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Bourbon Balls & Unbelievable Fudge

A delicious last minute, well it does need about 24 hours to blend all the flavors,

Bourbon Balls & Velveeta Cheese Fudge

One year in the late 1960’s when we were poor, newly married and college students, we decided to give all our family Bourbon Balls for Christmas. These were popular with our friends and we had lots of fun making them ! They are easy and fast and just need a day or two to blend all the flavors.

My daughter & son-in-law gave me a sweet little Christmas with Paula Deen book, full of stories and recipes…my favorite kind of cookbook ! The most unusual recipe in the book, and maybe the most unusual recipe I’ve ever seen, is the “Chocolate Cheese Fudge. It calls for Velveeta Cheese ! I mean, if you are from the South, Velveeta Cheese is a staple ! But I have never heard of it being used in a recipe for Fudge !! I had to try it. It’s tasty…not really a gourmet fudge, but good and quite unique!

Hope you enjoy the recipes and may your Christmas be full of joy and peace and lots of tea !!

Bourbon Balls

1 box vanilla wafers
6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate–finely chopped

Hot Tea-Toddy— Hot “My-Chai” and more….

‘Tis the season for gathering, celebrating, eating and drinking. Tea, that versatile, cooperative, beverage is easily incorporated into a myriad of cocktail drinks. This time of year, I am especially fond of hot drinks. An old favorite…the Hot Toddy made with tea is warm and toasty. Most black and green teas mix well with honey and lemon, and experimenting with a Toddie recipe can elicit a whole repertoire of hot tea mixed drinks.

In this blog, I’ve included a recipe for a Hot Tea-Toddy, a Hot “My-Chai” tea, and a White Russian also using chai tea. My daughter introduced me to a simple way to use tea in mixed drinks with Tea-Forte’s collection of cocktail infusions.

We wish you a beautiful, happy and very Merry Christmas !



Hot Tea-Toddy


1 ounce brandy, whiskey, or rum
1 tablespoon honey

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