Leftover Halloween candy can still be put to use

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Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.

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-- George Bernard Shaw

Yes, there is something you can do with leftover Halloween (or Christmas) candy.

Food expert Karin Calloway suggests:

CANDY-PACKED BROWNIES: Chop up about 2 cups of chocolate-based candies. (If you have M&M's, they don't need to be chopped.) Prepare a package of brownie mix according to package directions. Spread in the instructed baking dish and sprinkle with the chopped candies. Bake according to package directions.

ICE CREAM DESSERT: Set a half gallon of vanilla (or your favorite flavor) ice cream and a small container of nondairy whipped topping on the counter to soften for about 30 minutes. While the ice cream softens, chop about 2 cups of chocolate-based candies. Spread half the ice cream in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Drizzle with some chocolate syrup and sprinkle with half of the chopped candies. Spread with the remaining ice cream, drizzle with some of the syrup, and sprinkle with the remaining candies. Spread the whipped topping over the top, and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Freeze until ready to serve.

("I don't think these ideas will get anyone's diet back on track!" she says.)

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THANKS TO SCOTT GAY: And the Waynesboro Rotarians for their kind lunch offer Tuesday. It was a pretty drive down to Burke County, and the food was great. I also learned to never try to tell a funny story immediately after Roy Chalker tells one. He'll get most of the laughs.

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SPEAKING OF LAUGHS: The wife said, "I do believe my mind is completely gone."

"I don't doubt it," her husband said, "you've been giving me a piece of it for over 25 years."

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WRITERS' STRIKE: Like most of you, I guess I was surprised how much of Hollywood talk shows are scripted. I just thought David Letterman and Jay Leno were naturally funny.

Anyway, the Hollywood writers are on strike, and well-known journalism writing instructor Roy Peter Clark gives these suggestions for picket signs.

- Subjects + Verbs = Our Fair Share

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- To strike or not to strike -- Shakespeare would carry a sign.

- Pay us our fair share -- and we'll write like the Dickens.

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TODAY'S JOKE: Bill Wood , of Hephzibah, tells of two geographically challenged coeds discussing time and space.

"Which do you think is farther away," one asked, "the moon or Florida?"

"It's got to be Florida," the other answered quickly. "I can see the moon."


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