[VIDEO] How to Put That Fruitcake to Good Use

Hint: it's not what you think.

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.

Today, the fruitcake has a bad rep and is the butt of jokes, but we have a few ways to turn this dust collector into a great treat for the family. Watch this video and change your mind about fruitcake forever.

This article is part of Mix It Up, an editorial series created in collaboration with AOL's Kitchen Daily and Huffington Post. It is dedicated to making the lives of mothers easier through articles, videos and slideshows focused on simple and creative solutions to everyday challenges. From healthy recipes to exciting ideas for a more balanced lifestyle, this section aims to become a resource for moms everywhere. 

Prometheus January 10, 2014 at 11:32 AM
As opposed to crime....a black thing?
Prometheus January 10, 2014 at 12:01 PM
Go back to school..(1)I can say what I wish....(2)more in jail with a lower population means more inclined to crime.
Prometheus January 10, 2014 at 01:03 PM
Not racist....FACT....look it up if you can.
Prometheus January 10, 2014 at 01:13 PM
That attitude....is why no one respects or will respect you....ever.
Prometheus January 10, 2014 at 01:21 PM
You don't respect yourself.....otherwise you would present yourself to society differently....my guess is you don't even know what respect means.
Prometheus January 10, 2014 at 01:40 PM
miss.waltham January 13, 2014 at 07:49 PM
What is respek?? Just curious hahahahahaha
Prometheus January 14, 2014 at 07:54 AM
No, sadly it is on you....you just don't realize it....and that is really sad.
Prometheus January 14, 2014 at 08:20 AM
Even sadder.
Larry Fine January 14, 2014 at 10:07 AM
FYI Laquisha is white....and pretty entertaining


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