“I wanna love like Johnny and June
Rings of fire burnin’ with you
I wanna walk the line,
Walk the line,
‘Till the end of time.” -Heidi Newfield
When I was younger I thought I knew all about relationships. Secretly, I thought I was a fifteen-year-old Carrie Bradshaw. I knew what love was, what it felt like, what it meant, of course I knew it all. We know where this is going. I was dead wrong. As I get older and hopefully wiser, I realize how this has effected my current and past relationships. I am young, married and
for the most part, fearless. I know there are a million people out there whom are opposed to holidays like Valentine’s Day to show your significant other that you still think they’ve got it going on. I understand the thought, but to be honest sometimes there really isn’t time to show the proper affection to my husband every single day. I say this honestly because I know there has to be more people like me out there. School, work, internship, volunteering..etc. Sometimes these days (V-Day) are extremely good excuses to take off work and school and just spend the day together when a “normal” Thursday would be spent in classes or a meeting room all day. I am not saying that I NEED these days to show my husband that he rocks my socks, and I sure don’t need these days for him to do the same thing. I am saying that I think once in a while these days are necessary and if Hallmark has decided to add it to your calendar for you then why the hell not take full advantage?
It was a few years ago when I was talking to a woman in a shop about how she made fudge and piped it into cookie cutters to give as favors and gifts. I thought about the idea and couldn’t believe that I had never seen this before, and what a neat idea it was! You can literally pipe any kind of fudge into any shape cutter. The possibilities are endless for holidays and special occasions. For these I used Martha’s recipe. The half-ed recipe here fills roughly 6, 3″ cookie cutters.
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 can (7 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (or any flavored extract of your choice, I used raspberry)
- 1/8 teaspoon fine salt
- Melt chocolate over double boiler or slowly in the microwave
- Add butter,extract, salt and condensed milk
- Stir together until smooth
- Place fudge into a disposable pastry bag without a tip and pipe into cookie cutters and top with jimmies or nuts
- Allow to set 2 hours in the fridge
This super easy chocolate fudge is a perfect gift for your Valentine next week!