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Butter and Scotch? Not Quite; But a Great Jelly Nonetheless…

This entry is part of a series, Pepper Jelly Chronicles»

I recently wrote about using mangos in a fruit-pepper jelly. Well, I had a brainstorm shortly after that session in the kitchen. The inspiration came from a bit of candy I was sucking on while I mulled over exactly how to prepare my next batch […]

Candied Bacon With a Zing

Focus your eyes on the picture. Stare until you’re drooling. (It’s really happening, yes?) Now imagine that bacony goodness as candy…

Okay, it’s not a stretch. Lots of recipes out there for candied bacon; even videos on YouTube. Yes, it’s every bit as addictive as it’s made out to be. Tremendously easy to make, which is […]

No Eat Strong Pig, Eat Monster Gummy Bear Instead

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

A Chinese pig named (cleverly) Strong Pig is going to live a long and happy life somewhere, rather than being served on someone’s plate. This pig is unusual; remarkable, even. He was born without hind legs. Light in the hams, you might say. Which isn’t […]

Chocolate’s Better’n Carrots, But Is Miracle Whip Really Good for Your Love Life?

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

Now you may think it’s patently obvious that chocolate is better than carrots. After all, you can’t make carrots into nice bars, just for starters. And while carrots are so sweet they’ve been used in place of sugar, you can’t make a nice hot drink […]

Friday Follies: Once I Saw These, I Didn’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance…

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

Right after we were married I fixed our transportation problem by buying Paula Jo a minivan. It was an underpowered box, but it sure was cool to us back then! Our first day we took it out camping. Loaded up the gear and headed to […]

Friday Follies: WonkaWorld? What's Next??

Arguably, it’s about food…

In spite of the story’s bizarre line, I still enjoy the Gene Wilder version of the Chocolate Factory. (Sorry, Johnny.) Okay, I can’t watch it every day, right? Too much chocolate. And it makes me eat. A lot.

Which is why a recent news article about the newest, largest Wonka store in […]

Friday Follies: Calling All Ghouls, It's Halloween Candy Time!

It’s not really up to typical Follies level, but there are some smiles (and a chuckle or two) in the news leading up to our favorite diabetic coma inducing holiday event: Halloween. Okay, it’s not our favorite overall; just our favorite in October…

Here’s one of the ultimate win-win scenarios you’ll ever see this week. […]