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Homemade Candy Corn

This is an Alton Brown recipe that is surprisingly easy to make. Keep in mind, work relatively quickly, otherwise the ‘dough’ may become too hard to shape or cut. I also remind you NOT to cut on your silicone mat, as it may damage the mat. I transferred the dough to a cutting board before […]


Homemade Tootsie Rolls

I’m a fan of Tootsie Rolls, but I’m not a fan of all the hard-to-pronounce ingredients that they are made of. So, this Halloween, I thought I’d try making a few of my favorite. I dug up this recipe on A Cozy Kitchen blog, and found that it is relatively simple to make, and produces […]

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Slowing Down for a Breather

Most days, around 4 p.m., if I’m not heading out in the car for the remainder of the day, I pop open a bottle of wine and pour myself a glass. I have to admit that it is usually a mad rush to get the bottle uncorked, the glass poured, and then raised up to […]

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The Season of Halloween

Homemade Halloween costumes. Visits to Haunted Houses. Creatively carved pumpkins. Sticky orange colored popcorn balls. And buckets of candy. Yes! Buckets of candy! These are a few of my memories from Halloween’s past. A time when we would gather at my aunt’s house to celebrate the holiday (as well as her birthday). A time when […]

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It’s Pie Time

  It’s the holiday season and definitely time for enjoying delicious pies (heck, I think it’s always the season of pies) Pies have … [Read More...]

Favorite Finds

from Dillanos Coffee Roasters

Kenyan Kikai Peaberry

Dillanos Coffee Roasters brings us a delicious morning cup of coffee, Kenyan Kikai Peaberry from the Mt. Elgon District of Kenya. Mount Elgon is an extinct shield volcano that is the oldest and largest solitary volcano in East Africa, providing fertile soil to grow coffee. The farmers kn Kikai planted their first coffee trees in […]

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Snacks with Gratitude

I’m always in search for new snack-time options for the family. But when I think of snack-time, I don’t usually turn to  the latest wasabi and soy sauce flavored chips and crackers, or the Oreo Creme filled Chips Ahoy cookies — no, I’m talking healthy snacks, tasty snacks, energy-filled snacks, and basically good-for-you snacks. That’s […]

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