Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bye 2013

Saying bye to a fantastic 2013!
So many memories, joyous moments and celebrations...

Monday, December 23, 2013

Chocolate Fudge

A month of sweet treats continues in the office -- and everyday there is a new tray of cookies/ cake/ fudge to try out! So hard to resist! :-)

Here is another recipe from Pam - Chocolate fudge - and this one is really easy to make...

All you need is:
- 3 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup melted butter
- 1 small can (5 oz.) of evaporated milk (not the sweetened milk)
- 12 oz. of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 jar (7 oz.) of Kraft's jet-puffed marshmallow creme
- 1 cup of chopped walnuts or pecan pieces
- 1 teaspoon of  vanilla extract

Add the sugar, butter and evaporated milk in a saucepan and bring the mixture to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. After it starts boiling, continue to keep the mix on medium heat for 5 min.

Remove from heat and add the chocolate chips, marshmallow creme, vanilla extract and the walnuts/pecans. Stir and mix well.

Pour the mix into a 9x13 baking pan and let it cool. I refrigerated it overnight and cut the fudge into thick pieces the next day.

You can also pack this in a mason jar and wrap it with tissue for a home-made Christmas gift!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas in Chicago

It feels like Christmas when you are walking around a crowded Christmas market in the cold, shopping for ornaments and gifts and taking a break only to sip on some hot wine!

A big moment!

Attended the little brother's graduation convocation this weekend - A big happy moment!  :-)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday blog!
It's been an year since I started this blog and this past year - I have learned a few tricks on my camera, discovered amazing photography blogs to browse, learned a trick or two about styling, created a few beautiful things and found a new way to keep myself busy on weekends! So, all in all it's been fun! :)

P.S. - The above pic was taken at my nephew's b'day party a few weeks back. Love the layered balloons!