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This Ultimate Pulled Pork Bar will score a win with your guests on game day. It has all the fixings for nachos, flatbread pizzas and sliders. Guests will fall in love with the tender, fall-apart pulled pork, extra cheesy queso dip and crisp Sriracha coleslaw.

gdHow to Set Up a Pulled Pork Bar for Game Day!

Ingredients
  • 3-4 pounds pork shoulder or pork butt
  • 3-4 tbsp desired spice rub
  • 1/4 cup beef stock or beer
  • 1 large yellow onion, roughly chopped (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf (optional)
Directions

Pulled Pork Recipe (Ingredients above):

Put onions in slow cooker, place pork on top.

Pour stock or beer over meat. Liberally sprinkle meat with desired spice rub. Add bay leaf to slow cooker.

Cook on low 6-8 hours until fall apart tender.

Queso Dip Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 cup grated chipotle cheddar cheese
  • 1-14 ounce package Swiss fondue
  • 1-16 ounce jar chile con queso dip
  • 1 cup desired salsa

Directions:

Melt butter in a large, heavy bottomed sauce pan over medium heat. Stir in flour, cook 1 minute.

Slowly whisk in milk and cumin, simmer 2-3 minutes.

Add grated cheese, stir until melted.

Add fondue, stir until melted.

Mix in chile con queso and salsa. Serve hot.

Transfer to a slow cooker, put on lowest setting, to keep warm for extended serving time.

Sriracha Coleslaw:

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sriracha mayo
  • 2-3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1-16 ounce package shredded coleslaw vegetables
  • 1/4 fresh chopped scallions

Directions:

In a large bowl whisk together sour cream, mayo, vinegar, agave and spices. Adjust vinegar and agave to desired taste. Stir in cilantro.

Add cabbage mix to bowl, toss to coat completely. Mix in scallions.

Can be served immediately, but best after chilling for several hours.

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14 Road trip games to play with kids

Taking a road trip with kids can be wonderful, IF you can keep them entertained. Here are 14 games to play while in a Car, RV or Plane. Even the adults will want to play these games!

And even better, no batteries necessary!

Where’s the Alphabet?

Perform this as teams or solo players. You’ll want to utilize road signs, billboards, shop names — any reading material outside the window qualifies as long as it’s spotted on your side of the car. (If you’re the front-seat passenger, focus on the right.) You’ll be looking for every letter of the alphabet, in alphabetical order, although the letter can be located anywhere in the word. Say there is a fruit stand with a sign for Granny Smith apples — there’s your A. The exit for the Brooklyn Bridge would cover B, Road Closed is C and so on. First one to the letter Z wins. If you see “Road Closed,” however, you’ll probably be happy to have the nine other games listed here.

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The Picnic Game

A memory builder for all ages. One player says, “I went to a picnic Saturday and I brought…” then says a picnic favorite that begins with the letter A, like apples. The next player repeats the opening phrase, and after “…I brought” they repeat the A item then add one that begins with B: “I brought an apple and some bananas.” The third player repeats the opener, the A and the B portions, and then adds something that begins with C. Get it? Can your travelers get through the alphabet, remembering all the items everyone contributed? Try keeping track of 23 items plus figuring out what you can take to a picnic that starts with X!

Geography Lesson

Geography is much more fun outside the classroom, isn’t it? For this game, choose countries, cities or states (or go nuts and try rivers and lakes or capitals). Let’s say your theme is states. The first player names a location, and the next player has to rattle off another state that starts with the last letter of the previous player’s state. Therefore, if it were Michigan, the next state would have to start with N, like Nebraska. The A could be Alaska, and so on. Note: This one makes our brain hurt.

While You Were Sleeping

The Game: Create the most believable story when someone falls asleep

The Rules:
• First, a passenger must fall asleep
• After five minutes of slumber, the awake passengers begin creating a story
• Each person takes turns adding to the story
• Once the passenger wakes up, you have to get them to believe the story
• If somebody breaks character, they lose a point
• If somebody goes off script, you ask, “Are you sure?” and then that person is silenced and loses two points
• If you successfully fool the person, each storyteller wins three points
• If the sleeping passenger fools the car and joins their story correctly, they steal their current point total
• The one with the most points at the destination wins

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Did You Hear That…?

