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Monday, April 29, 2013

7 Layer Dip

7 Layer dip

Monday, April 29, 2013

Easy Caramel Corn

Posted by The Colbys... written by Erin |

2 bags microwave popcorn (or one batch Airpopped... add the butter and salt as usual,of course)
1 C brown sugar
1/2 C butter
1/4 C light corn syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
M&Ms or Chocolate Chips

Prepare Popcorn, put in a bowl and shake it so the kernels fall to the bottom (not good to have kernels in caramel corn)
In a large soup pot, heat brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt over medium heat.  Stir occasionally to get the butter melted.
Once brown sugar mixture starts to form big bubbles, start timer for 5 MINUTES and DO NOT STIR, just let boil.
remove from heat and stir in baking soda, it will foam up.  It's supposed to.
Stir handfuls of popcorn gently into the caramel, don't pour the whole batch in.... remember the kernels.
add chocolate.
dump onto greased aluminum foil or wax paper to dry and separate.

enjoy! yum and fast!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Roommate Spinach Salad

Posted by The Colbys... written by Erin |

Got this recipe from one of my favorite roommates in NYC!  Thanks AM!  Still making it years later!

Baby Spinach, one bag
1 bunch Green onions, chopped
1/2 bag Slivered Almonds, toasted
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1 whole apple, diced
Bacon bits
2-3 hard boiled eggs, sliced
Sweet Vadalia Onion Dressing (or Poppyseed)

Mix it all together, including the dressing before serving.  Stays fairly well before wilting!