by jerseygirl on November 3, 2008 · 111 comments

This is my 100th post and it is time to celebrate with a giveaway! I want to thank all my readers for coming by my blog and leaving such wonderful comments. What is the prize?

Martha Stewart’s new cookbook will be shipped to one lucky winner by a random drawing. Just leave a comment on this post by 11:59 EST Wed, November 5th. Now for the comment question…….

What is your favorite holiday food and why? If you do not have a link to your blog, please also leave your email address in the comment section so I can contact you if you win.

Again, thank you, thank you! Blogging has been so much fun and I am amazed at all the great blogs there are out there. I am also happy that I can share my recipes and cooking experiences with others.

Next up, get out your grill for a great steak recipe.

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Peter M November 3, 2008 at 5:11 pm

A Prime Rib dinner, done to the nth degree…little can beat it.

TastyMama November 3, 2008 at 5:23 pm

What is your favorite holiday food and why?
Holiday food is to enjoy and to eat as much as you like. My favorite holiday food I would have to say stuffing or dressing ummm ummm good. You take the dressing and cover it with cranberry sauce and gravy. oh so good!

Lisa Knight November 3, 2008 at 5:23 pm

Sweet potato casserole. It isn’t a holiday with out it!

Emily November 3, 2008 at 5:27 pm

Pie! I love getting together with my mom and sisters and making tons of pies the day before Thanksgiving! This year we are going to really branch out! Yeah!

Candy November 3, 2008 at 5:36 pm

I love my mom’s hot chicken salad on Christmas Eve. Congrats on the 100th!

Clumbsy Cookie November 3, 2008 at 6:03 pm

Congratulations Lisa for 100 wonderful posts! My favourite holiday dish? Codfish we allways have for Christmas maybe… And all the desserts of course!

Stacey Snacks November 3, 2008 at 6:09 pm

Congrats on your 100th post!
I guess my sweet potato & orange gratin, made every Thanksgiving.
It wouldn't be turkey day without it!

Amanda November 3, 2008 at 6:10 pm

OOOOoooo pick me pick me. My favorite holiday “food” is Prime Rib, nice and pink. my favorite thing about the holidays are SUGAR COOKIES!

Jean Patton November 3, 2008 at 6:26 pm

My favorite is home made cookies! Especially if they have strawberry jam in the center.. Yummy! Maybe cookies aren’t a food, but they should be. Ha! Other than that, dark turkey meat with sausage stuffing.

kat November 3, 2008 at 6:29 pm

Congrats on #100! My favorite holiday food is the breakfast casserole my family has every Christmas morning served with a Sara Lee coffee cake

Sara November 3, 2008 at 6:54 pm

My favorite holiday food is stuffing – last year I made a wild mushroom and prosciutto stuffing that was fabulous!

Barbara Bakes November 3, 2008 at 7:17 pm

Congrats on your 100th post! My favorite holiday food is green jello with pineapple, whipped cream and cream cheese. It might be a tacky food, but my mom always made it for Thanksgiving. Now my kids ask for it.

Debbie November 3, 2008 at 7:32 pm

My favorite holiday food would have to be lebkuchen on Christmas. Even though they are German cookies, to me they spell Christmas!!! Happy 100th!

Theresa November 3, 2008 at 7:32 pm

My favorite holiday food as to be Christmas eve, Italian tradition celebrates with seafood. I just love all the seafood, especially the crabs with the linguini sauce.

Ruth November 3, 2008 at 7:34 pm

My favorite holiday recipe is my mothers sweet potato souflle we have it every thanksgivng and now that I live far away I make it every year!

Barbara November 3, 2008 at 7:54 pm

Lisa, congratulations on your
100th post!
My favorite holiday food is the dark meat of the turkey. I never eat dark meat except on turkey.

Robin Sue November 3, 2008 at 8:16 pm

My favorite Holiday food…Seafood. In our Italian family we celebrate Christmas Eve with the 7 Fishes. Love It!! Wow 100 already, time flies when you are having so much fun!!