The Game: Pop culture and news collide for a fun game of fact or fiction

The Rules:
• You are trying to fool your opponent
• You start by asking, “Did you hear that _______ happened?”
• Your opponent can either say, “That didn’t happen,” or, “Tell me more.”
• If they correctly guess that it didn’t happen, the opponent gets two points
• If they incorrectly guess that it didn’t happen, you steal one point and gain two additional
• If you are asked, “Tell me more,” points double at the end of the statement

The Singing Game

The Game: Connect song lyrics for a fun sing-along game

The Rules:
• One person starts singing a song
• Using a lyric from the song, the next person has to connect it with another song
• It continues on until somebody messes up the lyrics or is stumped

Example:
• “I kissed a girl and I…”
• “…Really, really, really like you…”
• “…Doing that thing you do, breaking my heart into a million…”

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Fortunately/Unfortunately

The Game: Making a fortunate situation out of an unfortunate situation

The Rules:
• One person starts by saying “Fortunately” and mentioning something fortunate
• The next person has to follow by saying something unfortunate about the previous situation
• Move clockwise around the car switching between fortunate and unfortunate situations
• If somebody stumbles, they get a strike. Three strikes, and you’re out
• Last man standing wins

Example:
• Fortunately, this will be my first time seeing the Grand Canyon
• Unfortunately, it was invaded by Martians just last week
• Fortunately, I just finished my course in extraterrestrial communications
• etc.

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Cows on My Side

The Game: Holler when you see a cow!

The Rules:
• When you see a cow on your side of the road, you have to yell, “Cows on my side!”
• Every time you call a cow, you get a point
• If you see cows on the other side you say, “Cows on your side!”
• If you call, “Cows on your side,” before the person sees them, you steal a point
• If anyone sees a cemetery they scream, “Ghost cow,” stealing all the other side’s points

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The bug splatter game

The vehicle is split down the middle between driver’s side and passenger side. The side of the windshield that gets the biggest bug splatter is the winner. The losing side buys the winners a snack at the next stop.

Don’t get me started

Someone gives the player a random topic and that player has to go on an angry rant about it. It’s great because you can be super melodramatic about the craziest of things!

Hawk on a wing

You get a point for being first to call out “Hawk on a Wing” for every hawk you see. 2 points for being first to call out other birds like road runners, black birds, eagles, etc.. Game restarts at rest breaks, with highest point total winning.

Secret race place

One person looks at a road map and finds a small town, village, river, etc. That person announces the name of the place she has chosen. A second player has 60 seconds to look at the map and try to find the secret place.

Story time

Pick another car on the road, preferably one with a few passengers. Don’t be a creeper, but everyone in your car should at least get one good look at everyone. Once you’ve seen them, take turns deciding who these people are. Maybe they’re ex-circus performers on the run from the mob. Maybe they’re all sister wives on the way to a wedding. Whoever comes up with the most outrageous/accurate/hilarious story, wins.

Colored cars

Everyone in the car has to choose an unusual color for a car (purple, yellow, mint green, etc.), and you get points for every car of that color you see. You could also make the game interesting by allowing passengers to steal points if they spot another passenger’s color first.

 

Hope you guys have fun trying all these games!

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4th of July Firecracker Shots

Nothing screams party like a jello shot and these easy to make Firecracker 4th of July Jello Shots are no exception!

I’ve always had an obsession with firecrackers.  I know they aren’t pretty or sparkly; they’re more dangerous and scary, and loud (which could be saying something about my inner firecracker gal).

Maybe it’s the thrill of lighting them and then hoping you can run fast and far enough before they go off, or it’s the loud bang and the smell of smoke. As a kid we used to light whole packs of them at once…awe, c’mon I know I’m not the only one! In high school the boys would go in the orange groves and have a firecracker and smoke bomb wars, while us girls cringed and screamed behind the orange trees caught in the crossfire.

