Faith (of An Edible Mosaic) and Brandy (of Nutmeg Nanny) started this throughout-the-year holiday cooking event! The event is called “All Through the Year Cheer…Cooking with Faith and Nutmeg Nanny” (thanks to Brandy for the adorable name!).
What It’s All About: Brandy and Faith both have a love for the holidays. Their favorite time of year lasts from early fall straight through until New Year’s Day. But for them, the holidays are more than just the actual day of the holiday itself…it’s everything leading up to that day, all the glitter and glow of the preparation, planning, and festivities.
Where the Idea Came From: A while ago, on Brandy’s blog, she mentioned that she had started looking for new Christmas cookie recipes. Faith was so excited (she was happy to learn that mid-summer she wasn’t the only one who was thinking about Christmas!), so Faith emailed Brandy asking her if she would be interested in doing some kind of Christmas cookie recipe event together. Brandy agreed and she and Faith decided to carry out their idea through holidays year round.
What They’ll Be Doing: 2-4 weeks before a holiday, Brandy and Faith will make an announcement on this blog, as well as on both of their individual blogs; from that time until the holiday, they will post recipes related to the upcoming holiday.
How Can You Participate?: A few days before the holiday, Brandy and Faith will post a MckLinkly list on this blog asking people to submit their own holiday recipes…all you have to do is enter the link to your recipe in the list. Or if you prefer, you can email them (email@example.com) your recipe along with a photo of the finished product. If you have a blog, please mention and link back to All Though the Year Cheer in your post.
You don’t need a blog to be able to submit a recipe! You can just email them and they’ll include your recipe in the round-up.
Your holiday recipe can be for any type of dish that you feel is related to that holiday. The day after your recipe submissions they’ll post the round-up along with the winner. Brandy and Faith will be reviewing the recipes and selecting a winner who will receive a small prize!
Holidays They’ll Be Celebrating:
New Year’s Day (January 1st)
Valentine’s Day (February 14th)
April Fool’s Day (April 1st)
Easter Sunday (First Sunday after first full moon during spring)
Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
Independence Day (July 4)
Labor Day (First Monday in September)
Halloween (October 31st)
Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
Christmas Day (December 25th)
Eid al-Fitr (Date varies)
Hanukkah* (Date varies)
*For Hanukkah, Brandy and Faith were both interested in celebrating it, but neither of them had any recipes or knowledge of Hanukah customs. Chaya (of Sweet and Savory Says It All) has kindly agreed to host Hanukah for this year! Please see her blog for more information on this.