*official* October Release Party Contest

By October 14, 2008General

Here’s your chance to win the ENTIRE October "I Want It All" package!  Valued at $191!

Just share your answer to the following question…

"What’s your favorite holiday recipe?"

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Contest closes at 11:30pm EST.  One winner will be chosen randomly and announced here by 11:45pm EST. Winner is responsible for emailing customer service with shipping information in order to claim prize.  Please play fair, only one entry per person please.

Nichole Heady

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  • 1
    mcbetty says:

    My grandmother’s boiled custard recipe!

  • 2
    Megan Olsen says:

    My favorite holiday recipe are these delicious cookies that my mom makes – they are kind of a russian tea cookie with mini chocolate chips and drizzled with chocolate. Yum!

  • 3
    Dorothy says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is for my mom’s onion rolls. It would not be a holiday without them!

  • 4
    Charlene says:

    I have two favorites that I look forward to during the holidays – Apple Pie and Pumpkin Cheesecake.

  • 5
    Candyf says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is pecan sweet potato casserole. It is just the best!

  • 6
    Chris says:

    Here’s a quick and easy one.

    Pecan Pie Mini Muffins

    1 c. brown sugar, packed
    1/2 c. flour
    1 c. pecans, chopped
    2/3 c. butter, melted
    2 eggs, beaten

    In a bowl, combine first three ingredients; set aside. Combine butter & eggs – mix well. Stir into flour mixture until just moistened. Fill greased and floured or paper-lined miniature muffin cups. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until tested done. Remove immediately to cool on wire racks. Makes 2 dozen.

  • 7
    Michele says:

    My favorite is my moms fruitcake, which really doesnt have fruit it has gumdrops!! Oh I love it!

  • 8
    Erin Bohland says:

    I love sweet potatoes and this is the recipe I love to make for the holidays…

    Sweet Potato Souffle
    * 4 cups sweet potatoes, cooked, mashed
    * 1/4 cup butter, softened
    * 1/2 cup sugar
    * 3 eggs, beaten
    * 1/4 teaspoon salt
    * 1/4 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped

    In large mixing bowl, beat together hot mashed sweet potatoes, butter, sugar, eggs, and salt until fluffy. Turn into a 1 1/2-quart baking dish and sprinkle with pecans or walnuts. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Serve immediately.
    Serves 6.

  • 9
    Patricia C. says:

    My mom’s homemade eggnog. Now my brother is in charge of making it. Yummy!
    Patricia in Idaho

  • 10
    Cheri Mosgrove says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is gingerbread cookies.

  • 11
    Cindy S says:

    Cranberry Apple Crumb pie! I love this pie so much I stock our freezer with cranberries in November so that I can make it year round.

  • 12
    Kristy Lucey says:

    all of the homemade Christmas cookies!

  • 13
    Kara says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is for Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread. I just made some yesterday. Come to my blog for the recipe! Can’t wait to see the new stamp sets. Thanks for this chance to win!!


  • 14
    Julie L says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my mom’s white chocolate covered pretzels! YUMM!!

  • 15
    linda gerig says:

    I guess my favorite is a sugar cookie recipe that my grandmother made. It is a soft cookie and she put either colored sugar on top or colored frosting. I vote for frosting. Linda Gerig

  • 16
    Gina D. says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my Mom’s Applesauce Raisin cookies. Mmmmmmmmmmm! They’re the best (makes me hungry for them now!). 🙂

  • 17
    Stephanie Sheridan says:

    Cholocate Covered Peanut Butter Balls. They are to die for and just melt in your mouth. Alot of work but oh soooo good.

  • 18
    Amy says:

    My favorite recipe is called Sweet Potato-Cashew Bake. You layer cooked sweet potatoes, canned peaches, and broken cashews mixed with brown sugar, nutmeg and ginger, dot the top with butter, and bake. To serve, spoon the brown sugar syrup over the top. Yum!

  • 19
    Alice Roushia says:

    My favorite recipe is my Mother’s homemade dressing that she made at Thanksgiving and Christmas. YUM YUM YUMMY IN MY TUMMY!! lol

  • 20

    Bailey’s Irish Cream cakes. Sort of like rum cake but with Bailey’s instead. So decadent you can only stand it once a year!!!

  • 21
    Emily says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is candy cane cookies made out of red and white dough twisted together with a sprinkling of crushed candy canes on top. Yum!

  • 22
    Natalie says:

    My family and friend’s all time favorite recipe is bourbon balls – a creamy truffle like candy with just a hint of bourbon. Delicious!

  • 23
    Leora H. says:

    For some reason, I only make these yummy cookies at the holidays!


    3 ½ cups flour
    1 TBSP baking powder
    2 tsp baking soda
    ¼ tsp salt
    ¼ tsp cinnamon
    1 cup butter
    2 cups sugar
    2 eggs
    1 TBSP corn syrup
    2 ½ tsp vanilla extract

    3 TBSP sugar
    ½ tsp cinnamon

    Mix butter and sugar. Add eggs and corn syrup. Beat til blended and smooth. Gradually mix in dry ingredients. Place 1 2/4 inch balls on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with drinking glass dipped in sugar and cinnamon. Bake 8-10min at 375.


  • 24
    Jean Dominguez says:

    I guess my favorite recipe that I make is Chocolate Truffles by Martha Stewart. They are so yummy! I can’t wait to be able to make them with my daughter – she will love getting her hands full of chocolate! But my favorite recipe for the holidays is by my Mother-in-law. Strufalah Balls (not correct spelling). Little balls of dough dripping with honey…mmmm can’t wait! I guess I will have to pass the time by stamping! I think I will start with the Recipe Box!!!

  • 25
    Katie says:

    Frozen yogurt pie! My sister and I make it every Christmas and it is the easiest recipe ever! Just mix a tub of strawberry yogurt with a tub of cool whip, pour into a graham cracker crust, freeze and then serve with whip cream on top. Super yummy and super easy! 🙂

  • 26
    Tara says:

    Cranberry Sausage Stuffing … Yummy!

  • 27
    Jamie says:

    My favorite holiday recipe would have to be oreos dipped in white chocolate and then sprinkled with crushed candy canes. I love it because it is EASY (though a little messy) and everyone is so impressed with them. I have even had people ask me for the “recipe”.

  • 28
    pltaylor says:

    Pineapple casserole – from Savannah, Georgia friends!

  • 29
    Miki B. says:

    For me there is nothing like good old fashioned green bean casserole! Nothing says holidays with family like that dish, yum!

  • 30
    alison says:

    mmm my favorite recipe is making rocky road fudge!

  • 31
    Barbara Hale says:

    I have a cranberry sauce recipe that is such a tradition for the holiday season. Just cranberries, apples, & oranges all chopped or ground up and then stir in one cup of sugar. It is sooooo good!

  • 32
    Angy Hughes says:

    This is one of my favorite recipes to make during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. My dh loves it too.

    Pumpkin cream Cheese Roll-up

    55 min | 40 min prep

    SERVES 8

    3 eggs
    1 cup sugar
    2/3 cup canned pumpkin
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    3/4 cup flour
    1/2 cup chopped pecans

    1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
    4 tablespoons butter, softened
    1 cup powdered sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla

    In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Beat in remaining cake ingredients.
    Grease a 10″x15″ jelly roll pan. Line pan with waxed paper, then grease and lightly flour the waxed paper.
    Pour batter into the pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle with pecansBake at 350F for 15 minutes. *Cake cooks fast so watch carefully to avoid burning the edges.
    While cake is baking, sprinkle powdered sugar heavily over the kitchen towel, using a sieve or sifter.
    Turn hot cake onto the towel.
    Remove waxed paper. Trim off burnt or crusty edges.
    Sprinkle more powdered sugar over the hot cake and quickly roll up with towel inside. Let cake cool completely, about 30 minutes.
    Meanwhile, prepare filling by beating together all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
    Unroll cooled cake and spread with the filling mixture. Roll up cake with filling on the inside. Wrap in waxed paper and then foil.
    Refrigerate or freeze. To serve, slice cake about 1/3 inch thick and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

  • 33
    Jeanette C says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is for fruit-cake. It comes from a recipe book my Mum brought here when she emigrated. We make it every year and yes it really is yummy!

  • 34

    Around the holidays I make Nutella Banana Crescent Rolls, they are yummy
    the recipe is on my blog right now 🙂

  • 35
    Lolita says:

    My mother’s maple syrup pie. It’s so good with whipped cream. Christmas would not be the same without it.

  • 36
    Liz says:

    My favorite holiday recipe would be my mom’s egg casserole. It’s not Christmas without it!

  • 37
    Stacie says:

    I’ve got two faves! I’ve loved cinnamon spiced pecans hot from the oven since I was a small child and saltine toffee cookies are my new favorite after living in the South for a few years.

  • 38
    Patricia says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is Egg Strata that I have made every Christmas morning since I’ve been married.

  • 39

    I am nontraditional so my favorite recipe is for broccoli casserole. mmmm My aunt always makes it when we got to my aunt’s side of the family and we always have to make it to bring if we are going to my inlaws.

  • 40
    Donna says:

    We make “Great Pumpkin” Cookies that have lots of chocolate chips and dried cranberries in them. We have done this for years and my sons and hubby just love them. They are pretty healthy too with oatmeal, eggs, etc. if you don’t count the butter and the sugar, LOL!

  • 41
    Jennifer says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is Fairy Drop cookies. They are almond flavored cookies with a sweet almond flavored icing. They are delicious!

  • 42
    Jamie says:

    definitely butter cookies! the ones from the cookie shooter and then decorated with icing, sprinkles, red cherries, etc. they are too much work for the rest of the year, but the holidays are so worth all the effort! thanks for the chance to win.

  • 43
    Samantha says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the October releases!! My favorite recipe is called Pumpkin Apple Spice Bread. I put the recipe on my blog a while ago: http://samanthawelch.blogspot.com/2007/10/best-bread-ever.html. This is the best bread ever!!

  • 44
    Serendipity says:

    I think they are called ‘The Three Wisemen’s Hats’ or something like that. It’s a basic sugar cookie recipe, and when you take the cookies out of the oven, you press in a Hershey’s chocolate kiss in the center of each one. Because you press the kiss in the cookie while it’s still warm, it gives the kiss a bit of ‘cement’ because the chocolate melts. While they taste great warm or cold, I especially love it when they are warm!!! Thank you!

  • 45
    Laura says:

    Chile-Cheese tamales are a family favorite in my house!

  • 46
    Laraine R says:

    My favorite recipes are my Grandmother’s dressing and apple pie recipes. Everytime I make these I remember her and the fun we used to have making them together!! Thanks

  • 47
    Alyssa says:

    My favorite recipe is a side dish that is so amazing it tastes like a dessert. It is Oat-Topped Sweet Potato Crisp, and you can find the recipe at Kraftfoods.com. Trust me, you can’t miss with this recipe. My huge family (filled with picky eaters) all inhale this dish! Yum!!!!

  • 48
    Yvette says:

    My kids love making with me oreo truffles we give them as gifts too during the holidays and people think we spent so much time. My kids love taking credit for making them

  • 49
    Dottie K. says:

    Sugar cookies from my friend Amy’s grandmother would be my favorite holiday recipe. They don’t get any better than her cookies. 🙂

  • 50
    Christi E. says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is one I learned in my 7th grade home ec. class. You cut up cresent rolls and cover them with a combination of sugar, orange zest, and brush with egg. Then you bake them and cover them with a frosting made of powdered sugar, orange juice, and cream cheese. These have been a tradition in my family for over 17 years. Christmas morning is the only time of year we have this special treat!

  • 51

    I have SO many favorites this time of year!! For Thanksgiving, it’s sweet potato casserole and for Christmas it would HAVE to be the cookies I make! I am known as the “cookie monster” around here….LOL!!

  • 52

    I am nontraditional so my favorite recipe is for broccoli casserole. mmmm My aunt always makes it when we got to my aunt’s side of the family and we always have to make it to bring if we are going to my inlaws.

  • 53
    Karen says:

    My favorite recipe is my mom’s White Christmas Salad. Not sure that is even the correct name for the recipe but that is what my mom and I call it.

  • 54
    Penny says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is actually all the appetizers that are out while you hang out and chat with family….I love all the things you can make with pillsbury crescent rolls. I roll up ham and alouette cheese and bake..so easy & yummy!

  • 55

    I love all of the stamps with this release! So excited about the Silent Night stamp set :o)) Thanks for the chance to win…My favorite holiday recipe is for the Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars. I am just addicted to these things from December through February and they make the prettiest dessert!
    It is a favorite wherever I go… Enjoy!

    Here is the recipe:


    1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
    1 1/4 cups light brown sugar, packed
    3 eggs
    1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
    1 teaspoon ginger
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    3/4 cup diced dried cranberries
    6 ounces white chocolate, cut into chunks

    4-ounces cream cheese, softened
    3 cups powdered sugar
    4 teaspoons lemon juice
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    1/4 cup diced dried cranberries

    Drizzled Icing
    1/2 cup powdered sugar
    1 tablespoon milk
    2 teaspoons vegetable shortening

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. Make cake by beating butter and brown sugar together with an electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs, vanilla, ginger, and salt and beat well. Gradually mix in flour until smooth. Mix 3/4 cup diced dried cranberries and white chocolate into the batter by hand. Pour batter into a well-greased 9×13″ baking pan. Use a spatula to spread the batter evenly across the pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until cake is light brown on the edges. Allow cake to cool.
    3. Make frosting by combining softened cream cheese, 3 cups powdered sugar, lemon juice and vanilla extract in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. When the cake has cooled, use a spatula to spread frosting over the top of the cake.
    4. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of diced cranberries over the frosting on the cake.
    5. Whisk together 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk, and shortening. Drizzle icing over the cranberries in a sweeping motion or use a pastry bag with a fine tip to drizzle frosting across the top of the cake.
    6. Allow cake to sit for several hours, then slice the cake lengthwise (the long way) through the middle. Slice the cake across the width three times making a total of eight rectangular slices. Slice each of those rectangles diagonally creating 16 triangular slices.
    Makes 16 bars.

  • 56
    Amy Nemeth says:

    My always-favorite holiday recipe is Russian Teacakes, because they remind me of my mother, and hours in the kitchen with her baking cookies. My newest favorite is Martha Stewart’s Gingerbread Caramels…. to die for!

  • 57
    TaraG says:

    My grandmothers Cranberry Sausage stuffing. Yummy!

  • 58
    Carrie Ossege says:

    Homemade Sugar Cookies! Making them from scratch, cutting out x-mas shapes, baking and decorating them with icing and sprinkles, etc… has been a family tradition for over 20 years with my mom. Now, my girls get to share in the tradition with their grandmother, aunt, and mother! I hope this tradition never stops, it’s an all-day affair that had givien me a life time of happy memories alreday!

  • 59
    Mel says:

    My Daddy’s prime rib. He’s the best!

  • 60
    Bev S says:

    Molasses cookies. My grandmother always made the cookies at Christmas. They evoke wonderful memories along with their scrumptiousness!

  • 61
    Sandra says:

    My absolute favorite is my dad’s homemade eggnog. yummmm!!! I like my pecan pie too!!


  • 62
    Rachel says:

    My favorite would be fruit pizza. Its sugar cookie for the base, with a mixture of cream cheese whipped cream and sugar for the sauce. And berries and other types of fruit as the toppings. I love it!!

  • 63
    Lisa Rogers says:

    This is one of our favorite horsy-doovers during the Holiday times.


    Combine the following ingredients and chill overnight:

    2 (4 ½ ounce) cans chopped ripe olives
    2 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chilis
    2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
    3 chopped green onions (I use red onion)
    2 mashed garlic cloves (I use chopped garlic in a jar about 1 ½-2 tsp)
    3 teaspoons olive oil
    2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
    1 teaspoon pepper (use it trust me measure it out)
    A dash of seasoning salt
    A dash or two of salt


  • 64
    Sarah White says:

    Kahlua Ice Cream Cake! I swear it is amazing. I tell my mother each year if she doesn’t make it for Thanksgiving, I am not coming. It has Kahlua, chocolate icecream, coffee icecream, lady fingers, heath bars and cool whip. YUM!

  • 65
    Giovana says:

    My favorite Holiday recipe is: Pumpkin Pie, since the first time I tried, I loved it. In Peru we don’t have pumpkins, so since I moved here to the States (6 years ago) I love pumpkin pie!!!
    Also Love Homemade chocolate chip cookies, yummy!!!!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!!! I hope I am the winner.
    God bless

  • 66
    Verna says:

    Spirited Cranberries:
    1 pound Fresh cranberries
    2 cups Sugar
    3/4 cup Brandy
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cranberries in a 9×13-inch baking dish. Mix sugar and brandy with cranberries. Cover loosely with foil. Bake 1 hour. Serve hot.

  • 67
    Carla says:

    I make this yummy orange jello salad that has pineapple pieces and apricots in it and then is topped with a blend of real whipping cream and marshmallows. It’s so good I can only make it twice a year!

  • 68
    sandy says:

    My favorite beverage recipe for the holidays is: ORANGE COFFEE EGGNOG

    2 large California navel oranges, peeled cut into small pieces
    4 eggs separated
    1/4 cup sugar
    1/2 cup coffee liqueur
    3 cups milk
    whipped dessert topping
    coffee liqueur
    shaved unsweetened chocolate

    Place orange pieces, egg yolks, sugar, 1/2 cup liqueur and 1/2 cup milk in blender. Cover and blend at low speed until very smooth. Pour into large bowl; stir in remaining milk. chill thoroughly. To serve, beat egg whites until stiff and fold into chilled orange mixture. Pour into small brandy snifters. Garnish with whipped topping flavored with coffee liqueur; sprinkle with shaved chocolate. sever with short straws makes 1-1/2 quarts

  • 69
    Nancy N says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is “Orange Apricot Salad” It was orginally made by my husbands grandmother who lived to be 100. It is a favorite family recipe that is always a must have for our holiday dinner.

  • 70
    SueB says:

    My favorite recipe at Christmas is Cabbage Rolls. I used to make them for our Christmas Eve dinner but my daughter now does a wonderful job of making them. We only have them at Christmas. I even like them cold, on Christmas morning, for breakfast.

  • 71
    Emily says:

    My sister’s homemade chex mix. It’s even better than the store-bought mix. We savor it until the last crumb!

  • 72
    Gina Sisco says:

    Peanut butter balls. I have to hide them from my husband and kids or they disappear the same day. Peanut butter, powdered sugar, rice krispies and butter rolled into a ball and then dipped in Chocolate, yummy!

  • 73
    Marie says:

    Congrats Nicole and team for another fabulous release!! Thanks for the chance to win it too!!!

    I think other than all of the “traditional” foods like turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, etc., etc., etc. that are part of the holidays, I look forward most to having Wassail once the fall comes around. I don’t even know if I’m spelling it right, but I KNOW how to make it the way I like it and I LOVE it!! 🙂 It’s apple juice/cider, with OJ, pure lemon juice, cinnamon, cloves and allspice. Yummy!! It’s just so comforting and smells and tastes so good!

    Thanks again for the chance to win some of your FABULOUS stamps and accessories!!

  • 74
    nina says:

    Any shortbread! Whipped shortbread is buttery soft, and the cut-out shortbread is fun for the kids. Yummy! Then there’s chocolate-dipped shortbread…

  • 75

    My favorite holiday recipe is a cream cheese based truffle. So easy and yet everyone thinks I spent hours on it! And by changing the extract, you can create so many different combinations!

    1 pkg. (8 oz.) Cream Cheese, softened
    3 cups powdered sugar
    1-1/2 pkg. (12 squares) Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted
    1-1/2 tsp. vanilla

    2 packages of chocolate candies/chips (optional)
    Suggested coatings, such as ground walnuts, unsweetened cocoa,
    powdered sugar and/or coconut

    BEAT cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed
    until smooth. Gradually add sugar, mixing until well blended.
    ADD melted chocolate and vanilla; mix well. Refrigerate until chilled
    (a little under an hour).
    SHAPE into 1/2-inch to 1-inch balls. Dip in melted chocolate. Roll in
    walnuts, cocoa, powdered sugar or coconut. Store in refrigerator.

  • 76
    cynthia says:

    My favorite recipe is my Mom’s potato salad and polish sausage. That’s what we have every Chirstmas morning for breakfast. Yeah I know it’s a little strange but it’s a family tradition and I’m all about tradition. Peace Cynthia

  • 77
    Bridget says:

    I have two favorite holiday recipes..first, my aunt’s homemade peanut brittle and second, my mom’s yummy cinnamon rolls Christmas morning.. Now, I’m craving something yummy..be back!!!

  • 78
    Jocelyn says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my Mahogany Chiffon cake with chocolate frosting. Yummy!

  • 79
    Carol says:

    My absolute favorite cookie… Russion Teacakes, also referred to as Mexican Wedding Cakes. Tasty, buttery morsals with pecans and powdered sugar. YUM!

  • 80
    Julie Masse says:

    Oh that’s a tough question!! I have a couple, one is the Sour Cream Coffeecake that my Mom always makes and I now make for holidays – just yummy!! Another is a recipe from a friend for Mocha Punch – delicious – chocolate, coffee, milk & ice cream! Great for parties!!

  • 81
    june g says:

    i love those butter spritz cookies you squeeze out that contraption. although i love to bake, my mother did not. thank goodness for our awesome neighbor, who made the most wonderful baked goods and was kind to share.

  • 82
    Bee says:

    One of my favorite is “hot wine”. In the East of France you drink it when you come back from the midnight mass on Christmas eve.
    It’s red wine simmered with sugar, cinnamon sticks, star anise, and cloves. You then pour it over slices of oranges and lemons, and drink it warm. (while eating Christmas cookies ;-))
    Such a nice Holiday tradition! 🙂

  • 83
    Jannica says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my mother-in-law’s pumpkin pie cake! It is so easy to make and so delicious! She got it from a passing missionary in 1978, tweaked it a little and has been making it every holiday season. It’s something everybody looks forward to every holiday season. And now since we’ve moved, I’ve been making it for my family every holiday season.

  • 84
    sally says:

    my favorite recipe is for sugar cookies, love, love love em. thanks for the opportunity.

  • 85
    Becky C says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my mom’s Russion Tea, a hot drink. Yum yum!

  • 86
    lainey says:

    Has to be the onion tart that we only make for Christmas dinner! Okay, and all the cookies too!

  • 87
    Alison Gilles says:

    Chex Mix, that my sister makes.

  • 88
    Suzanne Dean says:

    I have 2 favorite holiday recipes–Chesapeake Bay Oyster Stuffin, yummo and my mom’s Texas Brownies–OMGoodness, I need to make some now, lol!

    Suzanne Dean

  • 89

    My favorite, favorite, favorite holiday recipe is my mom’s special cranberry strawberry walnut sauce! Sounds a little strange, but it is delicious and my absolute my have holiday item.

  • 90
    ShawninAZ says:

    My all time favorite Christmas recipe is my Mom’s homemade cinnamon and caramel rolls. She still hasn’t shared this recipe with me, lol!

  • 91
    Joanne Morgan says:

    My Favorite is sugar cookies with icing. Homemade that is. No grocery store stuff. I LOVE them. Don’t dare to make them. I’ll eat every single one. Christmas is like no other time of the year. Thank you LORD!

  • 92
    CrazyCurl says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my mom’s homemade stuffing (dressing). MMMmmmmmmm! So sagey 🙂

  • 93
    Wendy G says:

    Watergate salad…pistachio pudding, walnuts, whipped cream, marshmellows (small), and pineapple. Makes for a very yummy desert! My family has been making it for years.

  • 94
    Angela B says:

    The smell of my mother baking at Christmas still brings back lovely family memories. I can taste the goodies just now typing.
    Of all the treats that I remember I truly love homemade peanut butter cups. Super simple to make and they get eaten so quick.

  • 95
    Jess says:

    This is my absolute favorite Christmas cookie recipe. My family has made it every year as long as I’ve been alive and my mom and grandmother used to make it too. It’s nothing fancy, but they smell soooooo good! I make so many batches because I can’t get enough!

    Butter Balls

    ½ lb. butter
    1/4 c. sugar, plus more for rolling
    ½ t. salt
    2 t. vanilla
    2 c. sifted flour

    Sift together sugar, salt, and flour. Work butter into the mixture, then add the vanilla. Roll into 3/4 inch balls. Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes. After removing cookies from oven, roll them in the extra sugar while still warm.

  • 96
    Q says:

    My favorite holiday recipe as of late is Swedish Almond cake. YUMMO! A special pan is needed to make it and it takes a little effort but it is so worth it! Thanks for the chance to enter, Nichole!