Well, these firecrackers aren’t one bit dangerous…just darn good.  Okay so if you have the “grown-up” version they could become dangerous…but it’s worth it! The kids and  I had so much fun making these…we think you will too!

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups boiling water, divided
  • 1 package (3 oz.) JELL-O Berry Blue Flavor Gelatin
  • 1 package (3 oz.) JELL-O Cherry Flavor Gelatin
  • 1 envelope Unflavored Gelatin
  • 1 cup milk, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 20 maraschino cherries with stems, well drained, patted dry

Instructions

  • ADD 2/3 cup boiling water to berry gelatin mix in small bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Repeat with cherry gelatin mix. Cool.
  • MEANWHILE, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over 1/4 cup milk in medium bowl; let stand 5 min. Bring remaining milk to boil in saucepan.
  • Remove from heat; stir in sugar and vanilla. Add to plain gelatin mixture; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Cool 10 min.
  • SPOON berry gelatin into 20 (1-oz.) plastic shot glasses sprayed lightly with cooking spray, adding about 2 tsp. to each. Refrigerate 15 min. or until set but not firm.
  • TOP with unflavored gelatin mixture, adding about 2 tsp. to each cup. Refrigerate 10 min. Insert cherry, stem end up, into white gelatin layer in each cup. Refrigerate 2 min.
  • COVER with cherry gelatin, adding about 2 tsp. to each cup. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  • Remove from cups before serving.
  • Here’s two fabulous “adult” versions that will REALLY make these firecrackers pop!!
    • Adults Only alcoholic Variation: Prepare as directed, reducing the boiling water to 1 cup and dissolving each of the berry and cherry gelatin mixes in 1/2 cup boiling water. Stir 1/4 cup vodka into each flavor of gelatin, then continue as directed.
    • Spiked Cherries Adults Only Variation: Place cherries in a glass jar. Add 1/2 cup vodka; cover with a tight-fitting lid. Refrigerate at least 2 hours; drain. Pat dry, then use as directed.

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There you have it! An easy and adorable 4th of July jello shot recipe perfect for a summer evening!! ENJOY!

