Monday, September 2, 2013

Caramel Corn

Fall is here....
 at least it is at my house!
Simply because I have made the very first batch of Caramel Corn! 

That's how we know.

This is a recipe I found on one of my favorite blogs, Cooking on Clover Lane.
 I tried it and it was so good that now it is a tradition in our home.
Oh, and it is the perfect scrapbooking snack!

You can find the original recipe

I have been asked over and over again if I would please share the recipe, 
so here it is!

Caramel Corn
3 bags microwave butter popcorn
1 cup of butter
2 cups of brown sugar
1/2 cup Karo syrup
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 baking soda

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Spray two large cookie sheets or large glass casserole dishes with Pam.
Pop the popcorn, and put in two large bowls,

In a sauce pan, melt butter. Add brown sugar, syrup and salt.
Bring to a soft rolling boil. As soon as it comes to a boil, set a timer for 4 minutes stirring continually.

At the end of four minutes, pull from stove and stir in vanilla and baking soda.

Pour evenly over both bowls of popcorn.
Stir to coat and then pour onto cookie sheets or baking dishes.
Bake for 15 minutes, take out and stir to coat, put it back in the oven for 15 minutes and repeat 2 more times.
(Although, it is perfectly fine after 3 times)
Let it cool and store in air tight containers.

Now go make some Caramel corn for  your family

 Happy Fall Ya'll

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Aly Grace is 1

Happy Birthday to my sweet grand-baby! 
My cup runneth over! 

Beach Mini Album

I know, I am on a mini album kick right now. 

Since I purchased my "Bid it All", I have been making all kinds of little albums and I am loving it.
 I love the idea of finishing a project and being able to give each big event it's due. Yes, I will still do a simple two page layout in our family album, but some trips are just so special they deserve more than that. When it's that important, I believe a mini book is in order.

So with all that said, here is one more mini,

Our 2013 family beach trip...

This trip has been a tradition in my family since I was a little girl.
 My mother, brother, sister and all of their families take one week, every other year and plan our vacation together. 
It's so wonderful to have a chance to slow down and catch up with one another.

This album starts off with our Family portrait and a small  "flip open" page with our daily schedule for the week.
 This is the first time I've done this, and I love it. 
 It's a great way to document daily details I want to remember.

Why, yes that is a photo of the storage unit for our beach chairs.
Those are the tiny details I want to remember 
but would never use that photo in a regular two page layout.
 It would take up too much space, but not in a mini book!

This was my grand-daughter's first time seeing the ocean. 
She was not impressed.

I made several waterfall or photo stacks in this album.
Again, it's a great way to get more photo real estate!

I love this page! 
I bought this little tie-dyed t-shirt 23 years ago for my daughter at this same beach.
 We saved it all these years, and now my grand baby is wearing it!

Another photo stack

So there you go, one more Mini!