**This Contest is Now Closed (I know, I know, I said it would close Friday but I changed my mind based on the overwhelming response – I’ll announce a winner tomorrow morning!**

In honor of the fact that it is my Bosch-loving, baby sister’s birthday today (Happy Birthday, Emmers!)

and the fact that I am constantly waxing poetic about my love for my Bosch and manage to use it almost every day

and because I heart each and everyone of you and the support you give me

and because it is basically time to kickoff the marathon Holiday season

and because my husband always teases me that I would save my beloved Bosch first and foremost in a fire…

…well, in honor of all of that, I’m giving away a New Universal Plus Bosch Mixer to one of you!

Bosch, Baby

Isn’t she a beaut? You won’t believe how your roll-making, bread-making, cookie-making world will spin out of control with this machine.

To enter, leave me a comment (only one per person, please!) telling me what your favorite holiday food is (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanzaa, President’s Day…whatever holiday floats your boat).

As for me, I’d have to go with this pomegranate cheesecake or these gingerbread blondies or these holiday morning buns or this amazing 2-hour turkey. Hmm, I guess I’m having a hard time narrowing it down. Can’t wait to hear your favorites!

A winner will be announced Friday morning at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning at 6:00 a.m.!

May the force of the Bosch be with you.

{Pssst: This contest isn’t sponsored by Bosch or any company that sells them. It’s simply because I don’t know where I would be without my Bosch and I want one of you to have one, too!}

1,767 Responses to The “You-Don’t-Want-To-Miss-This” Giveaway

  1. dianna lucas says:


  2. jeff edwards says:

    When my wife and I first got married almost 10 years ago, she started making cinnamon rolls for me to take to the guys at the fire dept every Thanksgiving morning. Now the favorite cinnamon roll recipe is the vanilla pudding cinnamon rolls…mmm-can’t wait!!

  3. Donna says:

    My mother-in-laws italian stuffing. It’s the best!!! I can’t wait for Thanksgiving.

  4. liz edwards says:

    i LOVE LOVE LOVE fried brussel sprouts with bacon and garlic! We eat it at Thanksgiving, and it is sooo good. Another new favorite to the family feast repetoire is PW’s mushrooms….Oh, and my MIL makes yummy rolls!

  5. Julianne Brewer says:

    I would have to say my mom’s buckeyes! A peanut butter truffle surrounded by decadent melted chocolate is just awesome!

  6. Dan says:

    I really love Thanksgiving…mmm pumpkin chiffon pie!

  7. Sara says:

    I love all summer Holiday (4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor day) Bring on the grilling and cool, creamy desserts…yummm!!!

  8. Sara says:

    I have to say that I love any Summer Holiday (4th of July, Labor Day, Memorial Day)with the outdoor grilling, and cool, creamy desserts!!

  9. Traci W says:

    My very favorite holiday dish is hands down pumpkin pie (although I’ll take just about anything pumpkin). I’d love to win this!! Thanks!

  10. Linda Owens says:

    Sweet Potato Trifle with Ginger Cream – just thinking of it makes me think I hear angel wings gently wafting over the kitchen! I can’t wait for Thanksgiving!

  11. Marci Nelson says:

    Lion house rolls…right out of the oven.

  12. Rebecca Bell says:

    I have a weakness for all things Thanksgiving, but my favorite is banana cream pie and stuffing. oh, the stuffing.

  13. Shelley says:

    My favorite would have to be anything pumpkin. YUM!

  14. Mandy W says:

    My favorite would be a knock off recipe of the fernwood sandwich mint. And I eat A LOT of them at Christmas time. What can I say, I love chocolate and mint.

  15. Kimberly says:

    I love coconut cream pie at Thanksgiving!

  16. TaLaisa says:

    Fudge. Specifically my fudge. I can’t eat a lot of it (pants need to fit!). But wowsers is it hard to stay away.

  17. Diane Riedel says:

    My most favorite holiday memory is of cut-out cookies. My Mom would make the cookies and all 6 of us (siblings) would decorate the cookies. My brothers would heap on the decorations and my sisters and myself would delicately decorate. haha It was so much fun! To this day, I just love those cookies!

  18. Pie pie and more pie. Especially pumpkin and mincemeat and carmel apple. mmmmmmmmm. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!!! Great blog:)

  19. Gretchen says:

    My favorite is my Grandma’s Cranberry Refrigerator Cake that we have every Thanksgiving! She got the recipe from a newspaper in the 1950’s in San Diego and it’s a family favorite! I can’t get enough of it!!

  20. Julie says:

    I love left-over turkey sandwiches on white bread with Miracle Whip. I can’t wait for Thanksgiving just for the leftovers. I also love the sweet potatoes with the brown sugar/pecan topping.

  21. Angela says:

    Chocolate Pecan Pie!

  22. Jolene says:

    I don’t think it’s one particular thing. I come from, and married into a family of amazing cooks. As long as I am surrounded by family, ANYTHING is my favorite!

  23. channa ming says:

    Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday simply because it is all about food (and giving thanks by eating food). It’s the combination of a full plate of everything…moist turkey, cornbread stuffing, creamy whipped sweet potatoes , tart cranberry sauce, hot rolls with melty butter and pie, pie, pie and more pie. It’s the day I proudly wear comfy, elastic pants and eat without shame whether I am hungry or not.

  24. Judy says:

    One of our favorites is Hashbrown Quiche — a must for Christmas Morning! — yum!!

  25. michelle says:

    this is a tough one because we have so many yummies! I’d have to say if I have to pick one, that it would be our Louisiana Shrimp boil that we do every new years eve. we dump it all down the covered table, and pour a special finger lickin’ sauce in piles in front of each person. Its a real fun way to eat on new years, and no dishes! πŸ™‚
    Oh, and I would absolutely LOVE the bosch. I have so many great bread recipes that would work well in it and save me some time with 7 kids!

  26. Jordan says:

    What a fun idea! Although I don’t comment often, I love y0ur blog and use your recipes often. They are so yummy, easy, affordable and kid friendly! This is my favorite food blog, so thank you for making cooking fun for me b/c it really isn’t a love of mine…I just do it b/c I like to eat good food πŸ™‚

    So, I guess I’d have to say that Halloween food is my favorite because when else can you eat Deadman Meatloaf with slimy spaghetti snakes and a few eyeballs for dessert??

  27. Nancy says:

    My mom makes cinnamon rolls (and a version with cream cheese and raspberry jam) in celebration of fall. And, let me tell you, I eat a TON of them because they are so wonderful!

  28. Dominoe says:

    Pecan Pie. Yum!

  29. Jodi Pavlik says:

    Definitely sugar cookies…it can be for any holiday…I am not picky πŸ™‚

  30. Stacey says:

    My favorite holiday food is definitely my mom’s dressing/stuffing. It’s sooooooo tasty! Of course, there must be a billion calories in it, but hey, that’s why we only eat it maybe twice per year!

  31. Tammi says:

    Good ol’ fashion turkey with potatoes and gravy!! Yummy!!

  32. Emily M says:

    Just one more reason I love your blog! I would say that my fav. holiday food would be my grandma’s Thanksgiving cranberry sauce. Oh, it makes me want some so bad right now!

  33. OOPs….I forgot, I love Christmas food the BEST!!! All the yummy sweet treats~!

  34. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE ONE!!!!!!!! Btw, I HEART you Mel! Thank you for sharing all these AMAZING recipes…my family is so GREATFUL! XOXO

  35. Sarah K. says:

    Ohhhh such a hard question…..this time of year anything pumpkin or caramel apples (homemade of course!). Yummy….I think I’ll go make something now. And hope that I win the mixer!!! :))

  36. Brittney says:

    Oh, Thanksgiving isn’t Thanksgiving without Lion House Rolls! And I’m totally asking for a Bosch for Christmas, so this would be awesome to win! Thanks for the Giveaway! You Rule!

  37. Chele says:

    My Grandma’s Cranberry Salad.

  38. Julie Perez says:

    Oh, my! I love to eat ALL the time, but you’re right, holiday food is even better! Although I love my 82-year-old Grandpa’s special occasion beef jerky, I have to go with the cheesecake. That’s right, THE cheesecake. My sister-in-law has to make it over the course of a couple of days. Her mother wouldn’t even give her the secret family recipe until she’d been married for five whole years!

  39. Amanda says:

    Sweet potato casserole for thanksgiving:)

  40. Brooke says:

    I think one of my Favorites would be Pumpkin Rolls they are so Yummy and I just love them and we mostly get them between Halloween and Christmas.

  41. Kerri says:

    I would definately have to say my mom’s pumpkin bars… the perfect treat on Thanksgiving or Christmas!

  42. Amy D says:

    My mom’s secret recipe for sugar cookies. Yum!

  43. Gina W. says:

    I love this time of the year because I start baking lots of yummy pumpkin stuff. One of my favorites is pumpkin bars.

  44. J Williams says:

    Southern style sweet potatoes with pecan and coconut topping…yum!

  45. Chey says:

    Have to be a perfect glazed ham! Can’t wait for Christmas!

  46. Tiffany says:

    Definitely Pumpkin Pie. It has been my favorite ever since I was little.

  47. Taryn says:

    Christmas morning = Christmas Casserole…yum, yum! Oh, and ANYTHING with potatoes πŸ™‚

  48. Melanie says:

    Rolls for sure! Followed by pie and Christmas candy.

  49. Lydia says:

    My mother makes a humongous cherry danish for Christmas morning. It’s only slightly better than the preservative-laden one you buy at the store, but it’s the only holiday food tradition that I can think of.

  50. Kat says:

    Awesome giveaway! Thanksgiving food is my favorite. Nothing quite beats the combination of stuffing and turkey, but my absolute favorite is the dinner rolls. Lion house recipe.

  51. Sarah says:

    I love so much of it, but if I have to pick one favorite it think it would be my Grandmas Cream Cheese Pie, MMMMM.

  52. Talaya says:

    Apple Pie- just learned how to make it correctly to get flaky light crust… perfection really.

  53. Haylee Prete says:

    I can’t get enough of the mashed potatoes/gravy/stuffing combination!

  54. Cami says:

    Pumpkin Cake Roll-yum!

  55. Brittney Fullmer says:

    Pumpkin Pie!!!! Nothing tastes better than the classics.

  56. Heather Strasser says:

    Thanksgiving turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy!

  57. Elise says:

    It’s a three-way tie: cornbread dressing, pecan pie and sweet potato casserole!

  58. Megan says:

    I hate to choose but I do really look forward to stuffing with sausage and pine nuts at Thanksgiving!! So excited about this giveaway.

  59. Heather says:

    Definitely family recipe for Ginger Butter Cake.

  60. Carlee says:

    Even with all the mouthwatering traditions held at Thanksgiving dinner, my favorite is always a very generous heap of mashed potatoes!

  61. Melissa says:

    Danish Aebleskivers – Christmas morning tradition, what can I say?!

  62. Kara says:

    I love homemade potato soup and bread bowls on Halloween πŸ™‚

  63. Chantel S says:

    Stuffing with Gravy! Oh Yummy! It is nice cause I can get a double dose between Thanksgiving and Christmas!

  64. My favorite is my Aunt Kim’s Famous English Toffee Recipe. She passed away from Cancer recently, when her youngest was 6 and she was known for her English Toffee, people would pay her to make it for them. Fortunately, she taught her 14 year old daughter and 16 year old son how to make it so they now have taken over her legacy and make it for my Aunt Kim’s Clients. I may not have my Aunt Kim, but I still get to enjoy her famous English Toffee and every bite brings sweet memories of cherished holiday, family fun. πŸ™‚

  65. Jill says:

    For Thanksgiving, banana cream pie and stuffing, (but not together!) and Grandma’s clam chowder on Christmas night.

  66. Brianne says:

    My favorite holiday food is orange glazed ham with carrots. Mmm mmm good!

  67. Kristin says:

    The only thing that I absolutely have to have or it’s not the holidays is pumpkin roll cake with a swirl of cream cheese frosting.

  68. Nicole says:

    My mom’s chocolate silk pie that she made for Thanksgiving during my childhood. She stopped for a while and I’m hounding her to find the recipe so she can make it this year!

  69. amy says:

    love homemade stuffing…with mashed potatoes…with gravy…with turkey….all smothered together in deliciousness….:)

  70. Dani says:

    Mmmmm… where to start? Pumpkin bread, homemade cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole and my mom’s baked potato soup all make the top of my list! πŸ™‚

  71. Heather says:

    Definitely Ginger Butter Cake – An old family recipe. Yum!!

  72. Rebekah says:

    Risa Alla Monde! Yummy rice, almonds, and raspberries!

  73. Crystal says:

    Pumpkin roll…yummmm

  74. Kathryn R. says:

    My family always does prime rib for Christmas Eve, with all sorts of delicious side dishes and cheesecake with raspberry sauce for dessert. Wonderful!

  75. D says:

    Christmas tamale.

  76. Jennifer W. says:

    My grandfather’s dressing that was passed down to my Aunt – who makes it for us now! There is nothing better!

  77. Rachel says:

    My favorite holiday food is turkey gravy. Does that count as food? I don’t even care about the turkey, just give me a roll and some gravy to dip it in!!

  78. Karen says:

    I’d have to say fried turkey probably! We deep fry ours in some New Orlean’s seasoning and it is delicious! I also have a soft spot for mashed potatoes!

  79. Debbie says:

    I Love my moms homemade cinnamon rolls. We look forward to them every year.

  80. Geralyn Powers says:

    OH. . . .it would be yummy turkey and dressing. . . or sweet potatoes. . . or chocolate pie. . . or delicious chocolate fudge with LOTS of pecans or. . . buttermilk fruit salad. . . . . the list goes on!

  81. Ashley says:

    Definatley my mom’s pumpkin rolls! It has always been (well as long as I remember) her Christmas “bring to all the neighbors around the holiday” treat. So, now that I am beginning my own family and traditions it has been one that I have kept onto- since they are stinkin’ delice!

    This is my first post on your blog- but I use it ALL the time for my meals! You save me….I actually have had a little anxiety about my internet not working and not being able to get to your recipes- you should make a cook book!

  82. Melissa Russell says:

    Anything pumpkin.

  83. Mandy Brenchley says:

    I LOVE scones with honey butter around Halloween. So delish!

  84. Ben King says:

    Turkey with all the fixings.

  85. Heather says:

    My favorite is Toasted Pecan Pie. It was actually an accident. I thought I was baking my favorite Pecan Pie recipe to take to Thanksgiving only to find out the oven was on broil. I was so embarassed but it ended up being the best one I ever made. Now I always make them toasted.

  86. Jackie says:

    My Mothers Prime Rib for Christmas Day or New Years Day!d

  87. My dad used to own a cinnamon roll shop & his recipe quickly became my favorite. Each Christmas my family makes these amazing rolls to share with our neighbors & friends. It is my favorite holiday treat!

  88. Diane Holloway says:

    So hard to choose….I’d have to say my favorite holiday food would be the homemade pumpkin and apple pies at Thanksgiving and Christmas. YUM!

  89. Janae says:

    Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Pie. You’ll never eat regular pumpkin pie again!

  90. Cammee says:

    Please help me send my Kitchenaid packing, it just isn’t cutting it! My mom would be so thankful if I never stole her Bosch again.

    Can’t I just tell you which of my children is my favorite? It might be easier. My mom’s sweet potatoes (better than pumpkin pie!), your gingerbread blondies, mom’s prime rib….

  91. jeralyn petterson says:

    Pumpkin anything of course!!! I Love pumpkin bars and for what ever reason cinnamon rolls are a favorite for fall time at our house.

  92. Beth Busch says:

    Definitely my Grandma’s pan-fried stuffing. SO delish! I look forward to making (and eating!) it every year.

  93. Kari Tuttle says:

    Butterscotch Sticky Buns, fresh from the oven!! Yum-o!!

  94. I grew up in Australia where we didn’t ever eat anything pumpkin ie pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies etc. When I moved here 7+ years ago I fell in love with the fall flavors of pumpkin especially pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. YUMMOO!!

  95. Lisa D. says:

    Favorite holiday food would have to cinnamon rolls. Nothing like waking up to that warm goodness on a holiday morning.

  96. Erin L says:

    I would have to say I am pretty boring, because my favorite is pumpkin pie. YUM!!! I am so glad it is fall.

  97. Jerri says:

    I love Thankgiving Day….And because we eat around One. I get up early and make sticky buns or cinnamon rolls and that get us through until the big meal. It is a tradition in our family. Thanks for all the great recipes.

  98. Mary Kelly says:

    My favorite Thanksgiving recipe is sweet potato casserole with coconut, brown sugar crumble on top. Oh so yummy!

  99. Kale says:

    My favorite holiday food is the carmel candies my mom makes. I remember sitting on a chair at six years old stirring them for “hours” and I loved every minute of it. They are a classic!

  100. Deanne says:

    Mashed potatoes with giblet gravy!!!!!

  101. Tobi says:

    well….i really hate to be boring and generic but i gotta admit my all time holiday fave is good ol’ pumpkin pie πŸ™‚ i always make one extra just for me to eat straight out of the pie plate…no neeed to dirty a plate when i can eat it standing in front of the fridge after everyone else has gone to bed…lol!

  102. Bailia Chomyk says:

    I love my moms homemade cornbread dressing. Its to die for!

  103. Molly says:

    I have to go with the sweet stuff, toffee bars at Christmas.

  104. My favorite Holiday food is definatly the Thanksgiving turkey, but more then the actually turkey on turkey day I LOVE the LeFToVeR Turkey Sandwiches!!

  105. Heather says:

    Turkey is definitely the best holiday meal. I’d eat it for any holiday!

  106. k.toms says:

    How to narrow it down….
    Ok let’s go with Pumpkin bars for Thanksgiving!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  107. susan j says:

    Taters n gravy!

  108. English toffee πŸ˜€

  109. Victoria says:

    My favorite holiday food is by far the dipped chocolates that people make and give to their neighbors and friends at Christmas time. I desperately want to be a candy maker but realize that it is much better for all involved if I do not know how to make them – otherwise we would have them way more often than we should.

  110. Pam says:

    Stuffing or dressing as we call it. It seems we only make it once or twice a year and it would be so easy to make more often.

  111. Melanie says:

    It would have to be the pumpkin pie. Or anything pumpkin really. Pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread…

  112. Megan says:

    OH MY GOODNESS!! I can’t believe you are giving away a Bosch. Oh please, oh please– getting one would be like all my Christmases come at once. πŸ™‚ But back to reality: I would have to say homemade rolls (even though you can have those all the time, they remind me of the holidays!) or pumpkin bread.

  113. I LOVE our holiday toffee that we make with chocolate and cashews…only comes once a year and we make so much of it during the month of december!!!

  114. Susie W says:

    Turkey and dressing or fudge. Can’t decide. I am leaning toward fudge.

  115. Kristi says:

    I have never been a sweet potatoes fan until I tried a magical recipe from my aunt. Now I make them every year for Thanksgiving. They are so sweet and delicious, I skip the pie at the end of the meal and go for second and third helpings of the sweet potatoes.

  116. Lisa says:

    I love sweet potatoes. I’m a sucker for the gooey marshmallows on top! Yummy!

  117. Sarah Kiesel says:

    I would use this all the time! Making salsa, choppping up vegetables, cheese. Such a nice thing to have.

  118. Amber says:

    Stuffing…… I would be okay if that was ALL that was on the menu!

  119. Jenn says:

    Homemade stuffing is by far my favorite holiday dish!

  120. Michelle says:

    Cornbread stuffing or crustless pumpkin pie or cranberry souffle or pumpkin bars

  121. Natasha says:

    Definitely orange-cranberry relish – I put it on everything at Thanksgiving time!

  122. Amy says:

    I LOVE my family’s traditional Christmas cookies…make them every year and look forward to them year-long! Yum!

  123. Jody Hanks says:

    Love anything with pumpkin, so All winter Holidays for me!

  124. Mirien says:

    Really? A new Bosch? I hardly dare hope that you’ll pick my name, but a girl’s got to try. My favorite holiday food? Fudge. With walnuts.

  125. Shannon S. in VA says:

    My favorite holiday recipe would be my grandmother’s Kentucky Derby pie. I make it for Thanksgiving and Christmas every year and remember her! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  126. Ann says:

    Sour Cream Fudge would have to be my favorite holiday food. It is unusual and delicious! My brother makes it only at Christmas and everyone looks forward to it every year.

  127. Debbie Birch says:

    I love my grandmothers stuffing recipe, our family won’t eat any other, it has been in the family for over 100 hundred years. No other will do at our family get togethers. Thanks for the chance to win and by the way I love your blog and have tried several of your recipes, I haven’t found one yet that I haven’t liked

  128. Tracy says:

    Anything Thanksgiving…but I LOVE turkey legs, cornbread dressing and mashed potatoes!

  129. Kim says:

    Christmas and everything with it. All of the desserts for plates, and Christmas breakfast and dinner. Yum!

  130. Adrienne says:

    Grilled turkey breast with red chile marinade! I like it not only because it is THE BEST way to have turkey, but also because making it means that we are spending our Thanksgiving camping in the warm climes of southern New Mexico. love it!

  131. Lonna says:

    I would have to say my husbands smoked turkey. yum. And with turkey you have to have stuffing.

  132. Rachael Engebretsen says:

    My favorite is my mom’s blueberry, three layered jello salad. Yumm!

  133. Lori P. in NC says:

    My dad’s scratch-made pancakes on Christmas morning!

  134. Jennifer Johnson says:

    I would have to say that my favorite holiday food is chocolate fudge around Christmas time! I love when I get a tin full of it to munch on!

  135. katie says:

    oh my! the best giveaway ever! my favorite is pumpkin bread- yum!

  136. Lindsay says:

    I love it all!!! πŸ™‚ Probably my favorites are stuffing and pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving.

  137. Courtney says:

    Thats a hard one. I like food. Period. Especially holiday food. A few of my faves… hot mulled cidar, Christmas morning breakfast casserole, and grandma’s homemade noodles! Im hungry.

  138. ashley says:

    mmm, sour cream apple pie!

  139. KC says:

    Homemade ravioli for Christmas. So good.

  140. Britney says:

    Every new years day my family invites everyone over and makes large amounts of ebleskivers (that have recently become popular through Williams and Sonoma). Our special buttermilk syrup always makes this treat something to look forward to all year long!

  141. Lisa Hansen says:

    Homemade rolls (Lion house)….sugar cookies…pumpkin roll…stuffing…really, all the food πŸ˜‰ I love this time of year and I show for it when spring comes and I have to hit the gym hard!!

