers for Christmas breakfast and carrot souffle with dinner.

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  178. Gay 179

    Cranberry relish! I just love that stuff!

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  179. Jennifer 180

    I love pumpkin bread~! :)

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  180. laura 181

    My favorite holiday eatings are ‘Sugar Cookie Tarts”, ummm , boughten good sugar cookies with a cream cheese frosting, assorted fruit on top of that, then drizzled with a special glaze. ummm

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  181. Iris 182

    My favorite holiday meal is christmas morning breakfast with scratch biscuits, home made preserves and LOTS of butter (and of course the candy santa leaves in stockings…)! Gotta love the opportunity to have a real breakfast with the family now and then as the typical law student breakfast is a cup of black coffee and a banana!

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  182. Christine Zarp 183

    I have to have my homemade pecan tarts, then, purchased on Christmas Eve ready to heat up and eat during gift giving, from our favorite Mexican taco shop: carne asada burritos with champagne, topped off with prime rib dinner!

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  183. Alicia 184

    Tamales! That’s our Christmas tradition.

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  184. Adrienne 185

    I confess, I cant live without gravy during the holidays. Its good on everything!

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  185. Carolyn 186

    Mashed potatoes are my comfort food. I could eat them at every meal, just not very good for the diet.

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  186. Mai 188

    It isn’t very traditional but I love to eat lamb!

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  187. Dan 189

    I always look forward to a spiral sliced ham, garnished with whole cloves, and pineapple slices. Then finished off with a holiday treat of
    deviled eggs, with a hint of horseradish in them.

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  188. Steve 190

    My favorite holiday meal is a bone-in rib roast. Although for me the holidays are full of home made cinnamon rolls.

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  189. Blair 191

    Oh, I have always wanted one of these!!!!

    My favorite holiday meal is the one my in-laws make when the come to stay with us. We have an Austrian Christmas and it is full of flavors that have become my new comfort foods. These dishes include: warm potato salad (no mayo), a cucumber salad, a butternut squash soup that is heavenly with a special pumkin seed oil they bring with them… and the new family special holiday dish – Wiener schnitzel.

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  190. Kmart 192

    I’m beginning to think that I would like anything that I don’t need to make and clean up after…….

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  191. Ronna 193

    The best part of the holidays is spending time with my whole family. My favorite holiday meal is turkey with home made gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and home made rolls!

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  192. Rachel 194

    my favorite holiday meal? prime rib roast, yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes, green beans, & a big green salad :) yum yum… now i’m hungry!

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  193. Noelle 195

    I think our favorite side is mashed potatos, my kids like them any which way, and of course stuffing, the meat can be turkey or ham, doesn’t matter. And oh I would just love to win this, I have never owned one of these and my daughter was saving up to buy it, so that would be a nice surprise for both of us:)

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  194. Allyson 196

    A traditional holiday dinner can’t be beat..turkey and all the works!

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  195. Judith 197

    Cornish Hens without a doubt. . . .jsut fancier .

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  196. Kelly M 198

    I always look forward to the cheesy potatoes with corn flakes on top! It’s the easiest dish to make but a total crowd pleaser – we usually have to make two because they get eaten so quickly! Yum! Can’t wait for Christmas!

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  197. We usually eat the standard of ham with rolls and veggies, but this year our family was not able to get together for Thanksgiving, so we are doing our favorite Thanksgiving meal: wild turkey fingers, rolls, green beans, mashed potatoes, and enough cookies and pies to feed an army.

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  198. sippy 200

    Clove studded baked ham with raisin sauce on the side, twice baked loaded potatoes, green beans fermier, ambrosia with toasted coconut, refrigerator yeast rolls with honey butter, and suet pudding with fresh whipped cream for dessert.
    Happy Holidays!

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  199. Emily 201

    My favorite holiday dish has to be my moms home made stuffing with her secret ingredients: apple cider and walnuts! delish!! and top it all off with some pumpkin gingerbread trifle for dessert :) happy holidays

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  200. Tricia 202

    Holiday meal….since I’m the cook, I guess I just try to please my family. Isn’t that what all cooks do? My favorite meal would be chinese take out…..

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  201. Jamie M. 203

    Ham and mashed potatoes with any king of bread is my fav!!

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  202. Starla 204

    Last Christmas, I did a red, green and white meal — white roasted turkey breast; fresh green beans and broccoli; red cabbage coleslaw and red potatoes; with green olives, cauliflower florets and sliced red peppers as a starter. For dessert, strawberries over angel food cake with green-tinted whipped cream (OK, I cheated on that part).

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  203. AshleyC 205

    My FAVORITE holiday meal is our family’s traditional Christmas combination of a Turkey dinner alongside of baked ziti! I know it doesn’t quite go together, but being Italian-American, we can’t have a holiday meal without some kind of pasta in there =)

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  204. Lori S. 206

    My favorite holiday food which needs a food processor is potato latkes for Chanukah!

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  205. Judi 207

    Turkey and all the trimmings!

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  206. Linda F 208

    Our tradition for Christmas Eve dinner is oyster stew with homemade lefse. Everyone sits around in the kitchen watching my husband and daughter make the stew while the rest of us are sipping on wine.

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  207. Wendy W. 209

    Standing rib roast with horseradish sauce …. *drool*

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  208. Al Parker 210

    This required no thought….
    Thanksgiving Meal
    Roasted Oysters
    Clam Chowder
    Cornbread
    Fried Venision tenderloin
    Pumpkin Pie

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  209. Jenn Mixdorf 211

    My very favorite holiday meal is standing rib roast, roasted winter veggies, a nice red wine, and most importantly family gathered from all over.

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  210. Dyanne Ornelas 212

    Being a Hispanic-American family means eating traditional foods from both sides of the border at holiday time. We have turkey dinner with all the trimmings, and I mean ALL the trimmings; but we love to add some south-of-the-border favorites: tamales, chile-con-queso, bunuelos, frijoles, sopa de fideo, and flan!

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  211. michele fitzsimmons 213

    Roasted organic turkey, smashed yukon gold potatoes, tons of fresh vegetables and if we’re really lucky and industrious we substitute homemade ravioli for the potatoes.

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  212. Lisa 214

    Pierogies! They alwayss remind me of my grandmother and Christmas would not be complete without them.

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  213. Michael Baughn 215

    OK, I’m a very traditional kinda guy.
    Let my holiday feast include; turkey, mash potatoes, dressing, lots of gravy, cranberry sause, green bean salad, and apple pie.

    But I think I’m going to add Christmas Cranberry Salad this year !

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  214. Rachel 216

    I love the standard turkey and fixings but ham seems to be more traditional for Christmas.

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  215. Piroska 217

    My favourite holiday meal is one I don’t get to make very often (as my guys are turkey lovers all the way). But my fave is Honey-glazed ham, scalloped potatoes, brussel sprouts with white sauce, homemade cranberry sauce, and apple-cranberry pie for dessert.

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  216. Stephanie 218

    My favorite holiday dinner is all traditional. Turkey dinner with all the wonderful sides, especially when the matriarch “Mom” is cooking.

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  217. Michael Foley 219

    My favorite Holiday meal is Thanksgiving dinner, especially this year. It’s the dinner I’ve most taken over from my mother-in-law, I used to just do the turkey and stuffing itself but this year I chose and prepared mashed potatoes, butternut squash, sauteed brussel sprouts in balsalmic vinegar, my wife did the yams, and a friend brought glazed carrots and fresh made cranberry. We didn’t even need to argue about where or how big a turkey to get as my son won it in the turkey shoot for his bowling league. I’m a deciple of Alton Brown so of course I brined the turkey with apple cider. Pies, cheesecake, Flan with dulce de leche, and pineapple upside down cake were all available for desert. We blew a gear on the legacy Braun food processor I inherited from my grandmother this year and the new kitchenaid mixer doesn’t have a shredder/slicer attachment so the food processor you’re giving away would be a real boon. Though it won’t make it in time for latkes tomorrow for the first night of Haunakha.

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  218. Athina 220

    My favorite holiday meal would be my mother’s famous pie with cheese and dill!

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  219. Marie 221

    Fried turkey! I would love to win this; broke our small one not too long ago. 😉

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  220. Bradley 222

    I love a good chicken permesan but anything with bacon and garlic will do just fine!

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  221. Rebecca N. 223

    Perfect way to start Christmas day is with some Champagne and smoke salmon on toast while preparing the perfect meal.

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  222. marycke 224

    I love the traditional turkey and dressing and all the side dishes that go with that….pecan and apple pie for dessert…yum

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  223. Amy S. 225

    On Christmas Eve, we eat snack foods and sandwiches, usually ham & turkey. I love the snack mix and cheese ball and just being able to have a taste of everything without having a heavy meal.

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  224. I love a nice crusty Prime Rib Roast with buttery mash potatoes. I guess you could thrown in some fresh green beans, if there HAS to be a vegetable. : )

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  225. Darcy Martin 227

    My favorite holiday meal is comprised of only side dishes. Mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, brussel sprouts, cranberry sauce, gravy, biscuits, all the fixin’s.

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  226. Wendi Wolfgram 228

    Lobster Thermidor, made by my husband.

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  227. Alissa 229

    My family always does steamed crab on Christmas eve. It’s my favorite!

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  228. HumboldtJen 230

    Don’t know how you’re going to choose, there are so many great menu items! And there is a part of me that thinks you’re doing this contest just to get some great ideas for a few meals of your own :)

    My favorite holiday meal is a big messy crab feed! After the season opens, hopefully tomorrow, the friends and family will pull out our calendars and schedule this year’s annual Holiday Crab Feed. There will be fresh baked French bread, crisp green salad and a pot of steaming Dungeness crab with melted butter for dipping in a bowel on a warming plate…all atop at newspaper clad table surrounded by smiling faces of my loved ones.

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  229. Jessica 231

    Fruktsuppe (Fruit Soup) It’s not a “meal” but my mother and my grandmother before her always made this as a starter before our Christmas meal. We usually eat it at room temperature with cream. mmmmm….so good!

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  230. Jamie M. 232

    Ham and mashed potatoes with any kind of bread is my fav!!

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  231. Vicki 233

    My grandmother used to do roast goose, simmered cabbage and Czech dumplings. I miss it.

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  232. Rich 234

    My favorite holiday meal was one year I mad a prime rib with all the works.

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  233. Gary Hackle 235

    We always have a standing rib roast – I have a dedicated smoker and so that’s how I cook the roast (Amazing) – also make Yorkshire pudding to go along with the roast beef.

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  234. Constance 236

    duck with potato dumplings :)

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  235. Nichole 237

    Christmas Eve, we always found different ways to do the Seven Fishes thing, but there was also always pasta and, from the Hungarian side of the family, sauerkraut soup. Now that my family is just my dad and I, we do our best to recreate it, but usually opt for a seafood stew to get those seven fishes in one dish, instead of 7!

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  236. Vicki 238

    Here is our traditional Christmas Eve dinner menu. Roasted duck stuffed with prunes and apples. Red cabbage, mashed potatoes and duck gravy. For dessert, rice almond pudding made with slivered almonds. We hide one whole almond on one dessert plate and the person who gets the lucky plate receives the first present of Christmas. Always have to have our butter-almond cookies, too. Additional sides and desserts are welcome, but if these dishes aren’t on the table, it’s not Christmas.

    What fun, mouth-watering reading all these menus are!

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  237. Ruth 239

    i look forward to the side dishes most… i can have chicken or turkey anytime but i rarely have the occasion to have a large vaiety of veg in one meal, especially my dads aniseed-braised carrots.
    the bacon-wrapped-around-cheese things are also something i can never have too many of!

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  238. Sherri 240

    Lobster!

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  239. Allison 241

    My favorite holiday meal is breakfast Christmas morning we have:

    Thick sliced Bacon
    Scrambled Eggs
    Grits
    Sausage
    Fried Scrapple
    Homefries
    Pancakes
    Waffles

    Thinking about it is putting me into a food coma. Mmmm…

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  240. Angelique 242

    Pierogi. With potato, with cheese, with turkey and sage, with sweet potato, with fruit. Pierogi, how I love thee.

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  241. Geoffrey Parkford 243

    My favorite holiday meal is Filet with a red wine sauce :) mmm

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  242. Paula 244

    Hmmm … my favorite holiday meal is one where my whole family is together. I don’t really care what we eat as long as we sit down and share it together. My best childhood meal memories are ones with an Italian theme, so bring on the pasta, italian greens, salad, and bread. Oh, and chex mix to snack on. YUM!

