The options for holiday dinner combinations are endless—which is why we want to see your festive mainstay in the Country Woman "Dazzling Holiday Dinners" recipe contest.

We're looking for about anything you would serve for dinner. That means entrees, side dishes, soups, first courses, salads, breads and condiments. Just please don't send us appetizers, beverages or desserts.

Tempt us with breads that vanish as fast as they pop out of the oven, from feather-light rolls to quick breads. Or maybe your first course, with oysters Rockefeller or French onion soup, warms a chilly Christmas Eve.

Don't forget to share entrees, including honey-roasted turkey, glazed ham and beef rib roast. If you have a scrumptious salad that whets the palate, we'd love a taste—Waldorf salad with yogurt dressing…mmm!

On the side, do you serve creamy mashed potatoes, sage-roasted vegetables or Mom's corn pudding? Perhaps a signature condiment highlights your feast, like cucumber compote or cranberry chutney.

We can't wait to see what you pass around your holiday tables. We'll announce the winners in the December/January 2011 issue of Country Woman.

You Could Win Cash!

Each of the 8 winners in the Country Woman "Dazzling Holiday Dinners" contest receives a wonderful prize:

  • GRAND PRIZE: $500
  • 2nd Prize: $300
  • 3rd Prize: $200
  • 5 Runners-Up: A free year of Country Woman for themselves or a friend

Contest Rules

You may enter more than one recipe. If you email or mail your recipe, be sure to print the name of the contest as well as your full name, street address and phone number, including area code, with each entry. Be specific with measurements, directions and the size of cans, packages and pans so others can successfully make your recipe. Include a few words about the origin of your recipe. Share any compliments it's received, plus any variations you recommend. If any duplicates are received, the entries with the earliest postmarks will be considered.

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Email recipe to:
and type "Dazzling Holiday Dinners" in the subject line


Mail recipe to:
"Dazzling Holiday Dinners"
Diane Werner, Food Director
5400 S. 60th Street
Greendale, WI 53129