When I started to be around Eli's family more during the holiday/Christmas season, I was introduced to his mom's AMAZING caramel popcorn. I can't remember off the top of my head where she got it from, I wouldn't be surprised if it was her mom's, because many of her favorite recipes are. All I know is that it is worth the indulgence. It certainly is one of those things that none of us really make other times of year. Maybe for a special movie night or get together with friends ... but it just sings autumn and holidays!
A couple weeks ago, though, the weather turned cool for a few days (Um, we're back in the 80's now!), and it really felt like fall had come! I had the urge, people. Pumpkin, apple, baking days are here! I just need to get people over to the house to share things with. Truly, the big joy for me is making and giving. I do like to taste - hello, sweet tooth! - but I also l.o.v.e. to give and share goodies. But, caramel popcorn just sounded so good! So, oh well that it isn't November yet, I made it anyway!
It seems like a fairly foolproof recipe to me as long as you follow it as given! Try and enjoy!