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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘Cocktails’
Posted: October 14th, 2013

From Halloween Cottage on Facebook or visit http://www.holidaycottagepage.com/

Friday, Oct. 18, is World Menopause Day, and I’ll get to that, but first the fun facts about this week — mostly taken from holidayinsights.com.

How about a candy corn cocktail? 

Candy Corn Cordial, an adult beverage, is made with vodka and floating candy corn. Lots of other martini/candy corn recipes exist. Check these links out at DrinksMixer.com, about Cocktails and Pillsbury, to name a few.

Oh and if you missed it, Oct. 1,”The Twilight Zone” premiered in 1959, and Walt Disney World opened in Orlando — in 1971.

Menopause Day is Friday

On this 30th anniversary of World Menopause Day, the International Menopause Society marks the day by encouraging education, but the site has a welcome from the president — a man. The board has a lot of men listed too. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, and I’m sure they’re all very intelligent men.

But when one of those men experiences menopause instead of studies it, let’s make it a full-blown holiday, shall we? I’m just sayin’.

Instead of the medical jargon at the IMS, you can visit the Poise site and get real answers about real problems that women have. For example, it’s got lots of stuff about why our feet hurt. A picture of a woman greets you.

Last year at Her TimesDebbie DeAngelo wrote a great feature on how to deal with menopause symptoms – check it out here.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is mom to three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.

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Posted: January 16th, 2013

bethenny-frankel-forbesI’m late to the party on this one, but what a party it is. Bethenny Frankel, one of the housewives from The Real Housewives of New York City and founder of SkinnyGirl, hit the cover of Forbes Magazine in 2011. She’s a millionaire and has a million Twitter followers. And a great idea is what boosted her to the cover of Forbes. I learned more about her on CBS News on Sunday.

Frankel came up with low-calorie liquor for ladies years ago. She took her idea for SkinnyGirl Cocktails to major liquor companies, and they turned her down flat. In 2010, Frankel and a business partner launched her 100-calorie cocktails — some with only 5 carbs. The successful SkinnyGirl Cocktails brand hit it big with female buyers and Beam Inc. purchased it for more than $100 million in 2011.

Frankel is now a mom and making news divorcing her husband Jason Hoppy. In the meantime, her millions continue to grow. Frankel had fame all over her resume long before she hit Forbes. According to Wikipedia, her credits include:  The Apprentice: Martha StewartThe Real Housewives of New York City, books, exercise DVDs, nutrition bars, food items, and more TV with Bravo’s reality show Bethenny Getting MarriedBethenny Ever After and Skating with the Stars.

SkinnyGirl – a world-famous brand — now includes cleanses, a nutrition line and much more than cocktails.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one. 


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Posted: October 29th, 2012

Yes it is a Hallmark holidayNational Candy Corn Day is Oct. 30. I’m not a fan of candy corn, but I did find links to candy corn cocktails, so read on.

From the website 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Candy Corn, here’s some other fun stuff about the good stuff:

Candy manufacturers sell from 9 to15 billion kernels of candy corn annually.

A handful has about 28 grams of sugar per serving.It’s fat free and about 140 calories.

Candy Corn Cordial, an adult beverage, is made with vodka and floating candy corn. Lots of other martini/candy corn recipes exist. Check these links out at DrinksMixer.com, about Cocktails and Pillsbury, to name a few.

Candy corn was involved in a destructive industrial fire in 1950 at Goelitz’s New Jersey factory. Gustav Goelitz started making candy in 1869 in Belleville, Ill. Today, the fourth generation of the Gustav Goelitz family is still making candy under the Jelly Belly name. See how candy corn is made right here in a Food Network video.

In the 1880s, Wunderle Candy Company made candy cornGeorge Renninger is often credited with creating it, but no one really knows who made it first.

If you don’t like candy corn, the National Confectioners Association has more holidays for us. Oct. 31 is National Caramel Apple DayNational Candy Day is Nov. 4 and Nov. 7th is National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day.

I think I like these holidays.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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