Bridgett November 3, 2008 at 8:20 pm

This is a fantastic book, so good luck to the bloggers! Congrats Lisa on your 100th post. Sure does go by fast, doesn’t it?

Maria November 3, 2008 at 8:33 pm

Happy 100 to you!! I love my dad’s potato rolls, which I posted today:) You can’t have a holiday meal without them!! Thanks for the fun giveaway!! Love your blog!

MaryBeth November 3, 2008 at 8:40 pm

My favorite holiday food would have to be my grandmothers fruit salad. I have memories of being very young and making it with her in the kitchen, I recall getting my hand smacked a few times for stealing some of the fruit out of the colander. I still make her salad every year, of course it’s just not the same but it makes me think of her every time I steal some fruit while it drains.

Reeni November 3, 2008 at 8:43 pm

Congrats on your 100th! YAY! One of many favorites is my Mom’s sausage stuffing which I have been looking forward to for a couple of months now. Can’t wait for Thanksgiving!

Halloween On Canterbury St. November 3, 2008 at 8:53 pm

Bread stuffing and my mama’s pumpkin pie!
WHY? The taste of both brings me back to my childhood.
Thanks for blogging.

Carol Ann November 3, 2008 at 9:01 pm

My favorite holiday food is homemade apple pie. Holidays just arent the same with a store-bought pie.

Leslie November 3, 2008 at 9:12 pm

Congrats on your 100th post!!!
My fav holiday food???hmmm..mashed potatoes.

HoneyB November 3, 2008 at 9:20 pm

During the holidays is the only time I serve a crescent wrapped brie with fresh fruit (grapes and apple slices). This is my favorite ever holiday appetizer!

Sharon November 3, 2008 at 9:30 pm

Hi Lisa, congrats on your 100th!!
My favorite holiday food has to be Thanksgving turkey! No other time in the year would I dedicate my oven for cooking anything that long 🙂 I love the leftovers as well.

The 5 Bickies November 3, 2008 at 10:27 pm

I would love to be entered in your giveaway!

My favorite holiday food is the sausage stuffing we put in the neck of the turkey. It is simple…equal parts Jimmy Dean Sausage and white bread crumbs mixed together and stuffed in the neck. We top the turkey with bacon strips and the bacon and stuffing are my FAVES!

biz319 November 3, 2008 at 10:38 pm

How funny you had the same giveaway! I am looking forward to trying the other flavors of Annie’s dressing!

I guess my favorite would be my mom’s breakfast casserole – so not healthy, but so good!

Congrats on 100th post!

Patsyk November 3, 2008 at 10:40 pm

Congratulations on 100 posts!

My favorite holiday food? Well, that has to be the phyllo wrapped stuffed chicken that we have every Rosh Hashanah. The stuffing inside keeps the chicken moist, and the phyllo adds this crispy, flakey texture that just works so perfectly. We would revolt if my mother-in-law ever stopped making it!

Proud Italian Cook November 3, 2008 at 10:48 pm

Hi Lisa, Congrats on your 100th post! What an accomplishment, looking forward to the next 100. My favorite holiday food would have to be homemade ravioli’s. I especially enjoy making them with family. It’s a tradition.

ChefDruck November 3, 2008 at 10:59 pm

Oh wow – what a great prize! My favorite holiday food is Yule Tide Log – I make it with my sisters every year.

Lucy November 3, 2008 at 11:35 pm

In our family it’s all about traditions, each holiday having their food specialities and many are reserved for the holiday at hand only, so it’s very difficult for me to chose.

For insistence, my son can instantly inhale an Easter Bread. Several years ago he was complaining as to why I only make at Easter. I simply told him that if I were to make whenever he wanted, it would no longer be special. However, he does start asking for it 2 weeks ahead and I give in… but then he must wait a year before I’ll make it again.

Veronica November 3, 2008 at 11:59 pm

Lisa!! Congratulations on the 100th post!

I love mashed potatoes with lots of butter because I usually don’t make them except for holidays.

anudivya November 4, 2008 at 1:26 am

Hey first time here on your blog, and cool event giveaway!
My favorite holiday food is a nice moist chocolate cake with rich chocolate frosting topped with cherries. Yum!

