Get Your Christmas on. Time for Aunt Bill’s brown candy.

By on December 21, 2016

When my grandson, Noel, was a little kid, he said he was going to buy me a big house in the Pa. woods and build a little stand out front, so we could make our fortune selling Aunt Bill’s brown candy. Still a good idea I have to make batches and batches of the stuff every Christmas to give away. Part of our tradition.

one good thing that came from the great depression of the 1930’s.


Aunt Bill’s brown candy first appeared during the great depression of the 1930’s in an Oklahoma newspaper. Something good that came from that economic meltdown, proving yet again that good things can come from bad events. Write that down.

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About Linda Eckhardt

Linda West Eckhardt, is an award winning journalist, food writer, and nutritionist. Her more than 20 cookbooks have garnered prizes including the James Beard prize for the best cookbook for a text she wrote with her daughter, Katherine West DeFoyd, entitled Entertaining 101, Doubleday. Their follow-up book, Stylish One Dish Dinners, Doubleday, was also nominated for a James Beard prize. Their next book, The High Protein Cookbook, Clarkson Potter, remains a best seller after 12 years. That book was designed to accompany low carb diet plans. Her ground-breaking book, Bread in Half The Time, Broadway Books, was named the Best Cookbook in America by the prestigious IACP, The Julia Child award. Her award winning radio work with Jennifer English, for a national show on the Food and Wine radio network, was nominated for a James Beard Prize for a show called, “I Know What You Ate Last Summer.”

One Comment

  1. Linda Eckhardt

    December 21, 2016 at 8:40 am

    yum!