Cooking with your loved ones can create some of your most cherished moments. And as families grow, schedules tend to fill up—and that time together can become rare, making it even more sacred. Between after-school activities to work functions, it’s hard to see friends and family for extended periods of time. That’s what makes cooking together so special—it’s quality time with the people we care about. It’s not necessarily about baking the perfect dessert or being a flawless host; it’s about being together, sharing those memories and enjoying the food with one another.

The holidays are a time when we come together with loved ones to create new memories, laugh and rejoice through the art of cooking. From baking cookies to cooking an amazing holiday roast, these moments give us an incredible opportunity to step away from the chaos of our day-to-day lives and spend more time sharing secret recipes with the people we love the most.

For more than 100 years, Thermador has found so much joy in helping culinary enthusiasts create the kitchens of their dreams and share exceptional moments with their favorite people. As we get ready to wave 2016 goodbye, we look forward to continuing to empower families as they share and pass down cherished traditions, cooking and spending time together year after year.