01/10/2014 10:15 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

How To Put That Fruitcake To Good Use (VIDEO)


No doubt you've been staring at the thing for more than a week now—the fruitcake so-and-so passed off as a gift. Don't hate, it's really a remarkable thing. Fruitcakes last forever and their shelf life is so impressive Roman soldiers carried them into battle. Dense and sugary, they were once considered so indulgent that they were outlawed in Europe.

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