Magazine article Sunset

A Season for Sweets

Magazine article Sunset

A Season for Sweets

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My husband and I have great neighbors on both sides of our street. We don't see each other often, and we wave hello more than we speak, but when there's a real need, we're very neighborly. Whether it's helping to rebuild a fence, find a stray pet, or provide the proverbial cup of sugar, we've been there for each other over the years.

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Every holiday season, we drop treats on neighbors' porches--apple bread, a bottle of wine, a box of chocolates. I usually end up with a few tins of candy, which is never a bad thing in December. It's candy month, after all, a time to think like a kid and give in to cravings for rich goodies.

When I was a child, we were lucky enough to have a neighbor who made her own candy. Karen Bohn's specialty was heavenly melt-in-your-mouth mints that she shaped into tiny trees and stars. The recipe was pretty much just cream cheese, lots of powdered sugar, and flavorings of vanilla, mint, or chocolate. …

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