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  243. Megan 245

    Pecan pie! It’s a tradition that I look forward to every year.

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  244. Susan Bradley 246

    Our celebration starts with our annual appetizer contest. Contestants must make something they have never made before. Those that don’t participate are the judges. We then give prizes for 1s and 2nd place. We have prime-rib every Xmas and change up the sides. Doesn’t much matter what the sides are we have a family of fabulous cooks, so it always all taste good. Followed by many of our mother’s Xmas cookie recipes.

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  245. Jill Stokes 247

    My favorite meal is one with my family; turkey and mashed potatoes with a little “boat” that I can put corn and gravy in! I’ hungry just thinking about it…

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  246. Lucy 248

    My mom’s cranberry trifle. The most delicious thing I’ve ever eaten, and it screams Christmas!

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  247. LilSis 249

    My favorite holiday meal would have to be what I make for New Years Eve every year. And, yes, I know it’s a Southern thing. We make ham, black-eyed peas, greens, and cornbread and eat it at midnight on New Year’s Eve. And the more peas you eat, the better luck you’ll have! :-)

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  248. Holly Ryan 250

    Beef Wellington, grilled asparagus, crusty french bread, scallop soup, and chocolate torte with a big red with dinner.

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  249. Daphne 251

    If I could have any holiday meal it would have to be a combination of my mom’s macaroni & cheese and collard greens, my aunt frances’s rolls (to die for!), my uncle bishop’s oyster stuffing, his ribs and his ham, and, deep fried turkey. That would be the perfect meal

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  250. Carly. D 252

    I looooooove da cake!
    ….and sutffing….yams…and ham…oh my I can’t hardly wait 😀

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  251. Connie 253

    I love to make a spiral slice glazed ham with roasted asparagus or brussel sprouts and scalloped potatoes. Home made rolls and a ambrosia cream cheese pie. yum.

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  252. Sharon 254

    Very traditional-to my fam-turkey, dressing, ham, mashed potatoes, my Mom’s sweet potatoes fried in butter and brown sugar, ham gravy, Grandma Main’s cranberry relish, green beans, scalloped corn, spinach salad with hot bacon-honey dressing, pumpkin pie w/real whipped cream, fruit salad and hot from the oven yeast rolls.

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  253. Karen 255

    My favorite meal is the traditional Thanksgiving turkey w/dressing. My mother makes homemade noodles and they are the best I have ever eaten. Oh, and her yeast rolls are wonderful. She also makes a wonderful cranberry salad using fresh cranberries. I guess Mom’s meals are my favorite.

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  254. Jennifer Hussey 256

    Christmas!- the Christmas Eve meal is steak fondue, crusty bread (with butter of course) and what my brother and I coined back in the day, “Build Your Own Salad.” We set up bowls of everything you ever might want to put on a salad and help ourselves. The next day any left over meat and veggies are sauteed w/ eggs for steak and eggs served along side my mother’s pecan rolls, otherwise known as “Brenda’s Better Buttered Buns.”

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  255. James Feeney 257

    Appetizer Chilled Shrimp & Sauce
    Sweet & Sour Meatballs
    Chip & Dip
    Mimi – Cheese & Bacon
    Cajun Nuts

    Entrée Prime Rib
    Ham
    Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
    Cheesy Potatoes
    Green Beans/Beets Alm/p
    Corn Casserole
    Fruit and letuce Salad
    Rolls

    Desert Cherry pie
    Ice cream cake
    pecan pie
    Key Lime
    Cake

    Coffee
    Tea

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  256. Alexa 258

    lamb roast
    red wine and rosemary roasted carrots, potatoes, zucchini
    caesar salad
    light dee light cake
    espresso

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  257. Wendy 259

    My favorite meal is the traditional turkey with dressing and cranberries (must have cranberries with turkey).

    I also like to try something special for Christmas breakfast each year.

    Please pick me! I need the food processor badly! I’ve actually been researching different brands over the weekend.

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  258. Amy 260

    Favorite meal is mom’s homemade Swedish Christmas Eve dinner with meatballs, red beet salad, pickled herring, small sausages and fresh bread and cheese. Yum!

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  259. Jennifer Brown 261

    I love a good salad and blueberry pie :)

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  260. Nicole DiMara 262

    My favorite meal is an antipasto salad and fresh tomato sauce with homemade ricotta and basil.

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  261. Aubrey Bell 263

    I *love* homemade tamales containing leftover turkey, some cotija cheese and pomegranate seeds…YUM!! Can’t wait to make them again for the holidays this year!

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  262. Steph 264

    It’s got to be a good old-fashioned turkey sandwich on white bread with freshly cracked black pepper and a dollop of mayonnaise.

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  263. Audra 265

    Wow u guys are good..Im so hungry.We are Polish so we have a Polish Christmas Eve dinner (all Polish foods usually meatless)which is tradition to make 12 dishes (representing the 12 months) so here are some of our favs over the years.Oh BTW i had to include dessert rite ladies?

    Homemade Pierogies
    Rum Babas
    Polish style roast chicken
    Candid Kielbasa
    Halushki-the best eva……
    Paska Bread….Egg bread
    Platski-Fried Potato Pancakes
    Happy Holidays all

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  264. Marilyn 266

    Prime rib, mashed potatoes and gravy, and pie!

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  265. Camille Chamberlain 267

    My mom makes pork tenderlion waffles…its my favorite meal…

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  266. Carolyn Milani 268

    I LOVE Mexican food!!!! Yummy with a nice tall Margarita!!….guess I know what I’ll be having for dinner tonight! :)

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  267. Tina c. 269

    Every year my Mom and I get together to make Rosettes cookies. I think of her when I eat one!!

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  268. mary 270

    Chicken fried deer backstrap with baked potato and tossed salad.

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  269. Maureen 271

    My favorite holiday meal is the day AFTER Christmas. Open-faced ham sandwiches with mashed potatoes and green bean salad.

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  270. Alisa 272

    I’m a traditionalist. I have to say, the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and my cranberry sauce.
    I figure I can experiment with recipes all year long, I NEED my turkey with all the fixin’s though!

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  271. Alyssa 273

    Spare the Noble Pig! Rare Roast Beast(beef) with Yorkshire pudding and gravy!

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  272. GloriaT 274

    My favorite holiday meal is that surrounding Christmas. Christmas Eve, my grandfather would make frito misto and Mom would make pasta with a tuna sauce (the tuna had been caught by my Dad!). We would have all sorts of homemade goodies for dessert. Christmas Day, a big ole turkey with lots of apple sausage stuffing, pasta, escarole, and pie for dessert – lemon cream, pumpkin, and apple!

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  273. Jessica 275

    My grandma’s mashed potatoes…If we didnt have anything else and I had to just eat those potatoes I wouldnt mind it at all! But I also love turkey and homemade dinner rolls.

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  274. Laura 276

    My favorite holiday meal would have to be roast chicken, twice baked sweet potatoes (yummm), roasted asparagus, and lots of dessert!

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  275. My favorite holiday meal is more or less the same for the last 15 years. My “big sister” Teri and her husband Gary invite me and 5 other random guests for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. All we have to do is show up! We have either tomato bisque or butternut squash bisque (fixed in the Cusinart) from their garden for soup course. The everybody gets 12 shrimp over asparagus or mixed greens (with homemade dipping sauce) (and toasted almonds). Entre is perfectly roasted organic turkey with mashed potatoes and dressing and gravy over everything! The additional veggie varies from year to year. This year it was roasted parsnips and carrots. The entire menu is WHEAT FREE GLUTEN FREE including the desserts! The bread this year was onion dill in sorghum flour! DElish! With Irish butter! We had pumpkin pie, raisin pie, apple crisp and pumpkin custards . . . all with real whipped cream. IN CONCLUSION: My favorite holiday dinner is the one Teri fixes! Always perfect! Always delicious! And the bonus is . . . Teri sends everyone home with leftovers! I can nosh for 3 days more!

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  276. Jamie M 278

    I’m Jewish, so I love some potato latkes and apple sauce for Hanukkah! I’m one of those poor readers without a food processor.. Shredding potatoes would be a lot easier with one!

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  277. S. Wall 279

    Kassler rib with German potato salad, red cabbage, and homemade apple sauce. Fröhliche Weihnachten.

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  278. Emily H. 280

    My favorite meal for celebrations is lasagna. I love making a huge dish so everyone can eat as much as they’d like and there will still be leftovers the next day.

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  279. Pat Deems 281

    My favorite holiday is ham, green beans, sweet potato casserole, creamed corn, rolls. and lots of desserts. It’s what we fix, what we had at grandma’s house growing up. I can’t imagine eating anything else.

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  280. kim 282

    Love to have two choices of meat, Turkey #1 and either ham or prime rib… Must have garlic or regular mashed potatoes, butternut squash, herb and sausage stuffing, asparagus, brussel sprouts or corn for a veg, and homemade scrumptious rolls. Any holiday meal would definitely not be complete without my Grandmothers apple pie 😉 NOW I AM HUNGRY!!!

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  281. We eat a heavy breakfast and then around 4 in the afternoon we roll out butcher paper along the dining room table and have a feast of Grilled King Crab Legs, a variety of dipping sauces, i.e. passion fruit vinaigrette, grilled baguettes and champagne. Heaven!

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  282. Courtney B 284

    Baked ham, mashed potatoes, homemade rolls and to top it off…cherry pie. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

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  283. Andrea 285

    Cake, cake, cake, all kinds of cake, and above all, cheesecake! Oh yes, and when my boyfriend makes pasta. Not only he’s sexy while cooking, but the food is heaven 😉

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  284. Samantha 286

    The best part is having all the leftovers on a sandwich the next day!!

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  285. Chanukah is my very favorite holiday.

    We celebrate by having potato pancakes with sour cream and applesauce.

    A new food processor would help me grate the potatoes without adding my secret ingredient—-knuckle skin.

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  286. Monica 288

    For Christmas, a standing rib roast w/pan gravy and yorkshire pudding, hands down! In my family for every holiday gatherings we also have to have something called “the salad” (it has many other proper names I realize) which has toasted hazelnuts or pecans, sliced pears, blue cheese, thinly sliced onion and baby lettuces with a basic balsamic vinagrette. YUM!

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  287. Jesse 289

    New Years, King Crab and Rib-eye, Now this is the stuff to start a new year, Happy New Year.

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  288. Hephzibah O 290

    I love “party” food. Any kind of pre-meal food is my favorite.

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  289. Virginia Toussaint 291

    I like to make Pastelles and other Puerto rican dishes that require ground up plantains. without the machine you have to use a grater to get the right consistency to the Masa. It takes hours sometimes days. But with the machine it is a much easier task. Puerto Ricans love their Pastelles around this time of year and my family is no exception. I would love to have this Machine for for reasons then I can count.

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  290. Paul 292

    For my money, nothing beats a great Christmas ham. A thick honey glaze, a touch of nutmeg and clove… yeah, that’s the best! For the side, I love green beans braised in some white wine, and with a little bacon or lardon thrown in.

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  291. Tom Warnock 293

    My favorite would be our New Years Day meal of Prime Rib baked in a salt dome with garlic smashed potatoes, roasted asparagus and some pecan pie!

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  292. Kate 294

    Christmas day brunch: sausage, mushroom, egg, and cheese casserole, scones and croissants with clotted cream and jam, maybe bacon, fresh fruit, and lots of assorted candies and pastries.

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  293. Judy 295

    Beef Tenderloin and garlic mashed potatoes

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  294. Megan T. 296

    My favorite holiday meal is the same if cooked by my grandmother, my mother or by me…we love tradition. It includes turkey, mashed potatoes and corn (from the garden) and then my favorites sweet potato casserole (the one with the pecans!), green bean casserole and crescent rolls. Of course it has to end with coffee and pumpkin pie :)

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  295. Rae 297

    Meatless Christmas Eve dinner for sure. Pierogies with mushroom dill sauce, cabbage rolls and borscht are my favorite dishes out of the traditional eats. A variety of homemade dainties top off the meal for dessert. Can’t wait!

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  296. Lori Bean 298

    Definitely Christmas dinner! We always make ham and au gratin potatoes! Some nice cranberry/apple sauce, some sweet potato rolls and a nice sour cherry pie! It’s the best!
    And I always have to have some nice sparkling wine, too!

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  297. adam 299

    turkey!

