Saturday, November 22, 2014

November 2014 Round Robin Blog Fest



Welcome back to another episode of the Round Robin Blog Fest!! This month's topic is:

What is your favorite food or meal?

Hmmm....this wasn't an easy one. I love all kinds of food, except cabbage rolls, I don't like cabbage rolls. (Sorry, Mom.)
When I think about foods that mean a lot to me, the two tops are my favorite Christmas treats: Gingerbread and Baked Caramel Corn. YUM! There is a good reason why I only make them to enjoy at Christmas and give most of it away. I've discovered it's the one treat a lot of my friends won't make since it is a finicky recipe, but they all love receiving along with both gingerbread and peppermint cookies. Yes, my house smells amazing around this time of year!
My late mother-in-law came across this recipe long before my kids were born and it quickly became a family favorite. Sweet and crunchy--especially when you add nuts!--as the cookbook says "WARNING - it's addictive!" Many a waistband has exploded after consuming copious quantities of the stuff!

I do hope you'll try my recipe. Make sure to follow the directions carefully, the caramel has to be just right or it won't work.
Baked Caramel Corn

1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
6 quarts popped corn

Preheat oven to 250F (120C)
Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt.
Bring to a boil for 5 minutes (this is the finicky part!!) DO NOT STIR!
Remove from heat and add baking soda and vanilla.
Put popped corn in a well-greased roaster. 
Gradually pour syrup over, stir well and bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
Happy Munching!!

Still hungry? Why don't we go over and see what Beverley Bateman enjoys to eat?
And if you have a large appetite, drop on by the other authors in the Round Robin Blog Fest to see what they like to munch...

Skye Taylor:  http://skye-writer.com/
Ginger Simpson:  http://mizging.blogspot.com/
Helena Fairfax:  http://helenafairfax.com/

Happy Reading!

6 comments:

  1. Oh-oh, this sound too good not to copy down. If your family has enjoyed it that long, it might go over big in mine.

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  2. Sounds absolutely yummy! You can bring some to my house any time! :)

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  3. It sounds delicious, Diane. Alas, I think I would eat all of it ("Precious, my precious!", so I may have to pass. LOL

    Marci

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  4. Okay, that caramel corn sounds soo good I'm going to have to try it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Wow! I have a real weakness for caramel corn, one I seldom indulge in, but your recipe is SOOOO tempting. My mom made it sometimes and we always pigged out.
    Judy Copek

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  6. I have this recipe. My favorite way to make it is with pecans, but one of my sons doesn't like them. Too bad..he doesn't get any from that batch...more for me! YUM!

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