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Located in San Francisco, Gimbal’s has been delivering smiles and fine candies since 1898. These kissable and chewy treats are bursting with juicy flavors of Cherry, Pink Lemonade and Strawberry. Get ready to pucker-up and savor these irresistible lips!
Gimbal’s® Sour Lips
The Gimbal’s family tradition of handcrafted licorice has been passed down for four generations. With sweet tender strawberry in every “bite,” these delectable Scottie Dogs will have your taste buds “begging” for more.
Gimbal’s® Red Licorice Scottie Dogs®
Both sweet and tart, these fruit-flavored candies, shaped like mini pacifiers, are sure to evoke happy memories. Satisfy your inner child with these mouthwatering crunchy treats.
Oh Baby Fruit Flavored Pacifier Candy
These adorable Gummy Starfish are a sugarcoated ocean wonder in four tangy flavors. Science claims that starfish have the remarkable power of regenerating a limb when lost. It may be tough to keep these irresistible sweets around long enough to test this theory.
Nassau Gummy Starfish
These delicate butterflies offer bold fruity flavors of Grape, Strawberry, Orange, Blue Raspberry, Wild Cherry, and Green Apple. Hold onto them if you can because these sweet treats will be flying away!
Albanese Mini Gummy Butterflies
A new twist on Classic Gummi Bears. With vibrant, shiny colors and fruity flavors of cherry, sour raspberry, and apple, these are sure to become a new favorite.
Haribo® Gummi Techno Bears
Allan’s collection of sweets has been bringing smiles to kids and adults of all ages since 1931. A Candy Club team favorite, these irresistible chewy treats offer both a sour and sweet burst of fresh tart cherries in every bite. Once you try one, you won’t want to stop.
Allan® Mini Sour Cherry Slices®
Shaped to resemble cute teddy bears with detailed faces, this crunchy mix of pressed sugar candy includes fruity flavors of lemon, orange, cherry, raspberry and grape. Don’t get too attached, though… these tasty treats will be disappearing from the jar before you know it.
Oak Leaf Teddy Bear Candy
The Marich Confectionary Company has been making premium chocolates for over 30 years. These buttery caramels are enveloped in rich dark chocolate with a hint of sea salt. This luscious chocolate will make Valentine’s day even more delicious!
Marich Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels
Gimbal’s mouth-watering Sour Gourmet Jelly Beans are made with Real Fruit Juice in 12 unique and irresistible sour flavors including: blueberry, pomegranate, grapefruit, cherry, apple, mango, strawberry, lime, grape, lemon, tangerine, and watermelon.
Gimbal’s® Sour Gourmet Jelly Beans
Uniquely shaped and textured to replicate real frogs, these exotic treats are hopping with flavors of blue raspberry/orange, strawberry/grape and sour lemon/sour green apple. These yummy gummy candies will be leaping from the candy container to your mouth before you know it.
Albanese Rainforest Frogs
Located in the heart of the Midwest, Albanese has been striving to create the world’s best gummies and, we have to admit, they are living up to their promise. The perfect blend of strawberry and banana, these unique white gummi bears look so good and taste so sweet.
Albanese Strawberry Banana Bears
“From a backyard kitchen to a world market leader,” Haribo has been delivering irresistible candy confections since 1920. The perfect combination of citrus and sweet, Haribo’s White Grapefruit Gummi Candy will delight your senses with a burst of tangy and refreshing flavor.
Haribo® White Grapefruit Gummi Candy
These bite-sized candies are sweetly satisfying with the flavors of orange and cream. Your taste buds will be treated to the memory of an old-fashioned Creamsicle® 
Gimbal’s® Orange N Créme Soft Chews
Rediscover this classic old time candy. Nassau’s lemon fruit slices are a tart, sugar-coated “melt-in-your-mouth” confection. This nostalgic treat is sure to surprise and delight you while evoking sweet memories of good times past.
Nassau Lemon Fruit Slices
Since 1919, Claeys has been making their old fashion sugared hard candies. These treats are bursting with tart lemon flavor. As popular today as they were back in the early 1900’s, they’ve become a family classic. Enjoy a stroll down memory lane as you savor them.
Claeys Sanded Lemon Drops
These cute little yellow gummy duckies are sweet and fruity and full of surprising cherry flavor. They will be waddling into your mouth in no time.
Gourmand Yellow Ducky Ducks
These bite-sized candies are sweetly satisfying with the flavors of orange and cream. Your taste buds will be treated to the memory of an old-fashioned Creamsicle©
Nassau Puffy Puffs Orange Creamsicle
These soft and chewy candies will delight your senses with every aromatic and tart peach bite. Allan Candy Company has been bringing smiles to kids and adults of all ages since 1931 with their irresistible sour yet sweet treats.
Allan® Sour Peach Slices
Rediscover this classic old time candy. Nassau’s orange fruit slices are a refreshing, sugar-coated, “melt-in-your-mouth” confection. This nostalgic treat is sure to surprise and delight you while evoking sweet memories of good times past.
Nassau Orange Fruit Slices
Sweet’s Orange Sours are no ordinary sours. They use a special process to highlight the refreshing orange punch. The result is the perfect mix of sweet and sour in a bright orange, shimmery ball of mouth-watering flavor.