  142. Mindi says:

    I love my mother -in-laws stuffing for Thanksgiving. I crave it all year long!

  143. Ariane says:

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Other than it’s my birthday, I love the fall weather, and family all comes together for that one day. Plus, the-day-after-thanksgiving-sales go on. What’s not to love?

  144. Ellen says:

    All I need at Thanksgiving is turkey and mashed potatoes(no gravy or nothin’). I dip my turkey into the potatoes and I eat, and I eat, and I eat! My mouth is watering…how many days until Thanksgiving?

  145. Amy says:

    Definitely my Aunt’s “mashed potato stuffing”. It is a combination of homemade stuffing & mashed potatoes. You bake it & it is a little bite of heaven!

  146. kathy says:

    Hey, yesterday was my birthday too!

    My favorite food is ice cream.

  147. Karen U says:

    My favorite holiday food would have to be pumpkin pie. It’s not something that I would make any other time of the year and I really do enjoy the flavor/texture of this 2x a year treat. Thanks!

  148. Janie says:

    Thanksgiving would not be Thanksgiving without carrot casserole. I look forward to it every year!!!

  149. Jess says:

    My favorites are the cranberry orange bread and stuffed celery sticks (cream cheese and dry italian dressing mixed together and spread into sticks of celery) that my mom makes on Thanksgiving. mmmm

  150. Shanna says:

    I love and look forward to eating my mom’s homemade pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas. My favorite is the pecan pie…YUM!

  151. Janel says:

    Pecan pie, no, sweet potato casserole, wait, homemade rolls – okay, I’m a fan of the starches and sweets – if I had to be pinned down it would be monkey bread on Christmas morning!

  152. Petra says:

    Thanksgiving roasted turkey with garlic mashed potatoes! Oh and gingerbread for Christmas. That’s two but I can’t choose between an amazing meal and a great treat.

  153. Alonna says:

    Narrow it down to one? It would be easier to narrow to one on food I don’t like! But I’ll choose stuffing for now. Great for the waistline!

  154. Julie says:

    Did you know this many people relied on your for dinner plans???:)
    I’d have to say turkey dressing and pumpkin rolls.

  155. Kelly says:

    Christmas cookies in all of their varieties!

  156. Kim Bassett says:

    I love anything pumpkin….especially if whipped cream is involved. Love your site!

  157. Stephanie says:

    Can the whole-Thanksgiving-dinner be my favorite? If not, anything made with pumpkin is my favorite. But if I have to choose only one thing, it would be pumpkin bread.

  158. Jayne says:

    I love turkey. I’ll eat it for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and any other holiday or normal day I can!

  159. D says:

    Christmas tamales.

  160. Jensa says:

    Pumpkin rolls – how can you go wrong with cream cheese and pumpkin?

  161. Summer says:

    This list will also be a great resource for me this season, what a great gift. But for my two cents, the joys of the season brings rich, yummy egg nog. Have to limit my portions but I do love it! PS-I’m a Bosch fan too!

  162. Summer says:

    This list will also be a great resource for me this season, what a great gift. But for my two cents, the joys of the season brings rich, yummy egg nog. Have to limit my portions but I do love it! PS-I’m a Bosch fan too!

  163. Summer says:

    This list will also be a great resource for me this season, what a great gift. But for my two cents, the joys of the season brings rich, yummy egg nog. Have to limit my portions but I do love it! PS-I’m a Bosch fan too!

  164. Karen M says:

    Have to say it’s Thanksgiving, candied yams….delicious πŸ˜€

  165. mia says:

    My favorite food of fall/winter time is the fresh pumpkin pies I make every year. I love the whole process of baking it to a wonderful tenderness, and toasting the nutty seeds. Of course the finale is always the delicious pie!

  166. Mary says:

    Every Christmas, I gain about 10 lbs. solely from my sister’s coconut bonbons.

  167. Lori B says:

    It would have to be my Mom’s homemade rye bread. She won 1st place in a baking contest many years ago. That bread with leftover turkey is to die for!

  168. Scarlett says:

    I love all the homeade pies at thanksgiving

  169. chelsea says:

    pumpkin pie, always!

  170. Melanie says:

    Every year my mom made Cream Cheese Loaf. I had to pick up the tradition when I moved far from home. It is soooo yummy!

  171. Erin O'Donnell says:

    My favorite holiday food is the turkey stuffing my mom makes for Thanksgiving. It is the best!

  172. Hollie Wood says:

    I’m like you, in that I have a hard time narrowing it down. But I love Thanksgiving Dinner with mashed potatoes, turkey (lotsa dark meat, baby), my mom’s homemade dressing and oodles of turkey drippings gravy. *salivating* *slurp* So glad I only have to wait one more month until it’s on like donkey kong πŸ™‚

  173. Brenda Walker says:

    My favorite is my mom’s Turkey & homemade stuffing at Thanksgiving. She’d get us all up so early to dice up the bread and add all the fixings. It always turned out fantastic. The pies are also a favorite. We make a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie recipe that was handed down from my husband’s mother. I love having something on the table that has been a favorite for multiple generations!

  174. Kerry says:

    I love birthday breakfast..apple pancakes with apple cider syrup. It’s what I grew up having for every birthday for breakfast. It;s delicious!

  175. Joyce says:

    I love love love my mom’s mashed potatoes and gravy at Thanksgiving!! AND, my grandma’s apple pie drenched in whipped cream… mmmm

  176. Stephenie says:

    This time of year we have friends over to decorate halloween sugar cookies. We love this. We had friends over tonight to join us. And my Kitchen-Aid broke… Right in the middle of whipping up our beautiful frosting!! Ugh!!!

  177. Brendon says:

    Pumpkin pie!

  178. Ashley says:

    My mom makes this amazing sweet potato and green apple concoction. It’s heaven in a casserole dish….topped with marshmallows :).

  179. Lisa says:

    Peanut Butter Fudge

  180. M.a. says:

    Ooh, that’s easy. I love stuffing. So much so that I eat it all year round, but it feels more special at the holidays. And when my mom makes it.

  181. Jennifer says:

    Pumpkin Pie!!! My absolute favorite, can’t help it, can’t stay out of it, so glad it’s that time of year again. Thank you.

  182. Hillary says:

    I love Butterscotch Butterballs (kind of like Monkey Bread?) on Christmas morning. It’s soooo easy to prep the night before and the gooey goodness is ready by the time the kids are finished opening presents.

  183. Amber says:

    Definitely my moms homemade pecan pie. I Have to have one for Thanksgiving and Christmas πŸ™‚

  184. Emily Hansen says:

    So I have 2 favs. my 1st is my husbands 95year old Grandma’s (she is my grandma too….right!) Green bean casserole. It isn’t like any other. It has tobasco sauce, mushrooms and cream! It is unreal! I also have to say christmas wouldn’t be the same without her hand mixed (yes she is 95 and hand mixes) cinnamon rolls! They are to die for!

  185. Nicole Behunin says:

    Christmas food…hands down. Though Thanksgiving is a close second!

  186. Brye says:

    Stuffing. Cold. Hot. Fresh. Reheated. Homemade stuffing is always amazing!!

  187. stacy reading says:

    It’s a toss up between pumpkin cheesecake and dark chocolate fudge with walnuts. I love your blog and would love to win!

  188. stacy reading says:

    It’s a toss up between pumpkin cheesecake and dark chocolate fudge with walnuts. I love your website and I’d love to win!

  189. Jan says:

    The dish we had for any holiday or special occasion was my Mom’s Carrot Souffle. Talk about comfort food! It is a must have and not difficult to make either!

  190. Jasmine says:

    I love pumpkin rolls!! Favorite part of Thanksgiving for the past 3 years!

  191. shanda nash says:

    Butterscotch Spice cookies.

  192. Chris says:

    Chocolate & hazelnut pavlova with praline sprinkled on top .. delish !

  193. Amanda says:

    Mmm…I’m going to have to go with pumpkin bread, pumpkin roll, and pumpkin cookies around this time of year…ahh delightful!

  194. Susan Krogh says:

    My favorite holiday food is stuffing. Sort of odd I know but we really only eat it around the holidays and it is SOOOOO yummy!

  195. Joy B. says:

    My new favorite–as of last Christmas–is chocolate baklava! It’s a special sort of dessert you don’t get all the time and makes great gifts:)

  196. Angie says:

    Homemade rolls!!!

  197. Amy says:

    My mom’s homemade orange rolls. We have them at Christmas & Easter.

  198. Melanie Erickson says:

    Prime rib!

  199. Jill says:

    My favorite holiday food? Whatever anyone else makes for me! πŸ™‚

  200. Haley Lewis says:

    There are SOOO many holiday foods I absolutely adore! I, like you, am a connoisseur of all things yummy. One that sticks out in my mind right now though -maybe because it’s the weather’s changing or maybe cuz it’s of the pumpkin shortage and I couldn’t find pumpkin anywhere for months- is Mini Pumpkin Tartlets! Can you say “Delish”?

  201. Jenny C says:

    I would pick my mom’s Cranberry relish. It’s good stuff.

  202. Jessica DuRee says:

    Gingerbread waffles with lemon whipped cream for Christmas breakfast! Yum. Makes me wish Christmas was here already πŸ™‚

  203. Kelli says:

    Like so many others have said, it’s almost impossible for me to pick a favorite, but one goodie I love around the holiday’s is homemade English Toffee!

  204. A says:

    I can’t wait to break out my Gma H’s sugar cookie recipe. I always make them for Halloween, Christmas and V Day. My family is already asking when I’ll pull out the rolling pin.

  205. Kate says:

    Gooey caramel popcorn. It is the most addictive thing I have ever eaten, and so tasty.

  206. Sally Maricle says:

    My family loves two things for the holidays. I make pretty good cresent rolls from a recipe I received from a lovely little grandmother when I was in my early teens. My son dreams of these. Another fun tradition is homemade sugar cutout cookies. My children loved to make and decorate these for the holidays. Happy Baking!

  207. Bill says:

    Homemade toffee. It is so simple and easy to make!

  208. Kiery says:

    Definitely the monster eyeballs. They’re peanut butter creamies covered with chocolate AND an M&M for the eye. They are AWESOME!

  209. Jamie says:

    Christmas cookies!! My Grandma made the best cookies and on Christmas Eve the table was overflowing with different varieties of cookies. Loved it!

  210. Emily says:

    Classic homemade apple pie! Yum!

  211. Tammy M. says:

    by far, my favorite holiday food is the Finnish things we ate at Christmas. I love the gingerbread cookies(Piparkakut) and sweet bread(Pulla). I love to make the cookies every year and have yet to learn how to make the bread…its one thing I need to do this year! Mmmmmmm, looking forward to Christmas now!!! πŸ˜‰

  212. Tamar says:

    SOOOO hard to choose. I think I will have to go with my hubbys family’s Upside down Apple Pie.

  213. Megan says:

    Ginger Molasses cookies

  214. Erin says:

    Chewy spice cookies with lemon glaze…yummy!

  215. Matt S. says:

    My favorite holiday foods are all the sweets and candies…Specifically it would be my grandmother’s famous almond coffee cake and homemade almond roca.

  216. Charlotte Van Valkenburgh says:

    I love English Toffee!

  217. Cheryl Zurcher says:

    Peppermint Bark

  218. Danell says:

    It would have to be my mother’s almond rocha at Christmas time or pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving! Ooooh, I gotta make me some!

  219. Carolyn Neeley says:

    My sister’s homemade cranberry sauce. I love it and it’s great on turkey sandwiches made on croissants with cream cheese and red leaf lettuce. The cranberry sauce is a recipe that has been in our family for years.

  220. Mindee Boling says:

    My favorite holiday food is breakfast crepes. On holidays my mom would whip up a TON of these delicious ‘pancakes’, would make homemade syrup, and we’d eat them with fresh fruit and whipped cream. I know this doesn’t require a Bosch to make, but I did grow up with my mom using a Bosch and I’ve dreamed of having one of my own for as long as I can remember. Upon getting married, my mother in law bought each of her daughters/daughters-in-law a Kitchen Aid. I’m grateful for it, but it’s no Bosch. Since I already had a mixer, I spent my Bosch money on my sister-in-law instead, and sadly, I don’t think she’s used it more than a couple times. (I even bought her the special cookie dough attachment). Anyway, if you pick me I’d be especially grateful. <3

  221. erika fellars says:

    My favorite has to be at Christmastime and the Peanut Blossom cookies I love to make! Mmmmm…..

  222. Lexie says:

    Scones with honey butter Christmas Butter. My mouth is watering just thinking about them!

  223. Tonya says:

    Oh how I would love the Bosch! My favorite holdiay food is pumpkin pie or anything pumpkin. Yummy!!

  224. Breezy says:

    Mine would definitely have to be my Mom’s sweet potato pie/casserole, so yummy, I could eat only that one dish for my Thanksgiving meal.

  225. Amy says:

    Hands down a peppermint stick/chocolate ice cream during the Christmas holiday.

  226. Lana Tucker says:

    Caramel corn. I make bags and bags to give to neighbors for Christmas. And then I eat bags and bags!

  227. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with buttercream frosting. TDF!

  228. Aimee S. says:

    I would have to say stuffing … my Grandma’s stuffing to be exact.

  229. Julie says:

    halloween sugar cookies decorated with butter cream icing and candy corn!

  230. Kattie says:

    I love everything about Thanksgiving dinner, and I could possibly be seen eating an entire pan of raspberry pretzel jello salad, sweet and salty:) Or maybe an entire basket of hot rolls with a stick of butter:)

  231. Diana says:

    It has to be the rocky road fudge that I make every year at Christmas time. Its fun to make enough to give away too!

  232. Amber says:

    I love turkey with cranberry sauce and then when Thanksgiving is over I have a leftover turkey sandwich on a homemade roll with cranberry sauce. Yummy and yummier.

  233. Kasey says:

    My mom always makes this super yummy pumpkin mousse cheesecake for Thanksgiving. I look forward to it every year!

  234. Kari says:

    Corn bread stuffing and cranberry jello for Thanksgiving and fondue for Christmas Eve dinner. Love holiday food!

  235. Lauren O. says:

    Sweet potatoes!

  236. michelle l. says:

    Caramel Pecan Pan Rolls Christmas morning…and oh so easy to make πŸ™‚

    I need that bosch.

  237. Katie says:

    For me it’s almond rice pudding with cherry topping. Not only is it the food but the tradition that comes with it of placing one whole almond the shivered almonds and guessing who has the whole almond in the family. Who knows maybe this year I’ll acutally win:)

  238. Melody Williamson says:

    OH please OH please pick me! I really want/need a bosch for our family! My favorite holiday food is gingerbread cookies or pumpkin cookies (not pie:)). Emmers is my dads nickname for my daughter Emmy-too funny!

  239. Melanie says:

    How fun to think thru all of our favorites! Reading thru the posts is making me hungry πŸ˜‰ I think I would choose homemade sourcream sugar cookies on Valentines Day – I gather my kids, neices and nephews and we bake and decorate little gems of love every year!

  240. Melanie says:

    Hmmm…it’s just fun to ponder all of our favorites! I am hungry just reading all the posts! But, if I have to choose just one it would be homemade sugar cooking on Valentines day…I gather my kids, neices and nephews and we decorate cookies with love every year!

  241. Chelsea says:

    My mom always made chili for the kids before we went out trick-or-treating. Whenever I smell chili I think of the good ole times when I could still get free candy πŸ™‚

  242. Stephanie says:

    Homemade fondant hand dipped in chocolate! A family tradition my grandma started when my mom was little. Fun and Delicious!

  243. Taylor says:

    Pumpkin cheesecake!! mmmm I could eat it all day!

  244. Cara Burnham says:

    The Christmas season is never complete without homemade peppermint ice cream and hot fudge pudding cake. My mouth is watering thinking about it. You are the best to be giving away a bosch! Tell your sister happy birthday!

  245. Lori Tacchino says:

    Hands-down favorite are my grandmother’s Portuguese sweet rolls. She made them every Easter without fail until her passing three years ago. They are Easter to me. My sister and I make them now at Easter and are teaching our kids how to as well so that the tradition will live on through the generations.

  246. dana says:

    my sister-in-law’s pumpkin rolls:)

  247. Rebecca says:

    Mine favorite holiday food would have to egg casserole and cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning for breakfast!

  248. Amy says:

    Even with all the yummy treats going around, my fav has to be my green bean bundles with bacon. Yum.

  249. Jilynn Grimley says:

    I could not due with out my cranberry orange scones!

  250. Amie C says:

    My grandma’s dressing for sure. Every year I make it with her with the hopes I can continue the tradition. I have yet to get it right without her help.

  251. Tammy says:

    Divinity…..best made in a nice brand new Bosch!

  252. Kathy Downs says:

    I LOVE anything made with pumpkin, but pumpkin cake roll with cream cheese filling would have to be my favorite.

  253. Brittan T. says:

    This is too hard to narrow down! Pumpkin pie, and sausage and apple stuffing are at the top of the list!

  254. Janis Pearson says:

    Death by Chocolate Trifle and home made blueberry pie. You can’t celebrate Christmas and Thanksgiving without them.

  255. Janare says:

    4th of July!! BBQ, summer produce! Yum! Yum! Yum!!

  256. Lesli Dustin says:

    I dream about stuffing from inside a turkey (I know, you’re not supposed to, but I still do) with gravy. For some reason you can’t make it the rest of the year or it won’t taste as good as it does on Thanksgiving. I have to make the white bread from scratch first and it’s even better.

  257. Amy Wittwer says:

    Pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting are my favorite. I look forward to them all year!

  258. Susan Lenes says:

    All time Thanksgiving favorite is Corn Pudding – nothing better!

  259. Sally says:

    Christmas. BonBons. Good memories of cooking with mom.

  260. Lela Wilkins says:

    I can’t have Christmas with out my mom’s hot apple cider. I have tried and tried to recreate it but I can’t get it to taste the same. I wish she would make it everyday for me.

  261. Kami Davenport says:

    My husband’s grandma makes homemade eggnog milkshakes every Christmas eve. Yummy! Definitely my favorite holiday treat! I hope I win! I am sick of kneading all my breads and rolls by hand! πŸ™‚

  262. lisa Roubicek says:

    The favorite in our house is Aunt Eve’s Czech Christmas cookies!

  263. Jody says:

    I would have to say the whole turkey dinner!

  264. Krissy Hakanson says:

    My Dad’s yummy ham and my Great Grandma’s green beans!

  265. Pam says:

    At thanksgiving, for the past several years, I have made a pomegranate salad. Absolutely refreshing and requested by many friends.

  266. Beth LoSurdo says:

    Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake…love itt!! πŸ™‚

  267. Christa says:

    My mom makes some really yummy Pumpkin Rolls around Thanksgiving and they pop up again around Christmas. Love fall and winter seasons!!!

  268. Tracey S says:

    We make candy at Christmas. Fudge always. Other times we have made peanut brittle, truffles, potato candy, sugared walnuts.

  269. Ashley says:

    My ultimate would be a family recipe of Boiled Custard. It was my great great grandmother’s recipe that my family makes every Christmas. It is served in a drink form and is absolutely decadent. It is made with milk and eggs, but tastes nothing like eggnog. It was the one thing that I made while living in Africa that made it actually feel like Christmas to me. There really is nothing better….love it!

  270. Becca says:

    I love baking ANYTHING this time of year. So I guess anything that is made by baking is my fav holiday food.

  271. Cheryl says:

    Smoky cheeseball and crackers or Marshmallows dipped in caramel and rolled in rice krispies….

  272. Melanie_S says:

    Anything with pumpkin in it!!! Pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cheesecake….I’m sure I could figure out some side dishes with it too!!!!

  273. Karolyn says:

    I love pumpkin cookies!

  274. Celeste says:

    I love rolls for every holiday! Where would we be if we didn’t have all those carbs with the ham and turkey at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter?

  275. Camille says:

    Vanilla bark coated pretzels at Christmas. My favorite!

  276. Meghan says:

    My mom’s sticky buns…I can almost make them like she does!

  277. Brynley Mosley says:

    I love the Rolls. BREAD!!! I love the rolls at thanksgiving and christmas.

  278. Lori says:

    My moms orange rolls she makes for Thanksgiving!!!!

  279. Martha Borchers says:

    The holidays are rich with tasty delights, but my visions of Christmas time is not complete without conjouring up batches of creamy caramels from my grandmother’s love worn recipe pages. We share the wrapping of the sweets with Christmas carols and then carefully bundle these gifts to share with friends, family and Secret – Santa recepients. A close second behind is the traditional Ebelskiver brunch on Christmas morning – Yum!

  280. Heather Sypher says:

    My favorite holiday treat is Tangy Orange Balls for Christmas. It’s one of those things no one else has ever heard of, but my mom made every year so it’s dear to my heart. It’s sentimental, but that’s what the holidays are for, right?

  281. Amy says:

    I absolutely L-O-V-E my moms “idiots delight” (some call it other things) Vanilla and chocolate pudding layers on a baked crust mmmmmmmm!

  282. Amy hatch says:


  283. Kim says:

    It would have to be the berrimisu I serve for our Christmas dinner!

  284. Jill says:

    My dad makes egg benedict with a delicious cheese sauce every year for Christmas breakfast and that is my favorite holiday food (or maybe it just sounds really good right now because I’m pregnant?)

  285. Brittany says:

    I love my mom’s prime rib at christmas and her homemade rolls…and Tollhouse Cookie Pie at any occasion:) and hot cider in the fall….etc. etc. etc.:)

  286. Matt says:

    Thanksgiving pumpkin pie

  287. Nancy Mc says:

    Every Holiday has a favorite for me but I am going to go with my Easter devilled eggs

  288. Celia says:

    Valentine’s day Cheesecake.

  289. Sheila says:

    Pumpkin Roll tied with Pumpkin Pie

  290. Summer Karimnejad says:

    apple pie, for thanksgiving!!!!

  291. Cami says:

    Ummm anything that has pumpkin, chocolate chips and cream cheese!!! YUM! Fall is the time to bake as my mother puts it!

  292. Kristin says:

    pumpkin bread!

  293. Stephanie Massey says:

    Aunt Pat’s Vinegar Cucumbers! These are a MUST for the Thanksgiving table!

  294. Naomi says:

    Wow, look at all the people who read your blog! My favorite holiday food is mashed potatoes and gravy or something my family always makes. Cream cheese mixed with chopped green olives and garlic salt stuffed in celery. Mmmmmm.

