Jonathan and I watched Julie & Julia the other night! It was such a good movie, and it immediately made me want to jump in the kitchen to whip something yummy up to eat! Surprisingly, Jonathan got the itch too, so he started rummaging through my cookbooks to find something delicious that he wanted to make!
He settled on this cookbook:
He decided on two recipes: Festive Fudge and Hershey's Best Loved Chocolate Cheesecake:
We made the fudge on Monday night and it was so easy and so delicious! Tonight we are going to make the chocolate cheesecake! I'll let you know how it turns out!
Here is the recipe for the Festive Fudge (sorry for the lack of a picture):
3 cups (1 1/2 packages, 12 ounces each) Hershey's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
Dash of salt
1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup Reese's peanut butter chips
1/2 cup whipping cream
1. Line 8- or 9-inch square pan with wax paper
2. Melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk and salt in heavy saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in nuts, if desired, and vanilla. Spread evenly into prepared pan.
3. In another heavy saucepan, melt 1 cup Reese's Peanut Butter Chips with 1/2 cup whipping cream. Stir until thick and smooth. Spread over fudge.
4. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Turn fudge onto cutting board, peel off paper, and cut into squares. Store covered in refrigerator.
Delicious! And such a great idea to give out as Christmas goodies! Jonathan is not allowed to make things like this in our kitchen only to leave them in the fridge to call my name all day long, so he is bringing a majority of the fudge to his office. (And I think he'll be doing the same with the chocolate cheesecake because it's just not fair to leave it in there yelling at me to eat it all day long!)
Please make some and eat some. It will make your mouth happy!