Holiday Heritage Recipes Contest

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NINJAYay! It’s Holiday and Festivities season again. The most awaited period of the year is here! I am sure, Holiday baking is in full swing in your kitchen. If you are a cooking enthusiast and love to exploit this time of the year to prepare your family heritage recipes, then you are a perfect candidate to participate in this Holiday Heritage Recipe contest.


The participant must be residing in the United States. We are not entertaining participants from outside the U.S. at present. There is no age limit to enter this contest, and we encourage cooks of all ages to submit their favorite holiday sweet-treat recipes.


This contest is about more than just a recipe, it’s also about tradition. We ask you to submit the recipe for your favorite Holiday Heritage Sweet Treat (just desserts), which has been passed down from a previous generation, or one that you have passed down to younger generations. This can mean it came from a family member, or a friend – as long as it has been shared across a generation.

Each entry must include a recipe and a short story about the heritage and tradition of the recipe (Who gave it to you? Where did it originate from? Does it have an ethnic background, like Indian, Italian, Danish, or any other culture? How long have you been making it? Any funny story behind it? And so on…) make it really interesting for our readers to click through your story and recipe. An interesting title will be an added feature. We @GINGER-IT-UP, appreciate creativity. So, Be Creative!!!

Entries will not be accepted without a recipe photograph. A beautifully presented and a wonderfully clicked photograph is a must.

For this contest, the story is as important as the recipe, and should not exceed more than 200 words. You have until Sunday, December 11, 2016 to submit your holiday recipe to us at .


I along with the team of Editor’s at GINGER-IT-UP will review all of the recipe submissions and hold the right to reject or de-list any recipe(s) from entering into the contest if found copied in any form(recipe, photo or text) or inappropriate for any reasons.


No, just one recipe per entrant will be permitted. In the case multiple entries are submitted, only one will be chosen for eligibility.


I along with the team of Editors @ GINGER-IT-UP would shortlist three Best Holiday Heritage Recipes based on the following criteria.

a) Recipe Title and Story
b) Creativity and photo of the recipe

The winner would be decided based on the total number of votes received through public voting.

Be sure to share your recipe link with family and friends for voting once your recipe has been shortlisted. We will only add the three finalists recipes on the website for voting. The public will be invited to read each story and recipe online at our blog, and then vote for the recipe they would be most likely to make or try.


The winner and her/his recipe will be announced on Thursday, December 29, 2016, on our blog and on our Facebook page (Don’t forget to like the page for any updates) and the winning recipe will be featured on our Home Page.


The winner will take home this brand-new Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO by NINJA. Also, the Winning recipe will be featured on and full credit will be given to the person who submitted the recipe.

Enter the Holiday Heritage Recipe Contest & take home Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl Duo-by NINJA

Winner takes home Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl Duo- Make it a NU Day!


If you’re not already a subscriber, we encourage you to enter your email address in the box on the right-hand side of the page to receive all the latest and greatest updates from GINGER-IT-UP. We hope you will participate and share your recipes with us. Only submissions received by Sunday, December 11, 2016 will be eligible to advance in the competition.

We may choose to feature your recipe submission here on the blog throughout the run of the contest, and submitting your recipe will be considered permission to use your recipe throughout the contest period and in publications thereafter. Full credit will be given to the person who submitted the recipe.

By entering into the contest, you give GINGER-IT-UP all rights to use the recipe, story and photo on their social media links for promotion with all the credit to the person submitting the recipe.

Submit your holiday recipe to us at

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Food and Mani are two sides of same coin

Dear Mani, I am a regular reader of your blog just because you bring the most delicious, mouth-watering and creative recipes on the table.
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Ginger It up has been a superbly thought & well-executed blog. Seeing it among one of the most popular food blogs makes me feel proud. Mani Dee has come so far with this baby of hers. There are many blogs over the internet which provides recipes & numerous cuisines. What Ginger It up brings on the table is its niche which has been carved out by her. I loved the concept of bringing authentic Indian recipes & sharing an interesting experience along with. It was a very unique & good idea which gives the reader a sense of personalized touch & in a way the reader can form a connection with that.
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Renu handa
Saffron Indian Cuisine in Charlotte

I love the recipes and

I love the recipes and the write-ups especially the Rendezvous Series. It’s a great Initiative. Keep it going!