  295. Jennifer says:

    Pumpkin pie or my homemade cinnamon rolls!

  296. Laura says:

    I love lefse!

  297. Brigitte says:

    So, not really a holiday dish, but cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning with hot chocolate. LoVe It!!

  298. Ann says:

    Definately stuffing. I always make double the stuffing for next day treat.

  299. MandyB says:

    It is so hard to choose just one! But I would have to say that monkey buns on Christmas morning are a must have each year in my family. Ooey gooey goodness to the last bite!

  300. Kendra says:

    Pumpkin Pie!

  301. Barbara says:

    Our favorite as of last Christmas is Deep Fried Turkey – 14 pound bird cooks in 45 minutes – absolutely the best turkey ever.

  302. Sarah Morgan says:

    My favorite holiday food is… Pecan pie! Can you tell I’m southern? πŸ™‚ I also love broccoli casserole, mmmmm.

  303. Susan says:

    My favorite holiday food? Simple, its the same for each holiday morning – a mug of Vietnamese-french style coffee (cafe’ sua da) with sweetened Chinese crullers shared with my Mom. Simple and sweet. =)

    (Basically… an asian spin to the cafe au lait with beignets like from Cafe’ Du Monde)

  304. Mandy says:

    Homemade donuts at Halloween! The only time of year we make them.

  305. Winsor says:

    I love my mom’s famous Chinese New Year Cookies – a no bake dessert with semi sweet chocolate, butterscotch, peanuts, and pretzels….mmmmm!

  306. Sara says:

    Oh how I love stuffing, but this year I tried a new pumpkin pecan toffee pie recipe which is just wonderful and may just be a new fave. This is a wonderful giveaway and would be so sweet since my old faithful Braun machine kicked the bucket recently.

  307. Andrea says:

    Definitely Dad’s mashed potatoes!!!! Can’t wait for someone to win a Bosch, I here they are the life of the kitchen.

  308. Meghan says:

    Mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving.

  309. Cynthia says:

    What isn’t my favorite food this time of year? But I love turkey and stuffing probably the most.

  310. Tiffany says:

    One of my favorite foods this time of year are pumpkin cookies. Yum, yum yum!

  311. Kirsta Silvey says:

    Hmmm, I love all foods, but I’ll go with homemade strawberry ice cream on the 4th of July.

  312. Kim says:

    Okay..not really sure if this is my favorite thing to eat at the holidays..but I love Christmas morning breakfast. My inlaws come over aftere us opening our gifts and its become a great tradition that my kids look forward to..so that makes it even better.

  313. Pat says:

    Four favs: Merry Christmas cookies from a 1950’s Betty Crocker cookbook (been making since age12), buckeyes (been making since age 17), vegetable beef soup and Party mix-my Mother In Law made these two recipes for forty years and passed them along to me. Making the soup and party mix brings back happy memories of her for me and my family!

  314. Marie says:

    My mommy’s cinnamon rolls Christmas morning. Ahhhhh memories. I try to carry on the tradition, but mine just never seem quite as good.

  315. rebeccca says:

    Every Christmas growing up. my mum would make a beautiful bread tree. Soft and sweet, with nuts and cherries tucked in……I think I’ll go make one now!

  316. Maureen says:

    Wow, ALOT of comments and it’s only Monday! My favorite Holiday dish is Apple Sausage Stuffing. I always make a ton so I can eat it for days afterwards!

  317. Kelly says:

    Oh, I’d love to win this! My favorite holiday food is everything in a traditional turkey dinner – well, except the stuffing, I’m not a big stuffing fan. But turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, veggies …. in my area, the typical veggies for a turkey dinner are carrots and “turnip” (rutabaga, called turnip in my area). Some people mash them together, but I like my carrots in coins and my turnip mashed with some sugar to cut the bitterness.

  318. Katie says:

    You’re awesome to do this. Love your blog. I think I would have to say homemade stuffing.

  319. Laura says:

    My mother-in-law’s stuffing.

  320. Amy says:

    A mound of Monkey bread! With extra icing and homemade whip cream.

  321. Elizabeth Ann says:

    sweet potato casserole!

  322. alissa says:

    My mom’s homemade wheat cinnamon rolls make any day a holiday!! YUM!!

  323. Amy Haze says:

    Stuffing, since I only make it on Thanksgiving. And all the pumpkin desserts

  324. Lindsey says:

    Homemade chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes…Grandma’s recipe…much better than gravy πŸ™‚ Love your website by the way!

  325. Rosanna Witmer says:

    It’s hard to pick just one! But thanksgiving foods like Mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and cranberry fluff would be among my favorite!

  326. Angela says:

    Too many to name just one. Definitely during Christmas cheesecake & cinnamon rolls!

  327. Lenette Hussey says:

    most people call them funeral potatoes, but they are fantastically amazing!! All that cheezy, potato goodness! Love them with all the fall holidays!

  328. A Bosch would be SO awesome for all the delicious holiday goodies I’ll be whipping up this year! The possibilities are endless….daydreaming has officially begun. Just looking at your favorites has added to my list of recipes I need to try. Seriously, YUM! My favorite holiday food is this amazing toffee my friend makes. She always gives us a little baggie. Teaser! It’s SO yummy!

  329. Jenna says:

    I love to eat homemade rolls dipped in homemade turkey gravy at Thanksgiving!

  330. Monica says:

    I just made Pumpkin Scones and they were WONDERFUL. Thank you for being so generous!

  331. SJ says:

    My Grandma’s (now my dad makes it) cherry pudding with real whipped cream for Christmas.

  332. Sacha Bikhazi says:

    My favorite holiday food is stuffed turkey. The stuffing AND the turkey together (with gravy) in one solitary bite of perfection. Ahhhh! I can’t wait!

  333. Aimee says:

    Pumpkin roll or my grandma’s apple pie. I also adore savory appetizers served at some holiday parties.

  334. Brian says:

    I like hot dogs off the grill on 4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day, or any other day you can grill out!

  335. laura bailey says:

    Cinnamon rolls!!! I make them for the neighbors but end up eating waaaaaay too many myself. yum! can’t wait to make some

  336. Susan H says:

    Probably apple pie for Christmas and when Easter rolls around has to be my banana cream pie. I love pies:)

  337. SmilynStef says:

    Dark Chocolate Salted Caramels only available at Christmas-time from Trader Joe’s.

  338. Amanda Y. says:

    I love fried turkey with stuffing and turkey gravy!

  339. Stacey says:

    Homemade Banana Cream pies!!! My mom used to make them when I was little but when I got older she decided store bought was fine. Horrible I know!! So now that I have a family of my own, I insist on making the banana cream pies for everyone for the holidays. Reminds me of the magic of Christmas….. and my childhood. Does it get any better than that? πŸ™‚

  340. Erin K. says:

    I would have a hard time picking just one…so I will pick THanksgiving…Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce…I am off to check out the 2hour turkey!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  341. kim says:

    cheesecake is definitely in the top 10!!

  342. Kali says:

    Pecan Pie!!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for an AWESOME giveaway!

  343. Sarah Jordan says:

    My dads pumpkin pie! YUM

  344. kristen says:

    oh my… just one? mom’s toffee!!

  345. Kimberly Armstrong says:

    Thanksgiving would be just another meal without my grandma’s homemade stuffing. It is heaven!! I crave it all year long.

  346. Ali Stewart says:

    Man, it is hard to choose which one. I love food way to much!!! I will say my Grandma’s Chex Mix for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I LOVE it!!

    I just have to say I absolutely LOVE your blog. I get on it ALOT and always make my weekly menu from it and I have found our favorite recipes from here. So thank you for sharing all of your with us!!

  347. Jennifer says:

    Wow it is so hard to pick! Halloween and Thanksgiving always make me crave a homemade pumpkin roll, filled with cream cheese frosting and lots of pecans. MMMMmmm! However, December it’s time for the oh so delicious EggNog Cake that is to die for. I can’t decide!!!!!

  348. peggy miller says:

    I love meatballs and stuffed mushrooms on Christmas!!

  349. I love homemade yams with the mini marshmallows on top. It wouldn’t be a Thanksgiving meal without them!

  350. natalie says:

    Granny’s rolls. I get them for Thanksgiving & Christmas this year.

  351. Martha Ann says:

    Dressing is my favorite food at Thanksgiving and Christmas!!!

  352. Janet C says:

    Stuffed Celery! I have a recipe that has been in my family for generations. We only make it for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s not the holidays without it πŸ™‚

  353. Noelle says:

    I would have to agree with my husband with the Pumpkin Roll from America’s Test Kitchen!

  354. Jennifer says:

    Pumpkin bars- yum!

  355. Jamie says:

    anything pumpkin!

  356. Angela Swiss says:

    I have too many favorite holiday treats to pick one so I narrowed it down to two! Pumpkin Surprise and my Mom’s Toffee! It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving or Christmas without these two!

  357. Anne Sausen says:

    Thanks for the chance at a great givewaway! My favorite is turkey with homemade mashed potatoes and gravy and Christmas morning strata (a make- ahead dish with bread, eggs, milk, sausage and cheese and then baked) Yum!!

  358. Martha Artyomenko says:

    Favorite holiday food??? I would have to say homemade cranberry relish. It is cranberries that are still a little frozen, a peeled orange, a apple, cored and ground up in a food processor. Add honey to taste. I can eat almost a whole bowl myself. It is the best part of Thanksgiving or any holiday….

  359. Marjean Bigelow says:

    I would make the Barefoot Contessa’s Pecan Squares and a friend’s delicious almond tart. Both so rich and tasty I save making them for the holidays.

  360. Jen says:

    I’ve gotta say…. latkes (potato pancakes) on Hanukkah. I could eat plates and plates of those with some applesauce and cinnamon!

  361. Sandi Goodfellow says:

    I love both Thanksgiving for the Pumpkin Cheesecake and Christmas for the rolls (although anytime is GREAT for rolls in my opinion!) and just plain having a good excuse to look for a new recipe!!

    I love the recipes on your blog and have gotten many off it that I use all of the time. Thank you!

  362. Chris Scheuer says:

    We have a family tradition of serving potato dumplings with browned butter crumbs as part of our Christmas dinner. We all fight over them! YUM!

  363. Anne says:

    Extremely Generous of You!!!
    Favorite holiday food: warm Leckerli cookies ( always reminds me of my German father, aunts and Oma) πŸ˜€

  364. Katie says:

    My favorite holiday dish is definitely delicious, buttery monkey bread, made by my fabulous mother!

  365. Mariann Alexander says:

    Turkey. Turkey, turkey, turkey.


  366. Allie says:

    Pumpkin Crunch Dessert. So yummy!

  367. Lorie Hainsworth says:

    Oh…how do I choose? I would have to say the homemade Almond Roca is my favorite around Christmas. Oh man, my mouth is watering already.

  368. Becky says:

    I love Thanksgiving! Probably because my birthday lands on Thanksgiving about every 4 years. But, I think it is mostly because I reflect on how thankful I am for all the wonderful blessings I have in my life. It is so wonderful to be gathered together to be thankful for all that we have! Food, well it has to be the candied yams!

  369. nellie says:

    i love love love thanksgiving and the side dish of brussel sprouts with lemon and walnut

  370. Becky says:

    I love Thanksgiving! Probably because my birthday lands on Thanksgiving about every 4 years. But, I think it is mostly because I reflect on how thankful I am for all the wonderful blessings I have in my life. It is so wonderful to be gathered together to be thankful for all that we have!

  371. Amber Madsen says:

    Cranberry Salsa for Thanksgiving, Pumpkin Bread for Christmas and All the leftover candy that I hide from my kids!!!

  372. Dori says:

    (vegetarian) stuffing.
    hands down, no questions.

  373. Ellen says:

    For sure it’s chocolate toffee at Christmas! Love it!

  374. Cindy Steel says:

    It would have to be my neighbor’s cinnamon rolls she brings around every December! Melt in your mouth good!!!

  375. Claire says:

    Anything pumpkin!

  376. Michelle M says:

    Homemade pirohi. (Or pierogies, as you may call them!) I’ve had them every year of my life as part of our Slovak Christmas Eve traditional dinner. I couldn’t imagine a Christmas Eve without them!

  377. Debbie says:

    Cornbread dressing!!!!!!!!!!

  378. I totally love stuffing. Always have to have it during the holidays.

  379. Julie says:

    Pecan Pie!

  380. allie says:

    Oh my, what a sweet giveaway! My kitchenaide just doesn’t cut it for big batches of bread, so I have been so wanting one of these! As for the food, I would have to say the sweet yam casserole that my mom always makes for Thanksgiving.

  381. My favorite holiday food is what we call in our family “Corn Pudding”. Others probably call it scalloped corn. My grandmother got the recipe somewhere when I was a small child and it was served at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I always looked forward to those holidays because that was the only time we ever had it. I still love it to this day, and now my children love it as well.

  382. Martha says:

    That would be the bread dressing. Love that great gravy poured over the top. I’m hungry!!!!!!

  383. Erin says:

    I love Symphony Fudge at Christmas time!

  384. Jessica says:

    My favorite holiday food would have to be anything with pumpkin in it… pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin roll, or pumpkin pie. Yum!

  385. Tiffany says:

    I have a love of the combination of chocolate and mint:

  386. Tammy says:

    My favorite is armbrot, which is a delicious german dinner that we have sometimes, but for sure every Christmas Eve. It is soup, german breads, cold cuts AND cakes. DELISH!

  387. Danielle says:

    My favorite is Sweet Potato Souffle with orange zest and coconut. Pecans and marshmallows on top πŸ™‚ Yummy! Ever since I’ve been making bread, about 2 years I’ve wished I had a bosch instead of a kitchenAid

  388. Jean says:

    Hard to choose…for Thanksgiving my sister’s cornbread sausage stuffing and Christmas are all the sweet, rich, gooey, yummy treats like fudge!

  389. Tracy says:

    It would have to be our Thanksgiving feast! Turkey, potatos, gravy, and the rest of the yummy sides! Oh, and don’t forget the pies!! Happy Holidays! (PS – I’m Julianne’s sister and I have heard great things about you!)

  390. Katie Bock says:

    I would have to say sugar cookies with icing on them. YUM!

  391. nikki says:

    Oh my comments! I guess I am just one of the thousands that love your blog, I especially love how you’ve categorized your main dishes, it is so helpful! The last time I planned my two week dinner menu it was all from your blog, you are wonderful! I look forward to sweet potatoes and my moms banana cream pie every year!

  392. Alyse says:

    My favorite is the one that makes my family smile with delight. That changes from year-to-year. Last year, it was a citrus & garlic turkey.

  393. Julie D. says:

    Stuffing from my local grocery store. I don’t know what they add to it, but it’s wonderful and I wish they served it all year long instead of just for two short months.

  394. Jenny Brumfield says:

    Love love love breadsticks!!! Unfortunately, we have to eat gluten free at our house now, so I need to relearn how to make them. And I need a new mixer since my old one is contaminated with wheat flour!

  395. Meagan says:

    Turkey stuffing casserole. My mom makes this every year with the leftovers from the Thanksgiving turkey.

  396. Andrea Wright says:

    Oh, how I have been dreaming of a bosch. I love the saving it first in a fire comment! My favorite holiday food is sugar cookies with lots of frosting and the best thing is you can decorate them to be appropriate for every holiday. Dang, I should have made Columbus cookies today πŸ™‚

  397. Neesha says:

    I was going to say the Potato Water Cinnamon Rolls we always used to make because I cannot live in a world without potatoes or their byproducts, but then I remembered one of the newer traditions in my family. When all four of us kids are home the day after a major holiday, my brothers will get up and make donut dough before they start farm chores. Then, my sister and I will putz around the kitchen shaping, baking, frying, and drizzling. When the boys are done feeding cows, we’ll set the table for a feast of homemade donuts and scrambled eggs, fresh-picked from the henhouse. Those donuts have changed the holidays in an awesome way.

  398. Erin says:

    My husband’s baked caribbean-jerk ribs, hands down! We have them every Thanksgiving. We have a small fam, so we don’t always do turkey. Weird huh?

  399. valerie says:

    Grandma Elna’s candied yams and apples. MMMMMM! I look forward to them every Thanksgiving.

  400. Shae says:

    Well…I love LOTS of food but my favorite things are the ham, mashed potatoes, and ham gravy (with buttery homemade rolls)!! We have it for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas every year! I love it!!

  401. My mom’s recipe for pumpkin pie (Thanksgiving)–there’s just nothing like it!

  402. Gina Colby says:

    My favorite holiday dish is Yams with Carmel Sauce and Pecans. This is my mom’s recipe and involves sliced, soft, sweet yams baked in thick, gooey, homemade caramel with crunchy pecans sprinkled all over the top. Delicious!

  403. Nicole says:

    My favorite holiday food would be my mother’s homemade rolls. They are a tradition that spans generations and I love teaching my daughter’s how to make them as well.

  404. MB says:

    Molasses/spice/gingerbread cookies at Christmas…straight from the freezer. Mmmmm!

  405. Laura says:

    tough one… either cornbread stuffing the way my dad made it, cranberry relish the way my mom makes it, or apricot bow-tie cookies the way my grandma made them.

  406. MelanieJ says:

    Yam and Apple. Straight from the Lion House cookbook. Oh my goodness, I am already salivating.

  407. Summer says:

    Every Christmas time our family gathers round to make Oreo Truffles! The best person to watch make them was the oldest teenage boy of the family…he made each with exact PERFECTION!!

    The recipe is simple: 1 bag of finely crushed oreos, 8 oz cream cheese and chocolate/white almond bark for melting. Mixe the oreos and cream cheese. Form into balls and the roll in the melted almond bark. Let dry and then devour!

  408. Zana Bowen says:

    frosted root beer cookies & frosted ginger cookies…it’s the season and I can’t choose just one.

  409. Aubrey says:

    I love Christmas food…. sugar cookies, spice cake, my mom’s yule log… I got my wisdom teeth out around Christmas and that didn’t even stop me from eating spice cake… Yum!

  410. sheraden says:

    Pumpkin anything! Love it….

  411. Pam Smith says:

    Definitely my grandma’s Thanksgiving Salad – comprised of diced apples, sliced bananas, pineapple chunks, chopped walnuts and real whipped cream. It is everything “Thanksgiving!”

  412. Claire D says:

    Prime rib roast, for any of the holidays.

  413. Anbre says:

    The first snow of the season no matter what is going on I drop everything I have planned for that day and make homemade cinnamon rolls. But I also love the Eclair Cake during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  414. MelanieL says:

    I live for that first slice of pumpkin pie of the season…yum!! Thank you!

  415. Celeste says:

    My favorite recipes are all about fall and Thanksgiving. I would have to say that the 2 I couldn’t live without would be a good old pumpkin roll and homemade strawberry slush!

  416. Beth says:

    Homeade cheeseball!

  417. Linda Staley says:

    I make big fat sugar cookies (with gobs of frosting) for every holiday.

  418. Bonnie says:

    Mashed Potatoes!

  419. Colleen Rines says:

    my mom’s mexican wedding ring cookies. They have many different names, but mom’s recipe for these little buttery nuggets of sweetness, full of pecans is my favorite!

  420. Becky says:

    One of my favorites are Sealed with a kiss cookies. They are chocolate chip shortbread with a Hershey kiss wrapped inside. They just melt in your mouth! Yummy!

  421. Felicia says:

    Tough question, so I’ll just stick with Halloween. Growing up, my mom always made a rice dinner inside a hallowed out pumpkin. It wouldn’t be Halloween without it!

  422. Lori Heilman says:

    My mom makes these delicious holiday potatoes – twice baked mashed potatoes with cheese and green and red peppers. Yum, once a year and I can never get enough!

  423. Kylie says:

    I have two favorites- green bean casserole and sweet potato casserole at Thanksgiving!! Sooo good, and makes me so excited for Thanksgiving!

  424. Cassie says:

    I LOVE Christmas holiday cookies and candies! Fun and Yum πŸ™‚

  425. Wendy Moore says:

    Love love love your website! So many holiday favorites to choose from but I would have to say for me its an appetizer I make when I entertain during the holidays. I make this sundried tomato, pesto and goat cheese torte served with pita chips Mmmm!!! I make it the day before and it’s ready to go. It’s layed with red and green so perfect for Christmas and beautiful to serve.

  426. Maureen says:

    I love all food associated with Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, one of my favorite things is my cheese fondue for Christmas Eve.

  427. Tarryn says:

    I would have to go with a maple-y pumpkin pie. I love that flavor combination. I had it once at a party and have yet to be able to replicate it!

  428. Cheesy, to be sure, but it’s my mom’s yearly attempt at a layered jello salad for Christmas. More years that not it doesn’t “do”, but it is yummy and makes me think of my childhood.

  429. Jane says:

    Turkey and all the fixings. Also, today is my sister’s birthday!! Sisters are awesome.

  430. Courtney says:

    Turkey and dressing!!! We have it at Thanksgiving AND Christmas. Love it, Love it, Love it!!!!

  431. Alison says:

    Pumpkin roll!

  432. EmJay says:

    Chicken cacciatore! The only dish I’ll eat that has wine in it. Haven’t had it in awhile so I can’t remember if my mom made it for Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve. Anyway, I do remember how delicious it was!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win. I have your site in “my favorites” and check it everyday!

  433. Ashley L says:

    I have to say I love mashed potatoes and gravy! It’s simple and very yummy.

  434. Wendy says:

    My FAVORITE holiday dish would be the entire Thanksgiving spread!! πŸ™‚ I really love the pecan pie though!


  435. Kristen Slivka says:

    Seven Layer Bars at Christmas. I don’t make them any other time b/c I can eat the whole pan! Has everything that sweet and wonderful in one bar!


    I second the homemade noodles, such a treat! Probably close behind the seven layer!

  436. Audrey says:

    My favorite holiday food? Brown-sugar sweet potatoes with toasted marshmallows on top. MMmmmm!

  437. Amy Schumacher says:

    My favorite holiday food is my mom’s broccoli & cheese casserole made with Velveeta cheese and crushed Ritz crackers. Sinful and soooo delicious!!

  438. Sarah says:

    Oh my gosh I would love a Bosch! My favorites are Stuffing at thanksgiving, and Hot dogs at the 4th of July! I can’t choose between them!! weird i Know, I’m probably the only one to say hot dogs on here!

  439. Karalee says:

    I would have to say stuffing. Turkey is a close second, simply because I never eat it any other time of the year.

