Thanksgiving Traditions – Imperial Sugar Recipe Contest

I remember Thanksgiving at Grandma’s house when I was a child. My mom and sister and I, along with my aunts and uncles and cousins, would gather around my Grandparent’s table for a feast each year. We’d always eat at noon and then have turkey sandwiches with homemade turkey soup later in the evening while the grown-ups played Pinochle or Poker and the kids played board games or pool.

Ah, traditions.

For the main meal, there was always turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and corn. But Grandma would make some of her originals like her yummy cranberry and jello mold, an onion side dish and out-of-this-world homemade fudge, pumpkin pie and tapioca pudding for dessert.

Many of the same dishes make their way to my table now that I’m an adult with a family of my own. (Although it still eludes me how she got her gravy to be so perfect each year.) I’ve also added some recipes of my own to make our dinner special.

We always joke about the fact that Thanksgiving dinner is a meal that takes hours to prepare and just minutes to devore! But it just doesn’t get any better than enjoying good food with family and friends, whether at the table or while it’s being prepared as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade plays on the TV in the background.

What’s Your Favorite Recipe?

Imperial Sugar is looking for the best, most delicious homemade Thanksgiving recipes from your kitchens. Whether it’s a side dish, a decadent dessert or your grandmother’s classic turkey glaze, Imperial Sugar wants to see and taste your creations.

Three winners will pocket gift cards just in time for the Christmas shopping season. Now that’s something to be thankful for!

  • First place is a $500 gift card
  • Second place is a $300 gift card
  • Third place is a $200 gift card

Contest Details & Rules:

  • Contest began November 1, 2012, and entry deadline is November 23, 2012. Winners will be announced December 2, 2012.
  • All recipes must be the original creation of the Entrant.
  • All recipes must include a minimum of one teaspoon of a Imperial Sugar product.
  • Recipes will be judged by Imperial’s very own Chef Eddy Van Damme.

So what are you waiting for? Get cookin’ and then scoot over to Imperial’s website for the official rules and to enter.

While you are on Imperial’s website, check out the Fun Kid’s Projects in the Kid’s Kitchen section. You can find fun things to make with your kid’s including several Thanksgiving projects like Pilgrim Hat cookies, Candy Acorns and a handprint Thanksgiving Serving Platter.

What are your holiday traditions?

What kind of foods/dishes make up your Thanksgiving feast?

I received compensation for my post about Imperial’s Recipe Contest; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 




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