Blog Contest

Announcing the winners for the Tootsie Roll contest

I want to thank all my readers who participated in the tootsie roll creation contest. We had some fantastic entries and a lot of fun choosing our winners.

So without further ado, the winners….

In the age 13-101 category. Robyn Walters




In the age 8-12 category. Rosie



And from our 7 and under category, a triangle by Joelle , age 5


I will be in touch with the winners to award your fun prize packages. I appreciate all the efforts and hope everyone had fun! I know our family sure did! 🙂

Blog Contest

Tootsie Roll Creation Contest

Tootsie Roll Creation Contest

Drum roll please! We are excited to announce a new contest!

The Tootsie Roll Creation Contest

My family first thought of this idea as we sat around indulging in Tootsie Rolls. My daughter Lilly squished together some of the candy and set a miniature Tootsie Roll dog in front of me. We thought it was cute and fun and would make a terrific contest.

So, put on your creative thinking caps, create anything you want out of Tootsie Rolls and snap a photo. Send your photo with name, age and the title of your creation to

We have four age categories:

Ages 7 and under
Ages 8-12
Ages 13-101

There will be a winner in every age category. The prize: a variety of Tootsie Roll candy products in a fun, original container along with some sculpting materials.

The contest will close at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16th. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 17th by noon.
Don’t miss the opportunity for some silly, fun family time or to give yourself some stress relief or to let the inner Picasso blossom!
Below are some of my family’s creations.










Blog Contest

Calling all chocolate lovers! A contest!

When my friend Linda was visiting over Valentine’s Day she received a gift from her husband. Valentine’s morning the doorbell rang and there stood the delivery man. He quickly placed a beautiful bouquet of flowers in a pretty vase and a heart-shaped box of candy on the center of our dining room table. (As an aside, I really want to know what they spray on flower arrangements these days. Linda travelled here by plane, so she left her vase of love here for us to enjoy. It has been 13 days since the flowers arrived. Four days ago I placed them on the front porch and they still look as perky as the day they were delivered. Kinda scary if you ask me.)

Anyway, Linda generously shared her box of chocolates (unfortunately for her in a family our size, even a large box is emptied quickly). There was no diagram or paper outlining what different flavor awaited us upon our first bite into the delicious morsels, so we had to guess. We were wrong every time. I was in search of anything caramel. I struck out, all three times. My heart was set on caramel and I got a creamy orange, then another time a fruity strawberry. My last stab in my quest for a bite into a sweet, chewy, sticky caramel delight that you have to hold firmly clamped between your teeth and then pull straight out in front of you with one long motion of your arm was met with failure. I even tried a darker chocolate and different shape, but no, no caramel for me. After attacking the box with gusto, we humbly remembered our manners and saved the last piece for Linda. She smiled knowing she would not be offering me the wet half-eaten piece of chocolate-covered caramel she had just discovered that had fooled me by looking exactly like a chocolate-covered cherry!

So, I invite you to join in a little bit of fun with me. I am having a contest. Please write in the comment section of this story, your funniest, most creative or practical way you discover what luscious flavor awaits you inside a box chocolates. My family will judge and pick our favorite answer. The winner will receive a box of Ohio-based Esther Price chocolates. The winner will need to be in the Continental U.S for this contest, but any readers out of the country, I would still like to hear your answers. The winner will be announced Wednesday, the 6th of March at high noon. 🙂

I am looking forward to reading your responses. Join in the fun!