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So, the conversation when something like this.

Ring, ring.

Me: Hello?

Leslie: Hey, do you have one of those mini crockpots for making dips?

Me: No, but I think my sister-in-law has one you could borrow.

Leslie: No, I don’t need to borrow one. I just bought one and you need to buy one too. It’s Crock-tober at Fred Meyer and it’s a great deal.

Me: What are you going to do with it?

Leslie: Fred Meyer is selling them for $10. Plus they have a 20% off coupon, AND a coupon for free Kraft caramels. Caramel apples for Halloween. (She says in a sing-songy voice.) I also have a great book on crockpot dips and appetizers. Ooooh… and fondue.

Me: Oh, yum! I’ll be heading out to get one of those!

That’s the sign of a true friend… one who knows your love of a great deal AND sweet and savory treats. Thanks for looking out for me Leslie!




One of the blogs I read, Jamie Cooks It Up, has a tutorial on how to make chocolate caramel apples. Click HERE to see it.

Image from Wisconsinmade.com.

Happy Halloween!

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The Comments

  • Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden
    October 31, 2010

    I love my big crockpot, but have never made anything sweet in it except mulled cider for a Christmas party.

    I'm going to have to keep my eyes open for a small one. Have a great Sunday!

  • Victoria
    October 31, 2010

    That's a really great deal! I have a big crockpot which I just love:) Caramel apples sound so good. Happy Halloween!

  • Terri
    November 7, 2010

    I use the mini crockpot to make the BEST yogurt. It's nothing like what we purchase in the stores as far as taste and digestibility goes.
    I put two cups of whole milk into the minicrock and let it heat for two hours (mine has no controls, is preset). Then I turn if off and let it cool for about 1 1/2 hours (test on wrist. It should be just warmer than skin temp, around 112-118F. Not hot enough to burn but hot enough to think, "That's warm!" Remove skim on top, then stir in 2tbsps plain yogurt, put the lid back on, wrap in a towel and leave it at least 8 hours or overnight on the counter. The next morning you'll have a reasonably thick yogurt. Not sharp and tangy but GOOD.
    Terri aka PennyAnnPoundwise