Easy Microwave Caramels Recipe

Autumn makes me think of baked goods and new recipes. I tried this easy microwave caramel recipe and it turned out delicious!


Ingredients:

1/4
cup butter

1/2
cup
white sugar
1/2
cup brown sugar

1/2
cup
light Karo syrup

1/2
cup sweetened condensed milk

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients
2. Cook 6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes
3. Stir and pour into lightly greased dish (Pyrex works great!)
4. Let cool
5. Cut, wrap in wax paper and store in air tight container

*Makes 12-24 caramels


Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate Recipe

I love pumpkin pie and I could eat it anytime of the year. I also love coming home after a long walk on the beach to a hot cup of hot chocolate. So why not combine these two comfort foods and make a delicious autumn beverage!




Ingredients:

3 cups whole milk
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 ounces white chocolate (roughly chopped)
pinch salt

Directions:

1. Heat the milk, pumpkin puree, and spices in a sauce pan until it just starts to simmer and remove form heat.
2. Add the chocolate and stir until it has melted.
3. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and garnish with cinnamon.

*Makes 4 servings

**Thanks to ClosetCooking for this fabulous treat!

Small Soup for Quick Dinners

Smart Idea! Make large batches of soup then freeze in silicone muffin molds. Pop 'em out and freeze. Just reheat 2-3 pucks in a mug for a quick dinner. Perfect for the upcoming fall/winter season!




Thanks to TheMommyInCharge.com for this fabulous idea.

Cheers!!
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Maple Cupcakes Recipe

I love cupcakes and maple syrup! This recipe combines both delicious foods to enjoy this fall.

Source: None via Elizabeth on Pinterest




Ingredients:

2 1/2
cup all-purpose flour
2
tsp baking powder
1
tsp baking soda
1/2
tsp salt
3/4
tsp ground ginger
1
stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2
cup light-brown sugar
2
large eggs
1 1/4
cup maple syrup
2
tsp vanilla extract
1/2
cup buttermilk
1/2
cup walnuts or pecans, finely chopped

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ginger. Set aside. Beat the butter and sugar together using a mixer set on medium speed in a large bowl until fluffy. Beat in the eggs, syrup, and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture by thirds, alternating with the buttermilk. Stir in nuts. Fill 18 lined muffin cups and bake until a tester comes out clean about 20 minutes. Cool completely. Ice with maple butter frosting.

*Makes 18 cupcakes

Frosting Ingredients:

1
cup unsalted butter, softened
3
ounce cream cheese softened
2/3
cup dark-brown sugar
1/4
tsp salt
3/4
cup maple syrup
3/4
tsp vanilla extract
1
cup sugar

Directions for Frosting:

Beat the butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, and salt in a medium bowl with a mixer set on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Continue beating, and add the maple syrup and vanilla. Gradually add the sugar, increase the speed to high, and beat until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Chill for 1 hour before using. Makes 4 cups.

**Thanks to Country Living for this fabulous fall recipe!


Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

I had a dream the other night about baking cookies with my grandmother. We baked oatmeal raisin cookies. Baking with my grandmother was something special that we shared together. We laughed and learning to bake with her was a privilege. This recipe is quick, easy and you can modify it however you like.



Ingredients:

1 cup of shortening or (2 sticks of butter)
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract (I use 2 tsp for extra richness)
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 cups oats
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 cup raisins

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheet.

Beat shortening/butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add shortening mixture; mix well. Stir in oats, nuts and raisins. Rolls into balls and place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Use a fork to slightly flatten the balls of dough. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

*Makes 5 dozen cookies

**If you don't want to bake all 5 dozen, take dough and wrap in wax paper and store in refrigerator for later.

Cheers!