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My Christmas Gifts For You

I made this Christmas card using Picnik. My 2008 Christmas Card, was originally uploaded by barneykin. It is posted here from Barneykin’s FLICKR account.

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My Son’s Twin


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Hey Mom, is this me?”exclaimed my son. “What am I doing here?” he wondered when he found his face plastered upon a Fox News Banner that appeared recently at the Fox News website. I also was stunned to find him amongst the Fox News employees going across country on a recent project, as he does not work for Fox News. How did his photograph come to be a part of the gaggle of Fox faces? I have no idea. The picture of the man on the far left hand side is either that of my eldest son or my son’s identical twin, which I never knew that he had. Was I robbed on the day he was born?

The spectacles the elusive twin is wearing in the photograph are the same that my son wore last year until he sat on them, and the cell phone being used is exactly like the one my boy used recently until he dropped it, scattering its case and innards into a hundred and one pieces. The twins obviously have inherited the same taste in accoutrements. I wonder if my son’s identical twin is as clumsy, too?  (CLOSE-UP of Photograph)

The image, Fox News Banner, was originally uploaded by barneykin. It is posted here from Barneykin’s flickr account.

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Cousin Violet’s Fudge Recipe

Long ago, before collecting recipes from the Internet became de rigueur, we homemakers often traded handwritten recipes. My cousin made the most delicious fudge and I was intrigued and asked for the recipe. I had stopped making fudge because I could only manage success about once in five tries. My usual result was a soupy concoction that could only be eaten with a spoon. Cousin Vi’s recipe changed all of that. It is simple – no boiling, and I make it in the microwave oven, which we didn’t have in those long ago days of yore.

Cousin Vi is now 78 years old and her handwriting is still as beautiful. That is because she has the genes of an artist coursing through her veins, as her father was my Uncle Ben, of whom I have written much. I made the fudge seen above, molding it into large cookie cutters of Christmas shapes. I used Google’s free Picasa2 software to made the collage of photographs.

The Recipe As Written by Violet –

INGREDIENTS:

  • 18 ounces semisweet baking chocolate (such as 3 bags of chocolate chips)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans (I toast them in the oven first.)

PREPARATION:
In a heavy saucepan over low heat melt the chips into the milk, stirring until smooth. Remove from the heat. Add the vanilla, salt and nuts, and stir until smooth. Spread evenly into a waxed paper lined 8 or 9 inch pan. Chill for 2 hours, or until firm. Turn fudge onto a cutting surface, peel away the waxed paper and cut into even squares. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

*MICROWAVE METHOD: Heat chips and milk on high for 3 minutes, depending on the wattage of your oven. Stir until smooth, then follow the traditional recipe.

The image, My Christmas Fudge, was originally uploaded by barneykin. It is posted here from Barneykin’s flickr account.

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I made my Brer Rabbit Cookies today and once I saw how they had come out all crinkled, I remembered where I had first discovered the recipe for them. It was from my long time Navy-wife friend Elaine Rypka. These were cookies that I first enjoyed at her house and I remember being quite intrigued with the appearance of their sugary crackles. It was Elaine who told me that the recipe was from the Brer Rabbit molasses bottle.

That is one of my long ago memories that had almost vanished, but it came back. There is also the memory of the beautiful wood baking racks that I have been using for thirty years. I have a set of three; the two small ones seen here and one large one. It is such a pleasure to place beautiful cookies such as these, or casserole dishes, onto these racks to cool. My long ago friend, Don Denault, made these for me as a gift, and I have not forgotten that either.

The image, Brer Rabbit Cookies, was originally uploaded by barneykin. It is posted here from Barneykin’s flickr account.

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