Chocolate Fudge Recipes - Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge

Here's a timeless recipe for traditional chocolate fudge.

2 cups white sugar

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1/2 cup cocoa

Chocolate Fudge Recipes - Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge

1 cup milk

4 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Grease an 8x8-inch baking pan.

In a saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa and milk, stir well. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer at 238 degrees. Do not stir. Remove from heat.

Add in the butter and vanilla extract. Beat with a wooden spoon until the fudge loses its gloss. Pour into the prepared pan. Let cool. Cut into squares.

=> Creamy Double Chocolate Fudge

This heavenly fudge is made with milk chocolate, chocolate chips and marshmallow crème.

1 pound milk chocolate

1 pound semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 1/2 tablespoons butter

2 cups marshmallow crème

2 cups walnuts, chopped (optional)

1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk

4 cups white sugar


Lightly butter a 9x13-inch pan.

In a large bowl, combine the milk chocolate, chocolate chips, butter and marshmallow crème (and nuts if you're using them).

In a large saucepan, combine the evaporated milk and sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil for 4 minutes.

Pour hot sugar mixture over the chocolate mixture and stir with a large spoon until well blended. Pour into prepared baking pan. Let cool. Cut into squares.

=> Fudge Lovers Chocolate Fudge

The perfect fudge for special occasions and holidays.

1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

1/3 cup skim milk

6 tablespoons butter

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

3/4 cup marshmallow crème

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 tablespoons cocoa


Grease an 8x8-inch pan.

In a heavy saucepan, combine the confectioners' sugar, milk and the butter. Cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly. Cook until fudge reaches 238 degrees on the candy thermometer. Remove from heat.

Add in the chocolate chips, marshmallow crème, vanilla and the cocoa. Stir well and pour into prepared pan. Let cool. Cut into squares.

=> Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe: Easy Hot Fudge Sauce

This delicious hot fudge sauce can be served over your favorite ice cream or cake.

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

4 (1 oz.) squares semisweet chocolate

2 tablespoons butter (do not use margarine)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a heavy saucepan, combine the condensed milk, semisweet chocolate and the butter. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly. Cook until the chocolate is completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in the vanilla. Serve.

Chocolate Fudge Recipes - Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge

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A Pizza Lovers Dream - Making Pizza Crust "Crispy"

From time to time the one thing that home pizza makers want to accomplish when baking pizza is a nice crispy, crunchy pizza crust.

It's quite difficult for a pizza lover to resist the crispy texture of flavorful pizza crust layered with a blend of savory toppings.

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A common question asked by newbies and veteran home pizza makers alike, is simply this, "How can I make my pizza crust crispy"? Today is your lucky day because I'm going to give you a couple of ways to achieve crispier pizza crust.

A Pizza Lovers Dream - Making Pizza Crust "Crispy"

One of the most important aspects of making good pizza at home relates to oven temperatures. Oven temperatures vary when using typical home ovens. Though some home pizza makers have access to brick ovens or more elaborate forms of home ovens, many pizza lovers do not. These types of ovens are fantastic for pizza baking but the typical conventional oven found in most home kitchens require a slightly different approach.

Generally, typical conventional ovens do not compare, in terms of temperature generation with commercial ovens found in professional pizza parlors. Don't worry pizza lovers, there's still hope for home pizza makers.

Due to the "temperature factor", there are a number of things you must consider when preparing your pizza dough and baking your pizza pies at home, especially if you want a pie that's delightfully crispy, crunchy and irresistible.

The first consideration is water content when mixing the pizza dough. If you use olive oil as a fundamental ingredient for your pizza dough, consider using slightly less olive oil and replace this with a little more warm water. Adding a little more water to your mix of pizza dough will contribute to a crispier and flaky crust.

In addition, it's a good idea to roll your dough to a "paper thin" thickness. You can do this by "rolling out" your pizza dough directly onto the pizza peel. Of course before doing this, sprinkle cornmeal on the pizza peel to insure an easy transfer to the baking surface you plan to use.

Next, you'll want to use one of two techniques for baking your pizza to make sure your completed pizza boasts that delicious crispy pizza crust that we all crave. You'll want to choose a suitable "baking platform" or "baking surface".

