During my attempt this morning to make pumpkin-pie-spiced caramels, I inadvertently caught my stove top on fire. Oops. I was able to extinguish the small flame pretty quickly, but I felt dumb afterward.
I think I may have added the spice mixture to the caramel mix too soon. I think the hot sugar may have instantly scorched the delicate spices. I guess I'll know tomorrow when they've cooled and I can cut into them and have a taste, but I have a feeling they'll taste burnt.