Favorite Holiday Recipes

I hope you enjoy trying some of these holiday recipes. These recipes can be served either at Christmas Dinner, or brought to holiday parties. They have been submitted by my family and friends (most of whom are Cajun, so there may be an abundance of Cajun oriented recipes here).

Special thanks to Sandie Tablada for contributing so many of her best recipes. We'd love to share your favorite Christmas recipes as well. Scroll down to the end of the page for more information on how to submit your holiday recipes to us.

Need to know what size turkey to buy? Or when to start defrosting it? Or how long to cook it? Try our Turkey Calculator for all the answers!



Main Courses




Side Dishes






Appetizers




Soups




Salads




Desserts




Drinks






Christmas is forever, not for just one day, for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf. The good you do for others is good you do yourself.
- Norman Wesley Brooks



Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.
- Larry Wilde



Christmas has lost its meaning for us because we have lost the spirit of expectancy. We cannot prepare for an observance. We must prepare for an experience.
- Handel H. Brown



Christmas is the time to let your heart do the thinking.
- Patricia Clafford