Sweet and Easy Caramel Apple Recipe

Here's my pick of the day! J An easy way to add sweetness and delight to your healthy and delicious red apples.Just like SanFo Apple Treats at the malls before, but this one you can easily make at home by following this simple recipe JCARAMEL APPLE RECIPE (by Kittencals Kitchen)Ingredients:1 cup butter2 cups brown sugar1 cup light corn syrup1 can (14 ounce) condensed milk2 teaspoons vanilla12 medium apples12 wooden (BBQ) sticks1. Insert a wooden or BBQ stick into each apple.2. Combine the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and milk in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.3. Cook and stir until a thermometer reads 248 degree (firm ball stage) about 30-40 minutes. Based on my first attempt, you must strictly follow the required temperature and cooking time, otherwise your caramel will turn out softer or won't ... [ Read More ]

Caramel Popcorn Party Snacks

I love eating caramel popcorn! It's one of my favorite snack munchies, which I think is a better alternative than chips. Because of my successful attempt last Saturday of making Rainbow Candy Popcorn for the kids, I decided to explore and try out some recipes online of my own favorite that I can simply make in minutes to satisfy spur-of-the-moment cravings.So, far this recipe is the best one for me, which is not too sweet and sticky to the teeth. I served them to the kids in these cute little baking cups that are perfect for kiddie parties as well.INGREDIENTS:8 cups popped popcorn1 cup of peanuts1/4 cup butter1/2 cup brown sugar3 tablespoons light corn syrup1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon baking soda1. Mix popcorn and peanuts on a tray or bowl.2. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and stir in the ... [ Read More ]

Rainbow Candy Popcorn Recipe

Yesterday was movie marathon day with Celine and her cousins. I made Candy Popcorn snacks, which they absolutely love and went crazy about because of its colors and flavors! :) Check out and try my simple and easy Rainbow Candy Popcorn recipe. You can also prepare this treat for your kiddie parties or simply have them as an everyday snack at home. INGREDIENTS:8 cups Popped Popcorn1/4 cup Butter3 tablespoons light corn syrup1/2 cup brown sugar or granulated white sugarfood coloring and flavorings1. Divide your popcorn into 4 medium bowls (2 cups for each color) 2. Heat butter and corn syrup in a saucepan on low heat. Stir in sugar and bring to boil on medium heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. 3. Divide the syrup into 4 small bowls. Add a few drops of food coloring and flavorings per bowl of ... [ Read More ]

Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe for Valentine’s Day

They say the history of how red velvet started is like an accident. The reaction of baking soda, vinegar and buttermilk ingredients turned the chocolate or cocoa powder into a deeper red color. Then from there they just added more red food coloring.It also attributed its popularity from the movie Steel Magnolias, in which the groom's cake is a red velvet one made in the shape of an armadillo.Now, I believe it is the most popular kind of cake for parties and occasions like Valentine's Day. Many have their own version of it. Some recipes taste like vanilla, with barely any cocoa powder at all; but for me, I prefer the more chocolatey taste. The popularity of it is so overwhelming that they made other varieties like red velvet brownies, cookies and pies! :)Here's my favorite one from Amy Atlas, which I intend to make a cupcake tradition ... [ Read More ]

No Bake Chocolate Graham Mousse Recipe

My family's favorite dessert, which is so simple and easy to make. No baking required!Rocky Road Chocolate Graham MousseIngredients:Two (2) Packs Chocolate Graham Crackers  Two (2) 250ml All-Purpose CreamOne (1 ) Pack Flat Tops ChocolateMini MarshmallowsNutsSugarCrush the Chocolate Graham Crackers. Do this the easy way by placing the crackers in a Ziploc bag, then crush it using a rolling pin.To make the mousse, melt the Flat Tops chocolate in a bowl over low heat boiling water. (Yes, I love Flat Tops and I patronize Pinoy chocolate products; but as an option, you can also use Hershey's Semi-Sweet Chocolate.) When completely melted, mix the chocolate and all-purpose cream. Add sugar or condensed milk if you want it to be sweeter.Put crushed Graham crackers in a bowl, just enough to cover the bottom. Here, I am using small ... [ Read More ]

How to Make Rainbow Jelly Dessert

My kid is in love with Rainbow things and colors. I am actually prepping myself now to make a rainbow layered cake, but I wanted to try something more simple first like this Mickey Mouse shaped Rainbow Jelly Dessert :)I only used four basic ingredients: Unflavored Clear Gelatin (Knox), Sugar, Flavoring like Vanilla, Strawberry and Orange) and Food Coloring (ROYGBIV colors).Just follow the instructions on how to prepare the gelatin and add a bit of sugar. The quantity of sugar depends on how sweet you want it to be, and remember that you will still be adding flavorings. When the gelatin and sugar is completely dissolved, place the gelatin mixture in separate small bowls. Add 1-2 drops of your flavoring and food coloring per bowl. Use less coloring for a lighter color shade.Mix well and pour the gelatin in your mold. ... [ Read More ]

Homemade Food Gift Recipes for Christmas

Giving homemade food gifts is one way to keep your spending within budget this holiday season, specially if you have a long list of relatives and friends. Here are two simple recipes, which you can make into nice gifts for Christmas. These recipes are so easy to make and won't even take a lot of your time prepare. So, there should be no excuses of buying ready made ones instead.OREO CHOCOLATE TRUFFLESIngredients:1 (16 ounce) package of OREO Cookies (that's about 45 cookies)8 ounce cream cheese / 1 package PHILADELPHIA brand16 ounce semi sweet baking chocolate or white chocolateCrush the cookies to fine crumbs. Use a resealable plastic bag and rolling pin to crush the cookies. Place in a bowl and add the cream cheese. Mix until well blended. Get about 1 tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball. The mixture can make about 40 ... [ Read More ]

Kids Favorite Trail Mix Party Recipe

Trail Mix is a fun and healthy snack at home, in school, when travelling or for kiddie parties. I love them because of the combined saltiness and sweetness of nuts, cereals, fruits and chocolate in one treat. It also provides more nutrients than other snacks like cookies and chips. And once you start, you just can't stop munching on them.Here are tried and tested recipes that kids love.SWEET, SALTY and CHEESY2 cups Cheese Crackers1 cup Assorted Nuts (peanuts, almonds and cashews)1/2 cup Raisins1/2 cup Candy Coated ChocolateNUTTY S'MORES2 cups Mini Pretzels2 cups Teddy Grahams1 cup Mini Marshmallows1/2 cup Peanuts1/2 Almonds1/2 cup Mini Chocolate Chips1/2 cup Reese's pieces FRUITY GOODNESS2 cups Fruit Loops1 cup Dried Assorted Fruits1 cup Chocolate covered Raisins1 cup Granola PiecesCREATE YOUR OWNFeel free to choose your kids fave ... [ Read More ]

How to Make Chocolate Spoons Party Treats

I want to start the week with a Do-it-Yourself project that can be a party favor or a perfect everyday reward for yourself and the kids.These Chocolate Spoon Treats is so easy and affordable to make. It's also wonderful to have them always ready and available at home to satisfy that chocolate craving whenever you have them in a cute and unique way.What You Need:Chocolate Bars or Chocolate Chips, which you can find in Baking Supply Stores or SupermarketsColorful Plastic SpoonsToppings of ChoiceFlavoring (Optional)How to Make:Melt the chocolate in a bowl over low heat boiling water. Stir it continuously until there are no lumps. You can also use a microwave by melting the chocolate in 10 second increments,stirring in between and turning the bowl each time. Make sure also that you use a bowl that's microwave-safe.Once the chocolate is ... [ Read More ]