Chocolate Caramel Covered Pears

Caramel Covered Pears, a partridge in a pear

Earlier this month I was part of a fun Twelve Days of Christmas series over at The Crafting Chicks. I love that song and I love the idea of creating a fun gift for each of the Twelve Days of Christmas.  I was lucky enough to get day one – on the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…..A Partridge in a Chocolate Caramel Covered Pear (tree)! I really do know the right words to the song but today I’ve got some pretty and delicious chocolate caramel [Continue Reading…]

Teacher Appreciation Printable Note and Giveaway!

Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea

Today I am over at Skip to My Lou as part of Cindy’s very fun Teacher Appreciation Gift Series.   We all know that A is for Apple but it is also for Awesome and I’ve got a cute printable gift tag for you to let your children’s teachers know how awesome they are!   As part of this fun series I also have a giveaway here for you on the blog today.   For the caramel apple tag head on over to Skip to My Lou As part of [Continue Reading…]

How to Make Caramel Apples}Apple Pie Caramel Apples

Step by Step to creating PERFECT Caramel Apples

My friend Diane was in town visiting for a few days this last week.  Diane is an amazing women in many ways. A single mom of 7, full time student, and an entrepreneur. She is also an amazing caramel apple maker.  I was so excited when she volunteered to show me her technique.  It was a fun way to create some Thanksgiving gifts for people too. I have made caramel apples before and have always made my caramel from scratch.  Delicious but a little labor intensive.  Diane showed me a [Continue Reading…]

Fall Favorites} Apples


Note:  There is a lot of giveaway going around here!  If you haven’t entered the Blue Artichoke Designs Giveaway do so now! Don’t forget you can enter the GE Appliance giveaway every day until Nov. 15th.  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month we are having a giveaway over at iLashGirls for some beautiful items.  Enter all three! There are lots of things I love about fall – apples, cinnamon and  caramel just to name a few!   Funny how they all have to do with food! Today I thought I’d [Continue Reading…]

Trick or Treat – Top Tips for Making Caramel Apples

caramel apples

Last week for a youth activity at church we made caramel apples.  That was the first time I had made caramel apples in 12 years. You see the last time I made caramel apples – this is what happened…. Yes – my sweet, then 7 year old daughter bit into one of the caramel apples and it ripped a tooth right out of her mouth.  The tooth was not even loose!  Yikes! I am not sure what recipe I used but I think I threw it away right then and there.  [Continue Reading…]