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  298. Kelly Hoog 300

    Our Favorite or Traditional?? The thing is we change it up every year at Grandma’s on Christmas Eve. This year the kids want to try cooking live lobster probably accompanied by twice stuffed baked potatoes and other yummy things I borrow from food blogs. :)

    On Chirstmas Day it’s a traditional Turkey Dinner. The best part is my sweet pototoes. That cuisinart sure would come in handy. :)

    Happy holidays!

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  299. Amanda 301

    My favorite holiday meal is a baked ham with mashed potatoes and gravy!

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  300. Crystal Thoma 302

    My favorite Christmas dinner is…(drumroll, please!)Cheese enchiladas with Chili Gravy, Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Refritos, Mexican Rice and Tamales! We make everything from scratch, except for the tortillas and tamales…and we try to buy Tamales from our neighbors because they are so-o-o-o good! Merry Christmas or should I say…Feliz Navidad!

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  301. Laura N. 303

    My favorite holiday meal MUST include apple and sage sausage stuffing! nomnomnomnom

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  302. ursula 304

    My Favorite thing to cook for the holidays is my grandmother’s spekalatus-which are little German spice cookies! They are made with crushed almonds which I usually just bang with a mallet-so this would be helpful!

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  303. Jen S. 305

    turkey noodle soup, two days post thanksgiving…. delicious!

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  304. CarolJoy 306

    In the south it’s always chicken and cornbread dressing.

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  305. Diana 307

    Potato latkes and pecan pie . . . Hanukkah with some southern style.

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  306. Don Jackson 308

    My favorite Holiday Meal requires lots of chopping and cutting for the Cornbread Dressing to accompany the Deep Fried Turkey,Deep Fried Pork Chops,fresh cranberry salad,Fresh Fruit Salad,Brussels Sprouts with Bacon,Candied Sweet Potatoes,and Coconut Italian Cream Cake.Sweet Tea, of course.That’s my bit of Heaven in Tennessee

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  307. Shennen 309

    Brussel Sprouts roasted in the fat from a slow cooked pork belly…topped with golden crispy skin bits and a shaving of pecorino romano and lots of cracked black pepper.

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  308. Lynda 310

    On Christmas day we have turkey, ham, stuffing and all the trimming – pretty much like Thanksgiving and I love it!

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  309. kdel 311

    A beautiful roast, usually beef but sometimes ham or even goose! The house smells lovely all day.

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  310. Jen Peck 312

    One of my favorite holiday meals was the year we loaded up with take-away Indian food, put it in our prettiest dishes and ate ourselves silly!

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  311. Katrina 313

    It has been our tradition over the last few years that my husband buys a nice BIG Honeybaked ham for Christmas. It really is like the best ham. I like some kind of potato gratin with it and veggies and fruit.

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  312. Vanessa Mora 314

    Growing up in South Texas the traditional Christmas food will always be tamales. They’re extremely delicious and always a crowd-pleaser.

    We also eat more traditional food but the tamales are definitely what make the holidays really feel like Christmas!

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  313. Cindy Walsh 315

    Fried turkey, dressing, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole…your usual Southern style holiday meal. 😉

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  314. Alex 316

    Our family is big into tradition and for as long as i can remember we have had cheese fondue on christmas eve with our own personal family cheese blend (parmesan, Dubliner and Jarlsberg). We make homemade baguettes to dip. Christmas night we make crab cakes and individual beef wellingtons. The crab cakes with my secret ingredient of cheese its instead of bread crumbs, and the beef wellingtons made with tenderloin slices, homemade basil pesto (instead of liver mousse) and very finely chopped portobello mushrooms sauteed in butter and then all wrapped up like a little present in puff pastry. Happy Holidays from Vail, Colorado!

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  315. Thanks for the chance! Lasagna has to be my favorite holiday dish. I usually make it for a holiday party.

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  316. Kari 318

    When I was a child (some 50 years ago) we started a tradition of getting carry out Chinese food for Christmas eve. My parents were both working and mom would be doing a lot of cooking the next day. In addition to that, there was still so much left to do-presents to be wrapped, midnight church service to attend. So dad brought home egg rolls, fried rice and chow mein.In recent years we use the leftovers to make a fabulous scramble on Christmas morning.It’s not Christmas until you’ve had Chow Fun in your scrambled eggs!

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  317. Emily 319

    I love to make these baked apples where you top them with an oatmeal crumb mixture and top them with whipped cream or ice cream. Oh my.

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  318. Alice 320

    Christmas crab swimming in butter, salad, artisan bread and a good sauvignon blanc. Something chocolate for dessert…yummy!

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  319. Laurie 321

    I can’t wait to have some of my Mom’s baked stuffed shrimp and scallops! YUM

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  320. Lynn 322

    Our favorite is Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Current Glazed Carrots, Broccoli in cheese Sauce and Stuffed Baked Potatoes. My brother won’t come to my house for dinner if I don’t have those potatoes!

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  321. Kristy 323

    Ham! I could eat it every single day! (I’m not sure that my family could!)

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  322. Leah 324

    Our favorite family holiday “meal” (which we eat while opening presents on Xmas Eve) consists of our favorite hors d’oeuvres along with Champagne for the adults and sparkling apple cider for the kiddos. Every year I make the same 3 things: crab canapes, stuffed mushrooms, and mini shrimp puff sandwiches. For sweets, we always have peanut butter blossoms (that were baked up to leave out for Santa) and some of the candies that I usually make for gift-giving (cranstachio bark and toffee crunch bars). The holidays wouldn’t be the same for our family if I didn’t make this exact combination of things every year!

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  323. Jill 325

    I’m never one to turn down a good Honeybaked Ham! YUM!

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  324. Kari L. 326

    Juicy prime rib with horseradish sauce, twice baked potates and a big green salad

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  325. Renelyn S. 327

    For breakfast, sausage breakfast casserole, dinner prime rib roast with Bearnaise sauce….and for dessert a white chocolate peppermint cheesecake.

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  326. Kristen 328

    Beef Tenderloin, yummy potatoes, chocolate cake, and a deep red wine!

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  327. Diona 329

    Christmas is my favorite holiday and an early Christmas dinner (all the better to accommodate seconds and thirds later)of glazed ham, my mom’s cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, mixed souther-style greens, and macaroni and cheese with pound cake and sweet potato pie is my favorite holiday meal!

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  328. Teresa 330

    My favorite holiday meal is dinner at the sushi bar.

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  329. Alex T 331

    Steak and potato…latkes! With applesauce and sour cream.

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  330. Renelyn S. 332

    Breakfast – sausage sourdough casserole
    Dinner – Prime rib roast with Bernaise sauce and a white chocolate peppermint cheesecake

    Can’t wait! Happy holidays to you all.

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  331. Caroline C 333

    My favorite holiday meal is to load up on appetizers- baked brie in a puff pastry, mini quiches, spinach dip, cheese, crackers, turkey rollups… I love em all!

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  332. Janice 334

    My favorite holiday meal starts with a special drink designed for the occasion.
    Then it would be a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. We are traditionalists in my family and the children do not like to deviate from it.
    Plus, tomorrow is my birthday!
    Happy holidays to all!

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  333. Joe DeAngelis 335

    Xmas eve is traditionally an important day for Italians. So we celebrate with a feast of seafood. I invite some close friends over for Calamari, Scungilli Salad(snail/conch), Baccala(salted cod), Ipswich clams, Quaghogs(raw cherrystone clams), Clams Oreganata, Clams Casino, Schrimp and somtimes Lobster & Crabs. Oh yes, and alcohol.
    The prep, the cooking and the wonderful
    fellowship makes for a truly special occasion.

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  334. Kara 336

    My favorite things are turkey, cheesy hash brown potatoes, cream cheese corn in the crock pot, pumpkin pie and my mom’s cranberry relish w/ oranges and apples. I don’t have a food processor or food grinder and believe me,it’s hard to make w/ just a blender and takes forever!

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  335. Christen 337

    I love Turducken! And of course lots of wine and champagne and kir royales!

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  336. Helen 338

    Aw, I wish I had a food processor:( My favorite thing to make is my new cookie invention! Mince-pie cookies. I made up a batch of sugar cookie dough but I was about half a cup of sugar short, so whilst searching in the cupboard for more, I came across a jar of mince-pie filling, so i used half a cup of that instead of the sugar. They were AWESOME. I’m making more next week to give as gifts to our landlord and neighbours, and I will definitely keep them in stock during the holidays.

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  337. Tammy 339

    Christmas eggs with homemade biscuits. I always make them for breakfast during the holidays…it’s what my kids request most!

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  338. Cassie 340

    anything made by my grandmother.

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  339. BrandonL 341

    The only thing I require that my holiday meals have is something with pumpkin.

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  340. Carol 342

    My favorite Holiday meal is Christmas dinner. Our family gathers in Sunriver every year, no better place to spend Christmas. Prime Rib with all the trimmings has been the family favorite.

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  341. itsrenee 343

    Has to be Prime Rib with Horseradish. Yum!

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  342. Annie 344

    My mom’s ham biscuits, they’re unbeatable!

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  343. Katie 345

    Our family’s traditional Christmas Eve meal involves a huge ham and multiple veggies, green beans, big huge salad, cooked carrots, etc. My favorite meal of the holiday season is December 26th, my grandma and I batter up shrimp and oysters and Dad fries them with hush puppies, cole slaw, and other seafood fry sides. The homemade batter is the best!

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  344. Heather Bebout 346

    For years we would spend all day in the kitchen cooking our sit down Christmas dinner. As my brother and I got older and had families of our own, the holidays became more and more hectic. A few years ago we decided to skip the sit down meal and to just make a huge selection of finger foods and appetizers. We still have our traditional smoked ham! I love having a selection of “tapas” for Christmas!

    Happy Holidays to you!!

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  345. Shannon 347

    Twice baked red potatoes with every fattening add-in under the sun…butter, cheese, bacon, sour cream, cream cheese…oh my! And brioche rolls!

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  346. Barbara 348

    Aren’t you just the best! I have a food processor on my wish list for Christmas, but winning one would be even better!

    My favorite Christmas dinner is (shhh, don’t tell my mom) my mother-in-law’s beef tenderloin, boursin scalloped potatoes, asparagus and any other goodness she graces the table with… I dream of the year includes a Yorkshire pudding, simply TDF *drool*

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  347. Vicki Jones 349

    Anything with champagne in my Waterford Crystal Flutes. Champagne makes any day a holiday!

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  348. Trisha 350

    My favorite ‘Celebration’ food is Tres Leche’s Cake!! Take cake to the sweet extreme! Think I could get my wedding cake to be Tres Lache’s? Hmmm… :)

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  349. Kristin 351

    I LOVE cranberry sauce…just a big bowl of homemade cranberry sauce. :]

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  350. Kate 352

    My FAVORITE holiday meal is a mixed breed of many items: steamed king crab claws, steak, herbed corn, scallop potatoes, and my apple spice cake. Wine is a given throughout the evening:)

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  351. Melanie 353

    On Thanksgiving, my sisters, Mom, and I decided we would go back to an old favorite for Christmas dinner…After hot buttered rum, there will be grilled steaks with sauteed mushrooms, baked potatoes, and King Crab. Desert will be cheesecake. We are foregoing gifts, so we can swing the expense…
    Incidentally, a food processor has been on my wish list for years. I have never owned one. Maybe this will be the year.
    Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!

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  352. DeDee Meza 354

    MY favorite holiday is pot roast, creamy garlic mashed potatoes, and green beans. Yummy!

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  353. Louisa 355

    Oh wow. Mashed rutabaga and russian tea cakes say Christmas to me. But not together, of course!!

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  354. Jennie 356

    Fillet Mignon stuffed with garlic cloves and served with creamed spinach and potato gratin!

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  355. Michelle 357

    Honestly, my favorite part of the meal is sitting down with the entire family for the epic gathering. Yes, the food is amazing….as is always the case when my parents are cooking. From crown pork roast to cranberry walnut ambrosia salad, I love it all. But it wouldn’t feel quite as special without multiple tables lined end to end from one end of the dining room stretching all the way into the living room. Something I am very excited about this year is that we have decided to make it a pajama dinner party. This way everyone can take more time to enjoy their mornings without the stress of having to get gussied up for the big dinner.

    Love your site BTW, and thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway.

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  356. Rachel Anderson 358

    My fav is roasted brussel sprouts with olive oil, bacon bits and Parmesan.

