Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without delicious food and family to share it with. Every family has their tried and true recipes, we hope you enjoy 12 of ours.
Texas has its reputation of being bigger and better, and this cake definitely lives up to that!
On closer examination my suspicion was validated, mouse traps. I never thought that my mom would risk snapping our toes off on Christmas day.
A simple recipe that rings true to the pumpkin spice flavor that everyone loves so much the Holiday season! We have been making this pumpkin pie for decades and we still love it!
From the experience of long time trappers, we will give you some hints of the types of things you are kids are going to attempt to get through the trap. You should keep these in mind during the building process.
Some traps are just funny! Family members tell the story over and over, and the listeners still enjoy it because the story is just too darn good! Here are some of the best!
We are hosting our First Annual Christmas Trap Competition! By now, you all have at least an idea in mind about what are you are going to do for the Christmas Trap. So this Christmas Eve when you finish building your trap, snap a few photos and enter to win the Christmas Trap Competition 2015!
These cinnamon rolls are fool proof, even an inexperienced bread maker can be successful with this recipe. Sweet and warm and perfect for Christmas Morning!
You have found this new Christmas Trap tradition, and you are curious just how crazy some families might go? Well here are 4 EPIC Christmas Traps that our families still talk about to this day!
We’d have to get them before it was time to go to bed. We had been planning this for months but now we had to put it all into action. It was Christmas Eve and it was time! Time to break into our house.
As a side dish or as a main dish, this is a savory recipe you may be able to make with things you already have in your fridge.
If you haven’t already figured it out, we better tell you again, jingle bells are our favorite Christmas trap tool. They can be added to just about any trap, they have a festive tone to them, and are difficult to keep quiet. So here are 9 of our favorite ways to use them!
A sweet and satisfying custard that can be used for breakfast or dessert! We love this dish because it fills our home with the scent of nutmeg. Perfect for the holidays!
If you are looking for a great birthday surprise trap, look no further! This trap is so versatile and so much fun! It also works! If you choose the right area in your home, it is almost guaranteed to go off.
You have seen the Elf on the Shelf everywhere, and it looks like such a cute fun tradition! But does it really even compare to the Christmas Trap?
This trap is from when I was 6 years old.
If I had to choose one Palmer family recipe that was the most famous, it would be these doughnuts.
Many parents know how treacherous those tiny little bricks can be. One step wrong step in bare feet will have you wincing in pain. If you’ve got a good supply of Legos and are crunched for time, this is an easy obstacle to execute.
When I married into the Palmer Family, the trap sounded like fun but I was doubtful it would last. I was very mistaken...
In any other situation, this sight in your stairwell would likely be cause for celebration. The kids would pull out a pillow or sleeping bag, and merrily whiz down the slide. But under these circumstances, this obstacles is sure to give them reason to pause.
Remember that game you used to play as a child, the one where you jump from one item of furniture to the next and wouldn't touch the ground because it was hot lava. Well this obstacle is reminiscent of that, with some noisy things added in for good measure.
We glided forward to the entrance to the kitchen and we didn’t see it until we had practically hit noses with it. A giant wall extended up in front of us, as tall as the staircase it was next to.
Because it requires both quick thinking and quiet, stealthy moving, this trap can be by far the most memorable for your children.
This is a classic trap. Every cousin's family has had some variation of the Grinch stealing their Christmas. This was ours.
This is a great hunt for all ages. It is actually very simple to adapt to your home. Be patient with the explanation because I promise it really is easy and very fun (at least this puzzle lover thinks so).
Mouse trap buzzers are an easy contraption that can be used with a trip wire or tied to a door handle.