October 29, 2010
Instead of sharing my own recipe with you today (like I frequently do on Fridays), I’m directing you over to my friend Monica’s blog. She posted easy instructions on how to make those amazing Caramel Apples that you see selling for $10 each, in fancy stores. Don’t these look delicious? I tasted a couple, and I can confirm that they were indeed as good as they look. Check out the recipe on this blog post, from The Yummy Life. Then click on this post for tips on wrapping them up as gifts. It even gives you a link for free downloadable gift tags – how cool is that? (Photo from The Yummy Life, used with permission.)
Someday I should have Monica do a guest post over here for you. Her blog is one of the first things that I check in the morning, because I know there will be something yummy (to eat, to make, to share) there. While you’re over there checking out her blog, be sure to catch her recipe for Maple Pumpkin Spice Lattes (in a crockpot – brilliant). It made the Top 100 Pumpkin Recipes list on the Huffington Post and is one of just a few finalists, pictured on the front page of that article. If you’re having a knitting group, book club, or fall party, you might try the lattes-in-a-crockpot approach. It leaves you with more time to hang out with your friends, instead of being chained to your latte machine, making one at a time. You might also want to make up a tray of these to serve to your group. Isn’t that pretty? Makes me wish I was having a party, just to put one of those platters together.
What are your plans for Halloween weekend? Since our days of dressing up little kids for trick-or-treating are over, I’ll probably be whipping up a batch of these lattes and knitting a few rows, in between answering the door to hear knock knock jokes and trick or treat choruses. I finished my Whippoorwill Shawl – photos after I block it. Maybe I ought to try this next?