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  357. dina wanamaker 359

    Christmas Eve is my favorite holiday meal. We are Italian, so we always do the 7 fishes, but must eat at least 13 different things to provide good luck for the year to come. We always have:
    smelt
    calamari in marinara sauce
    shrimp – breaded and peel n eat
    clams
    bacala
    lobster
    clam chowder
    scallops
    breaded cod
    stuffed mushrooms
    pasta with marinara sauce
    pizza
    3-4 assorted cheeses
    stuffed eggplant
    assorted fresh veggies
    lupini beans
    pepperoncini

    assorted family made cookies

    assorted adult beverages

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  358. Mike 360

    King crab legs

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  359. Keary Naughton 361

    I love brussel sprouts roasted….yum….

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  360. Robin 362

    I love Christmas dinner…my mom makes these little sandwiches made of canned chicken spread (I know, but it’s really good) on white bread cut into little triangles….we eat plates of them….

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  361. brindy 363

    A glass of eggnog with nutmeg on top! Oh and Mom’s Russian teacakes of course.

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  362. Karen 364

    My mom’s pot roast with all the trimmings, and Grandma’s apple pie! I look forward to it during all my finals because it reminds me of home and relaxation.

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  363. Karine C. 365

    My favorite Christmas dinner is crown roast with cornbread stuffing, potato au gratin, roasted vegetables…and this year we are making upside down apple cake 😉

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  364. EmmaLee 366

    My famous homemade dumplings – pan fried or steamed with a side of homemade cranberry compote. Heaven!

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  365. Jen 367

    Lasagna… we are Italian so we always have an Italian dish as a side… that’s my favorite!

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  366. Marjie 368

    Commenter #342 loves standing rib roast for christmas!

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  367. Helene 369

    Lobsters and grilled shrimp with garlic butter!

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  368. Molly 370

    My favorite meal for Christmas is tenderloin, potatoes, roasted brusselsprouts, and turnips for good luck

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  369. Loran 371

    Dutch Bunny on Christmas morning for my family. This simple comfort food, a baked apple pancake, says love

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  370. Mary 372

    I love Christmas Season, the aroma of ginger and spices wafting through house as we make our cookies is divine. A food processor sure would be sweet!

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  371. YvonneL 373

    Thanksgiving’s turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes and dumplings are hard to beat. But, we splurge at Christmas, usually having beef tenderloin on homemade rolls. The gang insists on sweet potatoes again aperhaps with creamed spinach and a festive salad of some sort. My mouth’s already watering!

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  372. Carole Penner 374

    Well, my holiday meal is for Chanukah. My favorite food to eat is, of course, potato latkes(which definitely need a food processor to make!. I make my own chunky apple sauce with blueberries. We also have a brisket of beef, fruit compote using apricots and prunes. A food processor would be awesome this year, to help make our celebration a breeze!

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  373. Teresa 375

    My favorite meal is the same for Thanksgiving,Christmas, and Easter. Turkey cooked upside down to get the white meat juicier, stuffed with oyster dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberries, veggies, jello salad, coconut cream, pumpkin, cherry, and pecan pies. What a feast!

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  374. charity kidman 376

    I like anything that is “candy”

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  375. Anna Marie 377

    Just writing this makes me hungry for Christmas dinner :)

    Salad, Steak, Homemade Rolls, Scalloped potatos, green bean casserole, and my great grandmother’s recipe for homemade apple pie and her famous chocolate angel food cake!
    Yum Yum!

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  376. Eunice 378

    I would definitely have to say a spiral cut honey ham with all the fixin’s!

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  377. Caroline 379

    Every Christmas morning, my mom makes a delicious breakfast casserole with french bread, sausage, cheese, eggs, and more. We eat it with grits (yes, I’m from the South :) and biscuits. It is so delicious and it is the ONE time we have it a year. I look forward to it all year long!

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  378. Kelly 380

    I love the traditional ham with stuffing and mashed potatoes. Plus as always a lovely dessert.

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  379. Gary Seidelman 381

    Christmas Eve tradition:
    Swedish Meat Sausage, Mac & Cheese
    and Green Bean Casserole

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  380. Angie 382

    I LOVE greenbean casserole! and Cheesecakes!

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  381. Anne 383

    We do soups and sandwiches on Christmas Eve, and it’s the best! All of my aunts, uncles, and cousins get together, and not having a big sit-down meal enables us to float around and see everyone.

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  382. Brie 384

    my favorite holiday dishes are my famous fruit salad and caramel pecan pies my future mother-in-law makes. i’ve always had a sweet tooth!

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  383. AJ 385

    My father always makes garlic roasted lamb and a big bowl of creamy parmesan mashed potatoes! A plate of that with some eggnog can cure ANY holiday stress (although be warned, it isn’t exactly a light meal)!! :)

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  384. Kerri 386

    We always have ham for dinner, and my dad makes what he calls his “buffet tray” for snacking before dinner with various goodies like smoked oysters & crackers & veggies & chips along with a shrimp dip that he only makes for the holidays.

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  385. laura 387

    turkey with all the trimmings, it’s basically thanksgiving part II

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  386. I love my Grandma’s yeast rolls and dressing.

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  387. Alexandra 389

    Our main course changes every year, but there are ALWAYS beautiful crepes for Christmas breakfast! Light and simple, and you’re just hungry enough in time for the big meal.

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  388. IslandEAT 390

    I think the best quality free-range roast beef (Yorkshire pudding, et. al.) or turkey (cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, etc.) are my top two. They’ll work for many big holidays! Thanks.

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  389. Lindsay 391

    A seasonal mac and cheese with butternut squash and thyme. Mmmm…

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  390. I just really want mashed potatoes 😉 I’m a simple girl.

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  391. Michael 393

    Pork and Pinot…without a doubt, thats an easy one!

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  392. Katrina 394

    Honey Glazed Ham, with mashed potatoes, corn custard and green beans wrapped in bacon. Oh, and my moms homemade rolls!

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  393. Andy 395

    Honestly, in my opinion, you can’t beat a good smoked turkey, some of Mom’s cornbread stuffing (which makes heavy use of a food processor, I should mention), and some giblet gravy. *slobber*

    I’d love to win one of these Cuisinarts. I have a dirt-cheap, several-years-old Black and Decker food processor that’s about ready to give up the ghost.

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  394. Linda 396

    F iggy pudding
    A sti spumanti
    M allomars
    I ce Cream
    L obster stew
    Y am straws

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  395. Gigi 397

    Ii enjoy ham, greenbeans, potatoes, congealed salad and coconut cake.

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  396. Amy 398

    Being from Texas, it’s not a holiday without cornbread stuffing. My god, I could eat a whole pan of that stuff…

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  397. Kelsey 399

    Beef and noodles with mashed potatoes! Apparently it’s only an Indiana thing, but it just doesn’t feel like the holidays without it!

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  398. Gloria Jacobs 400

    On Christmas Eve I love catfish stew and southern hot water cornbread,soooo gooood!!!!

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  399. Kari Moore 401

    I made a prime rib roast for Christmas dinner last year, with Au Jus and horseradish sauce, all turned out so yummy… its going to be our holiday meal for at least the next few years! And FYI, I’ve never owned a food processor other than a tiny one for making baby food!! :-)

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  400. Jasmine Tran 402

    Mashed Potatoes are the best!

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  401. Fav holiday meal is salt-crusted beef tenderloin with potatoes anna and a big spinach strawberry salad plus an apple linzer torte for dessert!

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  402. Terri 404

    Snowball salad!

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  403. Alyse 405

    I would have to say that a lobster meal, shrimp, or Rao’s Lemon Chicken.
    The best part is eating with loved ones and friends.

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  404. Cathy A. 406

    Despite all of the normal holiday fare, my family always looks forward to my Lasagna. It’s a recipe that was given to me by my dear late mother-in-law, and it was given to her by her mother-in-law. No matter what else we have for dinner, whether it’s Turkey, Glazed Ham or a Standing Rib Roast, Nana’s Lasagna is always the first to disappear. Happy Holidays!!!

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  405. LeeYong Wong 407

    Ohhh Thats easy! Veggie Lasgna – I make a kick ass sauce with it!
    Thanks for the giveaway – very very kewl!

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  406. Kay Guest 408

    A beautifully prepared ham with all sorts of finger foods and casseroles surrounding it…this is what we like to have at our Christmas celebration… oh, and my Daddy’s southern biscuits..they’re the best! Kay Guest

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  407. judi 409

    That would have to be Hanukah I get to cook from all the traditional food I grew up with for my family It is so unique and different from the Thanksgiving meal we just had and the Christmas meal we never have

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  408. Michele 410

    Thanks for the chance to win the amazing Cuisinart! Our holiday meal changes from year to year, depending on who is hosting the always incredibly generous and delicious meal. The best part that always remains constant is family being together. Thanks again!

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  409. Kathryne 411

    Roast beef (my brother makes the best ever), Yorkshire pudding (from the pan drippings), Parmesan-garlic mashed potatoes, steamed veggies. A grand family tradition.

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  410. Mannie V. 412

    Coachala: A delightful stew of shredded pork and chicken. Made out of a spicy broth thickened with corn masa. The stew gains consistency and flavor with roasted tomatillos and chiles blended into the broth. Must go with: a dash of lime, a crispy radish and some crazy tostadas!

    If you don´t believe me ask Diana Kennedy!!

    Sincerely,
    A happy cook from Guadalajara, México whom loves Noble Pig… and Food Processors

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  411. Cathy 413

    Greetings from South Carolina !
    Since I haven’t made home made pasta and sauces in a while – I became inspired after watching Eat,Pray,Love. What a gastro-wine fueled pasta orgy. Got to have some of that at Christmas. At least 5 dishes with some of those stuffed mushrooms of yours. Just waiting for everyone to cast their favorite vote. I love your blog and followed you for a while now – could it be I have over a collection of 400 + pigs. Cathy

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  412. Nancy 414

    Hands down, my favorite holiday dish is Duchess Potatoes. Handed down from my mother it’s a mess of onions, velveeta, bacon, mayo…and of course, potatoes. And the best part if you don’t even have to peel them. YUM!

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  413. Kim 415

    I like the classics – turkey dinner with all the traditional sides. Second best: ham with scalloped potatoes.

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  414. Marni 416

    Turkey, turkey gumbo, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, brussels sprouts with bacon, green bean casserole, spinach madeleine, schoolhouse rolls, pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie, pecan pie, and apple pie. Mmmm.

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  415. Ariana 417

    My favorite meal is simply a lot of appetizers: cheddar and asparagus quiche, mushroom and cream cheese quiche, bacon and artichoke quiche… you get the idea. And for dessert: cheesecake. Yum!

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  416. Izzi 418

    Homemade mac and cheese – with homemade noodles. yum!

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  417. Marie 419

    Every year for Christmas, since I was little, we have gone over to a family friend’s house and made ravioli. We make the dough, roll it out, add stuffing, and cook them. The stuffings and sauces vary, but the food is always good and the company is always amazing.

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  418. Ginny 420

    yummmy! Im all about turkey, stuffing, graving, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce…

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  419. I also love turkey and all the trimmings. I love making AND eating that meal and could do it several times a year! Sadly, my hubby is not fond of turkey, so we swap in a prime rib or something now and then…

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  420. Lorrie 422

    Always a turkey basted with wine, butter, honey and orange juice, and stuffed with a mixture of sourdough bread, spinach, mushrooms and parmesan!

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  421. Yvonne B 423

    Tamales on Christmas Eve

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  422. Lynda 424

    Christmas dinner is my favorite, especially the sweet potatoes. Actually I just love it all, and it would be so much easier with a food processor!

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  423. Michelle R. 425

    I love turkey and homemade cranberry sauce.

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  424. Milea Kittle 426

    We make a beef tenderloin with a mushroom cream sauce… its AMAZING!!

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  425. Katrina 427

    I’m a traditional purist. I need a good turkey, some killer cranberry sauce, Mom’s stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and at least 6 different desserts to choose from :)

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  426. Tiffany 428

    Growing up, my family always served ham on Christmas Eve, and I always hated it. A few years ago I finally decided to try making it, and discovered now I really enjoy it. So ham it is!

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  427. jennifer 429

    tutcake pie, a french meat pie. my great grandmother would make it for my grandmother’s birthday but when my grandmother first made it for my grandfather, he loved it so much that it goes in the thanksgiving and christmas rotation.

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  428. alvin singer 430

    I celebrate everything. Christmas/Chanukah. Easter/Passover. And, I will eat anything as long as it is food.

