Texas Trash

I made my family’s famous Texas Trash yesterday.  It’s a holiday cooking favorite that I’ve grown up with.  It is basically a homemade Chex Mix.  I love this stuff .. and could live on it all holiday season.  I always thought it was a secret recipe that someone our family, way back when, created and it’s been passed down through the generations.  Well, the luster was removed this year when I found out the recipe is the actual Chex Mix recipe that is on their website.  I mean, I change it up a bit, but not much!  I also found out a few years ago that my grandmom’s homemade fudge isn’t an original recipe at all .. it’s the fudge recipe found on the back of the Marshmallow Creme jar (also found here).

It was a weird feeling when I realized these recipes weren’t original to my family (as I’d thought for 30 years), but were the same ones millions of people all over the world were using to bake with. As petty as this seems … I had a perception of reality and now that was totally wrong.  It doesn’t actually matter who invented those recipes.  In my mind, they always were and really are the best and so I continue to use them every year!!!

As you moms and grandmom’s grow older every year … I hope you continue to do your favorite Holiday things.  I hope you enjoy them more and more every year (no matter who invented them!).  Merry Christmas season to all 🙂

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Amanda McKinley
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 04:07:04

    Holly, both of these look DELISH! I understand the disappointment of finding out something is not a family recipe as originally thought…have had the same experience! But oh my gosh, they still look amazing and that just means even more people get to enjoy them. ha!

    Always enjoy your blog!


  2. Kira @ Kissing the Joy
    Dec 12, 2010 @ 09:48:28

    That’s so funny, and so true. My mom ADORES Bostom Creme Pie because she and her sister made it out of the box every Sunday when she was a kid. For her nothing compares to that box mix (which they don’t even make any more.) Those sound like fun recipes, and I’ve never made Chex Mix so maybe we’ll give it a go! 🙂


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