  • 97
    Amy says:

    My favorite holiday recipe would be white chocolate cranberry pistachio biscotti that I make. 🙂 It ends up looking like Christmas colors and tastes AMAZING to boot!

  • 98
    Aimee Sills says:

    my fav. would have to be my great-aunts homemade macaroni with white sauce followed closely by nut-butter balls!

  • 99
    sarita says:

    my favorite christmas recipe is my mom’s stuffing…she died two days before my 25 yr old son was born – and we have missed her every day..and at Christmas i now make her recipe..So she’s always a physical part of our holidays…I have become my mother and that’s a good thing!! it’s been 25 years and it’s just yesterday..thank you for the opportunity to win some wonderful PTI items..

  • 100
    Jessica says:

    Well, I’m not the chef in our family, but I can whip up a mean side dish. As long as it’s easy. My favourite for the holidays is mashed potatoes. But my secret ingredient is cream cheese. I use a load of cream cheese, a bit of butter, and a bit of milk. Yummo!

  • 101
    chucksue says:

    I love to make peppermint bark. It’s so easy and soooooo yummy. It’s the recipe thta brings back wonderful memories of my brother and my sister all dressed in red footed pajameas snuggled on the couch just munching away. It just makes me smile. I get together with my sister and my younger brother each year to talk about our special times. Unfortunately, my older brother died over 10 years ago, but his photos in those red pajamas certainly is lodged in my memory. Love that peppermint bark!

  • 102
    mary jean says:

    my moms egg dish that she has made every year for christmas for the last 30 some years! It wouldn’t be christmas without it!

  • 103
    Janet Bedard says:

    My Grandma’s snow ball cookies. They melted in your mouth:) Thanks for bringing back that memory. Grandma passed on 10 years ago. We all got a copy of the recipe that she used, but no one can make them like she did. She must have put all her love in them.

    Boy, what a Blog Candy gift you are offering! Thanks for the chance.


  • 104
    Kristy says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is sugar cookies cut into all sorts of shapes with frosting on top. I think that part of why this is my favorite recipe is the memory that is attached to making the cookies.

  • 105
    Kathy Toth says:

    Monkey Bread (Everyone loves this coffeecake – especially me!)

    3 cans of butter-me-not refrigerated biscuits
    ½ cup sugar mixed with 2 tsp. cinnamon
    1 stick of butter
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 cup chopped pecans

    Microwave the butter until melted and stir the brown sugar into it thoroughly. I do this in a 2 cup glass measuring cup.

    Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces, roll each piece in the cinnamon sugar mixture

    Lightly grease a bundt pan. You will be making 3 layers in the following order:

    Layer of 1/3 cup chopped Nuts
    Layer of Biscuit pieces from 1 can of biscuits
    1/3 of brown sugar mixture poured over
    Repeat layers 2 more times. (Nuts, biscuits, brown sugar mixture, nuts, biscuits, brown sugar mixture)

    Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Immediately turn bundt pan upside down onto serving dish. Serve while warm.

  • 106
    Jennifer says:

    My favorite as a kid was No Bake Chocolate cookies. Not because they were the best tasting (though they were), not because they were the easiest (but they are), but because my Mom always let us help her make them and we loved every minute of it!

  • 107
    Claudette says:

    Oh my favorite is the Turkey Wreath from Pampered Chef. Its so yummy and so easy to make!

  • 108

    I would have to say this Fall Dip I had at a scrapbook gathering last year.
    1 8oz.cream cheese (softened)
    1 cup confectioners sugar
    2 tsp. pumpkin spice
    1 8oz. container of cool whip
    Beat first three ingredients together until well blended. Fold in cool whip. Serve with Ginger Snaps or Graham cracker sticks.

    It’s so light and delicious! I’ve seen some pumpkin dip recipes I’ll have to try too, though! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 109
    Kathy Hering says:

    My favorite cookie at Christmas time is a cookie that my mom makes..It’s called tea time lassie or tea time tassie…It’s like a small pecan tart. My grandmother used to make them when we were little, then my mom got the recipe from her and now I make them. It will be sad this year…Grandmother justed passed away yesterday at the age of 95 but we will keep the recipe flowing through the generations…Thanks for the chance to win some awesome goodies…Kathy Hering…

  • 110
    Sara says:

    I have so many favorites, but the one most requested by my family is Pineapple Casserole.

  • 111
    Chickie Zinnanti says:

    My favorite Holiday Recipe is my MIL Pimento and String Bean Salad. It is very festive with the green & red but even more than that…it is delicious!!

  • 112
    Tina says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my grandma sugar cookies. They are perfect every time and even better when all the toppings get added.

  • 113
    Maureen says:

    Oreo balls – so simple and scrumptious

  • 114

    OMGoodness, I’m hungry reading all of these so far!!!
    I have 2 favorite holiday dishes. Pumpkin Chip cookies (which everyone is already asking for) and a Cranberry salad that is a recipe from my husband’s aunt. I blogged about them last year, so here’s a link if you want the recipes: http://sunshinydayswithkim.blogspot.com/2007/11/pumpkin-chip-cookies.html

  • 115
    Melanie says:

    Pumpkin Crunch is my fave! Not for the calorie counters though…
    1- 15oz can pumpkin
    3- eggs
    1- 12oz can evap. milk
    1 1/2 c sugar
    4 tsps. pumpkin spice
    1- box yellow cake mix
    1 cup of butter melted
    pecans optional
    mix all ingredients except for the cake mix and butter. Pour into a 9×13″ greased baking dish. Sprinkle cake mix on top, then drizzle all of the butter on top of that. Add pecans if you want to. Bake on 350 for 50-55 min. That’s it!!!

  • 116
    Mary Dawn says:

    for breakfast on christmas morning my grandmother, my mom and all of her sisters always make fresh baked biscuits with orange syrup…i didn’t enjoy it as a child but it definitely isn’t isn’t christmas morning without the aroma of simmering oranges in the air

  • 117

    My favorite holiday recipe is my Grandmother’s Garlic Cheese Stuffed Celery!! It is so super easy – mix garlic salt with cream cheese (to taste) and then slather it along the deep side of celery stalks. If you can keep from eating all the cheese before it winds up on the celery then it makes a nice side for holiday dinners. Yummy!

  • 118
    Regan says:

    oh my mom’s almond bark its the only time she makes it and I love it!!

  • 119

    Years ago i found a recipe for chocolate pixies cookies. they are divine ooey gooey goodness. I LOVE them and LOVE making them. I am very excited to try the punched out template to put powdered sugar on them. BrillianT!~!!

  • 120
    Jamie says:

    My favorite Christmas recipe is oreos dipped in white chocolate then sprinkled with crushed candy canes. They are so EASY (though a little messy) and people are so impressed with how they look and taste.

  • 121
    kathey chellsen says:

    my favorite holiday recipe is pecan pie. but the kids and I love to make cokkies and goodies to pass around the neighborhood.

  • 122
    chris says:

    my beloved grandmother’s pecan pie…i always make it at the holidays!! >”<

  • 123
    Debbie Lee says:

    I think the thing that most brings Christmas to reality is planning what cookies I want to bake. With that said, my favorite recipe is Powdered sugar-covered pecan crescents! Yummy!! 🙂

  • 124
    lindsey says:

    My favorite recipe is the all traditional green bean casserole and our family makes stuffed pork loin… yummy

  • 125
    Patty E. says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is the chocolate fudge that my aunts make. It got me into trouble at Christmas when I was a child though because I was allergic to chocolate, so I wasn’t supposed to eat any. I would always sneak some and always break out in the hives :-/. Fortunately, I outgrew my allergy at around age 12, so now I indulge in chocolate whenever I want 🙂

  • 126
    Mendi says:

    My family favorite holiday recipe is divinity candy that my grandmother makes. My mom and I have tried to make it ourselves with no luck. To this day, my grandmother is the only one that can make it and it is truly delicious!!

  • 127
    Judy Hanson says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is so good and so simple. Just melt chocolate and mixed in nuts. Scoop into balls and lay on wax paper until it sets. They are like the turtles you can buy in the store and DELICIOUS! A chocoholic delight!

  • 128
    Terri says:

    I look forward to my mom’s for roll out sugar cookies. They are the best!

  • 129
    Kelly says:

    My mother’s cornbread stuffing!!

  • 130
    Rebecca says:

    Strawberry bread and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. I couldn’t pick just one!

  • 131
    Jessica V. says:

    Around the holidays my mom always makes sure to make her famous meatloaf!! thats my favorite holiday recipe!! with her homemade mash potatoes, yummm!! im getting hungry!!!! lol

  • 132
    shelly w says:

    My favorite recipe is my gramma’s seven layer bars. Yum!!!

  • 133

    It would have to be my grandmother’s divinity! She always made such yummy goody boxes (divinity, peanut butter balls, fruit cake bars…not my favorite…peanut brittle, pralines, chocolate covered pretzels and on and on). I should start doing that now that my son can help in the kitchen!

  • 134

    My favorite recipe is our green bean casserole. We only make it at Thanksgiving and Christmas and love it! Get 1 lb of fresh green beans and boil in water for about 5 minutes. In the meantime chop one small onion and one container of mushrooms. Saute in 2 TBlspns of butter. Once butter is mostly gone add 1 cup of milk, bring to boil then add a bit of flour. Wait till thicken, and add green beans. Mix everything, add a half cup of swiss cheese and a little red wine. Mix again than put in 9 X 11 glass pan and cover with remaining bag of swiss cheese. Put in 350 degree oven for about 20 – 30 minutes. mm mm goood.

  • 135
    heidi quick says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my friend Christine’s grandmothers frosting recipe. It gets so many compliments. We’ll not eat canned again!

  • 136
    Matt says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is fudge!

  • 137

    I have 2 favorites. The first is Pumpkin Cheesecake. The first year I made this my family said I had to bring it in lieu of Pumpkin Pie. My second favorite is…Pumpkin Pie. The best pie I’ve made used Martha Stewart’s pie crust and Williams-Sonoma’s recipe for the pie filling. It was so good I ate the entire pie myself over three days! That last piece was as good as the first one too!

  • 138

    I love pumpkin chocolate chip cookies they are easy and delicious.

  • 139
    Carrie says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is one that my mom got way back when microwaves first came out. My mom got a microwave for Christmas and this has been a holiday tradition ever since then.
    Caramel Biscuits
    1/3 c brown sugar
    3 Tbsp margarine
    1 Tbsp. water
    1/3 c pecans, chopped
    8 oz. Pilsbury refrigerator biscuits
    In an 8 ” dish mix water, margarine, & brown sugar. Cook on HIGH for 1 minute. Stir in pecans. Separate refirgerator dough and cut each biscuit into quarters & toss in pan. Stir to coat. cook uncovered for 2 min. 30 sec. or until biscuits are firm. Enjoy!!

  • 140
    Kimberly says:

    My favorite is T&T cookies, which my DH calls “dynamite.” Lame, I know! 🙂
    They taste like little chocolate chip cookies with frosting on the top.

    T&T Cookies
    20 long graham crackers, crushed finely
    1 c. whipping cream
    1 c. brown sugar
    1/2 c. butter (no substitution)

    Mix together. Add 2 packages of mini chocolate chips and 2 c. chopped walnuts. Fill small candy liners. Bake 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Makes 110 cookies.

    1/3 c. butter
    2 c. powdered sugar
    1/2 tsp. vanilla
    1 Tbsp. milk

    Thanks for putting me in the holiday spirit and for the chance to win! 🙂

  • 141
    Clara says:

    I have two! Homemade pumpkin crunch and my mother-in-law’s stuffing. Anyone would go off their diet for those!

  • 142
    J. Harmon says:

    I am so excited, thank you for the chance to win! My favorite recipe is a potato casserole, I’m not even sure of the name, but we call them party potatoes and they are the best!

  • 143
    Lorraine M. says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is for my mom’s cabbage rolls! Christmas just wouldn’t happen without them!!! 🙂

  • 144
    Crafty Math Chick says:

    Hands down, my favorite holiday recipe is one a fellow military spouse, Julia MacDonald, was kind enogh to share with me after a holiday party. It is for Sweet Potato Casserole:

    3 Cups Sweet Potato
    1 Cup Sugar
    1/2 Cup melted butter
    2 Eggs well beaten
    1 Tsp Vanilla
    1/3 Cup Milk

    1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
    1/4 Cup Flour
    2 1/2 TBsp Melted Butter
    1/2 Cup Chopped Nuts

    Combine Sweet Potato, Sugar, Butter, Eggs, Vanilla, and mix well. Spoon into two-quart casserole dish. Mix Topping ingredients in separate bowl. Cover Sweet Potato mix with topping. Bake in over at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Serves 6.

    I didn’t even LIKE sweet potatoes until I tasted this recipe – it is like CANDY! Enjoy!

    I hope everyone enjoys the holidays with their loved ones.


  • 145
    Sandye Curry says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is Hershey Bar Cake. It has cocoa, a large hershey bar, and some hershey syrup–not fattening at all!

  • 146
    Wendy W. says:

    Wow! These posts are a gold mine!! I’m going to have to come back and write them all down! I have an awesome recipe for ginger cookies called “Lucky Pennies”. We make about 500 of them every year for neighbor gifts (and I am threatened by many of my friends every year that they will disown me if I don’t make ’em!! Soft, gingery and yummy!!!

  • 147
    Rhonda M says:

    I have lots of favorite holiday recipes! One of my favorite is Gingersnap Cookies dipped in white chocolate. They always turn out great! But what I love most about holiday cooking and baking is sharing time in the kitchen with my mom and grandma. We love to pick a day and make all of our holiday goodies together! It’s one of my favorite holiday traditions.

  • 148
    Colleen says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is homemade dressing with giblet gravy. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.

  • 149
    Rosemary says:

    I’m one of those people who actually likes fruitcake. My favorite holiday recipe is Tiny Fruitcake Jems from Rose’s Christmas Cookies by Rose Levy Beranbaum. Even people who don’t like fruitcake like these.

  • 150
    Elizabeth S. says:

    My favorite is making all the decorated sugar cookies and of course homemade apple pie.

  • 151
    Sandra B. says:

    Any homemade Christmas cookie! I haven’t tried one I didn’t like.

  • 152
    Jody says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my grandmother’s fruit cake. Part because it is actually yummy and part because it’s been passed down through the generations.

  • 153
    Kathy W says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is Cathedral Cookies:
    1/2 c. margarine
    1 12 oz. pkg choc chips
    1 10 1/2 oz. pdg colored mini marshmallows
    1 c. chopped walnuts
    1 c. flaked coconut

    In top of double boiler (or microwave) melt together marg. and choc chips. Place marshmallows & nuts in large bowl. Pour choc mixture over marshmallows/nuts & blend. Sprinkle 1/3 c. coconut on waxed paper, then pour 1/3 of marshmallow mixture on paper. Roll the paper into a tube shape. Repeat for 2 more rolls. Refregerate (or better to freeze) for at least an hour. Before slicing, pull away and remove wax paper from rolls. Slice each roll into about 12 cookies, keep refrigerated.

  • 154
    Staci (Misermom) says:

    OH, I love so many recipes during the holidays. One of my most favorite lately is a gravy recipe from Martha Stewart. You peel, chop up and put in the bottom of your roasting pan all of these root veggies – carrots, parsnip, celery root, onion – and then you place your turkey on top and roast it for the whole time. At the end, you take out the drippings and the veggies and puree them, add in some turkey stock to thin and serve it as gravy. It is SO good and hearty and feels as healthy (sort of) as it is yummy!

  • 155
    Katie says:

    Every year, I always make lots and lots of those white powdered sugar covered cookies. I’ve seen them as Mexican Wedding Cookies or Russian Teacakes.

    Cookies in general are just so synonymous with the Holidays for our own enjoyment and as gifts.

  • 156
    Becky P. says:

    My favorite holiday recipes are the pumpkin rolls from Libby’s pumpkin website, so yummy and sinful, and my brother in laws yeast pumpkin rolls that taste so good with butter. Both pumpkin rolls, but one is sweet, while the other is savory. This is such a yummy time of year.

  • 157
    calliezant says:

    Red Velvet Cake for Christmas….there is no substitute!

  • 158
    Maureen says:

    My favourite recipes are Melt in Your Mouth shortbread and ginger sparkle cookies. Love the new release! Great job to everyone involved!

  • 159
    moodyblue says:

    I could not possibly choose just one recipe. I love all the holiday foods – sweets like pumpkin pie or pudding or cheesecake, basics like turkey, breads and rolls, sweet potato casserole, scalloped corn.
    I don’t make much myself but I eat what others make.
    One thing I have made is No Fuss Truffles.

  • 160
    kerry davis says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my mother-in-law’s pumpkin roll. They are awesome – she sends me several at Thanksgiving so I can freeze them and have them at Christmas, too.

  • 161
    Kay S. says:

    Definitely Pumpkin Nut Roll — ya just can’t have a holiday without it! And it’s pretty too! A win-win!

  • 162
    Chickie Zinnanti says:

    My favorite Holiday Recipe is my MIL Pimento and String Bean Salad. It is very festive with the green & red but even more than that…it is delicious!!

  • 163
    Shannon S. says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my Grandma Sharp’s chocolate pie. YUM!!!!

    20 large marshmallows
    3/4 large Hershey bar with almonds (8ounce size)
    1/3 cup of milk

    Melt in double boiler or microwave

    Let cool add 1 small package of whipped cream, mix together, pour into pie crust or graham cracker crust.

    Shave 1/4 of chocolate bar on top. Then refrigerate about 4 hours or over night.

    Keep the 1/4 of chocolate bar in the freezer. It is easier to grade frozen.

  • 164
    Shanngirl says:

    Has to be my moms homemade dressing and my sisters homemade rolls. YUMMO!

  • 165
    Sue D says:

    I am always short of time around the holiday so my favorite recipe is very quick and easy. It is called Chocolate Pretzel Rings and is just 3 ingredients–Pretzel rings, kisses and m&m’s.

  • 166
    Mary C. says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is Cranberry/Pear Chutney from Gourmet Magazine. I start making many batches before Thanksgiving for Famly and Friends and carry on through Christmas. It’s the only thing I know how to cook!

  • 167
    Catstmhy says:

    It would not be Christmas without the three layer jello salad (especially the middle layer of cool whip mixed with some of the jello). A close second are the shortbread cookies my mother makes.

  • 168
    Shelley says:

    This is a hard decision. I think it’s a toss up between my Dad’s homemade eggnog, my aunt’s sugercookies, & my grandma’s pumpkin roll. I think I just gained weight listing them. LOL

  • 169
    Tami Brown says:

    This is by far the easiest recipe EVER!!!!
    But when I want something elegant and extremely tasty – this is the way I go.

    Paired with Scalloped Potatoes and Fresh Spinach – all I can say is WOW!!!! People talk about this recipe for months afterwards.

    Bon appetit!


    * 1 ham, smoked, bone-in (10 pounds)
    * 1 cup dark brown sugar
    * 1/4 cup Cognac


    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Wrap ham completely with parchment-lined foil and place on a rimmed baking sheet or roasting pan. Transfer ham to oven and bake 1 hour.
    2. Unwrap ham; discard parchment and foil. Place on cutting board. With a large, sharp knife, score fat in a diamond pattern, making the lines about 3/4 inch apart. Transfer ham back to large roasting pan.
    3. Raise oven temperature to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar and Cognac. Brush ham evenly with 3/4 of the brown-sugar mixture and return to oven; cook ham 30 minutes. Brush ham with remaining brown-sugar mixture and continue cooking 10 minutes more. Transfer to a cutting board until ready to carve.

  • 170
    Jerri K says:

    My favorite recipe at Christmas is a simple recipe for truffles made with cream cheese, crushed oreo cookies, and covered with melted chocolate. They are to die for as they say around here.

  • 171
    Kerry J. says:

    Definitely whipped shortbread and butter pecan turtle squares.

    Butter Pecan Turtle Squares
    2 cups flour
    1 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup butter (softened)
    1 cup pecan halves
    Combine the flour, brown sugar, and butter. Pat into ungreased 9×13 inch pan. Sprinkle with pecans.
    Caramel Layer:
    1 cup butter
    3/4 cup brown sugar
    1 cup milk chocolate chips
    Into saucepan combine butter, brown sugar…. boil for 1-2 minutes over medium heat until thickened. Stir constantly. Pour evenly over pecans….. Bake at 350 F for 18-20 minutes. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Allow 3 minutes to melt. Cool and cut. ENJOY!!!!

  • 172
    Lisa K in TX says:

    One of my favorite holiday recipes is Spoon bread! It is the yummy corn casserole that uses the Jiffy cornbread mix, sour cream, eggs, creamed corn, etc. Yummy! We only seem to make it at Thanksgiving and Christmas! Thanks! Lisa K in TX

  • 173
    Michelle H says:

    One of my favorites is what I call Pumpkin Pie Cake (who can choose just one though?). It is rich and very yummy!

    Pumpkin Pie Cake
    1 can evaporated milk
    2 1/2 cups pumpkin
    1 cup sugar
    1/2 t salt
    4 t pumpkin pie spice
    3 eggs

    Mix above ingredients together and pour into a 9×13 pan. Sprinkle with 1 dry yellow cake mix. Pour 1 1/2 cubes of melted butter over the cake mix. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, then turn your oven down to 325 for 35 minutes.

  • 174
    Kelly says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is getting together a few weeks before x-mas to make holiday cookies! I love that tradition! The best cookie recipe is my Mom’s sugar cookie recipe.

  • 175
    christinem says:

    My favorite recipe is my mother’s sour cream rolled out cookies. When I was little we would roll out, bake and frost them together. Now I do this with my kids. It’s a great family tradition.

  • 176
    Julie M says:

    LOVE the polka dot paper, and all of the new sets are great!!!
    The best Holiday recipe for me is my Great Grandmother’s Chocolate Pie, from scratch of course. I never cooked it with her, but one year I made the recipe with my Grandmother for my Great Grandmother at Thanksgiving. Yum Yum Yum!

  • 177
    Taylor says:

    My Grandma loved Grasshopper milkshakes. We couldn’t drink them until we were adults, but they were yummmy!

  • 178
    kelly says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my Nana’s christmas cookies. My sister grabs the tin every christmas morning while I grab the coffe and as the family sits and opens the presents we eat them. It part of the holidays for us.

  • 179

    I love holiday baking! I think my favorite are my homemade marshmallows (so much yummier than the store bought ones) and my homemade cinnamon rolls with buttercream frosting (for Christmas morning). YUMMM!

  • 180
    Tricia Dee says:

    My all-time favorite Christmas cookies! Oatmeal cookies that are rolled and cut out (trees and stars, the best) then baked and frosted.
    The whole family loves them and they don’t last long!

  • 181

    I love making sugar cookies for all seasons, but especially during the fall and Christmas. This is a recipe from my Great Aunt Charlotte. She passed away several years ago, but her sugar cookie recipe is still being passed on!

    Aunt Charlotte’s Sugar Cookies

    1 cup butter or margarine or use shortening and increase salt to 1 tsp.
    1 ½ cup sugar
    3 eggs
    1 tsp. vanilla
    3 ½ cups sifted enriched flour
    2 tsp. cream of tarter
    1 tsp. baking soda
    1/2 tsp. salt

    Cream butter. Add sugar gradually and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Stir dry ingredients together. Add gradually to creamed mixture. Chill thoroughly (3 to 4 hours). Roll on well floured surface to about 1/8 to 1/4 inch. Cut into desired shapes. Bake in moderate oven (375˚) 6 to 8 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheet.

    Makes 8 dozen cookies rolled thin

    I like to use cream cheese frosting to decorate them. My kids have so much fun helping with these!

    Can’t wait to see all the new releases! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Alicia Weiman

  • 182
    Joan B says:

    Christmas Eve — I follow my mom’s tradition and make Nalesniki (Polish Crêpes). I make the crepes from Julia Child and fill with a mixture of egg, farmer’s cheese and sugar. There’s no written recipe, you just go by feel! Fill the crepes, roll, fry and then bake. Thanks Mom. (Perhaps I need to write down the recipe for the next generation!)

  • 183
    Wendalyn says:

    My favorite is Puppy Chow which is a family treat only made at Christmas time.


    9 cup Chex
    1 cup chocolate chips
    1/2 cup peanut butter
    1/4 cup butter
    1/4 teaspoon vanilla
    1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

    Put cereal in large bowl. Melt chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
    Pour over Chex cereal, put into a large plastic bag with powdered sugar and shake well to coat.