Sweet’s® Orange Tangerine Fruit Sour Balls
Halva Ltd is a family-owned confectionary company located in Vantaa, Finland. Established in 1931, the company produces and sells a wide assortment of licorice. This delectable European-style licorice is soft and chewy and bursting with tart and fragrant strawberry sweetness.
Halva Finnish Sweet Strawberry Licorice
Add a little heat to the moment with Gimbal’s spicy cinnamon jelly beans. Made with real cinnamon oil, your taste buds will be thrilled.
Gimbal’s® Spicy Cinnamon Gourmet Jelly Beans
These are no ordinary sours. Sweet’s uses a special process to highlight the tangy cherry punch. The result is the perfect mix of sweet and sour in a bright red, shimmery ball of mouth-watering flavor
Sweet’s® Cherry Fruit Sour Balls
Since 1920, Haribo has been delivering smiles and irresistible treats. This delectable licorice is soft and chewy and bursting with fragrant strawberry sweetness. Enjoy each wheel by unwinding and savoring slowly or bite into it whole for instant satisfaction.
Haribo® Strawberry Wheels
These bite-sized treats are deliciously satisfying with the delightful flavor of sweet and tangy cherries. These classic candies will give your taste buds a blast from the past and are not to be missed.Gimbal’s® Cherry Chews
Kookaburra was the first Aussie style liquorice to arrive in the USA. Their Classic Strawberry Liquorice offers the sweet taste of strawberry with their renowned soft chewy texture. Containing real liquorice extract, this is a favorite of candy lovers of all ages.
Kookaburra Red Licorice
Rediscover this classic old time candy. Nassau’s cherry fruit slices are a tangy, sugar-coated “melt-in-your-mouth” confection. This nostalgic treat is sure to surprise and delight you while evoking sweet memories of good times past.
Nassau Cherry Fruit Slices
Located in the heart of the Midwest, Albanese has been striving to create the world’s best gummis and they are living up to their promise. Their wild cherry gummi bears are soft and tender and bursting with irresistible sweet cherry flavor.
Albanese Wild Cherry Gummi Bears
Strawberry Liquorice Shooters are addictively sweet and full of fun. Shaped like flowers, these bite-sized treats are a yummy combination of strawberry liquorice.
Kookaburra Strawberry Licorice Shooters
One of the most popular treats in any specialty candy store, candy lovers of all ages have not been able to get enough of these mouth-watering sour belts. Send your taste buds on a thrill ride with tart, tongue-tingling, sour strawberry.
Sour Power® Strawberry Belts
One of the most popular treats in specialty candy stores, candy lovers of all ages have not been able to get enough of these mouth-watering sour belts since 1985. Send your taste buds on a thrill ride with the tart, tangy, tongue-tingling, combination of raspberry/cherry
Sour Power® Raspberry Cherry Belts
Candy lovers of all ages have not been able to get enough of these mouth-watering sour straws. Get ready to pucker up and send your taste buds on a thrill ride with tangy, lip-smacking, strawberry.
Sour Power® Strawberry Straws
One of the most popular treats in any specialty candy store, candy lovers of all ages have not been able to get enough of these mouth-watering sour belts since 1985. Send your taste buds on a thrill ride with tart, tongue-tingling, pink lemonade.
Sour Power® Pink Lemonade Belts
One of the most popular treats in any specialty candy store, candy lovers of all ages have not been able to get enough of these mouth-watering sour belts since 1985. Send your taste buds on a thrill ride with tangy, tongue-tingling, watermelon.
Sour Power® Watermelon Belts
Sour Power’s exciting new flavor of Wild Cherry is sure to thrill your senses with lip-smacking tart cherry tang in every bite. Since 1985, candy lovers of all ages have not been able to get enough of Sour Power’s wildly popular, mouth-watering sour belts.
Sour Power® Wild Cherry Belts
One of the most popular treats in any specialty candy store, candy lovers of all ages have not been able to get enough of these mouth-watering sour belts since 1985. Send your taste buds on a thrill ride with tart, tongue-tingling, sour raspberry.
Sour Power® Raspberry Belts
Sweet’s Grapefruit Sours are no ordinary sours. They use a special process to highlight the tangy grapefruit punch. The result is the perfect mix of sweet and sour in a bright pink, shimmery ball of mouth-watering flavor.
Sweet’s® Grapefruit Sour Balls
“From a backyard kitchen to a world market leader,” Haribo has been delivering irresistible candy confections since 1920. The perfect combination of citrus and sweet, Haribo’s Pink Grapefruit Gummi Candy will delight your senses with a burst of tangy and refreshing flavor.Haribo® Pink Grapefruit Gummi
For over 80 years, Nassau Candy has been delivering smiles with their yummy confections. Their sugar-coated, soft and chewy hearts are sure to delight your senses with every aromatic and tart peach bite. Nassau Sour Peachy Hearts
These irresistible soft and chewy candies offer a sour burst of juicy watermelon in every bite. Allan Candy Company is a leading North American manufacturer of quality confections. Their collection of sweets has been bringing smiles to kids and adults of all ages since 1931.Allan® Sour Watermelon Slices
Nassau’s puffy gummies are soft, tender and delicious. These vibrant treats are sweetly satisfying with a blast of irresistible blue raspberry flavor.Nassau Puffy Puffs Blue Raspberry
