As fancy new sorbets have taken over in the freezer case, poor sherbet has been shoved aside. Orange and rainbow flavors are about all you can find these days, and they're usually packed with dyes and additives. Sherbet deserves a little respect! Unlike fruit-and-water sorbets, sherbet contains a little bit of milk, which gives it a nice smooth texture, but only adds a speck of fat. Who would think it possible to take a pile of sugar and a pile of peanuts and spin them together into an shiny, chunky sheet of amber candy? If you've never made candy at home, try it and see how easy it is. Candy making used to be a popular American recreation. Taffy pulls, fudge parties, and praline-making all turned into festive, social events, especially in winter, when the warmth of the stove was most welcome. If you want to be a real perfectionist, wear cotton gloves while breaking the candy to prevent fingerprints. Salted peanuts are a better choice than unsalted here.