Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #11

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #11

Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’re just joining us, the hunt begins at, with Stop #1. If you complete the loop of 26 stops, writing down the clue on each author’s site, you can enter to win all 25 books as well as Amazon gift cards, an iPad and more!

Without further ado, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to my guest for the Scavenger Hunt, Tamera Alexander. Tamera is a master of historical fiction, an author who consistently writes novels that draw you into their stories and hold you fast until the final page.
I have not had the pleasure of reading With This Pledge – yet. But it’s on my immediate TBR list.
Here’s her professional bio, in case you’d like to learn more: Tamera Alexander is a USA Today bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers of inspirational historical romance. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, not far from the Southern mansions that serve as the backdrop for many of her critically-acclaimed novels.

For more info or to contact Tamera, here are some handy links:

Here’s the summary of her latest book:

Sorely wounded and disillusioned, a decorated Mississippi sharpshooter clings to life after the Confederacy is dealt a heavy blow. Elizabeth “Lizzie” Clouston’s quietly held principles oppose those of the Southern Cause—but when forty thousand soldiers converge on the fields of Franklin, Tennessee, the war demands an answer. From the pages of history and the real love letters between Captain Roland Ward Jones and Miss Lizzie Clouston who met—and fell in love—following the Battle of Franklin (November 1863), With This Pledge is the story of unlikely romance first kindled amid the shadows of war.

You can purchase her book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound, Christian Book, or your local bookstore.

And here’s her EXCLUSIVE content that you’ll only find in this hunt!

When Fiction Becomes Real…and Visa Versa
by Tamera Alexander

I often wonder how Captain Roland Ward Jones and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Clouston—real people who lived in the 19th century—would feel knowing that their lives and love letters are the inspiration for a 21st century novel.

Captain Roland Jones and Lizzie Clouston are the real life hero and heroine in With This Pledge who met and fell in love at Carnton in Franklin, Tennessee during the Civil War, following the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864.

In researching and writing Roland and Lizzie’s love story, I’ve had the extreme pleasure of connecting with Captain Jones’ great-great-great-great grandson, David. (Quite a thrill for this history loving author!)

David has shared the love letters between Roland and Lizzie with me, along with the family history (as have the wonderful folks at Carnton), and this rich wealth of resources and intimate insights have made the writing journey for With This Pledge a wonderful one. But it hasn’t been without its challenges. Weaving real history with fiction can be tricky. Add to that a cast of characters which is largely based on real people…and the challenges multiply!

I first visited Carnton in the fall of 2007 after my husband and I moved to Nashville following 17 years in Colorado. I purchased my ticket for the tour in a small trailer on the grounds and walked up a worn path toward the house.

As the docent unfolded Carnton’s history and turned time back on itself, I fell a little in love with the home that day—and with the McGavocks, the real family who lived there. But it was the living, breathing memory of what happened within those walls and on the surrounding hallowed fields of a bloody Civil War battle that stayed with me through the years. That kept pulling me back to Carnton.

And now, 11 years—and 15 novels—later, it’s those same living, breathing memories that have inspired me to write about this home, this family, and the remarkable people who lived, worked, fought and died at Carnton.

Christmas at Carnton, a Carnton novella, released in October 2017 and was written specifically to launch this brand new Southern series.

Thanks for stopping by on the hunt! Before you go, make sure you WRITE DOWN THIS CLUE:
Secret Word: to tell.

Got ‘em down?? Great! Your next stop is #12, Tamera Alexander’s site. And if you get lost, a complete list of the loop with links can be found on Lisa Bergren’s website.

Giveaway: Leave a comment with your favorite holiday recipe for a chance to win a hardcover copy of Lady of a Thousand Treasures. US residents only due to shipping costs. 

247 Comments On This Topic
  1. Debbie Clatterbuck
    on Oct 25th at 2:20 pm

    Believe it or not, my favorite recipe is green bean casserole. I love the french fried onion crunch with the green beans. I use french-style cut green beans instead of the regular cut, though. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity and good luck everyone.

    • Betty w
      on Oct 25th at 11:58 pm

      Our local paper had an article on the creation of green been casserole. Dorcas Reilly died Oct. 15th at the age of 92. You can find the article on Associated Press written by Shawn Marsh. Haddonfield, NJ. Pretty odd tidbit, huh.
      Be thankful in all things. Betty w

      • Sherry Moe
        on Oct 27th at 2:53 am

        I saw that she passed away. I just always assumed that the recipe was created within the kitchen of Campbell’s.

      • Chrissy GUNNING
        on Oct 27th at 5:07 pm

        My favorite holiday recipe is my pineapple cheeseball

  2. tish
    on Oct 25th at 5:47 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is Pumpkin roll. So yummy!!

  3. Julia Stone
    on Oct 25th at 6:43 pm

    Homemade gluten-free vegan pumpkin cheesecake

  4. Beverly Calcote
    on Oct 25th at 6:45 pm

    My favorite Thanksgiving dish is Sweet Potato Casserole!! It is the best!

  5. Kerri Norrod
    on Oct 25th at 6:56 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is green bean casserole. I use cream of chicken soup instead of cream of mushroom soup. I love the green beans with the French onions. Anoher one of my favorites is the cookies with craisens and white chocolate morsels.

  6. Melissa G
    on Oct 25th at 6:58 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe would have to be my Grandmother’s Heavenly Hash candy recipe. It’s chocolate with marshmallows and nuts…it was my biggest request every holiday as a kid! <3

  7. Abby
    on Oct 25th at 7:16 pm

    My favorite is all the different cookies and desserts❤

  8. Kim H in GA
    on Oct 25th at 7:17 pm

    My family enjoys sausage pinwheels for holiday mornings during the year. It’s a special treat, but I still use reduced fat crescent rolls and turkey sausage to reduce the impact. 😉

  9. Susanne
    on Oct 25th at 7:21 pm

    Pumpkin pie!

  10. Beverly Duell-Moore
    on Oct 25th at 7:25 pm

    My mom’s Armenian Paklava! We haven’t had since she past away 16 years ago. She did teach me to make it, but I haven’t attempted to do it yet.

  11. kim hansen
    on Oct 25th at 7:30 pm

    My favorite is a cookie from Norway.

  12. Anna Niepke
    on Oct 25th at 7:32 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is: Chocolate Peanut Butter cookies! They’re so delicious!
    My mom, sister, and I make them every Christmas (since I can remember) and give them to friends and neighbors. For me, it’s not only yummy cookies…it’s a wonderful family tradition that I can’t wait to do every year. Below is the link address for the cookie recipe:

    • Robin in NC
      on Oct 27th at 10:55 pm

      These sound wonderful! Thank you for sharing the link to the recipe! Good Luck in the scavenger hunt!

  13. Maddy
    on Oct 25th at 7:39 pm

    My favorite is pumpkin pie!

  14. Starla Lago
    on Oct 25th at 7:48 pm

    Oddly , my favorite holiday recipe is by grandmas fruitcake recipe. It’s the perfect combination of cake and fruit.

  15. Cathy
    on Oct 25th at 7:50 pm

    A family favorite has always been a dessert recipe of my G-Aunt’s – Sweet Potato Bread – with mashed sweet potatoes, raisins, dates, and cinnamon/spice.

