Salted Caramel Sauce

Hi guys,

Today I have a salted caramel sauce, and it is really good!  I’ve made it twice, and it has turned out great both times.  It’s pretty easy, too.

You can find the recipe and instructions here.

To start, I would lay out all your ingredients.  That way you can keep stirring so it doesn’t burn as easily.

First, the sugar.  Melt it on medium heat; it will form clumps then slowly melt.  Keep stirrng it!  You don’t want it to stick to your pan, ’cause that’s a huge pain!

The pictures aren’t very good, but you get the idea…

Next comes the butter.  I put the cubes in one at a time so there wouldn’t be too much splattering.  Like the recipe said, I used a whisk to try to mix the butter in with the sugar.

After the butter is completely melted and fairly well mixed into the sugar, add the cream.  I will warn you, you will want a spoon with a long handle!  It splattered a bit and the steam was quite hot.  However at that point I had already put my wooden spoon in the sink and did not feel like washing it and I didn’t want to burn, so I had to suck it up.  This picture is a little after the splattering had lessened.

Let it boil for about one minute, then add the salt and remove from the heat.  I (very messily) poured mine into a jar to cool.

There you have it!  Yummy salted caramel sauce!  In my next post, I’ll have how I used it, other than on top of ice cream, of course!

~Joy

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

Hi,

A while back, I made these cinnamon and sugar pretzels, and with a few adjustments, they were good!

Here’s a link to the recipe below.

http://lifestooshorttoskipdessert.blogspot.com/2010/12/yummy-cinnamon-sugar-pretzels.html?m=1

So the adjustments I made were adding more cinnamon and sugar.   I probably added about a quarter cup of sugar, but I don’t know how much cinnamon.  Something I would like to try is to use butter instead of the oil. (If anyone tries it, let me know how it turns out.)

That’s it, sorry it is a short one.  Hope you guys like it!

~Joy

Painted Mason Jar

Hello!

I realize it has been several months since I posted last.  I’ve been super busy, and pretty much had to put my blog aside.  However, I am going to do a quick post about this cute mason jar I painted!

I found some paint pens that I had forgotten about, and was looking for ways I could use them.  Found this cute idea and loved it.  I will warn you though, it is hard to draw a straight lines on a round jar.  Luckily, I had one with flat sides.  I used a ruler to get all the lines straight, and just kinda made up my own patterns!

And the finished product!

I hope you guys like it!  Hopefully I will post a little more often in the coming months. ūüôā

~Joy

Truffles!

Hello,

Okay guys, I’ve got TRUFFLES for you! ¬†These things are supper easy, and everyone loves them.

Ingredients:

  • 8oz. Cream Cheese
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • Toppings- I like white chocolate, sprinkles, powdered sugar, coco powder, ect.
  1. ¬†Soften the cream cheese, then combine with the powdered sugar. It will be easier later if there aren’t any lumps, so I gradually add the powdered sugar into the cream cheese, but I don’t sift it.

2.  Melt the chocolate chips in a separate bowl, then stir into the cream cheese and powdered sugar.

3.  Refrigerate for 1 hour.

4.  Roll into balls and toppings you choose!

There you go! ¬†Beautiful, chocolaty truffles! ¬†Aren’t they pretty?

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Bunny Pancakes

Hi,

Here’s a cute little Easter breakfast! ¬†These bunny pancakes were super easy and they turned out really well!

Take your favorite pancake recipe (It helps if the batter is pretty thick) and make a big circle for the body, a slightly smaller circle for the head, two ovals for the feet, and two skinny strips for the ears. 

Put them all together on the plate and add whipped cream for the tail, (mine was kinda droopy) strawberries or bananas and chocolate chips for the feet!

 Hope you enjoy!  Happy Easter!!!

~Joy