Holiday Inspirations, part 4.

This is not fishing!

This continues our ongoing series to share some of our own Yokel family traditions to help you get in the holiday spirit.

Cousin Earl really likes to fish. Well,  truth be told, he likes to drink beer in peace, and going fishing provides him with peace and quiet to drink to his content. What does that have to do with the Yokel family Christmas? Well cousin Earl brings his favorite fishing snack to our annual gathering.

Beer pickled eggs are the perfect protein to keep you fortified while fishing and to share while waiting for dinner.

Cousin Earl’s Pickled Eggs

2 dozen hard boiled eggs, peeled

1.5 cans of beer

2 cups vinegar

Red pepper flakes

Boil and peel eggs. Cousin Earl thinks you should already know how to did this, so use the interweb if you can’t boil a damn egg.  Mix beer, vinegar and red pepper flakes in a big her. Add eggs. Drink extra half can of beer. Let eggs sit a day or 2. Eat. Repeat.

Maybe Cousin Earl will make some for you too.

Holiday inspiration, part 3.

Did you know you can buy stills on the interweb? We found this one at

This continues our ongoing series to share some of our own Yokel family traditions to help you get in the holiday spirit.

If you have see an episode of Moonshiners, you may recognize the purpose of the still we included am image of above. This edition of Yokel Holiday Inspirations is inspired by Aunt Mildred’s moonshine.

Aunt Mildred is a distant Yokel with a not so legal habit of distilling her own shine to share at the holidays. We can’t share her recipe here, she keeps that in her head, plus moonshining is not exactly a legal backyard gathering that we can endorse.

We are thankful that over the years. Aunt Mildred has hauled her moonshine across several state lines  at great person risk, just to spread with your local Yokels.

If you want to start your own holiday moonshine tradition, head to your local liquor store to buy yourself a legal version.

No, no, no, Professor Whiskers! Did you even read this post?


Holiday Inspiration, part 2.

Orange booz
Just like Aunt Gloria, you can pretend you are French when you bake with this.

This continues our ongoing series to share some of our own Yokel family traditions to help you get in the holiday spirit.

Today’s feature is from Aunt Gloria. She loves to bring dessert to our holiday gatherings. Aunt Gloria has a fondness for all things orange. Her holiday treat features Grand Marnier. It is safe to say she samples a lot while making this yummy version of pound cake. Measure the flour, take a sip. Measure the sugar, take a sip. You get the idea. Please make sure you save some for the cake!

You’ll find Aunt Gloria’s recipe here. She may be a good baker, but she is not original. You can recognize Aunt Gloria by her orange blossom perfume and by the hiccups she gets when she bakes this cake.

Drunk cat
No, no, no! Do not feed this to Mr. Jingles!

Holiday inspiration, Yokel style.

Picard yummy

This holiday season we are going to share some of our own Yokel family traditions to help you get in the holiday spirit. This will be an ongoing series of one special daily recipe. You may even want to pull some of these items out to help you get through a council meeting.

Our first tasty item is from the kitchen of Uncle Fred. Good ole Fred would make huge batches of this to send home with everyone every Christmas. He told us it was beef, but I’m not sure if that is what he used every year. We learned not to ask as Uncle Fred had a fondness for anything he could hunt for himself. One year, I accidently found out he used groundhog after being hired by several neighbors to help them with a groundhog infestation.  Anyway, you can recognize Uncle Fred if you see him around town by his groundhog teeth necklace.

Here is the recipe. I had to promise to let Uncle Fred hunt squirrel on my property to get this from him. I later found out he got this off Pinterest so jokes on me.

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