  16. Stephanie H.
    on Oct 25th at 7:54 pm

    My homemade peanut butter fudge and chocolate hazelnut fudge.

  17. Bailey
    on Oct 25th at 7:56 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is cranberry-orange bread.

  18. Rachel Koppleberger
    on Oct 25th at 7:57 pm

    I think my favorite is either my dads pumpkin pie (or pumpkin cheesecake) or the cream cheese sugar cookies we sometimes make for Christmas. I like cutting out cookie shapes.

  19. Deanna
    on Oct 25th at 8:05 pm

    I still have young kids, so my favorites are what they make with me! Gingerbread cookies cut in shapes and decorated are our favorite!!

  20. Karen
    on Oct 25th at 8:07 pm

    Corn casserole—I make it every year for our holiday get togethers!

  21. Ashley
    on Oct 25th at 8:07 pm

    Pumpkin Snickerdoodles!

  22. Melani
    on Oct 25th at 8:14 pm

    My favorite is green bean casserole.

  23. Stephanie Christianson
    on Oct 25th at 8:14 pm

    Soda Cracker Crunch – layer saltines in foil covered rimmed cookie sheet. Combine 1 c melted butter and 1 c brown sugar in a pan – heat until boiling and boil hard for 2 minutes. Pour over crackers. Put in 350 degree oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven – sprinkle with entire 12 oz bag of chocolate chips. Put in oven until chocolate chips are melty (3-4 minutes). Remove from oven – spread chocolate chips over the cracker layer and top with 1 c of chopped walnuts. Refrigerate until all firm and then break/cut into pieces. Store in fridge – will not last long =)

  24. Emma (Tina) Stuck
    on Oct 25th at 8:16 pm

    My favorite is pumpkin pie!

  25. E.F.B.
    on Oct 25th at 8:16 pm

    One of my favorite holiday recipes is the Christmas snack mix we make every year. It’s sweet and salty and I love it. 🙂

  26. Roxanne Cruz
    on Oct 25th at 8:26 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe for fudge made in an electric skillet because it is so easy and tastes delicious. All my family and friends comment on how it is better than anything they can get retail.

  27. Jamie
    on Oct 25th at 8:28 pm

    My favorite is Peanut Butter Pie!

  28. Carolyn M.
    on Oct 25th at 8:30 pm

    Cinnamon Rolls are a Christmas morning must!

  29. Julie B
    on Oct 25th at 8:35 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is iced/ decorated butter cookies.

  30. Kaylee Harrison
    on Oct 25th at 8:36 pm

    I love my Mama’s baking, so, pretty much anything she makes!

  31. Amy Jo Medaris
    on Oct 25th at 8:38 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is my great-great grandmothers spinach casserole. She passed away when I was a teenager but I always remember her when I make her casserole every year.

  32. Susette Vesey
    on Oct 25th at 8:41 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is for a chocolate mocha cake roll

  33. Patti Bond
    on Oct 25th at 8:41 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is sugar cookies

  34. Elizabeth Martin
    on Oct 25th at 8:51 pm

    Pumpkin pie, for sure! Really, I love anything pumpkin, no matter the season, haha.

  35. Judy welbau,
    on Oct 25th at 8:53 pm

    Carrot cake is my fav….and of course pecan pie!!!

  36. LucyReynolds
    on Oct 25th at 9:02 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is Chex mix or shortbread cookies.

  37. Pat Moore
    on Oct 25th at 9:08 pm

    One of my favorite recipes for Christmas is Bourbon Balls. I use TBS instead of tsp of bourbon. Also, sweet potato casserole. I love to experiment with it and change something or add something every year. Family never knows what it will taste like.

  38. Kathryn
    on Oct 25th at 9:12 pm

    Man, way to many to choose from. One of my favorite holiday recipes would have to be sweet potato casserole.

  39. Meg Schumann
    on Oct 25th at 9:19 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is pumpkin ice cream, a depression recipe from my great-grandmother. Neither she, nor my grandmother or mother made pumpkin pies! My mother discovered a quicker way to make the ice cream instead of making the ice cream base from scratch. It tastes great and is much better than what is sold in the store or ice cream shops.

  40. Beverly Laude
    on Oct 25th at 9:28 pm

    Pecan pie

  41. Sonnetta Jones
    on Oct 25th at 9:29 pm

    I love stuffing with apples and cranberry sauce. For dessert Guyanese biscuit.

  42. Kim Bakos
    on Oct 25th at 9:44 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is cranberry bread, made from the story The Cranberry THanksgiving

  43. Linda P.
    on Oct 25th at 9:46 pm

    I’m a little different in that I enjoy appetizers a little (ok a LOT) more than the main course holiday dinners. We’ve always served a dip with chips and veggies called El Cheapo! It has only 6 ingredients: For every one can of kidney beans you add 1 cup each of shredded cheese and sour cream; one pkg green onion dip mix; 1/4 tsp each of garlic powder and cumin. Oh now I guess i’m going to have to make a batch tonight! Enjoy our books sooo much!

  44. Tashia Jennings
    on Oct 25th at 9:57 pm

    I have so many from my southern cornbread chicken and dressing , red velvet cake, homemade chicken n dumplings, and especially my rolls with cream cheese and onion n chives baked inside.

    Thank you for this wonderful chance!

  45. Mardene Lien
    on Oct 25th at 10:00 pm

    Norwegian Lefsa is my favorite holiday food. Very special and traditional.

  46. Lisa Stillman
    on Oct 25th at 10:24 pm

    Mom’s chicken and dressing

    on Oct 25th at 10:25 pm

    my favorite recipe is homemade pumpkin rolls love making them and of course eating them!

    on Oct 25th at 10:27 pm

    pumpkin roll

  49. Deana Dick
    on Oct 25th at 10:30 pm

    My favorite recipe is my daughter-in-laws homemade peppermint bark. She makes it for me every year.

  50. Cathy Moore
    on Oct 25th at 10:31 pm

    I love Christmas sugar cookies! It’s so fun to decorate them.

  51. Kathy Schnitz
    on Oct 25th at 10:36 pm

    I have a recipe for a frozen cranberry salad that is just like ice cream. And it’s very simple. Thanks for the chance.

  52. Jeanie Dannheim
    on Oct 25th at 10:37 pm

    One of my stepdaughters makes a fabulous pumpkin cheesecake.
    Thank you for the chance to win!

  53. Kelly
    on Oct 25th at 10:40 pm

    One of my favorites (because it’s entirely too difficult a task to truly pick just one favorite) was my great aunt’s strawberry gelatin salad (with a crust of pretzels). And I have a love/hate thing with my grandma’s minced meat pies, haha. (the only time I ever have them is the holidays).

  54. Amanda
    on Oct 25th at 10:58 pm

    We have a couple! My Mom makes her favorite fruit salad that uses Tang 🙂 And I make my Mema’s secret Tea Cake cookie recipe.

  55. Judith Jennings
    on Oct 25th at 11:07 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is my mother’s recipe for gum drop bread (made with spiced gum drops).

