If you want to put some extra cheer into your holiday party then this is sure to impress your friends and family.

There are so many variations and when you get right down to the best Tom & Jerry batter, yours is always best. Right?

A seasonal staple for this time of year as the weather turns cold and after spending a day outside skiing, sledding, or shoveling snow.

Tom & Jerry batter is fairly simple to make. You just need powdered sugar, eggs, and spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple spice are nice together. And a really good electric hand mixer.

Some recipes list butter or marshmallow cream. Not this one.

For what you pay for the store-bought batter, you'll be more than satisfied with this easy made-from-scratch batch. And, after you have a couple of toddy's, read up on how it got its name.

Okay, let's get started.


Separate your eggs. Yolks in one small bowl and whites in a medium-size mixing bowl.


Use a hand-held electric mixer to whip your egg whites until they peak. Sipping a small glass of brandy or rum while mixing the whites is highly encouraged. When the whites are stiff set aside.


Now in a larger mixing bowl add the egg yolks and mix thoroughly.

Fold in your egg whites.

wooden bowl with sugar isolated on white

After cleaning off the beaters of your mixer, now begin to slowly add the powdered sugar in small amounts to the egg mixture. With your mixer on medium-high continue to add the sugar. About 4 cups.

Continue blending until silky smooth. Then cover and chill the batter for one hour.

For your Tom & Jerry hot toddy, choose the size of the mug, fill it to 3/4 with boiling water. Depending on your liquor choice use one shot of rum and one shot of brandy. Add one large soup spoon size amount of Tom & Jerry batter and top with your favorite spices.

Spice Set




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Sioux Falls Online Shopping Fails

It's the gift-giving season! Cyber Monday was this week and ever since the pandemic, people are doing more online shopping than ever before.

Because of all this, there must be a few shopping fails. You don't always know what you're getting when you order online.

For example, I recently ordered a sparkly Santa mask for a holiday party. Apparently, I was too distracted by the sparkle because I didn't realize it was a do-it-yourself mask.

It was like a paint by number, except with tiny rhinestones I'm supposed to glue on myself. Nope. Ain't nobody got time for that. It was sent right back.

What online shopping fail have you had? We asked and you answered!

I think the lesson we've learned here is we should shop local more!

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