Peppermint bark. Eggnog Latte. Terry's Chocolate Orange. Everywhere I turn there is a just-for-the-holidays treat to get me in the Christmas spirit.
As a child, my tastes were simple. Give me a candy cane and I was happy. I loved finding chocolate in my Christmas stocking, but it was all about quantity over quality. My taste buds were unsophisticated for the fruitcake and my grandmother's homemade divinity. However, my mother made a delicious gingerbread. Pour a warm lemon sauce on the top and that tasted like Christmas to me.
Some of the holiday treats are special because of their rituals. I like baking cookies for Christmas and using the recipes that were handed down from one generation to another. I'm sure the recipes could be improved, but I wouldn't dare! Putting together the gingerbread house can be fun even if the results look like a condemned building. Sometimes it's the memories that make the holiday treat even better.
What is your favorite holiday treat?