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Butterscotch Bird Nests and Haystacks

We still have a lot of leftover Easter candy at my house. My daughter is VERY good about not eating too much candy. Plus, she did get a lot of candy between the Easter Bunny and the egg hunt at our church. When I found a bag of white Cadbury mini-eggs that I had bought […]

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Aunt Libby’s Caramels

My great-aunt made the best caramels. Although she was not especially fond of cooking, she made a few things better than anyone else. Caramels were one of her specialties that no one else in the family made. It was always a treat to visit during the winter when she often had a supply of the […]

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Buckeye Balls

Having lived most of my life on the West Virginia side of the West Virginia-Ohio border I often heard jokes about the Buckeyes(Ohioans) being worthless nuts. Buckeye trees were common in the area, so I was also aware of making sure to distinguish between buckeyes and chestnuts when collecting nuts. However, my favorite reference to […]

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Coconut-Date Balls

One of the recipes I found stuffed in my mom’s recipe box was on notebook paper that I recognized as being from my paternal grandmother’s recipe binder. The handwriting did not quite look like my grandmother’s, but it was close enough that I assume it was either her or one of her sisters who wrote […]

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Raspberry Filled Chocolate Candy

Whoever first thought of putting red raspberries and chocolate together must have had divine inspiration.  To me, there is not any better combination as raspberry goes so well with every version of chocolate from very dark to white. As Easter is just around the corner, I am back into the candy making.  I seem to […]

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Homemade Fifth Avenue Candy

My sister and brother-in-law make these delicious candies every year and often give them away in Christmas gifts. This year I was lucky enough to get to make them with my sister…..you should not expect any as gift this year as I brought most of them home with me (well, minus what we ate on […]

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Homemade Candy: Peppermint Patties

I am very far behind on my Christmas shopping, candy making, and baking this year. In fact, I just made my very first batch of candy (okay, I technically tried to make two others but learned the hard way that both of my candy thermometers were no longer even close to accurate). Thus, I decided […]

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Homemade Gifts of Candy: Coconut Filled Candy Bars

Another Spoiler Alert:  If you know me, you may see your Christmas present ahead. My husband’s aunt made wonderful filled chocolate candies.  She would give them as Christmas presents every year.  (She had to have made hundreds every year!)  Everyone looked forward to her delicious treats. She put together a recipe book a few years […]

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Homemade Gifts of Candy: Chocolate Covered Cherries

Spoiler Alert: If you know me, you may be seeing your Christmas gift in this article. Although we don’t really know our neighbors across the road, they came by today and brought us Christmas Candy and a card. It was so nice of them! Ironically, we were just getting ready to make candy to give […]

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Delicious Electric Skillet Fudge

There is no better sweet to me than good peanut butter fudge. However, I must admit that I am something of a peanut butter fudge snob. There are many peanut butter fudges sold in stores and market stands that I do not think taste good. To me a good peanut butter fudge is smooth, creamy […]

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