September 16, 2007

Who can take a sunrise...

...Sprinkle it with dew
Cover it with choc'late and a miracle or two?
The Candy Man...
Oh, the Candy Man can
The Candy Man can
'Cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good


I'm honored to announce that Laura Rebecca has invited me to host the latest iteration of her delightful Retro Recipe Challenge. With Halloween approaching in all its sweet-centered indulgence, we're celebrating sugar. We've chosen Sammy Davis Junior as our spokesperson for Retro Recipe Challenge #9: The Candy Man...

Who can take a rainbow
Wrap it in a sigh
Soak it in the sun and make a groovy lemon pie?
The Candy Man...
The Candy Man can
The Candy Man can
'Cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good


So don't just sit there singing along... join us! Dig out your old magazines and cookbooks. Flip to the dessert section. Find a recipe that speaks to you in the language of sugar. Make it. Photograph it. Blog about it. And send me the details...

Who can take tomorrow
Dip it in a dream
Separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream?
The Candy Man...
Oh, the Candy Man can
The Candy Man can
'Cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good


Are you in?

Let's take a little closer look at the guidelines: First, we're primarily interested in recipes published before 1980, but we're flexible. Ideally, your blog post should cite your source (even if that's grandma's recipe box) and share your experience with the recipe. You're welcome to use the Retro Recipe Sources Laura Rebecca provides for inspiration. Pictures are lovely, but optional.

Next, send me your contribution, including a link to the post, your name and location before midnight PDT on October 26. Send it to dolores dot ferrero at gmail dot com. Look for a sugar soaked round up the round up on October 31.

The Candy Man makes everything he bakes
Satisfying and delicious
Talk about your childhood wishes
You can even eat the dishes...


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8 comments:

Laura Rebecca said...

Awesome! I love it!

Baking Soda said...

Sounds like fun! Don't know if I have any shoulderpad proof, Farrah Fawcet hair recipes, I'll try and find some! But pulease don't make me wear leggings!

Brittany said...

Sounds so fun! I'm In! Can I post my dish at any time during the month of October?

Brittany said...

OK- whether I was 'sposed to or not, I posted my entry today!! Come check it out : )
http://thepielady-brittany.blogspot.com/

Julie said...

Whoops! Somewhere between reading the challenge, digging through cookbooks, and sifting through dessert recipes, I forgot that the recipes had to include sugar. Jeesh!!! The retro desserts I made were from a "naturally delicious" book that used honey, instead. *blush* I thought I'd share my results, anyway, because I was so happy with how yummy they tasted.

Fruittart said...

Thanks so much for the fun theme! I had a great time with the bonbons.

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