One of the most popular treats in specialty candy stores, candy lovers of all ages have not been able to get enough of these mouth-watering sour belts since 1985. Send your taste buds on a thrill ride with tangy, tongue-tingling, blue raspberry.Sour Power® Berry Blue
Have you ever wondered what Big Foot’s feet taste like? Outrageously good! Made with real fruit juice, Big Foot Sour Blue Raspberry are some of the tastiest and funniest gummies around. Each gummi is just over an inch long, and designed to look like a giant toed foot.Allan® Big Foot Sour Blue Raspberry
One of the most popular treats in any specialty candy store, candy lovers of all ages have not been able to get enough of these mouth-watering sour belts since 1985. Send your taste buds on a thrill ride with tart, tongue-tingling, green apple.Sour Power® Green Apple Belts
Rediscover this classic old time candy. Nassau’s lime fruit slices are a tangy, sugar-coated “melt-in-your-mouth” confection. This nostalgic treat is sure to surprise and delight you while evoking sweet memories of good times past.Nassau Lime Fruit Slices
Allan’s collection of sweets has been bringing smiles to kids and adults of all ages since 1931. A Candy Club team favorite, these irresistible chewy treats offer both a sour and sweet burst of fresh tart green apples in every bite. Once you try one, you won’t want to stop.Allan® Mini Sour Apple
“From a backyard kitchen to a world market leader,” Haribo has been delivering irresistible candy confections since 1920. These gummi strawberries are a fragrant and sweet treat that will delight your senses with a burst of mouth-watering flavor.Haribo® Gummy Strawberries
Rediscover this classic old time candy. Nassau’s watermelon fruit slices are a juicy, sugar-coated, “melt-in-your-mouth” confection. This nostalgic treat is sure to surprise and delight you while evoking sweet memories of good times past.Nassau Watermelon Fruit Slices
In 1963, the Vidal family founded Vidal Candies, in the Spanish town of Molina de Segura. Vidal’s watermelon slices are a mini version of the real thing! These brightly colored, sugar-sanded gummi treats are full of juicy watermelon flavor!Vidal Watermelon Jelly Slices
One of the most popular treats in any specialty candy store, candy lovers of all ages have not been able to get enough of these mouth-watering sour belts since 1985. Send your taste buds on a thrill ride with the tangy, tongue-tingling combination of strawberry and banana.Sour Power® Strawberry Banana Belts
These irresistible soft and chewy candies offer a sour burst of tart cherries in every bite. Allan Candy Company is a leading North American manufacturer of quality confections. Their collection of sweets has been bringing smiles to kids and adults of all ages since 1931.Allan® Sour Cherry Slices
These cute gummis will delight your taste buds with the sweet flavor of juicy cherries. A favorite of kids and adults alike, they live up to the company’s slogan “Kids and grown-ups love it so – the happy world of Haribo.”Haribo® Gummy Twin Cherries
These bite-sized treats are sweetly satisfying with the delightful flavor of juicy raspberries. These classic candies will give your taste buds a blast from the past and are not to be missed.Gimbal’s® Raspberry Chews
Located in the heart of the Midwest, Albanese has been striving to create the world’s best gummis and they are living up to their promise. Their concord grape gummi bears are soft and tender and bursting with refreshing grape flavor.Albanese Concord Grape Gummi Bears
Cherry Lovers fruit chews are made with real cherry juice and are high in antioxidant Vitamin C, so you can feel good about every bite! With Chocolate Cherry, Bing Cherry, Cherry Daiquiri and more, life’s indeed a bowl of cherries — treat yourself!Gimbal’s® Cherry Lovers
These cute gummies will give your taste buds a kick of tart cherries with every bite. A favorite of kids and adults alike, they live up to the company’s slogan “Kids and grown-ups love it so – the happy world of Haribo.”Haribo® Sour Cherries
The perfect blend of sour and sweet, crunchy shell and chewy inside, Toxic Waste Sour Smog Balls provide the thrill of eating the inedible with all the joys of eating candy. It’s not every day that you can have your toxic waste and eat it too. Toxic Waste Sour Smog Balls
Nassau’s assortment of fruit slices comes in a variety of tangy, sugar-coated, “melt-in-your-mouth” flavors including raspberry, lemon, lime, orange and watermelon. This nostalgic treat is sure to surprise and delight you while evoking sweet memories of good times past.Nassau Assorted Fruit Slices
For over 80 years, Nassau Candy has been delivering smiles with their yummy confections. Their sugar-coated, soft and chewy looms are sure to delight your senses with an assortment of five vibrant and tangy-flavored treats. Nassau Sour Gummy Looms
Irregularly shaped and speckled to look like realistic rocks, these Candy Pebbles are an irresistible jelly bean-style treat. The assortment includes six unique colors and flavors including: cinnamon, wintergreen, licorice, wild cherry, lime and pineapple.Sweet’s® Candy Chews Pebbles
Made in Holland, Gustaf’s Jelly Babies are a unique and delectable treat. These soft, sugar-coated, jelly candies come in an assortment of “melt in your mouth” flavors -. Red Berries, Orange, Lemon, Apple, and Black Currant.Gustafs Jelly Babies
