Thursday, December 02, 2010

Well into December!

Yesterday I was in denial, Today, comes acceptance! December will march on, all the way through, this year will be done, history...and a new year awaits! I just wish time would slow down a bit more so we could enjoy it!

I've spent time writing Part 3 of Roll Roll, Cotton Boll, but of course, that won't be ready to upload until tomorrow, so I thought I'd leave you a goodie I found while cleaning out my inbox!

Holly sent me this recipe after the episode of the gifted-fudge that came in the mail that I mistakingly thought was yummy-smelling SOAP! LOL!

Since it is December, and Holidays are in full throttle, I thought this might be a good addition to your December Yummy-making!

Orange Creamsicle Fudge
7 oz. marshmallow creme
12 oz. bag white chocolate chips
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup heavy cream
12 Tablespoons salted butter
3 teaspoons orange extract
3 drops red food coloring
5 drops yellow food coloring(suggested)

1. Line a 9 inch square pan with Release Foil or line with regular foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Place marshmallow creme and white chips in a large mixing bowl.
3. Combine sugar, cream and butter in saucepan.
4. Turn heat to medium and cook, stirring once or twice, until mixture reaches 235 degrees F.
5. Remove from heat immediately and pour hot cream mixture into mixing bowl with chips adn marshmallow creme.
6. Stir well with a wooden spoon--mixture will look slightly stretchy and unappetizing, but don't worry, it will smooth out.
7. Remove 1 cup of mixture and set aside.
8. Stir orange extract and a few drops of each color food coloring into mixture which remains in bowl.
9. Stir until it reaches a lovely orange hue.
10. Adjust colors if needed.
11. Pour orange mixture into prepared pan. Pour or spoon white mixture on top.
12. Drag a knife through both to make swirls.
13. Using a sheet of foil, press down slightly to smooth top.
14. Let cool to room temperature (about 40 minutes) then chill for one hour or until set.
15. Lift fudge from pan using foil handles and using a large knife, score into squares. Makes 20 servings or 2 1/4 pounds of fudge. Enjoy!

I'd also like to take a moment to wish those that celebrate, a Wonderful, Warm and Happy Hanukkah!

Joyous Hanukkah!
by Eva Grant

At last! At last! Hanukkah is here!
The whole house is bursting with holiday cheer.

Pancakes are sizzling as hard as they can,
Browning delectably crisp in the pan.

The dreidels can scarcely wait to be spun;
Presents are hidden for Hanukkah fun;

And there, on the table, polished and bright,
The shining menorah gleams through the night,

Like the oil lamp in ancient history,
That burned on and on miraculously!

And each flaming candle proclaims the great story
Of the Maccabean heroes, their deeds and their glory.


  1. Thank you, Bonnie! I must admit that I feel quite excluded from teh quilting blog world this time of the year since I do not celebrate Christmas. I don't think I have ever read a blog that acknowledged my holiday also happens around this time (unless they were Jewish, and we seem to be a tiny minority of quilters for some reason). So thank you very much.

  2. I'm so glad that I still have some of clue 2 to finish up today, so that I won't have time to make that recipe. Does that look like a dream or what? LOL!

  3. Great Hanukkah poem. It's the time of year all people celebrate something, the most important being our abundance and freedoms we enjoy in this part of the world. The fudge looks pretty fabulous, might have to give this a try. It will make a nice visual on a plate of xmas goodies.

  4. Each serving of fudge is thus 2 oz. -- I like the way the recipe-writer thinks!

  5. Oops -- misread that. 2.25 lbs, 20 servings = 1.8 oz per piece. Still generous!

  6. Can't wait for part 3 of Roll, Roll Cotton Boll!! Better go and finish up part two! Thanks for the fun :)

  7. Hi Bonnie, I don't know how I missed your blog yesterday - but so glad I spotted that recipe for fudge! JUST what I need to take to the next guild meeting pot luck! Thanks!

    now I'm off to check on RRCB #3....

  8. That fudge is the best! I have made it before & wondered about changing the flavoring to peppermint & the color to red or pink. Just a thought.Love your blog!


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