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      December is National Fruit Cake Month

      If one of your favorite desserts is fruit cakes, be glad it's December!

      That's right, December is National Fruitcake Month. A whole 31 days is dedicated to the admiration of the nut and candied fruit culinary concoction.{}

      You can blame the ancient Romans for the invention of the fruitcake. The first known recipe included pomegranate seeds, raisins and pine nuts.{}

      Traditional fruitcakes were soaked in brandy to preserve them and prevent mold, though most mass-produced fruitcakes don't come with alcohol these days.{}

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