Homemade lollipops using metal molds. Before3pm.com

Do you call these lollipops or suckers?  I grew up calling them lollipops, although it seems like suckers may be more common.

I also grew up saying soda, although my mom’s side of the family called it sodapop or just pop.

Whatever you like to call hard candy on a stick, they are easy to make and so much fun when you use these nifty molds! Read More →

Meal Inspiration Monday: Black Bean Soup and Quesadillas. Before3pm.com

Many of us have those standby dishes that we can throw together at a moment’s notice.  For me, one of these recipes is black bean soup and quesadillas.

I pretty much always have the ingredients on hand for black bean soup, and it comes together so fast, I can whip it up in no time.

And cheese… well I ALWAYS have cheese in our refrigerator!   Read More →

A modern take on mooncakes. Enriched pie crust filled with fruit jam. Before3pm.com

This post was supposed to go up last week; however, my website went down.

In my [ridiculously] optimistic way of thinking, my first idea was that a post had gone viral and hundreds – no THOUSANDS – of hits had caused my site to crash!!!

Even while this thought occurred to me, I knew that it wasn’t the case!!!  Just some sort of glitch that my husband was able to fix this weekend.  I am so lucky that he knows how to help me with some of this technical stuff that I don’t understand at all!!

Anyway, he got it up and running just in time for me to post this recipe for mooncakes since today is the Supermoon!!! Read More →