MOM'S CARAMEL CORN & LET'S TALK

Whoop Whoop, ready for inspiration inside the kitchen galore with this month's recipe sharing theme for Let's Talk with Momfessionals Andrea and Erika! Not only do I have "The" recipe for the delicious caramel corn that my sweet mama so graciously decided to share with you little pretties but also a couple requested memorable recipes on 
this all fine Fall Day!!!! 
Yum  


A week ago Friday, in my Friday Favorites, I told you how it is tradition that every year my mom makes her fantabulous caramel corn and I hoard and hide it as to indulge in it all my myself. She makes it in fairly small batches and that is what makes it so fresh, crisp and never sticky. Kids, I have been known to eat the whole container full in one setting. Husband caught onto me this year...sorry babe.


 When I see this container in the Fall, I know what is inside!!!!!

Ya know, that is what I love about recipes, especially in the Fall and Cold months, there is just so much darn love that goes into them and I feel it makes them extra good.
Our matching Aprons

So besides having the honor of sharing Mom's Caramel Corn Recipe with you today, I'll share a couple more from posts past that have sweet sentimental meaning behind them. They are also two that would work stupendously for your Thanksgiving get togethers coming up in gasp...3 1/2 weeks!! 


What you'll need for the Caramel Corn

MOM'S CARAMEL CORN
INGREDIENTS
3 1/2 quart (14 cups) unsalted popped corn
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white corn syrup
1 stick butter
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Combine the brown sugar, corn syrup and butter in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the baking soda and the vanilla. Stir until very foamy. Put the popcorn that has been popped in a roaster or very large pan. Pour the syrup mixture over the popcorn and stir until coated. Bake for 45 minutes total, stirring well after every 15 minutes. Dump onto waxed or parchment paper to cool. Store in an airtight container. 


How Cute in my new Fall Mug!!!

More Recipe Love

The Most Requested Thanksgiving Dish of all and one I make Every Year...and tastes just like the side at Ruth Chris
 RECIPE HERE

Cherry Delight...Memories of Family Get-Together's and Great Holiday Dessert...
 RECIPE HERE

Weekend update: Our football boy and his team won under the Friday Night lights 49-7....onward to the next round but playing the #1 team in the state...let's hope for a BIG Upset..can you imagine how crazy we'll go in the stands?

Recipe's From the Heart are a Great place to start!!!! Happy Week ahead Friends!!


xoxo


FRIDAY FAVORITES....OCTOBER DON'T GO

I love October, I do NOT want to see it go. While the next couple months bring the joys, sights, sounds and warmth of the holidays, October is my jam, the "it" month for football, all things Fall and not yet too cold temps. I love the leaves changing and all my beloved pumpkin spice so as we usher out October, you may hear a boohoo or two from Indiana.....it'll be me picking an apple in my plaid shirt and herringbone vest. Enjoy this last October weekend 2016 to the fullest friends!!!

1. Caramel Apple Goodies
I am still so in love with caramel and apples and all things related to the two. A couple weeks ago I made the Caramel Apple Cookies with the yummy frosting. Here are two more caramel apple related treats.
YES and YES
Recipe HERE 

These are not just your traditional wrapped Kraft Caramels, these have yummy sea salt thrown in. A favorite snack is a fresh honey crisp sliced up where I alternate bites of apple and a bite of a caramel...delicious and not as messy as caramel dip, although I love that stuff. The caramels also come in Caramel Apple flavor.


STILL LOVE these babies too!! Did you know I find them year round at the Dollar Tree?

2. This Tank
You know how me this is...well, I got it and you'll see it styled soon. Love it so much, wish I'd gotten the sweatshirt too. BUY IT HERE
Sneek Peek of the stylin'

3. Week's Attire
Wal-Mart dress, Target cardi, Charming Charlie scarf, Francesca's necklace, Macy's Rag boots

Target cardi, Fashion Bella necklace, Target tank, Payless flats

Nordstrom Astr dress, The Loft scarf, American Eagle necklace, Vigotti shoes

4. Fall Florals
Just loving all the Fall Florals right now. Such petty prints and I swear they make any piece in floral right now.
This long wrap tunic/dress is from Forever 21 Here as are the burgundy zip pocket leggings. Super comfy, full coverage and only $15.90 Here I got them in olive too.

