Holiday Recipe Help for Grit Readers

Grit readers write in to seek holiday recipe help when looking for the perfect recipe for their holiday celebration.
By Jean Teller
November/December 2006
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Grit readers seek help in finding the best holiday recipes.

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Grit readers write to find holiday recipe help for the holidays. 

Grit Readers Holiday Recipes

Boiled Peanuts Recipe
Peanut Brittle Recipe
Buttery Microwave Cashew Brittle Recipe
Potato Puffs Recipe
Fancy Mashed Potato Recipe
Pickled Peppers Recipe
Gingerbread People Recipe
Sponge Candy Recipe
Sugar Free Pecan Pie Recipe 

Something old, something new is as good a recipe for holiday cooking as for June weddings, and wonderful cooks spend the holiday season in a flurry of cooking and baking. They locate new recipes to grace their decorated tables, creating a balance between tradition and innovation.

Jean Teller is senior associate editor for GRIT magazine. 

Holiday Recipe Help Wanted

If you’ve been looking for a long lost recipe, or can provide one, please e-mail us at RecipeBox @ or write to Recipe Box, c/o GRIT, Topeka, KS. Please include your name, address and daytime phone. Recipes cannot be returned as they are eventually sent to the person requesting the recipe. Recipe requests and responses will be printed at our discretion or as space allows.

  • Marilyn Steele, of Flint, Michigan, hopes readers have two recipes she remembers from a Campbell's Soup Cookbook in the 1960s or '70s: a meatloaf that contains oatmeal and chicken with rice soup; and Italian-style sliced eggplant.
  • Beth Rettke, of Park Rapids, Minnesota, is looking for a recipe for pumpkin pie that includes miniature marshmallows. "My grandmother used to make it for Thanksgiving. We've gone through all her recipes but can't find it," Beth writes.
  • Travis Massey, of Idabel, Oklahoma, hopes someone has a recipe for vinegar pie.
  • Gerald Davis, of Kennerdell, Pennsylvania, is trying to locate a recipe for Jewish hard rolls. "We always were able to buy them in New York," he writes, "but since we've moved to Pennsylvania, we have not been able to purchase ones like these. They were hard on the outside, but soft on the inside. Any that we find as 'hard rolls' are nothing like these rolls."

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linda prater
11/19/2011 12:55:05 PM
love your recipes and how to's

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