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  • Jaime Cerreta's Egg Thing

    Jaime Cerreta's Egg Thing

    (Source: Allrecipes.com)(Source: Allrecipes.com)

    Egg Thing is a Christmas and Easter must at the Cerreta household. We make it at the end of the eve and enjoy the morning of the big day. This tradition started in high school and has never stopped. This is an easy recipe I've been able to make myself -- much to my friends' delight!

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    Egg Thing is a Christmas and Easter must at the Cerreta household. We make it at the end of the eve and enjoy the morning of the big day. This tradition started in high school and has never stopped. This is an easy recipe I've been able to make myself -- much to my friends' delight!

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  • LiAna Enriquez’s Smoked Pozole (Posole) -- The Simple Version

    LiAna Enriquez’s Smoked Pozole (Posole) -- The Simple Version

    (Sourc: LiAna Enriquez)(Sourc: LiAna Enriquez)

    I always make this soup during some of the “cooler” holidays. Every year I kick off the “Pozole Holiday Season” on Halloween. My family already knows and looks forward to the big pot of Pozole simmering on the stove Halloween night.

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    I always make this soup during some of the “cooler” holidays. Every year I kick off the “Pozole Holiday Season” on Halloween. My family already knows and looks forward to the big pot of Pozole simmering on the stove Halloween night.

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  • Cameron Ridle loves Paula Deen's Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding

    Cameron Ridle loves Paula Deen's Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding

    (Source: PaulaDeen.com)(Source: PaulaDeen.com)

    It's a hit on Paula Deen's website (almost a five-spoon rating) and it's my holiday request every year!

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    It's a hit on Paula Deen's website (almost a five-spoon rating) and it's my holiday request every year!

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  • Brandon Lee digs Easy Pumpkin Pie Bars (from The First Year)

    Brandon Lee digs Easy Pumpkin Pie Bars (from The First Year)

    (Source: Beth of The First Year)(Source: Beth of The First Year)

    "This recipe is a cross between pumpkin pie bars and pumpkin cake." 

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    "This recipe is a cross between pumpkin pie bars and pumpkin cake." 

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  • Yetta Gibson suggests Thanksgiving Leftover Nachos (from Sugar & Soul Co)

    Yetta Gibson suggests Thanksgiving Leftover Nachos (from Sugar & Soul Co)

    (Source: Rebecca Hubbekk, SugarAndSoul.co)(Source: Rebecca Hubbekk, SugarAndSoul.co)

    "These Thanksgiving Leftover Nachos are a great use for all that extra food sitting in your fridge after that big Turkey Day meal!" 

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    "These Thanksgiving Leftover Nachos are a great use for all that extra food sitting in your fridge after that big Turkey Day meal!" 

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  • Carissa Planalp's Grandma’s Ambrosia

    Carissa Planalp's Grandma’s Ambrosia

    (Source: Allrecipes.com)(Source: Allrecipes.com)

    I’m a single woman with a cat. I’ve never had to take on Thanksgiving cooking. Sure, I’ve followed some box instructions before, helped out in the kitchen, but as far back as I can remember my grandmother has served up her ambrosia for turkey day.

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    I’m a single woman with a cat. I’ve never had to take on Thanksgiving cooking. Sure, I’ve followed some box instructions before, helped out in the kitchen, but as far back as I can remember my grandmother has served up her ambrosia for turkey day.

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  • Kylee Cruz's Chocolate Dessert Pudding

    Kylee Cruz's Chocolate Dessert Pudding

    (Source: Kylee Cruz)(Source: Kylee Cruz)

    I have the biggest sweet tooth so for me the best part of any holiday meal is always dessert. My family has been serving this layered chocolate pudding for as long as I can remember.

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    I have the biggest sweet tooth so for me the best part of any holiday meal is always dessert. My family has been serving this layered chocolate pudding for as long as I can remember.

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  • Nicole Crites' Cheesy Potatoes

    Nicole Crites' Cheesy Potatoes

    (Source: Nicole Crites)(Source: Nicole Crites)

    This is my favorite Thanksgiving and holiday side dish! It’s so easy and so delish -- warm cheesy goodness that is pure comfort food!

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    This is my favorite Thanksgiving and holiday side dish! It’s so easy and so delish -- warm cheesy goodness that is pure comfort food!

