*Recalled Candy--"Colombina Mega Pops" have been found to contain tiny pieces of metal. If you have the 28-ounce bag of these lollipops, take them back to the store or throw them away. For all the government recalls, check out www.recalls.gov.
*Hot Mulled Cider on the cheap: Take a movie theater sized package of cinnamon candy (like Red Hots) and put it in with a gallon of apple juice or cider. It is both pretty and inexpensive!
(Thanks, Mom, for the idea!)