UPDATE: Contest extended to December 27.
The holidays are about family, friends, and eating excellent food. Hey, we've been good all year - it's time to enjoy ourselves!

What are your favorite things to cook and eat? Show them off in the Homemade Holidays Food Contest, and win some sweet prizes like a Cuisinart or a fruit-picking kit!

Any kind of holiday food can be entered: sweet or savory, an appetizer or a main course, or even a drink or a snack! If you associate it with the holidays, then share it with the rest of the world so we can all enjoy it!

The Fruit Girls from Neighborhood Fruit are special guest judges for this year's Homemade Holidays Food Contest!  The holidays are the perfect time to show off homemade treats crafted from backyard bounty, whether fresh, pickled, or preserved.  To celebrate, Neighborhood Fruit has provided a fruitastic prize pack for the five first prize winners - aprons and fruit picker heads for the local fruit lover in you.  Five talented runners-up will also receive an apron. 

Remember, you need to submit a full Instructable that has the recipe plus pictures or video of how to make it! Provide pictures of the final results that make others want to make it as well as pictures of the process so that nobody gets confused along the way!

All right, now go off to the kitchen and make something delicious. Cooks, start your ovens!

(Official Rules)

The Homemade Holidays Food Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

11 Prizes

Grand Prize

7 cup Cuisinart Food Processor and an Instructables Robot t-shirt, one-year Pro membership, and a patch.

First Prize

A fruit picker and an apron from Neighborhood Fruit.

Also, an Instructables Robot t-shirt, one-year Pro membership, a patch, and stickers.


An apron from Neighborhood Fruit.

Also, an Instructables Robot t-shirt, one-year Pro membership, a patch, and stickers.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Nov 17, 2009 and Dec 27, 2009 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Homemade Holidays Food Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.