    Spread mixture evenly on wax paper and allow to cool.

  • 184
    Sharon Romine says:

    My favorite recipe for the holidays is Sweet Potato Casserole.
    I just joined Weight Watchers this evening. Oh the holidays are going to be hard this year.

  • 185
    Wendy (songbirdwc) says:

    Definitely my Nana’s sand tart cookie recipe. I can still taste the dough…. 🙂 We lost the recipe for years til I found a similar taste and concocted from there. Finally my aunt found HER copy stuck to another recipe and I discovered mine was very close! It takes ages to roll (and it hurts my shoulder) but the dough is all butter and sugar, and produces a wafer thin cookie– best when sprinkled with cinnamon sugar or red sugar crystals.

  • 186
    Heidi Lynn says:

    can’t hardly wait for this recipe set! I love recipes so I am so very excited.

    During the holidays I love the smell of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, etc. All the warm scents that seem to say “stay inside by the warm fire”.

    Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies
    1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 cup and 3 tablespoons butter
    2/3 cup packed brown sugar
    1/2 egg white
    2 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon light molasses
    1/2 (11 ounce) package NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels

    PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F.
    COMBINE flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt in small bowl.
    BEAT butter, sugar, egg and molasses in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour mixture until well blended. Stir in morsels.
    Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

    Thank-you for all your creativity. We sure eat it up!!!

  • 187
    Donna Baker says:

    biscochitos (mexican shortbread cookies) I make them every year & gift them in nice packaging! go great with tea/coffee

  • 188
    Angela says:

    My mom’s ravioli’s! She makes them by hand from her mother’s recipe for every holiday — enough to serve as the main course of our our “intimate” holiday dinners of 45+!!

  • 189
    Janna Hull says:

    Here is my favorite holiday recipe. It is from my mother-in-law!

    White Chocolate-Dipped Oatmeal-Cranberry Cookies

    1 cup butter or margarine, softened
    1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1 large egg
    1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 cups Craisins
    1 1/2 cups pecan pieces
    1 1/4 cups uncooked quick cooking oats
    12 oz white chocolate baking bars–coarsely chopped
    3 Tablespoons shortening

    Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugars, beating well.
    Add egg and vanilla, beating until blended.
    Combine flour & next 3 ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended.
    Stir in cranberries, pecans, and oats.
    Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 ” apart onto lightly greased baking sheets.
    Bake at 375 degrees for 9 to 11 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

    Microwave white chocolate and shortening in a medium-size microwave safe bowl on high 1 minute or until chocolate melts stirring once or twice. Dip 1/2 of each cookie into melted chocolate, letting excess drip back into bowl. Place dipped cookies on wax paper; let stand until firm.

  • 190
    Amy says:

    A family favorite is a package of oreo cookies crushed and mixed with a package of cream cheese…then roll into a 1 inch balls and place on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet. Chill in fridge and then remove and dip in melted chocolate. Return to fridge to set chocolate. YUMMY!

  • 191
    Rhonda C says:

    This “time of the month” has become my most favorite time! So much to look forward to and, as always, so many wonderful products to choose from.

    It wouldn’t be the holidays without Cinnamon Logs — so easy to make…and super-delicious.

    1 loaf of white day old bread
    8 oz. cream cheese
    1/2 c. sugar
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1 stick melted butter
    cinnamon/sugar mix

    Cut the edges of the bread and roll flat. Mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla together and spread mixture onto bread. Roll up. Dip bread in melted butter and then roll in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Freeze logs overnight. Cut into fourths.

  • 192
    Annapurna says:

    I never win anyway, so I am hoping no one reads this:-)
    So here goes, I don’t have a favorite holiday recipe, since I didn’t grow up eating these foods. It took me a few years to get used to the turkey and ham. The most I look forward to during the holidays is the French silk pie my hubby makes and a dessert called banana split that my SIL makes, which has bananas, graham cracker crumbs, eggs, whipped cream etc etc.

  • 193
    Barbara V says:

    Wouldn’t be Christmas around our house without lots of Scottish shortbread…made with real butter of course!

  • 194
    Sheryl Cook says:

    Well, I don’t want to brag or anything, but I am known in my part of the woods (aka Seattle) for my Party Mix…I have to take an extra bag to my friends annual holiday party for her husband and I stash it for him as soon as I get there! I start buying chex mix in november and have been known to make 2 or 3 batches a week – yikes !!!

  • 195
    Tara says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my mom’s pumpkin pie – I eat it from my birthday in October through Christmas! But the pie is a secret family recipe so I don’t feel like I can share 🙂

  • 196
    Paula Rockwood says:

    There are many cookies that I only make at Christmas that my family always looks forward too…but I think the ones they love the best are snowball cookies…they are sometimes also called Russian Tea Cakes or Mexican Wedding cookies!

  • 197
    Wendy H says:

    My favorite is homemade chocolate fudge.

  • 198
    Tina says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my grandma’s sugar cookies. They turn out perfect every time and are especially good with all the fixings!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • 199
    Kendra says:

    My favorite holiday receipe would have to be my Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls. I use about 10 lbs of peanut butter every Christmas. I package them up for gifts, take them to parties, and gain plenty of pounds.

  • 200
    Aimee says:

    My favorite recipe is from a Pampered Chef Party years ago, I call it Chicken Crescent Wreath. You combine cooked chicken, shredded cheese and cream of chicken soup and stuff it into canned crescent biscuit dough that is shaped like a wreath. It’s really yummy, easy and great for a party. If you google “chicken crescent wreath” it will come up (but I replace the canned chicken with leftover) :::crossing my fingers for the contest::::

  • 201
    natalie wilson says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is the pecan pie my grandmother used to make. I try to make it myself and it just never tastes as good as hers!

  • 202
    kathy says:

    My favorite holiday recipe, is Eggnog Cake. With just a little rum OK maybe a little more than a little. Thanks for the chance to win!!! Kathy

  • 203

    This is yummy! We will plan a party just to have an excuse to make it. Enjoy ~

    Hot Bacon Cheese Spread
    Wendy Peatross

    1 loaf (16 ounces) round bread, unsliced
    1/2 pound of bacon, cook till crisp and crumble
    8 oz. shredded Colby/Monterey Jack Cheese
    4 to 6 ounces grated parmesan cheese
    1 cup Mayonnaise
    1 small onion, finely chopped
    1 (or 2) cloves garlic, minced

    Cut a lengthwise slice from the top of the bread loaf. Take out the center and leave a 1 inch thick shell. Cut the unused bread into bite size chunks.

    Mix everything else in a bowl and spoon into the bread shell. Put the top back on the bread and place on a cookie sheet.

    Bake at 350′ for 1 hour. Serve with bread or crackers (I like Wheat Thins with this).

    If there is any left, you can cover it and put in the fridge. It reheats real well in a microwave.

  • 204
    Cathy says:

    Chocolate mousse concord cake… very delicious.

  • 205
    Jen Caputo says:

    Oh definitely Puppy Chow!!! The rice chex covered in chocolate, peanut butter, and powdered sugar – delicious!!!!

  • 206
    Mary Cook says:

    A must have in our house during the holidays.

    Fun to make with the kids. Enjoy.

    Spritz Cookies

    2 ½ cups sifted flour
    ¼ tsp salt
    1 cup soft butter (or margarine)
    1 ¼ cups sifted powdered sugar
    2 egg yolks
    ½ tsp almond extract
    1 tsp vanilla extract

    Sift flour and salt into bowl and reserve.
    Put butter in mixing bowl and add powdered sugar. Beat until mixture is light and fluffy.
    Beat in egg yolks and extracts.
    Add flour mixture and beat until blended.
    Fill cookie press with dough and shape fancy cookies on ungreased cookie sheets.
    Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. DO NOT BROWN.
    Remove to wire rack to cool.
    Decorate with frosting or bits of candied cherries, colored sugar or sprinkles.

  • 207
    Kelly Braund says:

    We always make lots of edible presents for Christmas (me & my 2 oldest kids). My fav was when we made chocolate dipped pretzel sticks. My daughter went crazy with sprinkles to decorate hers, it was a lot of fun!

  • 208
    Jennifer S says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is Starlight Sugar Twists. When I was younger, my mom and I would make them every year. We stopped making them, probably when I moved away from home. I found the recipe 2-3 years ago and have been making them with my daughter ever since!

  • 209
    emily says:

    I have a few…
    1) Roast with horseradish sauce
    2) Banana Nut Bread… which people always ask for the recipe for.
    3) Holiday Cut Out cookies/frosting –
    4) Pecan Candy
    love the holidays! And if anyone wants them… I’ve got them in a word file. Email me… I’ll send.

  • 210
    Ginny Schleich says:

    My favorite recipe is for Rosette cookies. My mother-in-law taught me how to make them when I first met her. She is the best MIL anyone could have and I think of her every time I make Rosette cookies.

  • 211
    Allison says:

    My favorite recipe for Christmas is a Ginger Spiced Cake with caramel sauce. I got the recipe at a cooking class a few years back and it has become an annual tradition!

    Crossing my fingers for a lucky post number…. 🙂

  • 212
    Julie Ake says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is for plain old fashioned sugar cookies with my mom’s powdered sugar frosting. It may not even be the cookie that is the best part, but the memories I have of making them every Christmas! I have started this tradition with my own daughter. Thanks for making some of the best stamp sets around! Can’t wait to see the new releases!

  • 213
    NavyWyf says:

    My FAVORITE baking memory at Christmas was making Keeflies with my mom! Soft dough all rolled up with some crushed pecans in the middle. Cooked and rolled in powdered sugar. They were so soft, and sweet! Those are the only ingredients I remember, but I loved them every year as a little girl!!

  • 214
    Lisa J says:

    One of my favorites is for Austrian Spitzbuken. It’s super easy and everyone loves it. We make it all of the time but the friend I got it from uses it during the holidays.

    Autrian Spitzbuken

    1.5 cups butter
    1.5 cups sugar
    1 egg
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    3 cups flour

    Mix all ingredients together. It will be very soft. Place 2/3 of dough on bottom of cookie sheet roll out evenly. (I use wax paper to keep from sticking to my rolling pin) Spread your favorite jam lightly over dough. (You can use more than one flavor for variety.) then sprinkle the remaining dough over the top. Bake at 375 for 25 to 35 minutes until golden brown.
    You can also put dough for the top in the fridge to harden and then roll it out and do a lattice on the top to make it fancy.

    your favorite jam

  • 215
    Emma Sleppy says:

    MY dad used to make the world’s best New York Cheesecake at Christmas! We Miss it!

  • 216

    My aunt makes a pumpkin pie cheesecake that is AWESOME! It’s my favorite!

  • 217
    Mary (Happy Now) says:

    We don’t have many traditions when it comes to food during the Holidays, but we do have a “traditional” Holiday menu: steak, shrimp scampi, twice-baked potatoes, spinach salad… does that count?

  • 218
    Janin Huerter says:

    My favorite recipe is my dad’s stuffing. With loads of butter, celery, turkey seasoning,and onions. The smell of stuffing cooking in the morning will always remind me of Thankgiving and Christmas morning. It is not a true Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas dinner without his stuffing.

    He and my mom are flying to Houston to spend Christmas with us. His stuffing is on the menu. I can’t wait!

  • 219
    Brandi says:

    Here is my favorite!

    Aunt Louise’s Cream Cheese Pie
    1 pkg of cream cheese (softened)
    ½ cup of sour cream
    1 tsp of vanilla
    1/3 cup of sugar
    ½ tub of whipped topping
    Pie Filling
    Graham Cracker Crust
    Blend cream cheese, sour cream, vanilla and sugar until smooth. Mix in whipped topping. Pour into crust. Top with pie filling. Super easy – super great!

  • 220
    Tricia T says:

    My daughter’s gluten free ice cream cake!

    Crush 1 pkg gluten free “oreos” – mix with butter to make a crust. Put in bottom of 7 x 12 pan. Cover with softened peppermint stick ice cream. Cover with Dove Chocolate Sauce. Sprinkle crushed peppermint on top. Freeze. Add Cool Whip before serving.

    Mmmmmmmm….. 🙂

  • 221
    Mindy says:

    Every year at Christmas time we make homemade snack mix. I like to use Crispix cereal, mini pretzel sticks, and goldfish crackers. I combine a little melted butter, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and worstershire sauce, drizzle over the snack mix and bake on a cookie sheet for an hour at 275 tossing every 15 minutes… it’s so yummy warm out of the oven!

  • 222
    Sue says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is sweet potato casserole, followed by all the yummy Christmas cookies. Yum!

  • 223
    Ally V. says:

    Mine is either a toss up between warm Apple Crisp right out of the oven or Chocolate Bark, simple but oh so yummy!!

  • 224
    Lisa says:

    My favorite Christmas Recipe is Sour Cream Cut-Out Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting. It is a recipe that has been passed down from my Grandmother.
    One Christmas I was not able to buy gifts for my adorable nieces so we made, frosted and decorated these cookies and it was such a blessing. More than any gift could have been worth!

  • 225
    Emily says:

    My boys are still young, so we are having fun developing our own family holiday favorites. This week I discovered a yummy pumpkin cheesecake that I will make a yearly tradition!

    It’s a great compromise because I just can’t do pumpkin pie, but pumpkin cheesecake is a whole other animal!

    You can find the recipe here:


    Just add some whipped cream and enjoy!!

  • 226
    Karen Q says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my Fanny Mae Fudge. It is a very easy microwave recipe and everyone loves it. I plan on getting the recipe set to put family recipes together for my daughter.

  • 227
    barbara says:

    i have two
    Cheese pierogies like my polish mama used to make with farmers cheese – it was a xmas eve tradition and now its Kourabeides ( not sure of the spelling here) but its a butter cookie with almonds, dusted with confectioners sugar and yes a few drops of rose water.

  • 228
    Ketha says:

    It wouldn’t be the holidays without my favorite recipe. My grandmother made it, my mother made it and I’ve made it every year that I’ve been out of my parents house…We just call it “Cranberry Salad”. It’s made with fresh cranberries, oranges, red grapes, lemon jello, pecans and mini marshmellows. It has to be made the day before and is DELICIOUS. It’s not too sweet, not too tart….truly a family tradition.

  • 229
    Laurie G says:

    Every single year I make a chocolate triffle that my children just love. It is something that my daughter now makes for her family too so I guess you can say it has become a family tradition.

  • 230
    Angela says:

    I have been cooking Thanksgiving dinner for about 20 years now. We have between 14-20 people every year, a mix of family and friends. I love it! Sometime during the last 20 years I came up with a new (for me) way to cook sweet potatoes ( I never liked the traditional mini marshmallow recipe). They are now my favorite part of the dinner. I boil my sweet potatoes and then cut them up into about ¼ inch slices. Then I sauté them in butter and brown sugar. I put them in the dish so the slices are standing on their sides; this keeps them from turning into a big mush and makes sure the goodness gets all in between them. After I am done sautéing all of the slices I throw chopped up pecans into the butter brown sugar mix and cook a bit, it gets all caramely. Then I pour this mixture over the potatoes and bake them until hot and bubbly. Mmm, just thinking about them, I can’t wait!

  • 231
    Suzy says:

    woo woo!! This is so exciting! This is my first release party…fun fun! I have 2 favorite holiday recipes…Stuffed Artichokes-my husband’s mom makes the best! And Italian Rainbow cookies-but colored green and red for Christmas! 🙂

  • 232
    Lori M says:

    I lvoe my grandma’s wreath’s!!! She doesn’t make them anymore so I have taken the tradition over!!! Thanks so much Nichole for a chance to win!!!!

  • 233
    Lesa says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is Amaretto Pecan Pie.

  • 234
    Debbie Lee says:

    (I hope this isn’t a repeat – not sure my post went thru the 1st time. UGH!!)
    What rings in Christmas for me is planning what cookies I want to bake. And, my favorite cookie recipe is Pecan crescents rolled in powdered sugar! 🙂 Yummy!

  • 235
    Alanna Moses says:

    My favorite recipes are my Grandpa’s english toffee and my pumpkin roll. I just love this time of the year!

  • 236
    Nimue says:

    My favourite Christmas recipe is Brandy Butter. You whip butter until it’s really light and then whip in very fine sugar until it tastes right and then you whip in as much brandy as the butter will hold. It’s absolutely wonderful on Christmas pudding or Christmas cake. Love it! – Nimmy

  • 237
    Becky S says:

    I always make my great grandma’s snowballs- crunchy peanut butter, marshmallow cream, and rice krispies mixed together and rolled into balls, chilled, then dipped in white chocolate. I make hundreds at a time and there’s never enough.

  • 238
    annette says:

    I have two favorites which are pumpkin cheesecake and pecan pie.

  • 239
    Mary W. says:

    We have a family Eggnog Recipe that is Delish!! We make it every Christmas!

  • 240
    Angela says:

    I have been cooking Thanksgiving dinner for about 20 years now. We have between 14-20 people every year, a mix of family and friends. I love it! Sometime during the last 20 years I came up with a new (for me) way to cook sweet potatoes ( I never liked the traditional mini marshmallow recipe). They are now my favorite part of the dinner. I boil my sweet potatoes and then cut them up into about ¼ inch slices. Then I sauté them in butter and brown sugar. I put them in the dish so the slices are standing on their sides; this keeps them from turning into a big mush and makes sure the goodness gets all in between them. After I am done sautéing all of the slices I throw chopped up pecans into the butter brown sugar mix and cook a bit, it gets all caramely. Then I pour this mixture over the potatoes and bake them until hot and bubbly. Mmm, just thinking about them, I can’t wait!

  • 241
    Nimue says:

    My favourite Christmas recipe is Brandy Butter. You whip butter until it’s really light and then whip in very fine sugar until it tastes right and then you whip in as much brandy as the butter will hold. It’s absolutely wonderful on Christmas pudding or Christmas cake. Love it! – Nimmy

  • 242
    Sonja says:

    favorite holiday recipe is Holiday Ham Dip..I am excited about the recipe box and labels..

  • 243
    Charlotte Whitaker says:

    You can’t go wrong with decorated sugar cookies! My personal favorite: fun to eat and cute to decorate.

  • 244
    Katy M. says:

    My favorite recipes for the holidays are My Dad’s Homemade Lasagna and Bailey’s Cheesecake.He makes them every year for our family’s holiday party.

  • 245
    Christie E. says:

    My favorite is pretty simple: Sugar Cookies!
    I love to make them and then decorate them all up with the kids. 🙂

  • 246

    My favorite holiday recipe would be for Lady Locks. I make them and sell them during the holidays and everyone loves them!

    2 sticks butter
    1 c. sour cream
    1 tsp salt
    4 egg yolks
    4 c flour
    Mix all together and chill over night. Next day, cut into 6 sections. Roll out each section and cut into 7″ x 1″ strips. Wrap each strip around a clothespin. Bake at 350 for 17 minutes. Let cool.

    1 c Crisco
    2 sticks butter
    7 oz jar marshmallow creme
    3 egg whites
    3 c powdered sugar

    Mix all very well in mixer. Stuff the baked locks with filling by using a pastry bag and tip. ENJOY!!!!

  • 247
    Angela says:

    I have been cooking Thanksgiving dinner for about 20 years now. We have between 14-20 people every year, a mix of family and friends. I love it! Sometime during the last 20 years I came up with a new (for me) way to cook sweet potatoes ( I never liked the traditional mini marshmallow recipe). They are now my favorite part of the dinner. I boil my sweet potatoes and then cut them up into about ¼ inch slices. Then I sauté them in butter and brown sugar. I put them in the dish so the slices are standing on their sides; this keeps them from turning into a big mush and makes sure the goodness gets all in between them. After I am done sautéing all of the slices I throw chopped up pecans into the butter brown sugar mix and cook a bit, it gets all caramely. Then I pour this mixture over the potatoes and bake them until hot and bubbly. Mmm, just thinking about them, I can’t wait!

  • 248
    Paula Rockwood says:

    There are many cookies that I only make at Christmas but the ones I think my family loves the most is Snowball cookies…also know as Russian Tea Cakes and Mexican Wedding cookies

  • 249
    Michelle says:

    Cake Balls

    1 box cake mix
    1 tub ready made frosting
    1 pkg. almond bark candy coating
    1 Tbs. shortening

    Bake cake according to package directions. While still warm, crumble into a mixing bowl and stir in tub of frosting.
    Mix until it becomes a dough and cake is completely broken up and incorporated into frosting. You shouldn’t be able to tell the cake and frosting apart at this point. Scoop into balls, using a small cookie or ice cream scoop, onto a parchment or wax paper covered cookie sheet. Freeze balls for at least an hour. This makes the dipping easier. Melt almond bark & shortening. Using a toothpick or small fork, dip the frozen balls in the melted chocolate coating. Place balls on waxed or parchment paper to set.

  • 250
    michele h. says:

    I can’t wait to see the new stamp sets tonight! Another great release, I can feel it!!! As for my favorite holiday recipe, it’s a cookie…chocolate crackle cookies. I make them every year!

    thanks for working so hard! michele h..

  • 251
    Martha says:

    Not sure I can choose a favorite. For Christmas candy it would be the Buckeyes that my husband makes. Very yummy. But, probably overall favorite would be the Pecan Sticky Buns my mom makes for Christmas dinner. Warm, sticky, perfection!

  • 252
    Dawn says:

    My favorite recipe to make at the holidays is cranberry cheer punch. My family loves it and only gets it on Thanksgiving.


  • 253

    My favorite… is my grandmother’s recipe for fudge. yum. I can remember her making it every single year while I was growing up. I can also remember sneaking pieces of it out of the fridge when she wasn’t looking. mmmmm…

  • 254
    Michelle H in IL says:

    This first recipe I think of when I think of Christmas dinner is my grandmother’s cornbread dressing! It’s the perfect compliment to a juicy fried turkey!

  • 255
    Heather A says:

    My favorite recipe is my grandmother’s Scotch Cakes – yummy! They are small round shortbread cookies with white frosting and a piece of maraschino cherry on top. Those from the East Coast of Canada might know what they are.
    I would love to share the recipe with you but it is packed away right now. I am moving next week. Sorry.

  • 256
    Loydene says:

    Our family favorite is Walnut Frosties! I think my mother found the recipe in a newspaper article …. I don’t even know how long ago. But, it is Christmas when the Walnut Frosties get made!

  • 257
    Mary B says:

    Can’t name just one favorite – my MIL’s ham, home-frozen creamed corn, or turtle cake, or a recipe I just found last month: Chocolate Explosion Cheesecake, from Paula Deen’s Chocolate collection. October’s release looks like it will be absolutely fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 258
    Mary G. says:

    Pumpkin Torte! Cooking was always been my first “hobby”…until cardmaking came along!
    I have been making this recipe for Thanksgiving for OVER 25 years! (WOW, I’m getting old!) We used to bring it to Grandpa & Grandma’s house when my kids were young (over the river and through the woods)… Now, I’m the Grandma and still making it! I’d be happy to share the recipe if anyone is interested; It’s a guaranteed hit! 🙂

  • 259
    Shay says:

    One of my favorite holiday recipes is wassail that our family friend gave us swearing us to secrecy. Not only does it taste delicious, but also makes the whole house smell of sweet spices.

    Thank you for the chance to win such a fantastic gift.

  • 260
    Terri E. says:

    I love my Mom’s apple french toast. It is so yummy and it is not Christmas without it.

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  • 261
    Melissa says:

    for me, it’s not christmas unless we have christmas snow – a horribly 1970s retro kitsch dessert(also known as heart-attack snow in our household)

    300ml cream beaten to soft peaks
    1/4 c crystallised ginger, chopped finely
    1/4 c glace cherries (real ones), chopped finely
    1 can crushed pineapple (just over 1 c of pineapple and juice)
    1 x 150g bag pink and white marshmallows

    Mix ginger and cherries into pineapple and alow to macerate in juice for half an hour. Fold into whipped cream along with chopped marshmallows and set in fridge for a couple of hours to allow flavours to penetrate into cream.

    For me, Christmas means summer and a little bowl of christmas snow, leftover from Christmas day, makes a perfect Boxing day breakfast before a day of lazing in the sun, reading all my new christmas books.

  • 262
    little.one says:

    I love Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies from Martha Stewart’s collection. It smells like the holidays when they’re baking.

  • 263
    kansmom says:

    I haven’t made them for a few years. . .homemade candy cane shaped cookies made with almond extract. Yummo!

  • 264
    SharonH says:

    My favorite Holiday recipe would be Onion Celeste; an oniony,cheesy yummy casserole that’s great with ham or beef or turkey.

