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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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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are my go-to for backyard BBQs, crawfish boils, parties, house guests, welcome-to-the-neighborhood treats, or basically any other occasion.  When selling our Houston house, we even had a fresh baked tray for potential buyers before each showing.

Many Houston friends and neighbors have asked for this recipe before we leave town, so I thought I’d share it here on the blog too.

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