Get ready for an intensely sour burst of Blue Raspberry, Tutti Frutti, Strawberry and Green Apple in Sour Power’s Quattro Multicolored Belts. Savor these tasty belts in combination or peel each color strip apart for an individual mouth-watering thrill ride.Sour Power® Quattro Sour Belts
If you love the taste of cotton candy but don’t like the mess, then you’ll love these Cotton Candy Crunchers. With flavors of cherry, lemon and blue raspberry, these crunchy hard candy treats will have your taste buds spinning with visions of blue skies and summer carnivals.Nassau Cotton Candy Coated Crunchers
Gimbal’s promise for over four generations has been to create exceptional candies, bursting with flavor in each and every bite. These delightful, soft and chewy chocolate-flavored chews are no exception. These classic candies are a blast from the past and are not to be missed.Gimbal’s® Chocolate Fudge Chews
Get ready for an intensely sour burst of Blue Raspberry, Tutti Frutti, Strawberry and Green Apple in Sour Power’s mini version of their popular Quattro Belts. Savor these tasty treats in combination or peel apart for an individual mouth-watering thrill ride.Sour Power® Snax Mini Belts
These yummy gummi treats will give your taste buds a blast of tart red and green apples with every bite. A favorite of kids and adults alike, they live up to the company’s slogan “Kids and grown-ups love it so – the happy world of Haribo.”Haribo® Sour Gummi Apples
These yummy gummi bottles look like real soda bottles and have real cola taste. A favorite of kids and adults alike, they live up to the company’s slogan “Kids and grown-ups love it so – the happy world of Haribo.”Haribo® Happy Cola
For over 80 years, Nassau Candy has been delivering smiles with their yummy confections. Their unique 7 legged Sour Octopus Gummies will be swimming into your heart and your tummy as you enjoy their sour fruity goodness.Nassau Gummy Sour Octopus
One of the most popular treats in any specialty candy store, candy lovers of all ages have not been able to get enough of these mouth-watering sour belts since 1985. Send your taste buds on a thrill ride with tangy, tongue-tingling, cotton candy.Sour Power® Cotton Candy Belts
These mini butterfly sweet tart confections will delight your taste buds with a tangy tingle mixed with a gentle sweetness. Celebrate the cheeriest of winged insects with five pleasing pastels: pink, white, yellow, blue and green.YumJunkie Candy Butterflies
RazzMatazz Rainbow Bites are sugar-coated, sweet and sour licorice treats with mouth-watering red and wild berry flavors. Take your taste buds on a whirlwind rainbow ride with every tasty bite.RazzMatazz Rainbow Bites
“Sconza is a place of candy makers — people who love their craft and practice it with their hearts.” Their family promise is to deliver the best in every piece of candy. These white and speckled psychedelic hard jawbreakers offer a burst of fruit flavor and a blast from the past.Sconza® Psychedelic Bruiser® Jawbreakers
Sweet’s captures the essence of warm summer days and lemonade stands with their tart Lemonade Rings. Tangy, sweet, and refreshing, these yummy gummy rings come in traditional, raspberry and pink lemonade.Sweet’s® Lemonade Rings
Haribo, based in Germany, has been providing popular and mouth-watering treats since 1920. Their delectable fruit medley includes cherries, lemons, limes, grapefruit, passion fruit and oranges. Salad never tasted so sweet!Haribo® Gummi Fruit Salad
Shaped like a popular brand of building blocks, it’s no surprise that Candy Blox are a childhood favorite. Candy Blox are the ideal way to indulge your inner architect and your sweet tooth at the same time. Your favorite building project never tasted so sweet.Dubble Bubble® Candy Blox
One of the most popular treats in specialty candy stores, candy lovers of all ages have not been able to get enough of these mouth-watering sour belts. Send your taste buds on a thrill ride with the tart, tongue-tingling combination of sour strawberry and sour green apple.Sour Power® Apple Strawberry Belts
Bright and flavorful, Albanese Beeps Gummi Bears are not your average gummi bear. Sweetly sanded with sugar and bursting with tangy blue raspberry, lemon, orange, strawberry and green apple flavors, these delectable treats are not to be missed.Albanese Beeps Gummi Bears
Twisty, bright and tender, these yummy gummy bears are bursting with mouth-watering fruit flavors of cherry, lemon, and lime. Indulge your senses with these sweet and swirly treats.Land of Gummi Swirl Gummi Bears
Get ready to pucker-up! Sour Lovers are bursting with deliciously sour fruit flavors. These irresistible treats are made with Real Fruit Juice in 12 outrageous flavors from Meyer Lemon and Pomegranate, to Mango, Bing Cherry and Strawberry.Gimbal’s® Sour Lovers
Located in the Midwest, this family-run business has been striving to create the world’s best gummies and candies for over 30 years. Loaded with flavors of Blue Raspberry, Lemon, Orange, Strawberry, and Green Apple, once you pop one Sour Gummi Popper, you won’t want to stop.Albanese Sour Poppers
Shaped like tiny cherries, oranges, grapes, watermelons, lemons and limes, these irresistible candies are bursting with strong sour fruit flavors. This delectable fruit medley will have your senses singing for more.Allan® Sour Fruit Slices
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Mustache Birthday Party

