Top seven holiday foods


All the food is set and families are ready to feast together.

Rohun Voruganti, Sports Editor

With the holidays right around the corner, you might be stressing about what casserole you’re going to bring to grandma’s house. Worry no more. Here I will show you the top holiday foods certified to serve delicious and popular dishes to the table.

1. Pumpkin Pie

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Pop Pop slices up a piece of pie and serves

A holiday staple across America, pumpkin pie is good enough to make anyone act up this holiday season. The creamy pumpkin filling surrounded by crispy crust and topped with a dollop of whip cream is to die for.

2. Eggnog 

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Homemade eggnog served with cinnamon sticks filled with flavor.

Talk about a classic holiday food. When have you ever seen eggnog on the shelves in September? Once december is knocking on your door, it flies off the shelves.

3. Mac and Cheese

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Crispy four cheese mac and cheese waits for me at the table

Macaroni and cheese may not be what you would consider to be a classic holiday side dish, but for kids and picky eaters, it’s an absolute must-have. Few things are more comforting than a gooey, creamy, and perfectly cheesy homemade mac and cheese. It’s a truly underrated Thanksgiving side.

4. Rolls 

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Aunt Carla steps through the door with the fresh rolls she topped with garlic butter

Sure, rolls by themselves might not the most coveted dish on the table, but they can turn things up a notch when mixed with other foods. No other dish will be able to soak up all that savory, rich gravy that has spilled over from your ham and mashed potatoes.

5. Latkes

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Fresh latkes, a fresh delight during Hanukkah served with a dollop of sour cream.

I was lucky enough to try these last year when a friend made these for me. Latkes are potato pancakes – small cakes of grated potatoes fried in olive oil. Latkes are a vital culinary part of any Hanukkah celebration.

6. Mashed Potatoes

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Creamy mashed potatoes like this will have you falling asleep after dinner

You can never forget the creamy, buttery, savory mashed potatoes that every plate carries. During the holiday season I don’t know what it is but the mashed potatoes step up their game. Always the first side taken and drowned in gravy it is sure to delight you.

7. Gingerbread

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A beautifully decorated gingerbread house, ready to be put on the shelf.

Whether you make gingerbread cookies, construct and intricate home, or watch Shrek your childhood has been filled with gingerbread. When made at home, the fresh ginger mixed with the sweet sugar aroma floats through the whole house and can bring the family together.