Sunday, December 16, 2012

Smores Fudge

This recipe was extremely rich, decadent, and delicious.

If you have a sweet tooth this is definitely for you!

I think next time I'm going to cut down the sugar amount.

Adapted from here.


7 oz. marshmallow creme
1 1/2 c. white sugar
2/3 c. evaporated milk
1/4. c. unsalted butter
1/4 tsp. salt
2 c. milk chocolate chips
1 c. semisweet chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla extract
6 graham crackers, chopped plus some crushed for garnish
2 c. mini marshmallows, plus extra for garnish


1. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper. Set aside. Place the marshmallows in a single layer on a cookie sheet and freeze.

2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine marshmallow cream, sugar, evaporated milk, butter, and salt. Bring to a boil, let cook for 5 minutes while stirring constantly.

3. Remove from the heat and stir in chocolate chips. Stir until completely melted and incorporated. Stir in vanilla and chopped graham crackers. Add frozen marshmallows. Pour into prepared pan.

4. Top with reserved marshmallows and crushed graham crackers. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until set.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cranberry Orange Bread

This recipe is a great way to use up any leftover cranberries you might have in the freezer from Thanksgiving.

Did you know that you can freeze cranberries in the freezer for an entire year? It's a great idea to buy a ton of fresh cranberries since they are usually on sale. I bought mine at a "buy one get one free" sale.

The cranberries are beautiful in this bread! Oh and your house is going to smell amazing while you're baking this!

The bread also stayed moist and fresh for several days.

This recipe comes for I only changed a couple of things.


2 c. all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. grated orange zest
1 1/2 c. fresh cranberries (or frozen, don't defrost first)
1/2 c. pecans, coarsely chopped (optional)
1/4 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 large egg
3/4 c. orange juice


1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a loaf pan.

2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in orange zest, cranberries, and pecans. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl cream butter, sugar, and egg until smooth.Stir in orange juice. Mix into flour mixture just until combined.

4. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour. Let sit in the pan for 10 minutes before removing. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Cool completely before cutting.