The Christmas Quiz

How About a Date?


How about another Random Prompt?


Holidailies recipe swap: post a great holiday recipe (and tell us why you like it so much)

I've talked an awful lot about the Best Pumpkin Pie in the Whole Entire World, so I won't beat that dead horse anymore. Instead, I'll tell you about another holiday delicacy that my Gramma used to make: stuffed dates.

Sounds kinda weird, doesn't it? Well, the recipe is insanely easy. It only has three ingredients!


  • 1 package pitted dates (You can buy unpitted dates, but then you'd just have to pit them. Why bother?)
  • 1 small package walnut halves (If you can't find halves, get whole walnuts, but get them already shelled. Because it's easier, that's why!)
  • Powdered sugar


  1. Take a date and open it up. 
  2. Put a walnut half inside and close it up again.
  3. Roll the date in powdered sugar.
  4. Repeat until you're out of dates. (Or walnuts.)
  5. Eat some.
  6. Put the rest on a pretty dish for serving as an hors d'oeurve, a snack, or even dessert.

I love these little morsels. Dates are lovely chewy fruits, the walnuts add a nice crunch, and the sugar adds just a touch of candy-like sweetness. You can pop one in your mouth or be very ladylike and dainty and eat one in two bites. They always remind me of Gramma and Christmas dinner.