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Simple Caramel Apples

The last thing you need this time of year is a complicated recipe 🙂 Try out this tasty and simple caramel apple recipe to take to any of your holiday gatherings.

  • Kraft Caramels or Caramel Bits
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 4 apples (we suggest granny smith)
  • wood sticks
  1. Rinse off your apples and pat them dry.
  2. Insert wood sticks into apples.
  3. Put wax paper onto a cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray.
  4. Mix caramels, vanilla and water in a medium saucepan over low heat until combined. Stir constantly.
  5. Dip apples into caramel mixture.
  6.  Place apples on wax paper.
  7. Refrigerate until caramel is set.

You can also try a spin on the traditional caramel apples and do a caramel apple bar. It is great for parties. Follow caramel recipe above but instead cut apples into slices right before party. Have sticks available for guests to spear the apples and dip into caramel sauce. Place an array of dipping toppings in small bowls. Some great topping ideas are sprinkles, crushed cookies, nuts, chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs.

Simple Tomato Soup

Nothing warms the soul like soup, especially when it is simple and healthy fresh tomato soup. Ready in minutes for any fall or winter day.

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 6-7 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 6-7 basil leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place onion and garlic in pan over medium heat and cook for a few minutes until onions are slightly translucent.
  2. Add chopped tomatoes and cook for a few more minutes until tomatoes are soft.
  3. Remove pan from heat and add salt, pepper and basil.
  4. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth.
  5. Serve

 

Quick & Easy Neighbor Gifts

Woman knocks on front door to deliver Christmas gifts to a neighbor or family member.

Spread the joy of the holiday season to your neighbor and friends with simple and delicious gifts you can buy while shopping at Macey’s. We have some amazing deals right now that are sure to delight your wallet and your neighbors.

Here are some great ideas:

Oranges:

  • Give a beautifully packaged gift box.
  • Create a orange wreath with cellophane  and bows.
  • Happy Holidays! Orange you glad we are neighbors? We are!

Hot Cocoa:

  • Simply place a bow on top of the canister or packaging and tada!
  • Warmest wishes this holiday season!
  • Baby it’s cold outside! So stay warm this holiday season!

Sparkling Cider:

  • Wishing you a sparkling holiday season!
  • We wish you a “sparkly” Christmas!

Baked goods:

  • You’re the best thing since sliced bread! Merry Christmas!
  • Wrap gift with “Baked with Love” tag.
  • We made this sweet treat for you to eat! Happy Holidays!

These are just a few simple ideas for your neighbor gifts. Click here to see all the great gift ideas in our weekly ad.