Traditional Foods for the Holidays

Home economics students at Indiana State University prepare meals.
As we head toward the holidays, many of us begin to think about all the cooking and baking that is to come. George Washington declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1789, and since then we've been celebrating the holiday with  family and good friends, and of course, with food. Over time, families adopted traditional recipes and handed them down from one generation to the next. For some, these recipes are family treasures. They are shared, entered in contests, guarded, and argued over. 

Now that the official Holiday cooking season is underway, I'd like to share some recipes for Hasen Pfeffer and Pumpkin Pie, as well as some images of local bakers, which you will find in the Wabash Valley Visions & Voices Collections. What are some of your  traditional holiday recipes?
Photograph of Carl Prulhiere, baker at Fossi's Bakery.

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