“Halloween used to be a much simpler time. I remember dressing up like a genie, head to toe in cheap magenta polyester, lagging around a plastic pumpkin pail. The pumpkin and I grinned from ear to ear as we both filled to the brim with sweet treats.
At the end of the evening, my friends and I would sit on the curb, rummaging through our loot of bags chockfull with homemade cookies, crinkled parchment-wrapped caramels and silver-foil bound candies.
Now a day, youngsters are only allowed to relish in pre-packaged candies. So here is a treat of bacon bourbon brittle. As I devour my homemade candy, I’ll dream of a simpler world – or at least a simpler Halloween.”