Yah, I liked 'Chortles' by DH nixed that. My first thought when I was thinking of synonyms was snigger, but I'll be durned if I want someone to think I'm trying to propogate racial unrest. Seriously, you might think I'm silly, but I can just see someone not liking that name. (And it would most likely NOT be someone of African American descent that complained quite honestly.) I like the idea of 'Galaxy cupcakes' for the Milky Way version though. Very cute!!
Now, before I get a beating, I've been informed that it is my basic human duty to share my coveted caramel recipe. For the record, Fiddlesticks is a huge pain. She makes you feel all warm and cozy by being nice, then she smooth talks all your good recipes out of you. Be warned.
2 sticks butter, 2 Â¾ c. brown sugar, 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk, 1 cup light corn syrup, 1 pinch salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Spray (lightly) a cookie sheet with non-stick spray. In a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter, brown sugar, sweetened condensed milk, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Heat to 240Ë for a soft caramel, 245Ë for a medium caramel, 250Ë for a firmer caramel that will hold its shape. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Then cry because you now have a huge blister on your arm where a plop landed when it spit during the cooking process. Ow.