Will I ever learn to use the right sized pan for the job? Will I ever learn not to walk away and leave it on the stove? I was cooking apples in caramel sauce and got bored waiting for them to get done, so I went to the living room to do something else. From the living room, I heard that sound. The one that sounds like sizzling, spattering, about-to-boil-over-and-make-a-huge-mess. I'm all too familiar with the sound. I yelled "NO!" and ran out there, but too late, as always. This is the burned nastiness that's left after I cleaned up the sauce.