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Holiday Gift Guide inside this week's newspapers
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Prepare for the official start of the 2013 holiday shopping season with a little help from Tampa Bay Newspapers' annual Gift Guide.
Prepare for the official start of the 2013 holiday shopping season with a little help from Tampa Bay Newspapers' annual Gift Guide. The guide is filled with gift ideas and tips for finding something for everyone on your list this year without breaking the budget.

Hoiday Reader Recipe Contest

A delectable collection of tasty recipes poured into Tampa Bay Newspapers’ offices for this year’s Holiday Reader Recipe Contest. From the scrumptious smorgasbord of traditional treats, savory sides and enticing entrees, we’ve selected our favorites.

Winning first place and the $50 prize is a recipe from Tracy Masenthin of Clearwater for Macadamia Nut French Toast. This amped-up breakfast delicacy is soaked in an egg-and-orange-juice mixture for 8 hours, baked to perfection and topped with toasted macadamia nuts and syrup. Masenthin says she enjoys this lovely recipe every Christmas morning. We may join her in the tradition!

Coming in at second place for the $25 prize, is a Frozen Cranberry Dessert from Marcia Koutroumanis of Palm Harbor. We loved how the festive cranberry is transformed into a frozen treat with the help of cream cheese, whipped cream, pineapple and pecans. We think it would make a perfect finale to a warm, Florida holiday.

Finally, we were enticed by the simple novelty of the Spinach-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms from Russell Case of Largo, taking the third-place $20 prize. This versatile and vegetarian-friendly dish will work as an hors d’oeuvres or a main dish, depending on your spread, and is prepared in less than 30 minutes.

Of course, the creativity and downright delicious expertise of our readers doesn’t end there. We’ve included 20 other recipes that got our mouths watering: Savory Sausage Cornbread Stuffing, Sweet and Sour Chanukah Brisket, Crabmeat Hors d’oeuvres, Sweet Potato Souffle, New England Shrimp Mozambique, Christmas Rhubarb Cake and Cannoli Cream Puffs, to name a few.

We challenge you to try adding a few of these picks to your holiday banquets.

Click here to go to the Reader's Recipe section to see the complete list of this year's recipes from our talented readers, as well as the recipes submitted since 2004.
Article published on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013
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