Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love in the Snow!



It was C C C....COLD and windy but she was a real trooper, well at least for 8.3 seconds!!
Thank you my Sweet Blue Berry!! 


One of my New Years resolutions was to join a weekly challenge.....   : )

This photo was submitted to the I Heart Faces Photo Challenge
 



Saturday, February 11, 2012

Be My Valentine?!!!


I instantly fell in LOVE with these Valentines lollipops the very first time I made them!
Now each year we make a bunch. The kids have so much fun slipping them into the 
mailboxes of friends and family, 
under the cover of darkness.....and using only code names of course...
It's become a tradition everyone looks forward to!

You don't need a candy mold to make these, they are very cute just poured onto a 
cookie sheet which is how I have always made them until
last summer I hit the thrift store JACKPOT finding a metal heart shaped candy mold
for $1.00!!! 

Valentines Lollipops

3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup butter
1 (3 ounce) box cherry (or any flavor) gelatin dessert mix


Place 8- 10 lollipop sticks on a cookie sheet. 
In a saucepan stir in sugar, corn syrup and butter.
Stir continually over LOW heat until sugar has dissolved.
Bring to a boil, slowly then continue cooking for 7 minutes.
Add gelatin, stir until smooth then quickly pour over the sticks.

I guess I have to add my Top Secret Trick or you may hate me!
(probably not a Top Secret Trick if you make candy, I don't)
So here goes...

Super Top Secret Trick no. 1.....
Fill your sink with ice cold water while you are cooking, once you are
finished immediately dunk your hot pan into the cold water and the candy
will immediately release!! YAY!

Super Top Secret Trick no. 2...
Once the lollis have cooled and hardened you can pop them in the freezer for
a couple of minutes to release them from the cookie sheet! YAY!

Try 'em you'll like 'em!!


Friday, February 3, 2012

Make a Wish!




I sure love bokeh effects!
Isn't my friends little girl gorgeous?!
Wonder what she's wishin' for?