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This time of year always makes me think of family and, of course, food.

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Thanksgiving, to me, means turkey, green bean casserole, mashed AND sweet potato casseroles, and grandma's homemade yeast rolls (YUM).

Christmas, to me, calls for beef tenderloin and, now that I think of it, the same family-favorite casseroles as Thanksgiving. And, of course, the yeast rolls. The "traditional" ham is relegated to a serve-yourself day-of lunch (wish spicy honey mustard on the side).

The best thing about family traditions recipes is that, whatever you're serving, it's exactly right. I seafood a must-serve at your Christmas Eve dinner? Wonderful! Does your family kick off turkey day with a breakfast casserole? Brilliant! Traditional family foods are generally recipes, and habits, handed down from grandma to mom to daughter, meaning that Uncle Hank's deep-fried turkey stays on at least one family's menu for generations.

Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or life in general, I'm willing to bet that a portion of your seasonal commemoration happens on your dining room table.

We're celebrating your Family Traditions Recipes with a collection of our favorites.

Now it's your turn: What foods do you associate with holidays or seasons? Whether it's grandma's Sunday suppers or Aunt Fran's New Year's spread, take a minute to tell us what foods speak to you this season.