No matter what the occasion—New Year’s Day, Easter, Passover, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah or Christmas—favorite dishes bring to mind memories of celebrations past and the special relatives who prepared holiday fare. Whether the recipes are written on a scrap of paper in Grandma’s shaky hand, inked on a well-worn recipe card or typed on a computer, they all help define a family, a community, a region—and in a broader sense, a nation.
American Profile is pleased to announce the publication of Hometown Recipes for the Holidays. Published by William Morrow, the book brings together prized choices for the holiday table—from appetizers to desserts and breakfast to dinner. The 250 recipes included in the book were drawn from nearly 1,500 entries in our holiday recipe contest and represent the best of America’s hometown holiday celebrations.
Here, we present some of the winning recipes, perfect for your holiday table.
Hometown Holiday Recipe Contest Winners:
Grand Prize Winner: Cranberry Cake with Hot Butter Sauce—Phyllis Willink, Baldwin, Wis.
Breakfast Winner: Apricot-Blueberry Stuffed French Toast—Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
Appetizer Winner: Smoky Salmon Spread—Gwen Swanson, Pukwana, S.D.
Salad Winner: Summertime Bean and Corn Salad—Doris Ann Rose, Eddy, Texas (featured in the July 29, 2007, issue of American Profile)
Bread Winner: Garlic Parmesan Rolls—Loyd Patton, Spokane, Wash. (coming in next week’s issue of American Profile)
Sides Winner: Autumn Rum-Glazed Carrots—Mary J. Lewis, Eatonton, Ga. (featured in last week’s issue of American Profile)
Main Dish Winner: Pan-Seared Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Onions—Michaela Rosenthal, Woodland Hills, Calif.
Dessert Winner: Oooey-Gooey Caramel Turtle Cake—Laura Frerich, Napoleon, Ohio (coming in a future issue of American Profile)