Try one of the two techniques below for baking your pizza pies:

1- Use a "pizza stone"


2 - Use a "pizza screen"

If you decide to use a pizza stone, make sure you give the stone plenty of time to heat before transferring the pizza from the pizza peel to the stone. You'll want to follow the instructions provided with the pizza stone very accurately.

The transfer from pizza peel to pizza stone will be much easier if you lightly cover your pizza peel with cornmeal. This makes the transfer process from pizza peel to pizza stone a breeze.

When using a pizza stone, the goal is to have the ingredients of the pizza complete the cooking process about the same time the crust "completely" browns. Depending on your specific oven, temperatures, 425 to 450 should suffice. Of course you'll have to experiment with cooking times for your specific oven.

Be careful not to remove the pizza to early, as this is a common mistake. Allow plenty of time for the crust to brown, without burning the cheese. If need be, CAREFULLY take a peak underneath the pie to check your crust if you like. Remember, ovens are extremely hot!

The second way to achieve a nice crispy crust is to use a pizza screen. Though this can be a bit messy, this baking platform produces wonderful crispy pizza crust. The porous nature of a pizza screen allows heat to pass through the screen directly to the bottom of the pizza.

This helps with the moisture absorption process. Direct heat helps reduce the moisture content within the pizza dough and adds to the crispy nature and texture of pizza crust. Mmmm...I'm getting hungry just thinking about it...

Pizza screens are fairly cheap, and that's great because they get a bit "clogged" with toasted cheese and ingredients after several uses. Clean them thoroughly after each use to extend the life of your screen. Besides, you'll forget about the mess when you slide that first slice of crispy pizza into your mouth, I promise.

Try these techniques to improve your pizza making adventures and remember to save me a slice!

A Pizza Lovers Dream - Making Pizza Crust "Crispy"

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Christmas Party Tips and Christmas Dessert Ideas

Christmas, the most magical time of the year - the season of merriment is here again! The season of new beginnings, where forgotten vows are renewed and love fills the air around us that transcends above all. Especially children who wait in much anticipation for their favourite guy - Ole' Santa Claus! Don't you just love the growing merriment and excitement filling the air as the big day draws near? Breathe in...ah, how can you not love the aroma of delicious gingerbread, cakes and cookies baking and other food which are specially prepared only during the Christmas season?

Time for parties and celebrations and you are probably scratching your head for ideas or small little parties for family and friends. This can be a challenge especially if you are looking at coming up with something fresh and new. Some tips here if you plan to hold a party at home:

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  • Firstly, have the right mix of music. Have lively Christmas music to create the right festive mood of party cheer as your guests enjoy the food and laughter. Can you picture your guests having fun with Silent Night playing in the background?
  • Next, decorate your house with traditional Christmas decorations to set the right atmosphere. Don't forget Christmas stockings, mistletoes and Christmas ribbons. Have plenty of lightings, especially outdoors. Pay special attention to the Christmas Tree. Make it sparklingly grand!
  • Kids will be at your party? Arrange special activities to occupy them and ensure sufficient supervision of them. Leave the tv on with Christmas cartoons or movies.
  • And most importantly, some Christmas dessert ideas if you're planning to serve your guests.
  • Prepare a wide spread of food and desserts, in other words, something for everyone. Dress desserts up with pretty traditional Christmas colours. Include cream cheese desserts, chocolate desserts and the traditional Christmas cake or puddings and even homemade candies for kids. Prepare great fruit punches so that everyone can enjoy them. Always prepare more than expected. That's the spirit of Christmas - giving and abundance.

Christmas Party Tips and Christmas Dessert Ideas

Easy chocolate desserts work best as they are a favourite with most folks, so you will almost never go wrong. You can also easily find many favourite Christmas dessert recipes that are available online or from recipe books if you are keen on making your own homemade cakes, cookies or pies. Again, easy is the keyword here, as you will want time to mingle around.

I have a simple recipe for you too - it's called the Delicious Yuletide Fruit Cake which took me less than 30 minutes to prepare so you'll have plenty of time for your guests too.

