We already had a brief discussion about the worst holiday foods and responses included canned cranberry sauce and fruitcake. But it's no fun to dwell on the negatives when you're supposed to be celebrating and spending time with your family, so why not think about the best holiday treats instead? What are those foods that you look forward to all year?
When it comes to store bought treats, peppermint bark and chocolate covered graham crackers always seem to be readily available, but the best holiday foods come from home. Here are some suggestions from around the blogosphere for holiday favorites that should make your menu this year:
- Jelly donuts, a.k.a. sufganiyah, are a standard for Hanukkah celebrations
- I'm partial to oven baked latkes myself, but purists will want theirs fried in oil.
- You can make homemade peppermint bark and use it (or store bought) to make Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies
- Fudge is an easy to make homemade candy that looks great out on the dessert table.
- Gingerbread fans can choose from regular gingerbread, chocolate gingerbread, gingerbread men or spicy ginger cookies.
- Eggnog takes many forms, as well. It can be a drink, pancakes or even cheesecake.
- The Bûche de Noël, simply known as a "yule log," is a classic, chocolatey Christmas dessert that consists of a rolled, filled cake that is covered with a chocolate frosting and shaped to look like a log.
- Last but not least, we have the crowd-pleasing homemade marshmallows. Don't forget to serve them with hot chocolate!