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Update: Congratulations to Lillian, whose favorite Thanksgiving traditions include chocolate truffle tart and apple-cranberry crostata. Yum! Come back the first Friday of each month for a new giveaway.

The start of November marks the beginning of the hectic holiday season. Thanksgiving will be here in the blink of an eye, and in another blink, it will be Christmas and then a whole new year. Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving for 20 or an intimate Christmas brunch, this month’s giveaway — a stylish stacking dish from Layla Grace — will help you serve food like a pro.

La Pattisserie Serving Tray - Layla Grace

A modern approach to the Victorian compote, this footed bowl is a versatile and stylish statement piece. Stack the three footed bowls to add dramatic height to your buffet table, or use them individually for side dishes or salads.  Our lucky winner will get one of each size — small, medium and large.

To enter for a chance to win, just answer this month’s question in the comments below: What are your Thanksgiving traditions? A favorite holiday tune? A memorable recipe? Tell us about it.

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 9:00 a.m. ET on November 2, 2012 and 12:00 p.m. ET on November 5, 2012. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $152. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.



242 Responses

  1. Anna says:

    My favorite tradition is breaking up cornbread for dressing and peeling potatoes all day with my cousins for my huge family to eat.

  2. Holly says:

    Grandma's cranberry salad, oyster stuffing and putting the tree up.

  3. Ellen says:

    We play Pictionary — girls vs. boys — after dinner :)

  4. Denise says:

    Our church sponsors a Thanksgiving dinner for a day shelter for the homeless; each of our children chooses something to make for the dinner – some stick with what has become "their specialty" to make for the dinner, such as the mashed potatoes or the dinner rolls, and others branch into new territory – like our favorite sausage stuffing or a pecan sweet potato souffle. Together, parent and child make enough to fill a large aluminum container and then we deliver it. As this is done on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, it whets everyone's appetite for our own family feast, when as much of our family gathers together as possible and gives thanks for all our blessings and just hangs out.

  5. Becky Horn says:

    We all gather together for a good meal, fun with family

  6. steph says:

    celebrating my birthday is our thanksgiving tradition!

  7. April says:

    My family has a fairly regular Thanksgiving tradition. We flip flop back and forth each year to cook a big meal with family in either Huntsville, AL or Clarksville, TN. A favorite holiday tune? There are too many to really choose from, but my favorite song is probably "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas." It has been a favorite since I was little. A memorable recipe? I looove my family's sweet potato casserole covered in little marshmallows!

  8. Lizabeth says:

    Same recipes. Comfort food. Family movie after the big dinner & lots of leftovers!

  9. Susan says:

    Our family has changed through the years, but it remains true and strong through the loving bounds we have created and fashioned with our children. Our tradition, whether together or separated by the miles, is a simple thanks for the roof above our heads, the food before us, the love between us, for family and friends and living in a wonderful and ever evolving country like America.

  10. Haleigh says:

    My family always writes what we are thankful in a journal and reflects upon previous years' writings.

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