Jenny November 4, 2008 at 1:29 am

Fun Lisa! Happy 100th post! Hmmm, tough choice. I’d say my Granna’s Fudge. It’s chocolaty, creamy and delish!!

Pam November 4, 2008 at 1:47 am

Mine is cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning and Prime Rib for Christmas dinner. It’s a tradition we started awhile ago and I look forward to it every year.

natalia November 4, 2008 at 5:55 am

Ciao !Congratulazioni ! i love my mother’s in law fritto vegetale !

Aggie November 4, 2008 at 7:10 am

Yay for you Lisa! 100 posts!! That’s great, congrats!

My favorite holiday food is everything at Christmas Eve dinner…especially the pasta my grandma makes with breadcrumbs, garlic and anchovies…that’s the only time we have it and I always look forward to it!

Dee November 4, 2008 at 9:13 am

I’m too far away for the giveaway, but I can still leave a nice comment, right? I love your new profile photo Lisa 🙂 And congratulations on the 100th post.

Looking forward to that steak recipe. I just made some steak au poivre with pink peppercorns. Excellent, but not terribly exciting.

Tracy November 4, 2008 at 9:43 am

My favorite holiday food is Christmas cookies — especially those with chocolate!

Congratulations on your 100th post!

Amanda November 4, 2008 at 10:08 am

What a great giveaway! Congrats on making it to you 100th post and what a generous thing to do for it! My favorite holiday food is the pecan rolls that we have for breakfast every Christmas morning. It was a tradition started by my great-grandmother, who passed away about 4 years ago, and Lord willing, it will keep going for the future generations to come! Thank you for the chance to win!

Mary Ann November 4, 2008 at 10:16 am

Congrats! This cookbook looks like alot of fun. My favorite holiday food would have to be Christmas Cookies. I just love making them and taking them around to people. The cupcakes you made for Halloween look fabulous!

Katherine Aucoin November 4, 2008 at 10:26 am

I guess it would have to be fried turkey on Thanksgiving.

Kelli November 4, 2008 at 10:32 am

It’s just not Thanksgiving without garlic mashed potatoes. Topped with homemade gravy, it’s a surefire hit for a happy family. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway!
pckrfan [at] gmail.com

Allie November 4, 2008 at 10:42 am

Congrats on your 100th post!! How exciting!

My favorite holiday food is home made rolls hot out of the oven. MMMMM thank goodness Thanksgiving is almost here!

Amy November 4, 2008 at 10:43 am

Home made mac and cheese!

black eyed susans kitchen November 4, 2008 at 10:45 am

Hi Lisa, The upside of coming to this post a little late was getting to read all of the comments.Congratulations and great post. Holiday favorite? I could probably pick one from each holiday. Potato latkes with applesauce on Chanukah, my mother in law’s Swedish meatballs on Xmas Eve, my husbands prime rib on Xmas day, or the Thanksgiving turkey with gravy …hard to decide 🙂 Susan

Anonymous November 4, 2008 at 10:54 am

My favorite Holiday food is homemade chex mix, it reminds me of the Christmas afternoons when I was a kid waiting on my grandmother to put the finishing touches on the table, as me and my cousins would run around stuffing our faces with snacks and treats between games of hide and seek. Shhhh don’t tell our parents!baby_wild_flower@hotmail.com

michelle arnold November 4, 2008 at 10:59 am

It would have to be my grandmother’s recipe for Cornbread dressing. It’s not Thanksgiving without that!

Thistledew Farm November 4, 2008 at 11:04 am

My favorite holiday food is – sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles – nothing says Christmas like sprinkles!

Cathy November 4, 2008 at 11:13 am

Congrats on 100 posts! To answer your question, I’ve got to say that my favorite holiday food is not really one food, but the whole “turkey dinner,” with the bird, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, etc.

EFG November 4, 2008 at 11:26 am

The pecan pie that both my aunt and grandmother make. Because it reminds me of family.

Mary November 4, 2008 at 11:47 am

Onion stuffed onions to accompany a beef tenderloin. !00 is a milestone – congratulations.

