Christmas

Aunt Jeanie's Mexican Fudge

For me, the memories of Christmas include the tastes of the season. That’s why I make some of my Christmas favorites every year as we do our holiday baking.

One of those that I remember is my Aunt Jeanie’s Mexican Fudge. I used to attempt to gorge myself on it each year when we all met at my Grandma and Grandpa’s house for Christmas. (Aunt Jeanie also introduced me to Dr. Pepper, but that’s a different story.) There’s definitely a "different" taste to it due to the cinnamon.

O Tannenbaum

Today Cara and I put up our Christmas tree. Although traditionally our extended family puts up Christmas decorations the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, we usually get our tree the following week. (Cara's mother and dad and sister and brother-in-law put up fake trees; I refuse to go along with that tradition.)