Monday, September 13, 2010

Come on in!

Welcome to Houseful of Handmade!  First off, what to expect.  There are 7 of us all together (1 mom and 6 sisters).  We will have a fun new tutorial or project posted every other day, all taking turns.  We plan to provide mostly tutorials and how to's, but will also have other things thrown in once in a while.  As far as posting days, they will go as follows;

Sheri: Sunday
Carrie: Tuesday
Kimie: Thursday
Trudi: Saturday
Missy: Monday
Kati: Wednesday
Jenni: Friday

Wash, rinse, repeat, or something like that.

All posts should be labeled with the name of the sister (or mom) that posted it, so if you are looking for projects done by one particular person, simply find their name in the list on the side and click on it.

We are very excited about getting started and have lots of fun projects planned for the upcoming holidays, from crafts and decor, to an entire Thanksgiving dinner.  

As our first official tutorial, I'm going to share our super tasty, super gooey, super easy favorite caramel popcorn recipe.  I have no idea where this recipe came from, we've just always had it, and always been making it.  So make up a bowl and get ready for the fun to kick off this Sunday with a fun fall project!

Caramel Popcorn
1 1/2 c sugar
1 1/2 c corn syrup
2 cubes butter or margarine
2 tsp vanilla

About 1 1/2 cups un-popped popcorn

Pop enough popcorn to fill a large bowl, I recommend an air popper, but you could use microwave popcorn as well, I'd go for light over buttery stuff for that though.

Combine sugar, corn syrup, and butter (or margarine) in a large pot.  You will need lots of extra room to prevent boiling over.  

Bring to a rolling boil and boil for 2 min. 

Remove from heat and add vanilla.  Stir till combined and pour over your bowl of popcorn.  When you do this, avoid scraping the sides of the pan to prevent it from going sugary on you.

Stir till combined, then enjoy!
Now one more thing.  This is a secret amongst adults only that you must never share with your kids (unless they discover it on their own).  Wait till they go to bed, then flip over the sticky popcorn to get to whats on the bottom, the caramel oozes down and settles in big gooey spoonfuls at the bottom of the bowl.  This super caramel covered corn is best eaten with a spoon and large glass of water, and it's the very best part.

See you Sunday!

1 comment:

  1. This looks so good, I am going to go and make some right now. What a great idea, Thanks for sharing.