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  429. april 431

    A piece just broke off my Cuisinart last week and now it only works if I hold it together while it pulses … this would be great!

    I adore turkey and stuffing and all the fixin’s.

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  430. Cindy Wines 432

    Every Christmas we make Crab Bisque with crusty bread.

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  431. I love chex mix and fudge during the holidays!

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  432. Ali 434

    Turkey, dressing (with a little sherry and butter poured on top to keep it moist), Rice & Peas (family is from Jamaica and its a tradition), mashed potatoes and gravy. Anything else that comes along is fine but these are required.

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  433. Margaret 435

    Green bean casserole is divine! I wish I could have it every day of the year. It’s so deceptive because you think you need 5 a day from the veggie content.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I’d love to win.

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  434. Libby 436

    Leg of lamb with gravy!

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  435. corinne 437

    I wasn’t able to get home for Thanksgiving, and I realized that, while we had a great feast down here, I really missed chopped liver and knishes. (Since when am I so Jewish?!)

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  436. autumn rae 438

    butter and sugar, in excessive amounts.

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  437. Dara 439

    Honey baked ham!

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  438. Erin Stackhouse 440

    Beef tenderloin – with extra horseradish!

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  439. Brian 441

    My grandmother’s candied sweet potatoes, much different from what everyone else thinks of i learned later in life. Hers are cooked so the candied bit turns into a glaze on them. first time someone gave me a sugary swamp with sweet potato islands and called it candied sweet potatoes i thought they were crazy. 😛

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  440. Scott 442

    Ducken (deboned chicken stuffed in a duck) with Corn Tomalito and Sausage stuffing! It’s also my favorite thing to make.

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  441. L.Mark 443

    My favorite holiday meal is any meal I get to share with my 4 daughters. It can be grill cheese sandwiches and soup or ham with all the trimmings or the soft gingerbread cookies we make together. The girls are the special ingredient in any recipe.

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  442. stephanee 444

    Thanksgiving is always my favorite – all of the family recipes, tried and true additions and new favorites. But really, if we’re talking a big party, new years eve’s ham hocks and black eyes peas is great before a night of drinking.

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  443. Lia 445

    My favorite meal is the pumpkin pancakes and buttermilk syrup for breakfast!

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  444. Warm, gooey cinnamon rolls Christmas morning. I think I look forward to those more than the presents themselves.

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  445. Mara 447

    My Mamie’s stuffing. My aunt tried to make it one year — she added pickles and pickle juice. Disgusting. Learn from our horror. Don’t ever do that.

    My sister has since learned how to make it. I really need to bug her for that recipe…

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  446. Lisa 448

    Shortbread! Wait, is it bad that I consider Christmas cookies a meal?

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  447. Susan 449

    Favorite holiday dinner would be prime rib, rare, made by me!!

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  448. grace gavin 450

    My favorite is my grandmothers crab dip, I’m from maryland and despite having hundreds of different crab cakes, soups, dips, salads, etc., her crab dip is undoubtedly the best use of crab ever!

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  449. Asheley 451

    My favorite holiday meal is our traditional Christmas morning breakfast featuring:
    -2 types of sausage: maple and sage
    -thick cut peppered bacon
    -fresh made cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing
    -eggs over easy
    -fresh squeezed orange juice mimosas

    Yum.

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  450. Linda M. 452

    Oh, just thinking about this makes my mouth water…..
    for Christmas dinner we have prime rib with horseradish sauce…..

    ….or maybe I should say cheese fondue for New Year’s Eve….

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  451. Amanda 453

    Steak with my family. I don’t have it often now that I’m in college so I get really excited when I go home and my uncle is cooking up a whole bunch of steak!

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  452. Janet Plotkin 454

    Any day I make Tarte Tatin is like a holiday.

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  453. Julie 455

    Oh man, I’m so not picky…but I love a good stuffing!

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  454. karen watson 456

    Prime rib or honey baked ham

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  455. John 457

    Mom’s mashed potatoes and gravy. I could eat them all month.

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  456. Christiana 458

    A traditional New Mexican dinner with tamales, posole, enchiladas, and biscochitos.

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  457. Dan R 459

    It’s gotta be my mom’s pumpkin pie.

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  458. Paula 460

    Christmas Eve filled with appetizers and desserts. I love eating a little bit of a lot of different things.

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  459. marla 462

    Traditional Norwegian Dinner: Meatballs, mashed potatoes, lefse and lingonberries!

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  460. Mollie 463

    My favorite holiday meal is my dads smoked turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, creamed corn, cranberry stuffing and homemade cranberry relish.

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  461. angela 464

    Our holiday dinner is basically a glorified Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, ham, beans, corn. YUM. Can’t wait. I also can’t wait until tomorrow when Hanukkah starts and we make our Latkes 😀

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  462. Lesley 465

    halupki and mashed potatoes

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  463. Stephanie B. 466

    I love my dad’s homemade eggnog and mom’s peanut butter kiss cookies!

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  464. April in CT 467

    Oh my GOODNESS!!! I hope I win this one, good gravy I could use a food processor!! My favorite holiday meal is definitely the turkey and all the sides. It makes me happy. :)

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  465. Elizabeth 468

    My mom’s stuffing…the recipe is handed down from my grandfather, and its the best!

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  466. Pat 469

    Christmas is my favorite holiday and what I really like for dinner is Prime Rib with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and fresh green beans and carrots steamed together. Can’t say what I would really like for dessert with this meal as there is never enough room. Although it should, or even could, be salad something like a Apple Waldorf Salad would be what I would have. Might as well finish off the beef with a semi-healthy dish. Plus with this processor it would be easy chopping up all the parts.

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  467. Tara 470

    I love to cook and eat MONKEY BREAD!! It is my absolute favorite, I wait all year to eat it!

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  468. Alia 471

    My favorite holiday meal is maybe a little non-traditional, but it would definitely be pierogies! My great-grandmother used to make them from scratch, and we’d go to her house for lunch on Christmas day, so her home-made pierogies were definitely my favorite meal of the holidays!

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  469. Loren 472

    Baked Ham with Raisin Sauce the way we always had at home and Mother made. Oh the great memories there are.

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  470. Lynne 473

    The Family Fruitcake Prepared and baked for everyone to share Family and friends alike :-)

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  471. Em Padua 474

    Mac n’ Cheese and my mom’s oxtail (Filipino style)

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  472. Pork tenderloin, vanilla bean whipped sweet potatoes, fried apples, strawberry spinach salad and biscuits!

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  473. C. 476

    I NEED this! My favorite holiday meal is my mum’s Christmas Morning breakfast. She makes an amazing baked french toast with peaches and pecans…to die for.

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  474. Mary Shivers 477

    My favorite holiday meal? My mom’s turkey and dressing with her famous egg custard pie for dessert. She is 87 years old, so now and my sisters and I have taken over all the holiday cooking. Still, the memories give me a warm feeling and make me hungry! Mmmmmmm………….

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  475. Jodi 478

    My favorite holiday meal is Christmas breakfast – whether its my mom’s “California Breakfast” (aka make-you-own breakfast burrito) or my mother-in-law’s delicious homemade cinnamon rolls with a side of bacon Yummm

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  476. Andrea Ada 479

    My favorite holiday meal would have to be traditional Chamorro (Native of Guam) dressing (also known as Riyenu). It’s unlike any other dressing I’ve tried, complete with ground beef, fried potatoes, chunky bread crumbs, relish, evaporated milk, and pimentos. My family actually adds in a surprise ingredient: Apple Pie filling. I know it sounds quite odd, but it’s absolutely delicious!

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  477. Mom24 480

    Well, what I’d like to have is different from what we will have, but I love a good baked ham, au gratin potatoes, green beans and dinner rolls. Yum!

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  478. lauren 481

    My favorite holiday meal would be my Filipino grandma’s recipe for pancit and lumpia.

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  479. Alison 482

    I love cookies. I could live on them!

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  480. Sarah G 483

    My favorite would have to be pumpkin pie. It’s not something that I make year round so I really enjoy it when I get to have it. :)

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  481. Sarah 484

    I like to have Thanksgiving all over again – a big turkey, mashed potatoes, etc. Why only eat turkey once a year?

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  482. Missy 485

    Prime Rib with scallopped potatoes!

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  483. Oly Val 486

    When I was a kid I could ask for whatever I wanted to for my birthday dinner, and I usually asked for spaghetti and meatballs…homemade sauce and homemade meatballs…yum.

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  484. Katie 487

    Ham! I’m the only one in my family who’s really adamant about having it for Christmas, but I put my foot down and they love me, so they oblige. :)

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  485. Jen 488

    Every year my sister and I make Alton Brown’s fruit cake recipe as a present for our parents. I look forward to breaking into it every year after we give it to them!

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  486. Heather F 489

    prime rib with real horesradish and au jus
    twice baked potatoes
    roasted asaparagus
    green salad
    rolls
    pumpkin bread pudding for dessert

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  487. Amber 490

    My fave food is pumpkin mousse trifle!

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  488. PatDA 491

    Many years ago I was lucky enough to spend Christmas Eve with a family from Mexico. We had Menudo which had been simmering on the stove all evening. The great odors filled the house. All of the children went to bed at 8PM and were woken up at Midnight to see what gifts there were for them. Then we ate the Menudo and had fresh corn tortillas and beer. It was such a good time.

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  489. Kelly Dixon 492

    Finger foods! Everyone brings their favorite…delish…snacks all night :)

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  490. Mary 493

    When it comes to a big meal, I don’t care what the main course is, as long as there is some form of Ridiculously delicious, creamy, and completely unhealthy macaroni and cheese! Mmm Mmm!

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  491. Lindsay 494

    king crab legs and stuffed shrimp for xmas dinner!

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  492. TinaW 495

    My favorite holiday meal: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, hot dinner rolls, carrot souffle, and lots of pie (pecan, apple, rhubarb, etc…)!

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  493. yvette 496

    My mom’s pumpkin bread pudding cannot be beat!

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  494. Liz Cullinane 497

    On Christmas eve we just have appies and sit around and visit. Nice and relaxing way to connect.
    cheers

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  495. Jodi 498

    We always had chili and oyster stew with the aunts, uncles and cousins on my dad’s side for Christmas. I still crave the oyster stew at holiday time; I can have chili anytime!

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  496. Stephanie J 499

    My mother makes an amazing roast ‘beast’ and Yorkshire pudding with gravy… still my favorite holiday meal!

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  497. Pistachio, pumpkin & yellow squash lasagne..
    YUM-O!

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  498. Holly H. 501

    Ham, scalloped potatoes, corn, all of it – bring it on!!

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  499. Krissa Moscone 502

    My favorite is roast beef, Rosemary potatoes, Worcestershire pudding and Caesar salad. My dream dinner!!! :)

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  500. Kassy 503

    Turkey or ham with mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, corn, homemade buns and pecan pie with whipped cream!

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  501. Kathleen 504

    My favorite holiday meal usually features Cornish game hens. A prime rib roast is also way up there on the list.

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  502. Karla 505

    I love making sweet potatoes for thanksgiving! Everyone always expects to hate sweet potatoes and end up pleasantly surprised. 😀

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  503. Jan 506

    A most succulent prime rib roast, with all the delicious accompaniments. Our “must” with every holiday dinner is Baked Curried Fruit.

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  504. Rebecca Cleary 507

    Turkey Casserole!

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  505. Krissa 508

    Oops I meant YORKSHIRE… What a dork.

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  506. Tahlia 509

    Honey baked ham makes the most amazing brisket, so that with some of my sister-in-law’s green beans and something sweet to finish it off is all I need!

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  507. lasagna :)

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  508. theresa 511

    traditional thanksgiving meal…turkey, potatoes, cranberries, veggies, and rolls!!

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  509. Amanda Barrington 512

    My grandma makes the BEST noodles. She makes them homemade and uses stock from the turkey to make the tastiest amish noodles you’ve ever had!

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  510. Emily 513

    My favorite holiday meal is eating all p the holiday cookies I bake after finally finishing baking them :) I also love potato latkes… they are amazing!!

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  511. Tina K. 514

    Oooh, that’s tough. I really love the finger foods that my family usually has on New Years, but I love turkey on Thanksgiving too!

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  512. Sue Spielman 515

    Roast beef- slow cooked, roast potatoes, roasted vegetables, and fresh French bread and butter.

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  513. Anna Owens 516

    I am looking forward to eating Christmas breakfast… grits, bacon, eggs, and my favorite, sausage gravy and biscuits.

