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Don’t Try This at Home

Something went wrong with our attempt at making Candy Bar Surprise Cookies. The recipe seems simple enough: wrap cookie dough around a piece of a candy bar and bake. Several baking blogs make it look easy. Maybe our oven was … Continue reading

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Peepermint

Lori accepted my Marshmallow Peeps challenge. Three weeks ago, we were chatting about the chocolate-covered treats she makes at the Chocolate Monkey in Kodak. Marshmallow Peeps are not on the menu at the store. She experimented with these Peeps Pops … Continue reading

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Ginger Sale

The gingerbread houses were once again more interesting to me than the trees at Fantasy of Trees.The annual event benefits East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Several of the best entries were made by the Greenback School FCCLA students. I also liked … Continue reading

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Gummy Dare

Walmart had the perfect snack for me to enjoy during Sunday night’s DVR-assisted doubleheader of “Dexter” and “The Walking Dead.” I eagerly bought a bag of Candy Body Parts on Sunday morning. Obviously, I will give most of  the individually-wrapped … Continue reading

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Familial DNA

Most of the members and guests of the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association didn’t realize that they were doing one of the same exercises as the middle school kids who enroll in the “Fun with Forensics: Adventures in Chemistry” … Continue reading

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Capcakes

It’s graduation season in East Tennessee. To celebrate, one of our talented friends from All Saints Church made special cupcakes for her granddaughter’s graduation from Sacred Heart Cathedral School. The chocolate cupcakes were topped with white icing and replicas of … Continue reading

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Sweet Cred

Easter candy is proving irresistible to me. Without the kids around to eat some, there is too much of it here that I want. In an effort to partially counteract the jelly beans and dark-chocolate M&Ms, I have switched from … Continue reading

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Egg Timer

To keep me from sneaking a peek at our Easter baskets, my wife draped them with an extra tablecloth. This came about around midnight, when we got home from the Easter Vigil. She would be leaving early in the morning … Continue reading

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Head Lines

The package from Fox looked ominous. The labels “Property of Walter Bishop” and “This Side Up” immediately had me thinking the box contained a replica of a human head. After all, the network once sent me an awesome replica of … Continue reading

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Fancy Mouse

It wasn’t her Advent Angel who left a treat on my wife’s desk, just a friendly co-worker. (Before you ask, an Advent Angel is similar to a Secret Santa.) The note with it quoted from our son’s favorite Christmas poem, … Continue reading

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Shoe In

Some St. Nicholas Day treats were waiting in my shoe when I came downstairs this morning. One of the candy wrappers featured the Rankin/Bass version of Santa from the 1970 TV special, “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town.” Another Santa … Continue reading

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Dough Knot

The new Pretzel M&Ms are made in nearby Cleveland, Tennessee. Someday I will have to figure out how to get a tour of the factory, like a guy on Food Network did. I need to tell them how I am … Continue reading

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Symphony for the Devil’s Food

Somebody at my wife’s office will get a nice surprise for their birthday today. Last night my wife whipped up a batch of brownies for the staff party. They have one-and-a-half Hershey’s Symphony bars in the middle. The candy was … Continue reading

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Go Bird Go

The bandage on my thumb is covering a small burn. A drop of molten sugar landed on my digit while I was toasting a Marshmallow Peep. The idea came from Roger Ebert’s Twitter feed on Easter Sunday. He posted a … Continue reading

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