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  • Ian Schwartz's Elote (aka Grilled Mexican Street Corn)

    Ian Schwartz's Elote (aka Grilled Mexican Street Corn)

    (Source: Ian Schwartz)(Source: Ian Schwartz)

    I'm not an expert cook, so when I do, I try to keep it simple! This isn't a family recipe handed down from a relative, but it is one made often at family functions. It's my take on Elote, grilled Mexican street corn.

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    I'm not an expert cook, so when I do, I try to keep it simple! This isn't a family recipe handed down from a relative, but it is one made often at family functions. It's my take on Elote, grilled Mexican street corn.

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  • Lina de Florias' Fraisier Fruit Cake

    Lina de Florias' Fraisier Fruit Cake

    (Source: Lina de Florias)(Source: Lina de Florias)

    My family loves fruit and sweets. This one is a mix of both and is light enough to be the end note to a full meal.  

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    My family loves fruit and sweets. This one is a mix of both and is light enough to be the end note to a full meal.  

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  • Morgan Loew's Commando Steak

    Morgan Loew's Commando Steak

    (Source: Morgan Loew)(Source: Morgan Loew)

    This could be the GOAT (greatest of all time) steak. And it is more evidence that everything tastes better with bacon grease on it. What’s fun about the “Commando” steak is that it’s best when cooked on a grill over an open fire.

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    This could be the GOAT (greatest of all time) steak. And it is more evidence that everything tastes better with bacon grease on it. What’s fun about the “Commando” steak is that it’s best when cooked on a grill over an open fire.

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  • April Warnecke's Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes

    April Warnecke's Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes

    I used to be the “rolls girl.” You know, the one the family asks to bring the rolls because she can’t be trusted to cook. But this recipe changed that.

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    I used to be the “rolls girl.” You know, the one the family asks to bring the rolls because she can’t be trusted to cook. But this recipe changed that.

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  • Mark McClune's Pork Chili Verde

    Mark McClune's Pork Chili Verde

    This is a great fall/winter cool-season soup that we make. I found the recipe on HeatherChristo.com, and then made even easier by using the Kirkland brand pre-made pulled pork that you get at Costco.

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    This is a great fall/winter cool-season soup that we make. I found the recipe on HeatherChristo.com, and then made even easier by using the Kirkland brand pre-made pulled pork that you get at Costco.

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  • Javier Soto's Champurrado

    Javier Soto's Champurrado

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 12:48 PM EST2017-11-14 17:48:12 GMT
    (Source: Allrecipes.com)(Source: Allrecipes.com)

    Champurrado is a chocolate-based, warm and thick Mexican drink. I started the tradition a few years back making it for my family after having it for the first time. It was so good I immediately asked for the recipe.

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    Champurrado is a chocolate-based, warm and thick Mexican drink. I started the tradition a few years back making it for my family after having it for the first time. It was so good I immediately asked for the recipe.

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  • Jessica Parsons' Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

    Jessica Parsons' Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

    (Source: Jessica Parsons)(Source: Jessica Parsons)

    Those of you who know me know that I'm not much of a chef. But I do love me some chocolate. I have a huge sweet tooth! And, what are the holidays without a few sweets and chocolate goodies?

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    Those of you who know me know that I'm not much of a chef. But I do love me some chocolate. I have a huge sweet tooth! And, what are the holidays without a few sweets and chocolate goodies?

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  • Olivia Fierro's Cranberry Margarita

    Olivia Fierro's Cranberry Margarita

    Drinks always look best with a nice coaster. This one is a Gaudi souvenir from our summer trip to Spain! (Source: Olivia Fierro)Drinks always look best with a nice coaster. This one is a Gaudi souvenir from our summer trip to Spain! (Source: Olivia Fierro)

    If you watch "Good Morning Arizona," you know that I have no skills in the kitchen. Holidays don't change that (but I can set a pretty table) so I'm often assigned to assist on cocktail duty. 

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    If you watch "Good Morning Arizona," you know that I have no skills in the kitchen. Holidays don't change that (but I can set a pretty table) so I'm often assigned to assist on cocktail duty. 

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  • Tess Rafols' Lemon Buttery Chicken

    Tess Rafols' Lemon Buttery Chicken

    There's nothing like having family and friends over for the holidays. I found this recipe a few years ago on www.DamnDelicous.net. It's always a hit during gatherings. The buttery-cream sauce is amazing; you'll want to drink it!

