Best of the Holiday

Be sure to vote on the “Best of 517” next month

We asked our readers in a social media poll for their thoughts on the holiday food traditions they can’t live without



From green bean to sweet or cheesy potatoes, our readers were all about dishing up a good ol’ casserole for holiday celebrations. A casserole is loosely defined as not only a vessel to serve food in, but a group of ingredients combined to create a meal and baked in one container. Does that mean lasagna is actually a casserole? We learn something new every day.

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Dessert Salad

Heavenly hash, aka ambrosia salad — rice, whipped cream, pineapple, maraschino cherries and pastel colored mini marshmallow — has adorned many a holiday table. We often see this laid out with the main courses on our table, not with the pies and cookies. This begs the question: Is it a dessert or a salad? Friends, when it comes to food, it is whatever you want it to be.


More Bread Please

From Hawaiian rolls to homemade crescents, bread rules supreme as something our readers love about the holidays. Cinnamon bread made the cut by our readers, as well as something called kalacs, which is a Hungarian swirl bread. Christmas breads from around the world are a popular holiday tradition. Haven’t tried one? The website has some fantastic recipes.



Your opinion matters, so let your voice be heard.

Each month, 517 Magazine showcases a “Best of 517” feature that is voted on by our readers. The topic will be posted to our polls in the 517 Facebook page, where fans can vote on all sorts of food-related topics in the 517. Connect with 517’s Facebook page today @517mag.


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