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easiest-ever DIY Valentine’s Day lollipops

Oh, the Jolly Rancher lollipop. I made my first batch of easy Jolly Rancher lollies almost five years ago. Then that second batch I made bigger and better.  And I made these flower candy pops two years ago. So it’s time to revisit the Jolly Ranchers for Valentine’s Day.   There really is nothing to making […]



25,000 clever treats to make for Valentine’s Day (well, 22)

Love is in the air, folks. Even though Valentine’s in our house is pretty much limited to cards for the kids, I clearly have no trouble making heart day treats for the blog, because I have tons in my archive. Here are some of my favorites from the past, most pretty gosh darn easy to […]



how to make mini candy Christmas trees

You know how a few days before Christmas you remember you need to make all your cookies to give away? And you look for something easy to make to pad the Christmas tins? Yeah, that’s what these are. Something easy to make to pad the Christmas tins.     Need any fillers, too? Here ya’ […]



sanity-saving graham cracker houses for Christmas

I like making gingerbread houses as much as the next person… but it’s just. So. Much. Work. Especially the assembly part. And sawing down imperfections. And the balancing act. It’s harder than making a house of cards. On a boat. In rough water. So I cheated. I made 2D graham cracker houses with the illusion […]



how to make easy gumdrop fudge

Have your toothbrush handy after making this, because I don’t want to be responsible for the cavities. This gumdrop fudge is delicious, smooth, soft, colorful, easy-to-make, and… sweet. Sinfully sweet. And I can’t stop eating it (possibly because of the addictive qualities of sugar). It takes minutes to whip up, a couple hours in the […]