Wednesday, October 30, 2013

it's caramel apple time!

I've been trying to figure out how to make caramel apples
for several years now -- not the Kraft Caramel kind,
although those are great. I wanted to learn how to
whip up my own caramel from scratch!
So I found a recipe (can't locate it at the moment,
but it had condensed milk, brown sugar, and corn syrup,
for starters) and cooked up the ingredients to the
"hard ball" candy stage as instructed.
Well, the caramel tasted great!
But it set up so hard that we could barely cut through it
with a knife -- think Sugar Daddy chewy.
It was delicious, though, so I might give it another go.
This time, I'll only heat it to the "soft ball" stage
and see what happens.

Do you have a favorite way to make caramel apples?
How 'bout favorite bits to roll them in
while the caramel's still gooey?


Thursday, October 3, 2013

hello again

Hi there! As you may have guessed,
the past few weeks have been crazy busy
around here! They have included:
one (1) new school (my son's),
one (1) tonsillectomy (my daughter's),
and one (1) new part-time job (mine).
All good transitions, and we are
happily and healthfully looking forward to fall.

I hope you are as well!

Now that I have a blog app on my phone,
I hope to resume posting on a regular basis.
So see ya soon!