Tag Archives: Treats

RECIPE: No Bake Cookies

Family favorite recipe from God knows where.  Good in the summer–you have to boil the mixture 5 minutes but no oven!  Continue reading

RECIPE: Bread Pudding

This bread pudding is to. die. for.  You might be able to score some on the Whole Foods hot bar.  But, I’m using the recipe this week to use up the croissants that my daughter doesn’t want to eat with ham and cheese any more (another binge-and-halt trend of the summer).  So, bread pudding with the redeeming qualities of eggs.

Here is a printable version of the Whole Foods Warm Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce recipe

RECIPE: Cocoa Fudge

Cocoa Fudge

This is a recipe from a traditional American cookbook.  Grandpa Nelson made this often when I was a kid. Serve it when watching Jacques Cousteau or The Muppet Show or Nature documentaries.

2 c. sugar-white, brown or maple

2 tsp. corn syrup or agave syrup

1 c. cream, milk, or water

2/3 c. cocoa

1/2 tsp. salt

2 Tbsp. butter

1 tsp. vanilla

raw walnuts or toasted pecans

In a heavy pan, cook sugar, syrup, milk, cocoa, and salt over low heat; stir occasionally to prevent burning.  Boil to a softball stage, 234 degrees.  The cold-water test is most reliable.  Add butter and vanilla. Cool until lukewarm and beat with a wooden spoon until thickened and creamy.  Press into buttered plates. Quickly, press nuts into the top. Mark into squares and cut.