Tiffany November 4, 2008 at 12:11 pm

Congrats on your 100th post!!! As for my holiday favorite…oh my gosh. It’s a toss up between the Christmas dinner of turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, gravy…..or the desserts….pecan pie, pumpkin pie, cookies, candies, etc. We go CRAZY with the baking at Christmas!! Thanks for the chance to win! I actually have Miss Martha on right now 🙂
give_me_a_latte at yahoo

Baba November 4, 2008 at 12:17 pm

Call me Old Fashioned but it’s not a Holiday dinner without Turkey!

Wehaf November 4, 2008 at 12:18 pm

I love pumpkin pie, because it reminds me of home.

urchiken at gmail dot com

Yasmeen November 4, 2008 at 12:29 pm

Congratulation Lisa on completing centennial yummylicious posts!
I’d say my favorite holiday food is cookies!

The Lady Riposter November 4, 2008 at 12:38 pm

I love Christmas cookies! We rarely made homemade cookies other than at Christmas time and I love them.

nicole November 4, 2008 at 12:46 pm

I would have to say homemade pumpkin pie with homemade whipped topping.

Julie November 4, 2008 at 12:54 pm

my favorite holiday food is pumpkin pie…it is the only time I eat it… YUM or Sweet potato casserole…yum yum

The Blonde Duck November 4, 2008 at 1:00 pm

This is my perfect holiday food: Mesquite smoked turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, green beans, warm rolls with butter, pecan pie and pumpkin pie.

I guess I better start working out now!

Anonymous November 4, 2008 at 1:03 pm

Congrats on your 100th post! I know this sounds strange, but I LOVE green bean casserole. Just the awesome flavor of those crunchy onions with the mushroom soup and green beans is a killer combination for me! But for dessert, I’m a die-hard pumpkin pie fan with REAL whip cream!

Anonymous November 4, 2008 at 1:21 pm

MMM…so many good choices! I am going to have to say my favorite is my mom’s sweet potato casserole…so bad for you, but sooo good! Congrats on the 100th post!


My Sweet & Saucy November 4, 2008 at 1:56 pm

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

My Sweet & Saucy November 4, 2008 at 1:56 pm

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Never thought I'd be a soccer mom! November 4, 2008 at 1:59 pm

There are a few holiday foods that are my favorite. They are all sweet. Date balls, lefse and peanut brittle. It is all about the memories. When i try to replicate any of them, i fail but I do remember the love from Grandpa, Great Grandma and Aunt Gerry making them. Grandpa always gives me an extra bag of candy.

MarthaAndMe November 4, 2008 at 2:07 pm

Congrats on your 100th post! That’s a terrific accomplishment. I’m just getting started with my blog and hope I can be as successful. My fave holiday dish is mashed potatoes, which I make with sour cream.

Colleen November 4, 2008 at 2:30 pm

Congrats on reaching 100! My favorite holiday food is stuffing because everyone puts their own little twist on it but at heart it is all about good ingredients and making memories. Just like the holidays themselves!

Toni November 4, 2008 at 2:40 pm

Pumpkin pie! 🙂 I can’t get enough!

Orrr… stuffing! Mmm.


Judy Armstrong November 4, 2008 at 3:08 pm

I am thoroughly enjoying reading your blog and REALLY appreciate the email updates. Congratulations on #100!

My favorite holiday food is double stuffed baked potatoes.

Have a great day.

Crystal November 4, 2008 at 3:13 pm

my favorite holiday food and why? Sweet potato rolls that my granny makes, they are just amazing and so moist! love them!


jessica November 4, 2008 at 3:25 pm

Banana pancakes with lemon sauce, a Christmas morning tradition.

Liz November 4, 2008 at 4:02 pm

Hi Lisa, Liz from Meal Makeover Moms here. Thanks for your comment on my site today! I actually have two favorite recipes. The first is a sweet potato casserole recipe that I found in Cooking Light magazine many years ago. I make it for our family’s Thanksgiving gathering every year without fail. My second favorite is a recipe I created for Chocolaty Coconut Party Torte topped with lots of sliced berries and lowfat vanilla frozen yogurt (gotta cut back on the fat somewhere). Yum!

piece of me November 4, 2008 at 4:03 pm

Its really silly but, Brown-N-Serve dinner rolls. We have had them since I was a kid and to me it is a symbol of the Holidays and family.
livlifelov at yahoo dot com

Maria November 4, 2008 at 4:06 pm

My favourite holiday food has to be the big Christmas Day meal. You just can’t beat it!