  • 265
    NancyJo says:

    My favorite holiday recipe has to be plain and simple pumpkin pie, made with homemade pie crust. I just follow the recipe off the can of pumpkin – using only cinnamon for spices. It’s my job to make the pies now for our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.

  • 266
    Amy says:

    I made homemade marshmallows a couple years ago and had so much fun that I want to make it a new tradition. You make them in large batches so there are plenty to give away and plenty to melt in your own hot chocolate 🙂


  • 267
    babies~ Beth says:

    The treat I have for Christmas eve that everyone wants and asks for? Dip pretzel rods in caramel (the Brachs squares) , blow them off just a bit, then dip into melted chocolate- good milk chocolate-, wave them arund for a sec to cool them off, then put them on wax paper to cool. I also put sprinkles on them sometimes- If you load them up good with caramel and chocolate, most people are moaning after they eat just 2!

  • 268
    karla says:

    My favorite is a Grasshopper dessert that we have every Christmas. It has an Oreo crust, marshmallows and lots of liquor in it! So, so good. Actually, my mouth is watering. How many days ’til Christmas?

  • 269
    Carol Hinton says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is mincemeat tarts. I make my own mincemeat which has raisins, pears, apples, appricots, nuts and brandy in it. I start my mincemeat in October and by December it taste wonderful!!! It’s also a recipe you can keep in your refrigerator for quite a few months.

  • 270
    Linda C. says:

    Pecan tarts

  • 271
    Molly B says:

    My grandmother made the best yeast rolls for the holidays. They would just melt in your mouth. Everyone has tried to make them but they never come out the same. I wish I had the recipe to share and so that I could give them a try myself.

  • 272
    Emma Sleppy says:

    My dad’s famous New York Style Cheesecake!

  • 273
    Michelle says:

    I am a cookie girl–but only for the holidays! I make loads and loads of all different types of cookies, from plain but oh so good chocolate chip cookies to very intricately decorated ones. This is, by far, my favorite cookie recipe as it combines peanut butter cookies with peanut butter cups! Yummmmmmm!

    Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

    INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)
    1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 cup butter, softened
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1/2 cup peanut butter
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    1 egg, beaten
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 tablespoons milk
    40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.
    Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture; mix well.
    Shape into 40 balls and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan.
    Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool and carefully remove from pan.



  • 274
    Maria says:

    The holidays would be missing something if I didn’t make a sausage, bacon and brown sugar appetizer at least once.

  • 275
    Sara Paschal says:


    3 well beaten eggs
    1/2 C. Sugar
    1/2 C. Butter
    1/2 C. Flour
    1 tsp. Vanilla
    1 tsp. Lemon extract

    Add sugar to eggs and beat. Melt butter and add to mixture. Add flour and flovorings. Drop by teaspoons on the grill. Count to six then turn the grill. Use knife to remove and roll immediately.

    You will need a special Krumkake iron (I was lucky enough to get my Grandmother’s iron) to make this tasty treat. I love mine plain some of my friends will stuff them with whipping cream.

  • 276
    Pattie Brown says:

    Wow Nichole, this is one of the best releases ever. My favorite holiday receipe is corn bread dressing. It’s great with turkey and cranberry sauce. I took me many years to get it just like my Mom’s. But being a military wife, I had lot’s of practice, we’ve had alot of holidays away from family. You work is so inspiring, thanks.

  • 277
    annette says:

    I have two favorites which are pumpkin cheesecake and pecan pie.

  • 278
    L Louton says:

    Pumpkin bread and pumpkin pie! Yummy!

  • 279

    My Favorite Holiday recipe is PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE!!!
    It’s super QUICK too! Just some PB, Marshmellow, Sugar,Condensed milk and Butter!
    Boy O Boy is it ever Scruptious!!!


  • 280
    Kristine says:

    Absolutely, my favorite holiday recipe is my Nana’s traditional English Trifle — This is most definately the #1 thing that I looked forward to at Christams dinner as a child, and still is today. Unfortunately Nana is no longer with us, but the tradition lives on. Each and every year one of us (her grandchildren) make sure that the trifle is front and centre on the holiday dessert table.

  • 281
    Melissa Sibert says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is for Rugelach cookies. These are a Jewish cookie of flaky cream cheese pastry rolled around apricot preserves, cinnamon, sugar, walnuts and raisins. Sooo yummy. They are a family favorite and I make them every year. A little time consuming but so worth it.


  • 282

    My fave holiday recipes is my Grannys peanut brittle:

    2 cups of peanuts
    1 1/2 cups of sugar
    1/2 cup Caro syrup
    2 Tbsp water
    1 tsp baking soda

    In a 2 qt pan combine peanuts, sugar, water, and syrup. Cook on high stirring constantly. The syrup crystals will turn white and you will hear the peanuts pop. After the syrup crystals turn light brown take off heat and dash baking soda in. Stir rapidly as it foams. Pour and spread onto greased cookie sheet.

    I cant even come close to making it as good as she did even w/her recipe but I love trying every year b/c I feel like a part of her is with me when I do!

  • 283
    Kim S. says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my husband’s pecan pie. He makes the best pecan pie. It’s so yummy, not runny, has plenty of pecans in the pie mixture.

  • 284
    Emily says:

    My favorite holiday recipe would have to be this one! It is pure heaven if you like coconut!

    3 Day Coconut Cake

    Make at LEAST 3 days in advance! It will not taste good early (trust me, lol)

    1 pkg. White cake mix
    16 oz. sour cream
    12 oz. frozen coconut (thawed)
    1 1/2 cup Cool Whip
    1 cup sugar

    The night before you begin to prepare cake, blend together sour cream, coconut (thawed and drained) and sugar. Reserve 1 cup.

    Prepare the cake mix as as directed on the box. Let cool. Cut layers in half horizontally so that you have 4.

    Spread all but the reserved 1 cup of sour cream mixture between the layers.

    Mix Cool Whip together with reserved 1 cup sour cream mixture. Frost cake with this. Cover cake to keep moist and fresh. Keep refrigerated. Do not eat for THREE DAYS. The longer it sits, the better it is.

    I can’t wait to see the new release! Thanks for the chance to win! =)

  • 285
    sarah van den Berg says:

    I’m not sure if you have fruit mince pies at Christmas time in the US … but ever since I was a little girl my Dad would make the most delicious fruit mince pies with his own homemade fruit mince and special pastry.

    Now that I have my own family, I’ve continued this tradition. My kids and husband love them and everyone who tries them agrees they’re the best ever.

    The mince has to be made in October to be at its best and the smell just reminds me so much of everything Christmas!

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    aimee says:

    chocolate preacher oatmeal cookies…. My dad always made these with us growing up and even now he makes them with his grandchildren…

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    Kelly says:

    My mom’s caramelized fried sweet potatoes! She has an old mongo-size iron skillet that is a MUST for perfecting the caramelizing process. I wouldn’t even dare say how many calories or fat grams there are in a serving but they are SOOOOOO worth every scrumptious bite. Is it Christmas yet?!

  • 288
    Pam says:

    Definately my Blueberry Jello Salad! My family hates cranberries and I found this recipe when I first was married. It takes the place of a cranberry salad or jello and tastes soooo good.

  • 289
    Cindy says:

    My Favorite is Raspberry & Almond Thumbprint Cookies, they are so yummy.

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    Lynn Brown says:

    My favorite recipe is Cut-Out Cookies that has been passed down from my mom. I’ve never tasted cut-out cookies quite like the ones that my mom made. I am addicted to these cookies, so they are only made at Christmas time.

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    Sharly says:

    My favorite Christmas Recipe is the homemade chocolates that my mom made. They were all different flavors… Almond, Mint, Cherry …..

    My earliest memories I have are my sister and i standing there watching her roll them all into little balls then watching her dip them into the chocolate with a toothpick. Then she would put them into the front porch to harden (i live in Canada!!) they were so cold and so yummy.

    Sorry I guess I went on a little too long!! Thanks for letting me share!!


  • 292
    Charmaine says:

    I look forward to two things each year at Christmas…my mom preparing East Indian food for Christmas lunch and her fruitcake…which is so delish…not like the hard stuff you get at the grocery…it’s moist and so yummy…she soaks the fruits in wine for a couple of weeks before making it all from scratch!


  • 293
    Gerri K says:

    My favorite Christmas recipe is my Mom’s Fruit Nut Cake. I remember making it with her when I was a little girl.

  • 294
    Anne Lawrie says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is the Toffee recipe my aunt shared with me last year. It was filled with butter, sugar and chocolate. How can you go wrong?! I’d give it to you, but it has disappeared from my recipe collection somehow, which is good for my hips.

  • 295
    Judith A. Novak says:

    My favorite Christmas recipe has remained my favorite since I was a little girl. My grandmother’s Christmas Ribbon Cookies. True eye candy that will melt in your mouth.

  • 296
    Mary W. says:

    We have a family Eggnog Recipe that is Delish!! We make it every Christmas!

  • 297
    Christine says:

    I have a hand full of cookie receipes that I cherish from my grandmother. She has passed on so now I make them for my family to enjoy and to carry on her tradition.

  • 298
    Anna says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is a Norwegian cookie called Krumkake. It’s a light, crispy cookie cooked on an iron and rolled into a cone shape. Great for pretty PTI packaging!!! ; )

    1 egg
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1 cup heavy whipping cream
    1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Beat egg. Add sugar and vanilla and mix well. Add whipping cream. Add dry ingredients and beat until smooth.
    When krumkake iron is hot, put 1 teaspoon of batter on the iron and bake until light brown. Roll on cone immediately when krumkake is still hot.

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    OK, this is supposed to be a secret family recipe, so DON’T tell my family! It was my late mother’s favorite party punch, so if you make it (and love it) just say “Thank you, Phyllis”.





    2 (2 ltr) bottles GINGER ALE



    2 trays ICE


    This makes a LOT of punch. And if you think this says something about my family, you’re right!

  • 300
    Gerri K says:

    My favorite Christmas recipe is my Mom’s Fruit Nut Cake. I remember making it with her when I was a little girl.

  • 301
    Amy says:

    Mmmmmmm…cookies! My college roommate and I get together every year to do Christmas baking (this will be year 14!). We have a few standards we must make each year. One of those is our very simple peanut butter cookie recipe. I don’t even know where I got it originally!

    Soft (flourless) Peanut Butter Cookies

    1 cup peanut butter
    1 cup sugar
    1 egg
    1 tsp vanilla extract

    Drop by teaspoonfuls onto baking sheet.
    Press with fork.
    Bake at 325 for 10 minutes. These cookies change very little in color during cooking, so be careful not to bake too long.

  • 302
    Kristin O says:

    My absolute favorite is homemade English Toffee. I made it with my mom, then by myself, now with my kids. It makes great gifts for the neighbors!

  • 303
    Diana says:

    There are so many foods I enjoy during the Christmas season. I guess my most recent favorite would be these cookies made by sandwiching peanut butter between 2 Ritz crackers, then dipping that into melted chocolate bark. My kids and I couldn’t get enough of those last year…very yummy (and super easy!)

  • 304
    Marilyn DeWulf says:

    My Favorite Christmas Recipe is my aunt’s ‘Churros’ in honey syrup. It is a Cuban dessert. It was a spongy cake molded into cones and drizzled with a honey syrup. There was NEVER any left once they came out of the kitchen.
    We would lick our fingers… that’s how wonderful it was… YUM-O. Marilyn

  • 305
    Heather B. says:

    I always make cheesy broccoli rice casserole to bring to Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner! YUMMY! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    Heather B.

  • 306
    Tamrah T. says:

    Sugar Cookies!! YUM!
    1/2 cup butter 1 tsp baking pwd
    1 Cup sugar 1 Tblsp milk
    1 egg 1/2 tsp vanilla
    1 3/4 cups flour 1/4 tsp salt

    Preheat oven 375 degree. Cream butter & sugar, add egg and mix. Add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth. Refrigerate dough 2 hours. Roll out dough to 1/8″ thick on lightly floured surface, dip cutters into flour before each use. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12-15 min. or until lightly browned. Place on cooling rack for 5 minutes, remove from sheet and cool. Makes 24-30 cookies.

  • 307
    barb schram says:

    One of our very favorites is a Christmas cookie! Very simple, fast and family friendly! CHURCH WINDOWS…colored marshmallows stirred into slightly cooled melted chocolate chips and butter. Form into logs on foil, roll up and refrigerate. Slice as needed, lay flat to display all the colors! It just wouldn’t be Christmas without them!

  • 308
    Joyce L says:

    My favorite cookie is the pecan crescents. Because I just can’t stop eating them, I only make them at Christmas.

  • 309
    Angelina Leonard says:

    Alot of my family is vegetarian, so my Mom makes Special K Loaf. Sounds weird but tastes awesome.

    Lipton Onion Soup dry mix
    Special K Cereal
    Cottage Cheese
    Mozzarella Cheese (shredded)

    Not sure of the exact amounts or how long you bake it, but it is the best loaf ever. Even my kids like it.

  • 310
    Tina Bumbulsky says:

    One of my favorites for Christmas morning, is Cream Cheese Squares (which can be found on the all recipies. com website) It’s a breakfast “treat” that can be made ahead of time, so with opening presents etc. it’s great to have it done a day or two before Christmas morning. From adults to kids, everyone loves it.

  • 311
    Amber says:

    This is my favorite sugar cookie recipe!

    1 1/2 cups sugar
    2/3 cup shortening or butter*
    2 eggs
    2 tablespoons milk
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3 1/4 cups flour
    2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt

    Early in the day or the day before:
    In a large bowl cream the shortening and the sugar. Add the eggs, extract, and milk. In a medium bowl mix the dry ingredients with a wire whisk. Add the dry ingredients to the large bowl. Mix with mixer until well combined. With hands, shape dough into a ball. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Roll** half or 1/3 dough at a time, keep the rest refrigerated. For crisp cookies, roll dough, paper thin. For softer cookies, roll 1/8 ” to 1/4″ thick. With floured cookie cutter, cut into shapes. Re-roll trimmings and cut.

    Place cookies 1/2 inch apart on cookie sheets. Decorate*** Bake 8 minutes or until very light brown.

  • 312
    karisa says:

    i love greenbean casserole and sweet potatoes!!… it’s hard to choose, i love holiday food!

  • 313
    Shellie Hartsock says:

    This is a hard one but I would probably have to pick pumpkin pie. Nothing signals the start of the holiday baking season like the aroma of fresh baked pumpkin pie. Thanks for the chance to win! Shellie H.

  • 314
    Diane S. says:

    My favorite is the breakfast dish that I make up on Christmas Eve then pop into the oven Christmas morning. It bakes while we open gifts and tastes super yummy.

  • 315
    Becs says:

    My favourite part of Christmas is pudding! And as we have Christmas in summer here in NZ my favourite summery pudding to make is Trifle. My version is mostly the cheats version – putting together layers of bought ingredients! Bottom layer is plain sponge, cover with fruit, pour over jelly and leave to set (raspberries are my favourite fruit to use at this stage). Once set top with a layers of custard and cream and more fresh fruit or chocolate sprinkles on the very top.

  • 316
    Jacquie S. says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my family’s recipe for Ginger Sparkles. They are so good and they go great with a cup of hot apple cider and remind me that the holidays are here.

  • 317
    Stephanie says:

    My favorite holiday recipes are the different cookies my family makes. We make Welsh, Anis, Shortbread, and Orange. All of the recipes have been passed down for six generations (to me and my cousins).

  • 318
    Vivian says:

    At our family dinner every Christmas, everyone looks forward to my Hillshire Farms barbecued wieners. Super simple recipe. Nothing fancy, but sooooooo good.

    2 packages Hillshire Farms Little Smokies
    1 large bottle of KC Masterpiece original barbecue sauce
    1 onion chopped fine

    Put wieners in crock pot, add barbecue sauce and onion. Cook on low for 4 hours.

  • 319
    Melissa says:

    My favorite holiday treat is a chocolate caramel bar that my mom makes with chocolate chips, melted caramel, and a german chocolate cake mix, it is SO good!

  • 320
    Melissa in NC says:

    This recipe combines my love of pumpkin pie and cheesecake. I use bagged toffee bits instead of crushing hard candies. I also use gingersnaps for the crust for added flavor.

    Pumpkin Toffee Cheesecake
    Estimated Times:
    Preparation – 30 min | Cooking – 1 hrs 15 min | Cooling Time – 3 hrs refrigerating | Yields – 16 servings

    1 3/4 cups (about 14 to 16) shortbread cookies, crushed
    1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted

    3 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
    1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
    1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
    2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
    2 large eggs
    2 tablespoons cornstarch
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 cup (about 25 to 30) crushed toffee candies
    1 container (8 oz.) sour cream, at room temperature
    2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Caramel ice cream topping (optional)

    PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

    COMBINE cookie crumbs and butter in small bowl. Press onto bottom and 1-inch up side of 9-inch springform pan.

    BAKE for 6 to 8 minutes (do not allow to brown). Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.

    BEAT cream cheese and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, cornstarch and cinnamon; beat well. Pour into crust.

    BAKE for 60 to 65 minutes or until edge is set but center still moves slightly. Remove from oven; top with toffee candy pieces.

    COMBINE sour cream, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in small bowl; mix well. Spread over warm cheesecake.

    BAKE for 8 minutes. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Remove side of springform pan. Drizzle with caramel topping before serving.

  • 321
    Sharron Gregory says:

    My favorite is sugar cookies. I have used different recipes but nothing is quite like the Christmasy shapes and butter cream icing! Just smells and tastes like Christmas…………..

  • 322
    Cheryl says:

    A new family favorite: Old Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies–yum!

  • 323
    Anette Eakins says:

    One favorite??! I must have at least a dozen!! Well, if I have to pick only one, I’ll have to say my rainbow cookies. 3 layers of cake-like dough with almond paste in it(one tinted green, one red and one left white), layered with raspberry jam and then glazed with melted dark chocolate.
    Because of the almond paste, these get better the longer you store them. I usually make these at least two weeks before Christmas.Everyone in my family requests these at Christmas time. I’d post the recipe, but it would take me too long.

  • 324
    Kathy Jackson says:

    I love home-made noodles for the holidays! That’s the only time I actually make them! Don’t get me wrong, I love all the home-made cookies and candy but there’s something about home-made noodles on a cold day!!! What a great release – can’t wait!!

  • 325
    michele s says:

    I had gotten a jam print cookie recipe when I first got married from my neighbor that is one of my favorite recipes for Christmas time

  • 326
    Shannon T says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is raisin butter tarts made by my Mom. I can never get them as good as she can.

  • 327
    Kari says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is Corn Casserole by Paula Deen. We have made it the last few years for Thanksgiving and Christmas! It is delicious!!! Here is the recipe…

    1 (15 1/4-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
    1 (14 3/4-ounce) can cream-style corn
    1 (8-ounce) package corn muffin mix (recommended: Jiffy)
    1 cup sour cream
    1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
    1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    In a large bowl, stir together the 2 cans of corn, corn muffin mix, sour cream, and melted butter. Pour into a greased 9 by 13-inch casserole dish. Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and top with Cheddar. Return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Let stand for at least 5 minutes and then serve warm. 6-8 servings

  • 328
    Rochelle says:

    I love our families cream cheese swirls, they are out of this world. And for the not so sweet tooth, Artichoke spinach dip. I have the best recipe ever!

  • 329
    Amie says:

    My favorite holiday treat is, of course, fudge. I have the easiest recipe ever, and it tastes wonderful! Just take a bag of your favorite chocolate chips, a can of condensed milk, and microwave for 3 minutes in small casserole dish. When done, stir until all is melted, then add 1 tsp. vanilla, and some nuts. It is so creamy and yummy. Oh, yeah, you need to stick it in the fridge for about an hour.

  • 330
    Tabitha A. says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is frosted sugar cookies. I love all the fun shapes and decorating them and then of course giving them all away! LOL

    Great sets this month and colors, really great everything!!!

  • 331
    Karyn says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is Pumpkin Roll. My husband and I started making these a couple years ago. We look forward to making them together every year now!

  • 332
    Donelda says:

    My favorite recipe is my breakfast smoothies!! They are perfect for Christmas morning! Quick, healthy, and yummy!!!

  • 333
    Barb says:

    My favorite recipe is my grandmothers
    homemade PR eggnog. Very Sweet, made with
    sweetened condensed milk. Yes, very high in calories =)

  • 334
    Emily says:

    I love my grammy’s stuffing – bread, ckn stock, celery, onion, butter, and sage – sautee, mix, and bake.

  • 335
    AmyP says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is rum cake:

    This is a delicious rum cake recipe that I got off the internet. I replaced the vanilla pudding with Butterscotch and I wound up adding a little more Bacardi to the final glaze. It was the hit of the party!


    1 package Duncan Hines Golden Butter Cake Mix
    3 eggs
    1/2 cup vegetable oil
    1/2 cup white or golden rum
    1/2 cup water
    1 small package of instant vanilla pudding
    1/3 cup chopped pecans (optional)

    1 stick butter
    1/4 cup rum
    1 cup sugar

    Grease heavily and flour a Bundt pan. Sprinkle nuts on bottom of pan.
    Mix all ingredients and pour into pan over nuts. Bake at 325 for 50-60

    While the cake is baking, get ready to make the glaze. The glaze should
    be ready at the same time the cake is done.

    Put glaze ingredients in a small pan and heat until boiling and let boil
    for 2 minutes, no longer. Pour glaze around outside of cake pan immediately upon removing from oven and let cool in pan for twenty minutes. Remove from pan.

  • 336
    Kiera says:

    My mom ‘s cranberry bread!!!

  • 337
    Karolyn L. says:

    My absolute favorite holiday recipe is my sister Kim’s homemade Almond Roca. Yummy! I’m happy to email you the recipe, if you’re interested. Thanks for the chance to win! Karolyn L. (garkarlon@msn.com)

  • 338
    Rose Ann says:

    My favorite is Sour Cream Christmas cookies. Mmmmm so soft and delish!!

  • 339
    Ilina Crouse says:

    I think it would have to be apple pie!


    Crust Ingredients

    2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
    1/2 cup finely ground blanched almonds or almond flour (can substitute 1/2 cup flour if you don’t have almonds)
    16 Tbsp (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes, chilled in freezer for at least 15 minutes
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 heaping teaspoon brown sugar
    3 to 6 Tbsp water, very cold

    Filling Ingredients

    2/3 cup sugar
    3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    3 pounds of 1/4-1/2 inch thick slices of peeled and cored cooking apples such as Granny Smith, Pippin, Golden Delicious
    1 1/2 tablespoons brandy
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Egg Wash

    1 large egg yolk
    1 Tbsp cream

  • 340
    Cindy E says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is pumpkin pie with a cream cheese layer! fab!

  • 341
    Steph says:

    Every holiday we play board games throughout the day. My favorite is a dip recipe that my Mom taught me how to make. It uses the food processor to mix cream cheese, a little onion, a little milk and a little sour cream… goes great with pringles (or a whole can as the case may be!) =)

  • 342
    CarolLynn says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my Mother’s coffee cake. I try to have it really for a Christmas morning and I also make one to share with coworkers during the holidays.

  • 343
    Alana says:

    I love to make Spritz cookies every year at Christmas. It’s a family tradition. I remember growing up and making these each year and even still make them. Now that I have a baby girl, I hope to pass this tradition on to her. They are super yummy cookies, kind of like a sugar cookie but they are put through a press to make different designs. We decorate them with sugar sprinkles and sometimes even color the dough.

  • 344
    tracy says:

    Thank you for the opportunity! My favourite holiday recipe is gingerbread…nothing really that special it is more the tradition that comes along with it. Every year my family gets together and makes gingerbread houses just like we were kids again! And now my son is partaking in the tradition!

  • 345
    charity says:

    my favorite holiday recipe is good ol fashioned pumpkin pie! this is the libby’s famous pumkpin pie recipe i use:


    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    2 large eggs
    1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
    1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
    1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell
    Whipped cream (optional)

    MIX sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in small bowl. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.

    POUR into pie shell.

    BAKE in preheated 425° F oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° F; bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Top with whipped cream before serving.

    just typing this is making me hungry for one…the holidays can’t come soon enough

  • 346
    Lara Badanes says:

    My favorites are Pizzeles! Those thin crispy Italian cookies.

    Here is the best recipe EVER!

