Chocolate Caramel Brownies

You definitely won’t be disappointed making these amazing
Chocolate Caramel Brownies.

The hardest part?
Unwrapping the caramels and trying not to eat them all!

Chocolate Caramel Brownies

1 cup butter
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips, coursely chopped
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Caramel Filling
14 oz. caramel candies, unwrapped
1/4 cup heavy cream

Step 1:
Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with foil and grease the foil well with butter or cooking spray.

Step 2:
In a large, microwave-safe bowl, combine the chopped chocolate and butter. Microwave in intervals of 1 minute until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth, stirring in between intervals.

Step 3:
Whisk in the sugar, eggs and vanilla.  Stir in the flour and salt just until combined. Add the chopped nuts.

Step 4:
Spread about half of the brownie batter in the bottom of the prepared pan in an even layer. Bake for 18 minutes. Remove from the oven and let the brownies cool for about 20 minutes.

To Make the Caramel Filling
Step 1:
Combine the caramels and cream in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds.  Stir.  Repeat the process, stirring every 30 seconds until the caramels and cream are melted and combined.  Immediately spread the caramel mixture over the cooked and cooled brownies.

Step 2:
Scoop the remaining brownie batter in spoonfuls over the caramel layer and spread it evenly across the caramel layer (spooning the batter in piles over the caramel will help to get an even layer of batter over the caramel).

Step 3:
Sprinkle the chocolate chips and the remaining nuts on top of the final brownie layer. Bake for 20 minutes.

Step 4:
Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely before slicing and serving.

Step 5:
Lift the brownies from the pan using the edges of the foil. Remove the foil and cut the brownies into individual squares.

♥♥Enjoy!♥♥

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Welcome to Link Party #38 – “Turning the Daunting Into the Do-able”

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I can’t wait to see what you are going to share this week!

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Rules for the Party:

1.  Please no Etsy Shops, Businesses, or Giveaways.
2.  I’d love it if you followed me on Linky Follower! (Right hand column).  Leave me a comment so I know to follow you back.
3.  Grab a button please and post anywhere on your blog (I won’t be able to feature your project unless you do).
4.  Please link up something NEW that you have not shared before.  Link up only YOUR work and not someone else’s.
5.  Most important – please visit someone who has linked up and leave a kind comment.  Don’t you be a “hit and run” blogger  now :-).  It only takes a few minutes to say “hi” to someone new!  We all love comments!
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Link Party Highlights #37 – “Turning the Daunting Into the Do-able”

Happy Monday friends!

Hubby and I  just came back from a beautiful weekend in Lake Tahoe,  attending the wedding of a family friend.   It was a gorgeous wedding! Beautiful setting and perfect weather.  Tahoe brings back so many childhood vacation memories.  The smell of pine, the water, the sound of the trees in the wind…. it was a wonderful, restful time… not to mention the 72 degrees!!!

I enjoyed my Saturday morning with a hot cup of coffee in hand and clicking on each and everyone of the projects that were shared.  Gosh, there were some great ones this week.

Cyndi from Blue Star Antiques does not disappoint with this amazing striped table.

Love Annie Sloan’s beautiful blue paint,  called “Provence” that Cyndi chose.
The contrast with the black and white stripes is  awesome!

Erin from The Lemonista shows off her Shades Of Grey – French Farmhouse Chalkboard tutorial.

Love her addition to the top of her chalkboard!
(and her floors are pretty fabulous too)

Rani from La Maison Jolie shows off an amazing product that she found to make new wood look 100 years old!

I’ve already got an email into the company to see if anyone sells this fabulous product in the States.
Oh, what I would give to have some of it!

Marty from Marty’s Musings shares her Almost Like Candy Bar recipe.

YUM!!!

Maury from Life On Mars is soooo clever.  She designed yet another fabulous project for her living room.

A sofa table that fits perfectly behind her sofa and the wall.

Jenn from Housewives of Riverton shows us how simple it is to make this acorn wreath.

Fabulous!

Marilyn from 4 You With Love has a secret ingredient she is using for these 1-1-1 Brownie Cookies…

Head on over to Marilyn’s blog and check out the secret ingredient.
You will be rushing out to buy some!!!

 Kaysi from Keeping It Simple  made this ladder and decorates it with different shapes for the holidays.

The best part? She got a new tool to make them!

Kim from Made In A Day shared these amazing Candy Apple Recipes.

I want to make every single one of them!!!

Thank you everyone for sharing your fabulous projects this past week.

If you were featured, I’d love it if you grabbed an “I was featured” button (in the right hand column)
and post it on your blog so more can share at the party!

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Oreo Cookie Treats – Thursday’s With Tracie

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Now that my kids are back in school,  it’s time to get creative and find good, healthy snacks or treats to bring in for special occasions.

When I was asked to bring in a special treat for my son’s preschool class, the teacher had one request, “NO CUPCAKES!!” 

