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Holiday Food Traditions

We love the holiday season at my house. Like many other families we have many food traditions centered around the holidays. Some of the traditions date back 40+ years, such as my sister and I along with our Gram making stuffed rolled dates for Dad and tasty gingerbread cookies. Another tradition that dates back almost 50 years in our family is the classic Red Velvet Cake.

Another is my mother's glazed baked ham. It's a tradition that I still continue, studding the ham with whole cloves, decorating it with pineapple rings and cherry's and glazing it with a mixture of brown sugar, pineapple juice, whole grain mustard and orange juice. Here is a classic Pineapple Glazed Ham recipe from Epicurious.

We're creating new family traditions too. I've included one our our favorite traditions that dates back 20 years or so. It's the famous (or infamous) Mrs. Field's Cookies. My sister and I got together to make this recipe. I'll never forget the first time I made them, they turned out fabulously.

Perhaps you're planning on cooking a turkey for your Christmas dinner and have any questions we're here to help. We can help teach you how to roast a turkey and keep is moist and make it flavorful. We've got a fabulous turkey stuffing recipe and a recipe for homemade turkey gravy. You can check out all of our turkey recipes and turkey tips here.

Part of the magic of the holidays is making new traditions as well as honoring the old ones.

Christmas Recipes

Christmas Brunch Recipes

Baked French Toast Casserole (Paula Deen)
Egg & Sausage Scramble
Grand Marnier French Toast

Potato Pancakes, Rosti

Christmas Dessert Recipes

Cake Recipes, Cookie Recipes, Pie Recipes

Christmas Dinner Recipes

Apricot & Bourbon Pork Tenderloin
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Italiano Meat Pie
Leg of Lamb, Creme de menthe
Pineapple Glazed Ham

Thanksgiving Recipes

Bourbon Cranberry Sauce
Campbell's Green Bean Casserole
Chestnut Stuffing
Fresh Cranberry Orange Compote
Homemade Turkey Broth
Madeira Gravy
Pearl Onions au Gratin
Sage Sausage and Apple Stuffing
Tangy Cranberry Apple Chutney
Tips on Cooking a Turkey

Tasty & Easy Green Bean Recipes

Armenian Green Beans with Ground Meat and Tomatoes (Fassoulia
Blanched Green Beans
Cream of Green Bean Soup (Company's Coming)
Fried Green Beans
Dilly Green Beans Recipe - Canning Recipe
Ginger Garlic Green Beans
Greek Green Beans
Greek Potatoes and Green Beans
Green Bean Soup (Company's Coming)
Green Beans a'la Waterman's
Green Beans Almondine

Green Beans Almondine (with a hint of lemon)
Green Beans Almondine (with an Asian flair)
Green Beans Almondine (with mushrooms)
Green Beans and Prosciutto Pasta Salad
Green Bean Casserole (Campbell's)
Green Bean Casserole (Cook's Illustrated)
Green Beans, Endive & Boston Lettuce Salad
Green Beans in Sour Cream & Tomato Sauce
Green Beans Provençal, Chef Simone Beck
Green Beans Provençal, Cooking Light
Green Bean Salad, Dill, Parsley & Savory
Green Bean Salad, Feta & Pecans
Green Bean Salad, Soy Glazed Almonds, Cilantro
Green Beans with Coconut
Green Beans with Ginger Butter
Green Beans with Onion Paste (Madhur Jaffrey)
Green Beans with Roman Mustard
Green Beans with Shallots
Italian Green Beans (St. Anna Beans)
Lemon Green Bean & Celery Salad
Oven Roasted Green Beans
Pears with Green Beans & Bacon
Persian Green Beans & Rice (Lubia Polo)
Sautéed Green Beans with Hazelnut Crumbs
Sesame & Portobello Green Beans

Sicilian Green Bean & Fennel Salad (Cooking Light)
Stir-Fried Green Beans with Pork & Chilies
Sweet & Sour Green Beans
Thai Green Beans (Cooking Light)
Three Bean Salad Recipe
White Bean, Green Bean & Red Bell Pepper Salad