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my favorite holiday recipe | my favorite holiday recipe

madeline-macgregor's picture
Dec.23.2010
At five in the morning, our neighborhood is nestled in slumber. From the kitchen I hear sounds: lids clanging, utensils rattling, drawers opening, my father and mother arguing as they wrestle “the bird” to the sink. In the pre-Christmas dawn, my sister and I huddle in our twin beds. Our parents...
madeline-sharples's picture
Dec.23.2010
For several years when our boys were little we celebrated Hanukah with a family in our neighborhood. One year we'd be at their house and the next year they'd be at ours. We had a lot of things in common. Their son from his first marriage was a friend of Ben's. They bonded together in second grade....
sara-kuhns's picture
Dec.23.2010
The only holiday recipe I care about is Mom's cranberry bread.  When I was little, I remember her sitting me at the table with a huge bowl of cranberries, a small knife, and an empty bowl.  My assigned task was to slice the berries in half (not my fingers) and fill the empty bowl with them.  I...
theresa-shaffer's picture
Dec.23.2010
I can still hear my grandmother's voice when I make enchiladas. "You must use ancho chilies- no tomatoes in the enchilada sauce. Ahh, and make your own tortillas if you have time." These words haunt me when I make "other" kinds of enchiladas. I admit, none can compare to my...
len-boswell's picture
Dec.23.2010
When my children were younger, we had a “recipe” for Christmas. On Christmas Eve, we would sit around the tree and read books out loud to each other, as we nibbled on homemade cookies and sipped hot cocoa with marshmallows. The youngest would go first, usually with ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas...
tracy-sestili's picture
Dec.22.2010
Guilty as charged I am a foodie to the core. I love to go out to expensive restaurants, but during the holidays, it's the recipes from my childhood that make me revel in the thought of dining at home. In keeping with my Italian Catholic heritage tradition, I attempt the “7 Fish Feast” on Christmas...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Dec.22.2010
When I was writing my eBook Becca's Best--a novel involving a baker of sweets, a purveyor of tasty morsels--I knew that I would include my favorite recipes, the most favorite being my great-grandmother Gertrude's sugar cookies.  Grandma Gertie, as we called her, was famous for many things, but the ...