  440. Camille says:

    Monkey bread on Christmas Morning πŸ™‚

  441. Mary says:

    I love Thanksgiving and all the fixins. I think the rolls would have to be my favorite part. But I really love them all.

  442. Jennifer M. says:

    I know it’s not fancy, but I love green bean casserole on Thanksgiving! And even though I could make it any other day of the year, it just tastes better to me on that day.

  443. Ida Z says:

    Day After Thanksgiving Turkey Enchiladas!! My family makes enchiladas with the leftover turkey, it is hands down the best way to use up leftovers. I love making the recipes you feature on your blog. A Bosch would be a fabulous addition to my kitchen in helping create the yummy recipes you gift us with!

  444. Kristen says:

    I’d have to say that my favorite dish is the butterscotch rolls my mom makes on Christmas morning. They’re warm, gooey and delicious!

  445. Liz says:

    Thanksgiving Maple Cookies!!

  446. Erika says:

    I don’t know if it’s a year long favorite… but I’m loving pumpkin ANYTHING right now (specifically pumpkin chocolate chip cookies at this moment)

  447. Karen E. says:

    No turkey on Thanksgiving would be too sad for words.

  448. Kelly B says:

    I just love stuffing. I don’t know why I don’t know why I don’t make it more often.

  449. angel says:

    I love me some old fashioned party mix from Thanksgiving on!

  450. Rachel says:

    Caramel rolls are the best, holidays or anytime!

  451. Katie says:

    Potatoes: baked, twice baked, mashed, boiled, garlic mashed :), french fried, herb, even instant mashed!

  452. Kara Boone says:

    I love Thanksgiving my mom’s creamy grape fruit salad. Delicious!!!!! My mouth waters thinking about it yum!

  453. Beth B says:

    I love, love turkey with dressing (that’s what we in the South call stuffing) and gravy. I have a wonderful gravy recipe that has a touch of cognac in it… so delicious. Also, our favorite dessert is Amaretto Breeze with Almond Crescents. Do I have a theme going here? Guess so! Our holidays are always festive!

  454. Krysta says:

    Since Halloween is on my mind, my favorite Halloween treat is a caramel apple! Yum!

  455. Michelle says:

    Definitely my grandmother’s turkey dressing. Oh, just thinking about it makes me so hungry.

  456. tolmanj says:

    homemade gingerbread bagels (shared at home with my family!)

  457. Kirsti says:

    My favorite is Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Frosting!

  458. AMORRIS says:

    It would definitely be my Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Casserole – layers of mashed sweet potatoes, brown sugar and butter blended together with a sugared pecan topping. I could eat it everyday!!

  459. Yvonne says:

    Anise Cookies–a definite memory maker…….

  460. Brittany says:

    My favorite holiday food is pumpkin pie. Nothing beats it.

  461. Marissa says:

    I’ve actually gotten into St. Patrick’s Day food the last couple of years. It’s fun to make everything green! And corned beef with cabbage is gooooood.

  462. Charisse says:

    It would definitely be my mom’s Butter Letter that she makes for Christmas every year. My mouth is watering just thinking about it….

  463. ANYTHING with pumpkin. Pumpkin pancakes. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Pumpkin bread. Pumpkin soup. Pumpkin! Love your blog.

    Pick me! Pick me!

  464. Diane says:

    Almond toffee, but since I haven’t found a recipe to try to make it from yet, I have to eat it from the gift box…otherwise, stuffing with gravy, cranberry orange relish, it’s just not the holidays without them! Thanks for your website and mixer drawing, you’re awesome!

  465. Kara Larson says:

    I can’t say that I have one food, unless you just lump Christmas cookies/candies together.

    Every year starting in December I start baking and make probably 10-15 different kinds of cookies and candy all month long. I hand it out to neighbors and bring it to work to share with everyone. I take requests for favorite cookies and end up making 1-3 batches of some cookies. That is my Favorite Christmas dish…. cookies and candy for friends, neighbors and co workers. It’s my way to spread the Christmas spirit!

  466. Staci says:

    Pumpkin rolls!

  467. Pauletta says:

    I love peanut butter and chocolate fudge at Christmas. Can’t wait till Christmas!

  468. Jenny says:

    How very festive of you!… Thank you for such a great give-away!
    I Love Love Love baking holiday breads–sweet breads are a favorite.

  469. Amanda says:

    I love green bean casserole!!!

  470. Jessica Schmidt says:

    Christmas dinner is a favorite. It is “Arancini” or Rice Balls and we serve it with spicy sausage pasta sauce and lots of parmesan cheese.We only make this dinner on Christmas Day. It comes from my father in laws mother who came from Florecne Italy. It is tradition!

  471. Emily Myers says:

    I found your site by searching for a Pumpkin Roll recipe- so that is my vote for fall food!

  472. Brenda says:

    I love pumpkin cake during this time of the year it is my favorite!! Thanks so much for a chance at a generous giveaway!

  473. candy says:

    Sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie…..The best!

  474. Leesha Jones says:

    Sweet Potato Cassarole πŸ™‚ Soooo yummy! Can’t wait for Thanksgiving!

  475. Amanda says:

    A few years ago I found a recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole. It’s mashed sweet potatoes with a crunchy topping of coconut, pecans, brown sugar, etc. on top. Once we tried it, we haven’t gone back to any other sweet potato recipe for Thanksgiving! It’s by far my favorite dish on Thanksgiving!

  476. Lori says:

    My favorite holiday dish is pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.

  477. Steph says:

    Pumpkin cheesecake – the Cook’s Illustrated recipe. Sooo good.

  478. Michelle says:

    For some reason my comment didn’t post? Let’s try again…Stuffing! I crave my mom’s stuffing all year long!!

  479. Larilyn says:

    Definitely “Turkey Special” sandwiches made the day after Thanksgiving. Fresh turkey, fresh home made cranberry sauce, mayo, and cream cheese…………yummmmmmmmm!

  480. Brooke says:

    Monkey bread – the perfect holiday morning breakfast πŸ™‚

  481. Krystal says:

    Wow! I would LOVE to be picked for this one!!! Favorite holiday food, huh? This is so hard to pick, but I would have to say my mom’s homemade donuts on Halloween…together with hot apple cider and taco soup…yum!

  482. Sunny says:

    Stuffing and cranberry sauce. Love it!

  483. TammyM says:

    I love Eggnog Cake with Caramel sauce!

  484. Analese says:

    Such a fun giveaway! My two favorite holiday foods are my grandma’s brown sugar bottomed rolls and the sticky sweet Chex mix that is so bad for you, but oh so good!!

  485. Amber says:

    My favorite are pumpkin bars.

  486. Nicole says:

    Any holiday where mashed potatoes and gravy are served – especially Thanksgiving!

  487. Jamie Jones says:

    Christmas eggnog

  488. Ann says:

    Melanie I love your web site and tell all my friends about it. My favorite holiday food is an orange or lemon roll (depending on my mood) that I make at Christmas time I give it as gifts . It seems to be enjoyed by a lot of people because they always ask if they get to be on my list.

  489. Sarah says:

    Any kind of seasonal cheesecake! pumpkin..pomagranite…gingerbread… ANY!

  490. Hmmm probably cream cheese pumpkin roll or Christmas sugar cookies!

  491. carol says:

    My friend was telling me today about a recipe called “vegetables in a cloud” sounded soooo yummmy…..I am going to make it for our Thanksgiving dinner this year!

  492. Tami G. says:

    Sweet potatoes carmalized in brown sugar and topped with pecans, homeade pumpking pie with grandma’s die for crust that melts your tastebuds away and delicious rolls that have been baking all morning that let you know it’s thanksgiving.

  493. Becky says:

    I love pecan pie – anytime!

  494. jan says:

    LOVE… LOVE… LOVE my mother in laws sweet potato souflee… its’s the best!

  495. Janssen says:

    Turkey. I know it’s so cliche, but I really do love it so much.

  496. Megan Willis says:

    I love stuffing. But a Christmas ham is also good.

  497. Ashley Savage says:

    Oh, I’m so in. Pick me, please! Just found your website to day, and LOVE it!

  498. Annjeanette says:

    Dutch Apple Pie. And Pumpkin Bread or cookies. Yum!

  499. Christine McBride says:

    My grandma used to make something called “Vinegar Dumplings” that we would have at Thanksgiving. Soooooo different buy YUM!

  500. erinn says:

    hands down my grandma’s pecan brittle… that stuff is amazing. good thing it does only come out at christmas time!

  501. Mary Beth says:

    I love stuffing!!! Yum!

  502. Laura says:

    Baklava during Christmastime. We make 2 different types of cookies for Christmas, this one being my dads favorite to make, and his specialty. Not until he passed away does it mean more to me.

  503. Sheri Nelson says:

    Mine is homemade orange rolls…..yum, yum, yum!

  504. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving – without a doubt. You get all the love of family & food – without any of the Christmas stress:)

  505. Ashley says:

    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, hands down! It finally feels like the holidays when I can smell them baking.

  506. Molly says:

    Having the only granchild/child, Christmas mornings now happen in my little apartment. For the past 7 years, I have made a simple make-ahead breakfast casserole with lots of eggs, hash-brown-style frozen potatoes, cottage and cheddar cheeses, and diced ham, that I adapted from a Betty Crocker cookbook. It’s creamy, hot, tasty goodness, that usually gets served alongside homemade cinnamon rolls. It allows me to focus on my son, sisters, and mom as we gather together, rather than cooking.

  507. Posti4 says:

    My favorite holiday food is strufali(?sp) it is an italian cookie my in laws make for Christmas!

  508. Kim says:

    My mom, my sister and I take a whole Saturday in December every year and make batches and batches and batches of candy. It’s a tradition we started about 8 years ago and I look forward to it every year. The English toffee we make is AMAZING (and definitely my favorite), but the best part is really all the giggling. Love it!

  509. Valerie says:

    I love the stuffing we make for Thanksgiving – homemade cornbread, turkey sausage and apples – to name a few ingredients!

  510. Debbie says:

    White Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies at Christmastime. πŸ™‚

  511. Melanie Gines says:

    I love homemade donuts on Halloween. I think it is a fun tradition.

  512. Katie says:

    Our favorite recipe has been in the family for decades (literally). Nobody can say when or who or how it started.
    It’s a Yam and Apple casserole that is to die for. We have it every Thanksgiving, and we always make LOADS of the stuff, just so we can have it for leftovers for the next week. The leftover turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes might get tossed, but the Yam and Apple casserole gets eaten WAY before anything else.
    We recently figured out that it’s not so bad as a breakfast item either!

  513. Laura Tanner says:

    Definitely my mom’s sage dressing. It’s so simple, but I could eat it every day!!

  514. Suzee Anderson says:

    Totally love Halloween!!! But my favorite holiday meal is Christmas Breakfast mush!

  515. Holly F. says:

    Mmmmmm, Thanksgiving food. I’m all about the leftovers.

  516. Robyn says:

    My favorite holiday food is my Mom’s Pecan Log. No wait, it’s her banana cream pie. Or maybe it’s her stuffing! Or Monkey bread (which is not a sweet dessert recipe). Yum- they are all fabulous!

  517. Sarah Ehmke says:

    Spiral sliced ham and cheesy (funeral) potatoes! Yum!

  518. Heather Sypher says:

    I would have to say my favorite holiday treat is tangy orange balls at Christmas. It’s one of those random things that no one’s ever heard of, but my mom made them every Christmas and I always looked forward to them as a kid. Mor sentimental than anything, I guess, but that’s what the holidays are all about!

  519. KathyC says:

    Stuffing with lots of gravy! I even put gravy on warm buttered rolls! πŸ™‚

  520. Jen Jen says:

    My Grandma makes these “Thunder Thigh” bars (her name for them, not mine.) They are a combination chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut, sweetened condensed milk, pecans, and brownie batter. You eat them and it goes straight to your thighs…hence the thunder part. πŸ™‚

  521. It’s got to be sweet potato casserole with struesel pecan topping. My sister-in-law made it last year for Thanksgiving and I have been craving it ever since. It has replaced pumpkin pie as my favorite thing about Thanksgiving and that is hard to do!

  522. Gabrielle says:

    Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies…YUM!!

  523. Carolyn Mackley says:

    I absolutely LOVE the pumpkin cheesecake that has been part of our Christmas tradition for as long as I can remember. πŸ™‚ I also love my mom’s incredible spice cookies that she won’t share her secret to until I’m ‘a mommy myself’. πŸ˜‰

  524. Crystal says:

    My favorite is Grandma Tandy’s sorgum cookies!

  525. Linda M says:

    My favorite would have to be Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. I love making them and putting extra’s in the freezer for the kids lunch. I love making them any time of the year because they remind me of the holidays.

  526. Kathy says:

    Sweet potato casserole on Thanksgiving!

  527. Amy says:

    Pumpkin Roll…no doubt about it!

  528. LaVon says:

    My favorite is desserts with all the holidays! This is a great giveaway! Thank you!

  529. Carole says:

    I’d have to say my mother-in-law’s Turkey Tureen Soup. Always served the day after Thanksgiving.

  530. erinhudd says:

    Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings….turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole, and an assortment of pies!

  531. Kristi says:

    PUMPKIN ROLL!!!!! Loooooove it!

  532. Wendy says:

    My all time favorite holiday food is my mom’s pumpkin cookies with caramel frosting. It is to die for and just writing this makes me want to go make some!

  533. Jessica says:

    My favorite is Candied Yams at Thanksgiving. We wrap them around a marshmallow and make a caramel sauce to go over them. I look forward to it all year!

  534. Brittny says:

    My favorite is pumpkin cheesecake! I could eat it any time of the year.

  535. Dru says:

    My favorite food for Thanksgiving and Christmas is a Raw Cranberry Salad. (ground cranberries, sugar, pineapple, marshmallows, nuts, whipped cream) makes a lot but it also freezes well.

  536. Turkey with homemade cranberry sauce in Christmas

  537. Caroline says:

    Favorite holiday food?? There’s so many! Probably my sister in laws Sweet, Sweet Potatoes at Thanksgiving (think sweetened condensed milk!)

  538. Karen says:

    Sugar cookies, hands down! Love them for EVERY holiday (and the bonus is, they make ANY DAY a holiday!).

  539. Laura Donvito says:

    I am feelign like spinach artichoke dip!!

  540. lisa says:

    Our biggest tradition is the chocolate birthday cake with cream cheese icing complete with vanilla ice cream. Sounds so simple, I know….but- YUM!

  541. Amanda says:

    A Cherry Braid-braided delicious bread with cherry filling in the middle and icing on top.

  542. Kathy says:

    Since today is Canadian Thanksgiving, I really have to vote for one of our family’s favorites, Butter Tarts!

  543. Marion says:

    My favorite is a stuffing recipe from Bon Appetit from the early 90s. It has italian sausage, granny smith apples, rosemary and mushrooms. Delicious!

  544. Leslie says:

    my husband’s family’s cranberry salad

  545. PottsFam says:

    I love, love, love, sweet potatoes with marshmallows. Only make them at Thanksgiving because no one likes them but me!

  546. Andrea says:

    My favorite holiday food is Baklava (sp?) Love it!!

  547. Sarah says:

    Any kind of pie!

  548. Heather says:

    apple pie with a crisp topping!

  549. kathie says:

    Eggnog! With brandy!! Also, a traditional turkey dinner: stuffing, mashed pototoes, sweet potatoes with butter, cinnamon and pecans, gravy, and pumpkin pie. Yummmmm.

  550. Lisa E says:

    What the?!? You’re serious? Well then, I would choose Pumpkin Roll with cream cheese frosting. Really anything with cream cheese, but I do get excited for fall so I can make a pumpkin roll repeatedly. And then devour it.

  551. Hollie says:

    My mom’s side of the family uses their Italian heritage and makes their traditional homemade lasagna with meatballs and sausage for our Christmas dinner every year. Mmm … mmm … I love it!

  552. Kim says:

    Overall, I’d have to say pumpkin pie and stuffing! However you’ve given me a lot of new recipes to try too!

  553. Jessica says:

    Wowzers, it’s amazing how a giveaway will boost your comments! πŸ˜‰ My mom is the queen of rolls and it is no holiday if they are not on the table. If I won I would give the Bosch to my mom, her’s is pretty old and she deserves a new one for all of the things she does for me. Thanks for the chance, Mel! You’re wonderful!

  554. Melanie says:

    A recent favorite of mine is gingerbread pancakes served with homemade apple butter. They are so fragrant and delicious!

  555. Rachel says:

    Ooooooh! Tough question but I’ll have to go with pumpkin spice cake!

  556. Gwyn says:

    Christmas cookies and/or candies!!!

  557. Natalie Lambert says:

    I would have to go with my mother’s artichoke dip. It will clog your arteries faster than you can say ho ho ho but man what a way to go!

  558. April Jolley says:

    Thanksgiving Lion House rolls! YUM!

  559. Melodie says:

    I love pumpkin pie!

  560. Heather says:

    Stuffing! I don’t know why I don’t eat it all year round.

  561. stephanie says:

    My grandma’s Broken Glass Torte. She still makes it every Christmas just for me… after she has made dinner and other desserts for thirty… and she is 90!

  562. Granny Jacque says:

    I love pumpkin pie the most, but any pie would do….especially the bottom crusts! Crazy huh?

  563. jenni says:

    sweet potatoes! my favorite!!! Thats the thing I look forward to most on Thanksgiving.

  564. Amie says:

    As of last year I have a new favorite holiday food. We started a new Christmas breakfast tradition with breakfast casserole, strawberries and cream, and homemade cinnamon rolls……..all presented on a nicely set table. A new Bosch would make those cinnamon rolls taste so much better!

  565. Debbie says:

    Oh, that is tough. And there are too many comments here already, but I so want a Bosch (my Kitchenaid just can’t handle making bread on a regular basis and groans at me every time I think about it). I just can’t afford one right now. So hopefully I will just get lucky :).
    My favorite holiday food is probably pumpkin rolls. I love those. I have only made them once, but I love, love, love them. But I love a lot of holiday food – pecan pie, caramel apples, breakfast venison steaks. So those are all top contenders too.

  566. kim says:

    We do fondue for New Years and I love it! It’s so yummy and so versatile–and so fun to do with a group!

  567. Shanna says:

    My favorite things to make are:
    Candy Corn Snack Mix
    Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
    Cranberry Cream Cheese Appetizer
    Crustless Cranberry Pie

    and I always look forward to pumpkin muffins, my dad’s banana cream pie, my mom’s x-mas breakfast, and pumkin spice chais from Starbucks.

  568. kim says:

    We do fondue for New Years and I love it! It’s so yummy and so versatile–and so fun to do with a group

  569. Cindy P says:

    I couldn’t get along without a pumpkin roll! Yum!!

  570. Sara says:

    Now that I’ve sat here thinking for 10 minutes, I’m gonna have to go with my mother-in-laws pecan logs. She makes the smoothest fondant in the world!

  571. Jaimie says:

    I love all the fun appetizers and treats at Christmas partys.

  572. Brooke says:

    I love cinnamon rolls for Christmas breakfast and any breakfast for that matter!

  573. Amy says:

    My favorite holiday food is stuffing at Thanksgiving. It reminds me of the kind my Grandma made when I was little.

  574. JClark says:

    I would have to say stuffing and pumpkin pie!

  575. Stephanie says:

    I have a lot of favorites so it is hard to choose just one (so I might have to choose 2) – one is a pecan cream cheese pie and another favorite is a frozen cranberry salad we made every Thanksgiving.

  576. Michele Robinson says:

    I love chocolate chip pumkin bread or make it into cookies. Really anything pumkin and chocolate!

  577. Lisha Hoopes says:

    My favorite holiday food is Dixie Salad. We only have it once a year on Thanksgiving. I am not even sure if there is a true recipe for it. It’s basically made of fruit, nuts, pomegranites, and real whipping cream. It’s sooo yummy. The best part is, that it reminds me of HOME! Many people in southern Utah no what it is, but outside of Utah, it means nothing.

  578. Kimberly N says:

    We absolutely LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! your recipes. I have a binder full of our favorites. Our latest favorite is the Slow cooker BBQ Roast. My kids call it Root Beer Roast. And it requested weekly. Thanks:)

    As for my favorite Holiday dish….I would have to say Swet Potatoe Casserole. I am not allowed at Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner without it. It has to make an appearance even if I don’t. It is a huge hit everywhere!

  579. I have to have sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving. I love them! and can eat an entire plate full πŸ™‚

  580. Pete says:

    I’d have to go with bran muffins for Christmas breakfast. They are amazingly good right out of the oven (and healthy too). Thanks for all your ideas, your blog helps to inspire a lot of creativity in my own kitchen.

  581. Rachel says:

    HMM theres just so many to choose from! But i would have to pick my home made cream puffs with sliced dark chocolate covered strawberries!!! I love making these on halloween and bringing them to parties!

  582. Stephanie says:

    My favorite holiday dish would have to be a peppermint cake. Its something a friend of mine makes with candy canes. its delicious and definitely gets me in the Christmas mood!!

  583. Kjersti says:

    My family and I go to my parents house every Halloween weekend and my mom always makes us homemade Goulash. Mostly everything in it is homemade and it is to die for! By far my favorite dish EVER!

    Thanks for doing this giveaways (I could definitely use one of these!) and have fun reading 1,144 comments!

  584. Amber Kraus says:

    There is no possible way that I can narrow it down to just one thing! I LOVE FOOD!! Ok my all time favorite is pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! Oh I so hope I win! I would love a BOSCH!!

  585. Kerstin says:

    I love my great great grandmothers sweet potato souffle!

  586. Candace Wilson says:

    I love homemade donuts and chili around Halloween, it is a tradition at our house!

  587. Ann Walker says:

    I love the two-hour turkey, and I also love scalloped potatoes with gruyere cheese on them. I’m hungry now!!

  588. Sara says:

    My moms stuffing from in the bird. MMMmmm makes my mouth water just thinking about it!

  589. Melanie C says:

    definitely my mom’s stuffing!!! VERY moist, not the dry baked kind, with lots of sage and hard boiled eggs. MY FAVORITE!!!

  590. Kelly says:

    I would have to say my mom’s PUMPKIN ROLL! It is so yummy, my mouth is watering now as I type this! πŸ™‚ It’s great @ Halloween and Thanksgiving.

  591. Jannifer says:

    This is so hard but probably my mom’s fried chicken, mashed potatoes and milk gravy. -We usually have this around the holiday’s when family is in town!