Ingredients :

1/2 cup Self-raising Flour; sifted

1 can Condensed Milk

1 tsp Vanilla Essence

1 1/2 cups Dessicated Coconut

2 1/2 cups Pecans; coarsely chopped

1 cup Dried Apricots; chopped into small bits

1 1/2 cups Dates; coarsely chopped

300 g Candied Cherries; red and green; chopped

2 tbsp Icing Sugar; for decoration


Mix chopped pecans, apricots bits, dates and cherries together. Drizzle condensed milk over fruit mixture and keep stirring. Add in vanilla essence. Now add in dessicated coconut. Fold in sifted flour until no more flour lumps.

Spoon cake mixture into greased tube pan. Bake in preheated oven at 150°C for 20 minutes before upping heat to 170°C and bake for another 30 minutes.

Allow cake to cool a little before removing from pan. Dust cake lightly with icing sugar. Keep cake in air-tight container.

Sarah Chew


Christmas Party Tips and Christmas Dessert Ideas

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Simple No Bake Chocolate Macaroon Recipe

This recipe was a favorite of my sister and I. We loved it when my mom would make these. When we were old enough to cook, the house always smelled like chocolate macaroons. I think we made this recipe about a couple of times a week. They are very easy to make and super yummy to eat! Another thing I like about this recipe is that you don't use a lot of dishes, so clean-up is a breeze as well. These cookies are great if you are in a pinch and need to make something delicious in a hurry. Another great thing is the ingredient list is very short and most things I'm sure you will be able to find in your very own kitchen.

I hope you enjoy making these macaroons as much as I know you will enjoy eating them.

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What you need to make the macaroons:

Simple No Bake Chocolate Macaroon Recipe

2 cups granulated sugar

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup milk

6 tbsp cocoa

1/2 cup fine shredded coconut

3 cups oatmeal

1-2 cookie sheets waxed paper

1. Combine the first four ingredients together in a large pot and bring to a boil for about 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.

2. Take pot off of stove and add the coconut and oatmeal. Mix until everything is coated.

3. Place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet by heaping tablespoon-fulls. To have these cookies ready quickly, cool in refrigerator, or leave and let cool to room temp.


Note: You may need to double batch these cookies as they will disappear fast!!!!

Simple No Bake Chocolate Macaroon Recipe

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Filipino Recipes - Estofado Recipe (Beef) - Pinoy Food

Estofado is a special beef recipe that you cannot find during regular days because of the amount of preparation required. It is usually prepared during fiestas and special occasions like weddings, birthdays and reunions that are held during the summer months when school is out. Because the beef is cooked to a chewy tenderness, it is loved by both the kiddies and the oldies. Even if there are a lot of dishes set on the table during special occasions, you will surely find the estofado being the first to disappear because it is so delicious thus making it too hard to resist.


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  • 1 kilo boneless beef
  • 2 cups Baguio beans (cut into convenient lengths)
  • 2 small carrots (peeled and quartered)
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 2 onions (chopped finely)
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic (pounded)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 small onions (peeled but whole)
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • cooking oil
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Filipino Recipes - Estofado Recipe (Beef) - Pinoy Food

Cooking Procedure:

  • Rub the beef with flour. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Fry in cooking oil until color turns brown then set aside.
  • Using the remaining oil, sauté the garlic until it turns brown then add the onions and tomatoes. Cover and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Place the meat in a pan and cover with tomato mixture, bay leaf, vinegar and a small amount of water just enough to cover the meat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover the pan and bring to a boil. Add the 6 peeled whole onions, beans and carrots then allow to simmer.
  • Take out from the pan when the vegetables are cooked. Arrange the beef in a serving platter and surround with the vegetables.
  • Simmer down the sauce to desired quantity and thicken with flour. Pour the sauce over the beef and vegetables then serve.

Filipino Recipes - Estofado Recipe (Beef) - Pinoy Food

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Filipino Recipes - Arroz Valenciana (Rice & Meat) Recipe - Pinoy Food

Being the staple food of Filipinos, rice is cooked several ways and Arroz Valenciana is just one of the most favored because you don't have to think of any other dishes to pair it with. It is rice and mixed meats mold into one dish. It is a special rice recipe commonly served during fiestas.


