The holidays are a time to be with family and connect with our past. As time goes on, families cannot always be together during the holidays; rather it be through distance or the loss of loved ones. When my Grandmother passed away, I wanted to keep her memory alive through some of her favorite recipes.
My Grandmother always took the holidays very seriously and while she didn’t have a lot of money, she always made sure to send my brothers and I small gifts to open Christmas morning. A gift that I cherish more than anything are her recipes – gifted to me by my mom.
A tried and true family classic is my Grandma’s Caramel Corn. It’s delicious. Here’s the recipe:
4 qts freshly popped corn
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 tsp baking soda
Spread popped popcorn in a large, shallow roasting pan. In heavy saucepan, stir together brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt. Cook over medium heat,stirring constantly until mixture boils. Continue cooking without stirring for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour syrup over popcorn, stir to coat well. Bake uncovered in a 250 degree oven for 1 hour. Stir occasionally. Cool. Grandma added a “p.s. I greased pan, it was better. Very good.”
xo love kim