    1 cup butter, softened
    1/4 cup vegetable oil
    4 eggs
    1 1/2 cups sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 bottle anise oil or 2 teaspoons pure anise extract (optional, I omit and add more vanilla)
    3 3/4 cups flour
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    Combine first six ingredients. Add flour, baking soda and baking powder.
    Heat pizzelle iron. Place about 1 tablespoon of batter on each section of the pizzelle iron.
    Cook pizzelles for about 30 to 35 seconds, or until golden. Makes approximately 6 dozen pizzelles, depending on size of iron.

  • 347
    Philomena says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is sugar cookies with buttercream icing. It has become a tradition for me to make these every year. My in-laws love them so much they are all they want from us as gifts every year. They are so fun to make and everyone loves them!

  • 348
    Kim Getchel says:

    Spice Cookies!! These are cut out cookies of stars, trees, santa faces and whatever and I seem to make them only at Christmas time!! They are one of our favorite cookies!

  • 349
    Michelle says:

    My favorite Christmas recipe is one from my Nana that involves nut meats and lard bleck!
    It’s our Christmas Pudding with Rum Sauce, mmmm is it yummy!!! (Of course we have replaced the lard with shortening)

  • 350
    chris says:

    my grandmother’s pecan pie….it’s the most perfect thing…

  • 351
    Lara Liles says:

    Peanut butter fudge because my hubby loves it. I also love making cappuccino mini muffins-so easy and so yummy!

  • 352
    Sharron Gregory says:

    My favorite is sugar cookies. I have used different recipes but nothing is quite like the Christmasy shapes and butter cream icing! Just smells and tastes like Christmas…………..

  • 353
    Regan says:

    Oh my mom’s almond bark she only makes it at Christmas- yummy!!

  • 354
    Amy Neff says:

    My mom always made these cornflake wreaths (kinda like rice krispie treats but shaped in a wreath and colored green) that we would decorate with red hots and silver balls. My sister makes them sometimes now, and they are always the first ones gone!

  • 355
    Angie Hamill says:

    I think my Most favorite is something similar to rice crispie treats but made with Corn Flakes instead and Green Food Coloring in the marshmallows and Red hots on top in little holly bunches. SO YUMMY! Can’t wait to make some for the holidays… might have to make some practice batches.

  • 356
    Jenn says:

    Carmel Brownies…you can find the recipe on my bake-n-cooking blog 🙂 They are a family tradition during the holidays…yummy, yummy!

  • 357

    Hmmm….my favorite recipes are not even mine. They happen to be my MIL’s Spiral Date cookies and my mom’s Cinnamon buns! You can’t get any closer to heaven than that!!

  • 358
    kate says:

    Our family has been making a cranberry/pineapple gelatin mold for as long as I remember. It’s the one thing on our table guaranteed to never have leftovers.

  • 359
    Paula Laird says:

    One of my favorite holiday recipes is peppermint bark!

    Bag of white chocolate or almond bark
    Bag of peppermints
    A few drops of peppermint extract

    Melt the chocolate, crush the peppermints, mix them together and spread in a cake pan until set. Break apart! Easy, pretty, and giftable!

  • 360
    Sarah Vrolyk says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my mom’s thumbprint cookies. I better start working off these extra pounds NOW so I can eat these cookies at Christmas! Best wishes with the release tonight, Nichole! 🙂

  • 361
    Teresa says:

    My favorite is Sweet Potato Casserole. Since I have moved away from family I now get to make it when we get together with friends for the holidays.

    I so hope I win. This would be a great birthday present for me today!!

  • 362
    robin c says:

    Slightly untraditional, but I look forward to it every year. My husband grills out a standing rib roast and fries turkeys all day for the neighbor. YUMM

  • 363
    Melissa F. says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is Kris Kringle cookies. I don’t have the recipe handy right now but the dough is similar to choc chip cookie dough but instead of choc chips it has dried cranberries, white choc chips & peacans. Thanks for the chance to win – it would be an awesome birthday gift.

  • 364
    Julie S says:

    Thanks for your generous contest. I’m enjoying seeing everyone’s favorite holiday recipes.

    One of my favorites is Wassail (Hot Apple Cider). It reminds me of being warm by the fire on a cold winter night.

    Wassail (Apple Cider)

    1 gallon apple cider
    2 cups orange juice
    1 small can frozen lemonade
    1 tbsp. cinnamon
    1 tsp. cloves
    1 tsp. nutmeg

    Mix all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 10 minutes. Serve hot.

  • 365

    Ginger Molasses Cookies are my absolute favorite. I love to make them and give them away. They are a favorite with everyone who receives them! SOOOOOO Good!

  • 366
    cynthia says:

    My favorite recipe is my Mom’s cut out cookies. Its just not Christmas without them

  • 367
    Samantha Stobbe says:

    My favorite to cook is Buckeyes. Can’t go wrong with peanut butter dunked in chocolate.

  • 368
    Katie - Fiskateer #4052 says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is lefse with cinnamon and sugar. Lefse is a very thin, Norwegian, potato pancake. It is generally served cold and makes a great snack!

  • 369
    Victoria says:

    One of my favorites is Christmas Eve when we have a beef tenderloin and garlic mashed potatoes with spinach.
    I always make these yummy spicy cheddar cheese crackers that are almost like ice box cookies but savory and sometimes I and pecans too!

  • 370
    Lori says:

    We always have a broccoli salad, everyone loves it. We also make Grandma’s Christmas cookies.

  • 371
    Chong says:

    Pumpkin Pie!!!!

  • 372
    Lisa H says:

    Grandma E’s yeast rolls for sure! They are a staple at every holiday meal, and so yummy! A close second would be Nana Jo’s Pumpkin Bread. It disappears in an instant!

  • 373
    Natalie S says:

    I love Puppy Chow! It’s always a hit with my neighbors and co-workers.

    9 cups crispy rice cereal squares
    1/2 cup peanut butter
    1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

    In a saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate; add peanut butter and mix until smooth.
    Remove from heat, add cereal and stir until coated.
    Pour powdered sugar into large plastic bag, add coated cereal and shake until well coated. Store in airtight container.


  • 374
    Karen says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is one that I created and my wonderful husband actually cooks! Its a rustic stuffing (okay, technically I think its called dressing….but I’ve always called it stuffing, even though we do not cook it in the bird!) with Italien bread, sausage,veggies, and a lot of fresh herbs. Totally delicious! And speaking of favorite recipes…..I cannot wait to be able to write them in on your new recipe cards and use the matching stamp set!

  • 375
    Renee V. (happystamper05) says:

    Hands down -> Christmas cookies and desserts! Our favorites include Baklava, Chocolate Christmas cookies and my DH makes a killer Flan.
    Thank you for this contest! It’s so much fun!

  • 376
    TonyaO says:

    We love Almond Shortbread Cookies

    2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    3/4 cup almonds, chopped and toasted
    1 cup butter
    1/3 cup honey
    1 tsp vanilla

    Cream butter, honey and vanilla until fluffy. Add flour one cup at a time, blending well after each addition. If mixture becomes too stiff, knead in remaining flour by hand. Work in nuts. Pat dough into shortbread mold or ungreased 9-inch iron skillet. Score the surface to make 16 pie shaped triangles so shortbread may be divided for serving. With a fork, prick deeply into the scores.

    Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cut into wedges while warm, and serve.

  • 377
    Paula La says:

    My favorite recipe is our family cardamon bread recipe. It is a family secret that has been handed down.

  • 378
    Cindy Cade says:

    Okay, a moment captured from Christmas’s past, would have to be my mothers Nutcracker Fudge. It was so rich that you could only eat a morsel at a time but oh so yummy!

  • 379
    Lori H says:

    My grandmother’s mincemeat cookies! These delightful little goodies are like eating a little personal-size pie. So good!

  • 380
    elaine says:

    My favorite recipe is a sweet potato bake that I got from a friend in NC. My family and my husband’s family love it and it is what I am asked to bring to all functions we attend. It’s more like a dessert and is so yummy!!!!

  • 381
    CraftyKJ says:

    Mmmmmmm!!! 🙂

    I’d have to say that my favorite Christmas Morning recipe (both in memory and taste) is the Crumb Cake that my Grandma used to make!!!

    She was an awesome cook–and lucky for me I have here recipe collection!!! One of the fun things about her collection–is at the top of the card if it had a VG on it–it meant it was a Very Good recipe–and she hasn’t let us down yet!!! 😉

    Looking forward to seeing your new recipe sets!!! 🙂 I’ve been wanting to organize her collection–so that I could share with everyone–and this could be the answer!!! 😉

    KJ aka Kathy Johnson

  • 382
    anita says:

    Sugared pecans are definitely my favorite holiday recipe. Pecans, cinnamon, sugar, and a bit of egg white. When these are cooked they make your home smell just delightful while being delish themselves!

  • 383
    Otter says:

    Ok we affectionatley call them Pickle Thingies..

    Claussen Dill Pickles
    Cream Cheese
    Worchestshire sauce
    Dried beef

    Drain pickles and dry with papertowel

    Mix cream cheese with whorchestshire sauce to soften (amout depends on how many pickles are being covered)

    Chop dried beef in food processor

    Pat cream chees mixture on to pickles

    Roll pickle in dried beef once covered

    Refrigerate to firm up cream cheese. Slice when chilled

  • 384
    Sharon in NE says:

    hmmmmm…just the thought of it makes my mouth water, Cranberry Fluff Salad.

  • 385
    Janice says:

    My family’s favorite holiday recipe has always been pecan tassies. They are incredible right out of the oven! And even if we don’t make any other cookies that year, we have to make them. They are fun to make, too. Thanks for the wonderful give-away for this contest!

  • 386
    Kathy McDonald says:

    Oh, there are so many! If I have to choose just one, it’s my mom’s fudge. It’s so creamy and delicious!

  • 387
    Brenda says:

    Im not much of a baker, but I do love to cook. The oven kind of scares me! lol One of the yummiest and easiest recipes I make every Thanksgiving and Christmas is the cranberry orange relish on the package of fresh cranberries. I use the bakers splenda mix instead of pure sugar and use a fraction of the amount called for so it is still tart. It freezes well and makes a great little side relish with leftovers during the winter.

  • 388
    Bonnie aka raduse says:

    Since I have very little time to cook during the holiday’s, I prefer to let Costco cook my desserts. I love their pumpkin pies.

    If I have to make something, I’ll make my grandma’s Lemon Dessert. Here’s the ingredients:

    Juice of 2 lemons, grated rind of one
    1 cans Eagle Brand Milk
    2 cup crushed Nilla Wafers Cookies
    1/2 cup Cool Whip
    Butter a 9in pan, line it with crushed wafers. Beat milk, rind, juice together. Add Cool Whip and pour into pan. Cover with remainder of crumbs and let chill.

    It’s NOT low cal at all.

  • 389
    Holly Field says:

    Probably not the healthiest but Christmas only comes once a year, right? This is my grandmother’s recipe…all time favorite dessert bread. I have to go to Hometown Favorites for the Cherry Chip Cake mix as it is hard to find here in NC.

    Cherry Nut Bread

    1 pkg. Cherry chip cake mix
    1 pkg yellow cake mix
    2 pkgs (3.75 oz) instant vanilla pudding
    8 eggs
    1 c. vegetable oil
    1 ½ c water
    1 c chopped walnuts
    ½ c. maraschino cherry juice
    ½ c maraschino cherries, diced

    Preheat oven to 350. Mix cake and pudding mixes together in very large bowl. Add remaining ingredients until well blended. Divide batter into 6 well-greased 7 x 3 ½ pans. Bake 1 hour or until done.


  • 390
    Lori W says:

    My favorite recipe is not really a recipe, but our Christmas morning tradition of bagels and loxs with full fat cream cheese and all the fixins! Yum!!!

  • 391
    Sallie says:

    Snowball cookies(also known as Russian teacakes, Mexican wedding cookies)…the ones dredged in powder sugar and that melt in your mouth. A favorite since childhood.

  • 392
    Tammy Fite says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my Granny’s thanksgiving dressing. It’s very simple, and there are no measurements!! haha!! And, it reminds me of her every time I make it. I miss her so much–especially this time of year!

  • 393
    Jen says:

    We call it Pink Stuff! It’s been on the Thanksgiving and Christmas table since I can remember.
    Pink Stuff
    1 1/2 cups small curd cottage cheese
    1 cup whip cream (whipped)
    1 small package raspberry or strawberry Jell-o
    1 16 oz. can fruit cocktail drained
    1 cup miniature marshmallows

    Oh so sweet and delicious.

  • 394
    Yohandy says:

    My favorite recipe is rice pudding. It just tastes and smells awesome, especially with the cinnamon.

  • 395
    Lynette says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is boiled blueberry pudding (actually a dense cake) with butterscotch sauce. An old Newfoundland favourite!

  • 396
    Janice M says:

    Sandtarts! Beacause my mom comes over and we make them together every Christmas! The kids love to decorate them!

  • 397
    Kristen says:

    My favorite Christmas time recipe is our family’s flank steak.
    We grill flank steak on the grill on Christmas Eve and have a huge Christmas dinner. Ohh there are so many yummy recipes for the holidays it is hard to choose just one!

  • 398

    I am a apple pie kinda girl. I couldn’t wait to get to the apple pie dessert. Since I have been married to my husband I have become a pizelle (Italian cookie) girl also. I am so glad that now I have the maker and can make a bunch for family and friends during the holidays.

  • 399
    Dawn Nikol says:

    Between Eggnog & Pumpkin Pie… it’s too hard to decide, I love them both!! =)

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win these fantabulous items!

  • 400
    ToniB says:

    My favorite recipe is a Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake. Not my personal recipe, but it is delicious!!

  • 401
    Julie says:

    My mother’s sugar cookies!

  • 402
    Bonnie Sharp says:

    Yummo! My favorite Christmas recipe is the Christmas Pudding with rum sauce that my mother-in-law makes every year! No one can duplicate the love she puts into it – or the rum! LOL!

  • 403

    My alltime fav recipe at Xmas is my quick double chocolate fudge cookies. I almost feel guilty they are so quick and easy.

    1 pkg Devils food cake mix
    2 eggs
    1/2 cup oil
    1 cup chocolate chips

    Mix it all up, toss them in the oven at 350 for 10 minutes exactly. They are HEAVEN!

  • 404
    Mry says:

    My favorite recipe is simple…

    Love, Family, Christianity, Faith, and Friendship!

    Mix together – serves all.

    God Bless You & Happy Holidays,

  • 405
    Terri Moore says:

    Gingerbread girl and boy cookies.

  • 406
    Karen Faber says:

    Double-decker peanut butter and chocolate fudge! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • 407
    Agustina G. Ortega says:

    Well, my favorite dish is my sistr’s POZOLE I know it is non traditional for the holiday. However, I make her make it for Christmas.

  • 408
    annheidel says:

    I have two favorite holiday recipes. My Grandma’s Butterflake Rolls are the BEST and we have always had them for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. A newer favorite is a yummy lemon jello/ice cream dessert. I always use a snowman mold to make it – sooooo good!

  • 409
    Doris says:

    Pumpkin Pie and Pecan Pie! I guess I’m a dessert person.

  • 410
    Janislu says:

    My favorite recipe is a frosted cutout cookie that I have been baking for every holiday during the year since I was 16 yrs. old.

  • 411
    Anthonette says:

    Wow, this website is busy! I didn’t think I could get through. Christmas for me has to include Bizcochitos:

    I don’t have the recipe handy. They include anise and cinnamon. They are especially good when made with lard (not heathy..I know!). They are the state cookie of New Mexico (where I’m from).

  • 412
    Stephany H says:

    My most favorite recipe by far is for Monkey Bread. My mom would make it each Christmas morning. Oh so yummy!!! Now it has become a Christmas tradition in my family. After finding out what Santa has brought, we take a break, make the Monkey Bread, and then return to start opening packages. It cooks while we open, and then it’s ready when we are finished. How many more days until Christmas?????

    Can’t wait to see all of the new releases! I’m planning on getting up early and doing a little shopping before heading out to work.

  • 413
    sarah green says:

    Pumpkin Cheesecake and spice cookies with punpkin dip ooooooh sooooo good !!!!!!

  • 414
    Angela says:

    My favorite recipe is anything involving paper!

    Oh, you might mean a food recipe. That would have to be my grandmother’s divinity. Sadly, she passed away almost 10 years ago and no one in my family has been able to duplicate it. Even after all this time, it’s one of the first things I think of when the holiday baking starts.

    Now back to that paper recipe…I would love to add the month’s goodies to my ingredients list! Thanks.

  • 415
    Shiloh says:

    My favorite holiday recipie is very simple and basic, but is my favorite part of my holiday meals. Homemade cranberry-apple sauce. Just boiled water with a sugar, cranberries and chopped up green apples. The perfect addition to turkey! YUM YUM!

  • 416
    sally says:

    Ambrosia! never the same two years in a row, because my mom always forgot to buy something at the store so she would throw in what ever she had in the fruit drawer. The real treat was pouring the ambrosia over my grandmother’s pound cake, that recipe is packed in my storage unit.

  • 417
    Sarah F. says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is baseball bars with butterscotch, chocolate, and lots of nuts! It’s a recipe I used to make with my grandma every December. I think about her everytime I break out the recipe.

  • 418
    diane mcvey says:

    Wow, there are so many!!!
    The holidays would not be complete without my Divinity…I make white divinity, spread it into an oval; then spread smooth peanut butter on it. Roll it up from two ends like a jelly roll. Cut into 1/2″ pieces. It’s to die for! 😀

  • 419
    Tabby says:

    My favorite thing is Frog Eyes, well that’s what my MIL calls them. They are the pickle and cream cheese wrapped with dried beef. They are so yummy! I don’t know if I’ll be able to wait until the holidays to make some though. Now that I am thinking about them I’ll have to make some soon!

  • 420
    Emily says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is for california dream bars from a recipe card my grandma wrote out. My grandma used to make them for my dad and his family when we were little around the holidays. Every time I bake them it brings back so many memories!

  • 421
    Lori says:

    My mom’s Hanukkah latkes (potato pancakes). She doesn’t really use a recipe, just combines the basic ingredients and cooks them only in Crisco. The very best!

  • 422
    Sheryl Welles says:

    Lots of cookies! My mom and I each make a few different varieties and share with each other. My favorites are Cream Cheese Snowcaps.

    1 cup flour
    1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 cup butter or margarine
    1 3-ounce pkg of cream cheese
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/4 tsp lemon or almond extract (I use almond)
    1 cup powdered sugar

    Combine flour and baking powder. Beat in butter and cream cheese till softened. Add sugar and extract and beat till fluffy. Add flour mixture and beat til well mixed. Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours or till easy to handle. Shape in 1 inch balls. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or till done. Remove and cool slightly. In a plastic bag gently shake a few cookies at a time in powdered sugar. Cool thoroughly.

    I usually make a triple batch. These cookies will NOT last! They are yummy!!!

    I hope you enjoy them!

  • 423

    I look forward to baking pies the most for the holidays. Specifically apple and pumpkin! I also love my dad’s stuffing. It’s so hard to pick just one…

  • 424
    A Eves says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is the shortbread cookies my mom use to make… they were the best cookies EVAH!! Funny how mom’s just have that knack … must be that pinch of TLC they add to everything they make/do for their children =)

  • 425
    Kristi says:

    My favorite holiday recipe would have to be my moms delicious homemade cinnamon rolls. I have tried making them and failed. Theres just something about my moms cooking I cannot master.

  • 426
    Karen says:

    My mom made lots of great Christmas cookies most of which I still make today. My favorites are her chocolate coconut drop cookies. I’ve never seen the same recipe anywhere.

  • 427
    Laura Beck says:

    I love shortbread! My Australian friend makes the very best shortbread I have ever had. She adds rice flour and it just gives it a slightly different texture. Then she pats into a circle and cuts into wedges and marks with a fork. It looks beautiful and tastes fantastic with a cup of tea for breakfast!!

  • 428
    Michelle says:

    My favorite holiday recipe has got to be my grandma’s stuffing recipe! Nobody made it better than her, but I try every year!

  • 429
    Sarah says:

    My all-time favorite by far (delicious & so easy)!

    English Toffee
    1 cup margarine
    1 1/4 cups sugar
    1/2 cup slivered almonds or chopped pecans
    1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

    ~ Melt margarine on medium heat in saucepan; add sugar and nuts. Boil hard for 5 minutes at medium-high or high heat, stirring vigorously the entire time. Mixture will turn to a caramel color.
    ~ Pour onto an ungreased cookie sheet and spread thinly with a wooden spoon or heat-safe spatula. While still hot, sprinkle with chocolate chips and spread out when they melt.
    ~ Cool in refrigerator or freezer and break into bite-sized pieces.

  • 430

    My uncle’s secret recipe for Dumplings. They are amazing and the only one he’s vowed to pass it down to is my brother 🙂 I’m sure it’s kind of a joke and that if push came to shove he’d give it to us, but it’s become quite the thing in our family! All I know is that they are FABULOUS!

  • 431
    Kristy says:

    My mom bakes cranberry bread every year for the holidays. We love it!!! I hope you want the recipe, ‘cuz here it is.

    Cranberry Bread

    2 cups flour
    1 ½ tsp. baking powder
    1 ½ tsp. salt
    ½ tsp. soda
    1 cup sugar
    1 egg, beaten
    2 T. hot water
    2 T. melted shortening
    ½ cup orange juice
    1 cup sliced cranberries
    ½ cup chopped nuts
    granted rind of 1 orange

    Sift together dry ingredients. Add beaten egg, melted shortening, orange juice, and hot water. Stir only until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in cranberries, nuts, and orange rind. Bake in greased bread tin at 325 degrees for 1 hour 10 minutes. Cool. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate for at least 24 hours. Makes 1 loaf.

  • 432
    Siobhan Burtlow says:

    My Mom’s stuffing is to die for. It has lots of sage in it and is cooked so that it has a nice, crisp crust!There are so many to pick from and everyone else’s look yummy but I would have to say that this one is the best!

  • 433
    Kathleen says:

    OK—I tried this, but it said that the connection was resetting while I was trying to post, so if two show up, I’m not trying to cheat!!! One of my favorites is below—it’s definitely my favorite Christmas cookie–

    Mexican Wedding Cookies

    1 c. butter, softened
    ½ c. powdered sugar
    ½ t. vanilla
    2 c. flour
    1/8 t. salt
    1-2 c. finely chopped pecans
    1 bag of powdered sugar to store cookies in

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With mixer, cream butter and powdered sugar (1/2 c.). Add vanilla and beat well. Combine flour, salt and nuts; stir into sugar mixture. Roll dough into 1″ balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned. While hot, roll in powdered sugar. Cool on a rack then place in a ziplock bag filled with powdered sugar. YUM~

  • 434
    Laura says:

    My favorite holiday recipe would have to be my grandmothers holiday bread. She would bake the bread and put money (coins) and bake them in the bread. We would cut the bread in age order and whoever got the coin would have good luck for the following year!
    The bread is so good, you don’t even need butter! Yumy!

  • 435
    rieca says:

    I love cheese balls!

    My fave combo:

    1 block soft cream cheese
    2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
    1/2 cup grated blue cheese
    4 tsp dried chive
    4 tbsp dried cranberries

    Blend it all, roll in ball, and then roll in finely chopped nuts.


  • 436
    Susan says:

    Oh I just love those mini bite size cheesecakes! I make them every year.

  • 437
    Nanette in WA says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is Christmas sugar cookies — love to decorate them with my 12 year old son and of course, love to eat them. The hips don’t like that part so much! haha. Congrats on another great release!

  • 438
    Kim P says:

    My favorite recipe is the Sausage Dressing that I make at Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is super easy.

    1 lb of savory sage breakfast sausage, broken up and cooked
    1 loaf of Texas Toast,
    torn into bite size pieces
    1 box of chicken broth

    Mix the cooked sausage and bread together. Add enough chicken broth to moisten. Heat in a 350 oven for about 45 minutes. I sometimes add sauted onions and celery to the dressing, but it is good without it. You can also use white bread if you can’t find Texas Toast.

  • 439
    Pat says:

    Hmmm… I can’t think of just one….

    How about homemade sugar cookies with buttercream frosting – they are my daughter’s favorite and she asks for them year round STILL (she’s 25)!

  • 440
    Linda w says:

    My favorite holiday recipe would have to be my shrimp dip. Everyone expects to see the dip when we have our family get together. I never realized how much the boys liked it and just how much they expected it to be part of their holiday food. Sometimes the simplest things are what’s important.

  • 441
    Kristen Carpinello says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is for Sonja Henie cookies. My mom would make them every year – now I make them as well. They’ve been my favorite Christmas cookie since I was a little girl.

