When making candies, be mindful not only of the bowl or pot of hot sugar you're pouring out, but also of the spatula covered in molten lava. Sure, when you're finished you'll be able to eat something delicious like this cashew-almond-pecan brittle,
but you might also end up with a burned hand.
One week post accident:
Yup, still awful.
P.S. When did my thumb start looking like the leg of a Cornish game hen? I'm a little weirded out . . .