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Cristina Lynch, Founder of Mi Golondrina

Through Mi Golondrina, Cristina Lynch shares the timeless beauty and traditions of Mexican artisan-made clothing with the world. And here, we're excited she's also sharing some family favorites.

"I have hosted Christmas Eve dinner the last couple of years and I love to create a special table. Last year I used deshilado placemats from Aguascalientes and my mom’s old Gorky Gonzalez plates. My mom also lent me my grandmother’s crystal to decorate the table. The last few years I have made a gluten free carrot cake for dessert. I also love to serve Ponche Navideño when I host holiday parties."

Carrot Cake: Full Recipe Link

Ponche Navideño: Full Recipe Link

Jacob Lovett, Western Artist and Photographer

Born and raised in Fort Worth, TX, upcoming painter, western artist and photographer Jacob Lovett channels the wonder of the West like few others. Learn how he makes his escape from the city for quality time backed by a soundtrack.

"My specialty drink to make during the holidays is a Hot Toddy. I went to Ole Miss so hearing the words Hotty Toddy throughout my adult life made it a necessary requirement to learn how to make one of these and it turned out to be my favorite cocktail during the holidays and cooler months. Below is the recipe I use:"

Hot Toddy Recipe:

¾ cup hot Apple Cider

1 ½ ounces Whiskey

2 to 3 teaspoons Toney, to taste

2 to 3 teaspoons Lemon juice, to taste

1 Lemon round

1 Cinnamon stick (optional, for garnish)

Elizabeth Poett, The Ranch Table

As a 7th generation cattle rancher, Elizabeth Poett comes from a long line of folks deeply connected to the land. As an accomplished chef, with her own recently released cookbook The Ranch Table, she’s serving up her passion for delicious meals with us — starting with a special dessert.

"My Peanut Butter Pie with a Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust is a family favorite and so I had to share the recipe in my new cookbook, The Ranch Table. We make it every holiday season because it is a pie that is so delicious to add to your dessert table! The only issue with this pie is that you probably should make more than one because the slices usually disappear quickly! Enjoy!"

Peanut Butter Pie with a Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust: Full Recipe Link