  56. Anne L. Rightler
    on Oct 25th at 11:14 pm

    A family favorite of ours is Million Dollar Fudge.

    • Anne L. Rightler
      on Oct 25th at 11:16 pm

      P.s. I’ve been hearing good things about your book. Can’t wait to read it. Here’s hoping…

  57. Lorna L Halnan
    on Oct 25th at 11:18 pm

    My favorite and most often used holiday recipe is Cookie Ornaments. They are the best sugar cookies!

  58. Paty Hinojosa
    on Oct 25th at 11:55 pm

    My favorite recipe is of hot cinammon rolls!!! I love them! And especially in this time of the year!

  59. Stefanie Faria
    on Oct 25th at 11:56 pm

    Russian Tea
    1 bottle of pineapple juice
    1 can of orange concentrate
    1 can of lemon concentrate
    2 sticks of cinnamon
    Bring them to a boil and let them simmer for a few minutes. Delicious on a cold winter night!

  60. Charity Rinehart
    on Oct 26th at 12:02 am

    My favorite holiday recipe is red velvet cake….love to make it for our family.

  61. Lila Diller
    on Oct 26th at 12:05 am

    I really don’t cook much. But one thing I do well is the traditional pumpkin pie.

  62. Sarah F
    on Oct 26th at 12:08 am

    My favorite holiday recipe is Strawberry Pretzel Salad, it’s not mine, it belongs to this lovely lady
    2 cups pretzels crushed
    3/4 cup butter melted
    2 tablespoons sugar
    1 (8-ounce package) cream cheese
    1 8-ounce package frozen whipped topping
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 ½ cups boiling water
    2 (3-ounce) packages strawberry Jell-O
    2 (10-ounce) packages frozen strawberries
    Preheat oven to 400˚.
    Mix crushed pretzels with melted butter and 2 tablespoons sugar. Press pretzel mixture into the bottom of 9 x 13-inch casserole dish and bake until set, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
    Mix together cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar, and whipped topping in a large bowl until smooth. Spread over the cooled crust, making sure to spread completely to the edges.

  63. Lori Thomas
    on Oct 26th at 12:10 am

    My favorite recipe is Pecan pie

  64. Patrice Doten
    on Oct 26th at 12:12 am

    My favorite holiday recipe is my mom’s molasses cookies. She makes them every year but only at Christmas. Many of us girls have used her recipe ourselves, but they never turn out as well as mom’s. Yum!

  65. Laura L Campbell
    on Oct 26th at 12:21 am

    Thank you for the contest. My favorite holiday recipe is Cream Corn Casserole. I use the recipe in the Betty Cricket Cookbook.

  66. CutePolarBear
    on Oct 26th at 12:26 am

    I’m not sure I can pick one favorite, since we make dozens of kinds of Christmas cookies every year … (not that I want to think about Christmas–I’m not ready yet!!) But pumpkin pie is, of course, a favorite, and cherry pie is also amazing.

    I love the story, since real historical “fiction” has to be my favorite type of book. Those letters are so cool!

    Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂


  67. Lynn Cherry
    on Oct 26th at 12:28 am

    Sweet potato casserole.

  68. Jen Waugh
    on Oct 26th at 12:28 am

    My favorite holiday recipe is just plain old Christmas Sugar cookies. When I was a kid we would decorate them with my grandmother with red, green, and white frosting along with sprinkles.

  69. Ola Norman
    on Oct 26th at 12:40 am

    I like all the homemade goodies.

  70. tammy cordery
    on Oct 26th at 12:53 am

    I like Mexican wedding cookie. They are so good. I have to hide them so that I will not eat them all.

  71. Michelle
    on Oct 26th at 12:53 am

    My mom always made `Wedding Cookies` at Christmas time. Here is a recipe:
    1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
    3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1 1/2 cups finely ground pecans
    4 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
    1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for rolling

    *Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
    Cream butter or margarine in a bowl, gradually add confectioners’ sugar and salt. Beat until light and fluffy. Add pecans and vanilla. Blend in flour gradually and mix well.
    Shape into balls (or crescents) using about 1 teaspoon for each cookie. Place on ungreased cookie sheets, and bake for 15-20 min. Do not brown. Cool slightly, then roll in the extra confectioners’ sugar.

  72. Ashley Y.
    on Oct 26th at 12:56 am

    I absolutely love gingerbread donuts! They’re baked so I can pretend they’re healthy!

  73. Pamela Taylor
    on Oct 26th at 1:03 am

    Broccoli and cranberry salad!

  74. Kelly Shook Russell
    on Oct 26th at 1:11 am

    pumpkin pie, or pecan pie

  75. Shirley Ashley
    on Oct 26th at 1:21 am

    My favorite is dressing or stuffing, whatever you want to call it. FIRST, I am a horrible cook! But I can add butter and sausage to that and of course it’s wonderful. My 13 year old picky grandson loves it and that makes me happy! 🙂

  76. Meredith
    on Oct 26th at 1:29 am

    My favorite holiday recipe would be my grandmother’s dressing which consists of bread crumbs, crackers, cornbread, and lots of sage. Yum!

  77. Lisa
    on Oct 26th at 1:30 am

    Apple salad
    4 chopped Apple
    1 bunch red grapes cut in halves
    1 bunch green grapes cut in halves
    1 15 oz can crushed pineapple, reserve juice
    1 box sugar free butterscotch pudding
    1 container cool whip
    Chopped nuts, if desired.
    Combine fruit in bowl. Mix cool whip and pudding mix. Add pineapple juice until desired consistency is achieved. Add mixture to fruit and stir to coat. Fold in nuts. Enjoy.

  78. Donna
    on Oct 26th at 1:40 am

    My favorite holiday recipe is English Trifle. I’ve made cherry and chocolate. I love them both!😊

  79. Suzanne Sellner
    on Oct 26th at 1:48 am

    Since I’m watching my weight and also diabetic, I avoid the crust by making pumpkin custard (pie filling) by the recipe on the can of pumpkin puree. I do substitute 4 packages of Sweet ‘n Low for the sugar and the lowest calorie almond milk (I’m lactose intolerant.) for the milk.. Once I’ve cooked the custard according to the directions on the can, I cover and refrigerate the custard in little containers with lids. As I prepare to eat one, I put a dollop of sugar-free Cool Whip on top. So, I get all the cinnamon and other flavors of the pumpkin custard, enjoy the fact that pumpkin is a vegetable, but the custard serves as a dessert for me.

  80. Joan Arning
    on Oct 26th at 1:50 am

    Herb Crusted Pork Loin

  81. Kathleen stevens
    on Oct 26th at 1:53 am

    Lemon meringue pie! ❤️😋

  82. Sarah Anderson
    on Oct 26th at 1:57 am

    My favorite holiday recipes are mincemeat cookies, pumpkin pie and gingerbread men.

  83. Bonnie
    on Oct 26th at 2:02 am

    I love making corn casserole, it has bell peppers, and cream and it’s so delicious! I wish I could give you the recipe, but then I might have to kill you. hehe

  84. Deborah O'Carroll
    on Oct 26th at 2:05 am

    Chicken pot pie! 🙂

  85. Rachael
    on Oct 26th at 2:08 am

    I love Sweet Potato Casserole for Thanksgiving. My grandma’s recipe!

