Sundays in the South

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Here we are the week before Christmas.  Less than 7 days and I have to admit, as my kids get older, it is more fun – to think of the surprise that will fill their eyes on Christmas morning.

Here are some things that I’m liking this week – and some fun things I’m baking:

Grinch popcorn as I have some little friends over this week.

I know two littles (and their momma) who would enjoy these.  If you need a hostess gift for a family with kids these would be perfect.

Spot On post by Kristin

I will be adding these to our Happy Jesus Day cake this week

I’m dreaming of two days here with my mister over New Years – if no one gets sick.

Can’t wait to read this book to my boys this week.  It is by far my fave Christmas book.

Sundays in the South

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Sundays in the South

I’m sick this Sunday.  I don’t know if it is strep, or stress, or a cold, or the flu.  But my husband is working today and soon two toddlers will be home from Sunday School.  So, maybe today mommy will take a nap with them.

But, why not send up some link love for your weekend:

Even though we just celebrated his for real birthday, this lemon poppyseed cake we may just need to make because.

Love when healthy food inspires me to eat it and be healthy.

Each week I have my husband pop us a huge bag of popcorn and the boys and I snack on it all week. Cheap and healthy.  Here is a new one for me with a favorite spice I usually put on chicken.


Just for You: Link Love

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Pink and Orange

I spend much time on the internet: writing, reading, looking for recipes, etc – so I thought I would share some great finds with you.  Enjoy!

Because we are coming upon soup season (isn’t that every day?) and you need to make this

And this pretty one too

Love these cupcakes and the author’s ownership of her own blog instead of trying just to please her readers

Good read on how you can be a joy to be around on Sunday morning (in church) – and you can talk about football or cooking or kids

It takes a lot of skill to make steel cut oats look pretty and desirable

These cookies would make a perfect cookie for a swap

We love us some popcorn in our house, my Mister may need to make us this

This for breakfast – yes please.

Homemade Caramel Corn

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No matter how you pronounce caramel – everyone must say that it is good stuff. My friend, Michelle, who makes the best sugar cookies in the world and taught me how, recently taught me how to make caramel corn because I knew she makes amazing stuff.
She walked me through step-by-step. I’ll try to do the same for you:
Enjoy (so much better than the giant canned stuff you usually get (or give) for the holidays).

3 1/2 bags light butter generic popcorn – popped
(You can do this ahead of time and have it in a bag, few days even)

1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup light corn syrup

Stir over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Set the timer for 5 minutes. Stir constantly. Remove from heat after 5 minutes.

1 tsp baking soda.

Stir in and watch a science experiment happen! If wanting to add nuts, add now.

Pour popcorn in a giant metal bowl. Pour half of caramel sauce over the top and stir with a well-greased spatula. Then pour the rest over, stirring and mixing constantly.

2 pans (large cookie sheets with low sides

200 degrees
25 minutes flip then another 25 minutes

To flip popcorn, grease a spatula and your hands and fold the popcorn over.

Let cool for about 2 minutes then break it up and divide it up in bags or eat.