Miss Mommy November 4, 2008 at 4:11 pm

This is a tough one….I love lots of holiday food, but my ultimate favorite is sweet potato pie…Mmmm!! It’s so delicious!!

Thanks for the chance!!

TeaLady November 4, 2008 at 4:22 pm

Pumpkin pecan pie with a deep fried Turkey and home made cornbread dressing. Thanks for the chance for this book. I have it circled in the Good Cook catalog.

Jennifer Ludgin November 4, 2008 at 4:23 pm

Wow, tons of people have responded! This is great 🙂

My favorite holiday food, after pie, would have to be sweet potatoes with toasted marshmallows on top. I don't know what it is about this simple dish, but it is so tasty & has been a tradition in my family long before I was born 🙂

Great post, Lisa! Congrats on your 100th post!


kws November 4, 2008 at 4:28 pm

Pumpkin bread… and stuffing… and rolls… anything with carbohydrates really!

krikenwalks at yahoo dot com

Meghan November 4, 2008 at 4:43 pm

My fav holiday is Thanksgiving.
I love the parade, the signaling of the Xmas season, the vibrant autumn colors that are associated with it & of course, the family gathered around for the fabulous food!!!

I am actually disappointed b/c this year I do not get to cook.

Alyce November 4, 2008 at 4:48 pm

I like my mom’s turkey and gravy, my stuffing, and my homemade pumpkin pie.

~wenhether~ November 4, 2008 at 4:57 pm

Congrats on your 100th post!! I really enjoy reading your blog!

My favorite holiday food is my mother’s creamed onions. I know….most people think these sound gross….but they have been on our thanksgiving table every year since I can remember. I haven’t perfected making them…mom still makes them for me! 🙂

Topher November 4, 2008 at 5:44 pm

bread pudding without a doubt



MeadowLark November 4, 2008 at 5:50 pm

Favorite? Anything that ANYBODY else cooked and will clean up after. 😉

OK, I'm lazy. I'll say a "Tom & Jery" … it's practically a food. It has enough calories to be an entire meal. Eggs, sugar, milk, that's like most of the food groups right there.

The Food Hunter November 4, 2008 at 7:06 pm

Congratulations on your 100th post. My favorite holiday food is the homemade lasagna we make before the turkey and after the soup on Thanksgiving. Hey, we’re Italian we eat alot.

Betsy November 4, 2008 at 7:29 pm

It has to be pumpkin pie. I love the taste and I love whipped cream!

cookienurse November 4, 2008 at 8:06 pm

Congratulations on your 100th post, I love your blog!
My favorite holiday food has to be homemade Christmas cookies, not just because they’re yummy, but because I love making special treats and giving them as gifts. Nothing says love from the heart than homemade creations.

sunnymum November 4, 2008 at 8:42 pm

Pumpkin pie is my favorite holiday food, because I never get to eat it other times of the year. The smell of cinnamon & pumkin while it's baking is wonderful!

Cade and Carrian November 4, 2008 at 8:49 pm

I love gooey butter pumpkin cake and pretty much everything else! Especially turkey sandwichs made with left over rolls the next day!

Kevin November 4, 2008 at 9:41 pm

Congrats on 100 posts! Butter tarts for the memories of family get togethers.

Adam November 4, 2008 at 10:05 pm

Holy cow there’s a lot of comments on here! Congrats on your big 100 posts, Lisa! I always like coming by here and having fun learning about good times and food with your family 🙂

Favorite holiday food? That’s tough, but each year I look forward to cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and sugar cookies.

haleysuzanne November 4, 2008 at 10:33 pm

Congrats on # 100! Holiday food is tough. I always have to have sweet potato souffle, green bean casserole, my sausage stuffing, and HAM. Everything else can stay or go.