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  • 1 young chicken (cut into regular pieces)
  • 1/2 kilo pork (cut into regular pieces)
  • 2 pcs Chorizo de Bilbao (sliced)
  • 6 potatoes (quartered)
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 segments garlic (macerated)
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 1 cup tomatoes
  • 1 cup sweet peas
  • 1/4 cup olives
  • 3 cups rice (boiled in 2 cups coconut milk and 3 cups water)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Slices of hard-boiled eggs
  • Slices of sweet red pepper
  • Salt, pepper and paprika (to taste)

Filipino Recipes - Arroz Valenciana (Rice & Meat) Recipe - Pinoy Food

Cooking Instructions:

  • Season chicken and pork meat with salt and pepper. Fry until color is slightly brown.
  • In a deep pan, saute the garlic, onions and tomatoes. Then add the potatoes, chicken, pork, and chorizos. Mix well then cover the pan and allow to cook until the potatoes and meat are tender. Add water if needed.
  • Add the sweet pepper, sweet peas and olives. Take out some of the stock from the pan and set aside when the vegetables and meat are done.
  • Add the cooked rice to the meat mixture and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon until well blended. Add the remaining stock and seasoning to taste. Cook on low heat until the mixture becomes quite dry.
  • Garnish top with sliced hard-boiled eggs, stuffed olives and red pepper slices.

Filipino Recipes - Arroz Valenciana (Rice & Meat) Recipe - Pinoy Food

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Traditional Jamaican Christmas Cake

Christmas fruitcakes have been baked for centuries with the oldest known recipe dating back to Ancient Rome. Fruitcakes were a way to preserve fruits and nuts as well as a way to celebrate the harvest and seek good luck in the coming year. Jamaicans favorite Christmas cake is dark, spongy and heavy, with rum soaked fruit and rich flavor. Eaten only at Christmas the cake is a favored gift and family tradition.


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* 1 lb. Raisins

Traditional Jamaican Christmas Cake

* 4 oz. Cherries

* ½ lb. Chopped prunes

* 2 oz. Cranberries

* 32 oz. Dark Jamaican rum

* 4 oz. Citrus peels

* grated rind of 1 lime

* 6 oz. or 1.5 cup flour

* 8 oz. butter

* 8 oz. sugar

* 4 eggs

* 1 tsp. cinnamon

* ½ tsp. allspice

* ½ tsp. Ground cloves

* ½ tsp. salt

* 1 cup wine/brandy

* 1 tsp. baking powder

* 1 tsp. vanilla

* 2 tbsp. browning


Soak fruits, peels and rind in rum for two weeks before baking. In a separate bowl whip butter, sugar and browning until creamy. Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl and mix well. In a third bowl beat eggs and brandy together until well blended.

Add egg mixture to creamed butter mixture and blend well. Strain and add fruits, keeping rum for fruity drinks. Gradually mix dry ingredients to batter and fold together.

Pour batter into a lightly buttered 9" cake pan and bake at 350F for 1-½ hours checking after 1 hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

Traditional Jamaican Christmas Cake

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Best Fresh Salsa Recipe

Here is the best salsa recipe I have ever made.

My family does not even like regular jar or store bought salsa anymore. I use to make salsa and cook the ingredients on the stove but once was in a hurry and just used everything straight from the garden, after a little washing. The result was a flavor burst in my mouth with all the wonderful flavors that were not toned down by cooking them away.

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Hope you enjoy and give me your comments.

Best Fresh Salsa Recipe

8 tomatoes

3 green peppers

4 jalapeno peppers (you can remove some or add some depending on your taste)

1 small onion

Garlic cloves or minced garlic


Olive Oil


Lemon or lime juice

Cut off the tops of the green peppers and remove seeds. Cut off the tops of the jalapenos but do not remove seeds. Cut the outer skin off the onion and cut in four sections.

Place these items in a food processor and run until everything is small. I usually do not leave big chunks of the jalapeno as small chopped bits blend better and give flavor throughout the salsa.

Drop in 1 teaspoon on minced garlic. You can use the stuff out of the jar from the store or put in 2 whole cloves.

Wash the tomatoes and cut off the tops and cut them in half our fourths and put them in the food processor on top of the already chopped up peppers and onions.

