Utterly shocked.

So you know what something happens in life, that just.. shakes you to the core? Well, that happened to me today.

Forever I’ve loved Christmas time because of the goodies that come along with it- specifically the fudge. I’ve ALWAYS loved our secret family recipe… well, not so secret I suppose as my grandma has published it in a few cook books. But, it’s just one of those crazy recipes that everyone has trouble with- I remember countless times of my mother making a mistake on the batch and needing to toss it out. It either became to hard or never managed to harden at all.

This year is my first year of attempting it on my own. I’ve been thinking about it for weeks… months actually. I was/am planning on it being the dish I bring to Joe’s family for Christmas. “What a fabulous impression I’ll make with my awesome baking skills!”

I called my grandma about 2 weeks ago to get the recipe (actually, it was December 5th, and I remember this because I also was calling for her birthday). Anyway, she gave me the recipe and the very detailed instructions. It is one of those things that is so delicate and needs to be brought just to a certain level, but we don’t know what exactly that level is so we experiment with it and hope for the best.

Now that tonight is the night for me to bake, I was all like “oh… I should look online, someone else must know this recipe, maybe I can get some advice!”

And boy, did I find advice. Aparently, this “family recipe” is really the Hershey’s Rich Cocoa Fudge recipe. Insert shock here.


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