  • 442
    Cris in Canadia ;-) says:

    Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies from MarthaStewartLiving (my *favourite* cookie recipe!) Here’s the link:

    I’m not good at picking only *1* favourite, tho! I also love making a Dresden Stollen (reminds me of my German relatives) and I usually make *2* steamed puddings.

    *Chocolate Steamed Pudding: http://www.greatbritishkitchen.co.uk/recipebook/index.php?option=com_rapidrecipe&page=viewrecipe&recipe_id=281

    *Nan’s Christmas Pudding (Jamie Oliver)
    500g mixed dried fruit (use whatever you like, depending on what you can find. I like to use a mix of cranberries, cherries, apricots, sultanas, and raisins)
    100g dates, chopped up
    3 tbsp chopped crystallised ginger
    125g suet
    Zest of 1 orange
    125g plain flour
    125g caster sugar
    150g fresh white breadcrumbs
    2 tbsp vin santo or brandy
    Handful of chopped nuts, such as pecans, Brazils or hazelnuts
    1 medium egg
    150ml milk
    Golden syrup, to serve

    Grease a 1.5 litre pudding bowl.

    Mix all the ingredients together, except the golden syrup. Put the mixture into the greased bowl and cover with a double layer of aluminium foil. Tie a piece of string round the side of the bowl. Place in a large saucepan with water halfway up the sides of the bowl. Bring the water to the boil, put on a tight-fitting lid, and simmer for 3 hours. (Don’t forget to check the water regularly, making sure that it never boils dry, because if it does, it will burn and the bowl will crack.)
    When it’s ready, remove the foil, turn out on to a plate, drizzle with golden syrup and decorate it as you like. You can also light it with brandy if you want to be really fancy.

    I hope you & the DT share YOUR favourite Christmas recipe(s)!

  • 443
    Rita says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is for a Cranberry Pear relish, made much like a preserve. It is so different than the canned kind … and oh so YUMMY

  • 444
    Moonegirl says:

    My grandmother’s sugar cookie recipe.
    Just the thought of it reminds me of the Holidays at home as a child. She cut the cookies with a glass, and we got to eat the scraps! We made them with my Mom’s vintage cookie cutters and decorated them with colored icing and sprinkles.
    My own children now get excited and beg me to make them starting in October. They love to be in the kitchen, and I love sharing this delicious tradition with them, creating memories for many Christmases to come!!
    I use a handwritten recipe, but Martha Stewart has a similar one on her site-sugar cookies 101.

  • 445
    Luci says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is Fudge Meltaways. Delish! It wouldn’t be Christmas without ’em.

  • 446
    Theresa says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is a cookie recipe from my Mom. She makes several yummy cookies for Christmas but my fave is a butter cookie that has a sandwich of chocolate frosting in the middle!!! Oh they are so delish.

  • 447
    Tilda says:

    My favorite recipe, that would also go along with my favorite Christmas memory….My parents are from Italy and every year for countless hours My mother, father and my sisters (brothers were off the hook) would stand in teh kitchen and make Every kind of Italian cookie and pastry known to man! LOL!!! We would laugh and sing and just have so much fun…..Oh to have just one more Christmas like that.

  • 448
    Barb S says:

    Oh, we have a special family recipe for Spicy Bourbon Pecans that is absolutely great. We serve them at parties and they always get nibbled up right away.

  • 449
    Karen L says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my cut-out sugar cookies. We always make them as a family – I roll and cut-out and my DH, DS, and DD all decorate. this is one of my favorite traditions too. Love all your new ideas, Nichole and other designers. Can’t wait to use the new snowflake punches!

  • 450
    Carol W. says:

    My all time favorite recipe is one that I’ve made with my mom since I was a kid. They are Peanut Butter Blossom cookies – peanut butter cookies with a Hershey’s Kiss in the middle. I remember winning the “blue ribbon” for those cookies as a Girl Scout and everyone still loves those cookies today! I look forward to the holiday’s because that’s the only time my family makes the cookies – family tradition. They are DELICIOUS!

  • 451
    Anne says:

    My mom’s very old Phephernous cookie recipe. A very spicy German cookie that is soft like cake and rolled in powdered sugar once done baking. I can eat a dozen at one time and a batch makes about 6 dozen cookies. This is the only cookie I absolutley have to make each year. Mt husband and son are both addicted to them now also.

  • 452
    cards4u says:

    One of my favorite recipes is my mom’s German Potato Salad. Christmas doesn’t seem complete without it. Thanks for the chance to play!

  • 453
    Linda O says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is when my mom and aunts get together and make tamales, its a tradition! Those are my favorite!

  • 454
    lorene says:

    this is soooo fun! we have a cooking day with my mom, mother in law, aunt, daughters and granddaughters every year. we have soooo much fun. the granddaughters love to make the rolo candy melted onto a pretzel with a pecan! Hmmmmm…. we get ooey gooey, laugh alot and make a lot! but most of all we make lots of memories!

    thank you


  • 455
    April Z says:

    I have a creamed corn recipe that I only make during the holidays because it is so bad for you – but it is so delicious!

  • 456
    SusanH says:

    That’s a tough one, there are so many good recipes! My favorite is my grandmother’s cornbread dressing recipe (that I can’t make but my Mom has mastered!) It’s sooooo good and reminds me of my grandmother!

  • 457
    Elisa says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is Double Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake (YUMMY!) Here’s a link to the recipe:


  • 458
    Sibilance7 says:

    My absolute favorite for Thanksgiving AND Christmas is homemade Pumpkin Pie! Here’s my recipe:

    cut a fresh pumpkin in half, scoop out the seeds, and bake it at 350 for an hour. What’s great about this is that you can also roast the leftover seeds and have a great snack!

    peel the skin away from the pumpkin and mash up the cooked pumpkin.

    Mix the 1.5 cups mashed pumpkin with the following:

    1 cup sugar
    1/2 tsp salt
    1.5 tsp cinnamon
    1 tsp nutmeg (I’m heavy on the nutmeg, you could just do 1/2 tsp and it will be good!)
    1/2 tsp ginger
    1/2 tsp allspice
    1/2 cloves (or less if you’re not a huge fan of cloves)
    1 can evaporated milk
    2 eggs

    Pour the mixture into a pie crust and bake for 15 minutes at 450, then reduce the heat and bake for 45 minutes at 325.

    This pie is to die for! I’ve never had a store-bough pumpkin pie that compared to this one! I can’t find my pie crust recipe, but it’s the Williams Sonoma recipe and it is easy and fabulous!

  • 459
    Misti says:

    Mine would be a Frozen Cranberry salad that my Grandmother made. It’s the only way that I’ll eat marshmallows!


  • 460
    Silke Ledlow says:

    My traditional *german* apple cake – it is soooo yummy it will melt in your mouth!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  • 461

    My homemade peanut butter cups!!!

  • 462
    valerie says:

    My favorite holiday recipe would be when we gather around every holiday with my grandparents,aunts and cousins to make those delicious homemade tamales. My grandmother had that perfect recipe.


  • 463
    Mye says:

    Mine, is sweet potato pie! Yum!!

  • 464
    Kacey says:

    Not so original really, but I can remember even as a little girl making the Nestle Toll House chocolate-chip cookie recipe every Christmas. That was always our favorite among the batches of cookies we made, and I still make it with my kids (even though they don’t know how to measure yet :-). Gotta have something to leave for Santa *wink* 🙂

  • 465
    Michele Swanberg says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is… Do I have to pick just one? I guess I’ll go with my mom’s fudge. Oh, I can’t forget the sugar cookie recipe that I got off of a christmas card that came in the mail one year.

  • 466
    Kate says:

    I love Stewed Apples with Gingerbread. I usually just make a box mix of gingerbread (my favorite is Tastefully Simple’s mix).

    For the Stewed Apples:

    6 large apples, washed and cored
    3 tbsp butter
    1/2c white wine or dessert wine
    1/2c water
    1c sugar
    2″ cinnamon stick
    1 tbsp lemon juice
    1 tbsp grated lemon

    Cut apples into thick slices. Saute in butter in a deep pan for about 5 minutes. Combine the remaining ingredients in saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes. Pour over apples and cook uncovered until apples are tender. Do not overcook or they’ll become applesauce. 🙂

    Serve warm over gingerbread. YUMMY!!!!

  • 467
    Sara Spencer says:

    My favorite holiday recipe has to be Nils-johan’s pepparkakor. Those are Swedish gingersnaps. =) Super good. I remember baking these every year with my mom and siblings. Now I make them myself.

  • 468
    erica m. says:

    My favorite recipe for the holidays is Fudgy Bon Bon Cookies. I always make these at Christmas to give to family and friends. They are so yummy!

  • 469
    Melissa (moster) says:

    I love the pumpkin pie mini muffins that someone posted earlier. So easy and so so delicious! Here is a GREAT cut-out cookie recipe. It’s an old Martha Stewart recipe:
    Coconut Cut-Outs
    7 ounces dried, sweetened coconut
    3 3/4 cups flour
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup butter, unsalted (I used salted)
    1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
    2 eggs
    Sparkly sugar
    Glaze: 1 cup coconut milk, 8 cups powdered sugar.
    Pulverize coconut in food processor. Mix coconut with flour, baking powder and salt.
    In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, extracts and eggs. Stir in coconut/flour mixture.
    Divide dough into thirds and form spheres. Chill for an hour or so. Roll to 1/8 inch (mine were a little thicker) and cut out shapes. Sprinkle with coarse (sparkly) sugar if desired.
    Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F.
    To make the glaze, mix ingredients until they are consistency of honey.

  • 470
    Carlene says:

    Apple Bread! I makes loaves and loaves of it during the holidays to give away and to eat. It has a lovely, crusty, sugary top that is the best part of the loaf!

  • 471
    krista says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is Chocolate Covered Cherries–way better than the boxed version!

    Can’t wait for the new releases!!!!!

  • 472
    Chris L. says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is Grandma’s Lasagna! Very yummy! Christmas isn’t the same without it.

  • 473
    ljurecek says:

    We have a layered pudding dessert that we absolutely have to have at every holiday. To even try to suggest an alternative causes a family crisis. I’ve heard it called by a lot of different names, but we’ve always called it Doo Dish Dessert! I better go stock up on pudding and cream cheese before the stores sell out for Thanksgiving.

  • 474
    Michelle A. says:

    I love all the cookies my Mom & I bake during Christmas time. My favorite has got to be the classic yummy chocolate chip & the jelly filled butter cookie called spitzbuben which is a german recipe that was passed down from my grandmother.

  • 475
    Diana says:

    New England Pumpkin pie….mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm good

  • 476
    nicole says:

    My favorite all time recipe is nut goody bars! When it comes time for holiday baking I just can not wait to whip this recipe up! Very delicious, but not good for the hips!! But then again what is!

  • 477
    Maria Luisa Cantor says:

    My favorite holiday recipe sweet potato pie.

  • 478
    Anita Farrell says:

    I’m a good southern girl, so my favorite holday recipe has to be my grandmother’s pecan pie… Followed closely of course by her red velvet cake.

  • 479
    Vilmarie says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is pumpkin cream cheese roll…mmmm, so delicious!!!

  • 480
    Jan Brooks says:

    Love Red Velvet Cake, hands down! It always makes a dramatic presentation, and the little ones oooh and ahhhh when it’s sliced. Yummmy!

  • 481
    Amanda says:

    Hands down… cornbread dressing! I wait for Thanksgiving all year so I can eat my grandma’s cornbread dressing!

  • 482
    Allison F says:

    My favourite holiday recipe is my Dad’s shortbread cookies! They are so good and I have so many memories of decorating the cookies after my Dad cuts them, eating the dough, and sharing them with the whole family. I can’t make them myself because I suck at baking so I’m hoping I can convince him to do it again this year (every year he says it’s the last he’ll make them)!

  • 483
    Karen M says:

    My family’s favorite holiday recipe is Pink Salad. My kids beg me to make this all year around, but we always have it for the holidays.

    2 3oz. boxes of jello-lemon or pineapple
    2c. hot liquid-combine fruit juices, add water to equal 2 cups
    8 oz. cream cheese, softened
    15 oz. can crushed pineapple
    1 jar cherries, cut up
    8 oz. tub of Cool whip

    Dissolve jello in hot liquid, refrigerate just until it starts to jell. Mix cream cheese, pineapple and cherries, chill until jello is ready. Combine. Add Cool Whip, refrigerate until completely jelled. Decorate top with more Cool Whip and cherries.

    Super easy and so yummy!

  • 484
    Susan says:

    I LOVE mistletoe salad – it’s a broccoli and tomato mixture with a yummy dressing.

  • 485
    ChristaKC says:

    My favorite holiday recipe? It’s one everyone knows, but I absolutely love it and it just wouldn’t be Christmas without – Party Potatoes!!! (the one where you use frozen hash browns and corn flakes as the topping). Absolutely love that stuff! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 486
    Lizzie Jones says:

    My favorite recipe is also my husband’s favorite. I think I love it so much because he gets so excited when he smells the warm pumpkin pie scent wafting from the oven. I use my great grandmother’s recipe and each pie turns out perfectly every single time. My pumpkin pie is one of the very first things I ever made for my husband. His response will stay with me forever. He leaned in close and whispered “Don’t tell my grandma, but your pie is even better than hers.” I love that man.

  • 487
    Lara Brooks says:

    I have a few specialties… but we always have to make these ginger cookies…

    Amish Ginger Cookies

    3/4 cup butter — softened
    1 cup granulated sugar
    1 egg
    1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
    2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon ground ginger
    1 teaspoon ground cloves
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    extra granulated sugar

    Preheat oven to 350 F. In a mixing bowl, beat together butter and 1 cup sugar until creamy. Add egg and molasses; beat until combined. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until
    well combined. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and roll in the extra granulated sugar. Place balls on ungreased baking sheet.

    Bake for 5 – 7 minutes until barely turning brown. Allow to cool for 1 minute on baking sheet and then remove to wire racks to cool completely.


  • 488
    Brenda H. says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake…Mmmmm! Thanks for this chance to win!!
    ~Brenda H.

  • 489
    Purpleflowers says:

    I don’t cook much but one of my favorite things my mother used to make was pumpkin pudding. It’s almost like pumpkin pie, only without a crust.

  • 490
    Wendy R says:

    I think my favorite holiday recipe is for No Bake cookies – the ones that have oats, chocolate and peanut butter? They are sooo easy and I have to make a quadruple batch!

  • 491
    Laura says:

    My fav holiday recipe are my mom’s apple dumplings. They are the best!!!

  • 492
    KrissD says:

    I love O’Henry Bars! The holidays aren’t here until I’ve made my first batch!

  • 493
    Lisa A. J. says:

    One of my favorite holiday cookie recipes is actually one of the easiest (in theory – I don’t make it myself!)

    Ritz crackers
    peanut butter
    milk chocolate wax paper

    Literally, you just spread the PB between two Ritz crackers and then cover with melted milk chocolate (or your personal chocolate of choice)
    The wax paper is to make it easier to coat both sides of the cookie.

    Yum. And, thanks for the opportunity!

  • 494
    Wendy Aebi says:

    My mom makes this strawberry jello with crushed pineapple, crushed strawberries and banana puree in it. To me, that is what all happy holidays taste like.

  • 495
    Stephanie A says:

    I love pumpkin cranberry bread and Double layer pumpkin pie the best. I love them so much, I should make them other times of the year!

  • 496
    Maylee says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is nut crescents. Can’t wait to see the new release!

  • 497
    Karen L says:

    My favorite recipe is my cut-out sugar cookies. we make them as a family, I roll and cut-out and my DH, DS & DD decorate with sprinkles and colored sugar. they are thin and crisp and we all love them!

  • 498
    Carolyn says:

    Wow – you can only pick ONE favorite dish?! That’s like having to choose one favorite PTI set! I guess I’d have to say the best Christmas dish on the table is my mom’s turkey and dressing. I don’t have a clue how she makes it, but WOW – it is so full of flavor, not too “sagy” and firm but not dry. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

  • 499
    Wendy says:

    My favorite recipe is my great grandmother’s oysters. Although I know how to make them, we only have them at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I can’t wait!

  • 500
    Susan Hall says:

    My favorite Holiday recipe is this Mexican candy that she makes that she originally got my my grandmother who was hispanic. I could eat the whole plate at Christmas. Susan

  • 501
    Susan says:

    Homemade Fudge! The real stuff you need a candy thermometer for! It’s my mom’s recipe and now I’m making it and my daughters are too.

    Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS

  • 502
    Wendi K says:

    My favorite would be chilly dip.

    cream cheese smeared in a glass container
    topped with Chili no beans
    shredded cheese on top

    stick in microwave for 5 minutes

    and eat with tostado chips.


    Thanks for this chance

  • 503
    Gail Smith says:

    My favorite is a Brandy Caramel Sauce, which goes over homemade Plum Pudding Yum!!!

  • 504
    KathleenA says:

    I only make it at the Holidays because it is rich and decadent, but it is easy enough to make any time.

    Corn Casserole

    1 can cream style corn
    1 can whole kernel corn
    1 box jiffy corn muffin mix
    1 cup sour cream
    1 stick butter
    2 eggs

    Mix together and bake at 350 for 1 hour

  • 505
    betty lou says:

    Strawberry Pretzel Salad…holiday red and delicious!

  • 506
    Patty J says:

    Carmel popcorn party mix – it’s so delicious!

  • 507
    Katie says:

    Mmmm, my Aunt’s penuche walnuts! So good….it’s just not Christmas without them 🙂


  • 508
    Kristi Reynolds says:

    I love to make cookies and candies, and my favorite is Italian Christmas Cookies. They are soooo awesome. They have ricotta cheese in them so they are so soft and yummy!

  • 509
    Terry says:

    It may sound crazy, but my favorite holiday recipe is a Beef and Macaroni casserole. We have it for dinner every Christmas Eve when the whole family gets together and then we open our presents. It’s a recipe that’s been handed down in the family. My grandmother used to make it, then it became my mother’s job, and now I’m the one who makes it every year. It may not be a traditional holiday meal…. but YUMMMMMM!

    Terry W

  • 510
    Michele says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is peppermint twist cookies, from one of the Land o Lake recipe booklets. It’s peppermint cookies, one half red one half white, with a chocolate star on top. yummy!

  • 511
    Karyn says:

    Hi Nichole! My all time favorite holiday recipe is my late Grandma’s Shortbread Cookies!! They are simple, yet scrumptious!!

  • 512
    Marge says:

    My Favorite Holdiay Recipe is one that my dear MIL taught me how to make quite a few years ago. MaMa’s Peanut Butter Fudge. I make many many batches every year, it is requested at every holiday party and I also make it for all of my in-laws for Christmas since MaMa is gone. The trick to this great recipe is practice makes perfect!

    MaMa’s Peanut Butter Fudge

    1 Stick Parkay Margarine
    2 Cups granulated Sugar
    1/2 Cup Carnation Evaporated Milk

    Combine in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, bring to a hard boil. Boil stirring constantly for 3 minutes. Remove from heat, quickly stir in 3 large scoops of peanut butter. Quckly pour into a butter pie plate. Let cool at room temp.
    Cut into squares, Enjoy!

  • 513
    Julie Tang says:

    My favorite recipes are pumpkin bread and madeline cookies.

  • 514
    Dana says:

    My husband’s Pumpkin Chiffon Pie… so yummy!

  • 515
    Jenny says:

    Chocolate peanut butter cookies are by far the best cookies ever. I have made these for the past 11 years and people always ask me to make them year after year. Also, my newest favorite is turkey dressing. Courtesy of my friend Amanda. This is the easiest and best recipe I have ever tasted.

  • 516
    ElizabethB says:

    Hot Buttered Rum Mix!! It is YUMMY!!! We keep it in ample supply from Halloween until New Year’s. A customer gave me the recipe year’s ago and I have shared it many times since. It is a favorite! 🙂

  • 517
    Michelle says:

    My favorite recipe for the holidays is mulled cider – yum-it’s perfect for warming up the tummy on cold winter evenings!

  • 518
    Alicia Chaparro says:

    My favorite holiday receipe is my abuelita’s pumpkin spice pie. Oh so yummy and tastes so much better than when I try and make it.

  • 519
    Rachel Hope says:

    Hmmmm…when I have time, homemade English Butter Toffee!!

  • 520

    One of my favorites in Potato Candy! It’s made with instant potato flakes and lots of sugar and peanut butter. Sounds weird, but it’s delicious!

  • 521
    Melanie says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is an Oven Baked French Toast. Yum! My mom makes it every Christmas for brunch.

  • 522
    KarenY says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is turkey baked in a paper bag with mochi rice stuffing. So moist and juicy! It’s a recipe that was handed down and I will probably do the same with my children.

  • 523
    Mary Claire says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is for Rice Crispy Candy. SO GOOD!
    1 cup clear Karo
    1 cup sugar
    1 cup peanut butter
    6 cups rice crispy cereal
    Butter a 9×12 pan. Mix ingredients (all but cereal) in a large sauce pan. Heat until mixed and sugar is dissolved. Mix in cereal. Spread into pan and let cool.
    Melt 1 cup each choc. chips and butterscotch chips and pour over candy. Cool and cut.

  • 524
    tobi says:

    My favourite holiday recipe is egg-nog cheesecake. for most recipe’s i simply sub out the cream/milk potion for egg-nog… SO good. i also make a pretty mean pumpkin pie with fresh-ground spices and gingerbread/pecan crust…mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…

  • 525
    Kristy Lucey says:

    all of the homemade Christmas cookies!

  • 526
    Gail White says:

    I make homemade microwave caramels that everyone drool over. I am so excited this year because I have just discovered papertrey and my boxes and wrapping are going to be just as great.

  • 527
    cindy b says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is Gingerbread cookies. Its a family tradition to make Gingerbread men cookies each year using my Great Aunts recipe. Thanks for the chance to win such a GREAT prize!

  • 528

    My favorite holiday recipe…not really a ‘holiday recipe’ I suppose, but I usually only make them around the holidays… 7 layer cookies…mmm…delish! Wish I had the time to type up the recipe to share!

  • 529
    Abby says:

    Green bean casserole, a tried and true favorite. My best friend and I made it in home ec one year and forgot to drain the beans and it still tasted delicious.

  • 530
    Angela (SCS monkeymama) says:

    Homemade butter toffee—yummy!!!

  • 531
    Melissa Cox says:

    Homemade Peppermint Bark – so easy and makes great gifts

  • 532
    Kim says:

    My favorite recipe is a cookie that we make every year called Sally Anne’s! I absolutely LOVE them and I eat way too many over the holidays!!!!

  • 533
    Kisa says:

    Versa Dough (for dinner rolls)- It has been a familiy recipe for a LONG time – my grandmother always made them – now I can’t show up anywhere without them….they won’t let me in the door!

    5-1/2 to 6-1/2 cups of flour
    1/3 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 packages yeast
    1-1/2 cups milk
    1/2 cup butter
    2 eggs (room temp)

    In bowl, mix 1-1/2 cups flour with sugar, yeast and salt. Combine milk and butter in sauce pan, heat until very warm, gradually add to dry ingredients (yeast mixture). Beat at medium speed for 5 minutes. Add eggs and 1 cup of flour, beat/stir 2 minutes. Stir or kneed in the remaininf flour. Kneed for 8-10 minutes. Let dough rise until it doubles in size in a lightly oiled bowl covered with a cloth. PUnch down, form buns, put in lightly greased pan, let raise again until doubled and bake 375 until golden brown!


    And thanks for this great opportunity to win such wonderful prizes!

  • 534
    Kelly A. says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my Mom’s praline sweet potatoes. They are so good, I am hungry just thinking about them! Unfortunately I can’t share the recipe because my Mom is the guardian of it! 🙂

  • 535
    Justine says:

    No holiday is complete without my husband’s famous “Broccoli Cheese Casserole” all measurements are approximate since I never wrote it down (guess I better get the recipe stamps)
    2 cups cooked rice
    1 bag broccoli flourets
    1 can cream celery
    3/4 large jar cheeze whiz
    1/2 cup celery,
    1/2 cup onion
    1/2 stick margerine/butter

    sautee onion, celery with butter, next mix all ingredients together, put in 8×8 casserole dish, back at 350 for 30 min

  • 536
    Jill says:

    My all time favorite recipe is sugar cookies that only my Mom knows the recipe to. I do know that she uses buttermilk in the recipe. The frosting is soooo thick it just coats your teeth. Yummo!!!