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  514. Linda 517

    i love a big bowl of noodles with loads of fun, savory toppings on top – simple but it definitely hits the spot!

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  515. Lindsay 518

    Turkey, savory sides, a sweet, rich dessert, and a champagne cocktail.

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  516. beth 519

    My favorite Christmas meal includes beef tenderloin on the grill, with twice baked little red potatoes, asparagus gruyere tart, salad with candied walnuts raspberries, in parmesan baskets, homemade sour cream crunchy biscuits and then the traditional grilled turkey breast with cornbread dressing made from my grandmothers cornbread recipe, butter beans, sweet potatoes in orange cups (1/2 marshmallows, 1/2 pecans), ham, fresh cranberry relish, and then dessert roulage with raspberry sauce, croquembouche, peppermint ice cream with chocolate sauce and lemon curd tarts. Yummy can’t wait!!!

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  517. kim 520

    I love pasta! But really, my favorite part of holiday meals is the desserts! :)

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  518. Brandi 521

    I LOVE our christmas eve tradition of making christmas tree pizzas with my sons!

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  519. Janice 522

    my fave holiday meal is baked ham, scalloped potatoes, and roasted brussel sprouts. Any homemade dessert makes it perfect!

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  520. mj in la 523

    My favorite is the pecan pie. Yum!

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  521. Julie 524

    Cracked crab, crusty sourdough bread, and ice cold champagne!

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  522. Kassie 525

    I love leg of lamb. Or any meal that includes polenta.

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  523. Katherine M 526

    We don’t have a traditional meal yet. Every year we either eat at a fancy restaurant, or stay home and have meals ranging from prime rib to hot dogs and fries. After each meal I always say, “Wow, that was great. We should make that a tradition.” It never happens. I haven’t decided what to do this year, but I am sure that it might be a new tradition.

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  524. Lindsay 527

    Christmas brunch of strata, baked french toast, fruit, bagels and lots of coffee.

    Soup for dinner.

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  525. eli 528

    I actually love salmon for New Year’s – roasted brussel sprouts, puffed pastry wrapped brie and the rest of the menu is still up in the air…I did make your corn/cranberry bread for Thanksgiving and absolutely loved it!!

    Thank you for the opportunity!!

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  526. Heidi 529

    Standing Rib cooked to perfection!

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  527. Julie Smith 530

    It is odd…. I can make all kinds of extravagant dishes – that take all kinds of skill — but the family loves the old fashioned Broccoli Salad! Go figure!

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  528. Robin O. 531

    Favorite holiday meal: Lobster Bisque, Oysters on the half shell, Champagne, New York Strip Steaks w/ Crab Salad, Raspberry Triffle

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  529. Emma 532

    My grandma’s sauerbraten with potato dumplings the size of “an eight year old’s fist.” There’s nothing like a recipe perfected over 70 holidays and oh so many generations!

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  530. sandi r 533

    my favorite holiday meal is HAM AND MORE HAM plus pecan pie and more pecan pie

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  531. Becky 534

    My favorite holiday dish is Christmas cookies, for sure! :)

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  532. rachel 535

    christmas morning, we have ambrosia, egg casserole, and monkey bread. this consists of biscuits rolled in butter, cinnamon and brown sugar, then smooshed together and baked. delicious!

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  533. Denise 536

    Our traditional Christmas dinner is a bone-in rib roast with au jus & horseradish sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and a wedge salad with popovers. Dessert is always something chocolate, I’m thinking this year it will be a chocolate ganache torte with a macadamia nut crust. The food processor would come in handy so that I don’t have to hand crush all the nuts.

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  534. Glazed Ham!!! It makes my mouth water every time I think of it. We only have it for Christmas because it’s just too much work for every day. I love trying a new glaze each year. Even though that part is different, it’s still salty and delicious.

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  535. Kari 538

    I host a Christmas-Eve get-together for my side of the family (25+ people) and each year we choose a different theme for the menu. My favorite by far is “Breakfast/Brunch”…lots of muffins, french toast, and ham & biscuits.

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  536. nadine 539

    I love to serve a pork loin with an apricot sauce, scalloped apples and a mixed green salad with spiced pecans, apple and swiss cheese

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  537. Jennifer I. 540

    My favorite is free-range, locally raised turkey with my mother’s homeemade gravy & stuffing recipes!

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  538. Susan 541

    Our favorite holiday meal is ham and scalloped potatoes. I’ve become a more avid cook over the past 5 years but alas do not have a food processor. The scalloped potato prep would certainly go a lot faster this year with that gleaming cuisinart on the counter!

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  539. Shelley C 542

    The marshmallow-topped yams make it a holiday for me, no matter what the meal is! :) That and lots of desserts… :)

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  540. Kocinera 543

    My favorite holiday meal has to include my mom’s cereal party mix. Not sure if that counts as a whole meal, but I sure do eat a lot of it! 😀

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  541. Well, for Christmas, my family celebrates a different country every year so every year the food is different! We’ve enjoyed a Greek meal, Italian, Polish, German, Mexican, British, French and this year it will be Scandanavian. I would have to say the best year so far was Germany.

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  542. Sammy Jo 545

    Stuffing…. MMMM

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  543. Christy 546

    I love the traditional meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, scalloped corn & lefse!

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  544. Prime rib / spinach casserole / mac n cheese and bread pudding for dessert!!

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  545. Fiorina 548

    I don’t have a traditional meal. As long as I’m sharing food and drinks with my family, I’m happy!

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  546. shana yujung 549

    latkes!

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  547. kitty 550

    I like all the sides: almond stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole… just not the protein main dish.

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  548. Maureen 551

    Lamb, mashed potatoes with rutabagas, and carrots

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  549. Rhiannon 552

    Fresh Dungeness crab on Christmas Day!

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  550. Darla 553

    My favorite Holiday dish is called Pecan Pumpkin Crumble. It’s a secret family recipe and tradition. It is so yummy and unhealthy that I love making it. This would be perfect because I love whole roasted pecans around winter time, but hate chopping them!

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  551. Margaret 554

    This year, Mom is making rack of lamb which really makes me happy. But I usually look forward to Yorkshire Pudding…my mouth is watering just thinking about it.

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  552. Amanda Larkins 555

    I love stuffing with gravy and peanut butter fudge the best!

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  553. Sarah Hess 556

    Our traditional meal for the Holidays consists of:

    Escargot in the shell with homemade french bread

    Peppercorn and herb crusted Prime rib marinated in port

    And Duck A L’orange (for those of us that aren’t red meat eaters

    Wild rice pilaf with quinao, cranberries and dates

    Roasted root vegetables with herbs de Provence.

    Yorkshire pudding

    Harvest salad with winter greens, pears, blue cheese and seasoned pecans with a raspberry vinaigrette

    nearly flour less dark chocolate cake with a grand marnier infused creme anglaise

    Then we top off that decadence with
    Homemade eggnog and homemade orange liquor

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  554. haley 557

    My family has a Mexican feast every Christmas. Delicious.

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  555. Brittany 558

    Oh my…

    Roast
    Herb and goat cheese mashed potatoes
    Grilled asparagus
    Tidewater feather rolls
    And of course….dessert!

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  556. dan 559

    i like sweetbread, sausage and stuffing. yum..

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  557. We always do Raclette, a special swiss cheese melted on a small hot oven and poured over boiled potatoes. It isnt the holidays without that. yum

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  558. Liz 561

    Chicken with mole and rice! My mom makes the best!

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  559. Carri 562

    We don’t have many traditional dishes centered around Thanksgiving, but when it comes to Christmas, more often than not, we have a ribeye roast with a horseradish crust. And lots of Brussels sprouts, potatoes and popovers!

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  560. Nick 563

    My dad makes the BEST breakfast egg strata that the entire family looks forward to every year.

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  561. Beef Tenderloin w/ Roasted Carrots and Fingerling Potatoes. Keepin’ it real.

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  562. Linda 565

    It starts with creme brûlée french toast, mimosas,
    Fresh citrus fruit salad, then from there …. It ‘s hor’s d’vores, pick, pick, and then It’s shrimp, or crab cakes, a yummy potatoe dish, greens, a dreamy cake or two and cherries jubilee… And to all a good nite!!!

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  563. Anne Griffin 566

    Mmmm Fondue…

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  564. Helen 567

    Turkey, dark meat, mashed potato, salad Olivie and for dessert – homemade Napoleon or my Mom apple cake

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  565. Ashley 568

    Sweet corn bread pudding!

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  566. janie dearien 569

    we like turkey and ham on the holidays and of course the left overs!

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  567. Anna 570

    We’ve adopted my husband’s Swiss-Italian family tradition, which is polenta and stew made with Swiss sausage (distinct from Italian sausage in that there is no fennel). :) Yum!

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  568. Michael 571

    Turkey, Turkey, and some more Turkey!!!!!

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  569. Pam 572

    Bourbon glazed ham!

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  570. Susan 573

    As long as I can have mashed potatoes and gravy, I’m happy.

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  571. Shirley L 574

    My favorite holiday meal is Christmas dinner at my in-laws. We usually start with prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe, then cheese filled homemade ravioli. The main course is slow roasted rib roast, twice baked potatoes, broccoli rabe, mashed cauliflower, homemade bread and of course WINE! Oh my goodness I can’t wait!!!!

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  572. linda 575

    what a generous giveaway!
    i have been deciding on my holiday baking as desserts are so much more appealing to me…
    gingerbread cookies, buche de noel & a lot of chocolate baked goods!

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  573. DK 576

    Homemade Red Lobster style dinner: Snow crab legs, baked potatoes, and cheesy biscuits. Followed by real whipped cream fruit salad and something chocolatey for dessert.

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  574. pat 577

    I love Christmas…..traditional….turkey, dressing, and all the trimmings!

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  575. Nancy L 578

    Beef tenderloin with garlic mashed potatoes!! Yummmmmmm.

    I would love to win the food processor!

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  576. Gaynor Simmons 579

    My family loves a beautiful prime rib roast with garlic mash potatoes, two vegetables, rolls, and a trifle for dessert. I’ve served many different menus over the last 40 years and this gets the most requests. Happy holidays to you and yours!

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  577. Lindsey Johnson 580

    My favorite holiday eat is our traditional Christmas Eve dinner at the family’s favorite restaurant! Last year was the first year we have EVER missed the dinner (due to my grandfather being in the hospital) so we are all really, really, really looking forward to getting back together over this meal.
    Happy Holidays!

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  578. Veronica Martinez 581

    Anything sweet! Fudge especially!!!

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  579. Lauren 582

    My cousin made a wonderful roast last year. Definitely at the top of my list.

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  580. Magi 583

    I love the traditional meal roast turkey meal, but my favorite is the memory of one I did years ago. It was so much work, but so delicious. It was a roast turkey with a stuffing made with black beans, pumpkin seeds, shrimp, oyters, etc… The glaze included reconstituted dried ancho chiles. Someday, I’ll make it again.

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  581. Kate 584

    I miss my Norwegian grandmother’s holiday meal with salmon and crock pot meatballs! I do have a food processor but, it is on it’s last leg. It was a wedding gift for my parents back in 1977! It’s name: “La Machine!”

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  582. Deeba 585

    A nice Chicken & Mushroom Julliene …baked in little pots – delicious!
    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway Cathy!

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  583. Tamela Robinson 586

    I love all the veggies; creative combinations of these delicious articles are yummy!

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  584. Anita 587

    I would love to just once more have my Italian mother’s Christmas Eve fish feast. Wonderful

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  585. Pam 588

    Steak and scallops or crab….

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  586. Brittany 589

    Steak, baked potato, sweet poatoes, rolls, chocolate pie. Oh dear me, I can’t wait for this meal!

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  587. Liz 590

    I love turkey and stuffing. I know that sounds lame, but my family likes it so much we do the turkey and such for Christmas too!

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  588. Julie C. 591

    Standing Rib Roast for Christmas or a traditional turkey meal as a back-up. A pot of Posole shared with the neighbors is a big hit on Christmas Eve.

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  589. Ashlynn 592

    Turkey, turkey, turkey!

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  590. susan highton 593

    Turkey, stuffing, gravy. I can eat it for days. Apple pie to finish it off.

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  591. debbie 594

    my favorite meal for the holiday is prime rib with blue cheese ravioli and wonderful vegies.

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  592. Ryan 595

    For all holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Easter), my mom makes eggs benedict for breakfast, and it’s fantastic. I love Hollandaise sauce.

