Friday, January 23, 2009

In the kitchen

I find it to be a bit hard to feed a family of five. Just when I think I have everything under control, there is something we are out of. I try really hard to have something in our cake plate all the time. I usually have to stock it once a week. Good thing I love to bake.





I love, love frosting. Love. It. I bought a tub of it a few weeks ago to frost a cake, and was delighted to see a recipe for fudge on the inside. Just give me a pound of fudge and a plastic knife and it is all over. What starts out as just a sliver leads to, "Mama ate all the fudge!" Followed by big sobs.






I have made fudge before but it never comes out. This recipe was so easy and sounded so good, I had to try it.


Want the recipe? Here it is. Brace yourself. It is bad.


12 oz. bag of chocolate chips, melted,


Stir in one entire can of milk chocolate frosting,


Crush up three snickers bars, stir in 2/3 of them,


Line an 8x8 pan with tin foil and spread fudge in, sprinkle remaining snickers on top and chill for one hour.


Um, yum. Oh, and I think it tasted much better of you serve it at room temp.



We don't always have just sweets though. There is a bakery close to us that makes the best muffins. Morning glory muffins. I found a recipe that is so good, it tastes just like the bakery treats. If you are interested you can find the recipe here.


P.S. Thanks so much for your advice on the color quilt. It is the white and black square, and ya know, I didn't even notice until you guys did. It is just not working out the way I wanted it to.

I think I am going to scrap it. No pun intended.






20 comments:

Ravenhill said...

Lovely that you visited my blog! Thank you. I just looked at your profile (after enjoying pages and pages of your wonderful blog!) and smiled to see you are from Maine! That is where I am from too but have long since transplanted to Norway. I miss Maine though, the beauty of it, peace and the people. I am so enchanted by your wonderful photography and all the beautiful projects that you amazingly have time to do with three children!
~Emily

Rosa said...

I love baking too. However, I don't have any type of mixer and the food processor broke, so I mix all by hand; even cookie dough. Once in a while I get inspired to make bread. I love the brownies. I can almost taste them.

Hilary said...

No way! Chocolate chips, frosting, and snickers bars?! I'm going to have to add that one to the kitchen queue. I'm getting a sugar buzz just thinking about it...

Jules from "The Roost" said...

The thought of you having something out on your cake plate most of the time gives me a warm cozy feeling! :) Wish I had one right now!

APA said...

Goodness gracious. I was thinking the recipe couldn't be all THAT bad. But, then I saw the three Snickers bars. Although there's been something of a Reese's Peanut Cup thing around here since the holiday red and green foil ones came out(no salmonella I'm happy to say!), I love Snickers. This fudge would put hubby and me OVER the top! I'm so glad I can come here and enjoy your food art to satisfy my middle age cravings! :D

misschris said...

mmm, yes, those all look wonderful.

But you know what caught my eye? That pretty little jadite plate. Tell me that you have a whole set.

MichelleB said...

Family of Five? Stock the cake plate once. a. week.? Oh my goodness. Oh yes, I see. Still a young family. Just you wait. If I had a cake plate that I kept stocked, it would need to be stocked every other day. I am constantly amazed at how 4 dozen cookies can be gone in two days. I know that if they are made one evening, they will be gone by the second morning. Less than 48 hours. A whole cake usually lasts less than 24 hours.

Such lovely pictures. And those brownies do look scrumptious.

Lisa said...

food doesn't last very long in our house either! That fudge looks yummy and just the thought of making it added five pounds to my hips! :)

tiennie said...

Does that ever sound delicious! I wish I were better at baking.

Renee said...

Oh yum!!! Must. Make. That Fudge!!! :)

amandajean said...

i find it hard to feed a family of 5 also. my boys are always starving. and i hear that it only gets worse as they get older. i'm in for it!!!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your fudge looks so decadent!!!!The good thing is that as the kids get older they keep the cake plate topped up by baking for you! My 12 yr old daughter will bake at least twice a week. I am trying to get my 14 yr old son to bake more - he made us a delicious chocolate cake yesterday!

lucky knitter said...

That fudge recipe sounds so, so good! Don't scrap the quilt. It is cute and a great idea.

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

Ok not that I needed another fudge recipe :) but that sounds soooo good especially with the snickers bars in it. Thanks
Ps don't scrap the quilt I love the colors.

raining sheep said...

My goodness that chocolate cake....my hubby would kill for something like that. He is a total chocoholic. I am salivating just looking at that.

Jessica said...

Those muffins look like the perfect breakfast for a wintry Sunday!

Ashley Ann said...

That fudge sounds so bad for you in the best possible way. I would eat it all too, which is why I should never make it!

Ravenhill said...

I am back again. I couldn't help but give you a blog award. I hope you don't mind. I often find them a bit of a pain but you don't have to write any silly things about yourself or anything. I am sure it would make some bloggers very happy if you would pass the award on to other bloggers who you love.
~Emily

Lisa said...

I wouldn't scrap the quilt, just replace the black and white block. The rest of it looks just fine.

You've put work into it already - it would be a shame to waste it. If you really didn't like it once it was finished, you could always donate it for a charity auction.

Your fudge recipe sounds really yummy. My son has a birthday coming up soon and that could be a good snack while we're out bowling. 8-year-olds, bowling balls and too much sugar - what could possibly go wrong????

KnitPastis said...

Oh yes I would love to make these muffins so thank you for the link!