Process these until the tomatoes are well chopped. Open the food process and remove the container and put a strainer in your sink and pour the mixture from the processor into the strainer and let strain all the excess liquid from the tomatoes. I usually use my well washed hand in their to stir up the salsa and speed up the process but you can use a big spoon. When Most of the excess liquid is gone dump the strainer mixture into a bowl or container.

Add 1 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon dried parsley, 3 to 4 tablespoons lemon or lime juice. I prefer lime juice but once ran out and used lemon juice and it worked just as well. I use the bottled juice but it you have fresh it would be even better. Add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.

Stir everything together with a spoon and quickly get out your chips and get some because as soon as your family knows you have homemade salsa made it will not be around for very long.

Best Fresh Salsa Recipe

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Wild Edible Recipe: Sauteed Puffball Mushrooms

Yes! I did it! I love the confident feeling of learning something new.

Until yesterday I was sure of two edible mushrooms. Today I am sure of four. My two new delicacies are the Gem-studded puffball and the Pear-shaped puffball. I have a fifth under study.

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Before I share this recipe, it's time for my disclaimer: ALWAYS test for edibility.

Wild Edible Recipe: Sauteed Puffball Mushrooms

When I gather mushrooms, I put each species in a separate paper bag. When I get home, I take them out of the paper bag and begin my visual study.

The mushroom under study right now is the fawn mushroom. I found one on a hike with "Wildman" Steve Brill last month. I have found it twice since, but did not eat it. I just studied the shape, how the gills were attached and the stem. "Wildman" has made replicas out of Sculpey - which is an excellent way to improve observation skills. It's also fun.

I am cautious enough to consult other mushroom identification guides, but "Wildman" has the best photos and his sculptures are accurate. I am now making a spore print and when I do sample this mushroom, it will be a piece the size of a green pea.


Sautéed Gem-studded (Lycoperdon perlatum) or Pear-shaped (Lycoperdon pyriforme) mushrooms:

1. Remove mushrooms from paper bag, trim dirt and wipe with a cloth or paper towel

2. Do not wash or immerse in water. Do not salt. That makes the mushrooms tough

3. Cut the larger mushrooms into bite-size pieces

4. Coat with olive oil and one-half teaspoon of lemon or lime juice

5. Set pan over low heat, then add coated puffball mushrooms

6. Cook until tender

Puffballs are fragrant when picked and they do have a distinct flavor, but it is delicate. I enjoyed it as a simple side dish.

Wild Edible Recipe: Sauteed Puffball Mushrooms

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Recipe For Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino

If you've ever tasted a Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino, you've probably craved it over and over again. Unfortunately, you know how expensive this frappuccino is: a grande-size frappuccino can cost as much as .50! No coffee should ever cost that much!

Luckily, we have managed to get our hands on the recipe for Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino-the one and the same-for you to make at zero cost. No longer will you make costly and inconvenient Starbucks runs. No longer will you have to wait through never-ending drive thrus to get your favorite drink.

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Once you have this recipe, you can make this frappuccino first thing in the morning while you are still in your pajamas, or as a special treat for dessert. You can also make frappuccinos for family and friends, to show them how much you love them.

Recipe For Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino

The great thing about making a Starbucks Frappuccino at home is that you can control the ingredients. If you find that the original recipe adds too much sugar or syrup for your tastes, you can scale back on them easily. No longer do you have to deal with baristas who can never get your order right!

You can also be more "green" by making frappuccinos from home. Think of how many Styrofoam Starbucks cups enter our landfills per year! Experts estimate that the number is quickly reaching the billions. You can change this by making your Caramel Frappuccinos at home. You have the power to teach other people to take control over their consumption habits and give our planet a break.


* 1/2 cup cold coffee

* 3 tablespoons sugar

* 1/2 cup milk

* 2 cups ice

* 3 tablespoons caramel sundae syrup

* whipped cream


1. Combine all ingredients into electric blender.

2. Blend drink until ice is crushed and drink is smooth.

3. Serve in coffee cups and top with whipped cream and caramel syrup (if desired).

4. Add straw for ease in drinking.

Recipe For Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino

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