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A Day at Pike Place Market

Yesterday I was reminded once again of how much I really love where I live (although I think this pretty much everyday). The northwest is so eccentric and adventurous.

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Yesterday, this girl from the adventurous Snoqualmie Valley visited the eccentric Seattle Pike Place Market. My friend, Mandy, from Gourmet Mom on the Go blog invited me to a luncheon in her home which was sponsored by this little bottle.


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After shopping together at Pike Place and learning about fish from the fish mongers, we went to Mandy’s and made lunch with our fresh ingredients and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Can I tell you how fun it was not just talking about cooking but instead actually cooking with fellow Seattle foodie bloggers?

Last week Mandy was hangin’ at Paula Deen’s house and this week she chose to hang out with me. She really knows how to make a girl feel special.

You can see more about my day with Mandy, Lindsey, Jamie, & Emme (Emme will be on this season of Master Chef on July 27th on Fox) at Mandy’s blog.

Thank you to our hosts, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and Mandy, for a fun day!

 

Homemade Caramel Sauce & Caramel Latte Sundae Recipe

Yay for summer! Yay for ice cream!

Caramel Latte Sundae


I do enjoy my homemade sauces so today I’m sharing this thick & yummy caramel recipe with you!

First, get your participants lined up since caramel is SUPER HOT and SUPER FAST cooking.

CARAMEL SAUCE:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Melt butter on medium-low heat, watching closely so it does not burn. After melting butter, add sugar. Stir and let simmer on medium heat until it gets boils around the edges. Stir in cream. After starts to boil again, stir in salt and vanilla. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to serve.

Caramel is like the pretty girl you meet that you think is stuck up but as it turns out she’s really sweet. It might be intimidating at first but as long as you stir it a lot, it’s really easy to make.

Yay for caramel sauce!

Step aside, coffee shop… coffee ice cream, homemade caramel sauce and whipped cream topped with coffee beans are the new cool beans.
*This recipe makes one pint of caramel sauce which will keep wonderfully in the refrigerator in a canning jar.

 
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