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2016 Holiday recipe swap

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The Gourmand Mom

(Read caption) Sausage, apple, and leek stuffing is a perfect complement to the Thanksgiving turkey.

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Almost everyone has a favorite holiday recipe or two that has been passed down from generation to generation. Sometimes it's a recipe learned and shared from the heart. Other times it might be a stained index card covered with faded handwritten notes, or a bookmarked page in a cookbook.

Do you have a favorite way to roast a turkey? Does your family prefer cranberry sauce or cranberry relish? What about marshmallows atop sweet potato casserole – yes or no? Has your family adapted American holiday cuisine by adding spices and flavors from other cultural traditions? We want to hear about it. 

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If you'd like to share your family's favorite holiday recipe – and it can be anything from appetizers, sides, desserts, to the main dish – please email it with a horizontal photo to We will share a selection of your best recipes right here on our recipe blog, Stir It Up!