The one thing that has not changed this year is my baking and eating. I’m not talking about the turkey or ham or casseroles. More like cookies, cakes, and plain old junk food. I just can’t help it.
For years I have made tins of Louisiana trash—what most people call chex mix—as gifts for friends and family with a nice portion for my own house. I love the mixture of nuts, cereal, oyster crackers, cheese crackers, and pretzels. Baked in butter, Worcestershire sauce, and seasoned salt for two hours. Yummy! I’m going for another handful now.
The other item that I bake many times during the Christmas season is sugar cookies, decorated in all the season colors. My grandmother’s recipe is swirled with sweetened condensed milk making it scrumptious. I take these cookies everywhere, needing to get them out of the house away from our greedy fingers.
Other favorites to spice up our palates are hot apple cider and gingerbread cookies.
What do you bake during the Holidays, every year no matter what?