Chocolate Caramel Covered Pears

Caramel Covered Pears, a partridge in a pear tree@yourhomebasedmom.com

Chocolate Caramel Covered Pears are a fun change to the regular caramel apple. So yummy! 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 [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…]

Trick or Treat – Top Tips for Making Caramel Apples

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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…]