December is unique in its convergence of many cultural holidays and distinct traditions. It’s fascinating to learn how some of these have become ingrained in the fabric of our holidays. When you’re a child, it seems like the food and atmosphere of your family’s holiday is universal. It’s only as you get older that you realize how unique your grandmother’s fruitcake recipe really is.

We asked our employees to share with us some of their holiday traditions. And whether you’re looking for inspiration for a feast or a new New Year’s celebration, these are sure to get you into the holiday spirit.

Holiday Recipes


Bonus Doggy Recipe 

Family Traditions


From Don Lederer’s family and ours, have a safe and happy holiday season!