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Daily Archives: December 22, 2009

Homemade Lollipops. Why?

Now, master cooks we are not. Certainly, bakers, not even close! And yet something possesses us each year right around this time to get out the recipes and the crazy ideas and choose a candy of some kind to make for all of the teachers and school folks who educate our children throughout the year. It has to be something different each year and everyone in the family has to participate in the process.  Sounds like a noble task, doesn't it? Well, some years it goes better than others. This year, no one is fessing up to this by the way, but someone suggested and lobbied for, yes you guessed it, lollipops. Nothing in simply, straightforward forms or anything. Free form lollipops. Now to make a very long story short… a story that involved 3 trips to the grocery story, a certain obsession with caramels [for…