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  593. Sarah Moyer 596

    I love green bean casserole! So simple, so delicious! and I can’t get enough of those french fried onions!

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  594. Marion Hughes 597

    Standing rib roast, of course!

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  595. Colleen in BC 598

    One of my absolute favourites is my Mom’s Wifesaver breakfast. It’s sausage, egg, cheese, and bread all in one and baked in oven. It’s good hot on Christmas morning and cold as a mid-day snack before the big Turkey Dinner. And it’s now a tradition in our family.

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  596. Shannon 599

    Definitely scalloped oysters. yyummmm!

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  597. Jamie 600

    My favorites will always be homemade tamales and lasagna! I always look forward to them more during the holidays it seems.

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  598. We always do turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes… the who traditional she-bang.

    This year will be my first year making dinner at my house and I think I might opt out of tradition and make my family a crown-roast with parsnip puree and an apple compote!

    Happy holidays!

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  599. cathy heckman 602

    My husband is making Lobster stuffed beef tenderloin for Christmas, it is a huge hit, super yummy and best of all I only have to help with the initial prep work!

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  600. I look forward to Christmas Eve and making homemade Lasagna. I serve it with frsh rosemary breadsticks and it is one of my favorite meals and time of year :)

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  601. Meg 604

    My mom makes a bourbon sweet potato dish that is ah-ma-zing!

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  602. Jen in NJ 605

    My favorite holiday meal is (and will be) prime rib with popovers and veggies….and lots of cookies for dessert, along with some super nommy Italian pastries, like cannoli, sfogliatelle and cake. Haven’t decided what kind yet though!

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  603. Emily 606

    When I was younger we always used to have a “roast beast” which was really just a big roast- but the name is from “The Grinch” I think. That was always fun, but now I’m a veggie… so my favorite holiday meal is probably the homemade green chili tamales my Dad and I make every xmas eve for the family to enjoy :)

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  604. Anthony 607

    For my holiday meal around Christmas time, I definitely look forward to the traditional turkey and ham. However, I also look forward to an antipasto platter. I also make a trifle for dessert that consists of cake, pumpkin custard, and sometimes a cranberry curd.

    Awesome!

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  605. For Christmas Eve, standing rib roast with Yorkshire pudding.

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  606. sarah 609

    Homemade macaroni and cheese, hands down. With asiago and pepper jack and sharp cheddar…mmmm.

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  607. Lisa 610

    Ham, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and my MIL’s cherry cheesecake.

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  608. Caroline H. 611

    my grandmother’s stuffing and gravy

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  609. Denise 612

    The first thing that I thought of was the scalloped corn we had when I was young.

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  610. rebecca 613

    I realize it’s rather lame, but i love a Thanksgiving repeat: turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, asparagus, and pumpkin pie.

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  611. Stacie Y 614

    Every year my best friend has a big red chile chicken enchilada dinner instead of buying presents. These enchiladas better better than anything you could wrap. I know its not ‘the norm’, but they just scream Christmas to me. Oh, I can’t wait…

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  612. Patricia R 615

    ham started on the grill and then baked
    along with winter squash, broccoli, and a variety of pies for dessert

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  613. Shawn 616

    I have 2 favorites.. Stuffing and green been casserole!!

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  614. Alison 617

    I love the turkey, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, and green beans we eat for the holidays.

    Thanks so much for this contest! I have a mini-processor that came with my blender, but it’s broken and thus even less useful than it was before.

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  615. Carly. D 618

    I loooooooooove da cake :)

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  616. Cathrine 619

    Stuffing. Need I say more?

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  617. Tamela Robinson 620

    I love all the veggies; creative combinations of these delicious articles are yummy!

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  618. Anne-Marie 621

    appetizers.

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  619. Aubri 622

    This sounds silly but my favorite holiday meal is breakfast! We always make Belgian waffles with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. It’s the perfect way to start a fun-filled holiday!

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  620. andifoo 623

    Last year was my first time hosting Christmas Eve for family & friends. I made Martha’s Honey-Orange Baked Ham and it was amazing. Definitely making it again this year.

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  621. Emily 624

    sweet potato pie! yum. oh! and some egg nog.

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  622. E Richards 625

    Chicken curry, biryani and a bbq with tabouli and hummos on the side.

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  623. Larissa 626

    My favorite is brisket & latkes!

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  624. Brandi 627

    Smoked turkey with my grandma’s cornbread-sage dressing…and pumpkin and pecan pie for dessert!

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  625. Michelle 628

    My favorite holiday meal would have to be bourbon sweet potatoee. I’m from the south and we LOVE our bourbon :)

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  626. Beth 629

    Mmmm…it’s a tie between turkey and dressing. Maybe both with lots of gravy poured all over it!

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  627. Katie 630

    My favorite holiday meal is green bean casserole, my Nana’s coleslaw and Apple pie, and birthday cake! A weird combination, but my favorites, and my birthday is near Thanksgiving!

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  628. Rebecca Strait 631

    I love ham!

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  629. Oh my, I love a big meal – turkey, ham, stuffing – all the fixins! Gotta include some cranberries, and plenty of snacky things beforehand!

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  630. Donna 633

    Hanukkah is definitely a favorite holiday. We celebrate with potato pancakes with homemade applesauce on them.

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  631. Heather T 634

    italian roast beef…mmmm

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  632. Linda 635

    Definitely the pecan pie. Mmmmm.

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  633. Kelsey 636

    Prime rib and my mom’s special wild rice dish!

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  634. Sarah S. 637

    My favorite holiday meal is homemade soup, cheese fondue, and chocolate fondue! It’s my family’s Christmas Eve tradition and I look forward to it every year.

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  635. Christy 638

    My favorite holiday meal is the one we have with my family on Christmas Eve, which is potatoes au gratin and meat balls. It has been served by my grandma for as long as I can remember….it’s my favorite by far!

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  636. annbumbly 639

    Country ham and cheesy grits. Major yum!

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  637. Allison H. 640

    My favorite holiday meal is butternut squash soup, Honey Baked ham, mashed potatoes and green beans! Soo yummy!

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  638. Cynthia 641

    Our big celebration is Christmas Eve…we have soups of all kinds: creamy corn chowder, bean and bacon soup (with lots of celery and tomatoes), beef barley and Manhatten clam chowder. With a plate of cheeses, muffins and crusty bread we stuff ourselves silly.

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  639. Misty 642

    Portuguese Sopas, which contains pot roast and cabbage with many, many spices and french bread. Mmmm…

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  640. Susan 643

    Fudge!

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  641. Hands down, TURKEY! With sweet potatoes, my mother’s Italian sausage stuffing, my really good broccoli soup and a chocolate nut pie that starts with spiced tea bags in the water to melt the chocolate in! Every year I say, “why don’t I make this meal during the year too?” and never do. But I love it so much!! Maybe in 2011.

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  642. Tracy 645

    I like the standard turkey with stuffing as well as mashed potatoes and veggies!

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  643. Christie 646

    Popovers from my grandmother’s cookbook.

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  644. Elizabeth 647

    My family celebrates Velija on Christmas Eve. It’s the traditional dinner of my Slovakian heritage. I’m excited to have sour mushroom potato soup, pierogi, bobalki (poppy seed dough balls), and all the other things we have. Yumm:)

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  645. Patty Harral 648

    Roast beef and yorkshire pudding. My Mom made this for us.

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  646. Jennifer E. 649

    I have to admit that every holiday I look forward to deviled eggs. I love them so much.

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  647. Penny 650

    Last year I prepared a large spiral cut ham for Christmas dinner. My in laws brought a wonderful smoked turkey. Roasted sweet potatoes, fresh steamed green beans and baked bread. We put a spiced wine in the slow cooker to enjoy throughout the day. Good meal.

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  648. Stephanie S 651

    It depends on the holiday! For Turkey Day, a meal without sweet potatoes is blasphemy. And for Hannukah, potato pancakes are a must. And homemade apple sauce all the time! My Mom Mom (grandma) spoiled the whole family for years with her applesauce, cranberry sauce and sweet pickles. She’s 93 now and can’t make them anymore, so I do!

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  649. Lauren Murphy 652

    My favorite holiday meal is any meal I share with loved ones :)

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  650. Lynn Scheerhorn 653

    Must have munchies before dinner like warm crab dip, cold vegetable cream cheese “pizza”, and bacon wrapped water chestnuts. YUM. Dinner: Roast Pork, au gratin potatoes, fresh carrots cooked in orange juice and cinnamon with currants, tossed greens salad with candied almonds and mandarin oranges, fresh orange cranberry relish, fresh crescent rolls, and homemade cherry pie for dessert. Accompanied by a fine Pinot Noir (like Noble Pig!) After dinner sip of Bailey’s tops it all off!

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  651. Ellen 654

    I love Christmas dinner. We have prime rib or filet with Amish potato filling, cole slaw, veggies and for dessert – homemade cookies and nut roll. Yum!

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  652. Virginia H. 655

    Honey baked ham, baked green beans and home made custard.

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  653. Julie 656

    I love having roasted chicken with mashed potatoes, green beans and gravy. In dessert, macarons, chocolate hazelnut truffles and chocolates are a MUST!

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  654. I despise turkey from the depths of my soul and I certainly don’t want to cook one myself, so I’ve started making a Mexican feast instead. I love my huge dinner of pork and veggie tamales, delicious enchiladas, fresh corn and flour tortillas, beans, rice, and roasted corn. Mmm… Now I’m hungry for Mexican!

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  655. Annie 658

    Every year at Christmas, we make beef tenderloin wrapped in pastry with mushrooms and green onions. I know it’s Christmas when I come home and see a large tenderloin in the fridge.

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  656. Melissa 659

    My favorite holiday meal is the big breakfast we make after opening presents on Christmas morning. Eggs, bacon, cinnamon rolls, mimosas – yum!

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  657. Kathy M 660

    Roasted duck, seasonal greens, fresh bread with lots of butter and gimme both pie! Don’t for get a huge dollop of fresh whipped cream.

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  658. Jamie 661

    A HoneyBaked Ham is a must!

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  659. Jason Tibbrine 662

    My favorite holiday meal consists of honey baked ham, baked beans with lots of bacon and potato salad. :)

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  660. My favorite holiday meal is Christmas Lunch/Dinner. It’s the day all our loved ones travel, by air, car for miles and miles to be together. We have a diverse menu along with the classics. This year Lechon(Roasted Pig), Roasted Duck, Ceasar Salad, Filipino and Chinese Dishes and many desserts. The best part we will all be together. This year in Sept/Oct we lost my mother in-law from battling cancer and my dad 9 days later from a massive heart attack.
    Mom cooked the turkey and all the children cooked all the other dishes. I personally love to cook, so I usually do a Pork Crown Roast, and a Prime Rib Roast. They will be missed.

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  661. mary louise 664

    Hands down my favorite dish is my dearly departed Southern Mom’s savory cornbread dressing with creamy sage gravy. The recipe continues because I make it now….tradition live on!

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  662. Danielle S 665

    Every year my mother-in-law makes Swedish meatballs and a delicious lasagna. It’s so far from what I grew up with as a traditional Christmas dinner but I look forward to it every holiday season now!

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  663. Jenna 666

    My favorite holiday meal is tri-tip steak, with garlic mashed potatoes, and grilled asparagus. One of the best things about the holidays is that fact that I get to spend then with my family.
    I really enjoy your blog. You are such an inspiration to me. I love to cook!

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  664. harmony 667

    my favorite holiday meals are soups and stews! my favorite part of good food is preparing it.makes me feel sexy.food is sexy.

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  665. Janssen 668

    We have bread bowls, soup and sparkling cider on Christmas Eve. One of the highlights of my year!

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  666. Jill 669

    My step-mother always makes roast beef tenderloin with lobster newburg for Christmas…I would have to say it’s my favorite meal of the year when I’m lucky enough to get to Maine for the holidays!

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  667. Gotta come off of the BBQ pit. Beef Tenderloin usually….and a nice red wine.

    Cheers,
    Braddog

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  668. Jessica 671

    We start with cheese and crackers then finish with Oyster stew, while we watch It’s a Wonderful Life. But this year I am going to my boyfriends parents house, so I don’t what I will be doing this year.

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  669. Mark Gerken 672

    My favorite meal is really Thanksgiving but specifically my mother-in-law’s corn casserole and my wife’s pumpkin pie.