  86. Angela
    on Oct 26th at 2:14 am


  87. Kathy Newcomer
    on Oct 26th at 2:16 am

    Homemade English Toffee
    1 cup butter
    1 1/4 cups brown sugar
    2 tablespoons water
    1/4 cup slivered almonds
    1 cup chocolate chips

    Prep 5 m

    Cook 15 m

    Ready In 20 m

    Butter a 10×15 inch jellyroll pan. (lining with aluminum foil, buttered, makes for easier clean up)
    Melt butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Stir in sugar and water. Bring to a boil and add almonds. Cook, stirring constantly until nuts are toasted and the sugar is golden. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan; do not spread.
    Immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips on top. Let stand for a minute, then spread the chocolate over the top. Let cool completely, then break into pieces.

  88. Laura
    on Oct 26th at 2:22 am

    This is too hard to narrow down! Every year I look forward to butterhorn rolls, cheesey potatoes, molasses cookies, pumpkin pie, peanut butter fudge…..

  89. Karen Bacigalupo
    on Oct 26th at 2:27 am

    Two of my favorites Fudge (made with Hershey Cocoa and Fluff, recipe lost) and Starlite Mint Surprise Cookies (mints too hard to find and the recipe lost). One other item is haystacks. Quick and easy.
    Can of Choy Mein noodles 24 oz.
    Bag of Butterscotch bits 11oz
    Can of salted peanuts 12oz

    Melt the bits, stir in the nuts and noodles until coated, spoon into small mounds, refrigerate to set. Enjoy

  90. Lauren Liggett
    on Oct 26th at 2:35 am

    My favorite holiday recipe is the one for pumpkin pie on the back label of a can of Libby’s pumpkin 🙂

  91. Beth W
    on Oct 26th at 2:38 am

    I love pumpkin cake, green bean casserole and Christmas sugar cookies and gingerbread men cookies.

  92. Jennie
    on Oct 26th at 2:40 am

    One of my favorite holiday recipes is Pumpkin Crunch. It is made with a yellow cake mix, butter, and pecans as the “crust”, and then pumpkin on top. I used to work at a cookbook printing place, and I found this recipe in one of the cookbooks we made.

  93. Teri DiVincenzo
    on Oct 26th at 2:41 am

    My favorite recipe is whatever my sister uses to make her bread dressing…it’s stale bread, melted butter, celery, onion, and delicious, lip smacking love!
    Trdivincenzo (at) gmail (dot) com

  94. Dayna Wright
    on Oct 26th at 2:47 am

    I make orange rolls at Christmas to give away as gifts, my favorite.

  95. Charlotte
    on Oct 26th at 2:49 am

    Pecan Pie.

  96. Barbara Hamby
    on Oct 26th at 3:12 am

    i dont really have a favorite Christmas recipe because i really dont like Christmas….i always get depressed around that time of year and it makes me not even way to celebrate….so most times it is like just another day to me. But thank you for giving us the chance to win.

  97. Leah
    on Oct 26th at 3:13 am

    My favorite holiday recipe is peppermint hot chocolate. I usually only have candy canes around Christmas so they get tossed in my hot chocolate. 🙂
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest.

  98. Rachel Hubbard
    on Oct 26th at 3:14 am

    I really like pecan pie but I have also discovered this recipe for cranberry orange pinwheels that I enjoy making during cranberry season.

  99. Heather Ratliff
    on Oct 26th at 3:15 am

    I love Peanut Butter Balls

  100. Jan S.
    on Oct 26th at 3:27 am

    Cornbread Stuffing 🙂 I also like Cranberry Crunch pie…tastes just like Cherry Pie only better!

  101. Erika Luther
    on Oct 26th at 3:28 am

    I would say my Mom’s pumpkin pie or Grandma’s cereal cookies.

  102. Arletta
    on Oct 26th at 3:35 am

    These Raspberry Coconut cookies are my favourite.

  103. Diana Guz
    on Oct 26th at 3:42 am

    Chocolate crackle cookies!! So delicious, especially when they are warm 🙂

  104. Ashton Dorow
    on Oct 26th at 4:10 am

    My Mawmaw’s corn casserole is one of my very favorites ever! 😍 So yummy!!

  105. bn100
    on Oct 26th at 4:26 am

    pumpkin pie

  106. Vicky D
    on Oct 26th at 4:33 am

    My favorite is pumpkin pie.

  107. Linda Horin
    on Oct 26th at 4:36 am

    My go-to recipe at the holidays is mini cheesecakes: 2-8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened; 1/4 cup sugar; 2 large eggs; 1 Tbsp lemon juice; 2 tsp vanilla; 24 vanilla wafers; 1- 21 oz. can cherry pie filling. Beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs, lemon juice and vanilla until light and fluffy. Line muffin pans or cupcake tins with paper baking cups and place a vanilla wafer in the bottom of each cup. Fill the cups two-thirds full with cream cheese mixture. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 375 degrees or until tops start to crack. Let cool, then top each with a tablespoon of cherry pie filling. I sometimes use other pie fillings also such as lemon or blueberry, but cherry seems to be the most popular. Refrigerate until ready to serve. This recipe makes about 18 to 24 cheesecakes.

  108. Denise Greenacre
    on Oct 26th at 4:36 am

    Pecan Pie will forever be my favorite!

  109. Jackie Huffman
    on Oct 26th at 4:45 am

    My husband’s chewy Ginger cookies! mmmmmmmm

  110. Winnie Thomas
    on Oct 26th at 4:54 am

    My favorite holiday recipe is our family’s Swiss bread that we make. It’s so yummy, especially warm from the oven.

  111. Melissa Alexander
    on Oct 26th at 5:18 am

    We always make pretzels dipped in almond bark! I even make some for my son-in-law’s mother – she loves the treat too!!!

  112. Shelly Duff
    on Oct 26th at 6:47 am

    I love to make candy during the holidays to give to friends and family with my mom. We have been making candy together ever since I can remember. My favorites are buckeyes (chocolate covered peanut butter balls), chocolate covered coconut-pecan truffles, and Oreo truffles.

  113. Sabrina Templin
    on Oct 26th at 9:42 am

    I don’t have a recipe per se mut I love Mackinac Island’s Joanne’s Fudge 🙂 I sent some as a gift last year and ordered for myself too…lol

  114. Courtney
    on Oct 26th at 11:56 am

    My favorite Christmas recipes are Boiled Cookies, Peanut Butter Fudge, and Double Good Brownies. These are all family recipes and remind me of those special times spent with my extended family.

  115. Karen
    on Oct 26th at 12:15 pm

    I discovered this recipe a few years ago, and now these are my favorite Christmas cookie!

  116. Erin H.
    on Oct 26th at 1:09 pm

    My favorite food during the holidays is my mom’s Party Mix. We HAVE to have it during the holidays. Thanksgiving through Christmas.

