1. TastyReuben

    Merry Christmas 2023!

    Thinking of our forward-in-time friends in Australia and New Zealand, I wanted to get this posted up now: If you’re so inclined to celebrate the holiday…Merry Christmas to you and yours! Regardless of your celebratory habits, hopefully everyone can relax a bit, eat and drink their fill (and...
  2. karadekoolaid

    Hallacas. A Venezuelan Xmas Tradition

    The beginning of November brings a shiver of excitement to thousands of Venezuelan families. It's time to prepare traditional Xmas foods: "pan de jamón" (Ham bread), "ensalada de gallina" (Chicken salad) and the unbelievable "hallaca" . An hallaca (pronounced "Ay-Yak-uh") is a...
  3. Herbaceous

    Recipe Christmas potato salad

    This is the recipe for my husband’s family’s traditional Christmas potato salad. I was introduced to this when we first started dating (almost 20 years ago now!). There’s no source for this recipe - we just copied how his family made it. Note that we never measure anything for this recipe -...
  4. Herbie

    Foodie Christmas presents

    Anyone get foodie presents this year? I got a few.. Actual food: Loads and loads of chocolates Marzipan fruits Coffee syrups Apricot Brandy Christmas pudding beer! Selection of teas Pack of three curry pastes Non-food foodie presents: Julienne attachment for my magimix Salt and pepper mill...
  5. M

    How to use up christmas leftover lamb and turkey

    I have some slow cooked shoulder of lamb left and also part of a turkey thigh joint. Thinking to make like a shepherd's pie with the leftovers do you think it would be nice to mix the lamb ans turkey together? Alternative is to make a pie and make like a white sauce and add some veggies and the...
  6. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    The Christmas Cracker Jokes Thread

    Post your Christmas cracker jokes here. Add the "Answer" in a spoiler. To hide your answer you can use one of 2 styles of spoiler. The icons won't neccesarily be in the same place as shown, so match the symbols.
  7. Morning Glory

    Happy Christmas!

    Wishing all our CookingBites members a happy Christmas.
  8. TastyReuben

    Christmas 2022

    Since I’ve made my first official Christmas purchase of the year, I feel it’s a-okay to kick off this season’s thread: Let the festivities begin! 🎄 🎁 ☃️
  9. GadgetGuy

    What kitchen toys did you get from Santa this Christmas?

    Ok, y'all, was Santa good to you this year? What did you get? Whatever it is, I'm sure that it made you happy & glad!!
  10. homemade

    Hello Everyone.

    Very Good Evening and Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.........
  11. Morning Glory

    Happy Christmas from CookingBites

    Wishing all our members a happy Christmas.
  12. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Pan de Jamón ( Venezuelan Ham Bread)

    So here´s something unusual for you if you want to give it a go. It´s a Venezuelan tradition at Xmas time - hundreds and thousands of these are sold at bakeries, and the bread is a great snack at any time of the day. I just had a slice for breakfast. It was invented back in 1905 by a local baker...
  13. TastyReuben

    It's that time of year again: Christmas 2021

    Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, let's get with the Christmas already! I'll start with posting this year's cut glass ornament: We have maybe 25 of these, and I think this year's is my favorite. Pointy pointy!
  14. flyinglentris

    Early Christmas Shopping

    With all sorts of shipping backlogs currently plaguing deliveries, I have decided to get my Christmas shopping out of the way early. Yes, it's true, I have already been the victim of delayed shipments that have driven me to the brink of outrage. It isn't pleasant wondering where your...
  15. flyinglentris


    The holidays have past, but the thought of a Christmas treat in Germany has just poked me - Lebkuchen. These are specialty cake cookies that are often included in the Weihnachtzeit celebration. I was wondering if anybody has tried these or better, made them.
  16. MypinchofItaly

    Christmas in July

    There is a tradition that takes place in a small village in Piedmont, Val D'Ossola, that has always made me smile. Christmas celebrated in July. The small municipality of Vagna, in the D’Ossola valley, Piedmont, celebrates Christmas on the second Sunday of July every year since XVII century...
  17. flyinglentris

    What Did You Really Want For Christmas?

    What did you really want for Christmas? I could tell you that I wanted a Canon EOS R5 and accessories, but that will come in time. That camera has been on back order for some time now anyway. What I wanted is to see my fellow Americans wise up to long term consequences of the continued...
  18. TastyReuben

    Christmas Meal 2020

    Ok, for folks who are cooking for Christmas, what're you making? We're planning on: Standing rib roast Yorkshire puds Roasted potatoes Cauliflower cheese (a whole roasted head) Gravy Christmas pud and sauce (Harrod's) We'll also have nibbles during the day (raw veggies and such to dip) and...
  19. Hungry Man

    Recipe & Video German Potato Pancakes - Christmas Market Reibekuchen + Herb Quark Dip recipe

    Christmas Market Reibekuchen + Herb Quark Dip recipe View: Ingredients 500 g grated potatoes 1 medium size onion 1 egg 1 tbsp corn starch 1 tsp salt 1 tsp black pepper Vegetable oil for frying Instructions Grate the potatoes into thin strips Squeeze out the...
  20. flyinglentris

    The Twelve Days of Christmas

    It's December 15th and Christmas Day falls on the 25th. Therefore, the Ten Days of Christmas begins tomorrow. Do you honor that song with your special somebody?
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