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 is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year - and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.
- William John Cameron



One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly.
- Andy Rooney



For the spirit of Christmas fulfills the greatest hunger of mankind.
- Loring A. Schuler



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