Making caramels at home

Making caramels at home is super easy!You do need a few "special" pieces of equipment, but nothing you couldn't buy at the local kitchen store.  I'm going to guide you through a basic caramel recipe.  Once you feel comfortable with the technique, feel free to add your own special touches.Here's what you will need:...more

Christmas Almond Bark Pretzels


Day 7 - Chocolate? Only If There's Peanut Butter Too

I really am not a sweets fan.  I don't have a sweet tooth like some people.  And, while I don't consider myself a chocoholic like several of my friends (my DH included), I do occasionally crave a piece.  And, trust me, when I say a piece, I mean like one piece can keep me satisfied for several weeks.  Drives my DH crazy because I'll buy us a candy bar and his will be gone about five minutes after I give it to him while I'll slowly eat mine over the next week.  That is if he doesn't eat it before I finish it....more


I felt his warm lips on my wet wanting member.  It was a warm, but adoring kiss before he placed my feet back on the ground.  Who knew those strong abs were able to raise to sitting position and muscular arms were able to lift me up that high. He kissed my leg from ankle to knee.  His hands grabbed my thigh and took a nice bit.“Ouch!” I said placing my hand on his head as I stood over him in a straddled position. “Why did you bit me?” I asked looking down at the large bit mark.“I wanted a taste of chocolate.”...more

Goodbye Cigarettes: Should CVS Dump Junk Food and Alcohol Too?

When CVS announced its plan to stop selling all tobacco products at its 7,600 stores by October 1, 2014 and walk away from 2 billion in tobacco related business, the media immediately began to speculate whether other major drug store chains would follow suit. The more interesting question to me is whether tobacco is the only product line that will be removed from "drug store" shelves. ...more
Elaine Griffin  I think you are right, they will probably divide the space so clinic separate in ...more

New Orleans Pralines


How to Make a Festive Peppermint Candy Tray

I used to know what was happening in the world, but then I had a teenager, and suddenly I'm the last person ever to have heard of the peppermint candy tray phenomenon. I discovered the project via a Pinterest-savvy co-worker, then I mentioned it to my teen daughter. Image: Courtesy of A Cook and Her Books "Oh Mom, that's so 2012. You really didn't see it on Pinterest last year?" ...more
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Glacé Fruit Tutorial

Aquolina Pink Sugar (2003): It's a Whole Meal {Perfume Review & Musings}

Pink Sugar by Aquolina is one of the most effective comfort fragrances in the world. I stand by this statement which I verify 10 years on. It is a compliment-getter. It is foody and obvious, yet subtle at the same time. You can read that it is,...more

Drunken Cran-Orange Candy Bar

This sweet, citrusy, slightly tart, and easy to make candy bar is a fun addition to any holiday gathering.  A touch of triple sec, an orange flavored liquor, adds a little bit of punch to this white chocolate confection. Just make sure it is placed away faaaaaar from the kids’ table…I mean faaaaaar away from the kids’ table (I think I had a couple too many)....more