Growing up, every once in a while my dad would make his “famous” clams casino. And the last few years it has become our Christmas tradition when we go to my parents’ to celebrate the holiday. In addition to the my mom making turkey and all the fixings and me making baguettes and cookies, he makes clams casino for us. It’s not the most popular of appetizers these days but I have a soft spot for it, especially when done properly. My dad’s recipe is one he and his childhood friend tweaked and developed over the years.