Halloween is by far my favorite holiday. What’s not to like? The whole spooky atmosphere, celebrating all things paranormal, dressing up and of course, most importantly, the treats. Sadly, nearly everyone – except me – considers me too old for trick or treating, so I don’t get as many treats as I used to. But believe me, I still know what I’m taking about when it comes to trick or treat candy. Continue reading
Sometimes in growing up we lose some of what makes occasions special. I was recently talking to a mother with adult children about the impending Mothering Sunday, and she admitted that what she had really enjoyed was the homemade gifts she had been gleefully given by her children when they were small.
Over the years of growing up, misshapen baked goods and pieces of craft paper covered in glue and stickers have been replaced with mass produced cards and imported flowers. Whilst these gifts are lovely in their own right, this year I will be returning to the sticky messy gifts of my youth. Instead of peppermint creams and various items dipped in melted chocolate I will be making these delicious salted caramel truffles instead. Continue reading