Caramel Corn and Grief

For an addictive dessert, party snack or gift, this buttery Caramel Corn is sure to please. 


Hi every one! I know it has been a few weeks since I have posted.

You see I lost my husband and my life has been kind of a tailspin of sorts.

I haven’t been in the mood to do much of anything except maybe cry.  He died suddenly so it was a shock to say the least.

To be honest I was thinking that maybe I shouldn’t blog anymore. I honestly felt that with everything going on I wouldn’t have the time. Also, I wasn’t sure if my heart would be in it anymore. I talked to my daughter and she said I should continue because it makes me happy. Well, I feel kind of numb right now, but it does feel therapeutic to write about it a bit. She suggested that perhaps I may not have to post as often, but I should continue to do it.

My daughter has been my rock and so supportive in all of this.  I am really so very proud of her.

It is kind of a bummer because my husband was my number one taste tester and he is no longer here to enjoy my creations. Trust me, many people have stepped up to the plate and offered to be my official taste tester.

I honestly feel so blessed to have so many people who love and support me.  My very good friend Carrie has called me or texted me almost every day, just to make sure I was alright. Along with her mom Irene (Granny G) and her sister Chris which I graduated from high school with, have all shown how much they care for me. Not to mention my Saint Pius Peeps, they all know who they are.

Family has been great! I cant tell you how many time Mary (Tims sister) has brought food over and made me eat even though I didnt think I wanted to.

I also had some heartfelt lovely comments and prayers from my fellow Bohos such as Mary and Alice along with other Facebook group friends. Not to mention that I got a few sympathy cards from Liz and Claudia my blogger peeps.

So I may not post as frequently as I did, but I think I will continue to blog because I feel this is a great outlet to express myself.

It will be a while before I feel even close to being whole again but I am glad I have Donna Currie and Claudia Lamascolo to talk to that knows what I am going through.

This Caramel Corn was supposed to be a part of a Super Bowl post, but with everything going on Super Bowl came and went.

So here is my recipe for Caramel Corn, better late than never.


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Caramel Corn


2 tablespoons butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt
5 cups air popped popcorn
2 bags of the microwave stuff
1/2 cup pecans
8 oz white chocolate chips or melting chocolate
1/3 cup tiny M & Ms or Reese’s Pieces


Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
In a medium saucepan melt butter and add brown sugar, corn syrup and salt.
Cook on high for 5 minutes until thick and dark amber color.
Place popcorn and pecans in a large bowl.
Add brown sugar mixture to coat.
Quickly and I do mean quickly,
in a single layer spread mixture on a greased sheet pan or silpat.
Bake for 1 hour.
Allow to cook and break into pieces.
In a 3 quart sauce pan, melt white chocolate.
Drizzle over popcorn.
Toss in M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces.
Cool until set.

Peace be with you,


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8 Responses to “Caramel Corn and Grief”

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    laura {not a trophy wife} — February 8, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Hi Vonnie
    I am so sorry to hear this news. I have followed you for awhile because I loved your blog title. It sounds like you have an amazing support system. And, if your words and thoughts are as comforting to type as they are to read I hope, in time, you will ease back into the solace and grace with written words.

    Praying for you in Colorado.
    Peace be with you,


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    Manette T. Callahan — February 8, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Dear Vonnie, so very sorry for your loss. So glad that you have strong support of family and friends. I just found your blog this past month and enjoy it very much. But, please take care of your need to go through your grief proces. Blessings and prayers, M. Callahan


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    Teri Giese — February 9, 2017 at 12:12 am

    So very sorry for your loss.Praying that God will comfort you in this difficult time.So hard when is sudden.Give yourself all the time needed to grieve,dear lady.Blog when the need arises.We all appreciate you and am sure all your readers will truly understand.With Caring Thoughts,Teri Giese


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    Louise W — February 9, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Dear Veronica,

    I’m so very sorry to hear your news. I have also been enjoying your blog for a some time since stumbling across it because I loved the name. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers,

    Louise, Sheffield, UK


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    Kevin Paradine — February 9, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Dear Veronica, so sorry to hear of your loss my prayers are with you and your family. I have loved your Blog ever since I ran across it a while ago. I love to share the Feast Day recipes with my 7th Grade Theology class and they love the days I make one and bring it in. Stay strong


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    Karen — February 9, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Dear Vonnie,
    So sorry to hear of your loss; am dreading this for myself. Have received your posts for a good while and enjoyed the recipes and Catholic stories related to them. Saying a prayer that you will feel God’s presence and love as you grieve.


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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — February 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Oh Vonnie, I am so SO sorry. I can only imagine everything you are going through right now, and my prayers are with you and your family <3 I'm glad you're still going to try to blog, I hope it gives you some piece of peace!


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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves — March 5, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Veronica, I send my condolences to you and yours. May your husband rest in peace. You and your family will be in my prayers. God bless.


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