Today I totally busted out my Harvest decor. Although it isn't October yet, I felt way too autumn-ey driving home from the gym in the rain and having JJ help me make some all-day-chili that I just couldn't help it. I even went to Harmons and filled the candy pumpkin jar with DARK M&Ms for autumn. I love those.. a little handful goes a long way!
The feeling that the cooler weather is coming and holidays too just makes me giddy. Although WAY too short, Autumn in Utah is tops with fire-red mountains and crisp sunny days. Not to mention that I am now under the 100 day marker for baby brother!! Woohoo.
Thought I would share this YUMMY caramel apple dip recipe (in honor of my festive mood) I got in one of those recipe email exchanges. I have already made it twice (eating for two.. remember?? haha). The second time around I only rapidly boiled it for around four minutes and I felt that the hardness was much better for a dip. It is still nice and thick! Watch out Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory!
Caramel Apple Dip
1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar
14 oz can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
3/4 cup Corn Syrup
1/2 cup (one cube) Butter
pinch of Cinnamon
Heat sugar, syrup, butter and milk over a medium-high heat until rolling boil. Once it is boiling, set timer for 4 minutes and continue stirring mixture. Remove from heat an add cinnamon and vanilla.