It's late winter here in the Northwest, and I am missing a bit of the warmth of where I grew up: Phoenix. I am missing family even more. I would love to hop on a plane to go see my mom and dad, but work is busy, kiddies are sick, and house needs tending. It's always something. While by no means replacing getting a long hug from my mom, something that does remind me of home is my mom's caramel pie. So given my pining for for home and the fact that I love rich things when it is cold out, it seemed like a perfect day for my favorite sweet treat: caramel pie. As luck would have it, I happened to have all the ingredients on hand. It helps that none of the ingredients are exotic; this is a good old-fashioned pie with cupboard ingredients.