Brunch Recipes

Brunch is such a fun way to gather with friends over food (& drinks, if you like) and reconnect during the weekend.  I love going out to my favorite casual restaurants but also enjoy entertaining friends at home.  It’s easy and relaxed and of course, I like to include something sweet on the menu! Here … Continue Reading

Slow Cooker Beverages

It’s the perfect time of year for a delicious warm beverage! I love serving them during the winter season to family and guests but it can be a challenge to keep the beverages warm. I found a simple solution: break out your slow cooker! I love using my slow cooker for pot roasts, stews and … Continue Reading

My Sandwich Technique

When I was writing my first book, Stories from Candyland, my son Randy reminded me of my quirky sandwich habit: an even distribution of ingredients! It may sound funny but I live by the rule that the middle of the sandwich must be proportionate to the sides or the last bite won’t nearly be as … Continue Reading

Breaking In Boots With Ease

These boots are made for breakin’ in! Everyone loves wearing boots this time of year and I like them because boots are the most comfortable shoes I own. I know it usually takes a little time to break them in so I thought I might share some of the tips I’ve found over the years: Step … Continue Reading

Candy’s DIY Christmas Bow

Everybody loves opening up presents, especially during the holidays! Taking the time to craft your very own bow to top a gift is a thoughtful touch that won’t go unnoticed. A bow this big can be used on top of a package, or you could add it to a wreath or your Christmas tree. You … Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas

And just like that, the holidays are upon us! Recently, I’ve been embracing all things fall – warm flavorful foods, the cooling weather and preparing my home for Thanksgiving. I have lots of experience hosting parties and one of my favorite things about being a host is executing all the small details.  Whether it’s a … Continue Reading