What to do when your son turns thirteen and doesn’t want a kiddie birthday party? Make it a little man party full of Mustaches!
Here some great ideas you could use when your “baby” turns too old for birthday parties for “kids”.
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Cupcakes with candy mustaches

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Party!

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Minecraft Valentines

If you have kids, chances are they are in love with Minecraft! These are some easy, inexpensive diy valentines you and your little one can do together. All printables needed are here.

There are two different cards, each with different candy that works best. See the picture below for what candy to use with what card.

These are the printables you need:

Valentines Card with gum wrappers:

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Valentines Card with chocolate wrappers:

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Wine tastings 101

I love having wine tastings with the ladies. I am always looking for little things that separate mine from the rest. This sign is made out of a wooden headboard I got from a garage sale for 5 bucks, which I spray painted with chalk board paint. The tray is a Goodwill find I got for a buck also spray painted with chalkboard paint. It was silver and rusty in spots and the pain covered it perfectly. I use both of these about twice a month for various functions and holidays. Continue reading

Dessert Bar

 

This is a great way to showcase your desserts. We did this one for our Open House at work, and it was a hit! The clear plastic square cups are filled with small pieces of different types of cake covered with a whipped frosting and decorative edibles. This way your guests can enjoy a few different things rather than a bigger piece of one thing. We also had cake balls placed upside down on a multi- tiered platter to add height. We opted for real plates instead of disposables to give a comfortable and homey vibe. Also, fresh flowers and lit candles were added for ambiance.

Here is the Chocolate Cake recipe: Continue reading