Christmas Candy:Velvet Fudge

This fudge was so fast and tastes great! If you love dark chocolate, you will love this fudge.


Velvet Fudge

  • 2 12 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 ounce) can condensed milk
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • Melt chocolate chips.
  • Remove from heat, stir in condensed milk and salt.
  • Stir to blend well.
  • Spread into buttered 9″ pan.

Only 12 more days ’til Christmas!



Gingerbread Cookies

This is a really yummy gingerbread cookie recipe! Madison made up the cookies and icing for us, and we had fun decorating together.


Me, my husband, our cabin in the woods, and pet dinosaur. 🙂


McKenzie’s, Quentin Jr.’s, and Madison’s , and my gingerbread houses.


First Row-McKenzie. Second row-Quentin Jr.(His sad gingerbread man represents your average North Korean citizen. He loves to study his history). Third row-Madison. And last row-mine.

Gingerbread cookies are a ton of fun!


Christmas Baking: Cream Cheese Cookies


Cream Cheese Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 12 cups flour


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F Lightly grease cookie sheets.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter, cream cheese, and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in egg yolk and vanilla.
  • Stir in flour until well blended.
  • Drop dough by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet (or use a cookie press). If desired, make an indentation in the center with your thumb or other object; fill with preserves, or press candy into center.
  • Bake for 15 minutes in preheated oven.
  • Cookies should be pale.

Tastes like a sugar cookie, only fluffier.

Happy Baking!