February 24, 2018

Candy more precious than gold


By Julie Samrick Several orthodontists in our town offer a candy buy back the day after Halloween. Our orthodontist says he does it because so many kids break their appliances with sticky, chewy candy. Most parents I know would like to see it gone for a plethora of other reasons, our own waistlines included, but… Read more

10 Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy

Halloween Candy

If you’re like me and you’ve already opened the bags of candy (so returning to the store isn’t an option), check out these ideas from the Frugal Living section of MSN 

CLOSED ‘UNREAL’ Candy Giveaway

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A few years ago young Nicky Bronner was upset when his Dad made him toss most of his Halloween candy, calling it “junk.” It was then that 13-year-old Nicky first wondered what it takes to “unjunk junk food.” After lots of hard work his dream has come true as UNREAL candy products are now debuting… Read more

President Says Kids Should Have Candy on Halloween

In a light appearance on Jay Leno, President Obama said the First Lady’s lectures about healthy eating need a break at least one day a year.  She usually gives fruit and raisins to trick-or-treaters. “The White House is going to get egged,” he added. See the clip.  

Food for Thought by Lillian Sanderson

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I suppose there are more substantial aspects to making a home a happy place for a child, but I grew up with a candy cupboard in my kitchen.   I am pretty sure that my aunts had them as well.  I truly thought it was a normal use of space in an American kitchen.  … Read more