  592. Essa says:

    Favorite holiday food? Homemade beef stroganoff for Xmas. Nontraditional, you bet.

  593. Emilee says:

    My favorite holiday treat is definitely pumpkin bread. Ummmm, it’s warmy goodness on a cold chilly day just makes everyone happy!

  594. Cheri says:

    I’ve been wanting one of these! It’s a toss up between 7 layer dip for New Year’s Eve party, or homemade donuts on Halloween!

  595. Kimberly says:

    For me it is gingerbread… I love warm gingerbread during the Christmas holidays and gingerbread boys and girls just make me smile…right before I bite their little heads off! The funny thing is that I only like this in the winter!

  596. brandy anderson says:

    I loooove your new favorite cinnamon roll recipe, but I still like your pudding cinnamon roll recipe too!!!

  597. Christy says:

    Today’s my birthday too! I LIVE for the rolls on Thanksgiving and Christmas. I eat them like candy…yummmm.

  598. Tara says:

    I look forward to making apple pie caramel apples each Fall.

  599. Well I would have to say Halloween desserts. I love anything Pumpkin, if I had to narrow it down I would say Pumpkin doughnuts! They are the bomb and I make them every year.

  600. Lindsey says:

    first off my mother has a bosch and i have always envied it.

    my favorite holiday food isn’t really a food it is a drink. i love steamed milk with nutmeg,creamer,clove,cinnamon we call it snowman mix. or warm apple cider or hot chocolate. i am from az, so cozying up to a warm drink when it is 90+ degrees outside is not awesome

  601. Amber says:

    Cream Cheese Pumpkin Rolls!

  602. Jennifer says:

    I would have to say pumpkin bread. I love it all fall long and often give mini loaves of it as gifts to guests. It is great for fall and winter in Wisconsin!

  603. Emmy says:

    My fav. holiday food would have to be turkey…,my husband doesn’t like it, so I only get it twice a year, thanksgiving and Christmas. πŸ™‚ So many favs though!!! Coming in a close 2nd would have to be my moms butterscotch sugar cookies we always make for Christmas….oh yum.
    I’ve never commented before, but I look at your blog almost everyday and have been trying all your recipes! Thanks for using less-expensive, more realistic ingredients for the average cook.

  604. Chumasmom says:

    My mom’s fruit cookies or her fruitcake (moistened with a shot of Wild Turkey). Yum!

  605. Renee says:

    cream cheese pumpkin pie… yum!!

  606. Luci H says:

    Oh my! This is exciting…thinking about my favorite food, not the bosch give away…ok I’m lying. They are both exciting. I love my father-in-law’s stuffing and my homemade cranberry sauce. I am lucky because I’m married to a Canadian, so we get TWO Thanksgiving dinners. Happy Canadian T-Giving!

  607. Emily says:

    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies-yum!!!

  608. shaela winsor says:

    I love rolls!!!!!! Nothing tastes better on a cold wintery day then hot homemade rolls. Ohhh, and nothing smells better.
    And boy could I use that bosch to make them in!

  609. Mia says:

    spiced pecans…so good, so simple, and evokes such wonderful memories of Christmas!

  610. Mindy Bryn says:

    We have this every Thanksgiving at my mother-n-law’s and it’s awesome! Its a carrot side dish. Basically it’s very similar to the classic ‘sweet potato casserole’ dish that everyone has but instead you use carrots. Its divine!!! Her theory is that with regular mashed potatoes and sweet potato’s it’s too many starches for diner so she made this dish up. Funny thing is some of the kids never knew it was carrots – thought it was sweet potato’s for years. If your interested in the recipe I’d be more than happy to share (haven’t blogged about it yet!). Just shoot me an email – your family will love it – I promise!

  611. Camille says:

    I love all things pumpkin – except pumpkin pie – weird huh!

  612. Lynda Y. says:

    My favorite holiday food would definitely be my Grandma Betty’s homemade flour tortillas. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Easter….wouldn’t be complete without them. We could smell them cooking on the griddle as we walked up her front porch steps.
    Grandma Betty passed away a few years ago but my Aunt, my sister and I carry on the tradition for the rest of the family. Warm, thick, flour tortillas right off the griddle. Yummmmm.

  613. Jen says:

    Come fall I love all things pumpkin. My favorite has to be pumpkin chocolate chip bars with cream cheese frosting!

  614. Jennifer N says:

    I love pumpkin rolls during the holidays. I just think they bring in the season.

  615. Tiffany says:

    Pumpkin Pie, delicious!

  616. sara says:

    Homemade caramels are my fave!

  617. Shannon Woodberry says:

    Hmmm…..grandma’s Swedish Kringle: generally a Christmas special, but really whenever I miss her. Yum!!!! Never mind the amount of butter and eggs…:) My mom’s Chocolate Chow Mein Noodle candies and Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie are a close second. I’m a sucker for the sweets!!!

  618. Christina says:

    Jack-o-latern sugar cookies decorated with candy!

  619. Cathy A says:

    Any food made for Thanksgiving. Stuffing, Turkey, Sweet Potatoes, etc.

  620. Sue says:

    My favorite meal is Thanksgiving. I love the turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, the wild rice dish that a friend makes, the homemade yeast rolls, and best of all, my favorite pecan pie. Most of these I only get to taste once a year, but if I have to just list one, then it’s got to be the homemade pecan pie. It’s been my number one favorite dessert ever since I was a child, a gazillion years ago.

  621. Joy E says:

    My future husband’s holiday season kicks off in september and runs through february (football season). He has friends over every weekend to watch the games downstairs. Although I have never been a fan of inviting groups of people over, this crew have become my taste testers for all of my crazy new recipes and I get the challenge to out do myself each week.
    one of my first attempts was pomegranate guacamole. This has become everyones new favorite. Because of the red and green this will definitely be a new addition to the holiday table.

  622. Jacqueline Taylor says:

    I would have to say, that French Apple pie is my favorite holdiay treat.

  623. Pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting.

  624. Lisa L says:

    Homemade pecae pie πŸ™‚

  625. heather Imlay says:

    I LOVE FUDGE!!! I make enough to freeze and then I can have a piece a day for many days to come!!!

  626. Kim S. says:

    My Mom makes a pumpkin cream cheese roll (actually several of them) for Thanksgiving. This is a relatively new addition to our Thanksgiving recipe arsenal, but a keeper! Oh, and my mother-in-law’s sausage stuffing is excellent too!

  627. Norah B says:

    There is so much holiday food that I love that’s its had to pick just one. I guess if I had to pick one thing its the sugar cookies (Martha Stewart recipe) that are so rich but so delicious. I only make them at Christmas time cause I’m sure each one had about 500 calories in them. I also love using a cream cheese frosting on them.

  628. Amy says:

    So many! Since we moved I have become an avid baker thanks to your recipes! I love to make the lion house rolls. They are absolutely delish warm with a little butter and are also fantastic with turkey and cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving leftovers. It is the only time of the year I look forward to leftovers!

  629. Jacque says:

    There is just something about yummy cinnamon rolls on Christmas momring. Mmmmm. I love the holidays….what is there not to love?

  630. I love pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with cream cheese frosting for the Fall, and especially Halloween!

  631. Holly says:

    My favorite Thanksgiving foods are sweet potato casserole and good ‘ole pumpkin pie.

  632. Kassie Kulb says:

    I live for pumpkin bread. I can’t tell you how many loaves/cakes/cupcakes I make in a year!

  633. Karen says:

    Oh goodness. I’m not sure I can choose just ONE!!! Tie between the Thanksgiving Day stuffing and the Christmas Day yorkshire pudding. And then, there’s all those pies. And Christmas cookies. And Christmas morning cinnamon rolls. Yum. *drool*

  634. Lesley says:

    Mmmm, I love cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning, I will go with that but it really isn’t easy to narrow it down.

  635. Wendy says:

    Pecan Pie with loads of freshly whipped cream!

  636. Shante says:

    Pumpkin pie…oh and my Grandmother’s rolls…my 2 favorite Holiday foods ever!

  637. Sarah Olsen says:

    The holidays remind me of cinnamon rolls and sugar cookies. I love your blog.

  638. Jenn says:

    Pumpkin Bread. Yum, Yum, and Yum.

  639. Lani says:

    I’m with you Mel that I can’t decide on a favorite of all favorites. Definitely my fudge (that is the best!), and well then there is the toffee too, and my holiday cranberry salad, and , and, and!!!

  640. Kim Hansen says:

    My favorite is grandma’s yams with brown sugar….mmmmm, I can’t wait for Thanksgiving. Thank you for the great recipes we always enjoy from your site.

  641. jamiej says:

    my favorite has to be Christmas..

  642. Jenny says:

    Breakfast bread! A Christmas morning tradition!

  643. Julianne says:

    Fresh cranberry sauce! YUM

  644. Tracey says:

    I would have to say TURKEY!!! …and homemade rolls at Thanksgiving. Leftover turkey sandwiches, with a little bit of everything on them, are the best!

  645. OH MY CUPCAKES! OMC! I have never even seen anything like this. I am new in this foodblogging, and I am hoping to go into my own food truck biz soon. I need a very serious surgery so will hold onto the nice positive future of food, and meeting so many wonderful people online, we all have food in common, and this makes for a very satisfying community of foodbloggers.
    To the issue, I love all the holidays. I never take down my Christmas tree because when we are in hard times we have this beautiful reminder and sparkly lights to boost our spirits up, and our family and friends would be devastated if I removed it.
    Green bean casserole, and a prime rib with all the trimmings. Also cornish hens with wild rice and mushroom stuffing. If it is pinon season we put some of them in. And last but not least dessert, homemade cheesecake, and lots of fun breads, and cookies. Yes indeedy would love to Bosch my holiday treats. Thanks and HAPPY HALLOWEEN! MAY THE PUMPKINS BE WITH YA ALL. KERBE

  646. Jana says:

    Would LOVE a Bosch!!!!! Hoping, hoping, hoping!!!

  647. Julie says:

    Hmm, just one, could be tough. But I love anything with pumpkin so pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are one of my favs.

  648. Michaela says:

    Turkey! I love hot fresh turkey straight from the oven, but I think I love the left overs on sandwiches even more! I always look forward to lots and lots of leftover turkey πŸ™‚

  649. Marlene says:

    Favorite holiday food would have to be homemade rolls right out of the oven with real butter!!! Yummmm!!

  650. Courtney says:

    I am always a huge fan on the corn casserole my mom makes on Thanksgiving. But of course pecan pie is my favorite!

  651. Evonne Wallace says:

    Mmmmm….I’m going to have to go with monkey bread. Or my mom’s apple pie.

  652. Colette says:

    Orange Rolls–Light as air and spun with a bit of sweetened orange butter. Every time I make them, I promise myself I am going to make them more often, but before I know it, it’s Thanksgiving again!

  653. Amanda says:

    Stuffing. Hands down. I like to change it up a little by adding chopped apples and pecans. But even plain jane stuffing is a can’t miss holiday food!

  654. Keri says:

    I love Thanksgiving. We have this yam sweet potato recipe that has this delish nut and brown sugar topping that is to die for!

  655. Jenny says:

    Thanksgiving, hands down.

  656. Stacy says:

    My mom always made curried fruit for me for Thanksgiving and Christmas, even though I was the only one who liked it!

  657. Marie says:

    I love biscuits and gravy Christmas morning.

  658. Tara says:

    Quick and easy sticky buns on Christmas morning. YUM!

  659. My favorite thanksgiving treat is pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

  660. Crystal says:

    Stuffing! I look forward to it all year. (Why don’t I just make it at other times?!) So yummy. It is hard to decide though the holidays are filled with a never ending variety of delicious food!

  661. Ashley Wood says:

    Wow!! What a sweet giveaway. My favorite holiday food is curry on Christmas night. Weird tradition I know, but it is delicious. Also I love homemade crepes with peach sauce Christmas morning.

  662. Ken says:

    My sweet potato casserole.

  663. Amy Webber says:

    My Mom’s Waldorf Red Cake with Buttercream Frosting, but more than the cake, I love being together with family for holidays and celebrations.

  664. Kerri says:

    Oh … how do I choose? It would have to be my mom’s entire Christmas Turkey Dinner … wait, my favorite food … STUFFING. No, it would be pie. No, it would be the turkey and gravy. Aahhhh, ok – stuffing it is. Whew, that was hard! πŸ™‚

  665. Jenny says:

    I look forward to orange cranberry cookies every year!

  666. amy says:

    love mashed potatoes on thanksgiving!

  667. Jenna Davis says:

    My favorite holiday is hard to pick because I love it all, but something I can never say no to is pumpkin brownies with white chocolate chips, oh yeah!

  668. Amber says:

    Oh it is so hard to choose but I would have to say anything pumpkin but pumpkin pie I could eat everyday!

  669. Tara says:

    Definitely stuffing. But not just any stuffing. My mother’s stuffing. I make it myself, and it’s good, but when she makes it, it’s MUCH better! Haven’t had hers in years now, but I can conjure up the taste pretty much any time!

  670. Tiffani says:

    My favorite holiday food? Do I have to choose? Pretty much anything with Pumpkin does me in.

    I have a Bosch and I absolutely love it, but this would make one fantastic gift!!

  671. Niky says:

    Did you know that the average person puts on about 8-10 pounds over the holiday season? You realize this epidemic is in part due to people like you who are in love with food making machines! I have a confession to make…I am in love with all kinds of food making machines! Do they provide counseling for this type of addiction…
    Halloween gets me every year. We have chili and cornbread to warm up before venturing out with the ghosts and goblins. Then we return home and need to warm up again with hot cocoa and donuts…and of course I need to examine my children’s candy and do a taste test to make sure it is suitable for them to partake ; )

  672. Christi says:

    My favorite would definitely be buttermilk pie!

  673. Holly says:

    Homemade orange rolls are a Thanksgiving must!!

  674. Kate says:

    My favorite is my Great Grandma’s recipe for molasses crinkles…. or possibly my mom’s cream cheese pumpkin roll. mmmm!

  675. Erin says:

    I love roasted turkey and mashed potatoes. Especially for Thanksgiving. And again for Christmas if I can get away with it.

  676. Kim says:

    Okay so my chances of winning are pretty slim but I still got to try, my mom had a Bosch that I used when I was learning to bake and I loved it!! I would love to have one, can’t afford one!
    My favorite holiday food is turkey, we usually only have it during the holiday season and I really love it, fresh on the day of, in turkey sandwhiches, turkey soup, yum!!!

  677. Annika says:

    Anything pumpkin. I just bought 14 cans of it at the grocery store today!!!!!!!!

  678. Adena R Jensen says:

    For Sure Thanksgiving ever since i was about 7 i’ve slept at my Grandmothers and help her with the big feast. i love this Tradition and i hope to one day be able to to this with my own grandaughters. But not anytime soon my baby is only 1…..ha ha. my grandmother taught me how to make rolls so this is one of the many things we to together for thanksgiving dinner so this would be a fabulous win for me.

  679. Kelly Lundy says:

    I love all foods Thanksgiving. Yum!!!

  680. Lucy says:

    My favorite holiday food is probably homemade rolls. The smell of yeast dough rising and fresh baked rolls is one of my favorites.
    You are so kind to do a Bosch giveaway. (Reading your blog has caused me to start saving up for one.)
    Thank you and hooray for the beginning of the holiday season!

  681. Becky Howlett says:

    We have Prime Rib for Christmas every year!!

  682. Stacie says:

    Your white velvet sugar cookies for valentines day have become a family tradition! YUM!

  683. suzie says:

    My favorite is pretty boring, just plain old fashioned herb stuffing!! With gravy please!!

  684. Peggy says:

    It would have to be the crescent shaped dinner rolls I make for every special family dinner. Been making them for 30 years with my trusty Bosch. I couldn’t live without it either, but I’d sure love an update and I know my daughter-in-law would be happy to inherit mine. I’m an old cook but I love trying new things and your website is just the thing. Love it!

  685. Brigette says:

    gotta go with the pumpkin cheesecake pie!

  686. Susan Eardley says:

    Hands down, has to be pumpkin cheesecake that I always make for Christmas. Who doesn’t love cheesecake?

  687. Amy Maires says:

    I love caramel ANYTHING! Which recipes usually start showing up at Halloween and go all the way through New years!

  688. Michelle says:

    Wow. I’m at a loss. Too many to narrow down! Ummm…how about peanut butter balls, fudge, cornbread stuffing with craisins, sausage and pecans, pecan and pumpkin pie, GINGERBREAD, garlic and green olive dip, orange rolls, the list goes on and on and on……this is making me excited for the holidays!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  689. Lisa says:

    I change my mind daily, but right now I’m thinking my favorite is Thanksgiving/Christmas morning hoeur d’evours– while we’re smelling the wafts of juicy turkey cooking and waiting in anticipation. Some of my favorites would have to be pepper jelly on cream cheese served with crackers, or grandma’s homemade emerald green sweet pickles! YUM!

    After the Thanksgiving or Christmas feast I also LOVE to eat my mom’s turkey rolls. The BEST way to use turkey leftovers– sometimes I just make them with chicken to have all year round. Turkey, mushrooms, herb cream cheese, rolled in crescent roll dough, rolled in butter, rolled in mashed stuffing mix and spices, rolled in nuts, and baked. Then.. as if that wasn’t decadent enough, serve it with cranberry sauce and a little gravy.. ahhhhh!!

  690. Julie Williams says:

    My fav holiday food is egg nog with shortbread cookies.

  691. Julie says:

    So hard to pick, gotta be the pumpkin pie!

  692. nicole says:

    pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Make them every year around halloween and Thanksgiving.

  693. Vicki Edgington says:

    It has got to be Sweet Potatoe Casserole!! It is so beyond not healthy, but is a family favorite. I even double the topping because it is so good and if you’re going to do it, you might as well go all out!! I go to the Bosch store at least once a month just to drool over the mixers!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your recipes!! Thanks for making my food taste so good!!

  694. Heidi says:

    I always look forward to my Mom’s yummy
    Crab Ball on Christmas Day.

  695. Krissy says:

    My sister -in-laws delicious orange rolls smothered in orange glaze. Wow, they are to die for. We ask her to make them almost every holiday in the fall and winter. I eat them til I can’t eat any more!

  696. Stephanie says:

    I love Thanksgiving foods!

  697. Kennedy says:

    My Mom’s Scottish Sausage Rolls every New Years Eve. Can’t Wait!

  698. amy Ellsworth says:

    Mine is dinner in a pumpkin. Every October, I make this dish. Simply, clean out a pumpkin, remove seeds, and then fill with rice which has cream of mushroom soup, ground hamburger, water chestnuts, celery, and more. I can give you complete recipe if interested. It is fabulous, and you can eat the pumpkin meat like squash with it.

  699. Susan says:

    Pumpkin anything!!
    mmmm πŸ™‚

  700. Makelle says:

    My favorite food is stuffed mushrooms we always have at Thanksgiving. I look forward to them and should make quadrauble the amount I usually do.

  701. Jeannine Q says:

    I love apple butterscoth bread

  702. Suburban Prep says:

    I love pumpkin crisp at Thanksgiving.

  703. Shanna says:

    Cranberry salsa over cream cheese is one of my new favorites as well as our Christmas Eve traditional Beef Dip (deli beef, cream cheese, sour cream, etc.)

  704. llinsley says:

    My favorite holiday is Christmas my granddaughter and I always work together making cookies for gifts and family gatherings. My favorite food for Christmas has to be my homemade stuffing. My granddaughter loves pumpkin pie and could eat a whole one by herself.

  705. Lisa says:

    Home made Christmas candy, especially my mother in laws or my grandmothers’ fudge with walnuts – both are irresistible!

  706. Heather says:

    Pumpkin cookies, hands down! (or pumpkin brownies…. pretty much, anything pumpkin!!)

  707. Bethany says:

    My favorite holiday food is definitely my mom’s Christmas fudge {which would be so much easier to make with this Bosch!!! I seriously have been trying to figure out a way to afford one so I don’t have to mix the fudge by hand with a wooden spoon anymore. So. Difficult.}.

    I definitely have my fingers and toes crossed for this one! Thank you for the chance!

  708. Ivette says:

    I think my favorite would have to be Baklava!

  709. Claudia says:

    Thanksgiving Dinner! Turkey, mashed potatoes, bread and of course dessert!

  710. Rachel Adams says:

    I love Tomales for Christmas Eve. Something about it just works so well.

  711. Holly Casper says:

    My favorite holiday food is Eggs Golden Rod… It is a creamy white sauce with diced up hard-boiled eggs mixed in served over hot toast! We eat this every Easter and Christmas morning! Only half of us have been able to keep the tradition alive with our own families now and I am one of the lucky ones whose family loves it too πŸ™‚

  712. Sarah says:

    Pick me! Pick me!! πŸ™‚ Anything with pumpkin…pumpkin bars, pumpkin roll, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pie. You get my drift… πŸ™‚

  713. Megan says:

    Homemade whole wheat bread…it makes any day like a holiday but especially good on Halloween night with soup!

  714. Tisha says:

    I would have to see my Granny’s sweet potatoe pie! OMG it is so good! I can’t duplicate the recipe, and believe me, I have tried.

  715. I LOVE anything with pumpkin in it – pumpkin rolls, cookies, cheesecake – ANYTHING!

  716. Adrienne says:

    I love all things pumpkin: cookies, bread, muffins, cake….

  717. Brandi says:

    Mmmmm…so many to choose from. My family makes a to die for corn casserole…stuffed with sweet corn and gooey jack cheese goodness. It’s Holiday heaven!

  718. Kelsey says:

    I LOVE anything Pumpking. I also LOVE sweet potato anything- casserole, pie, salad. You name it, I love it.

  719. Amy says:

    Ok, this may seem lame.. but I seriously love homemade mashed potatoes with the yummy turkey gravy. Rarely do we have mashed potatoes because it takes too long with some real homemade gravy (no packets!)

  720. Linda O says:

    So hard for me to pick which is my favorite! However, I will go with my favorite Christmas cookie my family makes every year……Kolachkies!
    There are a lot of different variations for these cookies but I have yet to taste one that is better than my families receipe. It has been handed down for generation to generation.

  721. Tenay Hill says:

    So many choices. I love stuffing and my Mom’s Rolls at Thanksgiving and Fudge…lots of fudge at Christmas. Yum. I can’t wait!

  722. My favorite holiday food is the Buttermilk Scones with honey butter I make on Christmas morning.

  723. Valerie says:

    My favorite holiday food is fresh homemade rolls. Warm homemade rolls with homemade honey butter or cran-raspberry butter can make any day seem like a holiday!