  • 537
    Lauree Myler says:

    my favorite holiday recipe is for welsh cookies. my family makes a batch together every year and i have the fondest memories making these with my grandma. this recipe has been passed down from my great, great, great grandma who came over from wales.

  • 538
    Mary K says:

    My favorite holiday recipe has to be my mom’s sweet potato balls that she learned to make from her mother. Basically you peel and boil sweet potatoes and mash them up. You take a large marshmallow and put it in the center and form a ball around it. Next you roll that ball in crushed graham crackers and put into a baking dish. She always tops each one with a small pat of butter and then bakes till they have a warm, gooey center. It’s not Thanksgiving dinner without them.

  • 539
    Lisa G/leecee says:

    My family’s favorite is my sweet potato pies and my favorite is Snicker Cake. You make a regular chocolate cake mix and pour half in a rectangular pan and cook until firm but not done. Then, you pour melted caramels, chocolate chips, and pecans over that. Last, you pour remaining cake mix on top and bake until done. Cut a piece of completely cooled cake and microwave it for 20-30 seconds before eating. It is so delicious and rich you can only make it for special occasions!

  • 540
    Lisa says:

    I love making Scotch A Roos

    6 cups of rice crispies
    1 cup peanut butter
    1 cup sugar
    1 cup Light corn syrup
    1 package Semi sweet choc. chips
    1 package Butterscotch chips

    In sauce pan add Corn syrup, Sugar and bring to a boil. remove from heat and add peanut butter. Mix well.
    Poor over rice crispies and smoosh into a 9×13 pan.
    in a double boiler metl the chips and mix together.
    poor over the rice crispies and then put in frig until it set. take out and let stand for about 20 minutes. cut into squares and eat them all up. Yummy

  • 541
    karen dufresne says:

    My momma’s sinful cinnamon rolls, divine from start to finish.

  • 542

    homemade peppermint hot chocolate. delish!

  • 543
    Thao says:

    My favorite holiday recipe has always been the christmas sugar cookie. I love decorating them and eating them!

  • 544
    Andrea Varona says:

    Peanut butter between hi-ho crackers and then dipped into melted chocolate bark. Always an office or party hit.

  • 545
    Ann says:

    My favorite recipe is for walnut balls. Love them.

  • 546
    ChristaKC says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is one everyone knows – party potatoes!! (The casserole with frozen hash browns). Just love the stuff! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 547
    Kathy says:

    Bread pudding!

  • 548
    Sarah Doyle says:

    pumpkin bars with the BEST cream cheese frosting! made some tonight just couldn’t resist!

  • 549
    Tami McBeain says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is a super easy one for pistachio salad.
    1 large tub of cool whip
    1 large can of crushed pineapple
    1 small box of instant pistachio pudding
    Mix all ingredients together and chill for several hours before serving.

  • 550
    Jody says:

    Every year it just isn’t Christmas without making rosettes with my grandmother’s rosette iron.

  • 551
    Crystal says:

    Well I can’t remember what it is called at the moment, My neighbors made it for us 2 years in row (hopefully soon a 3rd) but it is with cranberries, jello, and whip cream topped of with pecans!! Mmmmmmm I want some now!!

  • 552
    Janine says:

    My grandmother’s recipe for cabbage rolls.

  • 553
    Skye D. says:

    At the holidays we always have lefse, a Norwegian treat. It’s made from potatoes, butter, milk, sugar, and flour. Just the smell of it makes me think of Thanksgiving and Christmas. The tradition of making lefse has been passed down through the generations. I don’t know the recipe just yet, but I’m hoping to learn how to make it with my mom this year. Someday I hope to teach my own kids!

  • 554
    Aletheia L says:

    soft pumpkin cookies, and hazelnut biscotti dipped in chocolate.

    or my mom’s prime rib roast. holiday foods are THE BEST!

  • 555
    Kristine says:

    My Grandma always had a pan of homemade Nanaimo Bars at Christmas time. They were the best I’ve ever tasted!!!

  • 556
    Amy M. says:

    Almond Butter Cake. They taste like the yummy center of a dutch letter. I love to eat it!

  • 557
    Debbie says:

    Christmas cookies and candies are a special treat. It’s so fun to take extra time to make things for my family!

  • 558
    Teresa says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is for cookies called Angel Whispers. They are a sandwich cookie with a lemon filling. The cookie part just melts in your mouth and the lemon gives it just that small taste of tartness to the sweet cookie. They are worth the effort!

  • 559
    peggysue says:

    It is sooo not Christmas without these cookies! The kids and I decorate these every year with colored icing and sprinkles. There is a direct correlation between the age of the cookie decorator and the amount of sprinkles used on one cookie, the younger the decorator, the more sprinkles!

    I have at least fifteen different cookie cutter shapes to cut them out. I think my mom got the recipe from an old cookbook, they’re called
    Merry Christmas Cookies
    Mix together
    1/3 C soft shortening
    1/3 C sugar
    1 egg
    2/3 C honey
    1 tsp lemon flavoring.

    Sift together and stir in
    2 3/4 C sifted flour
    1 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp salt

    Chill the dough,
    Roll out to 1/4″ thick. Cut into shapes.
    Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes, cool, ice and decorate.

  • 560
    C Burke says:

    Classic Shortbread from Brown Bag Cookie Art is a Christmas tradition at our house. I’m usually asked for this recipe when I give it as a gift as I often do at Christmas time. Here’s the recipe:

    Classic Shortbread
    1/2 cup butter at room temperature
    1/3 cup powdered sugar
    1/4 teaspoon vanilla (I use 1/2)
    1 cup flour

    Cream the butter, then add the powdered sugar. Mix in the vanilla and work in the flour. Spray a shortbread pan or 8″ cake pan with non-stick spray. Press the dough firmly into the pan. Prick the entire surface of the dough with a fork and bake the shortbread at 325 degrees for about 30 minutes. I bake it for 25 minutes at Colorado’s high altitude. Loosen the edges of the shortbread with a knife and flip the pan over onto a wooden cutting board. Cut into serving pieces while it is still warm. It will crumble if you wait until it is cool.

  • 561
    Brenda says:

    I have two favorites the first is my grandmothers rolls that she makes with mashed potatoes, the other is my Mothers pecan pie. I also a a very good recipe for fudge,yum. Thanks for the chance to win

  • 562
    Melanie Bray says:

    My favourite Christmas recipe is my Mum’s Christmas Pudding. She has tripences and pennies and still puts them in the pudding… so we eat it slowing and carefully and just enjoy the whole process together as a family! Then, those who have been fortunate enough to have coins in their slice of pudding, get to cash them in with Dad for some pocket money! It’s great and fun for the whole family!

  • 563
    Leslie says:

    Hi, White chocolate bark with Peanut butter,m&m’s, minimarshmellows etc. so good!

  • 564
    Brenda Z says:

    Ooohhhh, what a great question – tough to pick just one! My favorite is a cookie recipe is one for a sugar cookie that has been passed down over the generations. It has fresh nutmeg in it, which, I’ve found is not common in a sugar cutout type cookie, but it adds a level of flavor that I haven’t found in another cutout!

  • 565
    Angie says:

    My all time FAV recipe is…cream cheese pound cake. It’s so easy…


    this link has the recipe and it’s awesome!!

  • 566
    Sandy Thelen says:

    What great stamps this time!

    My favorite holiday recipe is a breakfast casserole. It comes together pretty easy and it’s so yummy!

    8 Eggs
    2 Cups of Milk
    10-12 slices of bread
    Small bag hash browns
    2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
    1 ½ pounds sausage

    Brown the sausage and drain. Shred the bread and place in an even layer to cover the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking pan. Layer sausage over bread. Layer hash browns over the sausage. (If you wish you can use less hash browns.) Spread the cheese over the hash browns. Mix the milk and eggs together and pour over the cheese. Salt and pepper if desired. Cover with aluminum foil and store in the refrigerator overnight. Bake in a 350º oven 1 hour or until the eggs are set and hot in the middle, and the cheese is melted.

  • 567
    Amy says:

    Mine is pretty simple and my grandma used to make them every year and then me and my mom and now me and my girls make them.
    You need ritz crackers, peanut butter, marshmallow cream, and that chocolate brick stuff white or brown. Almond Bark…I couldn’t remember.
    Use a double boiler to melt the chocolate and dip the ritz crackers with peanute butter and mallow cream. Put them on wax paper to cool and yummmy…you have a fabulous treat for the holidays.

  • 568
    Victoria says:

    My mom’s recipe for Hedgehog cookies. They are super easy to make and very tasty!

  • 569
    Jen Booth says:

    Ummmm….pumpkin pie cheesecake….YUMMY!

  • 570
    Amy says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my grandmother’s recipe for Pfefferneusse (peppernuts).

  • 571
    Tiffany says:

    mini pecan tarts

  • 572
    Kimberly S says:

    My favorite holiday recipes are the staples of our Slovak “Holy Supper” on Christmas Eve: pierogies, mushroom soup, and nut roll for dessert.

  • 573
    Anita Farrell says:

    Like any good southern girl, my favorite has to be my grandmother’s pecan pie…Followed closely of course by her red velvet cake.

  • 574
    Sarah says:

    When I was a kid, it was my Mom’s Grape Mousse. I wasn’t wild about the things the “grown-ups” liked. Then I become a “grown-up” and sure enough I loved her Bourbon Balls and her Frozen Orange-Whipped Cream-Nut dessert (never knew the real name of it). Funny how as you mature, so do your tastes 😉
    Just thinking about these things takes me right back to when I last had them- over 10 years ago. Thanks for inspiring the memories!

  • 575
    Christy Saeger says:

    Almond tassies, so fattening but oh soo good!

  • 576
    Vicky says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is the cookie with the chocolate kisses recipe.

  • 577

    Hi PTI 🙂
    Thanks for the awesome chance to win some amazing stamps! My favorite holiday recipe to make is sugar cookies! We really go all out and it’s such a special time with my children & I.

    Jennifer Meyer 🙂

  • 578
    Vicky says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is the cookie with the chocolate kisses recipe.

  • 579
    jeanne nielsen says:

    I don’t have the recipe in front of me, but my favorite is the Almond Ring that my dad makes every year. It’s a butter pastry filled with almond paste and shaped into a ring. If I win, I promise I’ll share the recipe! Jeannie

  • 580
    Karen says:

    My favorite recipe is for Spritz cookies, made with a cookie press. I have fond memories of making these with my mom when I was young. Some time back I found a press in its original 50s box and gave it to her – definitely a kleenex moment. I’m hoping to share this traditon with my 6yo daughter this year!

  • 581
    Eileen M says:

    I love Russian Tea Cakes. The recipe is at my Mother’s house, but here is a very similar one (we use walnuts instead of hazelnuts, I think that’s the only difference)

    Makes about 3 1/2 dozen.

    2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
    1/2 cup powdered sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3/4 cup finely chopped husked hazelnuts, toasted
    Powdered sugar

    Sift flour and salt together. Using electric mixer, cream butter in large bowl until light. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar and beat until fluffy. Add vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients in 3 batches. Mix in hazelnuts. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 12 hours.
    Preheat oven to 400°F. Form dough into 1-inch balls. Space 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until just firm to touch, about 15 minutes. Transfer to rack and cool slightly. Roll in powdered sugar. Cool completely. Roll cookies in powdered sugar again. Store in airtight container.

  • 582
    Marge says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my Mom’s very cinnamony (sp?) apple pie. She passed away in ’02, so it’s even more special to me now & brings back memories of my childhood on the farm. Every Sunday morning she’d bake two pies and my Uncle always came over on Sunday evening for pie & coffee. Lovely memories of times gone by!

  • 583
    Rikka D. says:

    My favorite recipe is my apple pie. I grew up with my mom using Haralson apples and now I have to wait for them to be in season to make my pie!

  • 584
    Janet S says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is actually a fond memory for me. My grandmother used to make us the BEST homemade Molasses cookies ever. Several of aunts have the recipe, but no one has been able to duplicate Grandma’s cookies. We all think it had to do with the water there on the farm. Thanks for the chance to remember Grandma Lee one more time!

  • 585
    Noelle says:

    Cream Cheese Pound Cake, I love making it for others and eating it myself!

  • 586

    Gingersnap Cookies!!!

  • 587
    Jan Brooks says:

    Can’t find my post, so I’m sending it again. Hope that’s ok.

    Red Velvet Cake, hands down! My all time favorite, makes a dramatic presentation, and the little ones oooh and ahhh when it’s sliced, and the red cake is revealed. Yummmmy!

  • 588
    Judy says:

    My kids always ask for Cranberry Salad. It is so yummy and so easy to make.

    1 lb. cranberries
    1 lb. marshmallows
    1 c. unsweetened whipped cream
    1-1/2 c. sugar
    1 small can crushed pineapple (undrained)

    Grind cranberries. Mix with sugar and let stand overnight. Add marshmallows, pineapple and whipped cream.

  • 589
    Noelle says:

    Cream Cheese Pound Cake, I love making it for others and eating it myself!

  • 590
    Pat says:

    Pumpkin Roll (with cream cheese filling)- it’s so easy – and my son asks for it all year long, not just the holidays so of course it’s my favorite!

  • 591
    Jeni says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is definately my Grandmother’s Frozen Sweet Corn. No holiday meal is complete without it! We’ve been having it at every holiday meal for as long as I can remember.

  • 592
    wendy sue says:

    This is more of a “seasonal recipe” than a “holiday recipe,” but it wouldn’t be autumn without mom’s pumpkin cookies!!

    Mom’s Pumpkin Cookies

    1 cube butter
    1 cup brown sugar
    ¼ cup white sugar
    2 eggs
    1 cup pumpkin
    1 teas lemon extract
    2 cups flour
    2 teas cinnamon
    ½ teas salt
    ½ teas cloves
    ½ teas nutmeg
    ½ teas ginger
    1 teas soda
    1 cup nuts and/or chocolate chips

    1. Cream together first four ingredients
    2. Add pumpkin and lemon
    3. Sift together and add dry ingredients
    4. Add walnuts/chocolate chips
    5. Drop by teaspoon on greased cookie sheet
    6. Bake at 400° for 12 minutes (my oven only takes 9 minutes)

    **Makes about 28 cookies
    **Can triple with 29 ounce (large) can of pumpkin

  • 593
    Noelle says:

    Cream Cheese Pound Cake, I love making it for others and eating it myself!

  • 594
    Susy says:

    Egg nog, mmmmmm love eggnog
    2 eggs,well beaten
    i can condesed milk
    1 tsp vanilla essence
    1/4 cup salt
    1 quart(half litre) milk
    1 carton cream, whipped
    nutmeg to taste
    Blend all ingredients except cream and beat for 5 minutes. Mix in the cream and chill for 24 hours, stir and add nutmeg before serving.

  • 595
    Kristyn Sinnott says:

    I love my mom’s stuffing. It is the BEST! Her turkey dinner would not be the same without it. My husband doesn’t like stuffing and I am sooo glad, there is more for me. 🙂 I’m hungry just thinking about it. hmmmmm

  • 596
    Katie says:

    This is a tough one! I think it’s a tie between my Grandma’s Fudge and my sister’s Caramels. They’re both equally irresistible and I make sure to add a little time on the treadmill just so I can enjoy these treats during the holidays.

  • 597
    Katerfly says:

    It would have to be Grandma’s chesse dreams and five cup salad. Can’t go without them during the holidays.

  • 598
    Ann Lind says:

    My favorite Christmas recipe is my Mom’s carrot pudding. Mom was just here to visit for 2 weeks and while she was here I decided I should try making and canning Carrot pudding for the first time. Mom is 84 and her memory isn’t as good as it used to be. She said to leave 1 inch of head space in the jars when I filled them (wrong). Into the canner on the propane burner in the carport with DH watching over the processing. First one of the rings and lids blew off knocking the lid from the canner. My DH said there is something wrong here. All the lids were now bulged and dome shaped. We had to cool the jars to get the lids off and remove a portion of the pudding before putting on new lids and rings and starting the processing over again. Now the wind started to gust blowing the lid from the canner. Lid back on and a large rock on top to finish. Come Christmas we will have a good laugh about the adventure we had canning the Christmas pudding. Ann Lind

  • 599
    kisha davis says:

    Monkey Bread on Christmas Eve!!
    here is the recipe:
    Easy Monkey Bread!

    Ingredients: (for 8 people)

    4 tubes Biscuits (refridgerated)
    3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
    3/4 cup Additional Granulated Sugar
    1/3 cup Brown Sugar
    1/4 cup Evaporated Milk
    1 cup Butter
    1.5 cups Chopped Pecans
    2 tsp. Cinnamon

    How to make it:

    Preheat oven to 350°F
    1. Cut biscuits into quarters. Combine 3/4 cup white sugar with the cinnamon. Roll each biscuit quarter in the cinnamon/sugar mixture.

    2. In a cake pan or baking dish (bundt pan is best), layer the biscuits and the pecans.
    3. In a saucepan, slowly bring milk, remaining 3/4 cup white sugar, brown sugar, and butter to a boil. Remove from heat. Pour over biscuits in the pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until it is cooked to your liking! Flip pan over onto a serving dish and serve right away!
    thanks nichole for the opportunity 🙂

  • 600
    Deb Wood says:

    My favorite Holiday recipe is:
    Cherry-Walnut BallsPrep: 40 min.
    Bake: 18 min. per batch
    Cool: 5 min. per batch
    Stand: 5 min. per batch

    1/4 cup coarsely chopped maraschino cherries
    1 cup butter, softened
    1/2 cup powdered sugar
    1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted*
    Powdered sugar
    1. Preheat oven to 325F. Drain maraschino cherries on paper towels; pat dry to remove any excess liquid. Set cherries aside.

    2. Beat butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in the 1/2 cup powdered sugar, almond extract, and vanilla until combined, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour, nuts, and cherries with a wooden spoon.

    3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until bottoms are lightly brown. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheets on wire racks. Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar to coat. Transfer cookies to wire racks and cool completely.

    4. If desired, roll cooled cookies in additional powdered sugar before serving. Makes about 48 balls.

    5. *Note: To toast nuts, spread them in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake in a preheated 325F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until nuts are slightly golden brown, stirring once or twice. Cool completely. Chop nuts and set aside.

    6. To store: Place cookies in layers separated by pieces of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw cookies, if frozen, before serving.

  • 601
    Sharon says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my mother-in-laws dressing. It is just the best and try as I may I cannot get mine to turn out like hers.

  • 602
    Dizzy Broad says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is green bean casserole. My husband doesn’t eat meat so I have to fix many sides and one of his favorites is also this casserole. You’d think we’d fix it more than just at Christmas and Thanksgiving but I think by the time I get around to buying those french fried onions (sinful! LOL!) we figure twice a year to splurge calories on this would be ok! 🙂

  • 603
    Kathy V. says:

    Making traditional Austrian Zelten with my husband and his parents. It’s one of the few traditions left from his childhood, so its very special.

  • 604
    Irene Lenihan says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is from my Mother in law. Cranberry steamed pudding. It is pretty plain but the heavy cream, butter and sugar sauce that you put on it contrasts with the sour cranberries. So good!

  • 605
    Deb says:

    My favorite recipe is for these amazing sugar cookies that my mom used to make when we were growing up. I made them with my girls while they were growing up & we still get together at the holidays to make them now even though one is married and the other is away at college. They ask for them each year, just as we asked mom when we were growing up. The recipe is simple but the cookies are the very best.

  • 606

    My mom has a recipe for Dutch Boterkoek (butter cake) that is absolutely divine!

    2/3 cup butter
    1 cup sugar
    1 1/2 tsp. almond extract
    1 egg
    1 1/2 cup flour
    1/2 tsp baking powder
    Ground almonds (optional)

    Mix first 4 ingredients together. Mix in flour and baking powder. Press into a 8″x8″x2″ baking pan. Brush top with a little cream and smooth. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Ground almonds may be sprinkled on top if you desire.

  • 607
    Erin Mileur says:

    My favorite is one called “Caramel Diamonds”. It’s a delightful mix of caramel, pecans and shortbread – oh my goodness!! Yum!
    Erin M.

  • 608
    Sandy K says:

    my mom’s fudge 🙂

    the recipe is on the cocoa box but it’s the best!!

  • 609

    Hands down it is REAL Scottish Shortbread cookies. I make dozens every Christmas and have tons of people addicted!

  • 610
    Jennie says:

    My favorite recipe is my Mom’s homemade stuffing. It is a total secret, I have no idea how she makes it but it is to die for!!!

  • 611
    Margaret S. Romero says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is an Oyster – Rice dressing that was prepared every holiday by one of my aunts. The celebration was held at my gramdmother’s home in the midst of the Cajun country of South Louisiana.

    The oysters were caught by a fisherman uncle, pried open by the men in attendance, and added to the dark rich dressing which included rice grown and milled by my father
    and one of his brothers.

    No one had a lot of money back in the 40’s and 50’s, but we used what we grew and caught to make some of the best Cajun food ever tasted!!!


  • 612
    Lilian says:

    That’s a tough one. My most favorite Christmas food is the roast pig. The whole pig is roasted on an open fire, slowly stirred (it’s on a bamboo stick) until the skin is golden brown. The skin is crunchy when you eat it and the meat real tender yum yum! You use a special gravy sauce to eat it with.

  • 613
    Carrie F. says:

    My absolute favorite is Aunt Claudia’s Cranberry Salad with whipped cream, marshmallows, pineapple, cranberries, apples, and walnuts. I’m beginning to think “salad” is kind of a misnomer.

  • 614
    Shannon Kooistra says:

    My favorite holiday recipe has to be frozen cranberry salad. My grandma made it every holiday and now I carry on the tradition too!

  • 615
    Kryssi says:

    sweet potatoe casserole for me! i am a sucker for sweets!

  • 616
    Jen D. says:

    Sausage bread is my favorite holiday recipe. It is an old family favorite.

  • 617
    Dayna says:

    My grandmother has always made chicken and dumplings for special occasions in our family. I love it so much that I beg her to make it everytime I visit. She does not usually give in but I am always hopeful that she will. I hope that one day she will share her secret recipe with me so I can carry on the tradition with my daughter. I have tried to figure it out on my own but is never as good as grandma makes.

  • 618

    monkey bread on christmas morning, hot out of the oven. mmm mmm mmmm.

  • 619
    cknutti says:

    Airplane rolls. They are the best homemade crescent-shaped rolls imaginable, and my mom used to bake at least 5 dozen of these for Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners. I have yet to do them justice, but they are so buttery and delicious.

  • 620
    Tami F. says:

    My favorite holiday recipes are pumpkin surprise pie (pumkin layer and cream cheese layer) and chocolate peppermint candy cupcakes…yum :)!

  • 621

    My traditional holiday “gift” recipe is Almond Roca.

    1 cup sugar
    1 cup butter
    blanched almonds and chopped Hershey bar

    It is the most decadent candy, and I only share it at Christmas time.

  • 622
    Mary Rowe says:

    My favorite recipe is a cheesecake that is taken from a Beta Sigma Phi sorority cookbook. Rich, calorie laden and delicious.

  • 623
    KarinM says:

    My favorite recipe is for rum balls. It has become a tradition and my brothers ask for them all the time.

  • 624
    Brenda Myers says:

    Peanut Butter Fudge!! Too bad I can never get it to turn out right!!

  • 625
    Jessica says:

    I’m not much for cooking or baking but I do have a recipe for Pumpkin Cookies. They’re so soft and chewy. I love just about anything with pumpkin and cinnamon!

  • 626
    Ellen Hext says:

    My holiday favorite would have to be carmel pecan bars

  • 627
    Kelly C. says:

    It’s not a holiday recipe but, we make them as a holiday “treat”

  • 628
    JenMarie says:

    Mmm….sweet potato casserole!
    The kind with butter and brown sugar, topped with marshmallows!!

  • 629
    Karen says:


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    1 cup vegetable oil
    1 cup butter, softened
    1 cup white sugar
    1 cup packed brown sugar
    1 egg
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon salt
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    1 cup chopped walnuts
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    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
    Beat butter and sugars until fluffy. Slowly add oil and beat until oil is well incorporated. Add egg and vanilla, beat to mix.
    In a small bowl, combine flour, soda and salt. Add to butter mixture and stir just until mixed. Combine corn flakes, oatmeal, nuts and coconut and add to cookie mixture; mix just until combined.
    Use a cookie scoop to produce consistently sized cookies, but you can drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet, if you don’t have a scoop. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Since these are so rich, you can chill the individual balls of cookie dough and then freeze them in freezer bags. You can then take them directly from the freezer to the oven, just add a few minutes to the cooking time.

