Marble Fudge

marble fudge

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1 cup confectioner’s sugar

1/2 cup peanut butter

2 ounces cream cheese, softened

3 Tablespoons butter, softened

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

2/3 cup dark chocolate chips

1/3 cup heavy cream

In bowl, beat first five ingredients; drop by teaspoonfuls into foil lined loaf pan. In pot, simmer chocolate with cream, whisking until smooth. Pour into pan. Child until firm, about 4 hours. Cut into 1 inch squares.

Makes 18 squares

Happy Homemaker Monday

HHM Spring

On the weather front:
it is hot and humid in the upper 80’s and low 90’s today.
On my bedside table:
my iPod on which I am reading a Sandra Brown book, Mean Streak

On my TV:
in season two of Longmire….so far EXCELLENT!

On the menu for tonight:
corn on the cob, barbeque marinated chicken, and grilled smashed taters

On the menu for this week:

Monday – corn on the cob, grilled smashed taters, bbq chicken
Tuesday – venison with spedie sauce
Wednesday – bacon cheddar burgers
Thursday – not sure, boys and matt are having pizza with a work group for VBS…I will most likely eat cereal! LOL
Friday – fish fry

On my To Do List:
finish laundry which includes matching socks (ugh!) dust, dishes, work on photography blog

New Recipe I tried last week:
new bbq rub and marinade on pork loin in smoker…

In the craft basket:
nothing, taking a short break while I enjoy summer activities

Looking forward to:
NASCAR coming to Watkins Glen in 2 weeks…Got tickets!

Homemaking Tip for this week:
a quick solution of diluted dawn dish soap works wonders at cleaning house walls. just a quick spray and a short run down with a dry dish cloth.

Favorite photo from last week:

bug on a bush

Lesson learned the past few days:
you can’t please everyone so might as well quit worrying about it!

On my Prayer List:
sister in laws who are both due with 2nd child in October.

Upcoming VBS (Vacation Bible School) at our church

Our upcoming short weekend family trips before school

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:

Romans 10:1

Brothers, My heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.

We all know people – friends, family, people we meet in passing – who are facing a Christ-less eternity.

Days 5 & 6

Tuesday 1

Camping isn’t camping without a campfire.  It was nice to end the evening with a warm snapping fire to heat up my toes and roast some marshmallows over.

Wednesday morning we decided was the morning to go fishing early. I mean it is vacation and we do like out sleep but we thought maybe the fishing would be better in the morning hours.

Wednesday 1

The sunrise is so pretty

Wednesday 2

Real Estate is good up here. Some places are very much in our price range…like this one…It is a 12 acre island – AN ISLAND! – with a nice structure – nice is relative – and it comes with 1/2 an acre on mainland for docking and easy access from land…only 114,900…WOWSERS!

Wednesday 3 Wednesday 4

Back to the pool…Just soaking up the sunshine

Wednesday 5

Back in the boat for the evening fishing competition. The sunset is sorta muted here but still gorgeous…

Wednesday 6

Wednesday 8

Wednesday 9

Wednesday 7

Now for the Sunset pictures…this evening sunset was pretty

Wednesday 10 Wednesday 11 Wednesday 12 Wednesday 13 Wednesday 14

Here is the catches of the day!

Wednesday 15