This is going to be one of your most favorite posts and you will want to Bookmark, add to your Favorites List, etc. I see a lot of caramel desserts around the internet that simply require you to buy some hard caramel and melt it down. Or just put actual hard caramel candy inside cookie or cake batter so they melt in the oven. This is not how we do caramel here in The Smiley Kitchen.
I am really irked by the influx of pumpkin dessert advertising as of late. I don’t know what it is, but it makes me mad that every cooking email and blog that I’m subscribed to is flooding me with pumpkin desserts this season. It’s like everyone needs to put a pumpkin spin on their existing product. There’s pumpkin coffee, pumpkin puddings, pumpkin chiffon, pumpkin cookies – you get the idea (don’t want to Forrest Gump you with all iterations of pumpkin).