How to make a candy machine made of cardboard at home! Why bother with vending machines that require complicated coin systems? Just get right to the fun ...
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Making hard candy on a restored Victorian machine This video was far more interesting than I thought it was going to be. It's not only the story of the restoration of a cool barn find, a circa 1890 candy-making machine, but it details how Greg Cohen of Lofty Pursuits in Tallahassee, Florida used it to [...]
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Cooking to Share: Homemade ice cream, fancy mix-ins keep things cool Ice cream and summer are best friends. The idea of making ice cream at a party on a hot day sounds like fun but the reality is that it doesn't work well that way. You need to make the base far enough ahead of time that it can chill thoroughly before [...]
Curtis Granderson named Blue Jays' 2018 Heart and Hustle recipient Curtis Granderson named Blue Jays' 2018 Heart and Hustle recipient. The day's top plays, including Jake Marisnick robbing Chris Taylor of a home run and Kevin Kiermaier making an incredible tumbling grab. Sportsnet Staff | @Sportsnet August 6, 2018, [...]
No sweet deal in trade war: Chocolate, gum and baked goods among $60bn US goods struck by Chinese tariffs butter and powder; raw cocoa beans; cocoa products that weigh more than 2kg each; egg-added flour products; stuffed flour products; instant noodles; sweet crackers; wafers including communion wafers; bread and toast; machines that process [...]
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — An Arkansas priest-inventor had a hand in creating the candy canes that you know and love this time of year.The history of the candy cane is a little murky. Legend has it that the candy started as plain white sugar sticks, maybe in the 1600s, according to a 2015 National Geographic blog, The Plate.“The stick got its cane-like hook, one unsubstantiated story claims, when a 17th-century choirmaster at Germany’s Cologne Cathedral convinced a local candy maker to bend...
Strawberry ice cream in ice ccream maker (Photo: vm2002, vm2002)No matter what the time of year is, frozen desserts are always a go to treat for a lot of people. From ice cream to sorbet, we all like to have a scoop or bowl of our favorite flavors. Though one thing people also like is having the healthier, homemade options!If you’ve been shopping around for a homemade dessert maker, you know how difficult and expensive it can be. There are so many options out there from snow cone, to frozen...
The word “vending machine” elicits a few typical images: candy bars, chips and soft drinks — though if one spends enough time in an airport personal electronics might make the list.But vending machines are branching out in big ways and getting more high tech. According to the PYMNTS/USA Technology Unattended Retail tracker, there will be 3.6 million connected vending machines on the planet by 2020. The total value of the unattended market is expected to grow to $42 billion by the year...
by James HuntAt some point in their life, everyone counts back from their birthday and tries to figure out what anniversary, special occasion, or other excuse might have happened to their parents nine months before they were born. To make this backtracking exercise easier—and give us the chance to do it for a much larger population—data journalist Matt Stiles created an interactive "heat map" showing the most common birthdays in the United States for individuals born between 1994 and...