I really enjoyed reading all your comments from yesterday’s contest entries and noted that many readers enjoy baking and cooking in the kitchen, when not traveling of course! Today I shared some festive holiday recipes from hotel chefs, so readers can try their hand at some different meals when not on the road.

My favorite hotel chefs are those that really excel at what they do and love to cook, like the breakfast chef at the Hilton Garden Inn Newport News. He turns out delicious and perfectly cooked egg dishes better than those I’ve had at fancy restaurants, and does it with a smile. I can’t say I have a favorite hotel meal (yet!), but I do always appreciate when chefs are willing to cater to my personal food preferences. And, I really need to try those lemon poppyseed pancakes sometime!

Today is Day 3 of Magic of Miles 12 Days of Giveaways.

To enter today’s contest for a chance at some goodies, let me know in the comments below if you have a favorite hotel meal, chef, or dish, or that you’d be happy to win today’s contest.

If you’re just joining now with Day 3 of the Magic of Miles 12 Days of Giveaways, the prizes in the contest are cool indeed. They include a couple GoGo Internet 25 use passes, USPS boxes stuffed with first class airline pajamas and other travel swag, and more!

Today’s Magic of Miles contest ends at 9pm PST tonight so get those entries in. Click here to read full contest details, and good luck!