Throughout my life I’ve been watching food shows. It started when I was little, back in the 70’s and the only food shows (gasp) available were Saturday mornings on PBS. That’s really where it all began for me. There would be no sleeping in on Saturdays as the shows were only on a couple of hours and could not be missed.
Fast forward and I will admit I enjoy Rachael Ray recipes from time to time, when she doesn’t use words like stoup and yumo. Let’s just get to cooking without all the catch phrases shall we?! In recent years, when my kids were little and still napped, I was able to watch a few cooking shows during the day here and there. I recall a few times Rachael would feature some of her favourite holiday recipes on one of Oprah’s Holiday Shows when Oprah was still on air. Nowadays I write so much I just don’t have time for daytime TV and I’m thankful for my PVR.
This fudge was one of the recipes she made on that show and I thought what a pretty idea to make as a gift to give. Never having been one to eat a lot of fudge (a crime, I know), I made it and it was delicious. More importantly it’s not very sweet, which is perfect as I do not enjoy overly sweet treats.
It’s become a family tradition now each year to make it early in the month of December. This fudge lasts for quite some time and it’s the perfect hostess gift.