What You Need to Know About Fruit Cake

Fruit cake in an angel-food pan

Fruit cake…that dense, dry cake full of everything but flavor,  a punchline made infamous by Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show in the 1960’s when he said:

The worst Christmas gift is fruitcake… There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other, year after year.”

From then on, fruit cake was the Tonight Show’s Christmas punching bag. But before you judge it too quickly, let’s take a closer look at this much-maligned confection. Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Fruit Cake”

Sweet Daddy D’s Thanksgiving Recipes

I know we are all Thankful for our many blessings year round, but it’s nice to set some time aside to really think about and count our blessings. The best part about this time of year is being with those we love and taking the time to let those we can’t be with know how important they are to us and how thankful we are that they are in our lives.Thanksgiving Recipe Images

It goes without saying that food is a big part of how we celebrate this time of year. I want to share a few recipes with you, just in case you’re looking for something special at this special for your holiday table.

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Roast Turkey with Herb Butter

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We all want a nice, golden brown and juicy turkey for the holiday table. The entrance of the roasted or smoked turkey, sitting proudly on the platter, always gets everyone’s attention.  It’s placed on the table to everyone’s awe…the chef is praying that it’s not just pretty, but that its cooked perfectly-not overcooked or under-cooked, but juicy and melt in your mouth. No pressure, right?  Here’s Sweet Daddy D’s no-angst way to prepare Herb Roasted Turkey, starting with a dry brine to keep it moist and using fresh herbs and lots of butter for an unforgettable flavor.

Herb Roasted Turkey
Roast Turkey with Herb Butter

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