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Simple Fudge with 5 Variations: Quick ‘N Easy Style

Here’s a simple fudge recipe……with an endless number of variations that are fabulously easy to make and even more fabulous to eat!

5 variations on simple fudge. 15 minutes to make it your way! @foodapparel

Candy making can be such an intimidating thing.  It involves thermometers, nice pans, a constant watch, etc.

5 variations on simple fudge. 15 minutes to make it your way! @foodapparel

I will have to admit, I love making candy from scratch.  I have since I was little. (I would spend ridiculous amounts of time making suckers and caramels when I was just an elementary school kid.) The more complicated the better sometimes.  I love Alton Brown’s fudge recipe.  I love having to whip the hell out of it to get it matte, dealing with its pain in the butt temperatures, all of it.

However, I have three small kids and I don’t love being up til the wee hours of the morning to do what I love.  So, here you have it: a simple fudge recipe that can go endless directions.  Dark chocolate?  Yup  White?  Yup.  Fruity? Yup. Nutty? Yup….

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Old Fashioned Peanut Brittle Recipe @foodapparel

Old Fashioned Peanut Brittle: Classic Style

For a classic take on a holiday favorite, try this Old Fashioned Peanut Brittle. Although we like to experiment in the kitchen (we have some other fun unique brittles that we are working on for future sharing), sometimes it’s great to just stick with the basics, too. And hence, we wanted to share with you…

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15 Christmas Foodie Gifts for Under $15 (or really close)

15 Essential Foodie Christmas Gifts for under $15 (or pretty close)

  Here are some last minute Christmas gift ideas for foodies that are the right price!  Oh Christmas! It’s a coming. Christmas always invokes lots of fun traditions with my family from picking out our live tree as a family off of “the property” (ask me sometime about the year that we got stuck and…

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Chocolate Covered Candied Oranges Recipe. Best technique for this tasty treat! @foodapparel

Chocolate Dipped Candied Orange Slices: Gourmet Style

For a fancy-schmancy holiday treat that looks too pretty to eat, go for these Chocolate Dipped Candied Orange Slices! Growing up, my dad had two Christmas treats that were sure to show up in the stocking every year: Cordial Cherries and Orange Slices. Yep, those were his trademark items. So, you can bet how excited…

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21 Homemade Edible Gift-In-A Jar Ideas for the Holidays!

21 Homemade Edible Gift-In-A-Jar Ideas for the Holidays

Here are 21 simple and wonderful ideas for edible-gifts-in-a-jar that you can put together this holiday season. This is a great way to show friends and family that you care and remember them without having to stress out by breaking the bank or spending endless hours making stuff. Sometimes the holidays can be overwhelming trying to remember…

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Oatmeal Cookies in a Jar - with lots of ideas for variations!

Chocolate and Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies In A Jar: Quick ‘N Easy Style

These Oatmeal Cookies in a Jar are a great gift for any occasion! There are also about a million different mix-ins that you can do to change ‘em up! More edible gifts in a jar for you! Seriously, we love gifts in a jar. There’s nothing like telling someone you love them by giving them…

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Brownies in a Jar. Great gift idea for friends and family!

Brownies in a Jar: Quick ‘N Easy Style

Trying to figure out an easy and fun Christmas gift for friends and family? These brownies in a jar are super fast to throw together and taste delish! More edible-gift in a jar ideas today with two mixes that you can put together quickly. The first of them is this really simple Brownies in a…

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Simple Blackberry Syrup Recipe - easy to make, fabulous to gift! @foodapparel

Simple Blackberry Syrup: Quick ‘N Easy Style

Simple Blackberry Syrup is great for so many things……Italian cream sodas and other drinks, topping ice cream, served over pancakes or waffles…… It’s so easy to make and can be a delightful gift as well! I’m blackberry obsessed. Like I’ve said before, one of my favorite memories growing up was the great blackberry harvest every year…

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Gourmet Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe - for when you are tight on time, but still want something fabulous tasting! @foodapparel

Gourmet Hot Chocolate Mix: Quick ‘N Easy Style

Want a reliable, or even gourmet hot chocolate mix when you’re short on time that doesn’t suffer in quality? Give this one a try! My sister asked me for a hot chocolate mix recipe a few years back.  So I gave her a recipe I had never tried from a reliable source.  Shortly after, I…

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`Homemade Turtles Recipe (Caramel, Pecan, and Chocolate Clusters) . Completes any chocolate box! @foodapparel

Homemade Turtles (Caramel, Pecan, and Chocolate Clusters): Gourmet Style

These Homemade Turtles (caramel, pecan, and chocolate clusters) are a timeless classic for the chocolate box. Spent the first 19 years of my life as a pecan hater.  No, really I did. Then at my first meeting of the in-laws, my husbands grandpa busted out a huge variety of pecans that he had harvested.  Having…

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Homemade Almond Roca. Delicious Roca at fractions of the price! Recipe by FoodApparel.com

Almond Roca: Gourmet Style

Make amazing Almond Roca for gifting this holiday season (or…..maybe not for gifting. I won’t tell!) Okay guys. Are you ready to gain 5 pounds, or maybe 10? I hope the answer is YES! Haha! Just own it, right? I mean isn’t that what January is for anyway? To resolve to eat healthy, get a gym…

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