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Grabbing turkey legs to gnaw on might be taboo at some tables and encouraged at others. But whatever your Thanksgiving traditions, they're all yours. Evans/Getty Images hide caption

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It's great when generations get together to pass down family traditions, especially if the little ones might need a little extra time to get on board. Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Takes Heat From One Of The Family's Own

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Favorite Ramadan drinks vary by country. In Jordan and Lebanon, tamer hindi, a tamarind-based beverage (seen above), is often offered alongside qamar al-deen, a thick apricot nectar. Amy E. Robertson for NPR hide caption

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Fanesca is made with grains and vegetables, and includes toppings such as peanuts, fried plantains, hard-boiled eggs and mini empanadas. Amy Robertson for NPR hide caption

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Chef Isabella created a healthier and more savory alternative to sweet potato casserole. Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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At Thanksgiving, If You Take Sides, Make Sure They're As Tasty As These

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During the hot and humid summers in the Philippines, salvation is found in the manna called halo-halo (HAH-loh HAH-loh), an iconic refresher. Chris Danielle Tabangay/EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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"Lechon," or roasted pig, is often served at Philippine festivities, especially during Christmas and New Year's celebrations. Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Megan Walhood loves the unique toasty potato flavor of lefse. "There's something so comforting about soft, starchy things," she says. Deena Prichep for NPR hide caption

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For Norwegian-Americans, Christmas Cheer Is Wrapped Up In Lefse

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Mark Karney found the recipe for his mother's Hungarian nut roll in a dusty recipe box after she passed away. After lots of experimentation, he figured out how to make it and has revived it as a Christmas tradition. Courtesy of Mark Karney hide caption

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Why We Hold Tight To Our Family's Holiday Food Traditions

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