Monday, August 19, 2013

Witch's Hat Cookies

32 Hershey's® Kisses® brand milk chocolates, unwrapped
1 package (11 1/2 ounces) fudge-striped shortbread cookies (32)
1 tube (4.25 ounces) orange or red decorating icing

1. Attach 1 chocolate candy to chocolate bottom of each cookie, using decorating icing.
2. Pipe decorating icing around base of milk chocolate candy.

Monday, August 12, 2013

National Parks Free-Admission

11 free-admission days at national parks in 2013

“Many people have made resolutions to spend more quality time with loved ones and to get outdoors and unplug in 2013,” said Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. “There’s no better place than a national park to help keep those resolutions. Parks offer superb recreational opportunities, making them perfect places to enjoy our beautiful land, history and culture, and nurture a healthy lifestyle.”
Salazar noted that with 394 national parks throughout the country, most Americans live within a few hours of a park, making them places for easy and affordable vacations any time of the year.
“In these tough economic times, our fee-free days will give families many opportunities to enjoy our nation’s heritage and natural beauty in meaningful and affordable ways,” he said. ""

Cherry Blossom Trees Webcam

Yummy Pink Popcorn

Pink Popcorn

2 cups sugar
2/3 cup half-and-half
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2–4 drops red food coloring
6 quarts popped popcorn

1. Mix all ingredients except popcorn together, and cook to just firm-ball stage (230° F/110° C on candy thermometer).
2. Pour mixture slowly over popcorn, stirring to coat evenly. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Note: mixture will not cluster together to form balls.