America's Top 10 Favorite Holiday Comfort Foods & Holiday Kitchen Prep Kit Giveaway #americasrecipes
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America's Top 10 Favorite Holiday Comfort Foods & Holiday Kitchen Prep Kit Giveaway #americasrecipes

The countdown to Christmas is almost over! Are you ready for all the festivities in the days leading up to the New Year? My favorite part of the holidays has always been the opportunity to enjoy what I love with those I love, including all the tasty food I can't wait to feast on! Del Monte, the country's prominent grower and distributor of green beans and many other delicious vegetables has recently published their their Del Monte Comfort Food Index, which revealed some fun stats on what Americans love to eat during the holidays, such as the Top 10 Holiday Comfort Foods:

1. Potatoes (mashed or scalloped)
2. Pie
3. Baked goods (cookies & muffins)
4. Macaroni & cheese
5. Cake
6. Casserole
7. Stews and hearty soups
8. Meatballs (with or without pasta
9. Sweet potatoes (mashed or cut)
10. Cornbread

Are you surprised by the ranking? Does it cover what your family loves most on the holiday menu? My favorite items from the list are casserole and pie and I have discovered quite a few delicious recipes on the Del Monte America’s Recipe site! Take a look at my top picks--

So, how important is comfort food during the holidays? Very important, as the survey suggests:

- 46% of Americans agree that their family "shows love and comfort through food."
- 44% of Americans look forward to the food more than presents during the holidays.
- 62% of Americans say that they are "traditional and like to make or eat classic comfort recipes in the same way every year."
- 38% of Americans say they "like to change things up and prefer modern twists on favorite comfort foods."

For more quick and delicious versions of comfort food, please check out Del Monte's top-rated, family-approved holiday recipes here. Be sure to share in the comments which of these recipes you would like to add to your holiday dinners!

The Giveaway
In light of the holiday giving spirit, Del Monte has generously offered to give one of my lucky readers a nice Holiday Kitchen Prep Kit, which includes an electric can opener with knife sharpener and a 3-tier pantry organizer (ARV $41.98)! Please use the form below to submit your entries. Happy Holidays and Good Luck!

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Disclosure: I received free product to facilitate my posting. All views and opinions expressed are my own. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

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