Easy Chocolate Fudge Recipe

What comes after chocolate fudge? Yum. During the 2020 Pandemic Christmas season, I got the idea to make my Christmas gifts. I went online and found fudge recipe after fudge recipe. I didn’t expect it to be so easy and the recipients of my gifts were pleased. Note, the average piece of fudge is 140 calories. Stop and one or two and save it for another day. Kids will love these.

Make it with nuts or without. I think the look especially delectable with the splash of pistachio green contrasting the dark chocolate.


12 oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 can of condensed milk

1 teaspoon of butter.

Add a splash of vanilla if you like

Add your favorite nuts.


History of the Chef Salad & Recipe

Food historians do not agree on the history and composition of chef‘s salad. Some trace it to salmagundi, a popular meat and salad dish originating in 17th-century England and popular in colonial America. Others contend chef‘s salad is a product of the early twentieth century, originating in either New York or California.

The first known printed recipe dates to 1936 and includes many ingredients found in later recipes, but no meat. A 1926 recipe already includes the garlic-rubbed salad bowl. In a note following the recipe, the author recounts the following story:

While passing through a kitchen one day, I found the above mixture in huge bowl in the center of the chef’s table, and being friendly to salads as well as cooks, I requested a sample and was served very liberally. The salad was delicious ; in fact it was a sort of master composition and deserving of an appropriate name. As nothing but the best of everything enters into the food materials supplied to chef’s table, the salad was born and named Cooks Salad.” I have been more or less successful in ordering this particular salad; but if I wish to get this salmagundy right I order it from the chef’s table and not the salad pantry. The chef’s salad bowl is generally rubbed with garlic.”

The chef salad probably owes much of its popularity to Louis Diat, chef at the Ritz-Carlton. Cooking a la Ritz includes Diat’s recipe, which includes a base of chopped lettuce topped with julienned boiled chicken, smokedox tongue and smoked ham, then garnished with hard-cooked egg halves and watercress, all dressed with French Dressing. The inclusion of this salad on the menu at the Ritz-Carlton would have introduced the salad to more of the public. It is possible that the inclusion of Thousand Island dressing is also linked to the Ritz, since the hotel also introduced the dressing to New York City

3 Recipes When You Don’t Feel Like Cooking

written by Monica Johnson

These recipes wouldn’t just be for the occasional sick day; the purpose would also extend to the “I just don’t wanna” day as well. Now, I’m not advocating being lazy but, sometimes you just need a day. I found a few goodies so feel free to add these to your list too:

Antipasti salad

Pesto and Prosciutto Zucchini Linguini

Cucumber Avocado Blender Soup

Click to See the Recipes

Film and Foodie: The Irresistible Candy, Turkish delight

In the hit Marvel series Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the villain zemo offers up what he describes as irresistible Turkish delight candy. Zemo tempts a child into giving him answers.

Turkish delight was also used to tempt a child in Chronicles of Narnia. Boy, these candies must be something else. MCCN decided to learn more about this candy.

Turkish delight or lokum is a family of confections based on a gel of starch and sugar. Premium varieties consist largely of chopped dates, pistachios, hazelnuts or walnuts bound by the gel; traditional varieties are often flavored with rosewater, mastic, Bergamot orange, or lemon. The confection is often packaged and eaten in small cubes dusted with icing sugar, copra, or powdered cream of tartar.

Upcycled Food Help to Waste No More

As defined by the Upcycled Food Association (UFA), upcycled foods “use ingredients that otherwise would not have gone to human consumption, are procured and produced using verifiable supply chains, and have a positive impact on the environment.” UFA is working to reduce food waste while improving the environment.

Click to learn about 12 organizations creating food products from Upcycle food waste