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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!

Raspberry Caramels

Wow, those caramels sure are bright! I know. I accidentally dropped the bottle of food coloring in the pot. They taste great though.

As I have learned, handling caramel can be a sticky affair. I lightly sprayed my hands with non stick spray before rolling into little logs, as well as chilling the caramel when it became too warm while sitting out at room temperature. I tried out the plain recipe as well, and let me tell you, it was amazing!

Raspberry Caramels
Makes 60 Servings

For regular caramels, omit raspberry extract and use 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract. For orange flavored caramels, substitute 1 teaspoon orange extract for the raspberry extract.

2 cups white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup evaporated milk
1 pint heavy whipping cream
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon raspberry extract
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Grease a 12" x 15" inch pan.

2. In a medium-size pot, combine sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, evaporated milk, whipping cream, and butter. Monitor the heat of the mixture with a candy thermometer while stirring. When the thermometer reaches 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) remove the pot from the heat.

3. Stir in vanilla. Transfer mixture to the prepared pan and let the mixture cool completely. When cooled cut the Carmel into small squares and wrap them in wax paper for storage.

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  1. Oh, goodness. This is a lovely little treat. I much prefer homemade candies, not just for their taste, but for the level of CUTENESS they provide. These would be great for a special occasion.

  2. Those caramels sound wonderful. I love the raspberry flavor addition. YUM!

  3. Those look super yummy. May have to give the recipe a try.

  4. I LOVE the bright color! I am passing on the Versatile Blogger Award to you... you can check out my post and pick up your badge at my blog!

  5. Hi, I have really enjoyed browsing through all your posts today! I'm a new follower!

    ~JamieS@ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

  6. Those sound easier than I would have thought, sounds delicious too!

  7. Mmmmm! these look so good!!

  8. Making perfect caramels can be tricky, you seem to have accomplished it beautifully :), great recipe! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  9. How fun, I recently stumbled upon a recipe that was similar, to make the chocolate, the maple, and lime tootsie rolls. These look gorgeous!

  10. Yum! I am going to try these this weekend.

  11. OMG...How delish are these. I love caramels of any flavor.

  12. I went through a caramels phase where I was making batch after batch and losing sleep over them. This fun variation is enough to probably push me over the edge and start going caramels crazy again! :)


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