Nerdie Foodie: A Nerdstalgic Christmas

As we approach the end of the year and the end of Christmas, we can’t help but think back on things and reflect a little. So, this week’s Nerdie Foodie is all about the treats found in classic movies of Christmas past. Get ready to feel a little nerdstalgic. Let’s go!


Who can forget the part where Buddy is eating his candy topped spaghetti for breakfast? Andrew Rea (Binging With Babish) recreates Buddy’s breakfast spaghetti. The real question is, would you try it? Check out this sweet and savoury recipe tutorial below! This version is slightly definitely less messy in presentation than Buddy’s.


How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Roast Beast

Whoville, the town that is overshadowed by Mount Crumpit, is decked out in all the Christmas lights and finery. That even includes a feast of food for celebration including the roast beast. And who better to share the roast beast recipe with us than the folks over at Seusville? Check out the recipe with all the trimmings here!

(Photo Credit: Seussville)

Sugar Cookies

These sugar cookies have been given the Whoville holiday treatment! Lauren (from Midget Momma) shares with us her Whoville swirl cookie recipe complete with sprinkles! I think the Whos will definitely approve of this recipe. Check it out here!

(Photo Credit: Midget Momma)

The Night Before Christmas

Okay, so this one is from the classic Christmas tale. I couldn’t resist in including sugarplums into this post. Melissa (from ChinDeep) shares with us her recipe for sugarplums and it includes some booze. You can make this without the alcohol and use rum extract instead (as mentioned in the comments section of the post). Check out the recipe here!

(Photo Credit: Chin Deep)

The Nutcracker: Sugar Plum Fairy

Shortbread Cookies

Speaking of sugarplums, who can forget the famous Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker? The Sugar Plum Fairy is the character that every ballerina to-be dreams of portraying. This Nerdie Foodie included back in the day. Stacy (from Wicked Good Kitchen) shares with us not only her delicious shortbread cookie recipe but the history of sugarplums, The Nutcracker and Tchaikovsky. Check out the history and recipe here!

(Photo Credit: Wicked Good Kitchen)

Sugar Plums and Cupcakes

This is a different take on sugar plums and does not contain nuts. Tori (from Gringalicious) shares with us her version for sugar plums as well as a sugar plum fairy inspired cupcake. They really are beautiful together on the table. Check out the recipe here!

(Photo Credit: Gringalicious)

Hot Chocolate

The Polar Express

One of my favourite scenes from the movie is when the waiters come out to the main compartment to serve the kids hot chocolate! Christy Denney (from The Girl Who Ate Everything) shares with us her decadent hot chocolate recipe that is worthy of the Polar Express. Check out that recipe here!

(Photo Credit: The Girl Who Ate Everything)

The Santa Clause

And finally, who can forget Judy’s hot cocoa recipe that took her 1200 years to perfect? This Nerdie Foodie certainly hasn’t! Nicki (from Nicki Lee Bakes) shares with us this old as time recipe. And most importantly, this hot cocoa recipe is shaken, not stirred. Check out the video tutorial below!


I hope all of you Nerdie Foodies had a wonderful Christmas holiday and a very Happy New Year. See you in 2018.

‘Til next time,

Stay nerdalicious!

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