Tag Archives: halloween

Eye of Newt

This year, Lexi wanted to be a witch for Halloween.   She described the look she wanted and I cut and stitched a skirt and lace up corset.  This is our creation.

I think we may add some feathers to the inside brim of her hat.  Our cats will love that.

You can barely tell by the pictures, but her skirt has a glittery spider web that matches the design on her stockings.

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Popcorn Balls

Popcorn Balls

5 quarts popped corn (I use an air popper so there are fewer unpopped kernels). Butter the bowl before popping to keep the syrup from sticking.

Stir together in heavy saucepan:
2 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. water
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1 t. vinegar
Bring to hard ball stage (250 degrees), then add:.
1 t. vanilla
Pour over popped corn.  Butter your hands to form popcorn balls.  Cool, bag individually and enjoy!