You may not know this, but I’m a pretty damn good cook. Not necessarily in the vein of a Gordon Ramsey or an Emeril Lagasse, but when it comes to good old southern cuisine, you won’t find much better.
A lot of times, the simpler the recipe, the more it’s enjoyed, and that’s pretty much the story with my green Christmas punch. Now I can’t take credit for creating it. Hell, I remember my mama making this punch every year when I was young. But since I make a big deal out of it and put on a full presentation unveiling it each year, the locals around here identify this stuff with me.
Regardless of any presentation or how much I hype it up, this stuff stands on it’s own. Just one taste and you’ll know what all the fuss is about. It’s like green liquid crack. Green liquid crack with creamy sherbet floating in it.
It’s quick and easy to make, and I cannot suggest strongly enough that you make it this year for your Christmas. But if punch isn’t your thing, you can also try my recipe for quick and easy egg nog.
I’m always a sucker for a great spread of candy at Christmas. So much so, I probably put out the biggest spread of diabetes inducing goodies south of the Mason Dixon line.
One of the true classic candies to put out are Hersey’s Kisses. For many years, they have changed their wrappers to Christmas colors, so they look very festive. And in recent years, they have been adding more and more flavors based around Christmas. This year, there are no less than SEVEN different ones to choose from. But for me, that’s like choosing your favorite child, so I had to buy them all. And since I have them all, I felt the only respectable thing to do was to rank them for you guys (and gals).
#1: Mint Truffle Hersey Kisses
Oh man, these things taste like a better version of York Peppermint Patties, which I’m very fond of in the first place. The mint truffle center is heavenly with it’s soft and cool texture and flavor. And the wrapper with its little silver snowflakes on the mint green foil adds to the presentation as well.
With Christmas just around the corner, you’re probably already looking ahead to Christmas dinners or Christmas parties, and you might not be sure just what you should make for the occasion.
Well, I’ve got your hookup. There’s no need to slave over a hot stove for hours crafting something that might not even turn out right after all that hard work. Instead, let me help you out with something quick, easy, and sure to be a hit with everybody: Cousin Eddie’s Egg Nog!
Now I know that Eddie didn’t make the egg nog being consumed in Christmas Vacation, but it makes for a catchier title. But regardless, this recipe is really simple and has no raw egg in it so you’ll feel perfectly safe drinking and serving it. And it mixes REALLY well if you like to spike your nog. Check out the recipe to see just how easy it is, and give it a shot this year. I’m pretty sure you’ll love it.
Brachs has been a big name in the candy industry for generations. They’ve been the suppliers of some of the most iconic Halloween and Christmas candies on the market year after year. And not just for the holidays, but throughout the year as well. Hell, one of my favorite things to do at the grocery store when I was a kid was to stop at their spinning rack called Pick a Mix. It was filled with bins of all different kinds of their candy. You’d fill a sack with whatever you wanted, and then purchase it by the pound.
But innovation had not been their strong suit for quite a while. They’ve been quite comfortable continuing to roll out their big hitters year after year. Until 2020 that is. This year, they unleashed Turkey Dinner Candy Corn on the world. A bag of candy corn featuring a variety of flavors, all centered around things found on Thanksgiving dinner tables each year.
The flavors include:
Ginger Glazed Carrots
Sweet Potato Pie
Well I finally got my hands on a bag of this stuff to try (thanks @rd80s), and I filmed a video review of it for The Retro Network. I thought the folks here at Retro Ramblings may want to give it a look as well, so here you go.