Christmas Fudge, a Hatch family favorite recipe

My oldest daughter had an awesome 4th grade teacher named Mrs. Zimmerman, a.k.a “Mrs. Z.” She often sent home some of her favorite recipes for the children to try. Hers was the best fudge recipe I’ve ever had! Normally, when I make fudge, it comes out grainy, but this never does. It’s rich and decadent and yummy. And it’s fast!

No, this fudge has nothing to do with anything of historical significance. I don’t even know when or where fudge was invented and right now I have too much holiday shopping and the promoting of my new book, The Suspect’s Daughter, to research it. But my family and I love this fudge recipe, and I love my fans who faithfully bought my books and made it possible for me to quit my job so I could write full-time. So I’m sharing it with you. Without further ado, here is Mrs. Z’s Famous Fudge:

In large saucepan mix:

4 1/2 C sugar
1 12oz can evaporated milk
Bring to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly. Cook 6 minutes stirring constantly.
In large mixing bowl place:
2 cubes butter (not margarine)
1  12 oz pkg MILK chocolate chips
1  12 oz pkg SEMI SWEET chocolate chips
2 tsp vanilla
Pour hot mixture over ingredients in bowl and mix with mixer 3 minutes on high. Add chopped nuts if desired and stir in by hand.
Pour into well-buttered 9 x 13 pan. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator until fudge is cooled. Cut into squares and share only with those who deserve some 🙂
Hint: If you want to add a little holiday dazzle, you can top with crushed peppermint sticks, or broken Andes mints.
The Suspect's Daughter, book 4 of the Rogue Hearts Series

The Suspect’s Daughter, book 4 of the Rogue Hearts Series

BTW, in case you haven’t heard, The Suspect’s Daughter will be released on December 15th, and is available for pre-order now. So go and order several copies. They make great gifts for romance readers. You’re welcome 🙂

Here is the short, official blurb:

Determined to help her father with his political career, Jocelyn sets aside dreams of love…until she meets a mysterious gentleman with dangerous secrets.

Working undercover, Grant’s only suspect for a murder conspiracy is the father of a lady who is getting increasingly hard to ignore. They must work together to find the assassins. England’s future hangs in the balance…and so does their love.

Today is Release Day!

My new Regency romance short story, A Christmas Reunion, the Gift of a Second Chance is available right now!!!

A Christmas Reunion new coverA Christmas Reunion, the Gift of a Second Chance

Heartbroken that her betrothed has wed another woman, Emily is determined to pick up the pieces of her life and enjoy Christmas with her family. ​

Newly returned from war, Bennett holds a secret and will do anything to ensure Emily, his only true love, never discovers it…even if it means losing her.

Fate reunites the star-crossed lovers and reveals the truth that will either unite them or drive them apart forever.

 The Gift of a Second Chance,  published by The Wild Rose Press, is available in digital format everywhere ebooks are sold.

Remember, books make great gifts! 🙂