  724. Toni says:

    My favorite would have to be the hand rolled raviolis I make for Christmas Eve dinner. Oh, and the Harvest Pear Salad we have with it!

  725. Chibi Jeebs says:

    The pumpkin pie (read: vehicle with which to put whipped cream in my pie hole) that comes with Thanksgiving. πŸ™‚

  726. Janene says:

    Homemade donuts on Halloween night — handed out to all the neighbors and their children.

  727. Becky Loyd says:

    My family is Norwegian and we would always have Lefsa at Christmas time! My Mom has a bosch and made so many great things in it when I was growing up. I’d like to think I would be a better cook/baker like she is if I had one. One could wish anyway. πŸ™‚

  728. Kortney Terry says:

    Homemade chicken noodle soup over mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving! And all the sweet yummies for Christmas. Cinnamon rolls, caramels, fudge! I love holidays!!!! I love Bosch! Pick me pick me!!

  729. Charisse says:

    I totally go ga-ga for thanksgiving turkey and cranberry sauce. My absolute favorite thing is to make a turkey, cranberry (with a little mayo) sandwich the next day after thanksgiving. Sometimes, I even make an extra turkey just to have more sandwich meat!

  730. Noelle Tomco says:

    My favorite holiday food is definitely anything warm and gooey. For some reason i let myself eat things all winter long that i try to steer away from the rest of the year; pies, cakes, cinnamon rolls, stuffing, brownies, rolls, etc. bring them on.

  731. Natalie says:

    Christmas and anything chocolate!!!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  732. Shiloh says:

    My grandmas famous stuffing!! YUM! YUm!

  733. Marissa says:

    My moms rolls!! What would the holidays be without them :)!

  734. Jenny O says:

    Most Definitely Stuffing.

  735. Sara says:

    Pumpkin pie.
    Butternut squash and apple soup.
    Rice pudding.

  736. Heidi says:

    Oh I love holiday food!
    any thing pumpkiny ( is that a word?)
    Probably upside down pumpkin cake!!

  737. Gretchen says:

    The assortment of Christmas cookies waiting for us when we arrive at my parents house. Snickerdoodles, pizzelles, chocolate chip… oh Christmas, hurry up and get here!

  738. Mandy K says:

    My grandmas cheeseball recipe tops the list!!!

  739. Kali says:

    I was having a hard time deciding, until I thought about my Grandmother’s Banana Cream Pie. No other pie (banana cream or otherwise) can compare. Thanksgiving isn’t complete without it.

  740. Tracy says:

    Grilling on the 4th of July, mouth watering, fall off the bone Ribs.

  741. Cheryl says:

    My favorite Xmas cookies would have to be Cane Cookies. I love them frozen.

  742. Karen Minehart says:

    Stuffing at Thanksgiving…..YUMMY!!

  743. Ashley says:

    Yammy apples of course!

  744. Emily says:

    Definitely mashed potatoes! With lots of gravy.

  745. Lisa Holmgren says:

    Creamies! I’m not sure of the real name that’s just what we call them. Little creamy candies with a walnut on top!

  746. Katie says:

    Oh wow! I am so excited!! Gotta love a yummy pumpkin roll anytime during the Holidays! Ok, maybe more than one time.

  747. Whitney Wilding says:

    I have to go with candied yams. I only eat them once a year at Thanksgiving because I allow myself to splurge on such a decadent side like that on Thanksgiving!

  748. Pam says:

    Ahhh at Thanksgiving I love Sweet Potatoes! Any style!

  749. Dorean says:

    Pumpkin bread!! Oh and something that isn’t technically “homemade” – Peppermint Bark from Costco – heaven!

  750. Shari says:

    I love pumpkin pie and I love this pretzel, raspberry dessert thing…it’s amazing. Thanks for the chance to win a bosch!

  751. Kate Larsen says:

    My favorite Holiday Dish is Warm Pumpkin bars with Cinamon Struessel

  752. This is a SERIOUSLY fabulous giveaway !!! WOW !!! I would trade my brother’s bike for this if someone would distract him for me! (grin) I cannot help but bake at least 24 dozen cookies at Christmas – seems like every family member has their favorite that they absolutely MUST have or it isn’t christmas for them. This little beauty would definitely lighten my task of holiday baking love!! Keeping my fingers crossed that Lady Luck is with me on this. Again – WOW – and thank you for your generosity! LOVE YOUR BLOG!

  753. Kelly says:

    Christmas… all the yummy sweets!

  754. tara banks says:

    stuffing and gravy all the way!!

  755. Therese says:

    Having a slice of my mom’s pumpkin pie for breakfast the morning after Thanksgiving!

  756. Dennis Park says:

    Forgot to say that my favorite food is all of your recipes that my wife turns into diabetic friendly ones…they have all turned out great!

  757. EBPitcher says:

    Cornbread dressing and pumpkin pie! I only get these twice a year and oh how I yearn, the other 363 days!

  758. Ashley Stott Wray says:

    So excited for this giveaway! My favorite holiday food, gosh, I love them all! But if I had to pick one it would be my Grandma Stott’s pound cake and berry trifle that we have every Christmas Eve…delish!

  759. Emmie Park says:

    Pumpkin pie and rolls…love the fall!

  760. Katie Jones says:

    Well………….it simply would not be Thanksgiving without Berry Pretzel Jello!!! YUMMMY!

  761. Jennifer M. says:

    Hands down, Stuffing! But not any stuffing, just my Grandmothers recipe. Yum, yum!

  762. Jenna says:

    Pumpkin Pie hands down!

  763. Jenny Park says:

    I will save the children but the hubby better save the photos and my bosch. My mom has wanted on forever so if I win I would love to give it to her for her birthday…she is one of those tragic people with birthdays near Christmas and this could make things right…hehe! I just made your deep dark brownies and 1/3 of the pan is now in my belly (forever)…or until I do those 3 extra hours of cardio I keep saying I will…hehe!

  764. Lisa says:

    It might sound wierd but it is not Christmas Eve without coke jello. I also loves my moms rolls for thanksgiving.

  765. Jordan McArthur says:

    my Grandma’s famous rolls at thanksgiving!

  766. Kathy says:

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday — now to choose between pumpkin pie and stuffing — I just can’t choose one over the other!

  767. Sarah says:

    Probably my grandma’s hot rolls.

  768. Brittany Anderson says:

    Wow, what a toss-up! Let’s go with a good ol’ classic pumpkin pie…with whip cream, of course. I think I can speak for every reader of your blog by saying “we heart you too!”.

  769. Andrea says:

    My favorite treat for Christmas is pink divinity with nuts.

  770. Sarah says:

    Homemade rolls! Yummy!

  771. JaNae says:

    I would have to say that my favorite is banana cream pie after a great turkey dinner!

  772. Anna H says:

    Sweet Potatoe Casserole is certainly a favorite! Yum

  773. Brittany says:

    My new favorite is sweet potato casserole!

  774. Katie Murray says:

    Thanksgiving- My Mother-In-Law’s yeast rolls are heaven.

  775. kari says:

    My favorite holiday food has to be stollen! A Bosch mixer would certainly make my stollen baking easier. πŸ™‚

  776. jen kerr says:

    Pumpkin Gingerbread trifle-could life get ANY better???

  777. Sharon says:

    I love homemade pies on Thanksgiving…along with all of the other yummy foods =)

  778. Meranda Peterson says:

    My new favorite is an Italian twist on Thanksgiving! Turkey Cranberry Ravioli served with a Sage cream sauce! They are awesome!!!

  779. Darci says:

    My very favorite are the Cardamom rolls that are part of our Christmas eve smΓΆrgΓ₯sbord. I crave them all year long. I have yet to master the art of making them but maybe a Bosch would help with that πŸ™‚

  780. Marla says:

    Definitely would be cranberry relish. Yum!

  781. Cynthia says:

    The peanut butter balls we make every Christmas. They are always a big hit.

  782. BROOKE BAGLEY says:

    Dinner in a pumpkin, yams with marshmallows, and sugar cookies!!

  783. Megan says:

    pumpkin cookies and pumpkin milkshakes.

  784. Jessica says:

    Green Bean Casserole, My Father-in-law’s fried turkey, and my great grandma’s carmels…Yummers!

  785. Carly says:

    Holy smokes, I want a Bosch!!

    I love my mom’s carmels at Christmas. And baked carrots at Thanksgiving. And homemade bread made with a Bosch any day of the week!

  786. Melissa says:

    I love food, so to narrow it down to one thing is hard! I love spiral ham (your crock-pot recipe!) at Easter and Christmas. I love all kinds of pie and homemade rolls. I also love frosted sugar cookies at Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter!

  787. Sarah F. says:

    I woke up this morning dreaming about a nice thick slice of cranberry-pumpkin bread, all slathered with butter.

  788. Brook says:

    My fave holiday food has to be rolls!! They go with every holiday feast and make me happy!!

  789. CraftyAshley says:

    Halloween Chili and Cornbread! It’s a family tradition- and much better than those ol’ Thanksgiving Turkeys and Christmas Hams.

  790. Jessica says:

    Green bean casserole and my father-in-laws fried turkey! Yummers!

  791. Lori says:

    I love stuffing at Thanksgiving! Specifically my mother in law’s stuffing, but we have pretty much figured out her recipe and can make our own. It is very simple…white bread, butter, stock, onions, celery and eggs. But oh so yummy! I also LOVE love love LOVE any kind of bread so this Bosch would be great for homemade rolls and bread!!

  792. Cristy says:

    I would definitely have to say buttermilk biscuits

  793. karin says:

    The day after Thanksgiving we go Christmas tree hunting and have raspberry cinnamon rolls for breakfast that morning.

  794. Lori says:

    Fried turkey!

  795. Robyn says:

    My favorite would definitely be fresh homemade buns…especially the next day with left over turkey!!

  796. Melanie Maughan says:

    It’s the stuffing and Caramel pull-a-parts!

  797. Emily says:

    I love warm Pani Po Po on a cold Christmas morning. Ultimate comfort food

  798. JoAnn says:

    Eggnog. I would drink that stuff all year long if I could.

  799. Suzanne Fox says:

    Love the foods associated with Thanksgiving(gonna be making your 2-hr turkey this year!)-but even more the pecan pie that I make every year as one of the desserts-my husband and my dad’s favorite pie!

  800. Peanut butter pie with pretzel crust – Yum!

  801. Kensi says:

    My great aunt makes a wonderful 10 layer cake every Christmas and I always look forward to eating more than 1 slice of it! Thanks for the chance in an awesome giveaway!

  802. Carrie says:

    my favorite holiday food would definitely be Thanksgiving mashed potatoes with gravy. But I also love all the desserts and treats from Christmas time. Party mixes, cheese balls, cookies…….mmmmm I love holiday food!

  803. Aubrie says:

    I don’t know if I can pick just one, but one of my favorites would have to be these Mini Pumpkin Turtle Cheesecakes. I crave them all year long and can’t wait until Thanksgiving so I can have an excuse to make them!


  804. melissa says:

    Pecan pie. Despised it without even trying it as a kid. It is now my favorite dessert.

  805. Bethany Cole says:

    I love to make Chocolate Covered Peanut Clusters for my family at Christmas!

  806. Alison Arnold says:

    I love anything pumpkin!

  807. Jennifer H. says:

    Wowza! What a giveaway! My favorite holiday food is a dish called Onion Shortbread…it’s a family recipe that we only make on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. It wouldn’t be a holiday without it!! It’s similar to a corn pudding – soft cornbread like texture with corn and cheese mixed in, but then it’s topped with a mixture of sauteed red onions, butter, dill and sour cream then baked and topped with extra cheddar cheese. I’m telling you, it’s the best thing I’ve ever put in my mouth!!

  808. Oh my goodness. I would adore one of these. With it, I would eternally make these rolls: http://placetobloom.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-favorite-rolls.html

    Or maybe I wouldn’t…I’m not sure my waistline would ever forgive me.

    Thanks a million!

  809. Jan K says:

    Oooo, pick me pick me. I’ve wanted one for soooo long!! My favorite holiday food is fudge. And there are so many variations and ways of making different flavors. Yum!

  810. Melanie says:

    My Mom’s rolls are by far my favorite!!!

  811. Robyn says:

    Mine is the stuffing with cranberry sauce. I love the two paired together. This is a really hard question, just picking one! My favorite holiday dessert I love pumpkin pie

  812. Roxane says:

    Whipped sweet potatoes or my mom’s homemade fudge.

  813. Kristin says:

    I would have to say pies! The chocolate silk, pear pie, pumpkin pie, and peach pie. I love a good pie and they fit right in for the winter holidays!

  814. Laurie says:

    I’d have to say any kind of Christmas cookie that reminds me of the ones my grandmother used to make for me when I was little. I think of all of them, the thumbprint cookie with jam in the middle and crushed pecans on the outside is my favorite.

  815. Heidi says:

    I love my mom’s “Yummy Yams”–which are actually sweet potatoes in a heavenly orange sauce. Sweet bliss. Mmm!

  816. Joseph says:

    Hot Apple Cider!

  817. connie newell says:

    My absolute favorite holiday (heck, who needs a holiday?) food is a jello “thing” I make. It has jello, creamed cheese, whipping cream; NOT for the faint of heart or a calorie counter. You can use any flavor/color of jello to rationalize making it for that holiday. The first time I had it I was visiting a cousin and found myself getting up so many times that night just to have a little bite that by morning the bowl was empty!!!
    BTW, you can add nuts or pineapple or whatever to it. There’s just no way to ruin this. Well, I suppose you could add anchovies or snails, but short of those, it is always yummy!!!

  818. melanie says:

    Mine has to be my Halloween Cinnamon rolls with hot wassil. I give them out every year to moms and dads that are trudging along with there kidos. I think they desrve a treat also. My trick is to add 1 tsp nutmeg to my dough. YUMMY.

  819. Ann Bradley says:

    I love eggnog!!! From pumpkin spice for halloween all the way to the classic stuff for Christmas. Yummmy!

  820. Melissa says:

    banana cream pie at Thanksgiving. so delish!

  821. Amy B says:

    I look forward to the homemade rolls and i eat so many that I am a bit ashamed! (so worth the extra Jillian Michaels I have to endure)

  822. Jamie says:

    It’s a definite 3 way tie between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning! Thanksgiving is my mom’s Pecan Pie; Christmas Eve is Mom’s Ramaki (water chestnuts wrapped in bacon and baked in a delicious sauce – I burn my tongue every year because as soon as they come out of the oven, I sneak one); and Christmas morning is my Grandmother’s Egg-Sausage casserole – even though Grandma has been gone a long time, we still have it every Christmas morning! I even recall one year when she tried to do something different, everyone protested, we had to have our egg-sausage casserole!!

  823. Our family tradition is to make Aebleskivers for Christmas morning! They’re basically a fabulous butter-delivery device…but we love them!

  824. Amanda C says:

    cherry pie or our new years eve fondue!

  825. Jenny says:

    I have been begging for a Bosch to my husband for quite some time now. My mom’s cinnamon rolls are a hit at Christmas. She makes pans and pans of them to hand out to old friends.

  826. Shauntel says:

    One of my favorite holiday foods is my mom’s Halloween chili. However, I really don’t love Halloween, so I choose my mom’s pumpkin roll that only makes an appearance once at Christmas, making it all the more anticipated and yummy.

  827. mandy says:

    my aunt’s sweet potatoes with corn flakes!!!! I haven’t had them in a while b/c we have been going to my husband side for holidays and I MISS THOSE!!!!

  828. Heidi says:

    I have a favorite holiday food for each holiday, but I won’t list them all for your sake πŸ™‚ I will just pick one and since Halloween is close, that is my pick. My favorite treat on Halloween is the good ‘ole Pumpkin Roll. YUM!

  829. Kristen Call says:

    I love the thanksgiving! I mean honestly when else do we devote a day to stuffing ourselves with the best foods out there. I love the Thanksgiving desserts, my Grandma’s homemade ice cream with pie, yummy!

  830. Melissa says:

    I make Ruth’s Chris sweet potato casserole and it has got to be my favorite. Well that and pumpkin pie, stuffing, and too many other things! I love your blog. Everything I make from it has been wonderful!

  831. Corinne says:

    My moms homemade spaghetti sauce that we eat with our traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Makes me feel like a little girl again.

  832. Heather says:

    pumpkin pie…I am so glad Thanksgiving is almost here.

    Have you tried the pumpkin spice late from starbuck’s?!?!?!
    IT IS AMAZING. I am going to be sad when they don’t sell them any longer, but then I move on to peppermint mocha:)

    Thanks for doing this givaway. LOVE LOVE LOVE your site. so does my hubby:)

  833. Kara Hone says:

    So hard to pick my favorite holiday food….I love 7-layer dip ( a Christmas eve tradition at our house), warm cinnamon rolls, gingerbread bars…too many to choose. I would be so excited if I actually won a give-a-way! Thanks for your consistently yummy recipies.

  834. Gail says:

    I would have to say I love my grandmother’s stuffing made with sausage and oysters….as well as good old buttery mashed potatoes! Though I love a good snow pie!! (cream cheese, whipped topping and marshmallow cream, does it get much better?)

  835. jill says:

    my mom’s homemade pierogies on Christmas Eve.

  836. Kira says:

    My grandparents Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix. Each Christmas we receive a large container to last us through the cold winter. So great to have it in the pantry all winter long! We love it so much we make it for friends and neighbors as our Christmas gift. (And just to paint you a little picture; we deliver it on a sleigh pulled by my parents minature horse-who, of course, is wearing sleigh bells! Oh, how the kids love that horse! Can’t wait to share the cocoa again.)

  837. Lisa says:

    Christmas breakfast casserole!! It wouldn’t be Christmas morning without it!!

  838. jennika says:

    Shoot. after reading all of your favorites my mind is picking up a blank. I love a good carmel. Why is it that we only have them around Christmas time? Last year I said I was going to change that tradition, but I haven’t yet. I also love Chocolate chip cheeseballs. yum yum!

  839. Heather says:

    It’s a tough decision, but probably Thanksgiving with a nice, warm apple pie!

  840. Jamie says:

    My favorite is gingerbread with whipped cream. Nothing beats it at Christmas. Thanks for all of your recipes and tips…

  841. Stephanie says:

    Mine would be pumpkin/peach desserts…
    Peach Crisp with Peach Maple Cream Sauce
    Fresh Peach Cake (which I tried for the first time last night)
    Pumpkin Cake
    Pumpkin Bread
    Pumpkin Cookies

  842. Catherine says:

    Strawberry and Blueberry shortcake on the 4th of July. HEAVENLY.

  843. Jenn says:

    Overnight french toast made with homemade challah bread! So yummy! We have it every Christmas morning!

  844. Diane says:

    I love to make cinnamon rolls on any occasion, but especially on holidays. Thanks for the giveaway. You’re great!

  845. Tamara says:

    Thanksgiving stuffing!

  846. Renay says:

    Definitely the homemade rolls! They are the first thing that goes.

  847. Holly says:

    I love homemade Stollen at Christmas – it brings tradition and comfort together in one delicious treat!

  848. Meagan Carlson says:

    oh definately Thanksgiving feast!! Since i can remember my favorite foods have been pomegranate salad and sweet potatoe soufflet! makes my mouth water just thinking about them:)

  849. Kim says:

    Mine is definetly my moms scones. Every Christmas morning we have scrambled eggs, honey baked ham and her unbelievable homemade scones! Love them!

  850. Tia says:

    Oh, that is a tough one. Since it is Fall and I can’t think of anything right now outside the “cozy and comfy” category, I’m going to have to say Southwestern black bean chili served with tortilla chips and then chased by a warm apple cider donut.

  851. Deb says:

    PUMPKIN PIE!!!!!!!! Though I’m sure after trying some of the great looking recipes on your page – I’m bound to find new ones too!!!

  852. Kate Giles says:

    I LOVE my mothers homemade pumpkin chocolate chip bread. It is great anytime between Halloween and New Years. The perfect way to tie all the best holidays together!

  853. Toni Lawton says:

    I always look forward to Christmas…not only to watch the children’s faces, but also the Pumpkin Cheesecake…Yummy!

  854. Joelle says:

    I think it’s for sure chocolate pumpkin bread!

  855. Elizabeth says:

    I have a favorite Thanksgiving recipe that combines yams and apples. Love it!

  856. Andrea says:

    My favorite would have to be Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cakes during the fall season.

  857. Britney Quarnberg says:

    Mine is Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Pie from the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. My husband and I make it every year!

  858. Jamie says:

    My mom’s clam dip at christmastime πŸ™‚

  859. Kim says:

    I love Easter. My favorite season is Spring and Easter weekend always seems to be the start of Spring weather. I love that we celebrate the Savior’s resurrection which is the greatest gift that any of us have ever received.

  860. Sheri says:

    Hard to narrow it down to just one food. . . I love all the holiday sweets, so I’m going with my grandmother’s Raisin Bars. Mmmmmmm!

  861. Shonni says:

    I love cranberry cake on Christmas Eve. You serve it warm with a rich, buttery sauce and it is just divine!

  862. MaryAnn says:

    I love everything about Christmas, but most especially the holiday baking and yummilicious recipes I allow my self to eat but this time of year only πŸ™‚ I would say my favorite holiday treat is the cinnamon sticky buns I’ve made before. This recipe uses butterscotch pudding, cinnamon, butter, and pecans to make the best tasting, gooiest buns ever! My mouth is just watering thinking about it, and being pregnant, it’s really tough to fight those cravings!

  863. Lisa says:

    Love your site! I have gotten so many good ideas from you. My favorite holiday food is usually pumpkin pie, but I’m pregnant and can’t stand the sight or smell of it this year. I’m going to go with stuffing. Keep up the good work, Mel!

  864. Lori Conran says:

    I LOVE hot chocolate- not really a food, but a drink works right? We have all different types of flavorings to add when we’re feeling like a little extra kick. Yum!

  865. Celeste B. says:

    That is a tough question. Iwill have to go with my homemade creamed corn.

  866. Beth says:

    I can’t wait for the leftover turkey sandwiches with cranberry sauce!! And all the treats (namely pumpkin pie and cheesecake!!)

  867. Meghan Schroeder says:

    Wow! So many to choose from, but mine would have to be homemade mashed potatoes and country gravy at Thanksgiving time! So good!

  868. Danyelle says:

    I look forward to the holidays when my mom makes cinnamon rolls.

