Tuesday, December 7, 2010

52Q WEEK 19

Hello all my bloggy, crafty friends!  It's time for this week's 52Q!
To find out more about 52Q CLICK HERE.
Here is the page I made...
And here is the tag insert I made...
 I really think I'm BOTH a baker and a decorator this time of year.  I love to decorate a Christmas tree and sit in a dark room at night being mesmerized by it.  I love lights on the outside of the house.  I love going "yard viewing" and singing Christmas Carols.
Gingerbread cookie FROM MY KITCHEN p.65 cut @ 3"
Chocolate Chip cookie FROM MY KITCHEN p. 65 cut @ 3"
Tree PAPER DOLL DRESS UP p. 73 cut @ 4"
Apron PAPER DOLL DRESS UP p. 73 cut @ 3"

This year we put up a real tree.  I am so excited.  We haven't put up a tree in a few years, so this is a real treat for me.  And it was so much fun because all 3 of us (me, my husband, and our special needs daughter) helped shop for the tree, the decorations, the lights, and put it all together.  Tom and Bonnie even put up lights outside on our deck.  We got a huge pack of assorted ornaments from Lowes that are different sizes and colors and some have glitter on them.  We also bought a pack of 24 candy canes and hung them on the tree.  Yes, I've already eaten one of those.  LOL

But I also love to make Christmas goodies.  Maybe I should share my secret Fudge recipe with you?  Hmmm, wouldn't be much of a secret then, would it?  Oh well, I'll share it anyway.  Now most of you are going to look at the ingredients and say YUCK, but I PROMISE, I get so many compliments on the creaminess of this fudge every year.  It's really, really good.  Trust me!

Janis' Mystery Fudge:
1 lb. butter
1 lb. Velveeta cheese (no substitute)
4 boxes confectioners sugar (4 lbs.)
2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
1 cup cocoa powder
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

*Melt butter and Velveeta, mix together
*Mix cocoa and powdered sugar in large bowl
*Stir in cheese mixture until well blended
*Working quickly, stir in vanilla extract (and chopped nuts if desired)
*Spread onto large cookie sheet and place in refrigerator until set
*Slice and store in refrigerator
*Can be easily halved or quartered or even doubled if desired

I would LOVE for you to share your Holiday Recipes with me.  I'm always looking for easy recipes for goodies.  I'm going to attach a link button below.  Please feel free to either post your 52Q page OR a Holiday Recipe with the link OR BOTH!  Thank you so much!

Jingle Bells!!
:) Janis


  1. Very cute project! That is an usual ingredient in fudge--may have to try that! TFS!!

  2. OK, I have to say the Velveeta made me look twice, and it makes me say EWWW! But that alone, is almost enough to make me try it... ;)


  3. Interesting fudge receipe. May have to try this one.