A Holiday Recipe Roundup with Roberta Pipito

Special thanks to Roberta Pipito

For our final Holiday Recipe Roundup this season, we’re heading to Philadelphia to team up with award winning chef, Roberta Pipito. Discover her holiday traditions and see what dishes are some of her favorites for this festive time of year. From a sparkling beverage, a traditional Christmas Eve selection, or tempting treats to satisfy any sweet tooth, we hope you enjoy this recipe roundup from her blog, Homemade Delish. Eat well this holiday season! 

VRAI Magazine: What was one of your favorite holiday traditions growing up?

Roberta Pipito: Christmas Eve celebrations with my family. We ate the 7 Fish Feast.

VRAI. Tell us about a holiday tradition that you celebrate today.

Roberta: My kids look forward to Christmas Eve dinner every year. They help me select and cook everything. We read “The Night Before Christmas” and play charades.

VRAI: Is there a holiday dish that family and friends always request from you?

Roberta: Tres Leches Cake. It’s always great with a cup of coffee or on its own.

VRAI: Tell us about a dish that someone else (family member or friend) makes for the holidays that you love.

Roberta: My mother-in-law makes a delicious ham every year on Christmas.

VRAI: Best advice you can give someone when it comes to holiday cooking/baking/entertaining.

Roberta: Make it easy on yourself and use paper/plastic flatware. There’s nothing worse than having a good dinner with guests and having to wash a pile of dishes afterwards. Also, prep what you can days before. This will make your day more enjoyable.

Roberta’s Holiday Favorites

Festive Champagne Punch

Seven Fishes

Cranberry Pecan Bread

Apple Tart Tatin

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan Glaze

Peppermint Bark

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