All humanity passes through the family so keep them well fed!

Cocoa Coffee

20120726-110044.jpg I love any kind of coffee drink and so I am always excited when I find a recipe for making our own Coffee mix! This is a perfect drink for cold winter days, and can be spruced up with a dollop of whipped cream or a splash of Hazelnut or French Vanilla cream!

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Aunt Jen’s Minted Tea

20120726-103345.jpgFor those of you who know me, you know that I am a soda lovin’ girl! I have always liked sweet tea but I would have taken soda over flavored water or any other kind of drink any day of the week, until I tried this tea at my ‘Aunt’s’ house. I took one sip of this unbelievable tea and I was hooked! It is so refreshing and minty that you feel like you could never put a glass of this stuff down! It is so good you will be wishing that gas stations and 7-11 stores would have this tea in their soda machines!

(We left out the OJ and used splenda instead of sugar)

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Maddeelicious caramel popcorn

YumI found this recipe on pinterest and so I decided to give it a shot. I always thought that making your own caramel popcorn would be really tough but it turns out that it isn’t! It does require you to babysit it (needs to be stirred every 15 minutes) but it is well worth the time you spend on it! This popcorn is a great snack for hungry boys! We like to take a few batches when we go on a long car trip (It’s usually gone within an hour though)! Hope you all enjoy it as much as we do!

“I don’t even like caramel popcorn but I can’t stop eating it!”  Nathan (age 16)

Caramel Popcorn

1 cup butter
2 cups light brown sugar
½ cup corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 quarts popped popcorn

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place popcorn in a very large bowl.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in soda and vanilla. Pour over popcorn, stirring to coat.
Place caramel popcorn in two large shallow baking dishes and bake in preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, for 1 hour. Remove from oven and let cool completely then break into pieces*

*I like to keep stirring it while it cools- otherwise it’s hard to break the pieces up! 🙂


Welcome to Maddeelicious!

Food, family, and fun.  Nothing goes better together and the more the merrier!

Welcome to my little home away from home in the blogosphere!  I hope you have as much fun reading about my adventures in the kitchen and as the oldest sister in a large Catholic family as I have experiencing and blogging about them!

Remember, all humanity passes through the family so we might as well make sure they’re all well fed!

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