Old Fashioned Candy Dispenser & Fun, Fun!

by jerseygirl on January 13, 2012 · 16 comments

It’s Friday the 13th and I am in  a great mood.  None of the superstitious stuff here!

I have a few exciting things to share but first I want to show you this really cool candy dispenser my father-in-law made. How cute is this? My father in law is really talented in wood working and made 24 of these for family and friends at Christmas. My kids adore it and it has been the main attraction for my kids’ friends these days.  It’s  been tough to keep it filled with candy.

The way it works is that the mason jar holds the candy and a little wooden lever gets pulled to dispense it. There are always little hands (and big ones too) underneath it waiting for the candy. It looks a like a few candy thieves were caught with their hands under the jar.  So much fun!

In between snacking on all this candy (I hope my dentist isn’t reading), I have been busy. My new blog design is up and running thanks to Zesty Blog Consulting.  They really did a wonderful job and I am very happy with the new clean look.  Zesty is also a food blogger so if you would like to get some great recipes , you can check out Zesty Cook  too. I still have more work to do but in the meantime I am celebrating by having  A HUGE GIVEAWAY sometime next week. You won’t want to miss this!  Please make sure your feeds are updated to www.jerseygirlcooks.com if you are a follower. I have new social media buttons on the right side bar.

Next week I will also be sharing McCormick’s 2012 Flavor Forecast. Yesterday I was able to participate in a webinar given by McCormick and Chef Mark Garcia. I was introduced to the six flavor trends for 2012. This weekend, I will be busy cooking up some recipes with these great flavor combinations.

I am also happy to share that I will be attending A Taste of the NFL in Indianapolis on Superbowl weekend and visiting the Red Gold Tomatoes facility with six other bloggers.  Of course, you will hear more on this as the time gets closer. I am super excited for this fun event and to find out more about tomatoes from the experts.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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Katrina January 13, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Fun! Love it!

Nisha January 13, 2012 at 7:36 pm

The candy dispenser is really cute & neat! And boy, he made 24 of these himself!?!! Awesome!

leslie January 13, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Love the candy dispenser!!! Have fun on your trip…you lucky duck!

Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) January 14, 2012 at 10:31 am

Love your blog, love the cute candy dispenser, and love that you’re a fellow Red Gold winner!! When I’m not blogging, I work for ETS…which is based in Princeton NJ. Your kids are adorable, BTW…

patsy January 14, 2012 at 8:56 pm

love that! my dad was very good at woodworking, too… he would’ve loved a project liek that.

Angela January 15, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Congrats on Red Gold!!! How did I miss that you were going? Hope you have lots of fun (I know you will) and I look forward to reading your write up.

Danica January 15, 2012 at 8:13 pm

LOVE the new look Lisa and that candy dispenser!

John January 15, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Nice candy dispenser! We would all appreciate it if you kept it filled at all times!

Curt January 15, 2012 at 8:32 pm

I love the candy dispenser. Very clever.

cheffresco January 15, 2012 at 10:34 pm

How adorable! And so are your kids! =)

Blond Duck January 16, 2012 at 8:39 am

That’s so cute!

HeatherChristo January 16, 2012 at 11:07 am

That is such a cute idea! My kids would love making that (and obviously love the treat!)

Krista January 16, 2012 at 11:43 am

What a great candy dispenser! Congrats on the new look! I love it!

Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. January 16, 2012 at 2:27 pm

very cute!!

Karen Harris January 16, 2012 at 6:23 pm

That dispenser is so cute! Can’t wait to see your future posts after your trip. Have fun!

Ramona January 17, 2012 at 11:55 am

He did a good job.

Congrats on the trip.

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