However, this morning I was thinking of Gramma's homemade caramels. Buttery-melty slippery delicious homemade candy. For years, the girl-cousins and myself have fiddled and faddled and fooled with her old recipe to try and make them for ourselves. Once in a while it works! Once in a while they turn out just fantastic.
When Gramma died, the older daughters decided it would be a good thing to have family cooking days, in which the art of noodle making, fudge-making, candy making and Christmas cookie making was shared and taught amongst the younger generation. Thus was born, "Noodle-O-Rama" "Fudge-O-Rama" and "Candy-O-Rama" days. Held in the old farmhouse still owned by the family because nobody can bare to part with the canning kitchen in the basement, these are wonderful day-long events of laughter, reminiscing and EATING.
Caramel Kids with a Successful Batch!
High Gloss Fudge!