Do you think that it's a good idea to try new ideas around the holidays?

Fudge - Holiday Fudge/Cookies
@dalilac1 (862)
United States
November 22, 2006 7:46am CST
I bake all through the holidays,all kinds of things, do you thing it is a good idea to try new things or recipies just before the holiday or more in advance? I love trying new things to add to the cookie/fudge platters that I make but this year I want to add some new things to them, should I use my family as my so called guinea pigs or just do it? Any new cookie/fudge/candy ideas anyone?
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@StarBright (2799)
• United States
25 Nov 06
With family and very close friends it's open season. If the new thing is a hit, everybody will praise you. If it is a flop, everyone will joke about it for years to come. Either way, you can't lose. I am known for trying new things. My husband and brother-in-law have a comedy routine around my new things. Bottom line - if you are trying to impress new friends stick to the tried and true; old friends and family then by all means take them on a journey.
@dalilac1 (862)
• United States
26 Nov 06
LOL,,, Here's to the journey! I'll let ya know what happens:)
@rmuxagirl (7562)
• United States
22 Nov 06
I think it is a good idea to try different ideas around the holidays. New recipies can be fun to try on friends and family.
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@rohit89 (1971)
• India
22 Nov 06
yes its a good idea.. have a nice day
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@annsweets (2046)
• United States
22 Nov 06
I love to try different recipes too, but i would never prepare something during the holiday, unless i prepared it before, especially if i am having guess
@supershik (298)
• United States
25 Nov 06
Ithink before the holiday but not ttoo far before I personally love making lollipops and sugar sculptures i'm making little sugar gift boxes with a bit of chocolate inside they're going to be awesome.
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@dalilac1 (862)
• United States
26 Nov 06
That sounds so cool, please take photo's so I can see how they look. I love trying new things, but being in a new area is kind of scarey for me, so I'll see what happens:)
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
4 Dec 06
thats just sounds delicious.
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@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
4 Dec 06
i love tring new things, i love to bake and make brownies for the kids and hubbie. he loves them.well, if its not going to make them sick, yes, they can try the things out and see if they like them.
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@dalilac1 (862)
• United States
4 Dec 06
I love using my hubby as a guinea pig,except he won't eat anything that has nuts in it, he just doesn't like nuts so neither will my children. Thanks for the vote!
• Janesville, Wisconsin
29 Nov 06
Laughs, about family guinea pigs. I think Holidays are a wonderful time to start something new. Not only that but if you bake something bad on the Holidays it will give you and family something to laugh about at the next holiday when its delicious. Oh Remember that year you baked the bread so hard that the birds would not even touch it? lol.. Is one I used to hear people say to one of my relatives. It's always fun to have one bad food on the holidays or for you to be surprised thinking it was a bad food, and it turned into a holiday hit. :) Holidays are for fun and experimenting :). Always good to add new ideas to an old tradition, keeps things lively. - DNatureofDTrain
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@dalilac1 (862)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Here's to Traditions Old and New - toasting to the new things
Here's to keeping things lively and starting a new tradition:)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I think it can be fun to try new recipes during the holidays. Especially if several members in your family do it together. We had a nanny growing up that used to make broken glass candy all the time. She used all different colors and flavoring. A basic recipe I found for it can be found at http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/30/Broken_Glass_Candy43520.shtml
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@dalilac1 (862)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Oh thanks so much, yes our family is always in on the baking and holiday cooking, I am definately going to try the recipe that you posted. Thanks for the help :)