Do certain candies just bring you right back to a time and place of your childhood? For whatever reason, the only time growing up that I would ever get Necco Wafers was during our annual summer trip to my grandparent’s house. They lived in a teeny-weeny farm town in the middle of nowhere and would give my sister and I $1 to share and off we went to the “dime.
Ya’ll know me, I’m a sucker for S’Mores. So when I saw these cupcakes on Bakerella.com it was a delight to my eyes. Bakeralla is one of my absolute favorite sites. Her recipes and photography are just unbelievably mouthwatering and talented. See what I’m talking about? I think these days when people are going to culinary school, there must be Photography 101 and 102 requirements, because food bloggers these days.
St. Patrick’s Day is soon, friends. Are you ready? You’ve got less than 2 weeks to get it together and create a great St. Paddy’s Day party. Lucky for you, we’re here to help out. I really like St. Patricks Day because 1) I am (one quarter) Irish, and it is the only one of my ancestral countries of origin that gets it’s own little celebration in the “New World.”.
Today’s candy might be a new one for many of you. Lots of the candy on our A to Z list are quite common, everyday favorites, but today’s candy is a bit of a throw-back. C. Howard’s Violet Mint Squares are truly a one-of-a-kind candy. They’re little mint squares with a distinctive flowery violet flavor and have been around since the 1930s. It appears as though the packaging has been.
You guys, look at this awesome idea from TheGunnySack.com! You get jumbo balloons, put candy in them, blow them up, decorate and place in the Easter basket! I’m freaking out over the combined genius and cuteness of these things! You know what else I absolutely love about these? Wouldn’t they be awesome for a creative birthday party goody bag? Think about how you can customize the names on each balloon.
Would you look at those beautiful Rocky Road bars from Sweetapolita? O-M-G – those colors! Those flavors! Perfection! Here’s what I love about recipes like this – you can get your pantry cleared out AND make a delicious dessert all at the same time. These lovely little yummy delights have candy fruit slices, pistachios, macadamia nuts, marshmallows and loads more making them chock-full of flavor. Tempted yet? Hop over to.
Last week we featured some Mardi Gras party ideas for a very colorful palette with a worldly celebration in mind (think Rio, Germany, Spain and other parts of the world that go hog wild for Karneval in bright colors). This week we’re going to tell you about another color palette for Mardi Gras – this one leans a bit more towards a New Orleans theme. You’ll often find many Mardi.
Do you want to see one of the sweetest party themes of the year? It’s this whimsical, airy, fanciful Cotton Candy Themed Party from our friends at Party Pants in Rhode Island! These photos (taken by Michael J Larson Photography, also in Rhode Island) have such a graceful, light touch to them, its like floating through a pink-shaded dream. I can almost smell the deliciously sweet cotton candy flavor just.
I really had a hard time coming up with a “U” candy for this A to Z candy countdown. I almost gave up and was going to skip the letter all together, but I think my creative work-around will do the trick. Who doesn’t love Charms Blow-Pops, anyway? And who wouldn’t love one of their SUPER Blow-Pops? You know, the ones that are super-sized to be about twice the size.
Booh-yah! Have you ever seen anything so delicious in your life? Rice Krispie Treats sandwiching caramel sauce and extra marshmallows? Oh-Em-Gee, you guys. These just rocked my world. I’m pretty sure I’ll never make regular old Rick Krispie Treats ever again. From now on there will be a layer of caramel and marshmallows in between. Get the recipe right now – RIGHT NOW – at CookiesAndCups. Here is the link..