Skip to main content

American Holiday Traditions Revealed

  • Author:
  • Publish date:
gallo_wines

Traditionally, holidays have been a time to celebrate with close family and great food. But today, when American's glance around their holiday dinner table, they can see that the modern definition of family is more than just blood relatives. In fact, according to a National Survey* commissioned by Gallo Family Vineyards, 88% of Americans have a '??found family,'? or at least one person who is not a blood relative that they consider to be family. Here are some interesting findings from the study:

  • More than half of Americans have a famous family recipe, but only half of them are written down.
  • On average, Americans whose families have a '??famous'? family recipe have had the recipe in their family for 42 years. More than 1 in 4 (27%) have had the famous recipe in the family for over 50 years.
  • Super Secret. Those looking to recreate a family recipe in their own kitchen may have a hard time getting their hands on the details. 1 in 4 (26%) Americans have a family member with a '??secret'? family recipe they won'??t share with anyone.
  • An Oldie, but Not a Goodie. Some family recipes aren'??t all they'??re cracked up to be, and some relatives are oblivious to the tossed leftovers at family gatherings. Over half (54%) of Americans have had a relative bring their favorite recipe to a family gathering because they didn'??t know that nobody actually likes it.

Momtrends was not paid for this post.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

River Walk Bend

Best Discoveries When Exploring Bend Oregon

I was completely charmed by my trip to Bend, Oregon. It's a blend of desert and mountain and incredibly cool. The vibe is small town and hip, but it's certainly on the move (they seem to be adding 10,000 new people every year). I made a few new discoveries when exploring Bend and ...read more

Is a Vizsla a Good Dog for Your Family

Is a Vizsla a Good Dog for Your Family?

Long before COVID arrived, our family decided we were ready for a dog. I grew up with dogs and knew my girls would gain a lot from the experience of owning a pet. Vizslas are wonderful and gorgeous dogs that require a ton of exercise and lot of time. Like me, you might wonder, ...read more

What you Need to Know About the Ski Utah Ski Free Passport

How to Get Kids to Ski for Free in Utah

I know skiing with kids can be expensive. That's why I'm always looking for an angle to save myself and my readers some money. My goal? Get us all out on the slopes more with the kiddos without having to tap into our retirement accounts. Sure, you can pack lunches and get used ...read more

Related Articles