Thursday, October 29, 2009

Candy Trivia

Candy Trivia

In 1998, a warehouse worker in the UK was sentenced to five years in prison for stealing more than 300 tons of what candy bar?

Snickers, Three Musketeers, Mars Bars, Butterfinger

Hint 1.76 ounces is 233 calories....

Mars Bar
In 1998, Martin Keys, a former shift manager at an Oxfordshire warehouse, was sentenced to five years in prison for stealing eight lorry loads of Mars bars, worth approximately £70,000 each. Keys attempted to use his knowledge of the warehouse computer system to cover up the thefts. The stolen candy was said to have weighed more than 300 tons!

And for those who are wondering about the symptoms of anal glaucoma....

It's when you dial up the boss and say..."I'm afraid I won't be able to come into work today."

Of course the boss asks, "What's the matter?"

"I have a case of anal glaucoma," you say in a weak, nasal voice just a little bit louder than a whisper.

"What the hell is anal glaucoma?"

"I can't see my butt coming into work today."

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Perfect Country and Western Story...

I am the guest blogger at The Word Place on Monday, October 19. ... Stop by for a visit and find out why I believe I have written the perfect country and western story.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Candy Trivia

What candy bar made its debut in 1912 as a premium 5-cent candy bar, and was met with much success… hint the candy contains a creamy maple center covered with real milk chocolate and fresh unsalted Virginia peanuts.





Monday, October 12, 2009

My First Review

On Sunday, October 11, 2009 rated
Trust Your Heart by Christine Columbus
– Lifetime Keeper to be read and reread.
Review: WOW!!!! I am not sure if I have ever wanted to slap so many secondary characters in my life! Ms Columbus, you have done such a fabulous job creating the emotions for this story that I wanted to jump into the pages and wring the necks of a couple of the nasty people who were total jerks to Michelle.
Both main characters were so wonderful. Emotion ran rampant and more than once I experienced the emotion right along with them. When I read a story that can do that, I am at a loss for words. The beginning, middle and end left me a very satisfied reader. *Snaps* for a job well done and a toast for more to come from this talented author :)

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Blurb: Michelle, a divorced mother of two preschool children living in a Minneapolis suburb, maintains her subscription to her hometown newspaper. So when she bumps into childhood friend David, she already knew he was successful and a bachelor, but what the paper forgot to mention was how he had matured into a handsome man.
Memories of their past resurface, and once more, she envisions playing house with him. Although this time it's the adult-rated version, where he's selling software that threatens her job, her co-workers refuse to play nice, her ex-husband is acting just plain weird and the hometown paper is in an uproar over who is sending her flowers and who she should date. Michelle doesn’t know whom to believe until she steps back and looks deep within and trusts her heart.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tootin Cowboys?

In Minnesota we say, “Hot Dish.” Which is what we call baked casseroles – You Know… It’s like “Pop” for Soda… Or “Winnner” that season that last six months long and every conversation starts with “Shur is cold out…”

If you’d the recipe for Tootin Cowboys check out

How to make Tootin Cowboys

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Candy Trivia….

25 calories a piece and made from peanut butter and molasses What Halloween Candy am I?

Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses….come in orange and black wax wrappers and have been around since 1884.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Candy Corn

Candy Trivia….

20 million pounds of Candy Corn is sold each year – if the kernels were laid end to end, they would circle the Earth 4.5 times. Candy Corn is made from sugar, corn syrup and honey…


16 sandwich cookies, chopped
1 1/2 cups broken small pretzels
1/3 cup raisins or 1/3 cup chopped nuts
1 1/2 pounds white chocolate, broken into squares
2 cups candy corn
orange and brown sprinkles
Spread the cookies, pretzels and raisins evenly onto a lightly greased small baking sheet. Melt chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water, or in the microwave, stirring frequently until melted. Remove from the heat while there are still a few chunks, and stir until smooth. White chocolate burns easily.
Drizzle chocolate with a spoon over the goodies in the pan, spreading the top flat to coat evenly. Top with candy corn and sprinkles. Let cool until firm. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

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