Homemade Toffee

Homemade Toffee

Once upon a time….long, long ago….one of my daughters made this homemade toffee for a friend and sent it to him in a box with other goodies. He really liked the toffee, and eventually he proposed to her. I’m not sure if the toffee had anything to do with it, but it didn’t hurt.  …

Chocolate Snowballs

Chocolate Snowballs

Childhood holiday memories are closely tied to special foods associated with the season. I once asked my children “If we could do only three things to celebrate Christmas, what would you want them to be?” Nearly all of them mentioned special treats like Scotcheroos or Pillow Cookies (recipe coming soon). The good news is that…

Microwave Caramel Corn: Yummy Treat in a Brown Paper Bag

Microwave Caramel Corn: Yummy Treat in a Brown Paper Bag

As an occasional sweet treat, we like to make microwave caramel corn. Our old recipe was a complicated process of baking it in the oven, setting the timer to stir the concoction and risking a scorched popcorn disaster. This recipe meets my criteria for a family snack:          few ingredients          normal ingredients          quick to make…