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    There's nothing like having family and friends over for the holidays. I found this recipe a few years ago on www.DamnDelicous.net. It's always a hit during gatherings. The buttery-cream sauce is amazing; you'll want to drink it!

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  • Donna Rossi's Struffoli (from Mama's Rossi's Italian Kitchen)

    Donna Rossi's Struffoli (from Mama's Rossi's Italian Kitchen)

    (Source: Donna Rossi)(Source: Donna Rossi)

    These were always in our house at Christmastime. And they are a favorite today of some very special people in my life.

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    These were always in our house at Christmastime. And they are a favorite today of some very special people in my life.

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  • Gina Maravilla's Broccoli-Cheese Casserole (courtesy Sheri Torelli)

    Gina Maravilla's Broccoli-Cheese Casserole (courtesy Sheri Torelli)

    (Source: Allrecipes.com)(Source: Allrecipes.com)

    My kids don't care for green bean casserole and I have found this to be a good substitute. They love anything with cheese and it's a nice comfort food for the holidays. 

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    My kids don't care for green bean casserole and I have found this to be a good substitute. They love anything with cheese and it's a nice comfort food for the holidays. 

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  • Sean McLaughlin's Heavenly Ginger Snaps (thanks to his mom and some Iowa nuns)

    Sean McLaughlin's Heavenly Ginger Snaps (thanks to his mom and some Iowa nuns)

    (Source: Sean McLaughlin)(Source: Sean McLaughlin)

    Tummy-aches…cramps. Who needs a sour stomach when the holiday food blitz is about to begin? I found an all-natural, delicious solution to those belly-busters, courtesy of my mom and some Iowa nuns!

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    Tummy-aches…cramps. Who needs a sour stomach when the holiday food blitz is about to begin? I found an all-natural, delicious solution to those belly-busters, courtesy of my mom and some Iowa nuns!

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  • Royal Norman's Corn and Cilantro Soup

    Royal Norman's Corn and Cilantro Soup

    Thursday, November 9 2017 9:58 PM EST2017-11-10 02:58:07 GMT
    (Source: Gin at EatHealthyEatHappy.com)(Source: Gin at EatHealthyEatHappy.com)

    We started using this -- actually, we make a “double” -- around the holidays in the '80s. We leave it in a crock pot so whenever anyone is hungry with all the trips and stuff that’s going on, they can dig in.

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    We started using this -- actually, we make a “double” -- around the holidays in the '80s. We leave it in a crock pot so whenever anyone is hungry with all the trips and stuff that’s going on, they can dig in.

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  • Ashlee DeMartino's Sugar Cookies (from her Grandma Nora)

    Ashlee DeMartino's Sugar Cookies (from her Grandma Nora)

    Thursday, November 9 2017 9:44 PM EST2017-11-10 02:44:25 GMT
    (Source: Ashlee DeMartino)(Source: Ashlee DeMartino)

    My mother was born and raised in the south, my father was born and raised in upstate New York. To say cooking is a good old past time is an understatement in my crazy BIG family.

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    My mother was born and raised in the south, my father was born and raised in upstate New York. To say cooking is a good old past time is an understatement in my crazy BIG family.

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  • Ashlee DeMartino's Sicilian Rice Balls

    Ashlee DeMartino's Sicilian Rice Balls

    Thursday, November 9 2017 9:43 PM EST2017-11-10 02:43:33 GMT
    (Source: Ashlee DeMartino)(Source: Ashlee DeMartino)

    I have 100 of holiday items my crazy big family makes, but this is one of my favorites. You see these on the menu at restaurants as Arancini.  

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    I have 100 of holiday items my crazy big family makes, but this is one of my favorites. You see these on the menu at restaurants as Arancini.  

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  • Kris Pickel's Chocolate Bourbon Balls (for grown-ups only!)

    Kris Pickel's Chocolate Bourbon Balls (for grown-ups only!)

    Thursday, November 9 2017 9:01 PM EST2017-11-10 02:01:09 GMT
    (Source: Allrecipes.com)(Source: Allrecipes.com)

    This one is for adults only. Why should kids get all the holiday sweets? I had my mom dig out an old recipe from when I was a kid. We were never allowed to eat these but I remember my older sister making them as gifts for adults.

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    This one is for adults only. Why should kids get all the holiday sweets? I had my mom dig out an old recipe from when I was a kid. We were never allowed to eat these but I remember my older sister making them as gifts for adults.

