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Lake Travis Mud

by on February 10, 2010 · 23 comments

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I’d planned on taking a break from Rocky Road, then Monday my friend Amy sent me a recipe with a note saying “When I was teaching, a parent brought this to me at Christmastime. Now I have to make it every Christmas. It is so good. It was created by another school mom and won […]

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Published on February 10, 2010
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Three Rocky Road Reviews

by on February 8, 2010 · 9 comments

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Last week I had an ongoing craving for rocky road and tried three different versions of the candy. First I made the popular condensed milk rocky road. It was very good – like Five Minute Fudge, but better because of the added marshmallow and peanuts. I stored it in the refrigerator, but …

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Published on February 8, 2010
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Rocky Road Candy

by on February 2, 2010 · 27 comments

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I was eating a Rocky Road Brownie last week when it occurred to me I’d never made actual old Rocky Road, a homemade candy modeled after a famous candy bar called Annabelle’s Rocky Road. There are several versions of Rocky Road and all of them include either a combination of peanuts or tree nuts and […]

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Published on February 2, 2010
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Fine Cooking Fudge

by on November 3, 2009 · 27 comments

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Results are in! The fudge recipe from December’s Fine Cooking is a winner! I had a few issues which arose from trying to halve the recipe, but once I got the adjusted half-batch boiling times and temps right, I had the perfect fudge. The texture was creamy, but had the flakiness you’d expect from good […]

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Published on November 3, 2009
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Fantasy Fudge Review

by on November 1, 2009 · 17 comments

Fantasy Fudge

Forgive me for posting a candy recipe the day after Halloween, but I finally tried the Fantasy Fudge recipe from the back of the Marshmallow Crème jar and wanted to review it right away. Compared to the other 3 fudges from this week, this one was lighter and sweeter. I thought it was …

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Published on November 1, 2009
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After tossing out a batch of cloyingly sweet fudge this weekend, I decided to devote some time to finding a better recipe. First, there was the old “Foolproof Chocolate Fudge” recipe made with chocolate chips and condensed milk. I’ve made that one for years, which is probably the reason I’m not very good …

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Published on October 29, 2009
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Almond Toffee Revisited

by on October 27, 2009 · 92 comments

Almond Toffee

If you lived close by, we could meet at your house, pull out all the gear, arrange the ingredients and walk through this recipe together. I’d guide you every step of the way and after one try – or maybe two, because after 24 years of making this toffee I still screw it up sometimes, […]

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Published on October 27, 2009
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S’mores Fudge

by on October 17, 2009 · 19 comments

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I never met a flavor of fudge I didn’t like, but here’s one that really grabbed my attention — s’mores flavor fudge. This piece is from the candy store on Main Street in Disney’s Magic Kingdom. The idea seems so obvious, but I don’t have any tried and true recipes for s’mores fudge, …

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Published on October 17, 2009