All Things Grinch

Last December during a longer lunch break, I walked by a uniform store. Glancing in the window of the store, a couple items caught my eye.  Displayed high on one of the walls, I saw long sleeved red scrub jackets.  On another display below the jackets were bright green scrub pants.  When I saw them, it made me think – Grinch.  When I went into the store, I discovered that the displays were not directly adjacent, it was just an illusion created by looking through the window.  That visual image, however, gave me a creative idea for work, so I … Continue reading All Things Grinch

Holiday Candy 2017

Now that some snow has fallen, it’s time to start making Christmas Treats.  Three types of candy, including two new recipes, was the goal for today – Fudge, Truffles and Caramels. Chocolate Truffles  16 ounces semisweet chocolate chips 5 Tbs butter 3/4 cup heavy cream 1 Tbs shortening 1  cup dark chocolate chips 1/4 cup white chocolate chips Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. In an 8 cup microwave bowl, microwave semisweet chips uncovered on medium in 1 minute increments for 3 to 4 minutes until melted and smooth, stirring well after each minute.  Stir in butter until melted. … Continue reading Holiday Candy 2017

Holiday Candy

Last year I discovered a couple recipes for making candy the easy way – in the microwave. So, this year, I decided I would try to find a few more recipes.  And, since fudge is a traditional holiday treat, I thought I would try a few microwave fudge recipes. I found two different types of recipes – one using sweetened condensed milk and the other using evaporated milk and marshmallow fluff. Peanut Butter Fudge 3 cups Peanut Butter Chips 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1/2 cup Peanut Butter 1/2 cup finely chopped, salted peanuts 1  cup dark chocolate chips 1/2 cup … Continue reading Holiday Candy