She explained to me that the kids take one bite of the frosting and the rest goes straight into the garbage. My mission was to, “Make something cute, that all the kids wanted to eat, that would not end up in the trash!”

My inspiration came from me simply opening the fridge a few weeks ago and finding half eaten Oreo cookies in the fridge.. ( I told you before I get my inspiration in odd places!) .  I went down my “usual suspect’s list” to find that it was my newly turned 4 yr old.  Apparently, he  had decided the Oreo stuffing was the best part but that he would save the actual cookies for his friends at school.

Don’t ask me how he got them without me catching him eating the filling!
It amazes me what a 4 year old boy can get into in 2 minutes!

Anyway, Oreo cookies was it! Perfect size and the kids would love them.  My mission was to make them cute and special!

Here is what you will need:

1 pkg of double stuffed Oreos
1 pkg white dipping chocolate or white almond bark
1 pkg of lollipop sticks (I used popcicle sticks, but lollipop sticks would have been better.  DO NOT use cookie sticks that are shown in the picture because they are too thick).
1 pkg of  sugar decorations and matching sprinkles

Step 1.
Stick the LOLLIPOP STICK into the Oreo cookie.

Step 2.
Melt your white chocolate and dip the cookie in. I let them sit for about 2 min on parchment paper and then put my decorations on each one.

I let them sit for another 15 min and just before the chocolate got too hard, I loaded them with sprinkles.

I then put them in the fridge, let them get nice and solid, and put them in the lollipop bags.

I think they turned out pretty cute and the teacher said they were the cutest snack she has ever seen!  Ok,  she was probably  trying to make me feel good,  but I will take any compliment that comes my way :-).

Do you have any good ideas for special treats or snacks to bring for special occasions??

I would love to hear them!!!

 Take care, everyone.

Thanks Mandy for having me!!!

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Welcome to Link Party #37 – “Turning the Daunting Into the Do-able”

Ready for Link Party #37 – “Turning the Daunting Into the Do-able”?

Here we go….

I can’t wait to see what you are going to share this week!

If you missed Link Party #36 Highlights,
CLICK HERE

Rules for the Party:

1.  Please no Etsy Shops, Businesses, or Giveaways.
2.  I’d love it if you followed me on Linky Follower! (Right hand column).  Leave me a comment so I know to follow you back.
3.  Grab a button please and post anywhere on your blog (I won’t be able to feature your project unless you do).
4.  Please link up something NEW that you have not shared before.  Link up only YOUR work and not someone else’s.
5.  Most important – please visit someone who has linked up and leave a kind comment.  Don’t you be a “hit and run” blogger  now :-).  It only takes a few minutes to say “hi” to someone new!  We all love comments!
6.  Please do not link up more than 2 projects.
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Link Party Highlights #36 – “Turning the Daunting Into the Do-able”

Happy Monday!

Is there such a thing as a “Happy Monday”?

I remember being thankful for Monday’s when it had been a busy weekend.

I was ready for hubby and kids to go back to work and school so I could get back into a routine.

There was some great projects shared this week!  I love seeing all of the fall creations.  Everyone is getting into the mood!  I have been wanting to get out and paint, but it’s still 100 degrees here in beautiful, sunny, California!  Ugh.  I’m ready to move to cloudy and cool _____.  I’m getting desperate and ready to move anywhere other than somewhere HOT!

Okay, so here we go…

Jim and Mary from Old World Garden Farms shared this beautiful trestle table that seats 14!

I love Jim & Mary’s blog.  If you haven’t visited their blog, you need to do so.
I would love to trade in my lifestyle for theirs.
I’m thinking they have their priorities straight :-).
My hat is off to both of them!

Kim from Reposhture created this amazing indoor/outdoor lighted pallet wood art for a special friend.

Beautiful!
Definitely would be lovely inside the house or outside on a deck.

Judy from DIY  By Design shows us how to make no-sew drapes.

I love the fabric that she chose.
I’m definitely pinning this one so I can refer back to her easy tutorial.

Simone from Art Of 66 shared her shelf that she made out of fruit boxes.

Love how this turned out!
Great job Simone!

Last, but definitely not least are the colorful laundry room curtains that Sonya from Beyond The Screen Door shared.

Sonya is an amazing seamstress.
I love her designs.
She amazes me how she can put all different kinds of fabrics together with
different textures and patterns.
Her blog will inspire you to clean the dust off your sewing machine :-).

Thank you everyone for sharing this past week.
You all are amazing and I appreciate you all taking the time to share your wonderful projects
and creativity.
♥♥♥

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Welcome to Link Party #36 – “Turning the Daunting Into the Do-able”

Ready for Link Party #36 – “Turning the Daunting Into the Do-able”?  Here we go….

I can’t wait to see what you are going to share this week!