RecipeGirl November 4, 2008 at 10:37 pm

Congrats on your 100th post! Wow, a cookbook I don’t yet have. Imagine that?

Fave holiday food… Mom’s rolled chocolate swirl cookies from an old Pillsbury cookoff cookbook. You really can eat them any time of year, but she’s been making them as holiday cookies ever since I can remember and they just scream ‘Christmas’ to me.

Lori November 5, 2008 at 2:39 am

Congratulations on the 100 posts Lisa!

I can’t really nail it down to one favorite holiday dish. I think I just like the holiday spread in general. In Hawaii it’s usually a mix of Japanese, Chinese, Hawaiian, Filipino, etc. All different types of food that you get to eat on one plate, it’s so good!

mikky November 5, 2008 at 4:41 am

cheers to your 100th post… 🙂

Tanya November 5, 2008 at 8:25 am

Awesome giveaway Lisa! My favorite…that’s so hard…probably the cookies. I just love grazing the cookie table more than anything. That and the stuffing…and the pumpkin pie. I can’t choose!

Jenn November 5, 2008 at 8:45 am

I love dressing and gravy. I could eat just that and forget about the turkey.

priscilla November 5, 2008 at 10:27 am

my favorite would have to be um, my Mom’s thanksgiving meals…all the turkey and all the dressings. i love that kind of food!

culinarycory November 5, 2008 at 11:16 am

Yum. I love her cookbooks.

Brooke November 5, 2008 at 11:46 am

Boy, could I use this book! My favorite holiday food is a Christmas goose with roasted potatoes that I once had many years ago at a friends house.

Mamasoo November 5, 2008 at 12:24 pm

Christmas cookies baked with the kids!

Pick me, Monty!

Kathleen November 5, 2008 at 12:35 pm

Favorite holiday food, oh there is just so much to enjoy about holiday food. Top favorite would be candied yams, the sugery goodness is so yummy! Great giveaway!

Stacy November 5, 2008 at 12:39 pm

I love dressing. Why do we not cook it all year round? I guess there is a rule book somewhere that says we have it at Thanksgiving only.
Thanks for the chance to win.
mcginnis135 at bellsouth dot net

Deborah November 5, 2008 at 1:24 pm

My favorite holiday food is chicken livers on really good crackers. OMG I’m salivating right now. I hope I win my girl Martha’s book. You know we’re like sisters since her blogger show.

Catie G November 5, 2008 at 4:43 pm

homemade shortbread cookies that I make with my mom every year because it’s just a peaceful, happy time we get to spend together in celebration of the holiday!

Bunny November 5, 2008 at 9:23 pm

My favorite holiday food is dessert! Pumpkin pie and any other dessert that’s on the table!

CaraCakes November 5, 2008 at 9:32 pm

Mom’s molasses cut out cookies. The ginger and molasses scream Christmas to me!

Mandy November 5, 2008 at 10:22 pm

Congrats on 100! I hope you don’t mind but I too want to have my first giveaway on my 100th post. Lovely idea. Okay, so my favorite holiday food is my grandmothers dressing. What can I say, I’m a carb girl! I’ve never made it before but I just got my hands on her recipe (from the 50’s) and I’m making it for the first time this Thanksgiving…you better believe I’m blogging about it too. Congrats on 100!

Stephanie November 5, 2008 at 10:30 pm

We make an apple pie to round out the Turkey Day festivities and add just a touch of sugar to the crust. Yum.

Katrina November 6, 2008 at 12:53 am

Ooh, only have 10 minutes left until the contest is over–just in time! Whew. jk
Favorite holiday food? Hmmm. There’s just SO many.
I’m going to have to say cookies–all the holiday cookies! Love a really good piece of apple pie and a sliver of pumpkin. I could keep going on and on. 🙂
Happy 100, Lisa. Your blog is one of my favorites! Here’s to another 100+!

Kirsten November 6, 2008 at 10:06 am

Congrats on your 100th post! This is a hard one. I would have to say either pumpkin or peacan pie. Actually all pies are tasty!

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