Monday, December 15, 2014

2 Easy Holiday Recipes and GIVEAWAY




Elizabeth Goddard here. Hope everyone is having a great holiday season, and that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving, and are ready for Christmas.

Just TEN days until Christmas. Wow, this year has gone by so fast, just like the last year. The last decade. It kind of scares me how fast time flies, and how many things change. I don’t know about you but I don’t like change. For five decades we have been gathering at my parents’ home to celebrate Christmas. We’ve done everything exactly the same, held to our traditions. That brings a sense of comfort and belonging. But time is a harsh task-master and I can see the changes coming as health issues for aging parents take a toll, and my family is facing a potential cross-country move. 


I don’t like it. Not one bit! 


But in the meantime, there is comfort food. I bet you thought this was going to be a depressing post. Admittedly it took a different turn than I had planned.  


With Christmas fast-approaching, I want to make the most of every day. Enjo
y the holidays with the Christmas tree lights, blinking, holiday music playing, and good smells coming from my kitchen. This so my children will have good memories, and even though life changes, they’ll always remember being at home for the holidays, and maybe. . .just maybe, they’ll want to bring their families home for Christmas. 


So I’m gearing up to bake and be creative, outside of writing, that is. The best holiday treats are ones that are easy-peasy to make. Nothing complicated for me right now—I have a deadline looming just on the other side of Christmas. 


But there are so many GREAT recipes out there, it’s so hard to choose. I love trying new things, but I also stick with the tried and true, especially when my kids make a special request. 


Are you ready for these special request easy recipes? Here we go. All you’ll need in addition to short list of ingredients is a microwave.

DOUBLE DECKER FUDGE

I acquired this recipe years ago and I’m not sure where it came from, so I can’t give credit, where credit is due. Double Decker Fudge is almost like a batch of homemade peanut butter cups, except it’s much richer. 

Ingredients:

1 12 oz bag of chocolate chips
1 12 oz bag of Reeses peanut butter chips (approximate)
2 small cans of sweetened condensed milk
2 Tbsp of butter

Directions:

Line a 9 x 13 pan with foil. (important step so the fudge wont’ stick) Combing the peanut butter chips, 2 TBSPs butter, and 1 can of the condensed milk in microwave safe container, and melt in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Pour into the pan.

While the peanut butter mixture is setting, combing chocolate chips and 1 can of condensed milk in microwave safe bowl and nuke the mixture, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Pour over the peanut butter layer and spread. Chill in the refrigerator until hard, then cut into squares.

Enjoy!

Next up is. . .

EASY-PEASY FUDGE


There’s nothing easier than this fudge, and it tastes amazing. Again I don’t remember the original source of this easy recipe, but a google search sent me to Betty Crocker where I also found the recipe, along with a variety of other similar, easy fudges.

Ingredients:

1 can of chocolate frosting

1 package chocolate chips

Directions:

Combine one can of chocolate frosting and one package of chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl. Melt, stirring every 30 seconds until creamy. Pour into 9X9 baking dish. Chill until set.


Have fun with this one!

And now for the giveaway!

This month I'm giving away THREE Love Inspired Suspense novels over at my contest page. But I'm making it easy for you--you don't have to hop over there, just fill out the form here. Every month I'm giving away something on my contest page, so be sure to visit the site to see what's new. 

Here's what you get for signing up (and yes, this is my newsletter sign-up. If you're already a subscriber, just sign into the form, and you'll be added to the contest).

I'm giving away TREACHEROUS SKIES, RIPTIDE, and WILDERNESS
PERIL. All three books are in my Learjet Repo Man series, and full of romance, suspense and adventure!


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Thanks so much for stopping by SUSPENSE SISTERS! Wishing you many blessings this Christmas season! Beth

And one more thing--we love to read your comments. If you stop by the blog, please take a second to comment--tell us how you're doing, what you're baking, what you're reading. Just a friendly hello!

26 comments:

  1. Fudge! My weakness!

    Cool site. I've never been here before.

