Weekend Cook and Tell: Candy Capers

Welcome to Weekend Cook and Tell. Every Wednesday page through the food sections of various national newspapers in search of an idea for a weekend cooking project. We hope you'll cook along with us and share your experiences, recipes, and photos here.

The Los Angeles Times ran a great piece today about the Mendez family who runs a small company specializing in traditional Mexican candy for Día de los Muertos with intriguing ingredients such as tamarind and calabaza. Reading about all of this candy-making got me thinking about another candy-centric holiday that's right around the corner. Take a wild guess...


For this week's Weekend Cook and Tell we're tackling a topic that can be a little spooky for some: homemade candy. This week we want you to break out the candy thermometers and chocolate molds to concoct your own confectionery creations. Brittle, fudge, or even homemade candy corn, as long as it's sugary sweet, and Halloweeny we want to hear all about it!

Show us photos of your creations on Photograzing (make sure to include "Cook and Tell" in your submission title), and tell us about your recipes here! If you'd like to blog the experience, please leave a link in the comments below. We'll post a round-up of your sugariest ideas, recipes, and experiences next Wednesday.


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