When she’s not tending her garden in New York’s Hudson Valley, Kristin, the Ardent Homesteader, is devouring cookbooks and food magazines like a sinful dessert. After years of putting her passion into practice in the kitchen, she began her quest to make the perfect caramel sauce. Done and done. Through her many culinary experiments, she knew the moment she struck gold with just the right concoction—one that can only be described as sensory bliss from some happy tasters. Kristin crafts each uber-small batch by hand using just five pure ingredients: organic sugar, cream, butter, sea salt and vanilla. What to do with all those cookbooks? All the more recipes to drizzle her sauce over.