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.

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Main Courses




Side Dishes






Appetizers




Soups




Salads




Desserts




Drinks






Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale



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



Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.
- Charles Schulz



Christmas is, of course, the time to be home - in heart as well as body.
- Garry Moore