The Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen Puttin' the Kitsch in Kitchen!
Eye-popping edible party centerpieces and potluck pleasers made with legendary American brand name products. These festive original recipes reflect the retro sensibility Charles is famous for. Don’t just eat your food, have fun with it too! And serve it up with a great big helping of American pride!
As Long As I Can Remember Christmas Trees, I Can Remember Flocked Christmas Trees.
Long an admirer of the rare art of Christmas tree flocking, I unexpectedly happened upon a “flock lot,” (what I call Christmas tree lots that offer flocking,) at the corner of Crenshaw and Imperial in Los Angeles.
Went to Knott’s Merry Farm recently to enjoy a fried chicken dinner and a ghost town all decked out for the holidays. As my friends and I scampered in and out of the shops, saloon and general store, we happened by the place to meet and greet Santa. Without skipping a beat I said, “Let's go say hi to Santa!”
Nothing says HOLIDAY DESSERT like a CHERPUMPLE! It’s an original recipe from the Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen, and the most talked-about new dessert to come along in years. Cherpumple is short for CHERry, PUMpkin and apPLE pie – the three pies each baked in a layer of cake. Cherry pie in white cake; a pumpkin pie in yellow cake, and apple pie in spice cake!