Gee, Thanks for the Christmas Fruitcake! NOT.

Okay, let's put it right out there: there's really only ONE Christmas fruitcake in the world, and we all know it. I mean, think about it. Have you ever concluded your Christmas dinner with a hearty slice of fruitcake? Especially the one you got from Great Aunt Edna again last year?

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Okay, So Maybe It's Not Really Cranberry Sauce... But Who Cares?

Today, let's consider a classic Christmas treat: cranberry sauce. Delicious stuff, that, without which Christmas dinner would surely be incomplete. But some folks have this beef about cranberry sauce (or at least what we Americans call cranberry sauce), and I get sick 'n tired of hearing about it every year.

So let's just face it. We eat this sweet stuff made from cranberries every year, but not very many of us have ever eaten real cranberry sauce, now have we?

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Christmas Cookie Exchange Ideas

When I first discovered the Christmas cookie exchange, I thought I'd found heaven. For those of you who don't know how it works, let me explain. Instead of spending three weeks slaving over the stove and messing with a dozen different recipes and ingredient lists, you make one big batch of your favorite cookies, bundle them in packages, and trade them with other cookie participants. It's cheaper, easier, and it lets you find new recipes, too.

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Jazz Up Your Christmas Cookie Exchange

Looking for ways to jazz up your Christmas cookie exchange? Believe it or not, it can become the social event of the season -- or just a fun way for some people in your neighborhood to get together and save themselves some work. The following tips will help you make sure your Christmas cookie exchange is exactly what you want it to be.

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