Old Fashioned Divinity Candy

Divinity candy is a meringue-based, fluffy, chewy, smooth, swirled nougat-like confection that originated in the early 1900s (along with the invention of corn syrup).  It is so delicious, and until now, I hadn’t had much luck making it. 

Grandma’s go-to recipe since she was 18 years old

The ingredients are simple.  And actually so are the instructions.  But there are two key steps that if not done right, the candy will be a failure. 

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Popcorn Balls

Hope y’all had a Happy Halloween last Tuesday!  I spent the afternoon of Hallow’s Eve learning to make my Grandma Jones’s famous popcorn balls.  When I was younger, she used to make them by the dozens, especially around Halloween.  Now in her eighties, she doesn’t make them nearly as often, so I asked her to teach me the recipe so I could start making them from time to time – she graciously agreed.  

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Flooring Update

Hello friends, I hope your week is off to a good start so far.  Apologies to my subscribers who received an email this morning about this post; I published it prematurely.  After some editing, here it is again. 🙂

I’m happy to share that our hardwood floors are finished!  After walking and working on sub-floor downstairs for such a long time (nearly 2 years), it’s hard to believe these newly finished floors are really ours.

Downstairs, we installed new white oak flooring, which I talked about how it was made HERE.  As I have been looking back at our progress over the years, I must say the transformation is quite incredible.  I hope Grandma would be pleased.

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