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What homemade food gifts are good for mailing?

by alohanancy 8 months ago

Hi! Thank you in advance for your help! Instead of buying Christmas gifts for my extended family I think I'm just g...

The_Libster commented 1 month ago

Nassau Bahamas

by Worldwide Diner 7 months ago

Going for Xmas, arriving on 23rd and flying out on the 26th. Travelling solo, staying at Comfort Suites next to Atla...

Worldwide Diner commented 3 months ago

Mexican foodie adventure, recommendations?

by Belkisw 4 months ago

I have not been to Mexico since I was a child, and have decided this coming Christmas my husband, mother, and I shoul...


Maggie19 commented 4 months ago

Mad hunt for vintage candy

by Phil_A_Mignon 9 years ago

My wife, for years, has raved about a holiday candy she enjoyed when she was a young girl back in the late seventies,...


ohiojeepguy commented 4 months ago

Desperately seeking Julia Child's Buche de Noel recipe

by jlix 11 years ago

I thought it was in MASTERING THE ART (and I bought the damn thing--)but its not. does anyone have it-- know where I ...

blue room commented 5 months ago

What to make for Christmas eve - for 19!

by Cheesy Oysters 6 months ago

Well I'm not going to do a prime rib roast for 19. I thought about a vegi and a meat lasagna and fresh crab. That s...

LaLa commented 5 months ago

An English Christmas

by Foxeyblue 6 months ago

For anyone who wonders what people do in England over Christmas I wrote it up as part of a comment on the Homecooking...


Bkeats commented 5 months ago

What's for Dinner #398 (December 2016) - The Merry & Bright Edition

by ChristinaMason 7 months ago

The winter holidays are upon us - and whether that means Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, or even Kramp...

Berheenia commented 6 months ago

What did Santa bring for your kitchen this year?

by Cam14 6 months ago

Christmases past have brought a piece of All Clad, other cookware, electric appliances and other great things but the...

Cam14 commented 6 months ago

Merry Christmas!

by munchkin1 6 months ago

Sending my best wishes to fellow Chowhounders! I have been reading faithfully, but not cooking/creating or responding...


munchkin1 commented 6 months ago

Mexico City Restaurant Schedules Christmas/New Year 2016

by cristina 7 months ago

Greetings CH Mexico City Visitors: I promised to find out who's open and who's closed during the Christmas/New Yea...

legseatsmexico commented 6 months ago

Christmas Cookbook Wishes

by eatsbread 7 months ago

I've been a long-time follower but a hesitant poster on Chowhound. I'm still in awe of you guys after eight years, bu...


TrishaCP commented 6 months ago

Holiday Eggnog 2016

by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Stumbling upon three popular brands of eggnog at discounted prices at Grocery Outlet this month inspired a taste...


j mather commented 6 months ago

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A CHRISTMAS DAY SUPERFECTA: Chinese, Jewish, Turkey, Steak (Craigie, Mamaleh's, Mooo)

by BostonBestEats 6 months ago

A TRADITIONAL CHINESE CHRISTMAS EVE: Swordfish chop (collar) "ginger & scallion", with lobster and braised daikon at ...

Interesting, unusual (and cheap) foods as Xmas presents

by MplsM ary 1 year ago

I am seriously vexed. I just received my sister's Christmas wish list and it reads thusly: "Byerly's (a local store t...

LaLa commented 6 months ago

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What's open on Christmas day?

by Lamericano 6 months ago

Looking for suggestions to meet a friend for lunch and drink on Christmas Day in Monmouth County, Asbury/LongBranch/S...

Coffee break on Christmas Day in Vancouver

by grayelf 6 months ago

You need good coffee every day, right? This year, The Only Café on 4th Avenue in Kits will be open to serve you. Any ...


koshfoodie commented 6 months ago

Beef roast for Christmas dinner

by chandrarose 6 months ago

Hi, I'm looking for some ideas on a beef roast for Christmas dinner. We raised our own steer last year and my freezer...


fourunder commented 6 months ago

Holiday Cocktails at Elixir - San Francisco

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Thanks to this tip from "oniontears", a friend joined me last week for a couple rounds of holiday cocktails at Elixir...

Melanie Wong commented 6 months ago

Articles on Christmas