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  670. Rachel 673

    My favorite meal includes Pasta Al Forno: my Nonna’s ragu sauce with beshmel and big penne noodles. All baked with as much cheese as the pan can handle. Add homemade bread and whatever else you want and you have the perfect Christmas eve dinner.

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  671. Heather Sheppard 674

    For Christmas Eve we do ‘dibby dabs’ or finger foods. Everyone brings one or two and we ‘snack’ the night away. Best things so far – homemade loaded potato skins, water chestnuts wrapped in bacon with scratch bbq sauce, and garbage bread!!! (imagine pizza with no sauce, rolled up and baked like a loaf of bread)

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  672. Matt D 675

    My mother’s stuffing. Nothing like going home and getting that familiar food. Plus I’d eat stuffing with just about anything.

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  673. Mary 676

    Our annual St Pat’s meal includes an incredible Guinness lamb stew, Colcannon, moist and delicious Irish soda bread and whiskey shortbread – amazing.

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  674. Missy 677

    I look forward to cheesy potatoes and baked ham with a citrus glaze every year!

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  675. Rachel S 678

    I am Jewish, and my absolute favorite meal this time of year is Potato Latkes and chunky Apple Sauce! YUM!!!!

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  676. Wendy Weitzel 679

    My favorite holiday meal is all the fattening things I never let myself eat: standing rib roast beef with a puffy Yorkshire pudding, au jus gravy, oven-baked potatoes and carrots, and my husband’s homemade salted sourdough cracked wheat bread with rosemary. (I’d serve it with a green salad to make up for it) and top it off with my grandmother’s cheesecake, which is really more like a dense cream cheese pie.

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  677. Emily H 680

    Ham and Noble Pig’s Noodle Kugel… it’s amazing together!!

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  678. Michael C 681

    Anything my wonderful wife decides to cook! If I’m enjoying her cooking, it means we’re together, which doesn’t happen often enough.

    p.s. homemade mac and cheese and chocolate cake if you’re reading this 😉

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  679. Carol D 682

    For Christmas Eve we enjoy honey ham, candied sweet potatoes, and pumkin pie…

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  680. Christie Leber 683

    Ham, funeral potatoes, hot spinich dip, shrimp cocktail, and pie! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  681. Kimberely 684

    My favorite meal for the holidays is: Turkey, Ham, cornbread stuffing, giblet gravy, purple hulled peas, buttered buscuits, and buttered buscuits. But it would not be complete without my momma’s icebox pie! She used to make 20 pies the day before Christmas for all of us (I am the youngest of ten.. she would make one for each of us and our significant others). They just don’t make them like her anymore.

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  682. Kyddryn 685

    Roasted leg of lamb, whipped potatoes, new peas, and pineapple upsidedown caked with whipped vanilla cream. It’s our traditional Yule feast. Mum males the cake from scratch, and it’s brilliant!

    Shade and Sweetwater,
    K

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  683. patric dean 686

    I love duck confit.
    This year i am putting it in some ravioli and doing some sort of wild mushroom sauce.

    :)

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  684. Patricia 687

    I NEED mashed potatoes.

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  685. Kimberely 688

    I guess I really liked the buttered buscuits…

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  686. Corrie 689

    I love to eat ribs or steak on Christmas, with hash brown casserole and broccoli salad. I know it’s not traditional, but it’s becoming a tradition in my family!

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  687. Missy W 690

    Well, first I have to say a must-have for me is champagne. Ok, ok, sparkling wine. We often do a prime rib for Christmas, but I also love ham. Roasted asparagus, potatoes, and cherry pie!! Mmmmmm, cherry pie 😉

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  688. Lydia 691

    my favorite holiday meal is the dinner i have with my family on christmas eve. Because my dad is from Cuba, it is tradition to have a ‘noche buena’ feast the night before christmas. When i was younger we used to go to florida and eat with all of our extended family, full roasted pig and all. Now we continue the tradition in our house, and my mother and I share the cooking. We have plantain chips among other things set out for appetizers which are delicious i must say. For the meal we have roast pork shoulder with a garlic and lemon rub, morros (rice flavored with black beans and bacon), cuban bread (delicious fluffy white bread with a crispy crust), maduros (sweet fried plantains), and mojo ( an olive oil and garlic sauce with onions and lemon juice). For dessert we always bake a traditional flan (cuban custard dessert) which is the perfect ending to a great meal!

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  689. Bethany 692

    Definately turkey and mashed potatoes – so good!!

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  690. Janis 693

    We have a feast of seafood for family and friends. King crab, shrimp, lobster. It has been a tradition for over 25 years.

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  691. Kay Voth 694

    I like Easter dinner with ham, hawaiian baked beans

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  692. kasey 695

    My Grandma’s gumbo!!!

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  693. Penny Wolf 696

    My favorite Holiday meal has always been our Breakfasts on Holidays. It always consisted of grapefruits sprinkled with sugar and as many caramel nut rolls as we wanted along with coffee or milk. It may sound strange but it was a celebration to a kid for sure and it never changed!

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  694. Michelle 697

    Mashed potatoes!

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  695. gail 698

    turkey, stuffing, stuffing, stuffing and pumpkin pie!
    (P.S. cornbread stuffing of course)

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  696. We always have a big brunch on Christmas morning, and my favorite dish is my mom’s eggs-and-sausage-overnight; it’s kind of like a big crustless quiche.

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  697. Penny Wolf 700

    My Mom did that for us as well on Thanksgiving. This was my 2nd year without Mom and I managed to crank out my own pies using her recipes. They tasted like Mom’s but they sure didn’t look like hers.It sounds like we were lucky children.

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  698. Kelli 701

    I love having ham for a holiday meal. We always get a honey baked ham and they are delicious!!!

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  699. Erica 702

    my favorite meal is prime rib roast, Yorkshire pudding, double stuffed potatoes, and for dessert Kringle and koloshky cookies

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  700. Julia 703

    Pumpkin Pie! Yes Please!

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  701. Michele 704

    prime rib or tenderloin roast, potatoes (oh, so many ways), green beans (so many ways)…and green salad or cooked greens or greens gratin

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  702. CC 705

    Christmas Eve has always been the same a smorgasbord a tribute to my Norwegian Grandmother. Norwegian Meatballs, shrimp (instead of lutefisk)and rise en gringot- mmmm can’t wait!

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  703. NoraB 706

    I love to have roast ham for dinner on the holidays!

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  704. Jeannie 707

    Our favorite Christmas dinner usually consists of honey baked ham, scalloped potatoes with pepper bacon, deviled eggs, corn, olives, celery sticks/carrot sticks and then desert; pumpkin roll and cheesecake–yummmmmmm 😀

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  705. Kassia 708

    My favorite holiday meal is strata for Christmas breakfast! I usually make one with pesto, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella & tomatoes. Sooo good!

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  706. Diane 709

    Thanksgiving, turkey, dressing, pumpkin pie with REAL whipped cream. Homemade rolls and butter too!

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  707. Karen Walczak 710

    We always have prime rib and twice baked potatoes for our Christmas dinner with my brothers and their families. For our immediate family we have beef tenderloin! YUM!!!

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  708. Tara 711

    I love steamed snow crab with drawn butter; Veuve Clicquot to drink.

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  709. Katie 712

    My favorite part of our Christmas meal has got to be Yorkshire pudding. Except for last year when I made the second one (for leftover day of course) and may have quadrupled the flour needed….

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  710. Kelsey 713

    I love to eat beef and noodles and mashed potatoes. Apparently it’s only an Indiana thing, but it just wouldn’t feel like the holidays without it!

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  711. Kari 714

    My mom’s bone-in ham

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  712. Teri 715

    My favorite part of the December holiday food fest is cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. I usually make them one more time during the winter break. There is no other time of year when they taste so good!

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  713. jin 716

    i love stuffing! cornbread stuffing. yum~~

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  714. Kay Dalton 717

    Loved your oh-so-retro jello salad – it was an icon for the holidays of my youth! Thanks for the memories! Now a Christmas tradition is standing rib roast and buche de noel with champagne making the day festive!

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  715. Stephanie 718

    Steak, red meat. If we are truly celebrating, it’s red and rare and wonderful!

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  716. Evelyn Chin 719

    Stuffing, stuffing, and more stuffing! Maybe some mashed potatoes too…hehe :)

    …and perhaps some roasted vegetables…

    …*sigh* just pass me the whole table, please!

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  717. Elizabeth 720

    My favorite holiday meal is Christmas breakfast. It’s not always the same, but it’s always a big meal filled with food and family!

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  718. Debbie 721

    My favorite holiday meal is Christmas Eve prime rib – seared quickly and then slow roasted. Served with mashed potatoes. Yum…Leftovers turned into beef stroganoff, so fantastic!

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  719. Ashleigh 722

    Hands down–Deep fried turkey and chicken and dumplings. No holiday meal is complete without these southern staples!

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  720. Norma 723

    Wow! I’m impressed!

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  721. Deborah 724

    Any meal with family … especially if they contribute some of the cooking :-)
    Seriously – the meal itself is irrelevant. The important part is dessert, and that should be Boston Cream Pie.

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  722. Ginger 725

    … for New Year’s Eve – my bday – beef tenderloin on dinner biscuits with Tiger sauce, champagne and anything chocolate

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  723. Deb 726

    prime rib roast, creamy mashed potatoes, popovers

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  724. Dave 727

    My fantasy Christmas dinner would be pizza…we’ve never done that yet but someday.

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  725. Jessica 728

    While there are so many delicious meal items to choose from, I LOVE LOVE LOVE mashed potatoes. We have been cooking them in a crock pot and it’s delicious!

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  726. Cliff Bacon 729

    Our family has a tradition for Christmas Eve of buying, in Chinatown, live Dungeness crabs and cooking them ourselves. This year might include some nice Oregon wines.

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  727. Phil 730

    Turkey and stuffing…again. I know, that’s what I had on Thanksgiving but a meal so nice you have to have it twice!

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  728. Kristen M. 731

    Turkey for Thanksgiving and ham for Christmas. Sweet potatoes as a side dish for both.

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  729. Michelle 732

    pies, especially sweet ones

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  730. Randi Lynne 733

    Steak and potatoes :)

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  731. Avery 734

    Our favorite holiday meal is new york strip steaks in a green peppercorn sauce… my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

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  732. Norma 735

    Our favorite meal at Christmastime usually includes a Roast Leg of Lamb.
    The sides come and go, but the roast is a winner! :-)

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  733. christian 736

    Pumpkin pie and eggnog, though not together.

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  734. Kacey 737

    When I think of holidays, I think of Thanksgiving. And for the meal I most look forward to is Lasagna! We often eat it as our pre-turkey course. Crazy for some, delicious for us!

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  735. Kristen M. 738

    Turkey for Thanksgiving and ham for Christmas. Sweet potatoes as a side for both meals.

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  736. Norma 739

    Our favorite meal at Christmastime usually includes a Roast Leg of Lamb.
    The sides come and go, but the roast is a winner and sure to stay! :-)

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  737. Kari 740

    A tradition in our family is lamb. YUMMM. I definitely look forward to our holiday lamb. And of course all those guilt filled carbs! Pasta, potatoes, bread.. I’m afraid to even look at the scale with all of the amazing holiday foods out there.

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  738. Alison Bedard 741

    POT-ROAST & POTATO PANCAKES TAKE ME BACK TO THE CAREFREE YEARS — EVERY TIME.

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  739. Josh P 742

    My favorite holiday meal is deep fried turkey

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  740. Joan Callaway 743

    Our holiday meal most often includes prime rib, yorkshire pudding, roasted vegetables, horseradish cream…variety of cookies, and creme brulee if my husband has anything to say about it.

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  741. Jennifer 744

    I like to keep it traditional. Turkey, scalloped corn, mashed potatoes, dressing and rolls. For dessert, pumpkin and apple pie. I love the smell of the Holidays.

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  742. Cassie 745

    Turkey for Thanksgiving.. unless I’m wiped it then we grill burgers!

    Christmas always changes.. some years I do a stir fry. Beef stroganoff is always popular. One year we were all sick and had grilled cheese and soup!

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  743. Em Padua 746

    Oh and I forgot my husband’s sweet potato pie!

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  744. Natalee 747

    My favorite holiday meal is lasagna made by my Sicilian Grandfather and either ham or lemon chicken. For dessert this year I will probably try to make something on my own (with the help of noble pig).A food processor would definitely make it easier to make dough. I am currently using a blender! Happy Holidays! =)

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  745. Joy 748