Candy

Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

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I didn’t mean to post another pumpkin recipe so soon. “Play it cool, Liz,” I thought. “Space them out so people don’t think you’re a pumpkin freak. How about a nice vanilla cake recipe?” But then the sky split open. After a cloudy Sunday morning and a mostly-clear afternoon, a monstrous rainstorm just swooped in,…

Things I Have Been Doing Instead of Blogging Here

I have to tell you a secret, but you have to promise to not get mad. The truth is, I make a lot of things that I never get around to blogging about. I know, shocking. It’s not that they’re not good, or that the photos didn’t turn out, it’s just that the act of…

Passionate Baking, Three Ways

Even before I’d ever tasted passion fruit, I fell in love with the name. Growing up surrounded by boring, utilitarian fruit names (are you listening, orange?), learning that there was a fruit that broke this mold was a revelation. It belongs on a soap opera! Of course I was intensely curious about its flavor. Did…

Oh Dandy It’s Candy

Can I take a moment before I begin to just say I am SO glad that it is finally June. I feel like May came and ran me over like a Mack truck. Don’t get me wrong, it was full of good things, but I was left exhausted and feeling (and possibly looking) like roadkill….

Valentine’s Day Candies

If the garlands of red roses and stacks of heart-shaped chocolate boxes and giant inflatable Cupids in stores haven’t tipped you off already, allow me to warn you: Valentine’s Day is nearly here. If you’re looking for fun V-day sweets, here are some cute things I’ve recently been featuring on the candy website: Homemade Conversation…

Happy New Year! Happy Caramel Corn!

Happy new year! Maybe I always feel this way and don’t remember, or maybe this year in particular has overstayed its welcome, but I am so ready to begin a new year, and a new decade. The slate, she is fresh and ready to be filled with only good things, good thoughts, and good actions…

Daring Bakers Knockoff Cookies

I had mixed feelings when I read about this month’s Daring Bakers challenge. We were given two recipes that were “copycats” of popular store-bought cookies: chocolate-covered marshmallow cookies, and Pepperidge Farm Milanos. On the one hand, it didn’t seem too daring. On the other, summers get busy, and whipping out a few batches of cookies…

Easter Candy Giveaway!

Update: we have our winners for the giveaway! The random number generator picked comments from Danielle and Matzoh Fairy. Congratulations, you guys! Your candy will be in the mail soon! So one of the (many) perks of my job as the candy guide at About.com is that people send me candy for promotional consideration and…

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