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Though in Italy they're traditionally eaten at Easter, for producer Lynn Menegon's family, "sweet bows," or Farfallette Dolci, have become a Christmas staple.

Last year, Lynn's 81 year-old mother Lea showed her how to make the crunchy, fried confections and gave us the recipe!

The sweet bows are such a family treat that Lea used to try to hide the finished bows in a box in the dishwasher so that they wouldn't all be eaten at once.

Do you have a traditional family recipe that you make this time of year? Tell us and post the recipes in the comments section, on our Facebook page or send an email to

This segment aired on December 14, 2011.

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