Saturday, January 28, 2012

It's a hard candy Christmas around here!!

Well you asked for it and so here is the catch up for December.  We were quite overwhelmed with our first blogging Christmas.  Consider this a catch up for last week's Foodie Friday on Facebook. Not a Facebook follower "like" our page and catch even more food and crafty tidbits. We decided to try something new this holiday season and make homemade hard candy.  Jeremy made Butter Rum, Pomegranate, Tangerine, Rootbeer, Strawberry, and Cinnamon.  Here is the recipe :
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup corn syrup
3/4 cup water

cook over med heat till sugar desolved  then turn to high and boil till 250degrees farenheit add any food coloring to your preference. At 300 degrees farenheit take off heat wait till stop boiling  then add

1/2 Teaspoon of flavoring oil  made by lorann

pour out onto a small 12"x12" sheet tray (covered by Silpat or Parchment paper) let cool and then break into pieces after cold dust with powdered sugar if desired.
The tag was made using the our new gypsy and an early Christmas present "Gingerbread" cartridge from our dear friend Lela.   Well to my wonderful surprise when arriving to both sides of the family it was not such a "new" thing. My great Grandma on my Mom side made it and my Dad was brought to tears as he tasted our cinnamon candy and said it was just as good as my Aunt Debbie, his slightly older sister (he is the baby of 11) who passed away shortly before last Christmas.  Glad I could carry on family traditions that I didn't even know they were missing. We stamped the back with a sentiment from A Muse Studio Holiday Greetings Inside and Out.

Jeremy designed our stamp free Christmas card this year he thought hand writing was the personal touch our card needed. The card was also designed using the the "gingerbread" cartridge as well as "christmas cheer" and "elegant edges".
Hope you all enjoyed our catch up issue and we have definitely learned our lesson and will start our Christmas in July lol!

All products are A Muse Studio (except for cricut)
Stamps: Holiday Greetings Inside and Out
Ink: Cherry
Paper: French Roast Damask Shimmer Couture, French Roast Shimmer Couture, Sugar Shimmer Couture, Cherry Shimmer Couture, Currant Shimmer Couture, Candy Cane Stripe, Sugar
Accessories: Sugar Pearl Stickers, White Uni-ball Pen

5 comments:

liannallama said...

Glad you are finally getting to catch up! I think I will catch up by next December if I'm lucky, LOL! I love the story of your candy--so touching! And the card is adorable!

Anita Houston said...

So cool! You can just keep going and be ready for next Christmas! LOL! These are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them and the inspiration!

Maggie said...

What a delicious...and meaningful gift!

Ellie said...

What a yummy gift and fun card. And thanks so much for also sharing the recipe for the candy.

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for sharing the candy recipe. :0)

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