If you missed Link Party #35 Highlights,
CLICK HERE

Rules for the Party:

1.  Please no Etsy Shops, Businesses, or Giveaways.
2.  I’d love it if you followed me on Linky Follower! (Right hand column).  Leave me a comment so I know to follow you back.
3.  Grab a button please and post anywhere on your blog (I won’t be able to feature your project unless you do).
4.  Please link up something NEW that you have not shared before.  Link up only YOUR work and not someone else’s.
5.  Most important – please visit someone who has linked up and leave a kind comment.  Don’t you be a “hit and run” blogger  now :-).  It only takes a few minutes to say “hi” to someone new!  We all love comments!
6.  Please do not link up more than 2 projects.
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Link Party Highlights #35 – “Turning the Daunting Into the Do-able”

Thank you every for welcoming me back!

Your comments and emails definitely put a smile on my face….

I was missed! :-)

Catherine from Freddy and Petunia made these amazing lights for her son’s room from a vintage globe.

Catherine never disappoints with her talent!
I can’t wait to see Braeden’s  finished room.

Elena from ‘A Casarella shared this wonderful recipe – Pizza Muffins, that her daughter created.

These look delicious.
My grandsons would love this easy recipe.

Sarah from Alderberry Hill created these adorable sweater pumpkins.

Love them!

Becky from Generation to Generation took a plain, white Ikea dresser and gave it a vintage feel.

I LOVE this idea.

Linda from With a Blast showed off her new grocery slider.

What a great way to use that extra space between the refrigerator and cabinet.

Thank you everyone for sharing your wonderful projects!

If you were featured, I would love it if you  pasted a “featured” button on your blog.

You can find the code in the right hand column.

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Welcome To Link Party #35 “Turning the Daunting Into the Do-able”

Welcome back friends to Link Party #35 “Turning the Daunting Into the Do-able”…. It was nice to take a break over the summer from having the Link Party… BUT, I missed seeing what everyone was creating. 

The best thing about a Link Party is you get to see so many creative ideas on one page.  One of my favorite things to do is to visit blogs that have link parties.  I love scrolling through all of the posts to see if there is anything that catches my attention.  If so, it takes me right to their blog.  Most of the time I add it to my Pinterest board so I can refer to it later.

Are you ready to Link that fabulous project or recipe?

I can’t wait to see what you are going to share this week!

Rules for the Party:

1.  Please no Etsy Shops, Businesses, or Giveaways.
2.  I’d love it if you followed me on Linky Follower! (Right hand column).  Leave me a comment so I know to follow you back.
3.  Grab a button please and post anywhere on your blog (I won’t be able to feature your project unless you do).
4.  Please link up something NEW that you have not shared before.  Link up only YOUR work and not someone else’s.
5.  Most important – please visit someone who has linked up and leave a kind comment.  Don’t you be a “hit and run” blogger  now :-).  It only takes a few minutes to say “hi” to someone new!  We all love comments!
6.  Please do not link up more than 2 projects. 
7. If you PIN, please click on the blogger’s project and pin from there. We want to be sure that the blogger gets the credit!

Thank You!!!!



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Wheat Berry Salad with Goat Cheese

I hope everyone is enjoying their 3 day weekend.

Happy Labor Day!

I wanted to share a wonderful salad that I made last week.  It was so easy, delicious, light and filling.  The hardest part? Remembering to soak your wheat berries the night before :-).

If you have never had wheat berries, they are delicious.  They are also known as hard winter wheat.  They have a chewy texture, very simple to prepare and they require very little attention while cooking.  I purchased mine in the bulk section at Whole Foods.

Wheat Berry Salad with Goat Cheese

1 1/4 cups wheat berries (see below how to prepare)
2 1/2 cups chopped English cucumber
2/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 1/2 cups loosely packed chopped arugula
6 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled goat cheese

Step 1: 
Place wheat berries in a medium bowl; cover with water to 2 inches above wheat berries.  Cover and let stand 8 hours.  Drain.

Step 2:
Place wheat berries in a medium saucepan; cover with water to 2 inches above wheat berries.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cook, uncovered, 1 hour or until tender.  Drain and rinse with cold water; drain well.  Place wheat berries in a large bowl; add cucumber and next 4 ingredients.

Step 3:
Combine rind and next 4 ingredients in a bowl; gradually add oil, stirring constantly with a whisk.  Drizzle dressing over salad; toss well to coat.  Stir in cheese.  Let stand at least 30 minutes; serve at room temperature.

Yields: 6 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)

♥♥ ENJOY! ♥♥

Cooking Light Way To Cook Vegetarian

CALORIES 253; FAT 9.7g (sat 3.7g, mono4.4g, poly 0.9g); PROTEIN 9.2g; CARB 35.7g; FIBER 6.8g; CHOL 11mg; IRON 1.2mg; SODIUM 401mg; CALC 79mg

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