Saturday, June 11, 2011

Dear Hershey's, Good bye!


  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter (no substitutes)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Directions
  1. In a heavy saucepan, combine the milk, chocolate and butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until chocolate is melted. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla

This is one of the easiest things I have ever made!  Four ingredients and fifteen minutes or less is all you need.  I would give this recipe a ten for now.  I will let you know how it keeps in the fridge and let you know if when I reheat it still is a ten.  Yum!  Oh and I used semi sweet chips instead squares.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

People can be Amazing....

No secret I love to cook and no secret I love Rhubarb!  When I lived in Michigan it was in abundance and I had plenty to bake with even got a lot of it free.  When we lived in Omaha Nebraska I found a lady right on my side of town who had it for .49 a pound and would freeze it and bake up a storm happy with the ease and quality that was available.  Here in Florida I have only bought it once it was over 4.50 a pound and it was not good at all.  Old, dry and nasty.  I commented a week or so ago about missing it so much, it is a flavor that I grew up with and love.  Well to my surprise today in the mail was a big box full of rhubarb.  Christel who I know from Berrien Springs Michigan sent me a wonderful surprise.  I had just talked to a friend from Nebraska about having someone send me some in the mail.  I am blown away first that I talked about this last week and second how sweet and generous it was of Christel to send it to me.  People can be so amazing when you least expect it and it is a nice feeling to have someone do something so nice.  Thank you Christel!