RIP, Hostess.

In case you haven’t already heard, Hostess is closing up shop and shutting down. I know that Hostess treats are not sophisticated, healthy, or anything close to homemade. In fact, the treats are full of preservatives (but oh, so delicious!) and have a shelf life of 3,498 years (or so it seems). But this does not take away from the fact that many of us grew up with these treats. They were a staple of our childhood and I, for one, am sad to see them go. My grandma used to keep Ho-Hos in her house and that was a special treat that I will forever associated with her. My friend Amber (who runs the fantastic Bluebonnets & Brownies) said something brilliant the other day, “People say time machines don’t exist. I disagree. It’s called food you grew up with.”

Over the summer I made a series of homemade Hostess treats. If you’d like to try any of them, here are the links:
Homemade Hostess Coffee Cakes
Homemade Drake’s Devil Dogs
Homemade Hostess Sno Balls
Homemade Hostess Cupcakes
Homemade Hostess Twinkies

RIP, Hostess.

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