for Rachel Ray's five minute fudge makes a fudge wreath ideal to serve at a party or to give as a gift.
Check out Ray's variations (listed at the end of the recipe) or create
your own. My mom got this recipe (or one incredibly similar) from a
friend many years ago and used to make this fudge with white chocolate chips, pecans
and chopped cherries.
I've posted this recipe the past couple of years and have tried several variations. One
that I found yummiest was made using one bag of Nestle's white
chocolate chips and one bag of Nestle's "swirls" chips (the white and
milk chocolate swirls). It makes a light brown fudge with a really
unique flavor. I haven't made any this year (I made the old time fudge this year with the candy thermometer), but my aunt made several and they were a big hit. This really is super, super easy and something you could definitely still do before Christmas. Enjoy!
Lucianne linked to this great site today saying "Sometimes things are so simple they don't have to be explained. Try this. It's not hard." On more than one occasion I have tried to say thank you to soldiers and Marines I have seen while shopping or at the airport and each time have gotten a lump in my throat and completely teared up. I recently attended a blog conference for military spouses and found myself again having trouble saying thank you without losing it. I just feel like my "thank you" is so incredibly inadequate. Thankfully I can type just fine with tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat.