December 9, 2008

Caramels



Tim's parents were in town this weekend. Last night, Tim's mom taught me how to make her famous caramels. They are super easy and only take 2 hours (of non-stop stirring) to make. Clean-up is a breeze as well. I'm definitely going to be making them a lot this holiday season.

20 comments

MegRuth said...

You kill me.

I am loving your gift to Amy. I think she is in love with it too.

MommaKiss said...

Good lord that is funny. Easy Clean up indeed!

Mrs. Morty said...

Nothin says love like crap stuck to the stove. Make me want to bake.

Likes Chocolate said...

Oh, I am so sorry. What a mess!! That is how I feel this Christmas with a crying almost 2 year old who is cutting his molars and children who think it is there moms job to do their homework.

Cindy said...

Do you remember the Angus family? She made these incredible caramels every year as Christmas treats. I found a quicker recipe with less stirring and am pretty satisfied with them. who on earth has 2 hours to stir???

Bebe said...

You should be lucky they worked! I tried for years to make caramels on my smooth-top range. I finally called the manufacturer and complained that my elements didn't get hot enough for candy making. He said,"I know, the temp is limited to keep the top from cracking." Needless to say, my new house has a gas range!

Kelly said...

I make carmels at the store. Yep...and they even come in a nice cellophane wrapper.

becca said...

LOL. Nice. I love trying to clean hard crusties on the stove top.

Lisa said...

Oh, man, that's funny. Nothing a blow torch can't fix.

Might be time to introduce her to your litter box cake. Much simpler and far more practical.

There's probably a way to jazz it up with some sort of Christmas theme...maybe a cat-sized Santa hat or a few extra red and green tootsie rolls.

Liz said...

only 2 hours of stirring? Hey... instead of those 'pricey teacher gifts' this year.. just give them the caramel recipe! :)
TEE HEE

The Millhouse Family said...

It all comes down to: a) the recipe or b) who you're cooking with... because my caramels didn't turn out that way. LOL

Ash said...

Haha, how sweet of her to teach you such an easy thing!

Janille said...

Just think, someday you can pass this blessed recipe on to your children and their spouses.

Leslie said...

Ouch ouch ouch!

Lydia said...

Maybe she did that on purpose. She is trying to sabotage your recipe to keep hers famous.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Ha! These are the very reasons why I have yet to make mine. It scares me.

Becca said...

I'm imagining, looking at that sparkling clean stove-top, that your teeth required a pick-axe to get clean. ;)

Ninny said...

Uh- I LOVE you!

Suzanne said...

My mom-in-law taught me how to make them a few years back. And the only reason I still make them annually? I have a gas range... not ceramic.

(keep trying. the deliciousness is worth it.)

Sarah said...

4 Words: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.