  117. Donna Irvin
    on Oct 26th at 4:01 pm

    My favorite recipe is Dear Abby’s pecan pie
    INGREDIENTS Nutrition
    unbaked 9-inch pie crust
    1 cup light corn syrup
    1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
    3 eggs, slightly beaten
    1⁄3 cup butter, melted (I imagine that margarine can be substituted.)
    1⁄3-1⁄2 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 cup pecan halves
    Heat oven to 350 degrees.
    In a large bowl, combine corn syrup, sugar, eggs, butter, salt and vanilla; mix well.
    Pour filling into unbaked pie crust.
    Sprinkle with pecan halves.
    Bake for 45- 50 minutes or until center is set.
    (Toothpick inserted in center will come out clean, when pie is done.).
    (If crust or pie appears to be getting too brown, cover with foil for the remaining baking time.).
    You can top it with a bit of whip cream if desired.

  118. Susan P
    on Oct 26th at 4:11 pm

    I am not a good baker or cooker, so I don’t have any good recipes to share. LOL

  119. Nancy
    on Oct 26th at 4:29 pm

    One of my favorite recipes is homemade pecan butter. Just toast the pecans in the oven for a few minutes, with salt on them. Then, toss them in a food processor, and keep whirring the blades until you get a creamy smooth nut butter. DELICIOUS!

    Romans10:9-13; John 3:16-21

  120. Connie R.
    on Oct 26th at 5:15 pm

    My favorite Christmas recipe is all of my family in one place! Then everything tastes good!

  121. Caryl Kane
    on Oct 26th at 5:54 pm

    Sweet Potato Casserole with a pecan topping!

  122. Margaret
    on Oct 26th at 6:01 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is peanut brittle

  123. Julie Wood
    on Oct 26th at 6:09 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is homemade caramel! It tastes worlds better than any store-bought kind, and it’s so good to dip tart apples into!

  124. Keri
    on Oct 26th at 6:37 pm

    My favorite Christmas recipe is for the cookies I only make at Christmas… These Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal cookies always turn out so good and they look so festive:
    2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
    2/3 cup brown sugar
    2 large eggs
    1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
    1 1/2 cups flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 6-ounce package Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries
    2/3 cup white or semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips

    Preheat oven to 375ºF.
    Using an electric mixer, beat butter or margarine and sugar together in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, mixing well. Combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Add to butter mixture in several additions, mixing well after each addition. Stir in dried cranberries and chocolate chunks.
    Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
    Makes approximately 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

  125. Julie Nadaud
    on Oct 26th at 6:44 pm

    My mama’s Christmas ham or sugar cookies we’d decorate together!

  126. Anna Braswell
    on Oct 26th at 7:13 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is our family’s version of gussied-up Chex Mix: worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, garlic powder mixed with melted butter, over corn chex, rice chex, wheat chex, buffalo pretzel pieces, regular pretzels, some kind of cheese cracker (whales, goldfish, cheeze-its), rye chips, peanuts and/or pecans, and whatever else my dad throws into the mix. I have no idea the quantities of anything he throws in, and I’m probably leaving something out, because he’s the only one who can make it right and he doesn’t share his recipe! It’s a more savory, spicier version of the recipe Chex provides. He only makes it when we’re all home for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and it’s usually gone the same day it’s made.

  127. Karen G.
    on Oct 26th at 7:16 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is Pinwheel Bread. I make it for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  128. Shelia Hall
    on Oct 26th at 7:26 pm

    my favorite is sweet potato casserole! Southern Sweet Potato Casserole

    3 cups sweet potatoes
    1⁄2 cup sugar…
    1⁄2 cup butter
    2 eggs, beaten
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1⁄3 cup milk
    1⁄3 cup melted butter
    1 cup light brown sugar
    1⁄2 cup flour
    1 cup chopped pecans

    Boil and mash potatoes. Mix in sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla and milk. Put in a 13×9 inch baking dish. For the topping melt butter and mix in remaining ingredients. Sprinkle on top of the potato mixture. Bake 25 miutes at 350 degrees.

  129. Karen Hadley
    on Oct 26th at 8:08 pm

    Homemade cinnamon rolls

  130. Monica H
    on Oct 26th at 8:26 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is broccoli salad

  131. Jill Stevens
    on Oct 26th at 8:38 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is Rommegrot.

  132. Lindsi
    on Oct 26th at 8:38 pm

    My favorite thing to make during the holidays is pumpkin bread. My family loves it so it’s become a sort of tradition to have it.
    Thanks for having this giveaway!

  133. Dezi A
    on Oct 26th at 9:27 pm

    English Toffee! Don’t have the recipe cause it’s my mom’s but it’s delicious!!

  134. Elizabeth
    on Oct 26th at 9:36 pm

    Making my granny’s chocolate chip cookie recipe is one of the ways we remember her during the holidays!

  135. Karen
    on Oct 26th at 10:11 pm

    My favorite Christmas recipe would be a red wine button mushroom dish that takes about 8 hours to make. It’s time consuming, but the are well worth it in the end.

  136. Gail Hollingsworth
    on Oct 26th at 10:26 pm

    My great grandmother’s recipe for chicken and dressing. It was actually featured in a published cookbook, Dining During the Depression by Reiman Publishers.

  137. Gayle Drake
    on Oct 26th at 11:17 pm

    My favorite recipe at the moment is Swedish scones.

  138. Doris
    on Oct 26th at 11:43 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is homemade fudge made with coconut milk and cream.

  139. Jeri Stockdale
    on Oct 27th at 12:22 am

    My favorite and nostalgic remembrance of childhood and all things Christmas good are raisin-filled sugar cookies, a recipe that was passed down to my mother and down to me.

  140. Mark A Buzard
    on Oct 27th at 12:41 am

    Though I have never made it, my favorite would be pumpkin roll

  141. Donna Tyler
    on Oct 27th at 12:47 am

    My favorite is sweet potato biscuits

  142. Laurin
    on Oct 27th at 12:48 am

    My family’s favorite is roasted turkey rubbed in avocado oil and sprinkled with Herbes de Provence, sea salt, and pepper. It started as a, “Well, that’s what I have,” and became a favorite 🙂

  143. Gabrielle
    on Oct 27th at 1:16 am

    Candy cane cookies–mint-flavored dough, half red, half plain, twisted together and shaped like a candy cane, then baked. Yum.

  144. Mirachelle Canada
    on Oct 27th at 1:38 am

    My favorite holiday recipe is my grandpa’s turkey stuffing that he learned to cook and perfected while serving in an army mess hall on a ship during World War II.

  145. Jessica
    on Oct 27th at 1:48 am

    I love my grandmas cream cheese cookies with a little dollop of jam in the middle, so so good! They just melt in your mouth!

  146. Wilani Wahl
    on Oct 27th at 2:09 am

    Holly Cookies ingredients Marshmallows, cornflakes, green food coloring, vanilla flavoring and red candies

  147. Patty
    on Oct 27th at 2:48 am

    I am more of a baker than a cook, and I think my favorite think to bake around the holidays is Pumpkin Bread!

  148. Jan Hall
    on Oct 27th at 2:50 am

    Old fashioned fudge.