  869. Michelle says:

    Holy Cow. This giveaway proves how stinkin awesome your site is!? I swear I’ve sent half the peeps here because I’m constantly raving about it.

    My favorite: Ableskiever (Danish pastry).

    I LOVE Bosh and I LOVE that you are GIVING one away. You are the best. Why can’t we live next to each other??

  870. Melissa says:

    I love prime rib and Christmas is the ONLY time we have it-yum!

  871. Janell says:

    I think I’ll have to say rolls with Thanksgiving dinner. I mean, I love rolls year round but for some reason they manage to taste even better on Thanksgiving!

  872. Pam F. says:

    Hands down…. THANKSGIVING! Roasted turkey, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, hot rolls, butter, pumpkin pie, pecan pie…. yum!!!

  873. Lorilee Peterson says:

    I love pumpkin pie!!

    We also always make rice pudding for Christmas. It’s so good!

    thanks πŸ™‚

  874. Lindsay says:

    I love pumpkin squares with cream cheese frosting and Razzleberry pie! Yum! Great give away!

  875. Amy Neal says:

    I grew up with a Bosch. Hubby talked me into a kitchenaid and it is NOT THE SAME. Such a great giveaway!
    Favorite holiday foods include homemade wassail and peanut butter Kiss cookies!

  876. Lanette says:

    Mashed potatoes with turkey gravy… oh, and we always smoke our turkey so it’s extra yummy!

  877. Mary says:

    My two favorite holiday foods are Sweet Potato Souffle, which tastes like a desert, and Eggs Au Gratin a Christmas morning breakfast tradition growing up. Would be happy to share both recipes if you would like them.

  878. amanda anders says:

    Thanksgivin white dinner rolls

  879. Jon says:

    My favorite food is the chocolates that come at Christmas time

  880. Candice S says:

    It’s a tie between apple pie and my grandmother’s cornbread stuffing.

  881. Anu says:

    I love my mom’s mushroom stuffing. Thanks for having the giveaway!

  882. Melinda W says:

    My fav holiday foods are the Thanksgiving foods- turkey, mashed taters, stuffing, green bean bundles….oh my mouth is watering right now!!!!

  883. Kim Miller says:

    Hot and gooey homemade cinnamon rolls, with cream cheese frosting of course! Great (with hot chocolate) for breakfast, or just before bedtime , or really any other time in between.

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  885. Jodie says:

    My favorite Holiday food would have to be frosted cut-out sugar cookies….I love them at Valentines Day, Halloween and Christmas! They make the Holidays that much more special!
    As always Melanie, your recipes are the best! Love your site!

  886. How can I ever narrow it down. Sweet potatoes and apples for Thanksgiving, Grandmas Pecan Pie, Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, Christmas cookies, Pumpkin cookies for Halloween and Egg casserole for Christmas morning. Yes, I have an addiction….cooking and eating!

  887. Alicia says:

    I love Thanksgiving! Love, Love , Love pretty much all the food:) Favorites are homemade stuffing, and pecan pie, yum!

  888. mia clarke says:

    pumpkin roll!! i can’t not wait til thanksgiving every year to have it!! soooo good!!

  889. Angie says:

    Thanksgiving dinner –all of it made by me ( I like my cooking)!

  890. Morgan Pace says:

    Favorite holiday food ~ chicken and dressing!!

  891. Becky says:

    definitely the seafood gumbo my mom makes every new years day! yummmm!

  892. Janet H says:

    Oops, forgot to mention, these pumpkin bars are low fat, have some whole wheat flour that you can’t even taste, and are still fabulously tasty!!!!
    Hi I’m Janet, and love to visit My Kitchen Cafe everyday! I put your site on my bookmark tool bar, thank you for your wonderful pictures and recipes.
    Oh yum! A holiday favorite is definitely Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Icing. My dear husband, God rest his precious soul, hated pumpkin pie (pecan pie for the southern in him)…..but……he would eat these bars willingly: http://eatwheat.com/cookbook1/view_recipe.php?id=44

  893. Tricia says:

    I LOVE pumpkin pie!!

  894. Alison Klein says:

    Either molasses cookies that I only make at Christmas-time, or mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving.

  895. Tricia says:

    I’d have to say stuffing. It’s the best!

  896. Tiffany says:

    It’s hard to choose… I love Christmas Eve dinner because the excitement of Christmas is so close. The peppermint ice cream cake I always make is a fun tradition, too. Then Christmas morning my sister-in-law makes some fabulous homemade croissants. I usually eat at least four! πŸ™‚

  897. Lynette says:

    My mom’s blueberry cream cheese layered jello. Sounds funny, but it brings back some of my favorite childhood memories.

  898. Ann says:

    Mom’s cranberries and dressing

  899. Melissa says:

    smoked turkey!!!
    and candy cane cookies!!

  900. Natalie says:

    Pecan Pie. Hands down.

  901. Cory says:

    Definitely stuffing at Thanksgiving — there are so many great recipes out there, and I love them all!!

  902. Rebecca says:

    Oh, goodness just one? My mother-in-law is an amazing cook, she has encouraged me to deepen my love for cooking. I would have to say her cornbread dressing and creamed corn are my faves. Sorry, I just couldn’t possibly narrow it down to one!
    I absolutely love your blog! I love that you don’t use processed foods and creamed soups (which are just one big can of MSG and junk) in your recipes. Two of which I have eliminated from our house. I rave about your blog to all my friends!

  903. Meredith says:

    Pick a favorite?? Is that even possible. I have way too many. But I love the traditional pumpkin pie with whip cream!! So delicious!

  904. Whitney says:

    Pumpkin Cranberry Chocolate cookies were my mother’s specialty for the holidays. They’re amazing!

  905. Ty Gray says:

    All foods in general are my faves! I just love to eat, but sweets are of course me favorite…but I must say the Pomegranate cheesecake sounds heavenly…I would love to use a new bosch to mix it up. I have been going to classes at the Bosch store and have a ton of recipes given there that I would love to try!

  906. Katy says:

    My mom’s turkey stuffing made from her gorgeous breads! Mmm… it’s a 3-day project, but I think about it all year long!

  907. Your Fave Sis-in-law EVER says:

    Oh man. My favorite Holiday food? Uhh… My moms “funeral” potatoes.

    And…. HOLY COW 849 comments! You are so popular!

  908. Judith Rabinsky says:

    My favorite holiday food is easy……stuffing and gravy…..the stuffing made with the best semolina, raisin bread and rye without seeds. You have to try it!

  909. sheri A. says:

    I love all things Thanksgiving: turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes pies….

  910. dana d says:

    My favorite holiday dish would have to be pumpkin pie. It seems like every other holiday dish I make I also make at some point during the year. Pumpkin pie is only at Thanksgiving, it makes me love it all the more. Is it Thanksgiving yet? Please?!

  911. Emily Deibel says:

    Nothing tastes better than the Christmas Eve prime rib roast smothered with gravy from the pan drippings.

  912. Patti says:

    My favorite is Thanksgiving cake – a rich pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting!

  913. Lizzy Stevens says:

    I love my mom’s homemade cranberry desert with carmel sauce on top. It is a highlight for all of us come Thanksgiving day! I absolutely LOVE your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

  914. Janet H says:

    Hi I’m Janet, and love to visit My Kitchen Cafe everyday! I put your site on my bookmark tool bar, thank you for your wonderful pictures and recipes.
    Oh yum! A holiday favorite is definitely Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Icing. My dear husband, God rest his precious soul, hated pumpkin pie (pecan pie for the southern in him)…..but……he would eat these bars willingly: http://eatwheat.com/cookbook1/view_recipe.php?id=44

  915. Ryan says:

    Our family tradition has always been Poppy Seed Bread as a Christmas gift. I’m not sure if that wins or Chimichanga’s for Christmas Eve dinner.

  916. Ashlee says:

    I love it all but Christmas would not be Christmas without Red Raspberry slush!

  917. Jennifer says:

    New York Style CheeseCake!! YUM

  918. Camille says:

    Pumpkin Bars at Halloween…mmm, mmm, mmm. And they’re topped with cream cheese icing–delish!! I can’t wait to make them this season!

  919. Erin says:

    Pumpkin Rolls for Thanksgiving OR Toffee for Christmas!

  920. Megan says:

    Stuffing. Yum.

  921. Mary says:

    My favorite thing to make or eat is sweet potato souffle. A close second would be my mom’s stuffing!

  922. els says:

    pecan pie… hands down! Love most pie’s. But pecan is my fave….! At least around the winter holidays!

  923. Devonna Skouson says:

    We love sausage mcmuffins with crescent dough, sausage, cheese, cream cheese on Christmas morning. Yum!

  924. Colleen says:

    It would have to be Pumpkin Pie and only my Mother’s recipe. MMMM

  925. Janine says:

    It’s all about the stuffing!!!

  926. Pam says:

    Oh, yummy yummy pumpkin pie. I love to sliver it to death!

  927. Trina says:

    I would have to say right now it is Pumpkin Cupcakes!!! YUMMY!!

  928. Ciara says:

    Thnkasgiving dinner is my favorite meal of the whole year. How to pick just one dish?! Let’s see, my mother-in-law’s noddles, sweet potatoes, and green bean casserole are three of my favorites. YUM! Now I am looking forward to November! πŸ™‚

  929. Maria Thorpe says:

    I LOVE your website. It has provided my family with so many wonderful dinners. My favorite holiday dish is my grandmother’s Hershey kiss surprise cookies at Easter time (and sometimes Christmas too). We would make endless amounts and freeze them. Surprisingly, frozen ones were my very favorite. I would sneak them from the freezer all day! I would love a Bosch so I too could make an endless amount of cookies for family and friends πŸ™‚

  930. jill says:

    I love all holiday foods but since Thanksgiving is close all I can think of is my favorite thing… Pumpkin pie with lots of homemade whipped cream

  931. Whitney G says:

    I am polish, so my favorite holiday food would have to be homemade perogie and mushroom borschts!

  932. Katie Larsen says:

    cranberry jello salad!! YUM YUM YUM!

  933. Nanci says:

    Apple Pear Crumble Pie I found on the Kraft website. It’s such a yummy twist on regular apple pie.

  934. Katherine says:

    pumpkin roll. At thanksgiving. Hands down the best. Yummmmm

  935. Rebecca says:

    Snowball cookies for Christmas! Soooo good!

  936. Mary says:

    Christmas cutout cookies, frosted and decorated. Mmmm…

  937. Katie S. says:

    Corn casserole…doesn’t sound special but it IS (heavy cream and parmasean cheese…how could u go wrong?!). And if I’m the lucky winner I’ll even share the recipe πŸ˜‰

  938. kim says:

    Halloween sugar cookies with frosting. Yum

  939. Rachel says:

    One favorite? I don’t think that’s possible….but if I have to pick one, I’d say leftover turkey sandwiches at Thanksgiving! Yep, I said leftovers πŸ™‚

  940. Cindy C. says:

    I always make mini pumpkin bread loafs with brown sugar glaze for Thanksgiving morning. They are heavenly. And the glaze is the best part!!! Happy Thanksgiving…

  941. Lisa says:

    My favorite holiday food is gingerbread cookies.

  942. Elizabeth says:

    Baked Brie! My mom has made it for years and I tried it a few years ago. Soooo easy and delicious! Totally worth the calories πŸ˜‰

  943. Judith B. says:

    Definitely Southern cornbread stuffing and homemade gravy – eaten at both Thanksgiving and Christmas if I’m lucky! Leftover stuffing, turkey and cranberry sauce the day after holidays – heaven.

  944. Tauna says:

    Christmas Caramels are my favorite holiday goodie.

  945. kadie says:

    Well, I have many… but I guess I would have to go with pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting. Oh, or my sister-in-laws rolls. Oh, or frosted sugar cookies…

  946. Kandi Victorino says:

    I really love the combo of homemade cranberry sauce, stuffing and turkey. it’s a classic for a reason! I love your blog and my family thanks you for all the yummy meals you have introduced to us!

  947. Eric says:

    Bread pudding for sure! Most desserts I can pass up, but I never pass on bread pudding.

  948. Divya says:

    i love oreo cream pies..for any holiday.. it’s the only time i allow myself to eat it so it’s the one thing i look forward to the most!!

  949. Sarah says:

    My favorite foods change with my mood. But I love our family tradition for Halloween of homemade chili with scones. Great way to send the littles off with their tummies full! I must be in the mood for fall comfort food!

  950. April says:

    It’s a toss up between my Granny’s green bean casserole (no condensed soups here) and sweet potato casserole (with or without marshmallows, it’s ALL good). I LOVE holiday food! Don’t even get me started on Holiday desserts…

  951. Tawnie says:

    Well, I’ve got three pans of Fall Pumpkin Squares going today. For me, my family, and several neighbors.
    Recipe found here: http://therecipesociety.blogspot.com/2009/10/fall-pumpkin-squares.html
    I want this Bosch!!!!!!
    Thank you.

  952. Alison H. says:

    My favorite would have to be my mom’s french silk pie. No matter what I do I can’t make it as yummy as hers. But, I bet a new Bosch would sure help!!

  953. Garrick says:

    Turkey and ham–the holiday meats

  954. Vittoria says:

    My all time favorite Fall food is pumpkin bread….I guess that goes with Halloween and Thanksgiving!

  955. Kara says:

    Hmmm, I don’t know if it’s just because fall is finally starting to roll in or what, but I sure do love pumkin pie, pumkin break, pumpkin cookies… Yum!

  956. beth says:

    Christmas Day… My mom is watering thinking about it!
    To drink: bourbon slush…. YUM!
    To appetize: my mom’s blue cheese-cranberry cheeseball or my mother in law’s spanikopita and tiropitas…YUM!
    Dinner: Ceasar salad, beef brisket, green beans with bacon, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus with parmesean cheese.
    Dessert: homemade chocolate french silk pie. YUM!!
    Followed quickly by a few TUMS and a nap!!!

  957. Carmen says:

    A food that is fairly easy to make: Pecan Pie! It is a rich, decadent treat that I usually only get at Thanksgiving or Christmas.

  958. Kim says:

    Well, this is tricky. If we’re talking about the thing I would miss the most if we didn’t have: pecan pie (but I can really only eat a slice or two before it’s too sweet); if it’s the one that I’m craving right now: sweet potato casserole. Mmm, bring on the cold weather holidays!

  959. Sara says:

    I would have to say Sweet Potato Casserole! So not healthy, but so good. Something I look forward to all year! Thanks for the giveaway!

  960. Sheryl says:

    I have an amazing recipe for a flourless chocolate mousse cake that you literally beat in the mixer for one hour, and it is SO worth the wait! Half the batter is then is baked, the other half is combined with egg whites and put on top of the cooled baked part and served with a raspberry sauce. Mmmmm….

  961. Aaron says:

    Pies, pies, pies. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

  962. Jaqui Golding says:

    Cinnamon Rolls on Christmas morning, typing this is making me salivate right now. Sooo glad Christmas is right around the corner.

  963. Julie T says:

    I love apple cider doughnuts. Which isn’t specific to any holiday other than fall. I love fall!!!

  964. Amy Crissman says:

    HAS to be my cookies: Oreo Ganache & Peanut Butter Crunch bon-bons, Lemon Bars, Mocha Crinkles, and my Mother-in-Law’s recipe for English Toffee are everyone’s favorites. I am not allowed to attend any holiday functions without bringing them! I even started a seasonal business last year for corporate and teacher gifts. I made over 2,000 cookies through word of mouth and gave a portion of the proceeds to charity! It was so fulfilling being able to bake AND give back!

  965. Ashley says:

    It would have to be this amazing cranberry cake with butter sauce and whipping cream on top. My mother-in-law introduced it to me and I love it!

  966. Christina says:

    I’ve been pining for a bosch lately- so generous of you!
    My favorite holiday food rotates, but right now I’m in the mood for some turkey. Can’t wait for Thanksgiving!

  967. Charmaine says:

    Green jello with coolwhip and pears is a holiday staple for my family. It wouldn’t be Christmas without it.

  968. Alison says:

    My favorite is my grandma’s pecan pie!

  969. Kathy says:

    I love Christmas food…unfortunately, more than I should! When I was kid, I would eat and eat and eat of all the great sweets at my grandmother’s on Christmas Day, and then every year, I would be nauseous that night and not able to do any of the fun stuff my cousins were doing.

  970. scott schluter says:

    Columbus Day Weekend camping with Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies!

  971. Liesel Marsing says:

    I love my sister’s home made Oreos with orange frosting for Halloween! I love anything Halloween! Boy, do I want that Bosch! My mom has one, and I dream of having one.

  972. Natalie says:

    homemade lion house rolls!

  973. Amy H. says:

    Thanksgiving food… turkey and grandma’s homemade dressing/stuffing, roasted butternut squash, overnight salad, grandma’s cranberry salad… pumpkin pie… yum! Must start exercising!

  974. Karlie says:

    My grandmother makes a cranberry, apple and walnut salad every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love, love, love it and look forward to having it all year long!

  975. Barbara Heymann says:

    My favorite holiday food: CANDY. Doesn’t matter which holiday, there is a candy for it and I LIKE IT! lol

  976. Erika says:

    Sad but have to say mashed potatoes made with lots of butter, whole milk & sour cream!

  977. Traci says:

    I will have to agree with you on the gingerbread blondies! They are SOOOOO good…I can’t wait to make a batch!

  978. Stephanie Hyer says:

    I love Christmas food. Ham, Potato Casserole, Green Bean Casserole, and rolls. Yummy!

  979. Jessica Larsen says:

    I would have to say that my grandmothers homemade soft caramel which she uses to make the most delicious turtles

  980. Stacie Aho says:

    Wow! What an amazing giveaway!! I can’t believe I have to pick just one… my Nannie’s homemade scones! Yum.

  981. Melissa Hodgen says:

    Peanut Brittle.

  982. RebeccaF. says:

    Can’t pick just one! But I’m gonna go with mashed potatoes!


  983. Amy says:

    I love stuffing and mashed potatoes!

  984. Morgan W. says:

    Oh my goodness, this is the best give away ever!!

    I love Christmas cooking the best. In no way though, is Halloween and Thanksgiving far behind! I just love that there are SO MANY things to make, both sweet and savory, that just remind me of that wonderful time of year!

  985. Cynthia J. says:

    Either pumpkin cheesecake or sweet potato souffle…YUM!

  986. Laurie says:

    Fried Turkey, for sure!

    I’ve always wanted one of these, thanks for the chance!!

  987. Brittney says:

    I love all holiday food. But one of my favorites thats a little strange is St Patricks day Corn Beef and Cabbage and fresh rolls. I only eat this meal onces a year on St Patricks day. My family and I celebrate St patties day like our second Thanksgiving its awesome.

  988. Dets says:

    At any holiday, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Butter Pecan Fudge!

  989. Suzette says:

    It is hard to pick just one, but I only make special sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving. I make either sweet potato casser0le with a crunchy topping or layer sweet potatoes with brown sugar, marshmallows, and butter. Both are yummy. I look forward to it every year. My kids always want my special butter rolls.

  990. Emily H says:

    I love the pumpkin roll! Perfect flavor combo!

  991. There is no way I can pick just one favorite! Stuffing, pumpkin pie, and sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving… Matzo ball soup at Passover… mmm, I love holiday food!

  992. raygon hymas says:

    Wow! What an awesome give away!

    how can I narrow my favorite food down to just one thing? My family makes a traditional English food at Thanksgiving, pasties. They would have to be tops on my list. Not because they taste the best, but because of the history behind them and memories that come along with them.

  993. Laurence Grenier-L. says:

    I love my grandmother mint pie, with a chocolate crust. A perfect tradition for Christmas.

  994. Jane says:

    This may sound a bit odd, but I am going to say that one of my favorite holiday dishes would be corned beef for St. Patrick’s Day. I had never even had corned beef until someone made it at a dinner group that I was involved in years ago. I was intrigued by this unusual tasting meat. A few years ago, I decided to be brave and tried making it on my own. We now enjoy having it for St. Patrick’s Day along with various side dishes each year. (Of course some of those side dishes are green.)

  995. Kathy says:

    cranberry salad!

  996. Gail Tuckey says:

    Pumpkin pie is the best especially at Thanksgiving πŸ™‚

  997. Whitney says:

    My favorite??? hmmm, probably coffee cake on the morning of Christmas, but I also love stuffing for Thanksgiving. Yummy!!!

  998. Lesley Tuckett says:

    I would have to say pecan tassies!!! They are mini pecan pies. Everyone I make them for LOVES them! πŸ™‚

  999. Heather Langeland says:

    Christmas morning cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate. Yum!

  1000. Christie says:

    I love Super Bowl food! Bring on the chips and salsa and yummy appetizers! The cookies for dessert are great too!!

  1001. melanie says:

    It’s a toss up. Between stuffing and pumpkin pie. I can’t possibly choose.

  1002. Deborah Brown says:

    Carrot Cake = Yummy

  1003. Jaylene Mosley says:

    I would have to say my mother in laws cheesecake, I keep trying to get her to give me the recipe with no success yet πŸ™

  1004. Heather says:

    my favorite is my mother in law’s sweet potatoes……… oh and her homemade cranberry sauce, turkey, stuffing, and gravy. she makes the best thanksgiving dinner! can’t to have it again soon.

  1005. Barbara says:

    Hi Mel, Anything PUMPKIN!!!! There are so many wonderful recipes out there, and every fall I look forward to trying new ones……
    Just made a batch of Pumpkin granola, yummy!!!!!!!!!

  1006. Jill S says:

    I love Halloween food! I love pumpkin anything pie, cookies, donuts, bread etc. Thanksgiving food of course is awesome, home made stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, turkey,yams, yum! I think I would say my favorite is fall food since I just can’t decide between Halloween and Thanksgiving. Fingers crossed I win, and toes because this give away is awesome!

  1007. Lindsay says:

    I would have to say peppermint bark – so yummy and SO easy (and SO addicting – I can literally eat an entire batch myself)!

  1008. Kelli says:

    My mom’s cranberry salad makes Christmas. Hands down.

  1009. amber says:

    a honey glazed ham with cheesy potatoes…my mouth waters just thinking about it:)

  1010. Dawn says:

    I’d have to say gingerbread men&women cookies. I look forward every year making, decorating and eating these cookies with my kids.

  1011. Jennie says:

    So hard! I think my dad’s Thanksgiving stuffing ranks pretty high. But then again, good old traditional pumpkin pie is pretty up there, too!

