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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

merry christmas, y'all!

Happy Holidays 2012
Merry Christmas, from our kitchen to yours!

gingerbread spice caramels

baked with love2012
If you haven't spent the holidays with Full Circle Foodie before, I'd like to extend a warm welcome. This is my fifth year executing my "Baked with Love" project where I bake a variety of cookies and candies and then package them up all pretty to give, with love, to coworkers, friends and family. 

Each year, I incorporate tried and true traditions as well as new recipes that I am equally excited about. Grab some hot cocoa and enjoy your stay as my 2012 Box of Love unfolds before your eyes! 

Gingerbread Spice Caramels 

After discovering how easy it was to make caramels, I got hooked and wanted to try new flavors. My next adventure included gingerbread caramels and they turned out to be a huge hit. The buttery caramels paired with the molasses and gingerbread spices was the perfect holiday indulgence.

apple cider caramels

baked with love2012
If you haven't spent the holidays with Full Circle Foodie before, I'd like to extend a warm welcome. This is my fifth year executing my "Baked with Love" project where I bake a variety of cookies and candies and then package them up all pretty to give, with love, to coworkers, friends and family. 

Each year, I incorporate tried and true traditions as well as new recipes that I am equally excited about. Grab some hot cocoa and enjoy your stay as my 2012 Box of Love unfolds before your eyes! 

Apple Cider Caramels

With the help of a candy thermometer, making delicious caramels is nothing more than a touch of patience over the stove. Perfect caramels can be achieved every time as long as the desired temperature is reached at each stage. Sweet apple and distinct winter spices made these caramels too delicious to not include in another round of boxes. A sprinkle of delicate sea salt at the end will also enhance these flavors to the next level.