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Presenting the Winners from Our Grandma’s Holiday Favorites Contest

From turkey corn chowder to cherry-topped deviled eggs, here are our grandma's holiday favorites contest winners.

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Grand Prize: Turkey Corn Chowder

This thick and rich turkey corn chowder uses up Thanksgiving leftovers. Every so often, my grandmother would even add chopped hard-boiled eggs to this chowder to give it a nice richness. —Susan Bickta, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

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1st Place: Turnip Greens Salad

This Turnip Greens Salad was created using items from my garden. Because most people cook turnip greens, I wanted to present those same greens in a way that would retain their nutrient content. You can also add different kinds of meat, like cooked shrimp or chicken. —James McCarroll, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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2nd Place: Grandma’s Oatmeal Bars

While I was growing up, I enjoyed my grandma’s oatmeal bars every Christmas. This recipe reminds me of her and Christmastime as a child. And now I fix the bars for my family. —Nancy Hawkins, Brookville, Indiana
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3rd Place: Chipped Beef Cheese Ball

This delicious appetizer is near and dear to our family. It is a symbol of our family’s Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. My mom made this cheese ball for more than 30 years. —Molly Sumner, Creve Coeur, Missouri
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Most Innovative: Sweet and Savory Deviled Eggs

My Grandma Phyllis’ sweet and savory deviled eggs are unrivaled by any of the ones I’ve tried. The sweetness of the cherries balances the heat of the jalapeno; celery and pickles give a nice crunch. These snacks are always a party pleaser. —Adrienne Vradenburg, Bakersfield, California
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Runner-Up: Celery Gratin

This celery gratin was a dish our family came to love. My grandmother knew how to create a dish out of just a few simple ingredients. —David Ross, Spokane Valley, Washington
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Runner-Up: Cherry-Tarragon Holiday Dinner Rolls

My grandmother made these holiday dinner rolls for any big holiday, and we would all clamor at the table to get our hands on one. Use any remaining rolls as buns for slider sandwiches. —Jeanne Holt, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Runner-Up: Grandma’s Thanksgiving Leftover Rolls

Grab that leftover turkey and roll it up with some sausage, cheese and vegetables to make a savory roll. To add an over-the-top touch, drizzle each roll with turkey gravy. —Kellie Braddell, West Point, California
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Runner-Up: Grandma’s Roasted Duck

When I was growing up, my grandma always served roast duck for the holidays, and for other family events throughout the year. I always thought it was better than turkey! —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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Runner-Up: Egg Yolk Cookies

These simple egg yolk cookies truly melt in your mouth. They’re thin cookies, just like my Grandma used to make. —Kathy Gagliardi, Holmdel, New Jersey
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Runner-Up: Orange and Olives Salad

My grandmother made sure this orange and olives salad was on our holiday table every year. It’s so light and simple to make. Plus, it looks pretty on the table! —Angela David, Lakeland, Florida
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Runner-Up: Cranberry Pumpkin Chutney

It’s a waste to throw out carved jack-o’-lanterns after Halloween, so I decided to make a pumpkin chutney with them. After trying a few recipes, I came up with this one, and it has become a family favorite. It’s delicious, especially with turkey, chicken, ham or roast pork. —Maryalice Wood, Langley, British Columbia

Christina Herbst
Christina is an Assistant Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in content creation and SEO optimization. She enjoys trying out local foodie restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on.

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