  1012. Kristin Sullivan says:

    Overnight breakfast casserole on Christmas morning πŸ™‚

  1013. Carol says:

    My favorite holiday cookie are Spritz — my family made these every year growing up. A great swedish treat!

  1014. Michelle H says:

    wow! I love pumpkin pie! it wouldn’t be the holiday season without some. πŸ™‚

  1015. Lisa says:

    That would have to be my mama’s pecan pie-without the pecans. That’s right she makes a small special one just for me. No pecans-just the gooey stuff.

  1016. Holly Gibb says:

    Hands down Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with buttercream frosting. A-mazing!! P.S. I love your website.

  1017. Kimberly says:

    My grandmothers green onion cheeseball! It’s always the first thing to dissapear from the pre-holiday-meal “nibbles” counter, and is unanimously adored by family of all ages. One bite, and I remember scenes from so many other Thanksgivings. . . πŸ™‚

  1018. Parline Sweet Potato casserole at Thanksgiving! It is the best leftover as well!

  1019. shellybelly says:

    Danish ableskivers — a tradition every Christmas morn.

  1020. Jennifer says:

    Wowzers! I’d love me one of those bad boys!

    If I have to pick just one favorite, it would probably be your stuffing recipe drizzled with some gravy! For a sweet favorite I’d choose almond roca.

  1021. Toss up between my iced butter cookies and meatballs…I’ll go with the iced butter cookies! : )

  1022. Sarah says:

    bread any homemade bread

  1023. Janeil says:

    I love my mom’s rolls they go with every holiday!

  1024. April Snell says:

    I love your pomegranate cheesecake. It’s creamy and the crust is so light. Even without the pomegranate I think it’s the best cheesecake recipe.

  1025. Julianne says:

    My Grandma’s fudge is the best and we only make it at Christmas!

  1026. Wow would I ever to win this b/c I don’t have one! (hope to have one someday though). My favorite holiday food is Turkey — the moist white meat is divine πŸ™‚ and left-over turkey buns with homemade rolls and a little creamy cucumber dressing is amazing.

  1027. Kristine L. says:

    I love homemade cinnamon and orange rolls on Christmas morning!

  1028. Tara says:

    Definitely sweet potatoes! And not just on Thanksgiving!

  1029. Laura Smith says:

    Sticky bun on Christmas morning.

  1030. Meagan Gonzalez says:

    I would have to say “Buckeye’s”. They are peanut butter balls dipped into melted chocloate. Very good! Like a party in your mouth.

  1031. Britney says:

    stuffing for sure. I love it with turkey.

  1032. Allison says:

    My grandma’s stuffing! We love it so much we eat it at Thanksgiving AND Christmas!

  1033. Becky T says:

    Oh, how could I possibly narrow this down? I would probably have to go with the classic standby of turkey & mashed potatoes. I start craving them about now and anxiously await the Thanksgiving feast!

  1034. Z Williams says:

    I love sweet potato pie, nothing says family like my husband’s pie πŸ™‚

  1035. Suz says:

    Stuffing for sure

  1036. Valerie says:

    It would have to be rocky road. It is my favorite candy of all time.

  1037. Vic Burnham says:

    has to be Pumpkin Cheesecake

  1038. dawnn says:

    Pumpkin Pie!

  1039. LeMira says:

    My absolute favorite holiday food has to be my mom’s homemade pies. . .sorry I can’t narrow it down more than that. It was tough enough getting that narrowed.

  1040. Ashley Smith says:

    Um…do I really have to choose ONE?!?!?!?! But Thanksgiving is for sure my favorite holiday surrounded by my favorite foods! I make a mean gravy, and love to smother everything in it! Also, I could totally use one of these bosch beauties—it’s been on my wish list since I got married 9 years ago but never have been able to get one! It would seriously be awesome to win one of these mommas!

  1041. Natalie B says:

    I LOVE anything pumpkin. Pie, bread, pancakes, etc. If it’s made with pumpkin, I’ll eat it!

  1042. Penny says:

    No dish says Thanksgiving or Christmas like turkey and dressing. Mmmmmm…

  1043. Gina Page says:

    Pumpkin Cheesecake for sure!

  1044. Tasha says:

    My all time favorite is my mom’s Sugar cookies. I have many a fond childhood memories of decorating cookies the week before Christmas to take to neighbors!

  1045. Megan says:

    Amazing give away! I love holidays in general, but I am sucker for desserts. I would have to say pumpkin pie sums up the holidays for me.

  1046. Melanie says:

    Favorite holiday food- appetizers! Shrimp dip, onion souffle, cheese ball… all the stuff you can’t justify the rest of the year! I love your blog- you have saved me from dinnertime dread!

  1047. Leslie says:

    It would have to be the sticky buns we always make for Christmas morning. So good!!!

  1048. micole says:

    Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle on Easter. Nothing more pretty or tasty on the greatest holiday ever.

  1049. Wow…I don’t know if I could pick just one! Pumpkin Cheesecake at Thanksgiving….rolls…Christmas candies. I’m going to gain SO much weight! πŸ™‚ This is an awesome give away Mel!

  1050. Kami says:

    Sugar cookies are my absolute favorite, just the smell makes me happy:)

  1051. Stacy says:

    OMG this is a toughy..I will go with Thanksgiving. I love pumpkin cheesecake and turkey and stuffing YUM

  1052. Andria says:

    Wow! A Bosch?! I absolutely love stuffing! (Sausage, herb, homemade — the good stuff!) I only have it twice a year because it must be served along side turkey, but I love the stuff. It’s the one food that reminds me of the holidays.

  1053. Cara says:

    Mom’s wassail! Warms you up.

  1054. Tanya says:

    Caramel pecan pie on Thanksgiving – yummmmmmm!

  1055. Tanya says:

    My favorite holiday food is the homemade caramels that I make myself!

  1056. Brooke says:

    You are awesome and wonderful and I would LOVE a new full sized Bosch (mine is the compact and I have outgrown it, but still love it). My favorite Thankgiving food is the Sweet Potatoes, but I am determined to try your 2 hour Turkey recipe this year. I will let you know how it goes! Soooo excited!

  1057. Kathy says:

    It’s got to be all of the desserts: pumpkin pie, apple pie, Swedish butter cookies… There’s usually a new recipe or two that is being tried for the first time also. But my most favorite is probably my family’s secret recipe cheesecake.

  1058. Jackie says:

    Ooohh, right now it’s anything pumpkin. I just made some delicious pumpkin cupcakes. SOOO good!

  1059. Jamie says:

    Some of my favorites are my grandma’s famous “Spudnuts” at Halloween, or my mom’s homemade Chicken Noodle Soup! Mmmm I can’t wait for the holidays to begin. πŸ™‚

  1060. Erin says:

    I love to make Christmas Wreath Bread for Christmas Morning Breakfast!

  1061. Cammi says:

    So hard to choose, but sweet potatoes are right up there on the list!

  1062. kyle says:

    Oh my goodness…too hard to pick just one…but right now I am loving anything pumpkin!!!

  1063. AmandaH says:

    Pie. I love lemon meringue pie, but unfortunately my husband doesn’t. πŸ™

  1064. motion de smiths says:

    Difficult to pick just one. I’ll go with caramel apple cake!

  1065. Maegan says:

    I like all Holiday meals, but I LOVE what you can do with the leftovers. Ham and bean soup, turkey pot pie, the sandwitches!Somethings just taste better the next day.

  1066. Joanna S. says:

    My mom made caramel apple pie bars every Thanksgiving…they are so luscious and I love them!

  1067. Amber says:

    Oh my!! What an incredible give away! You are awesome!

    One of my favorite holiday foods is homemade pecan pie! Yuu-uuuhm!

    Happy Holidays!

  1068. Chrissy says:

    Well, I would have to say dressing or pumpkin pie. I can’t chose between the two!

  1069. Kara says:


  1070. Stefanie H. says:

    my grandmas pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting…I could eat a whole pan myself!

  1071. Angie Buksar says:

    If I had to pick one it would be my husbands Grandmothers recipe for CRANBERRY JELLO MOLD with home made whip topping!! MMmmmm!

  1072. Joy says:

    My favorite holiday food is our smashed sweet potatoes with strudel topping. Sweet as a pie, but served as a vegetable. Yum!!

  1073. Angie Buksar says:

    My Favorite would have to be….oh if I had to pick one….CRANBERRY JELLO MOLD

  1074. Ashli says:

    I love all the cinnamony treats that everyone makes around Thanksgiving and Christmas. However my husband is allergic so I have to beg my friends to make cinnamon treats and bring me some.

  1075. Diana says:

    HARD question! I LOOOOVE so many things but I would have to say my great grandmothers apple cobbler! YUMMO! Wonderful anytime but AWESOME at Thanksgiving! Thank you for a chance to win! πŸ™‚

  1076. Amy Fraikin says:

    I know it’s not extravagent, but my favorite holiday food is pumpkin pie!!! (with homemade rolls as a close second!!)

  1077. Judy Cash says:

    A family favorite at our house would have to be Christmas Lemon Bread! I only make it for Christmas and everyone looks forward to it!

  1078. Carie says:

    Buttery, homemade rolls! I’d love to make some with a new Bosch!

  1079. Erin says:

    That would have to be chewy spice cookies with a yummy lemon glaze. SO good!

  1080. Melissa says:

    It’s going to have to be a toss up between Thanksgiving stuffing (family’s long time recipe, of course) and the gingerbread at Christmas. Thanks!

  1081. Mary Sorensen says:

    I’m all about Lion House Rolls around Christmas. It seems I get tired of all the sweets, so a hot roll is always a nice treat.

  1082. Tara says:

    My grandma’s boston cream candy. If I could only make it like her πŸ™‚

  1083. April McEvoy says:

    I love Turkey with some good mashed potatoes… it is my favorite food of the holidays!

  1084. Jen M says:

    This would be the coolest giveaway to win ever! I’m crossing my fingers, toes and anything else that will cross to give me good luck…

    As for my favorite holiday food it has to be my husband’s grandma’s homemade caramels–they are the best and even though she’s given me the recipe I still can’ t make them taste like they do when she makes them…why is that??

  1085. Jackie says:

    sweet potato casserole makes the holidays sweeter!

  1086. Kylie says:

    Whether it’s because of the taste or the memories, nothing beats my Granny’s southern cornbread stuffing – although her peanut butter balls come darn close!

  1087. Tori says:

    homemade chicken noodle soup!

  1088. Beth says:

    My favorite Holiday food has to be cheese carrots my mom makes they are great

  1089. Vicki R. H. Ayres says:

    Favorite holiday food? French Silk Pie, any holiday, anytime, anywhere! Thanks for sharing your favorites, I’ve tried nearly all of them and “no failures”, my family and friends thank you, too!!!

  1090. Tarrah Banks says:

    I love sweet potatoes, they are the one thing I look forward to at Thanksgiving. I think I’m usually the only one fighting for them. Thanks for all of the wonderful recipes you share. I have three boys and I just had a girl so I always figure if your boys will eat it, I hope mine will too :)!

  1091. Ange says:

    It would have to be my grandmothers sausage stuffing. Nothing better!

  1092. amber says:

    I think that deviled eggs might be one of my favorite holiday foods. We tend to only have them during holidays. Mmmm so good!!

  1093. Kelsi says:

    Cinnamon rolls. There isn’t a particular holiday I associate them with, just cooler weather.

  1094. Therese says:

    I would have to say stuffing. I love stuffing!

  1095. Suzanne says:

    Oh that is hard to pick a favorite. I think that for Halloween it is the delicious pumpkin roll dessert. I think that Thanksgiving it is a delicious Cranberry Salad. Christmas I love Merry Cranberry cookies

  1096. Jessica says:

    My Mom’s homemade rolls! Can’t have a Christmas or Thanksgiving with out them!

  1097. Jandre says:

    Kinda hard for me to pick a favorite, but I think it might be the Feather Bed Eggs I make for Christmas Morning every year! Delicious!

  1098. Val H. says:

    Happy Birthday to sister Emmers!!!!
    Oh wow! Hard to choose. There are many. I love a good standing rib roast for Christmas. For Thanksgiving I love this recipe from Paula Deen…

    Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallow Surprise
    Serves: 8
    β€’ 4 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed
    β€’ 1/2 cuo heavy cream
    β€’ 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
    β€’ 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    β€’ 1/4 teaspoon salt
    β€’ Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    β€’ 1 cup miniature marshmallows
    β€’ 1/2 cup brown sugar
    β€’ 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. Bake until fork tender, about 45 to 60 minutes. Let rest 5 min. Handling the potatoes with a pot holder, slice each in half lengthwise and carefully scoop out the flesh into the bowl of a food processor leaving a 1/4″ rim of flesh to support the potato skin. To the food processor, add the heavy cream, butter, pumpkin pie spice and salt and pepper. Process until potatoes are silky smooth. (Can also be done by hand with a potato masher.) Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place sweet potato shells on the baking sheet and add a few miniature marshmallows to each shell. Spoon or pipe the puree mixture back into each shell. Sprinkle brown sugar and pecans on top. Bake at 400 degrees until potatoes are hot, about 10 to 12 minutes.

  1099. allison says:

    Favorite holiday food would have to be pumpkin soup on Halloween night… cooked inside of a hollowed out pumpkin in the oven. Delicious!

  1100. Joanna says:

    I love it all…. but the one I’m looking forward to right now is our traditional pumpkin carving dinner: homemade chili served out of a cleaned -out pumpkin, corn bread, with glazed donuts and hot apple cider for desert. YUM!

  1101. RC says:

    Ohhhh. Right now I’m pregnant and I can’t wait for Thanksgiving! Turkey! Mashed potatoes! Yams! But my baby’s due on Christmas, so right now that’s my favorite holiday, and Christmas just isn’t the same without my mom’s spritz cookies.

  1102. Lisa Z says:

    Look forward to Christmas + Thanksgiving – the entire family and any person who has ever experienced my mom’s (Aunt Anne’s Antipasto! )It’s truly a masterpiece! It weighs about 15 lbs and costs a small fortune to make!
    She pickles her own mushrooms, peppers and eggplant – and adds layers of goodness – mozzarella – salami, proscuitto, olives. gardenier, provolone, ricotta salada and Much more – one large platter on the table and we all dive in – That and some crusty bread a glass of wine and you are set! No one can eat anything after!!!!! Its coming soon!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY

  1103. Jennifer says:

    For Christmas, my favorite dish is nolish niki, a thin pancake spread with sour cream and jelly that is rolled.

  1104. Brooke says:

    Love pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting!

  1105. Marisa says:

    I love my grandfather’s peanut brittle. It’s to hot in AZ to make till after Halloween.

  1106. Jocelyn says:

    MMMM Prime Rib on Chirstmas!!

  1107. Allison H says:

    EVERYTHING! A whole holiday meal from start to finish excites me to no end!

  1108. My favorite holiday meal would have to be Thanksgiving for sure. My favorite part of the meal would have to be my mom’s sweet potato pie. Yum!

  1109. Natalie Hancock says:

    I would have to say my grandmother’s refrigerator orange rolls that we make for Thanksgiving and Christmas! They are have just the right amount of orange.

  1110. I’m a great fan of the honey glazed spiral cut Easter ham. I don’t know why we never have ham throughout the rest of the year, but it’s sure nice at Easter :).

  1111. Anne Marie says:

    Pumpkin pie with turkey and dressing a very close second – love thanksgiving good!!

  1112. Cindy Napier says:

    Toss up between pumpkin pie and eggnog anything! πŸ™‚

  1113. Carlyn says:

    I love fresh pumpkin pie with real whipped cream every year for Thanksgiving. It’s pretty much the only time of the year I eat pie.

  1114. Candace says:

    Wow, what a great giveaway! My favorite Thanksgiving food is sage sausage stuffing. But I really love them all!

  1115. queenann says:

    Homemade caramels. Or anything drizzled with loads of caramel.


  1116. beckie says:

    This might sound sad but my favorite holiday meal is hot dogs on halloween. Its a tradition with my mom because they are easy to eat with all the other hubbub. Nothing beats a grilled hot dog, charred to perfection.

  1117. Jessica Z says:

    Just one?! If I had to choose, I’d pick my mom’s french dip sandwiches…a Christmas Eve staple. (Too bad baby is due 8 days later…so we won’t be making the trip…guess I’ll have to make my own…yeah right?!)

  1118. katie says:

    Pumpkin cookies! I love when fall comes and I can rationalize making batch after batch:)

  1119. Sara says:

    Sweet potato and apple cassarole! I think I could eat it everyday.

  1120. Jill says:

    I love rolls!!

  1121. Megan says:

    I LOVE eggnog cookies. They can only be made when eggnog is available so they are definitely a one season cookie!

  1122. Natalie says:

    Love your blog! I use several recipes including your carrot cake sheet cake – a fave.
    My favorite Thanksgiving food is the potatoes and gravy and pie and for Christmas it would have to be our family’s avocado dip with fritos corn chips.

  1123. Keveny says:

    We love making tiny gingersnap cookies to go with a pumpkin cream cheese dip (serve the dip in a scooped out little pumpkin – so cute!) We make them all through the Halloween and Thanksgiving seasons!!

  1124. Emily Rogers says:

    Just plain ol’ mashed potatoes and gravy on Thanksgiving. Favorite holiday, favorite food.

  1125. SueAnn says:

    I would have to say the “Turkey”. I make a turkey dinner 3 times a year, in the Fall, Spring and Summer. The turkey is so moist and perfectly cooked when using a Digital Thermometer that stays in the turkey breast the whole time cooking. My husband doesn’t care for turkey but he loves mine. I have made this turkey recipe for a church christmas dinner for 190 people. It was the bomb! Having it again this christmas.

  1126. ChrissieK says:

    Wow, that is a lot of comments! AMAZING. Favorite food? hmmm, a yummy oven-baked turkey all juiced up w/ its own gravy.

  1127. Beth says:

    I think I would have to say homemade carmels or peppermint bark. I always make way too much and yet it all gets eaten.

  1128. Dorcas says:

    Pie-any kind that’s made. I’ll eat a small amount of the main meal and cut half pieces of pie to taste them all! One of my goals in life is to become an expert at crust-making so I make more pie through out the year. My next fav is Thanksgiving evening when I finally get hungry again-Some turkey, stuffing, cranberry salad, mashed potatoes layered between the dinner rolls with gravy over it all-lol ,I guess thats when I have my official ‘Thanksgiving’ meal.

  1129. Maria says:

    I have to have frozen cranberry salad at Thanksgiving!

  1130. Dawn says:

    When I got married 7 years ago, I was introduced to a whole new set of holiday traditions and foods! My favorite Christmas appetizer is my MIL’s Cranberry Salsa. You can’t go wrong when you mix the beautiful colors and flavors of cranberry, jalapeno, and cilantro draped over a block of cream cheese. It is delicious served with crackers! Now I am excited for the holidays!

  1131. Julie says:

    I have several but to avoid filling space, I will say Pumpkin Pie on Thanksgiving. We usually have hot apple cider too which is equally tasty.

  1132. Angela says:

    My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving, so it’d have to be pumpkin pie! Although a very close second is homemade caramels at Christmas time! (I would really LOVE a Bosch!) πŸ™‚

  1133. Melanie Maughan says:

    Stuffing and Caramel Pull-a-parts!

  1134. Dorcas says:

    Pie-any kind that’s made. I’ll eat a small amount of the main meal and cut half pieces of pie to taste them all! One off my goals in life is to become an expert at crust-making so I make more pie through out the year. My next fav is Thanksgiving evening when I finally get hungry again-Some turkey, stuffing, cranberry salad, mashed potatoes layered between the dinner rolls with gravy over it all-lol ,I guess thats when I have my official ‘Thanksgiving’ meal.

  1135. Mindy McDonald says:

    I love Grandma’s Sweet Potatoes with Orange Sauce!

  1136. MichaelJoseph says:

    My grandma’s Christmas fudge.

  1137. Lisa says:

    This might sound peculiar, but it has become a Christmas staple in my oh-so-Irish household.

    Tomato Soup Cake — sounds so weird, but it’s so delicious! I’ve been told it was crafted during the Great Depression. Walnuts, raisins, and cream cheese frosting all make for a really delicious cake where tomato soup is the star ingredient.

    I think when it first came into creation it was dubbed “mystery cake” (how many people would be open minded about eating tomato soup IN a cake?), and due to its frugal ingredients and delicious end product, it was a great recession-proof dessert.

  1138. Ashley says:

    What a great giveaway — so perfect for the upcoming feasts to prepare for the holidays! I’d have to say my favorite holiday food is the turkey and cranberry sauce. With some candied yams, and the homemade rolls are just awesome!

  1139. Tiffany says:

    I love food so coming up with one is hard, so I will just say, Mint Oreo Bon Bons. Love those things!

  1140. Sammy says:

    Pecan pie – oh sooo good!!

  1141. DanielleB says:

    My favorite is stuffing on Thanksgiving!

  1142. Trisha says:

    I would have to say Chocolate Cream Pie at Thanksgiving. YUMMY!!!

  1143. My favorite is my mom’s family Orange Rolls. I have now introduced them to my hubby’s family, and am the designated orange roll maker now! Thanks!

  1144. Traci says:

    Silly, but my favorite holiday food is ham on Christmas Eve. It’s never anything fancy and most times my mom just warms it up in the microwave, but I think it’s just the feeling in the air that makes the food taste so good!

  1145. SYLVIA says:

    It’s got to be panetone…..Christmas childhood memories!

  1146. Amy says:

    My mother-in-law makes a “Broccoli Puff” that is awesome! It sounds questionable, but it is delicious! We typically have it at Christmas and Thanksgiving.

  1147. nicole says:

    anything on the Thanksgiving day dinner table!

  1148. Lindsay says:

    I absolutely LOVE pumpkin pie. I can’t get enough of it!

  1149. Kat says:

    My favorite holiday food is spice cookies with pumpkin dip.

  1150. Rachel says:

    I would have to say my mom’s homemade strawberry shortcake during the 4th of July is my absolute favorite! I’ve never found another shortcake recipe that I’ve liked and I look forward to this every year!

  1151. Emily Salway says:

    My favorite holiday food to make would have to be clam chowder on Christmas Eve. The tradition comes from England way back in our family line. It may sound like an odd food tradition, but I just don’t think it would be Christmas Eve without it!!

  1152. Barb Stanger says:

    I would have to say EVERYTHING on Thanksgiving………..turkey, cranberry, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, stuffing, rolls. MMMMMMMM!

  1153. Kim says:

    My favorite food would be homemade stuffing with apples and celery in it.