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Here are even more ways to celebrate
Explore traditions and holiday ideas from the Radian team.

Share Something Sweet

Lebanese Turkey

Rasha Al Khayro's Roasted Turkey with a Lebanese Twist

After roasting, the turkey is stuffed with a Lebanese rice that is called “totbeea”—rice cooked with ground meat—that gives the bird the typical Lebanese touch.

~ 5 hours 1 roast turkey & 2 cups rice
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Chocolate Gravy

Nancy Stanton’s Chocolate Gravy

5 mins 15 mins 20 mins 4 cups
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Apple Crisp

Jess Deuchar’s Apple Crisp

30 mins 45 mins 75 mins 1 baking pan
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Christmas Toffee

Emily Hoban's Christmas Toffee

15 mins 1 hour 45 mins 2 hours 1 baking sheet
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Kourabiethes

Emily Riley's Kourabiethes (Greek Butter Cookies)

10-15 mins 15-20 mins 30 mins 30-40 cookies
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Water Chestnuts

Amy Kueny’s Bacon-wrapped Water Chestnuts

20 mins 40 mins 1 hour 5 dozen
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Sweet Buns

Erin O'Brien's Sweet Buns

1 hour 45 mins 25 - 30 mins 2 hours 15 mins
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Ebelskivers

Amy Kueny's Ebelskivers

Ebelskivers are golf-ball shaped pancakes from Scandinavia that we eat on Christmas Day. You'll need a special pan to make them, and it takes time to get the technique right, but it's worth every second. Add fillings or eat as-is, dipped in maple syrup or with jam.

15 mins 10 mins 25 mins
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Spritz Cookies

Elizabeth Emmons' Buttery Spritz Cookies

20 mins 10 mins 39 mins 45 cookies
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Grandma's Cut Out Cookies

Katie Ludwick's Grandma's Cut-Out Cookies

8 hours 30 mins 5 mins 8 hours 35 mins
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A Soundtrack for Giving Back

Tune into our holiday playlist - created by the Radian team - to get into the giving spirit!
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Make Your Presence a Present

Here are some simple ideas from the Radian team to show up for others during the holiday season and make giving back a tradition of your own.

1. Make holiday cards for hospitalized children. Contact your local children’s hospital’s volunteer department to coordinate, or work with an organization like cardzforkidz.org.

2. Help someone make a new tradition. If you know someone recently widowed or divorced, their holidays probably look a lot different this year. Reach out and offer to do a holiday activity together, or invite them to join in one of your family’s traditions.

3. Play Santa Paws at your local animal shelter! Collect toys, blankets, and treats to distribute to homeless dogs and cats. The shelter may even have an Amazon wish list.

4. Offer to decorate for a neighbor. Put flyers in your neighbors’ mailboxes offering to help string lights, move holiday decorations out of the attic or storage, pick up their tree, etc. An older neighbor or neighbor with disability may really appreciate having someone pitch in to make their holiday a little brighter.

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