Hi, I'm Carolyn and I'm the recipe developer, food photographer, writer, and brains behind Caramel and Cashews.
I live in South Carolina with my husband Matt and my wee people. We like to dig for worms, roller skate, and dance around the kitchen.
If it’s been one of those days and you can’t seem to shake off the funk, dancing is surprisingly helpful. It's hard to be a grump while dancing like an idiot. The more ridiculous the better.
It’s no secret I love food. I wear avocado earrings. I'm more likely to buy a paint color if it's named after a waffle, and anytime is ice cream time (sage advice from my dad). In my family, we're discussing what meal to eat next while we eat the current one.
I started this blog because I live for fresh peaches, salty feta, dark chocolate, and ALL things food. I worked as a professional pastry chef for 6 years before I started Caramel and Cashews.
Matt eats a great deal healthier than I do, which by necessity helps me eat better too. This blog will be riddled with healthy recipes, as well as not so healthy. I call those healthy for the soul. ALL of my recipes will either be gluten free, or easily made so. I found out five years ago my intestines hate gluten. (I wish my brain would catch up) Yep, I have Celiac Disease.
My little ones are more eat-to-live kind of folk, and although I can appreciate that my six year old discriminates when it comes to food I look forward to sharing my thoughts, recipes, inspiration, and all things food with human beings who don’t think Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is the greatest gift to man. (Um, hello that’s Lucky Charms!)