Homemade Soft Caramels

Homemade Soft Caramels

Homemade Soft Caramels are amazing.  So soft, chewy and delicious! Candy making is as big a part of our holidays as cookie baking is.  My mom has always been a fudge maker and she makes a mean divinity which I have never been able to make.  Each Christmas she makes a batch for my brother.  Maybe one of these years I’ll get some too. I think she likes my brother better than she likes me. My grandmother was a candy maker too.  Today’s recipe is her caramel recipe.  We’ve been [Continue Reading…]

Cowgirl Cookie Bark


Cowgirl Cookie Bark is a fun combination lots of flavors, colors and textures and a yummy treat for holiday gift giving. I am a fan of cookie and candy bark for holiday gifts.  I love cookies too but cookies are best eaten fresh, not five days later.  The best part of cookie/candy bark is it tastes great 5 or more days later too!  It is perfect for making ahead for holiday gift giving. I have shared a lot of different versions of cookie/candy bark over the years.  Reindeer Corn Cookie [Continue Reading…]

White Chocolate Granola Bark

White Chocolate Granola Bark-8

Today I am so excited to welcome Lindsey of Cafe Johnsonia to the blog.  I have been a big fan of hers for a long time.  Her photos are gorgeous and her recipes amazing.  I am a big white chocolate lover so can’t wait to try this recipe!  Be sure to visit her at her blog to enter to win a Blendtec Blender and then check out what Mique and Cindy are sharing as part of the Craft and Sew! Hi there! I’m Lindsey Johnson and I blog over at Cafe Johnsonia. I [Continue Reading…]

Spiced Cider Jelly Candies

Spiced Cider Jelly Candies

Today I am welcoming Dianna of  Kitchen Prep to the blog. Excited to have her and for you to meet her. Be sure you visit her over at her blog so you can check out all her other yummy recipes and enter to win a Blendtec Blender! Then go  check out what Mique and Cindy are sharing as part of the Craft and Sew! Spiced Cider Jelly Candies for the holidays! Hi everyone! I’m Dianna from The Kitchen Prep, my blog where I share all kinds of recipes and pretty much just blabber [Continue Reading…]

Melted Snowman Popcorn


Welcome to my friend Jenny from The NY Melrose Family. We live on opposites side of the country and have never met in person but I adore her and she has been such a great help and encourager to me.  So excited to have  her as part of Bake Craft Sew!  Be sure to visit her blog to enter the Blendetec Giveaway.  Also, be sure to head over to Skip to M y Lou  for lots of sewing and crocheting gift ideas and Thirty Handmade Days will help us with all kinds of amazing holiday crafts.  There [Continue Reading…]

Almond Roca


 Today we are welcoming FoodApparel as part of our Bake Craft Sew series!  Be sure to visit their  blog to enter the Blendetec Giveaway and then check out what Mique and Cindy are sharing as part of the Craft and Sew! Love Almond Roca but don’t love the price tag? Well, it’s your lucky day! Now you can make amazing Almond Roca at home! Hi All! We’re Tam and C from FoodApparel.com. And guess what? We love food! The focus of our food blog is to learn how to alter recipes to fit [Continue Reading…]

Caramel Corn in the microwave!

Caramel Corn

Today I’ve got a Recipe Redo for you.  This recipe has been a family favorite for a long time – over 25 years.  I first shared in back in 2008. I got the recipe from my friend Pam.  We were in a family home evening group together with some other moms.  Each month we took turns putting together a lesson, visual aids and a treat idea for everyone that could be used for our weekly family home evening. One month my friend Pam shared her family’s caramel corn recipe for [Continue Reading…]

15 Favorite Christmas Sweets

Christmas Sweets

A few days ago I shared my 25 Favorite Christmas Cookies.  I need to give equal time though to candy.   Candy plays as big a part in our holiday goodies as cookies do, if not bigger.  We love Christmas candy at our house!  I have been fortunate to have a couple of good candy makers share their talents with me over the years. Today I’ll be sharing some of our favorite sweet treats – everything from fudge to cookie bark to popcorn.  I even threw in a little spicy [Continue Reading…]

Holiday Fudge – Cookies & Cream and Peanut Butter & Chocolate

Cookies & Cream Fudge

We love fudge at our house and it is an important part of our annual Cookie/Candy Making day.  My mom and mother in law have always been the fudge makers in our house. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without my mom making her Rocky Road Fudge  and my mother in law is famous for her mint fudge at the holidays. If you have ever made it before you know it can be a bit tricky.  A few years ago we had an epic fudge fail at our annual Cookie/Candy Making day. [Continue Reading…]