Category Archives: candy

Cooking With Betty Crocker Week

Gingerbread houses, sugar cookies, candy canes and chocolate truffles, cakes, pies and tarts.  How many of you like to bake during the holiday season? We sure do. A few weeks ago we got the chance to spend some time on Google hangout with some folks from Betty Crocker. They even sent us goodies to enjoy during the hangout.

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They shared with us some great recipes and ideas for this holiday season. Over the next week I will be sharing with you 10 recipes you can try this with your loved ones. Each of these recipes can not only be enjoyed during the holidays but also during the rest of the year. They are great for family gatherings, potlucks and office parties. Red Hot holiday trends that are sure to be a crowd pleaser. There is something for everyone in these recipes, you won’t be dissapointed.

Get ready for our week of ‘Cooking  With Betty Crocker’ Be sure to come back and visit the blog to let us know which one was your favorite.

 

 

 


Taste Test Tuesday: Ghirardelli Candy Making Chocolate

Do you love chocolate? The smooth, rich flavor of a great creamy treat. Our friends over at Ghirardelli has a candy making chocolate just for you.

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We decided to use this candy and dipping chocolate to make chocolate covered strawberries. Who doesn’t love fruit with a side of chocolate?

A very easy chocolate to use and work with. All you have to do is cut the amount that you want to use and place it in a microwave safe bowl on medium high heat in 30 second intervals. You can also make a double broiler on top of the stove if you want.

Not many people use or even like white chocolate but we love it. You still get the same great taste of chocolate but just not as rich as milk chocolate. No worries this candy is available in milk chocolate as well.

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Easter is on its way so let’s get ready to experiment with chocolate. Need some ideas here you go:

• Pretzels
• Cookies
• Apples
• Pineapples
• Nuts
• Make your own lollipops
• Ice cream cones

There are so many choices for you. Need some help just let us know.

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Thanks so much for stopping by the kitchen today. Be sure to let us know if there is a topic you would like to discuss.


Halloween: To give candy or not to give candy?

Growing up my sister, cousins and I would all head over to my grandparents house to go trick or treating in there neighborhood for Halloween. I remember getting lots of candy and not being able to eat it until my mother inspected my bag later on that night.

There were two houses on our route that always stood out to us. The first one was the lady that gave us a juice box and a bag of microwave popcorn in a ziplock bag and the other was the lady that dressed up in a witches costume and passed out hot apple cider and donuts. They were the only two that never gave us candy. But there was that one year that someone gave us a toothbrush….

Now that I am much older I stay home and pass out candy. Over the past few years I have started to notice that companies are giving people more choices for Halloween treats such as cookies,  chips, pretzels and even fruit. Are we moving towards more healthier solutions for Halloween?

What are you giving out for Halloween this year? Will you be passing out candy or are the children in your neighborhood getting more healthier treats like pretzels and apple slices? As for me, I think it will be a mixture. I always try to make sure I have something for all age groups.

The pumpkin will be Plex from Yo Gabba Gabba. I’ll be sure to take a picture of him in his costume.