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BOUNTIFUL FEAST ...just like mom used to make By KriSTy STEvEnSon

consider what the holiday season would be like without nostalgic foods and beverages. Picture your favorite gathering – can you smell the goodness of mom’s kitchen or hear the clink of glasses raised in celebration? regardless of the dates you celebrate, this time of year is all about the savory sentiments of days gone by. From cocktail parties to cookie exchanges, it’s the series of dishes we look forward to each year, the recipes we pass down from generation to generation, and the calories we are only willing to consume because ‘tis the season. i grew up in milwaukee where the outdoors were often a glistening white by this time, so cold that your nose and

fingertips went numb after just a short time in the elements. To return to a warm hearth filled with the sweet aroma of holiday cooking always made everything seem that much more delectable. Holiday music echoed throughout the house, punctuated by the crackle of the old phonograph and lights a-twinkle against a darkening sky. The kitchen was always bustling with the creation of treats for family, friends and neighbors. Following are some show-stoppers shared by our readers. Send us your Thanksgiving through new year’s family favorites, and we’ll post them on our website. cheers!

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