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Why a PINK chef's coat?

Simply put, I carry my Dad's legacy with me through my cookbook, cooking and everyday I am writing my food columns, he is always with me. I carry my Mom with me through a silent reminder of her struggle with breast cancer that took her life, as well as the lives of many other women who have dealt with, and are still dealing with, this horrible affliction. Besides, why not pink? It makes a man look good!

Red Hot Candied Apple

Now I realize not many of us have candy thermometers, but as I say time and time again, take a couple of dollars and buy one. They come in handy at all times of the year, but especially during the holidays when you want to make certain confections for loved ones, or yourself.


For 4 people


  • 6 apples
  • 6 craft or popsicle sticks

Red Hot Candied Apple Directions

  1. Insert craft sticks into apples. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper or spray a platter with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, pour candies and water. Bring to a boil and continue boiling for 3 minutes, or until lumps are gone. You can stir to help break up candy lumps., Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  3. Dip apples in hot liquid, rolling so all sides are coated. Place apples on prepared dish or baking sheet to harden, about 5 minutes.