    Anne

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    1. I know, right? And it's just too easy. I hope you visit again, Anne!

      Beth

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  2. Thanks for sharing the yummy recipes and three book giveaway, Beth! What wonderful treats! Merry Christmas!

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    1. I hope you enjoy, Britney! Merry Christmas to you too!

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  3. Hello Elizabeth, Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful fudge recipes! May your Christmas overflow with His Presence....

    psalm103and138[at]gmail[dot]com

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  4. Hi Caryl! I hope you try and enjoy the recipes, and have a wonderful Christmas! Thanks for stopping by the blog and for commenting. If you'd like to enter the contest, make sure to enter your email in the form.

    Many blessings!
    Beth

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  5. My kids love fudge.. thanks the second one wow is really easy.. wow the sugar ! !
    dkstevensne AT outlook DoT CoM

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  6. Deanna, thanks for stopping by. And you are right on the sugar. I don't like to eat this kind of stuff often, for health reasons, but once in a while. . .fudge is nice. And in this case, nice-n-easy. :)


    Merry Christmas!

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  7. Your books look great. Love suspense!

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  8. What wonderful recipes, plus how easy they look. With all the holiday preparations and shopping everyone needs some fudge to nibble on. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Exactly, Katrina! They're so easy and their terrific too, so you can't tell that someone didn't work hours in the kitchen to prepare them. LOL But don't nibble too much, right? :)

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  9. Thank you for your generous giveaway. I am looking forward to reading your books.

    Love those fudge recipes! I can't believe how easy they sound to make. Emailing these to my daughter! She is a military wife (Air Force) and they have been living in Stockholm, Sweden for 3 years now. My son-in-law is on a special assignment with the US Embassy there. There are questions I have asked my daughter about my son-in-law's position and she tells her Momma, I can't comment on that!

    Blessings and Merry Christmas to you and yours Beth!

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  10. Judy, thanks for stopping by! Easy is right, and they taste like a million bucks, I mean, if fudge can taste that good, and I think it can. LOL I hope she enjoys the recipes!

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  11. I know she will enjoy the recipes Beth. She takes after her Momma!!

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  12. Maybe I'm a strange one, but I am not a huge fan of chocolate(no tomato throwing please, lol), but I do love to bake & cook for my family, so I may add this to my Christmas goodie baking this year! Sounds super easy & I know my family will love it. Thank you for the chance to win 3 of your Love Inspired Suspense books.....I have a whole bookshelf full of different ones! I devour books so what's a few more, lol! Merry Christmas to you and yours & many blessings for the new year.

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    1. Missed the part where I need to add my email, ooops!
      teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    2. Trixi, to enter the contest for the three books, you must enter your email in the form. This post is a bit different than the usual! Thanks for stopping by and commenting, even though you don't like chocolate! LOL But you're right--either of these fudges are quick and easy and could be wrapped up to give as gifts that people will love. Merry Christmas to you!!!

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    3. I did both...in the form & in my reply....guess I got a bit confused on the instructions! I should be covered, lol!

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    4. Yes, you should be covered! LOL Thanks!

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  13. Love the fudge receipe. I'll have to give it a try. My daughter in law and I make Christmas Candy every year as a tradition. She makes the best peanut brittle I have ever tasted. And I am known for my No-bake Rum balls.
    Thanks for the giveaway. I love Love Inspired Suspense reads!
    Lpertelt@aol.com

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  14. Loraine, thanks for stopping by. I can tell that sharing recipes are a big hit! I have an antique candy mold my parents gave me one year. Maybe you could share a recipe or two with us. :) Those Rum balls sound delish!

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  15. Thanks so much for the heads up on the recipes, Beth! My hubby loves fudge!

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  16. Thanks for stopping by, Sandra! I hope you are able to try these and enjoy.

    Beth

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  17. Thank you so much for the recipes! I am about to try my hand in the kitchen so this is great timing.

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  18. Oh good. Let me know how things turn out, Melanie!

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