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  • Jared Dillingham's Almost Guilt-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Jared Dillingham's Almost Guilt-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Thursday, November 9 2017 8:42 PM EST2017-11-10 01:42:40 GMT
    (Source: Jared Dillingham)(Source: Jared Dillingham)

    This is a favorite because it’s (almost) guilt-free, but also really good. I try a lot of recipes that are supposed to be “healthy versions” of classic favorites, and this is one of the best.

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    This is a favorite because it’s (almost) guilt-free, but also really good. I try a lot of recipes that are supposed to be “healthy versions” of classic favorites, and this is one of the best.

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  • Heather Moore's Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Boats

    Heather Moore's Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Boats

    Thursday, November 9 2017 5:43 PM EST2017-11-09 22:43:32 GMT
    (Source: Allrecipes.com (left) and Heather Moore (right))(Source: Allrecipes.com (left) and Heather Moore (right))

    In our house, the most-requested appetizer is something I’ve made for our gatherings at the station – Jalapeno Boats.

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    In our house, the most-requested appetizer is something I’ve made for our gatherings at the station – Jalapeno Boats.

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  • Heather Moore's favorite turkey tip

    Heather Moore's favorite turkey tip

    Thursday, November 9 2017 5:43 PM EST2017-11-09 22:43:05 GMT
    (Source: Allrecipes.com)(Source: Allrecipes.com)

    Ever since Rob, one of our photographers, taught me how to brine a turkey, I’ve never gone back! It was the best turkey experience I’ve ever had, and everyone raved about it. So juicy and tasty, and the smell! Yum! 

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    Ever since Rob, one of our photographers, taught me how to brine a turkey, I’ve never gone back! It was the best turkey experience I’ve ever had, and everyone raved about it. So juicy and tasty, and the smell! Yum! 

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  • Heather Moore's Cornbread Casserole

    Heather Moore's Cornbread Casserole

    Thursday, November 9 2017 5:42 PM EST2017-11-09 22:42:18 GMT
    (Source: Allrecipes.com)(Source: Allrecipes.com)

    It’s super easy and delicious! I decided to try out this dish from Allrecipes.com one year and everyone loved it – so it’s become part of the holiday spread. There is rarely any left.

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    It’s super easy and delicious! I decided to try out this dish from Allrecipes.com one year and everyone loved it – so it’s become part of the holiday spread. There is rarely any left.

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  • Paul Horton's Bolognese and Pasta (well, his mother-in law's)

    Paul Horton's Bolognese and Pasta (well, his mother-in law's)

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-10-31 21:40:59 GMT

    Here's the thing, this is my favorite holiday meal my mother-in-law makes. I never knew there were this many things in it. No wonder I loved it so much. Now I appreciate it even more! 

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    Here's the thing, this is my favorite holiday meal my mother-in-law makes. I never knew there were this many things in it. No wonder I loved it so much. Now I appreciate it even more! 

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  • Lindsey Reiser's Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

    Lindsey Reiser's Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-10-31 21:40:32 GMT
    (Source: Allrecipes.com)(Source: Allrecipes.com)

    These are always a huge hit at work potlucks or holiday parties; people go CRAZY for them! They are simple to make and a crowd-pleaser, so I always bring a batch to holiday events!

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    These are always a huge hit at work potlucks or holiday parties; people go CRAZY for them! They are simple to make and a crowd-pleaser, so I always bring a batch to holiday events!

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  • Kim Quintero's Pecan Cheesecake Pie

    Kim Quintero's Pecan Cheesecake Pie

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 5:39 PM EDT2017-10-31 21:39:59 GMT
    (Source: The Gracious Wife (thegraciouswife.com))(Source: The Gracious Wife (thegraciouswife.com))

    My mom has made this recipe every Thanksgiving since I was a kid. I love pecan pie and I love cheesecake, so this is pretty much the best of both worlds.  

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    My mom has made this recipe every Thanksgiving since I was a kid. I love pecan pie and I love cheesecake, so this is pretty much the best of both worlds.  

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  • Lindsey Reiser's Cauliflower Tahini Bites

    Lindsey Reiser's Cauliflower Tahini Bites

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 5:39 PM EDT2017-10-31 21:39:53 GMT

    Around the holidays, we stuff ourselves with rich food. This is a healthy vegetable side dish to wow your guests with! 

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    Around the holidays, we stuff ourselves with rich food. This is a healthy vegetable side dish to wow your guests with! 

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