I’m still alive and well, and living on Long Island. RayRay is still the sweetest foster cat ever, and my beautiful daughter married our wonderful son-in-law in August.
I haven’t started my holiday cookies yet, but I found that the easiest thing in the world to make, and totally enjoy is fudge. I made a batch and they went like wildfire. Pieces (of a new batch) will go on my cookie trays.
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup butter
1 cup chopped walnuts, pecans, mini marshmallows, etc (optional)
Place chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter or margarine in large microwaveable bowl. Nuke 1 minute, and stir. Then continue in 30 second intervals stirring between each till chocolate is all melted and you can thoroughly mix, adding nuts, or whatever.
Line a brownie pan (8×8” or 9×9”) with parchment paper or aluminum foil to easily lift the fudge out (or butter). Pour the fudge into the pan, and refrigerate for about 2 hours. Take out and cut into squares. If you are layering them in a container, put some of that parchment between the layers.
Gain 3 pounds.