Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fudgy Fudge Fudge

I love fudge! It is so yummy and oh, so, easy to make!

I've used several recipes and threw together my own because nothing was perfect. This still isn't perfect but it's so close that it's okay.
  • 3 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 bag mini marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 C butter
  • 1 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 C milk chocolate chocolate chips
  • 1 C chopped walnuts (optional)
Cook the sugar, milk, and marshmallows in a large saucepan on meadium high. When it comes to a rolling boil (must actually be rolling!), set a timer for 10minutes and keep stirring. Make sure it doesn't burn! When the timer goes off remove from heat and add the vanilla. Then add the butter and chocolate chips and stir/beat it for 5 minutes. You wanna make sure the chips all melt.

Line a baking pan with tin foil, pour the fudge in and stick it in the fridge to cool. Once it's cooled, pull on the tin foil lining and the fudge will pop right out! This makes a much easier clean up and your fudge won't stick to the pan. Cut and enjoy!


Monday, October 22, 2012


I've said this before but.....I adore Taylor Swift's music. She had a new CD come out today. On my birthday :) It's entitled Red.
I Love some of these songs. I am such a Swiftie (an eternal Taylor Swift music fan).
I haven't listened to all of the songs yet but so far I love Stay, Stay, Stay, Starlight, State of Grace,22, Holy Ground and The Lucky One. This made me one happy birthday girl.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Yucky Bath Toys

My kids love their bath toys. They both try to bring them out of the bathroom to play with them when it's not bath time. They particularly love the animal kinds that squeeze, suck in water and then you can squirt it out. I didn't used to like those toys because they get mold inside of them because I can never get the water all the way out.
It makes me wonder what other people do. Do they throw them out? How do they clean them? Do they care?
Anyway, my husband and I figured out that if you suck up bleach into the toys and then squirt it out, it cleans out all of the mold! Sometimes we let it sit over night in the sink just to be extra bleached. This is the best thing ever cause now we don't have to throw away and replace bath toys and they stay sanitary. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Yummiest Sandwich

In April during General Conference we threw together a sandwich with random ingredients from our fridge. Best Sandwich Ever! My 2 year old ate his whole sandwich. He's a picky eater so this was very impressive.
First, set the oven to broil and then lay out sandwich bread on a baking sheet, slice some  tomatoes and lay them on the bread.

Then, you slice up an avacado and lay the slices on top of the tomatoes.

Then, you put a generous amoount of mozzerella cheese on top of the avacado and tomato.

You can skip the step with the meat or not. It's good both ways. The first time we made these sandwiches we used bacon. When I was taking these pictures we used ham. Both versions are good but with bacon is the best.

Then, you sprinkle some seasonal salt on the sandwich. This makes all of the difference! So good!
Lastly, put your baking sheet with your yummy sandwiches in the oven to broil. Broiling goes really fast so watch the sandwiches carefully. I took pictures of this side because the other side of the sandwich is a bit more crispy because I didn't watch it closely enough.

Anyway, broil on one side for about 3 minutes then flip the sandwiches - the cheese makes it stick together - and broil for 2 minutes on the other side.