Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Touch of Maine for Christmas

When I was 19, I planned my first trip and I chose Portland, Maine. Being from Texas it was definitely the closest I was going to get to "the end of the world." Besides that, I wanted to experience the difference in the cultures. Obviously being that far North there were bound to be plenty of differences. While I was there I fell in love with the lifestyle, scenery, the sounds of the water, the stone streets and of course their food. Which brings us to this post on my blog. I recently became aware of a candy that originated in Maine, due to the high production of potatoes. This candy is called "Needhams" and is deemed by some as the "Unofficial Candy of the State of Maine.  The basic ingredients to this candy includes but is not limited to mashed potatoes, confectioner's sugar, vanilla extract, butter, and coconut. I made them today and am proud to say they turned out fabulous! Definitely makes the list for Christmas traditions.