Caramel Chocolitas


As the holidays grow near I find myself yearning for all things holiday (like being off work, food and Christmas cookies). I go back and forth between being very festive and not festive at all. This year I’m feeling festive. Which means I will take the holiday by storm with food. For some people, Black…

Salted Caramel Squares


OMG. OMG. OMG. Why haven’t I tried this recipe sooner? I was sifting through a stack of recipes sent to me by my grandma when I came across this beauty. Let’s face it, salted caramel anything sounds amazing but how about caramel made with golden syrup? I don’t think I’ve seen a recipe outside of…

Salted Caramel Custard


I have some exciting news. Soon I’ll have my own radio show where I’ll talk about food. Well, it won’t be my quite my own. I’ll be co-hosting a show with fellow co-worker, foodie and friend, Matthew. He and I have been talking about food for going on three years now, since we first met…

Halloween Caramel Apples


Weeks ago I knew I wanted to try making homemade caramel apples after I started buying these gigantic honey crisp apples from Trader Joe’s. Seeing other bloggers post their own pics of caramel apples inspired me even more. So when I was invited to a work pot luck, I knew exactly what I would bring….

Black Onyx and Black Sea Salt Caramel Brownies


I did it again. I discovered the best dessert brownie ever, per my boss. Sometimes I wonder if my boss is just being kind, as I’ve mentioned before that nearly every time I bring a dessert to work, she claims it’s the best dessert I’ve ever made. But in this instance I have to believe…

Salted Caramel Ice Cream


For my birthday this year my sister bought me an ice cream recipe book. It was the perfect gift because I’ve been obsessed with making homemade ice cream recently. But I was a bit skeptical that anything in the book could top the insanely delicious ice cream I’ve already made. The first recipe I decided…

Caramel Buttercream Cake


In honor of my dad’s birthday (64 on Thursday! Happy birthday, Dad!), I decided to try this recipe (caramel is his favorite). I had high hopes for this rather complicated cake. But knew almost immediately it would be a flop. ingredients. Brown Butter Genoise Caramel Sauce 1 1/4 c. (2 1/2 sticks) salted butter, room…

Caramel Custard Pie


I fretted over what to bring for family dinner at my friend Donna’s house tonight, other than the requested apple pie I’d promised for dessert. I figured with 14 pie-eating mouths to feed one pie wouldn’t be enough, though I majorly underestimated how far my apple pie would stretch. Donna’s extended family hails from the Virginia…

Caramel Cashew Baked Oatmeal


This is not Oatmeal. Those words were uttered (verbatim) by both my sister and my friend Monique after eating this oatmeal. I begged to differ but what can you do when the only two people you ask to try a dish both give the same review? All of my dessert/flavored baked oatmeal recipes are slightly…

Salted Caramel Fudge Drops


Right before the holidays my coworker Cassie and I were talking about the merits of fudge made with condensed milk versus marshmallow fluff. We both agree that the condensed milk variety seems to harden quickly. After attempting to make some fudge filled cookie cutters using a condensed milk-based fudge recipe – and having to pass…

Salted Caramel Frosting


A simultaneously savory and sweet frosting with a bit of a grainy texture. Pair it with Salted Caramel Cake for a very rich treat or your favorite chocolate cake recipe. ingredients. 1 c. butter 2 c. firmly packed dark brown sugar 1/2 c. whipping cream 1/2 c. vegetable shortening 4 c. powdered sugar, sifted 1 T. kosher or sea…

Salted Caramel Cake


Weeks ago my dad put in his ‘order’ for his birthday cake – Butter Cake with Caramel Icing. As I started in on the baking this morning, my dad asked if I was going to blog about the cake. Generally I do not re-post old posts, which I explained to my dad. I have to…

Christmas Caramels


After seeing a recipe for Gingerbread Caramels on the back of a recipe that my grandma sent me, I decided to give homemade caramels a try. Unfortunately thr recipe my grandma sent me wasn’t one she intended for me to try as part of the directions were cut off. I found a similar recipe by…

Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Caramel Pecan Topping


This cheesecake was borne out of an overabundance of Sweet Potato Pie filling. The topping almost reminds me of German Chocolate Cake frosting minus the coconut. Delicious! ingredients. 1 recipe for Oat Pie Crust, unbaked 1/2 recipe for Sweet Potato and Whiskey Pecan Pie sweet potato filling 3 8 oz. packages of cream cheese, room temperature 1/2…

Caramel Cream Pie


My grandma clipped this recipe from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and sent it to me, probably with my dad in mind. We all know how much he loves caramel. This recipe is adapted from the Caramel Cream Pie recipe of Sanford D’Amato, owner of Sanford restaurant in Milwaukee, Wis. I’m always a bit leery of attempting…

Corn Syrup Free Caramel Sauce


My dad loves caramel and is always looking for caramel that is not made with corn syrup – this is not an easy thing to find in your local grocery store. Most often you’ll find a corn syrup free caramel sauce with an organic disclaimer on its very expensive jar. I didn’t think you would…

Caramel Brownies


These brownies were somewhat experimental and didn’t turn out as planned; however, one of my coworkers ate one and said, “OMG. That was the best brownie I ever had.” Just sayin’! Ingredients 3/4 c. unsalted butter 2 T. corn syrup 1/3 c. good quality  unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract…

Caramel-Whiskey Sauce


My dad loves caramel. He sent me this recipe a while ago, but I never had a reason to use it. It was his idea to have pecan pie — pecan pie is another one of his favorites. I decided to pair the sauce with pecan pie and vanilla bean ice-cream.

Caramel Rice Krispies Treats


After perfecting the peanut butter rice Krispie treat, I was dying to make another treat — of the caramel variety.