  149. Sherry Moe
    on Oct 27th at 2:59 am

    My favorite is pumpkin pie. I can’t cook thus I just use the frozen pie crusts and the recipe for the filling off the back of a can of pumpkin. But I saw some awesome sounding recipes in these comments. Someone needs to compile them into a cookbook. 😁

  150. Linda Palmer
    on Oct 27th at 3:28 am

    My favorite recipe is Broccoli Rice Cheese Casserole. One of my daughters always asks for it, so it’s been my favorite since she makes it. Another recipe I love is Buckeye candy.

  151. Rebekah Miller
    on Oct 27th at 3:59 am

    My favorite holiday recipe is a dish my uncle used to bring to our Thanksgiving feast. I’m sure there are many variations and names for it but we always referred to it as “Five Cup Salad”.
    One cup of each of the following is mixed together in a bowl and refrigerated until chilled. I personally always let mine set for several hours because I love how fluffy the marshmallows get. You can also add more or less of any ingredient to suit your taste.
    One cup Marshmallows
    One cup Sour Cream
    One cup Coconut
    One cup canned Mandarin Oranges
    One cup canned pineapple chunks
    I usually drain the canned fruit but I keep the juices and add some in with the sour cream. It’s easy and delicious!

  152. Roma Davidson
    on Oct 27th at 4:27 am

    My favorite holiday recipe is Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies. It was the first thing I ever made by myself for Christmas and they always take me back to my childhood.

  153. Sarah
    on Oct 27th at 4:49 am

    My favorite is my Grandma’s carmel roll recipe that I make for Christmas morning!

  154. Lisa Harness
    on Oct 27th at 5:11 am

    The fudge I make every year is my favorite. I usually mske seversl batches. The lady batch is made gor New Years

  155. Sharron
    on Oct 27th at 5:43 am

    Snickerdoodles…but then, who needs a holiday to make these 🙂

  156. Willow
    on Oct 27th at 7:31 am

    My favorite holiday recipe would be coconut rolled chocolate balls my family and I make. It’s a good memory maker:)

  157. Christine
    on Oct 27th at 8:39 am

    How can I pick just one thing??? But here goes…my favorite cookie has to be “Mexican Wedding Cakes” or “Russian Tea Cakes”–the little balls made with butter, sugar, flour and nuts, and rolled in powdered sugar when warm-YUM!

  158. Pat Scholl
    on Oct 27th at 12:44 pm

    Every year, our family has Christmas lasagna, a nice change from the traditional ham & Turkey. However, what makes it special is not so much the food but the memories. Many eons ago, shortly after I joined the family, I began helping my mother-in-law make the Christmas lasagna. We’d spend the day making enough for Christmas, for our freezers, & for gifts. During those days, we forged a friendship that has lasted over 30 years. Now that she is no longer able to help, I share the day with my own daughter, and I pray that one day she will make Christmas lasagna with a daughter or daughter-in-law of her own.

  159. Amie Loader
    on Oct 27th at 1:54 pm

    Hmm, my favorite Holiday recipe? this is a hard one since I burn water when I try to cook….you think I’m kidding but I’m REALLY not. I think I’ll go with something that’s no what most would consider traditional but it was a required part of all of our Holiday meals. My grandmother was first generation American, her parents being from Norway. She lived in Maine, I give you this history to give you just a little bit of insight…Lobster soup was a required menu item and we all looked forward to it every year. (Until I was 13 and discovered how very allergic I am to it 🙁 ) Still, when I think of the Holidays at Grammie’s…Lobster Soup is the first thing that comes to mind.

  160. Dawn
    on Oct 27th at 2:50 pm

    I love to make pumpkin fluff. I eat it with ginger snaps, but my nieces and nephews like to eat it like pudding.

  161. Lynn
    on Oct 27th at 3:00 pm

    I love to make pecan tarts.

  162. Donna Moorhead
    on Oct 27th at 3:32 pm

    My favorite is homemade Hershey’s real chocolate fudge.

  163. Alex Jacobson
    on Oct 27th at 3:57 pm

    I love Peach Kuchen (pie!), my mom’s homemade rolls, and swedish pancakes.

    Here are the complete recipes!

  164. Brenda Walters
    on Oct 27th at 4:07 pm

    One of my favorite holiday recipes is home made Fruit Cake. I sometimes start cooking or buying it when it comes out in the stores–October through New Years.

  165. Phyllis
    on Oct 27th at 5:44 pm

    One of my favorite recipes is homemade cranberry relish. Beats the cranberry sauce in a can anyday! So easy to make too. Ocean spray has the recipe on their website. It goes so good with turkey, Yum, I am ready for the holidays.

  166. Amanda Perl
    on Oct 27th at 6:26 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe has got to be lemon squares or cream cheese cookies. Every year for Christmas we bake a lot of different goodies for friends, family, teachers, etc. So i normally only get baked goods around the holidays. Those are my favorite, even though they’re not technically ‘holiday’ goodies. 😉

  167. Elissa
    on Oct 27th at 6:28 pm

    I don’t actually have a favorite, because I’m always trying new recipes. But maybe if I just say caramel, that would be ok? Because I love it in almost everything sweet (and sweet makes me think of holidays). 🙂

  168. Carol Lee Edwards
    on Oct 27th at 6:35 pm

    I like fudge and use the recipe on the back of the marshmallow creme jar.

  169. Jessica
    on Oct 27th at 6:39 pm

    Hi Sandra! I own your book already but I love cranberry apple pie around this time of year. Good seeing you on this hunt!

  170. Jessica Kuznicki
    on Oct 27th at 7:51 pm

    Nothing says Christmas like Grandma’s party mix.

  171. Roni Johnson
    on Oct 27th at 7:56 pm

    My favorite recipe is Jule Kaga, it is a Swedish Christmas bread. I bake loves and deliver to neighbors with cookies at Christmas. Love doing it.

  172. Elizabeth Dennison
    on Oct 27th at 8:00 pm

    Sugar cookies are my favorite thing to make at Christmas time. A tradition my dear beloved started with me when we was first married. I choose to continue it now that we are apart.

  173. Denise Shafer
    on Oct 27th at 8:04 pm

    The family always wants me to bring Nestle Rice Krispy Squares

  174. Lisamarie Whiting
    on Oct 27th at 8:04 pm

    All things hot coco!!! And rasberry!! Thank you for the opportunity!

  175. Beth
    on Oct 27th at 8:26 pm

    My favorite is a holiday nut cake made by my grandma every Christmas. Sour cream and maraschino cherries really made it tasty! 😋

  176. Peggy Harris
    on Oct 27th at 8:39 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is Sweet Potatoe Pie.

  177. Amanda T
    on Oct 27th at 8:49 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe would be green bean casserole. It is a family favorite every Thanksgiving.

  178. Josie Siler
    on Oct 27th at 8:50 pm

    Like many others mentioned, I also really love green bean casserole. I was sad to see that the inventor of the recipe recently passed away.

