‘Kheer’ Rice Pudding (Punjabi style)

Passed to your plate by Jaipal Singh This is not your typical rice pudding. This recipe has been passed down for hundreds of years in the Sikh tradition, dating back to a noble woman named Khivi. Known for her humor and hospitality, she held a steadfast devotion in...

Pumpkin Rolls

Passed to your plate by Lisa Nolte To say I am obsessed with my mom’s pumpkin rolls is an understatement. Each year she had to hide the rolls from me – and my siblings knew not to share the secret hiding place or there would be no pumpkin rolls for Thanksgiving. As...

Chocolate Crinkle Cookie

Passed to your plate by Melissa Paauwe Every year my mom, my sister and I get together to bake holiday cookies. Now my two nieces even join the fun. It has become one of my favorite holiday traditions! We have matching Christmas aprons, listen to Christmas music and...

Carmelitas

Passed to your plate by Kelli Fellers This is our family’s holiday “cookies”. It is the first thing I remember making with my mom. It was a really big deal once we were allowed to mix the flour and caramel by ourselves, as that can be a sticky & messy process with...

Sweet Potato S’Mores

Passed to your plate by Jen Eng This year I was meeting my future sister-in-law for the first time … the top item on the menu was SWEET POTATO. The pressure was on, for a few days my mom and I rattled off recipes to each other. An hour before dinner we decide to...

Christmas Gingerbread Men

Passed to your plate by Emily Hamilton It wasn’t the holidays at the Hamilton household until we had put up the tree, made (and decorated) gingerbread cookies and watched Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (I’m talking the 1964 made-for-tv, claymation version...