Holiday Food Recipes

Traditional holiday food recipes are the center of our seasonal family gatherings.

Potato Pudding

Lithuanian Potato Pudding, or Kugeli, is a traditional treat.

Lori Dunn

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Holiday menus are made of memories. For my family, candy and cookies from Mom’s deep well of terrific recipes, a roast turkey with a ham on the side, sage dressing (lots of sage, please), Aunt Mary Ethel’s oysters-corn casserole, Aunt Mary Kaye’s spicy pickles (great on leftover turkey sandwiches) and pumpkin pie, of course, are all on the memory-made menu. 

Fantastic Holiday Food Recipes

Apple Stack Cake Recipe 
Kugeli: A Potato Pudding Recipe 
Lattice-Top Sweet Potato Cobbler Recipe 
Old-Fashioned Tea Cake Recipe 
Sweet Potato Cobbler Recipe
Whoopie Pie Recipes
Dried Apple Stack Cake Recipe
Opel's Chocolate Stack Cake 

Nothing too out of the ordinary for us over the holidays. We do have a few food traditions that go with our English heritage – roast beef and Yorkshire pudding come to mind – but overall, our food traditions are plain old meat-and-potatoes style.  

Whatever your ethnic or regional traditions, keep them going, even if a particular dish isn’t your favorite. Future generations will thank you. 

Recipe Box is all about traditions, as the recipe roll this issue shows. 

A Lithuanian favorite, kugeli just might be something to add to that meat-and-potatoes recipe file my family keeps. I’m definitely going to try the sweet potato dish; I’m not fond of candied sweet potatoes so this recipe might be a nice compromise. The apple stack cake sounds delicious, and I’m a big fan of tea cakes (they go great with my family’s English tea habit), so I will be sure to add these recipes to my collection. 

Add to your family’s holiday traditions with a few new ones, and watch the smiles appear around the dinner table. Enjoy!