Family Favorite Recipes: Grandma’s Peanut Butter Fudge

Finished Peanut Butter Fudge

Out of my grandmother’s many delicious recipes, her peanut butter fudge is my favorite.  This was a crowd pleaser.  My friends would beg for her to make it for class parties, and would appear on special occasions such as the holidays.  Here is the exact recipe from the Cedar Lake United Methodist Church Ladies Fellowship Circle Cookbook.  I left it in her own explanation because she was the expert.  Below are pictures of me recreating this family favorite on Christmas eve.

Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding her fudge recipe.  Enjoy!  

Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe from “Taste of Heaven” Cookbook
Some necessities for the fudge.  
Mixing the marshmallow fluff, peanut butter chips, and smooth peanut butter.  
Finished fudge after cooling for about two hours.  

Ooey-Gooey Bars: A Family Recipe

 This is a very fun and easy holiday recipe from my Maternal grandmother.  For my Sorority Alumnae group’s Christmas party, I resurrected this from the Cedar Lake Ladies Fellowship Circle Cook Book.  Enjoy!

Ooey-Gooey Bars

  • 1 Box Butter Cake Mix
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Stick Butter (Softened)
  • 1 Cup Pecans (Chopped) 
Mix above ingredients. Press into lightly greased 9X13 pan.

Rest of Bars:
  • 1 Box of Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 Pack Cream Cheese (8 oz)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
Mix and pour over batter that’s already in pan.  Cook at 350 for about 40-45 minutes.  Put chocolate chips on top while bars are still warm.  

Helpful Tips:
** Grease pan very well. They can be hard to get out.
**For easy serving, cut the bars and place them in cupcake holders.  

Gulf Coast Musings: Cheese balls

On a thrift store run a few weeks ago, I found this glass dip tray.  It was a steal at $4.99 cents!

My first thought when I found it on the bottom shelf with random serving dishes was, “Oh my gosh a cheese ball tray!”  Now any good Southern woman knows that the cheese ball is a staple at every baby shower, bridal brunch, and after funeral spread.  There are hundreds of variations, and I am excited to try them for various holidays with my fancy tray.  

At my friends weekly Sunday dinner, I got a family recipe from my mother to try my hand at this southern girl birthright.  She came up with this recipe from my Great Aunt Brenda.  She would make it for all her work parties.  
Aunt Brenda’s Hot/Spicy Cheese Ball 

**One quick note, I used smoked cheddar instead of Old English Cheese 
Here is my handiwork, and everyone enjoyed it! 
I could not believe my good fortune when I found this beauty a week later.  What luck!