I promised myself I would never blog about fruitcakes
The only thing worse than a fruitcake is an evergreen essay about fruitcakes.
But a friend of my friends' showed up at a Thanksgiving open house with a fruitcake from Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana, TX. Her mother sends her one every year. The cake, and the bakery, are institutions.
The thing about this cake -- it's good! Not just good for a fruitcake, good for any cake. Spicy, and moist -- and I'm thinking that it's the fresh papaya that makes it so tasty.
And so begins the Dining@Large Countdown to Christmas with a request for your favorite food-related holiday gifts (and stuff to bring to parties) to give and receive.