Candy houses a family tradition at Christmas
Want a Tasty Christmas Tradition This Year? How About a Special Candy House By BETTY G. SPENCER AMERICAN FORK - Is this the year you will start a new Christmas tradition at your house? If you are looking for a -good idea, there is still time to make a delectable-rand adorable—candy adorable—candy house. Mrs. Dale Steiner has built many Christmas traditions for her four daughters and her husband as they have celebrat- ed''Christmas together. One of the most enjoyed, perhaps, is the candy-house tradition. Very easy to make, Mrs. Steiner "pre-fabs" the house by cutting the various sides and roof from cardboard. The walls are carefully assembled and then covered/ with rich butter icing, right up to the roof line. Mints, candy canes, hard tack and ripple candy are used to outline the doorways windows and create interesting patterns on the walk of the house. The roof is carefully laid onto the walls and then the "roofing" "roofing" is completed with tiny squares of Hershey chocolate. A small paper chimney, complete complete with tiny Santa just ready to come down to deliver his oags of presents, tops the roof. The candy house can be any dimensions or size you wish. "But, somehow our house gets bigger every year," laughed Mrs. Steiner. The house is displayed along with small trees, figurines or other Christmas decorations in a very popular decorative scheme until that special day during the holidays when the 'riends of the Steiner children are invited for a "house-eating" party. The children have assisted in constructing the house each year, adding their .own special touches to making the house one of their best loved Christmas Christmas traditions. SHOES & APPLES ENFIELD, England (UPI)— Redvers Cooper got slapped with a $4.80 fine recently for selling shoes in violation f Sunday blue laws. Apples, which are perishable goods, are not forbidden so Cooper now sells apples on Sunday for $6 apiece and gives away the shoes. "I sell 300 pairs of shoes—I mean apples—every Sunday," he said.