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Tag Archive: candy

The Best Homemade Peanut Brittle You Will Ever Make (plus TastyTuesdays)

The Best Peanut Brittle Recipe you will ever make. Peanut brittle with plenty of air pockets to make it crunchy but not tooth damaging.

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Homemade Salt Water Taffy plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

Summer is fast approaching and if you are looking for something fun and educational to do with the kids this summer, here’s a little kitchen science experiment: The Effect of Temperature and Torsion on a Saccharide… in layman’s terms Salt Water Taffy. The first time I made this recipe was in high school chemistry class …

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Colorful and Easy Coconut Oatmeal Jelly Bean Cookies

I love jelly beans, but the Easter Bunny has been known to bring too many on occasion. And then they sit in the cupboard until the melt together then harden into a multi-hued gelatinous blob. Does that happen in your house, too? If so, try these delicious Coconut Oatmeal Jelly Bean Cookies. I warn you, …

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Bake Your Own Gingerbread House

Looking for something easy and fun to make with your kids? Maybe you are thinking of starting a new holiday tradition? Do you need a special dessert to double as a decoration? Try making a Gingerbread House.   Yes, you could buy one of those prebaked kits that have been sitting on the shelf for …

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Pizza Cookie

Tuesday was my son’s aide’s birthday. Considering J’s well known obsession with all things Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I thought it would be fun to make a Pepperoni Jalapeno and Jelly Bean Pizza with Anchovies that would make Mikey drool (reference the Parasitica episode of the 2012 series). Or as J described it, “a silly pizza …

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle M&M Cookies

When the category “Back to School/Children’s favorite” was announced for the August edition of Fill the Cookie Jar, I asked my 6 year old what kind of cookie he wanted me to make. He immediately responded “Ninja Turtle!”. Then he decided that sounded silly and changed to chocolate chip. Since his cousins are visiting this week, I asked them what …

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Candy Cane Hearts and Panettone Bread Pudding

I have been so busy lately that the blog ended up getting the short-shrift. Which is a shame since I have joined a group of my fellow SITS-ters to make an effort to comment on 75 blogs this week. If you are coming from there – Howdy! I promise I will be checking out your …

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Stained Glass Window Cookies

Sugar Cookies with the middles replaced with melted hard candies make cute Stained Glass Window Cookies. Valentine’s Day Cookies, Christmas Cookies.

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Sour Cream Mocha Truffles

Sour Cream Mocha Truffles – easy decadent chocolate candies perfect for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or any time you want a rich chocolate treat.

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Mini Marshmallow Snowmen

Mini Marshmallow Snowmen are a cute and simple treat to make for the holidays with basic ingredients: mini marshmallows, candy coating and fruit rolls.  Google+ was so excited about the pictures I uploaded from my phone that it “auto awesome”d them with a snow falling effect. Whatever. You might also like these posts My Favorite Old …

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Homemade Candy Corn

I love candy corn and mellow cream pumpkins so much that my husband wisely hid the bag he bought for J so I didn’t eat them all. Who knew you could actually make them? I pinned this recipe last year with the comment that it seemed like a lot of work. Truthfully, it was quite a bit …

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Confession time: I like to eat raw cookie dough, and my son is definitely a beater licker. I know it could be dangerous with salmonella, e-coli, blah-blah-blah. So, when I saw this recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles from Love and Olive Oil I knew I had to try it! So, I pinned it, and like …

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Peppermint Bark Cheesecake

Just like the girl in Louis Armstrong’s song, I will treat you mighty fine if you bring me some cheesecake.  However, I have never summoned the courage to make one myself until yesterday. For my Christmas present, my little brother, Chef Michael, tagged me in a photo on Facebook of his handwritten recipe for Peppermint Bark Cheesecake. It …

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Ice Cold Milk and an Oreo Cookie (Ball)

Recently, my friend, Lisa Cameron, mentioned on Facebook that she was making 150 Oreo Cookie Balls for her daughter’s first brithday (Happy Birthday, Kenna!) and several mutual friends raved about them. My curiosity was peaked and I had to know what these treats were. Always quick to help me out, she sent the following recipe. A …

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Big C Little c, What Begins With C?

Yes, I know I did that title already with “B”. But, as I was typing up the Carrot Cake Light recipe I realized I made a lot of things last week that begin with C: carrot cake cupcakes with pineapple cream cheese icing caramelized onion dip with crunchy pita chips candy cane heart confections chicken …

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She Blinded Me With Science

  I admit it, I am a geek, and I pretty much always have been.    My junior year of high school was pretty tough with classes like Pre-Calculus, Honors English, Honors World History and Honors Chemistry – and just for “fun” I threw in French 4 as an elective. It is amazing to me how much I still remember.  …

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Let’s hear it for the boys

It is only fair that I write about the fantastic male cooks in my family since I wrote about the women last month. Besides my brother, Michael, we have many other men that love to cook. The one common thread that all of the following recipes have is awesome flavor combinations.

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Free E-Guide: Choosing Healthy Fats

As a thank you for signing up for our biweekly newsletter we will send you a copy of 30 Tips for Choosing Healthy Fats in Your Diet. Then every two weeks we will send you delicious recipes and other food related fun.