Thursday, July 20, 2017

Happy National Lollipop Day!

Who doesn't love lollipops? In honor of National Lollipop Day, here's a healthier version of one of America's favorite treats. Enjoy!

Apple-Cider Lollipops
Makes 48 pieces

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups granulated sugar 
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar 
  • ½ cup light corn syrup 
  • ½ cup apple cider 
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional) 
  • Optional decorations: colored sanding sugar and/or sparkling sugar 
Equipment: Nonstick baking liner (such as Silpat), candy thermometer, 4-cup heatproof measuring cup, lollipop sticks (available at craft stores)

Directions: Line a baking sheet with Silpat and set aside. Combine sugar, cream of tartar, corn syrup and juice in a medium saucepan. Stir well and bring to a boil. Insert candy thermometer and cook until temperature reaches 300 degrees. Remove from heat, stir in cinnamon, if using, and carefully transfer to a 4-cup heatproof measuring up; allow bubbles to dissipate. Gently place heaping teaspoons of mixture (be careful, it’s super hot!) directly on the prepared sheet. Place lollipop stick on top and gently turn it over to coat. Embellish with colored sugar or cinnamon, if desired, and set aside to cool.

(Recipe and photo courtesy of Food Network)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday thoughts...

"The best feelings are those that have no words to describe them." 💗💗

Monday, July 17, 2017

Happy World Emoji Day!

I have to say I've become pretty addicted to emoji's lately. What are some of your favorites?

 
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