Do you think that it's a good idea to try new ideas around the holidays?
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?
4 people like this
• 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.
• 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
• 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