  179. Linda Marie Finn
    on Oct 27th at 8:51 pm

    Christmas Fudge

    bag (12 oz) white vanilla baking chips (2 cups)
    container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
    Betty Crocker™ green and red gel food colors

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    Line 8-inch square pan with foil, leaving foil overhanging at 2 opposite sides of pan; spray foil with cooking spray.
    In large microwavable bowl, microwave white chips uncovered on High 1 minute. Spoon frosting over chips. Microwave on High 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, continue to microwave in 15-second increments until mixture can be stirred smooth.
    Place 3/4 cup fudge mixture into each of 2 small bowls, leaving remaining untinted fudge mixture in bowl. Tint 1 bowl green and 1 bowl red by stirring in each food color to desired color.
    Drop heaping tablespoons of green, red and white fudge mixture in bottom of pan to create random pattern. Pull table knife through layers for marbled design. Refrigerate uncovered until set, about 1 hour.
    Remove from pan by lifting foil; peel foil away. Cut into 8 rows by 8 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

  180. Stephanie
    on Oct 27th at 9:01 pm

    I loved the recipe for your Cornish pasties! My favorite recipe is… hm! I love to cook and bake, so it’s hard to narrow it down, but I’d have to say my grandma’s apple pie is hard to beat! She always said her secret was nutmeg — and butter! ;-D

  181. Jennifer Hibdon
    on Oct 27th at 9:25 pm

    Date pudding with real whipped cream!!!!

  182. Deena
    on Oct 27th at 9:27 pm

    My Grandmother’s Cherry Salad Supreme.

  183. Jan Coker
    on Oct 27th at 9:50 pm

    Prune Cake that my great aunt would bring. Seriously good, especially with real whipped cream. 😋. Pioneer Woman has something kinda like it at her Merc.

  184. Amanda
    on Oct 27th at 10:21 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is a cream cheese pecan pie. My grandmother made it for me when I was younger and now I make it for my family.

  185. Debora Wilder
    on Oct 27th at 10:32 pm

    I have a wonderful Fudge recipe that I only make during the holidays just because I would eat way too much of it and it is too fattening.

    Refrigerator Fudge

    3/4 c evaporated milk 2 T margarine
    2 1/4 c sugar 1 tsp. vanilla
    12 oz. chocolate bits 1/3 c white karo syrup
    1 c. chopped nuts or raisins (optional)

    Grease 9×9 pan with margarine.
    Combine milk and sugar in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it boils. Turn heat to low and cook for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

    Immediately add chocolate bits, karo syrup, butter, and vanilla.
    Stir until chocolate melts and fudge is smooth and creamy.
    Stir in nuts or raisins. Pour into 9×9 pan and chill.

    Cut into squares before completely hardened.

    It’s super easy to make because there is no checking temperature or anything like that.

  186. Jennifer K
    on Oct 27th at 10:45 pm

    Wow, all these recipes are great. Thanks for sharing. The only thing that I could think of is chex mix. LOL I am such a cook, not!

  187. Robin in NC
    on Oct 27th at 11:09 pm

    At Thanksgiving my favorite is pumpkin pie & at Christmas it’s cut out sugar cookies.

  188. Alaina
    on Oct 28th at 12:06 am

    My favorite holiday dish is either strawberry pretzel salad, or snickerdoodles. I have a huge sweet tooth

  189. Angie Carroll
    on Oct 28th at 12:10 am

    I love any of the desserts!

  190. Tonya Summers
    on Oct 28th at 12:11 am

    Its a toss up between pumpkin pie with whipped cream or sweet potato casserole.

  191. Carol Smith
    on Oct 28th at 12:41 am

    Cherry Cheesecake with a dab of Whipped Cream

  192. Debbie
    on Oct 28th at 12:47 am

    My favorite holiday recipe is Chocolate-dipped Shortbread Cookies.

  193. Rosalyn
    on Oct 28th at 1:15 am

    my favorite holiday recipe/food is dressing (also called stuffing by some)…so, so good! And the only time I ever eat it is during the holidays… 😉

  194. Renee Costner
    on Oct 28th at 1:41 am

    My favorite holiday recipe is lemon cheese bars. They make great gifts to cut up and give away.

  195. Mallori
    on Oct 28th at 2:24 am

    My favorite holiday recipe is a special sugar cookie recipe my mom obtained from a co-worker. I love the mixture of spices in this particular version.

  196. Julie
    on Oct 28th at 2:27 am

    My favorite holiday recepie is sweet potato casserole.

  197. Betsy T
    on Oct 28th at 2:47 am

    Hard to choose just one, but a favorite Christmas recipe would be Holiday Double Chocolate Cookies (from Hershey’s).

  198. Kristina Barnes
    on Oct 28th at 2:55 am

    Topsy Turvey Apple Pie

  199. Sara
    on Oct 28th at 2:55 am

    One of my favorite recipes is my mom’s cheese log. Its a spread for crackers that is complete cheesy, garlic-y goodness!

  200. Rachelle Williams
    on Oct 28th at 3:19 am

    My favorite holiday dessert is upside down pumpkin pie. It’s made with vanilla cake mix, pecans, pumpkin, condensed milk, cream cheese, and cool whip.

  201. Charlene K
    on Oct 28th at 3:38 am

    My family ALWAYS requests an eggnogg recipe, dating back to the 1700’s! Families and friends shared the warmth of a spiced eggnog for centuries!

  202. Laura Love
    on Oct 28th at 3:43 am

    My favorite holiday recipe is roasted butternut squash with onions and rosemary.

  203. Lisa Hudson
    on Oct 28th at 3:51 am

    I have 2 favorites. We’ve been celebrating Christmas with my family on Christmas Eve for the last 47 years (since my sister got married.) My husband makes his delicious Homemade Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Sauce. Then, on Christmas Morning, he makes us Homemade Beignets (from scratch) using the Original Recipe from Cafe du Monde in NOLA. Yes, he has spoiled us just a bit!

  204. Brenda Murphree
    on Oct 28th at 4:27 am

    My Mom’s cornbread dressing. She made the best but the lady 2 years she has not been able. She will be 83 in November. I now make the dressing but it’s just not as good as my Moms.

  205. Brenda Murphree
    on Oct 28th at 4:27 am


  206. Sue
    on Oct 28th at 4:32 am

    When growing up, a must for us kids at Christmas time was Candy Lasses cookies. I think Mom got the recipe from a Pillsbury Bake-off cookbook in the 50s. They are a great way to use up all those candy canes. For 5 doz. cookies:
    3 c flour, 1 t baking powder, 1 t salt, 1 t cinnamon, 1 t nutmeg, 1/2 t ginger, 1- 1/3 c shortening, 1/2 c sugar, 1/2 c packed brown sugar, 2 eggs, 4 T molasses, 1 c crushed peppermint candy. Mix shortening, sugars & eggs. Add molasses & peppermint; then dry ingredients. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. (It helps to grease & flour (or use the floured spray) your baking pans as the melted candy tends to stick.)

  207. Alison Boss
    on Oct 28th at 4:37 am

    Two of my favorite holiday recipes are Pumpkin pie and Baklava!

  208. Sharma Darby
    on Oct 28th at 4:39 am

    my favorite is fruit cake.

  209. Michelle Fidler
    on Oct 28th at 4:48 am

    Libby’s pumpkin pie

  210. Lisa
    on Oct 28th at 4:51 am

    My favorite holiday recipe is my mother’s Newfoundland stuffing.

