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Sunday, January 23, 2011

and now - the Peanut Butter Fudge :-)

  We have been telling you about how I ended up making cakes for my side of the families Christmas gathering this now past Christmas. And about how we did them up fancy like.

   Here is a picture of all of them on display in my sister's dining room.

  We've zoomed in on the "Drool-over-able Chocolate Cake",

  the "Strawberry Cake",

  and the "Carrot Cake".

  Last week we moved on to the Chocolate Covered Strawberries (YUM!)

   Here is the full display from a different angle.

   We are not going to be zooming in on my dad's chocolate fudge which did arrive and fill the bottom plate on the stand. Yes, I think a picture was taken of it once it arrived .... but early on in doing these postings, I pulled a real "Lucy" and deleted close up pictures that I had every intent of using later on. Therefore, I have had to use Publisher to make my own zoom in pictures for the various postings. Sometime down the road I'll have him make me some more and I'll do a posting on it! But it might be awhile seeings how it's almost Valentines and I'm hoping to do some baking for that....
    But in the mean time, I can still do a zoom in on and feature posting about the Peanut Butter fudge which you see on the top plate of the stand.
    The oh so yummy Peanut Butter Fudge. The recipe was passed on to us by our Aunt Mary Burgess. I have made it before. The past few years my sister has been making it at Christmas time. I hope she continues doing so. ;-)

    Peanut Butter Fudge:
     recipe came via Mary Burgess

   2 Cups Sugar
   3/4 Cup Milk
     Mix these two together in a sauce pan and bring to a full boil. Let boil for six (6) minutes - stirring constantly - watch about boiling over!

   Remove from heat and add:
   27 finely crushed soda crackers (put them in a bag and crush them with your rolling pin!)
   1 Teaspoon Vanilla
   1/2 Cup Smooth Peanut Butter  (preferably a good brand such as Jiff or Skippy)
   Stir until well mixed and somewhat thickened.
   Pour onto a buttered platter.
   Let set up for a couple of hours.


This concludes this series of the desserts served on my side of the family for Christmas 2010.

Stay tuned to see what I decide to whip up next ;-)

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I 'plan' on linking this particular posting up to:
~ "Making Your Home Sing Monday('s)", are hosted by Nan, at 'Mom's the Word (I love to hear)' (http://momstheword--livingforhim.blogspot.com/).
~ "Homemaker Mondays ... Yours, Mine & Ours", are hosted by Jen, at '11th Heaven's Homemaking Haven' (http://rtheyallyours.blogspot.com/).
~ "Market Yourself Monday", are hosted by Sumo, at 'Sumo's Sweet Stuff' (http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com/)
~ "Tempt My Tummy Tuesday('s)", are hosted by Lisa, at 'Blessed with Grace' (http://blessedwithgrace.blogspot.com).
~ "Tuesdays at the Table", are hosted by Cole, at 'All The Small Stuff' (http://allthesmallstuff-cole.blogspot.com/).
~ "Kitchen Tip Tuesday('s)", are hosted by Tammy, at 'Tammy's Recipes' (http://www.tammysrecipes.com/).
~ "Tasty Tuesday('s)", are hosted by Jennifer, at "Balancing Beauty and Bedlam" (http://www.beautyandbedlam.com/)
~ "Whatever Goes Wednesday('s), hosted by Michelle, at 'Someday Crafts'
~ "Full Plate Thursday('s), hosted by Miz Helen, at 'Miz Helen's Country Cottage' (http://mizhelenscountrycottage.blogspot.com/)
~ "(Foodie Friday's)", are hosted by "Gollum" (aka: Michael), at 'Designs by Gollum' (http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/)


  1. I love peanut butter fudge so yummy and smooth I make some every year for my brother

  2. your soon to be daughter in loveJanuary 25, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Are u ever going to post a recipe for carmalitas?!?! Yum yum!

  3. "soon-to-be-daughter-in-love" - what - and give away all the family 'secrets'? chuckle, chuckle ......

  4. Yes I will have a couple of pieces of that wonderful Peanut Butter Fudge it looks so yummy! Thank you so much for sharing it with us here at Full Plate Thursday. You have a great week end and please come back!

  5. Peanut butter fudge = yummy! My husband would love this! Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!


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