Love the Blog

Hello Mani!
I found your recipes interesting and most of all the Rendezvous series. They are informative and filled with a sense of positivity to see experience and struggle your guest go through. The conversation is always encouraging. You got a beautiful style of writing , attractive words and eloquence.

I look forward to read your Rendezvous series .
All the very best Mani!

Loads of love


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I have known Mani for more than a year now. I have never seen a lovely, caring, multitasking, talented women like her.
I really like and an avid reader of her blogs. Her writing style is very impressive and easy to understand.
Her recipes are unique as well as healthy.
I am a big admirer of her Rendezvous series. Her series exemplify that the women are capable of so many things.
Thanks so much for doing a great job!

Shakun Malhotra

great job!!

Great Job!! A nice food blog to follow on web!


An inspiration

I love to read your Blog..aspecially Rendezvous series..very inspiring and and the way you write makes it more intresting and inspiring.I also like to read your healthy recipies…. looking forward to read more recepies and stories. Good luck.

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Love Ginger-It-Up!

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D'vash Organics

Hi Mani,I love your each

Hi Mani,
I love your each and every recepie, all of them are very simple to make. Also I am inspired by the way you start the recipes with a little story which gives a personal touch to your creation. Keep up good work and good luck!!

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Awesome friend and cook

Love your blog! Very inspiring and the way you write makes it more interesting.You make the cooking feel so easy , delicious and presentable. Love to read your Blog.Great work and wishing you the best as always.



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Great blogger

Gingeritup is the best blog and Mani the best blogger ever!! Her recipes are so easy to follow because of her creative writing style. Always looking forward to see and follow her recipes !! Keep up the good work!! Best wishes !!

Sunil handa
Saffron Indian cuisine in Charlotte

Superb Blog Keep it up Mani.

You are such a super woman and doing very good job to encourage all the ladies. Thanks for writing the blog and sharing the thought.


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If you are looking for easy, healthy and creative recipes, then Ginger it up has covered up everything for you!!
Mani Mukhija’s brilliance and excellence, keeps me drooling every time I read her recipes.
And wait, her power packed, highly inspirational Rendezvous series is something that I always look forward to.

Keep up the good work Mani Mukhija! Keep growing and inspiring always!!

Deepti Menghani

Thank you for Sharing Amazing Recipes

Hi Mani,
I just wanted to thank you for sharing amazing recipes. I have finally found a chef and recipe author whose creations are absolutely infallible. You have inspired me amazed me with every new recipe, and made cooking exciting..
Your recipes are well thought easy to cook and darn good..
Keep up the good work..

Amee Punjabi

Great work!

Love your blog! Thankful for having had an opportunity to taste some of your delectable recipes. What I like the most is your focus on healthy ingredients and making it seem so simple yet delicious. Great work and wishing you the best as always!!


Amazing blog from an amazning girl!

I met Mani for the first time when she approached for interviewing me for her Rendezvous series! Right then, I was immensely impressed by her dedication, passion and commitment towards her blog! Ginger-it-up is not just a random blog, its a well thought and amazingly executed piece of art! Her love for food, and her passion of meeting people and executing their journey with such warmth and love makes Mani stand out from what others are doing. I have gotten to know Mani after our first meet and I am glad our paths crossed! Wishing you an amazing journey ahead! Keep writing!:)

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Ritu Selects - India inspired Couture

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Welcome Readers, I am Mani Mukhija. Thanks much for stopping by 'Ginger-it-Up'. I am an IT professional by qualification and currently live in Toronto, Canada. I am a Globe Trotter. My blog was born in the "Queen City- Charlotte" in United States and is growing in the "Land of Maple Leaf", Canada !! And now that you’re here, please connect with me, stay longer and don’t be a stranger. Please leave a comment, a note or follow along.