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Old fashioned treats

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webmaster | 12/11/13

When I was a kid (Oh boy, here we go, another trip down Memory Lane!), some of the common holiday treats were candied citrus peels and sugared walnuts or pecans.

For my family, it was more likely to be walnuts because there were a lot of walnut trees on my grandparents’ ranch. And at least one orange tree. There were lemon trees, too, but I only remember the candied orange peels.

I learned how to make the candied peels and nuts because I wanted to recreate my Nana’s tradition of preparing trays of homemade goodies to give away to family. She had lots of special cookies and even popcorn balls. Maybe even fruitcake slices, if I remember correctly.

If you have fond memories of old-fashioned Christmas treats, or if you’ve never tried them but would like to, browse through this week’s recipes and see if something looks good to you. Stay warm and cozy on these chilly days and nights! ...


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