Candy

apple cider caramels

Apple Cider Caramels

Posted on Dec 30th, 2010

Last month, when Big Y was offering their Buy 1 Get 2 Free sale on apple cider, I stocked up and decided to reduce some of that deliciousness into a…

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bacon frangelico toffee

Bacon Frangelico Toffee for A Shower for Nelly!

Posted on Dec 9th, 2011

“And …I said YESSSSS!” It happened one November midnight, in Twitterverse, we saw this tweet from our dear Nelly @nella22. Without missing a…

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cake batter cookie dough truffles

Cake Batter Truffles

Posted on Apr 1st, 2011

  Ever since I visited Momofuku Milk Bar Midtown in New York City, I've been dreaming of their birthday cake truffles. Searching the…

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brown sugar bacon

Candied Bacon

Posted on Jan 11th, 2011

Bacon... those tasty strips of piggy flesh that could bring a man to his knees, weeping for joy. Thick or thin, crispy or chewy, there's just no way…

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Chocolate Cinnamon Bourbon Truffles - poet in the pantry

Chocolate Cinnamon Bourbon Truffles #sponsored #BoozyTruffles

Posted on Dec 15th, 2014

These Chocolate Cinnamon Bourbon Truffles are bittersweet with a touch of heat and oh-so-addictive! Special thanks to The Baddish Group for sending…

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Chocolate Malt Marshmallows

Chocolate Malt Marshmallows #FirstOnTheFirst

Posted on Jan 1st, 2012

Marshmallows--and by extension, candy-making--are a great metaphor for life. You want a sweet treat, so you decide to whip up a batch of something,…

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eggnog caramels

Eggnog Caramels

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2011

I hated missing Week 9 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies & Sweets. Truly loathed having to do it. But with Thanksgiving falling on the same…

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Not Quite English Toffee

English Toffee

Posted on Oct 4th, 2012

It's been one of those push-push-push yourself weeks. I decided to challenge myself by committing to a few more projects, but they all converged this…

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homemade candy canes

Homemade Candy Canes #FirstOnTheFirst

Posted on Dec 1st, 2013

With Christmas only a few weeks away, we decided to try our hands at making candy canes this month for First on the First--a terrifying challenge, at…

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Kahlua Pumpkin Spice Fudge and Martini - poet in the pantry

Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Fudge and Martinis #sponsored #KahluaHoliday

Posted on Nov 27th, 2013

There’s very little I won’t try to add alcohol to. Not only is the idea just appealing to me in the most general sense, but it can often give a…

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peanut butter & chocolate fudge

PB & Fudge

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2011

I am so happy my kids don't have peanut allergies. Peanut allergies are no joke and I'm not trying to make light of anyone's condition--I know it is…

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penuche

Traditional Penuche: #FirstOnTheFirst

Posted on Oct 1st, 2013

Penuche is a favorite Fall treat. Often spied at fudge stands at the various Fall festivals and fairs, I've always associated it with this time of…

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