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9 Uses For That Sad Fruitcake You're Never Going To Eat | Katla McGlynn | Posted 12.23.2014 | Comedy

Here's how to turn the gift that no one wants into the gift that keeps on giving: Use it as a door stop. Turn it into a beer coozie. Fix...

The Industrialization of Mom

Jane Vandenburgh | Posted 02.17.2014 | Books
Jane Vandenburgh

Like her 2009 novel Entertaining Disasters, Nancy Spiller's new book concerns itself with conventions in cookery and American cuisine. Compromise Cake is, however, is the much more personal book.

4 Holiday Treats Midlifers Should Never Consume

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.18.2012 | Fifty

Need another reason to ditch the fruitcake that Aunt Tillie sends every year? Board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Jennifer Walden warns that ther...

Homemade Larabars

Small Kitchen College | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Small Kitchen College

I love Larabars. They are delicious, dense and high in fiber and nutrients like potassium. Their downside, however, is painful, because their price tag breaks the bank.

1941 Fruitcake In Ohio Sells For $525 (VIDEO)

AP | Associated Press | Posted 12.24.2011 | Weird News

CINCINNATI -- A 1941 fruitcake has sold for $525 to an Arizona man in an Ohio company's online auction, and the money will go to the homeless in south...

Homemade Fruitcake: Old School And Worth The Effort

Lindsay Pyfer | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Lindsay Pyfer

Some people consider fruitcake the worst gift ever. That's because they only know the store-bought version.

Oldest Cake In The U.S.?

Star Tribune | Posted 12.22.2011 | Home

We could call this mummified wonder "Old Spice" -- at 100 years of age, the cake qualifies. And there's definitely a hint of spice emanating from its ...

4 Panettones And Fruitcakes Worth Buying

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Fruitcake. This time every year, somehow or other we're faced with it. Up pops a sticky-sweet loaf laden with bright green cherries, whether you want ...

And On The Royal Wedding Dessert Menu... | LIZ CORCORAN AND ALISON SCHWARTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Sarah Haywood, a British wedding designer, tells PEOPLE the dessert is a U.K. wedding staple with its own traditions. Couples usually store the top la...

Air Fruitcake: Manitou Springs Launches Leftover Fruitcakes

Pam Grout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

The good folks of Manitou Springs fling it, smash it, shoot it from air-powered canons and, some years, fashion it into sculptures such as a Saddam Hussein fruitcake bust.

Fruitcake-Flavored Cocktails

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

Love it, hate it, love to hate it -- you might call fruitcake the canned cranberry sauce of Christmas. An iconic symbol of the holiday more talked a...

It's Not Fruitcake

Lael Hazan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lael Hazan

Panettone is a light and airy confection that was originally only for the noble table of the ruling Sforza family in Milan.

Top Eleven Reasons Christmas Is Safe From Attack

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sam Greenfield

Has anyone ever said "How dare you!" when you greet them with "Merry Christmas"?

How to Make Sober Fruitcake Muffins

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Maria Rodale

Who really likes fruitcake? It's a joke, right? But someone must keep eating it, because you can still buy it. Well, I like it, and for a very specific reason.

Fruitcakes That Don't Suck

KitchenDaily | Megan O. Steintrager | Posted 12.18.2014 | Taste

"Who likes fruitcake?" people asked when the topic of Christmas desserts came up here at the KitchenDaily office. "My mom!" was our photo editor Liz H...

Re-Gift Without Fear

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

To re-gift or not to re-gift? If you feel that re-gifting is cheap, think again. Being thrifty is being smart. In this economy, re-gifting makes great...

Regift Your Fruitcake For A Good Cause This Holiday

HuffPost | Victoria FIne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Why can't a fruitcake cure cancer or send a child to school? It's these quandaries and more that Paypal poses with its holiday campaign, ...

Holiday Food Faux Pas -- And How to Avoid Them

Laura Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Laura Weiss

While over-the-top foods may be out this year, there are some simple culinary steps you can take to avoid striking the wrong note during the upcoming holidays.