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My mom, who was Irish and German, made mince meat pies, little pies, I think she made them in a muffin tin. There was no meat involved, it was raisins and things like that. My dad, Welsh and English background, made a pudding on Thanksgiving and it stored or aged until Christmas when he set it afire and we ate it.

Growing up in Chicago in the '50's-'60's, we would go to my mom's best friend, from High School's, for a Polish Christmas celebration. I remember kielbasa. A sister remembers kolaches.
The Museum of Science and Industry had performances of different ethnic groups celebrating Christmas.

I plan to try this recipe soon, I have made Empanadas before with store bought dough, but this doesn't seem to difficult.
Thanks for the article.

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