Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Quick And Easy Hot Fudge (recipe)

Most days on the blog, I share the desserts and treats I've been working on for customers...but from time to time I like to share a yummy recipe when I come across one.
For the most part, when I come across a family favorite recipe, it's quite by chance that we've discovered it.  My husband is famous for discovering recipes in the newspaper.  I come across them usually on blogs or Pinterest.  But today, the recipe I'm going to share, we discovered out of desperation.
I went to Sam's Club last night and the hubs asked if I'd pick up some of those "GIANT" bottles of Hershey's Syrup.  You know Sam's Club, EVERYTHING is sold in GIANT quantities.  Well, of course...without a list...I forgot.
So when he got home from work last night and wanted some ice cream, it dawned on me that I forgot the chocolate syrup.  Not to worry!  Google to the rescue, haha!
I knew it couldn't be that hard to make hot fudge.  My friend makes it all the time.  The problem I was having was that every recipe I came across had either evaporated milk or heavy cream in it...and I had neither.  Then I came across this one on about.com.  
About.com never fails me.  Whether is be general information, recipes, you name it...I've had great success with that site.  So I whipped it up and it...is...delish!
I could eat it with a spoon!
I could sip it with a straw!
I could...
You get the picture.
Oh...and speaking of pictures...excuse the pathetic picture I snapped with my phone. Ha!
So without any further ado...here's the recipe!
Hot Fudge
2 c. sugar
4 tblsp. four
2/3 c. cocoa powder
2 c. milk
4 tblsp. butter
2 tsp. vanilla

 In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Over medium heat, combine milk, butter and vanilla until the butter has melted. Add dry ingredients to the milk mixture, constantly whisking. Boil, stirring constantly until thick and smooth, about 5 minutes. Cool and refrigerate unused portion. 

You can find the recipe here on about.com if you'd like to explore their site.

I hope your family enjoys it as much as we did!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

♪♪♪Take Me Out To The Ball Game♪♪♪

 I have probably shared on the blog before that before moving to Michigan, I grew up in Illinois...close to the St. Louis, MO border.  Being that close to St. Louis, all of our family are big Cardinal fans!
 My mom and dad recently went back to the St. Louis area to visit and for a family reunion so they took some cookies to my aunt that she had requested I make.
 Their beloved Cardinals!

 Having moved to Michigan, spending more of my adult life here, and marrying a HUGE Detroit Tiger fan...I have to be a Tiger fan with him. ;)
But...if the Tigers aren't playing...the Cardinals will always have a piece of my heart!