  • 630
    Jo says:

    I love to cook and I have so many favorite recipes for holiday meals it’s hard to choose just one!! But, I guess it would have to be the pumpkin pie recipe from my grandma that is one of the top favorites.

    The releases this month are SOOOOO awesome!! I think I will have to spend some $$ unless I am lucky enough to win…… 🙂

  • 631
    shari says:

    Hard to pick a favorite, I love making sugar and gingerbread cookies with my grandchildren and decorating them! I also love the no fail fudge recipe on the back of the marshmellow creme jar!

  • 632
    Marcie says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is cut out sugar cookies. My kids love them and will eat them in one day if I would let them.

  • 633
    SHARI WALKER says:

    Fav recipe fudge and grandmas sugar cookies,, yum

  • 634
    Delorse says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my Mom’s apple pie! Even though it’s hard for her to do anymore because of the arthritis in her hands, she still treats us with her pies during the holidays. Dad gets in on it too — he gets to peel the apples and Mom does the rest. Just ask anyone — it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving or Christmas without “Frankie’s pies”! Thanks, Nichole for the fun contest and a chance to win the “I Want It All!” package!

  • 635
    theresa forge says:

    my favorite recipe is an old egg nog recipe that has been in my family for a long time. what other time of year do people enjoy drinking raw eggs~ and having it taste so good??

  • 636

    My family makes this strangely addictive molasses candy every year at Christmas time. At first it tastes weird, but then you find yourself up in the middle of the night, eating it by the fistful. I crave it all year long!

  • 637
    SHARI WALKER says:

    Fav recipe fudge and grandmas sugar cookies,, yum

  • 638
    Linda says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is actually two!
    These are the Russian Teacake and Thumbprint cookies (with confectioner’s sugar frosting instead of jelly in the thumbprint) that my sister makes for Christmas every year. It wouldn’t be Christmas without them! I always eat too many!!!

  • 639
    Jo R. says:

    My favourite holiday recipe is rum balls… Yum!

  • 640
    Melisa Peterson says:

    Cinnamon Stars are my favorite Christmas Cookie! The recipe came from my Great Great Aunts who were German. They are light and oh so delicate!

  • 641
    Angi says:

    One of my holiday faves is homemade caramels. Yummy!!

  • 642
    Kathyc on SCS says:

    Good old Apple Pie! Nothing reminds me more of my childhood holidays than the smell of apple pie in the oven!
    Kathy Camasso

  • 643
    Tanya says:

    Blueberry Pudding with hot rum sauce – A Newfoundland Favorite!

  • 644
    Cheryl Curtis says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is German Stollen.
    My Mom makes the best!

  • 645
    Katie - Fiskateer #4052 says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is one that my Grandma used to make for us each year – Christmas bread. It was a sweet dough with the candied fruit baked in. It was delicious and a tradition in our family for breakfast on Christmas morning. I will miss Gram making that bread this year. Blessings on these BEAUTIFUL stamps! Here’s hoping I win!

  • 646
    Kathi B says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is for cornflake rings. It’s almost like making rice krispie treats but using corn flakes instead. You then dye the marshmallow green and form rings to look like wreaths. Top them off with some little red candies and you have the perfect little holiday wreaths that you can eat.

  • 647
    Linda says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is actually two!
    These are the Russian Teacake and Thumbprint cookies (with confectioner’s sugar frosting instead of jelly in the thumbprint) that my sister makes for Christmas every year. It wouldn’t be Christmas without them! I always eat too many!!!

  • 648
    Mary Vogel says:

    One of our family’s favorite recipes is for Forgotten Cookies:

    Start with 2 egg whites in a glass bowl (not plastic). Beat on medium speed until frothy. Slowly add in 2/3 c. of sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form. When the merinque is stiff, fold in 6 oz. choc. chips with a fork.

    Drop by tbls.onto a greased cookie sheet. Now here’s the fun part – place in a preheated 350 degree oven and turn the oven OFF! Leave the cookies in the oven overnoght or until the oven is cool. Remove and enjoy!

  • 649
    Melati Gee;hoed says:

    My favorite Christmas snack goes by many names…Oklahoma Crunch, Sweet Trash…

    2 c. Rice Krispies cereal
    2 c. Cap’n Crunch cereal
    2 c. salted nuts
    2 c. pretzel sticks, broken up
    1 (20 oz.) pkg. white almond bark

    Melt 1 (20 ounce) package white almond bark. Pour over cereal, nuts and pretzels. Drop onto wax paper and let set.

  • 650
    Linda says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is actually two!
    These are the Russian Teacake and Thumbprint cookies (with confectioner’s sugar frosting instead of jelly in the thumbprint) that my sister makes for Christmas every year. It wouldn’t be Christmas without them! I always eat too many!!!

  • 651
    Trish D says:

    No holiday meal is complete without frozen cranberry “salad” – cranberries, apples, marshmallows and walnutes blended with cool whip then frozen. YUMMO!

  • 652
    Tiffany Johnson says:

    i think my favorite and quickiest is pink stuff. i know this goes by many names!!! cool whip, cherry pie filling, pineapple chunks, pecans, and whatever else you throw in!!

  • 653
    Karen says:

    The above recipe is called Cookie Cookies.

    I am excited about your new releases!

  • 654
    karenannj says:

    Christmas cookies…there are too many favorites to name just one. I like sugar cookies, snickerdoodles, and sandies especially. My mom always makes snickerdoodles and sandies and my mother-in-law makes awesome sugar cookies.

  • 655
    Vicky Sitterly says:

    My favorite recipe is one that has been in my family for ages. It is an Ice box cookie recipe that you can tweak to your likeing. We always made them with raisens and a little chopped walnuts and then iced them with colored frostings and candies.
    Can’t believe it’s getting close to that time of the year again!!
    Love all the sets…….very nice selection Nicole!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  • 656
    Lee says:

    Definitely the sugar and spice cookies that I bake with my children. They help with the icing and decorating. This has become a tradition in our home.

  • 657
    Laura says:

    Oh boy…how do I pick just one??? Hmm, I would have to say that I love my mom’s brown sugar yams….yum, yum, yum…lots of butter (so healthy, I know!!) and brown sugar, glazed to sweet perfection. 🙂

  • 658
    Janis says:

    My favorite is my mom’s chocolate crinkle cookies. They’ve been a part of Christmas ever since I can remember.

  • 659
    Jen Moneagle says:

    Mazola Cookies!! These are basically sugar cookies made with Mazola corn oil and rolled in multi colored sprinkles. I can inhale them and have to make them every year for everyone I know!

  • 660
    Colleen says:

    My favorite Christmas recipe is Pumpkin Cake Roll. When our children were at home we would make these about a week before Christmas and then deliver them to friends and sing Christmas caroles. Every time I make them now I think of what a fun time we had.

  • 661
    Linda says:

    My favorite recipe for Christmas is for gingerbread men. When the kids were little we decorated and hung them on our tree. Sometimes, I’d notice body parts missing because someone had taken a bite. Now that I’m a grandmother of two adorable little boys, ages 4 and 2, I’ll begin the tradition again. I’m really looking forward to the fun.

  • 662
    Lyndsay M says:

    I’d love to win!!!!

    Here’s my recipe for cooked carrots. You can make them all year but for some reason I love them even more during the holidays.

    1 bag of mini carrots
    1/4 c butter
    1/4 c brown sugar
    2 T mustard

    Boil the carrots until they’re soft. Then drain, leaving a tablespoon or two of water from the pot. Add the butter, sugar, salt and mustard. Mix for a few minutes until melted and combined. Serve warm. Yum!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 663

    My “famous” pumpkin chocolate chip cookies & my mom’s chocolate covered-peanut butter balls!! OMG!! to die for! 🙂

  • 664
    Linda says:

    Oops – I hit the wrong key and posted twice. Please ignore the second one – I want my chance to win this fantastic prize!

  • 665
    Keyser Glancy says:

    Very Simple and always the best…my father-in-law asks for this every year as his “gift”! If you love the gooey part of Pecan pie this will make you beg for more!

    Brown Sugar Chess Pie
    2 T. Flour 1/2 cup milk
    2 eggs 4 T. Butter
    1 cup brown sugar 1 t. vanilla
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1 9″ unbaked pie crust

    Combine together flour, eggs and sugar. Blend in milk and butter and add vanilla. bake in pie shell at 375 degrees for 35-45 minutes. Serves 6.

  • 666

    My favorite recipe is for a cookie my mom called Peanut Butter Blossoms – a simple peanut butter cookie with a chocolate kiss pressed into the center with a minute of baking time to go. They’ve been my favorite for as long as I can remember (a long time), and it wouldn’t be Christmas without them!

  • 667
    Maren says:

    My aunt makes the best cream cheese pesto/olive dip. I seriously could eat the entire thing! The cream cheese is blended with whipping cream and butter and then layered with pesto & garlic, more cream cheese mixture, sun dried tomatoes and kalamata olives, and then finally one more layer of cream cheese. You let it refrigerate overnight and serve with water crackers. YUM!

  • 668
    Gina says:

    Our family always has Turkey and Dumplings made by my grandmother every holiday. She finally passed on the recipe, but hers are definately the best! Even though my sister and I use the same flour, Crisco and water, ours have never been as tender as hers always are.

  • 669
    Jennifer says:

    My husband’s cousin makes the most delightful chocolate covered toffee that I just can’t get enough of…and can’t wait for this year! She always gives me a container of it when we visit on Christmas Eve.

  • 670
    Nora Anne says:

    My favorite is Pampered Chef’s Turkey Cranberry Wreath. The recipe is in my blog archives from September 18, 2008. I highly recommend you try it, you will NOT be disappointed 🙂

  • 671
    Louise Glynn says:

    Nuts and bolts! This is a cereal and nut snack mix that my mother made every year at Christmas time and I am still doing it. Sometimes I put it up in pretty jars and give it as hostess gifts. I add curry to mine and it is especially good. Yum!

  • 672
    Kim Ross says:

    My favorite recipe is a dip for apple wedges, which we call “Caramel Brickle”

    1/2 bag Skor toffee candy chips
    1 brick cream cheese
    3/4 cup brown sugar
    1/4 cup sugar
    1 tsp vanilla

    Mix and store for at least a few hours… but overnight is best. *SO* so good! 🙂

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • 673
    Shelly E says:

    My favorite is a gingerbread cookie recipe from my well-used Mrs. Fields cookbook. My kids love helping me make and decorate these every year!
    Shelly E.

  • 674
    Heather M. says:

    my mom’s poppycock! yum!

  • 675
    Dotty says:

    My mom used to make 3 of my all time favorites, Dirt Rolls, Bird Nests and Russian Tea Cakes. To this day, no matter how hard I try my attempts to duplicate them fall short, but my sister’s dirt rolls come in a very close second!!

  • 676
    Eve says:

    Homemade shortbread. Half dipped in chocolate.

  • 677
    Sara says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is a fairly new one at our house. We make yummy cranberry salsa and take it every where.

  • 678
    Katie D. says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is for yummy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. I need to make some of these soon!

  • 679
    Joella says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is my mother’s cinnamon rolls… you have to let it rise in the fridge for 4 days, but oh so worth it!

  • 680
    MaGooo says:

    My favorite Christmas recipe that I make sure to make every year is – – – –

    1 pound pecans
    1 1/2 cups corn syrup
    1 pound butter or margarine
    1 cup brown sugar, packed
    1 cup sweetened condensed milk
    2 cups chocolate chips
    1/4 cup butter or margarine
    1/2 bar of parawax

    Spread pecans on cookie sheet. Melt corn syrup, butter, brown sugar and sweetened condensed milk in heavy saucepan, and boil until it reaches firm to hard ball stage. Pour over pecans and put in fridge to cool. Drop in clumps on to greased pan and freeze. Melt chocolate chips, butter and parawax together and dip frozen turtles into and place on waxed paper.

  • 681
    Linda T. says:

    All of my family has their favorite holiday side dish and dessert, but the one recipe I fix that everyone in my family loves is Cheese Potatoes. And it’s easy as well.

  • 682
    Jackie W. says:

    My favorite holiday recipie is Cranberry Salad! These sets are all so awesome!

  • 683
    Lee Cockrum says:

    Wow, that is a difficult question!! I think it is my mom’s turkey stuffing!! I would give up the turkey and most of the other components of the meal to have the stuffing. And it is best when cooked in the bird, no matter what all the experts say about that!

  • 684
    MaryBB says:

    Rolled sugar cookies. I have so many fond memories of making these with my mother & am passing along the tradition to my son. Of course, the frosting & decorations were the best part!

  • 685
    MaGooo says:

    My favorite Christmas recipe that I make sure to make every year is – – – –

    1 pound pecans
    1 1/2 cups corn syrup
    1 pound butter or margarine
    1 cup brown sugar, packed
    1 cup sweetened condensed milk
    2 cups chocolate chips
    1/4 cup butter or margarine
    1/2 bar of parawax

    Spread pecans on cookie sheet. Melt corn syrup, butter, brown sugar and sweetened condensed milk in heavy saucepan, and boil until it reaches firm to hard ball stage. Pour over pecans and put in fridge to cool. Drop in clumps on to greased pan and freeze. Melt chocolate chips, butter and parawax together and dip frozen turtles into and place on waxed paper.

  • 686
    Amy Hoogstad says:

    Yum, my favourite holiday recipe is beef croquettes. A beef and flour ragu rolled in a ball or log and breaded. A tasty Dutch treat!

    Thanks for the chance to win, and thanks also for the holiday card recipes. Love the new colours, too!

  • 687
    Josiane says:

    My boyfriend’s grandmother’s pecan pie is awesome. I haven’t had it in 10 years, but I still remember it.

  • 688
    Erin Miller says:

    It’s gotta be candied sweet potatoes. My dad makes the very best. Here is one version:

    4 medium sweet potatoes
    3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
    1/3 cup water
    2 tablespoons butter
    Cook sweet potatoes until tender. Peel, halve, and sprinkle with salt. In skillet mix sugar with water and butter; bring to a boil. Put potatoes in syrup and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are well glazed and candied.
    Recipe for candied sweet potatoes serves 4.

  • 689
    jeanne says:

    It just isn’t Christmas dinner without the finale of my Cranberry Apple Pie complete with orange zest and a few red hots in the filling. As beautiful as it is delicious. I have always had requests for the recipe every time I serve it! Now just think how fun that would be on the new Recipe Box recipe cards? I can be prepared for those requests with a stylish card!

  • 690
    ann says:

    yummmm i love anything glazed ham or anything with pecan pie. makes me hungry just thinking about it.

    thanks for the chance!

  • 691
    MaryBB says:

    Rolled sugar cookies. I have so many fond memories of making these with my mother & am passing along the tradition to my son. Of course, the frosting & decorations were the best part!

  • 692
    2stampis2b says:

    My favorite holiday recipe? There are so many! Right now I’m dreaming of marshmallow creme fudge, though! Love all the new sets!

  • 693
    Kris Tolman says:

    So many! I think the one I HAVE to make is my coconut bon-bons. They are like mini almond joys.

  • 694

    One of my favorites is a sugar cookies – I know you can get sugar cookies all the time but something about making them myself with my daughter and sister and decorating each and everyone of them is very special to me. And each and everyone of them tastes oh so good!

  • 695
    MaryBB says:

    Rolled sugar cookies. I have so many fond memories of making these with my mother & am passing along the tradition to my son. Of course, the frosting & decorations were the best part!

  • 696
    Barbara Howell says:

    My favorite holday recipe is Pecan Pie. A close second is cornbead dressing.

  • 697
    Cindy Lyles says:

    hmmmmm…my favorite holiday recipe is my mom’s Burbon Balls. My grandma used to love them, and I cherish the memories of making them for her at Christmas time.

  • 698
    Amy says:

    Definitely my moms cheese ball! Cream cheese, ham, green onions, and horseradish all mixed together and serves with Sociable crackers.

    And my mother in laws frito snack mix. Fritos, stick pretzels, peanuts all mixed together with a wonderfully sweet “sauce” that hardens over the whole mix. A perfect sweet and salty combo!!

  • 699
    Donna Hyndshaw says:

    Cranberry horseradish relish—fantastic on cream cheese and spread on cornbread crackers. Easy to make and quickly devoured.

  • 700
    Dawn Madigan says:

    Favorite holiday recipe would have to be turtle cheesecake. One of those favorites that is not made too often.
    Dawn M

  • 701
    Sarah Fisher says:

    My favorite part of the holidays growing up was spending time in the kitchen with my mom or grandma baking cookies and making candy. I wish I had more time to do that nowadays. A couple years ago, I discovered a quick and easy holiday cookie–peppermint sugar cookies. Simply bake up a batch of Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix, frost with white frosting and add crushed candy canes. They are super easy, super quick, look pretty and are very tasty!

  • 702
    Jennifer Robinson says:

    Favorite Recipe: Carmel Nut Pull-Apart Bread! Yum Yum!

  • 703
    Rixey says:

    I have known my cousin in law since grade school, we were good friends before she met my cousin. Long story short, she always made what she called Buckeyes for family get togethers. They are peanut butter and chocolate balls- totally put Reeses to shame! 🙂

  • 704
    isabel z says:

    My favorite holiday season dish is my mother-in-laws’ Italian Wedding Soup which we eat every Christmas. Every so often she makes noise about changing the menu but her five kids, eight grandchildren, four daughter/son in laws, and her husband of many many years tell her not to change a thing. So she begins each Christmas dinner with her delicious soup and we all beg for more. We know that yet to come are all of our favorite dishes that she has lovingly prepared and best of all we are gathered to enjoy them together. Every year we all offer to lighten her load by bringing some of the food but she refuses insisting that her preparation of the meal is her labor of love. She does let us clean up afterwards so that she can enjoy her grandkids:) Smart woman!!!

  • 705
    Cindy says:

    My favoarite recipe is Martha’s sugar cookies with buttercream frosting. They’re delicious and also fun to make with kids.

  • 706
    Leea says:

    Due to Puppy issues was late as usual to the game, but one of my favorites, while nothing fabulous its still a favorite, is my mom’s jello…you see my mom is a wonderful cook..but jello is downfall…(our late grandma even made it side by side, hers wonderful moms…never set) …so every year one of us 3 girls makes something with jello (cranberry etc) if mom does its runny…Thanks for letting me share and the chance

  • 707
    Deanna says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is for my sister in laws christmas candy and I cannot ever tell the recipe! 🙂

  • 708
    Linda says:

    Hmmmm, just one, that’s hard:0) How about Rum Balls with the rum soaked sultanas in them….yummmm.

  • 709
    cindycherry says:

    Gotta be the no-bake cookies… Love ’em and they’re so easy to make!!

  • 710
    Jackie says:

    My favorite holiday recipie is my moms oatmeal gumdrop cookies, they are just so yummy! We make them every year and I just love getting together with family members to create! Loving the stamp sets!

  • 711
    Sarah C. (WAstamper on SCS) says:

    Hmmmm…so many to choose from, but I would have to say my Pumpkin Pie.:)

  • 712
    Lilann says:

    I would have to go with White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies. I know I could make them anytime, but for some reason I only bake them for holidays.

  • 713
    Donna Crum says:

    I make these pretty little lemon stars every Christmas topped with yellow edible glitter!

  • 714
    Kathleen says:


  • 715
    Margie says:

    My favorite recipe is a rich black forest cake complete with fresh chocolate curls.

  • 716
    Margaret Schoener says:

    I love, love, love mincemeat pie. Only my sis and I do and it’s the only time we ever have it, so it’s always a real treat.

  • 717
    Paige says:

    My favorite is a cookie we make called Scrunch Redux! It’s got a mixture of crunchy stuff like rice crispies, nuts, and chocolate chips. Yum. 🙂

  • 718
    Mary Brautigam says:

    My holiday favorite was always the chocolate roll cake my Grandmother would make. She taught me how to make them and now I bring them every Christmas for the family.

  • 719
    Shawna says:

    This is the easiest, yummiest party goodie you’ll ever make!

    Sweet Chex Treat

    1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
    6 Tb butter
    3 Tb light corn syrup
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    8 cups of chex

    Microwave sugar, butter, & corn syrup for 2-3 minutes or until melted. Stir in baking soda and chex. Microwave the mixture 3 minutes, stiring each minute. Cool. Break into pieces.

    You can drizzle with melted chocolate chips if you want to go crazy, but it is eaten too fast to worry about that extra work if you ask me!

  • 720
    Sophia Chen says:

    snickerdoodle cookies! so yummy!

  • 721
    Kimberly says:

    Yankee Salad!

  • 722
    LISA PARSONS says:

    My favorite is a Cheese Ball. Super easy to make and tastes yummy!

  • 723
    Missy Hicks says:

    My favorite recipe is all cookie recipes for my annual cookie swap. I love cookies!!

  • 724
    Sue Plote says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is a great deep fried corn “fritter.” I truly don’t know who says the word “fritter” anymore, but that’s what my Dad called it.
    It was his specialty, the only thing he ever made, and he only did it at holiday time.
    Warm, bread”y”, corny, using a ton of butter.

    Makes me miss him!

  • 725
    catlover6 says:

    Sweet potato casserole made by my sister Debbie!! It is FANTASTIC!

  • 726
    Bonnie Brown says:

    One of my favorite recipes is Earnie’s Fruit Cake. It is like a dried fruit bread. My dad loved it and we only had it at Christmas. Even though mom and dad are gone, I have continued the tradition of making Earnie’s Fruit Cake. The cake brings back wonderful memories for my brother, sister and me.

  • 727
    Kirsten says:

    My favorite recipe is my mom’s pecan pie!! She makes it in a deep dish pie plate with a homemade crust and lots of pecans!!! Oh, and her pumpkin bread is also a favorite. She always makes me an extra loaf.

  • 728
    Natasha says:

    Hallacas is a Venezuelan dish, that you make during December. Usually the whole family works together during 2 days in a row to make about 100 of them. Yo can freeze them and just take them out when you want to eat 1 or 2 hallacas. they are delicious, and my mom makes the best Hallacas in the World!

  • 729
    cassandra says:

    Soft ginger cookies and my Mom’s Christmas toffee!

  • 730
    Tracy Y says:

    My Grandmother’s homemade noodles to go with all of the other traditional holiday foods.

  • 731
    Michelle says:

    My favorite holiday recipe are my mom’s spice cookies

  • 732
    Sandy says:

    Our family’s holiday dinners are never complete without Grandma M’s layered applesauce, always had to have room for that even if you ate yourself silly with all the other trimmings.

  • 733
    Sheila says:

    My favorite recipe is Pumpkin Cheesecake and a yummy warm artichoke dip.

  • 734
    Lysa says:

    Homemade chocolate chip cookies!

  • 735
    Jodi says:

    Russian Tea Cakes – A must have on our cookie baking day!

  • 736
    Lisa T. says:

    Favourite holiday recipe is shortbread.

    Whip together 1 cup butter, 1/2 cup cornstarch, 1/2 cup icing sugar and 1 cup flour. Drop by rounded teaspoon and bake 15 minutes in 300 degree oven. Delish.

  • 737
    Erin says:

    My grandmother’s fruitcake! Even though I don’t care for it much, it was a tradition that I will miss this year since she died in January.

  • 738
    Karen Briggs says:

    I love the gingerbread bowl recipe that you can fill with pumpkin cream cheese dip for the lil’ gingerbread men that fill an even bigger gingerbread bowl….mmmm

  • 739
    Carol says:

    Chocolate Snowball Cookies. The kids and adults can never have too many of them. Inside each powder sugar coated cookie is a solid chocolate ball. Yummy!

  • 740
    SueH says:

    My favorite recipe is the Yule log my mother used to bake for friends and neighbors and decrorated so beautifully.

  • 741
    saral says:

    My mom’s sugar cookies

  • 742
    Kim P says:

    I can’t resist homemade Fudge and English Toffee at Christmas!

  • 743
    Lisa House says:

    One our favourite recipes is a savory sausage brunch braid…I know it’s a mouthful to say but it’s my husbands favourite. It’s rich and oh so yummy!!

  • 744
    kathyl says:

    My favorite recipe is homemade tamales. Christmas just isn’t the same w/o them 😉

  • 745
    Carol says:

    Chocolate Snowball Cookies. The kids and adults can never have too many of them. Inside each powder sugar coated cookie is a solid chocolate ball. Yummy!

  • 746
    Joyce says:

    Our family’s favorite recipe is for cornbread cassarole. It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving or Christmas without it.
    The new stamp sets are beautiful!

  • 747
    Marci says:

    My recipe for Baked Potato Soup! YUM!