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Holiday Traditions and Recipes from Good Life Family to You!

Temperatures are cooling down, the days are starting to get shorter, and the holiday season is just around the corner. The best part of the year is finally upon us! 

Besides the school break, delicious food, and gift-giving, what is it that makes this time of year so special? Why is it that our fondest family memories can be traced back to this time of year? The answer is simple: Traditions. Elf on the shelf? Christmas cookies left out for Santa? Potato pancakes and the dreidel game? The festive rituals we carry out year after year surrounded by our loved ones bring us together and create ever-lasting memories. 

With the holidays approaching once again, it’s the perfect time to acknowledge and appreciate these special moments.

Our staff has put together some of our favorite recipe traditions and will be sharing them with you in the weeks to come.

And, we’d love to hear from you, too! Send your traditions and recipes to: Tricia White, Managing Editor at Tricia@goodlifefamilymag.com.

Recipe #2: The White Family

“My family has a favorite recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole that I only make during the holidays.”

– Tricia White, Managing Editor, Good Life Family Magazine

Sweet Potato Casserole


¾ stick margarine, softened

1 ½ cups sugar

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

6 oz. can evaporated milk

2 eggs, beaten

1 teaspoon lemon juice

6 – 8 sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed

Topping Ingredients:

¾ stick of margarine, softened

1 cup pecans, chopped

1 cup corn flakes, crushed

½ cup brown sugar

Mix together the casserole ingredients and pour into a greased dish.  Bake uncovered at 400°F for 30-40 minutes until firm.

Mix together topping ingredients and spread over cooked casserole.  Return to the oven and bake uncovered at 400°F for 10 minutes until topping is golden and bubbly.

Check out last week’s recipe Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake!

Watch for more holiday traditions recipes in the weeks to come!

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