  211. Bekah
    on Oct 28th at 7:50 am

    My favorite holiday recipe is for pumpkin rolls! Also my mom makes the best cranberry chutney EVER. So excited to have it this year on Thanksgiving! Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  212. Chanel Monroe
    on Oct 28th at 2:15 pm

    I love Sweet Potato Casserole with an Oatmeal Crumble! Delicious!

  213. Jennifer Bridgers
    on Oct 28th at 2:22 pm

    sweet potato casserole with toffee crunch and corn pudding

  214. Anna
    on Oct 28th at 5:07 pm

    It’s difficult to choose a favorite, but one that I have good memories of making a lot growing up is the peanut butter cookies with the Hershey Kiss on top. I remember my mom letting me roll the dough in sugar and put them on the pan, and then put the Kiss on top once they’d just come out of the oven. We only made those cookies at Christmas, and when I see or eat them to this day I always think of those fun memories.

  215. Shantae
    on Oct 28th at 5:17 pm

    Every year for the holidays I make homemade dinner rolls, fresh out of the oven with butter on them they are the best!!!

  216. Amanda Compagner
    on Oct 28th at 5:46 pm

    That house is beautiful! I love sweet potato casserole on Thanksgiving!!

  217. Jeanne Bishop
    on Oct 28th at 6:05 pm

    We always make cranberry apple jello salad.

  218. Bonnie K.
    on Oct 28th at 7:00 pm

    My family loves my soft ginger cookies. It’s generally what I bake in the fall and winter.

  219. Cindy Johanneson
    on Oct 28th at 7:33 pm

    My favorite Holiday Recipe is Strawberry Bavarian, made with strawberries, jello and whipped cream!

    on Oct 28th at 7:43 pm

    Sausage balls: 1lb hot sausage, 1/2 C bisquick, 1lb sharp cheddar cheese

  221. Nicole House
    on Oct 28th at 8:15 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is julekaga, a Swedish cardamom bread that my mom makes. She makes two varieties: one with candied fruit peel and one without. I have tried to copy her recipe, but I’m not the bread baker that she is, so I beg her to make some every year.

  222. Amy Radlein
    on Oct 28th at 8:18 pm

    So many favorites for holidays but start the day with a yummy breakfast casserole with eggs,cheese,meat and crescent rolls. Soooo good!

  223. Natalya Lakhno
    on Oct 28th at 8:19 pm

    My favorite is an Overnight, Slow Cooker, Apple Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oatmeal and it’s so easy to make!
    The recipe can be found here:

  224. Tammy
    on Oct 28th at 8:21 pm

    My favorite holiday meal review would be for sweet potato casserole (no marshmallows! ). For dessert, I always liked my great-grandma’s sugar cookies the best.

  225. Tammy
    on Oct 28th at 8:23 pm

    My favorite holiday meal recipe would be for sweet potato casserole (no marshmallows! ). For dessert, I always liked my great-grandma’s sugar cookies the best.

  226. Heather
    on Oct 28th at 8:39 pm

    I really love apple pie so I try to squeeze that in next to the pumpkin pie!

  227. Sabrina Kiele
    on Oct 28th at 8:55 pm

    There are so many great holiday foods, but one I always enjoyed growing up was peanut butter balls. I’ve never actually made them myself, but my grandma made them, and I’m pretty sure my mom made them sometimes too. So good!

  228. Christine Marriott
    on Oct 28th at 10:08 pm

    My favorite recipe is probably my grandmother’s almond spritz! They are easy to make and easy to eat! 😉 Thanks for participating in the hunt!

  229. Carol Alscheff
    on Oct 28th at 10:30 pm

    I like to fill baked halves of buttercup squash with homemade applesauce. I just peel, cut up and cook whatever apples we have on hand with a little water or apple cider added to help prevent sticking or burning. I have never added sweetener. My children and grandchildren have grown up that way and they all seem to think mine is the best applesauce ever.

  230. Debbie Nissen
    on Oct 29th at 1:03 am

    My favorite holiday recipe is an old one that is rare because I don’t know anyone outside of my family who has ever heard of it. I did find a version of it on the internet, from an old newspaper. It’s monkey bread but NOT the sweet cinnamon roll kind. This one is more like dinner rolls. They do go in an angel food cake pan, and you pull off pieces (similar to the cinnamon one). You also put mashed potatoes in it. So yummy!

  231. Laura Glent
    on Oct 29th at 1:23 am

    I LOVE homemade mashed potatoes. My grandpa taught me that the right way to eat them is topped with corn, and I still eat it that way to this day!

  232. Jill Miller
    on Oct 29th at 1:34 am

    Peanut butter pie!!

  233. Sherrey Meyer
    on Oct 29th at 2:01 am

    Pumpkin pie!

  234. Laura W.
    on Oct 29th at 2:18 am

    The history of Carnton is definitely interesting, and that is why I love historical fiction. My favorite recipe is most likely green bean casserole or my Mom’s homemade apple pies. Yum!

  235. Deborah A.
    on Oct 29th at 2:44 am

    Not really a holiday, but a seasonal food that I love is my grandma’s potato salad for summer BBQs. I love it so much. It has eggs and pickles and celery. Mmmm-mmm!

  236. Miss Pippi
    on Oct 29th at 3:07 am

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    One of my favorite recipes for the holiday is Turkey Mush – a casserole that layers Thanksgiving leftovers. Yum!

  237. Kira Rosol
    on Oct 29th at 3:14 am

    My favorite recipe is French Silk Chocolate Pie! I’m craving it right now!

  238. Jill
    on Oct 29th at 3:35 am

    I always have to make my Grandma Sumner Cookies. My grandma’s recipe for cutout cookies.

  239. Kate
    on Oct 29th at 4:33 am

    My favorite holiday recipe is a chocolate and peppermint roll. Two of my very favorite flavors!!

  240. Bri Jester
    on Oct 29th at 6:03 am

    My favorite Christmas recipe is cake balls.

    1 Box of Chocolate Cake Mix (any brand)

    1 Tub of Chocolate Icing (any kind)

    1 Bag of White Candy Melts

    Mix and bake cake according to box instructions. Let cake cool then crumble into large bowl. Add tub of frosting and mix together until a moist dough forms. Roll dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter. Put candy melts into a microwave safe container and place in microwave. Set microwave for 30 seconds, stir and continue to heat for 30 second intervals until all of the candy melts have melted. Using a spoon drop cake balls one at a time into the melted candy mixture. Use the spoon to move the ball around in the chocolate then place coated cake ball on parchment paper to finish cooling.

  241. Tiffany Whalen
    on Oct 29th at 4:18 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is green bean casserole!

  242. sandra
    on Oct 30th at 6:12 pm

    I have had the MOST FUN reading through everyone’s recipes – mouth watering. Thank you so much for stopping by, and for sharing.

    Good news! Because my publisher has been generous with giveaway copies, my assistant Renee drew 10 names who will receive a copy of Lady of a Thousand Treasures. I have emailed the winners: Amanda, Brenda, Donna, Karen, Karen, Lauren, Sarah, Donna, Jamie, and Deanna!

    Have a wonderful holidays season, baking and cooking!