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Mawmaw’s Fudge Recipe

Mawmaws Christmas Fudge

If you’re looking for the most decadent, most delicious fudge recipe in the world, then look no further.  This recipe has been in my family since way before I was born and it’s a must during the holidays.  Once you try this fudge, no other will do.  I won’t touch anything with marshmallow fluff because the consistency is all wrong in my opinion.  This recipe can be made to be either chocolate or peanut butter, and both are simply divine.  If you’re wanting an easy recipe though, this one is not it.  This candy is time consuming and requires your undivided attention from beginning to end.  Oh, but the outcome?  It’s so worth it.  I made my first batch of the Christmas season yesterday (I’m way behind this year, I know!)  I sent a box out to my cousin who had a major hankering for it after learning I made Mawmaw’s specialty.

Mawmaw’s Fudge

1 stick of salted butter

1 can of Carnation brand evaporated milk (use only Carnation brand, do not use off brand)

5 cups of granulated sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 bag of Nestle chocolate chips or Reese’s peanut butter chips

Cooking Spray

Instructions:

Melt butter in a medium sized sauce pan over medium flame.  Once melted, add can of evaporated milk and slowly pour in sugar, cup by cup.  Stir to combine.  Continue stirring over medium flame, being careful to scrape the bottom, so the mixture doesn’t scorch.  Stir until the mixture starts to boil, then turn heat to low and set timer for 12 minutes.  Stir non-stop until 12 minutes is up, be sure to constantly scrape the bottom of pot to prevent scorching.  When time is up, remove from heat and add in vanilla.  Be careful, vanilla will cause the mixture to bubble and pop.  Continue stirring and add in chocolate or peanut butter chips.  Beat mixture by hand until it starts to get tougher to stir, as the candy begins to set up.  Once the consistency is right (hard to stir), pour into a greased pan and allow to cool.  Once fully cool, slice and enjoy!

Merry Christmas Plate from Target.

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Sunday Seven

Happy Sunday, Gorgeous! 
 
Let’s talk about the things I’m loving this week for our Sunday Seven round-up
 

 
 
1.  Blanket Scarves.  I’ve always been s scarf lover.  Oversized, blanket scarves are just about the coziest thing you can wear.  Here are nine amazing blanket scarves for you to shop that start as low as $28.  Trust me, you’ll be wearing this all fall and winter long. 
 

 
2.  Lace-up Tops.  Everywhere you look this season, you see lace-up detail.  I’ve always been a fan of this trend and think it’s so sexy.  If a deep plunge is too much for you, add a pretty lace came or bra to add a little coverage. 

 

3.  Hocus Pocus.  I was a Hocus Pocus virgin until this week, and I’m so sad it took me this long to see it!  I’m not a scary movie fan, but I love Halloween, so this Disney classic was a great way for me to get in the Halloween mood.  I just adore Sarah Jessica Parker and thought she was hilarious in this! 


4.  Crock Pot Apple Cider.  I love hot apple cider for fall, but unfortunately L.A.’s hot temps don’t make the idea of drinking anything hot seem very appealing.  If you would like me to blog my recipe for this yummy Autumn-perfect drink, leave a comment and let me know! 

5.  Dark Lipstick.  This is the perfect time to plunge unto deeper, darker lip shades.  I’ve been especially enjoying plum shades lately.  “Broadway Plum” from Laura Geller is the beautiful lipstick I’ve been wearing this past week, and you can see it on me here.

 



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6.  Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Candle.  This delicious candle is burning almost all day every day in our home.  Even though it’s hot as hades here, walking into a yummy smelling home makes me feel like it truly is fall. 


7.  Bloglovin’.  I’m going to spotlight a website or blog each week that I enjoy.  I love Bloglovin’ because I can follow all of my favorite blogs and see their daily posts in chronological order.  I don’t have much time to browse my friends’ blogs anymore, but when I do have a few extra minutes, this awesome site helps me to see the headlines of each blog I follow so I can choose where exactly I want to spend my time that day.  Be sure that you’re following Hello Gorgeous on Bloglovin’!

Wishing all of you beauties a peaceful Sunday and a fabulous week ahead!  xo
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7up Biscuits Recipe

As a girl with grandparents from the South, I grew up on biscuits.  My mawmaw served them with just about any meal you can think of.  Needless to say, they have also become a staple in my home now.  If you need a great breakfast recipe, try Mawmaw’s Biscuit & Gravy recipe, it’s so hearty and delicious.  A great recipe for a Fall (Football!) weekend morning.
If you’ve spent any time on Pinterest at all over the past several years, then I’m sure you’ve seen the pin for 7up biscuits floating around.  I’ve been making them for years myself, and they’re probably the best recipe for biscuits ever (sorry, Mawmaw!)  This recipe creates the softest, yummiest biscuits and they warm up just as good!  Matt loves them warmed up in the morning with a little jelly…  Yum!
7-Up Biscuits
• 2 Cups Bisquick (I use Heart Smart Bisquick)
• 1/2 Cup Sour Cream (I use Organic Lowfat Sour Cream)
• 1/2 Cup 7-Up or Sprite
• 1/4 Cup Butter
Preheat oven to 450°.  Melt butter in a 9×9 (square) pan, I like to place in oven to melt, but don’t let it burn!  Using a medium mixing bowl, add Bisquick and sour cream and mix together.  Add in 7up and mix until fully blended.  Create spoonfuls and drop into pans to create 9 biscuits in melted butter.  Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.  Enjoy!
*If you like pretty biscuits, spread some flour on your countertop and hands then form the dough into a square to fit into pan.  When fully baked, cut your biscuits into perfect little squares.

 

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