I was surprised by how many people enjoyed eating these. Not because they're bad but because of how simple they are to make. Simple, that is, if you don't mind getting your hands messy. Seriously, seriously messy. Come to think of it, this would be a great recipe to let the kiddos help with. Kids love getting messy and, while they do, they'll also be making you a sweet treat. In business speak, it's a real win-win situation!
When I set out to make candy and treats this year, I found a recipe I didn't recognize: Buckeyes. Apparently named after the Buckeye nut, these bad boys seemed like a sugar addict's dream come true. So, naturally, I made them...and then ate them.
This was supposed to be caramel. Then we were pretty sure it became toffee. Then it turns out that it's really a hybrid that tastes a lot like See's Candy butterscotch suckers. Therefore, this shall henceforth be called Butterscotch Candy!
When I say crazy easy, I'm in no way joking. I've never made fudge before and, even when I thought it was burned, it really wasn't and it turned out delicious. I mean, how can you go wrong with that?
I posted those chalkboard gift tags yesterday and, while they're pretty awesome, I recognize that some people prefer their gifts to have a little more pop! So, I present to you, colorful gift tags.
I realize that not everyone waits until the last possible minute to buy gifts, like I do. I also know some of those people that buy gifts this early (yes, I do consider this early) will wrap them up ASAP, to keep out prying eyes and to have everything prepared as we head into the Christmas season. So, I decided to be ever so slightly ahead of the game (as in, more than a week before the holiday) and post these chalkboard gift tags.
Holiday party season is upon us! Have you sent out your invites? Do you even throw holiday parties?
I say "children's christmas list" but, let's be honest, anyone can use it. I mean, who doesn't still send letters to Santa in their 20's and 30's? Wait, is that just me?...
Sure, you could go out and buy a bunch of holiday cards to give out to folks this year. And, for family and close friends, I say GO FOR IT! But simple and homemade is in, so consider giving simple cards to the various co-workers, teachers, etc. this year.
Everyone loves a good, old fashioned cookie exchange! Bring dozens of cookies to a party and come home with a variety (after consuming a large glass of wine or two...or is that only the cookie exchanges I attend?).