Homemade Salted Caramels

Dec 12, 2013

Salted Caramels Don’t Have to Come from the Sweet Shop

Who doesn’t like a taste of something sweet, especially during the holidays?  Salted caramels anyone?  Besides longing for sweet treats, I had another motivation.  Every year of age seems to add to the challenge of maintaining a healthy weight, and I have found that a small taste of something sweet–like a chocolate truffle or a small salted caramel, can help … Continue reading

Homemade toffee in a bowl

Dec 9, 2013

Homemade Toffee: Candy 101

Homemade toffee is a great introduction to candy-making.  I’ve been making it for years using an old recipe that was passed around the neighborhood when I was a kid.  I think every teenage girl on the block made it at least once.  How’s that for doable? If you’d like to try making candy, you shouldn’t be intimidated.  The basic process … Continue reading