More Floral Inspo



5. Favorite Fall MeMe of all Time

Hope it's crisp enough to grab a scarf, your favorite warm bevy and cozy boots this Weekend!!! Hold onto October friends!!!!!! Hold On!! 
Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // Oh Hey, Friday  // High 5 For Friday // 5 on Friday //
xoxo


LIGHT ON THE SCARF, WHAT'S UP WEDNESDAY AND LINK-UP


Hi all. It's another TWO-FER post for MelSheaffer and Shay's What's UP Wednesday on the last Wednesday of every month. I always love reading these so joining in on the fun. As you know Wednesday's around here are fashion link-ups with my dear sisters from The Blended Blog so I incorporate this fun list of what's going on in my life in addition to what I'm wearing lately for the Wednesday Fashion Post! Let's get to it with this cozy cocoon cardigan and lightweight scarf. All the outfit deets below. 

The theme for this week's October Series Link-Ups is scarves. While I like the blanket scarves, there is just no way this hot blooded mama can wear that flame inducing big piece of material around my neck for long. I prefer a lighter weight scarf for fashion and cooling purposes.

Just LOVE the Fall-ish colors!


Cardigan from Nordstrom HERE // Sole Society Scarf HERE //
Old Navy Skinny Jeans in Caramel HERE // OTK Boots HERE

                 Now Let's Get to What's happening in The "Nine" Neck of the Woods



1. WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK: BBQ Pork Potatoes, Turkey Soups Casserole, and Parmesan pork chops with green beans and Loaded Cauliflower Casserole.
Recipe Here

Recipe Here

The Loaded cauliflower Casserole Recipe Here

2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT: A CUBS game several years ago with 2 of our boys. Being fairly close to Chicago, we have always been Cubs fans so pretty excited that they are playing in the World Series for the first time in over a 108 years.
GO CUBBIES!!


3. WHAT I’M LOVING: Rainy Weekends...while crisp sun shiny weekends are great, occasionally it's nice to have that rainy weekend where lots gets done...or not...football/movie marathons anyone?

4. WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO: Mr. Nine and I got away last weekend for a couple days...more to come in a an upcoming post.

Trip Teaser..post to come

5. WHAT I'M DREADING: Same as last month...approaching winter prediction is worse that last year. While pretty, I just don't like to drive in it. 

6. WHAT I'M WORKING ON: the holiday work schedule..the department that I am in charge of is a 24/7 one so the gals have to trade off Holidays. Making this next several weeks schedule bites....

7. WHAT I'M EXCITED ABOUT: The HOLIDAYS!!!!

8. WHAT I'M WATCHING/READING: Watching TV: more of our favs returned like Chicago Fire and The Middle and this one after The Middle on Tuesdays ABC at 8:30; American Housewife is a funny keeper. For Mike and Molly Fans the gal who played Molly's sister finally got a starring role and she is fantastic! 


Movie: The Accountant with Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick...Excellent 4.5/5 stars


Reading:  Sophie Kinsella~Shopaholic to the Rescue ..Just started but have read all the ones before. Such  fun, light reads and love Becky Bloomwood Brandon so much!!


9. WHAT I'M LISTENING TO: 80's Music, Jeff Foxworthy Comedy channel; these are the things Mr. Nine and I listened to on our little get away recently.

10. WHAT I'M WEARING: Military wear, scarves, boots, retro tennies, Plaid, all things Fall.




11. WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND: Watching Round 2 of my baby's football sectional...it's an hour trip down there as an away game but looking for a  "W"!

12. WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH: Decorating for the Holidays!! Shopping for Christmas Presents...the warmth and good cheer in the air!!! Having my babies all under one roof for the first time since August 6th!!

Christmas Decorations from Last Year HERE

13. WHAT ELSE IS NEW: Excited about my Pal Amanda's new blog....coning next Tuesday, November 1st. Y'all are in for a treat!!!

Bonus: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HALLOWEEN Memory/Picture/Tradition
My fav costume will always be my Britney Spears but since I've shown it so many times before my 2nd fav is the only time I ever dressed up for Halloween in my teens. This Pirate Wench costume was for a fab party.....
Circa 1989....Big hair LOVE!! 

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