Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas Recipe: Red Hots (Hard Candy)

This recipe is actually from my great-grandma, who would make this around the holidays. And the recipe is 100% adjustable to your own tastes. If you like hard candy, but don't care for red hot cinnamon, you can use any other flavor of LorAnn oils, along with the appropriate food coloring.

Red Hots (also Hard Candy)

4 cups of white sugar
½ bottle of red cake coloring
4 cups white syrup
2 tablespoons LorAnn oil – cinnamon


Mix sugar and syrup, bring to boil – stirring until sugar is dissolved.

Cook to a hard crackling boil/300 degrees.

Don't stir. Remove from heat.

Cool some, add cake coloring and LorAnn oil.

Pour into well-greased pan (cooking spray).

Break in squares when cold.

Other hard candy flavor suggestions: green coloring with wintergreen LorAnn flavoring, blue coloring with blueberry LorAnn flavoring, purple coloring with plum LorAnn flavoring, pink coloring with bubble gum LorAnn flavoring, o
r red coloring with cran-raspberry LorAnn flavoring.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Mollie's Holidays Part II: Pennie

My Great Pyrenees neighbor friend Mollie got a new 6-month old baby sister named Pennie this past Sunday. Four-year old Mollie is a little overwhelmed, but the puppy seems to be adjusting fine. She's already helped herself to the Christmas ornaments and has unwrapped a few gifts too.

Mollie's reaction to her new little sister:


Mollie and Pennie sharing the sofa:

More Mollie.....

Mollie's Holidays Part I

Reindeer Antlers - Christmas 2006 Flashback

Halloween 2007

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Harley Davidson Cafe: Las Vegas

Mollie's parents were in Las Vegas this past week, and visited the Harley Davidson Cafe. Here's a couple pictures contributed by them:

Mollie's Holidays 2007 Part I

My photogenic Great Pyrenees neighbor friend Mollie was in the holiday spirit today - AFTER playing in water, as you can see.

Mollie visited SPIN (Saving Pyrenees In Need) at Petsmart today, and this particular Santa owns several Great Pyrenees himself - and is also helping Mollie find a new Pyrenees brother or sister.

A closeup at the Petsmart:

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Mollie's Reindeer Antlers 2006

These pictures of Mollie were taken around Christmas of last year. We have some new pictures with some new and much-cooler-looking antlers (with little light bulbs dangling from them LOL), and will share those soon.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Mollie Meets Santa

Mollie met Santa, along with several other Great Pyrenees today at Arlington Highlands. Santa liked the picture below so much, he even bought a copy for himself! LOL

SPIN - Saving Pyrenees In Need (rescue service)

Mollie - Halloween pictures 2007