Candle making

Perfect for Valentine’s Day  gift a candle made in an old tea cup.

Melt wax in microwave. Place wick in middle of cup ,pore wax and let set. You can put fragrance if you want to. Liss

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Fabric gifts

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There’s something for everyone there !   Lisa

Today’s Craft to Celebrate Valentine- Gifts made with fabric. Using my stash of fabrics -I came up with these quick and easy gifts. Hope they inspire you too! Lisa 

A  quilted book cover with a pocket to hold your supplies.

A quilted heart pin cushion stuffed with fiber fill but you could fill with flower,cinnamon bark or lavender and make a saches. Possibilities are endless with a scrap of fabric and your imagination.  Lisa 

 

Valentine Candy

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3 cups sugar             2 eggs stiffly beaten

Pinch of salt              1 cup chopped pecans

¾   cup white corn syrup     1 teaspoon almond extract

½ cup water

Put sugar, salt & water in saucepan –cook unit soft ball stage. Pour half ten mixture into stiffly beaten egg whites. Return other half of candy to heat –cook to crack stage. Power into egg whites beat until peak. Add pecans and extract. Drop by teaspoon on buttered cookie sheet.

Taste of Louisiana.

History- from  Wikipedia

Believed to have originated in the U.S. during the early 1900s, the candy’s current form can be traced to a recipe from 1915. Another earlier version, which included the use of milk, can be traced to around 1907.[1]

One proposed theory for its origins is that in the early 20th century, corn syrup (a major ingredient) was starting to be used as a popular sugar substitute. New recipes for its use were being frequently created by the major manufacturers, one of which may have been divinity.[1]

The origins of the name are not clear. The most popular theory is simply that when first tasted, someone declared it to be, “Divine!” and the name stuck.[1]

Divinity has at times been referred to as a “Southern candy”, most likely because of the frequent use of pecans in the recipe. It eventually made its way north, and today its recipe can be found in most cookbooks.