Christmas Candy Essay

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Christmas Candy Matt Hauser Susan Gaide WRI-141 11/13/2012 I have read and understand the plagiarism policy as outlined in the syllabus and the sections in the IWU Catalog relating to the IWU Honesty/Cheating Policy. By affixing this statement to the title page of my paper, I certify that I have not cheated or plagiarized in the process of completing this assignment. If it is found that cheating and/or plagiarism did take place in the writing of this paper, I understand the possible consequences of the act/s, which could include expulsion from Indiana Wesleyan University. Christmas Candy Christmas time was very special to me. It was a time when my mother’s eyes would gleam as she loved to work in the kitchen. It usually started just before Thanksgiving and ran all the way up to Christmas Eve. It was all about the candy. My grandma and mom would usually start baking just before Thanksgiving. Pies and cakes would be on the menu. They would mix in a poor-man’s cookie while baking pies. This cookie was the left-over scraps of pie dough. Mom would cut them into pieces, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, and bake until golden brown. They were delicious! After Thanksgiving is where the real fun began. Out would come the chocolate melting pot and the forming trays. Mom would always start with the turtles. They were actual turtle shaped pieces of chocolate with a caramel and pecan center. She would start by melting the chocolate down. Then, she would brush the bottom of the form with the melted chocolate. Once all the forms were coated, she would put the forms in the freezer to harden. Mom would then take out the forms and add a flattened piece of caramel and a pecan to each form and top with more melted chocolate. The finished product was a turtle-shaped piece of goodness. After the turtles came the mints and various chocolate pieces. They would be plain,

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