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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fudge Recipe by Margot Justes

The holiday season is upon us, and I thought I’d share some of my favorite recipes with you. This week it is fudge; easy to make and delicious.


1 stick of butter

1 large can of evaporated milk

2 oz bitter chocolate (I only use Ghirardelli chocolate)

12 oz semi sweet or dark chocolate chips

2 lbs sugar (4 ½ cups)

12 oz dark chocolate

½ lb small marshmallows

1 ½ tbsp Vanilla

1 cup of chopped walnuts-Optional (I use 2 cups)

1cup of raisins-Optional (I soak them in Myer’s dark rum overnight, and mix the rum into the chocolate-not a drop is wasted) Soaking the raisins is optional, but the rum adds a terrific taste to the fudge.

Combine butter, canned milk and sugar, stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, cook to a boil, about 5 minutes.

Turn off heat and add marshmallows, stir until melted, add the 3 types of chocolate, one at a time, stir until each is dissolved. Add vanilla, raisins with all the rum, nuts and stir.

Line a cookie sheet with saran wrap, extending the edges; pour the fudge into the cookie pan, spread evenly with knife or spatula.

Let dry for 2 days. Invert the fudge unto your counter, remove wrap and let dry for another 2 days. Cut into squares and serve.

This recipe makes quite a bit of fudge, I cut it all up and store in tin cans or sealed plastic bags. My family loves the fudge, and it usually doesn’t last very long. Makes a great gift too.
Margot  Justes
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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Annapolis, MD Boat Show by Margot Justes

Spent the day at the boat show in Annapolis, yesterday. The air was nippy, and breezy, but it didn't stop many from visiting and boarding the many boats on display.

I took a few pictures, it seems boating is rather a favorite activity in the area-and many actually live on board year round. Not a bad lifestyle.

I'm still enjoying my condo living, but maybe down the road in a couple of years,  I'll exchange the condo for a boat. Downsizing is not a bad thing, in fact it forces you to accumulate less stuff. At my age-that is an excellent thing.

Margot  Justes
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Friday, October 9, 2015

Asheville, NC and the Biltmore Estate by Margot Justes

On my way back from Atlanta and the GA RWA conference, I stopped in Asheville, NC. and fell in love. I thought I'd share a few with you, and will download others for you to enjoy.

The Biltmore Chateau is amazing, as are the grounds. Pictures weren't allowed inside the estate, so I bought the book.

Margot Justes