Favorite holiday recipe that you or your family makes around the holidays.

  • RaggedyMan

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    Nov 24, 2012 3:50 AM GMT
    My mom makes these ground walnut and date cookies that are to die for! What you got?
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    Nov 24, 2012 5:17 AM GMT
    My mom and aunts make tamales every year. Nothing like fresh made tamales, especially when they have your favorite combinations.
  • RaggedyMan

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    Nov 24, 2012 6:19 AM GMT
    i love tamales! i was born in the wrong culture icon_sad.gif
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    Nov 24, 2012 7:07 AM GMT
    sanjose408 saidi love tamales! i was born in the wrong culture icon_sad.gif


    Sometimes I know how you feel. Suprisingly some of my favorite foods are Italian icon_eek.gif But tamales for Christmas are always the best in my opinion.

    And trust me, you don't know a good tamale till you've had a handmade one. I've never found a restaurant tamale that was just as good.

    The only bad thing about tamales ... all the corny "unwrapping" jokes. Its a pain every year. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 24, 2012 2:05 PM GMT
    Mom makes THE best Red Velvet cake. Only get it twice a year and so worth the wait!
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Nov 24, 2012 2:20 PM GMT
    My mom makes these killer Pecan Pies, Nom!
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    Nov 24, 2012 3:20 PM GMT
    My mom used to make a chocolate espresso Buche de Noël with cognac cherries.

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    I tried to make it...I failed. She would get the cake so fluffy and the ganache the perfect consistency. Mine looked like a turd. icon_mad.gif
  • RaggedyMan

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    Nov 24, 2012 5:21 PM GMT
    Seems like the mom is the one with all the goodies. No dads cooking in the kitchen? BTW, all those sound delicious
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    Nov 24, 2012 5:34 PM GMT
    It's not my favorite holiday recipe, but it is the thing I always have to make. I did not make them for Thanksgiving, and a lot of people were disappointed.

    It's my ugly breadsticks.

    A few years ago, I had some leftover bread dough from making hot rolls and needed to do something with it and my genius brain thought that I would make those long bread sticks like you see in fancy Italian bread shops. So I shaped the dough into long ropes about the length of a baking sheet. I did not do a great job at that, so they weren't really even. I brushed them with melted butter, Parmesan cheese, and some dried Italian seasoning. They came out horribly ugly and I wasn't going to serve them, but my mom and brother tried them and loved them. People went crazy, and lo, I am now in charge of ugly breadsticks at every holiday.

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  • RaggedyMan

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    Nov 24, 2012 5:39 PM GMT
    Ugly breadsticks? I must try one. Olive garden ain't got nothing on your sticks.
  • LJay

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    Nov 24, 2012 5:42 PM GMT
    It used to be plum pudding and fruitcake that was dosed and kept for years before eating. And cookies by the bucketload!
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    Nov 24, 2012 6:22 PM GMT
    Puerto Rican Pasteles.
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    Nov 24, 2012 6:26 PM GMT
    Scottish scones and traditional mince meat pie
  • RaggedyMan

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    Nov 24, 2012 8:07 PM GMT
    Roguewave saidScottish scones and traditional mince meat pie

    What about the sweet potato whiskey pie?
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    Nov 24, 2012 8:08 PM GMT
    sanjose408 said
    Roguewave saidScottish scones and traditional mince meat pie

    What about the sweet potato whiskey pie?


    Oh THATS my own recipe, which you will have a taste of when I get back!
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    Nov 24, 2012 8:16 PM GMT
    My mother makes stuffed mushrooms that are fantastic. I don't remember what she puts in them entirely but I know sausage is a component (anything with sausage is a win for me)

    I make an amazing pecan pie. it's the best anyone has had in the history of the world
  • RaggedyMan

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    Nov 24, 2012 9:20 PM GMT
    I've started making mashed potatoes from scratch every year. They've been getting better every year. Its simple so but I got shit to do icon_smile.gif
  • RaggedyMan

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    Dec 21, 2012 3:03 AM GMT
    these are the pastries my mom makes every year...

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  • HottJoe

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    Dec 21, 2012 3:11 AM GMT
    This thread is making my mouth water. I had a grandpa who used to make certain Swedish dishes for the holidays. I miss that.icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 21, 2012 3:16 AM GMT
    I miss homemade enchiladas, and capirotada!!! icon_sad.gificon_sad.gif:'(
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    Dec 21, 2012 3:17 AM GMT
    I am from the south, and there was nothing better than my mothers sweet potato pie!