How To Make Smooth And Creamy Eggnog Fudge This Holiday Season

Food & Recipes

Holy cow this sounds amazing!

Eggnog is such a classic part of the American holiday tradition that even President George Washington had a nog recipe of his very own. His recipe was pretty dang heavy on the alcohol, too: 1/2 pint of whiskey, 1/2 pint of rum and 1/4 pint of sherry — those Founding Fathers sure knew how to party!

Now, clever cooks are combining this festive libation with the deliciousness of chocolate in order to create eggnog fudge. What a perfectly decadent way to celebrate the season!

The best part of all is that eggnog fudge is easy to make, yet it seems so elegant and impressive. That makes it perfect for all those holiday parties and potlucks you were invited to this year. After all, do you really want to get stuck making the same sugar cookies again?

Eggnog fudge makes a beautiful holiday gift, too. Simply place it in a festive tin (like these on Amazon, which come in a 6-pack for just $9.99), tie it all up with a holiday ribbon and voila! A thoughtful and tasty gift for everyone from teachers to your neighbors and coworkers.

So how do you make eggnog fudge? There are many possible variations.

Over at Like Mother, Like Daughter, Aimee uses marshmallow creme and white chocolate for her base, along with a sprinkling of ground nutmeg.

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Lauren at Art and The Kitchen also uses white chocolate and marshmallow creme, but she takes things to the next level by using real vanilla bean pods rather than vanilla extract.

And Brown-Eyed Baker uses rum extract in her fudge to really give it that classic eggnog flavor.

Brown-Eyed Baker

Not a fan of white chocolate? Don’t worry. There are eggnog fudge recipes that use milk chocolate as a base. Sara at Life’s Little Sweets makes her eggnog fudge with mini marshmallows, semi-sweet chocolate chips — and she even sprinkles some holiday-colored jimmies on top!

Life’s Little Sweets

Are you excited for eggnog season?

We were not paid to write this story. The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Simplemost may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer’s website.

Next post

This is the most recent story.

GM Is Bringing Back Its Popular Chevy Blazer SUV

Though they haven’t been making Blazers since 2005, they’re making a comeback!

A classic name in SUVs is coming back.

An all-new Chevrolet Blazer that will go on sale next year was unveiled at an event in Atlanta on June 21.

General Motors, Chevrolet’s parent company, hasn’t made a Blazer since 2005. But the world has gone mad for SUVs, so an automaker like GM needs to offer one of every imaginable size. This new Blazer is designed to be a little bigger and roomier than the compact Chevrolet Equinox but smaller than the big Traverse crossover SUV with its three rows of seats.

It’s not just about size, though, said Michael Simcoe, GM’s global head of design. The new Blazer also has a sportier character than Chevrolet’s other SUVs. The Chevrolet designer team didn’t try to make it look like the old Blazers, he said, but they did want it to reflect their youthful appeal.

The new Blazer can seat up to five people and will be offered with a choice of 4-cylinder or V6 engines. The back seats will slide backward or forward 5.5 inches to create more cargo room or more legroom, depending on needs. With the biggest V6 engine, it will be able to tow 4,500 pounds.

GM will make the SUV in Ramos, Mexico, and it will be available in a number of versions, including the luxury-trimmed Blazer Premier and sporty-looking Blazer RS. Pricing and fuel economy information will be available closer to when the Blazer goes on sale early next year.

The original Blazer, called the K5 Blazer, went on sale in 1969. It was a burly all-wheel-drive vehicle built on the chassis of a full-size Chevy pickup. Made to compete against vehicles like the Ford Bronco and International Harvester Scout, it was, essentially, an off-road truck for carrying people.

k5 blazer photo
Flickr | Hugo-90

You might be more familiar with the much smaller S-10 Blazer that came out in 1983. It was also built on the chassis of a pickup, but this time on the compact S-10 truck. For years, GM sold both Blazers so customers could pick the size that suited their needs. Eventually, though, the bigger Blazer was replaced by the Tahoe. The smaller one was discontinued in 2005 and essentially replaced by the Chevrolet Equinox crossover SUV.

The Blazer isn’t the only classic SUV making a return. Ford will also re-introduce the Bronco in 2020. Sharing its engineering with the Ford Ranger pickup, the new Bronco will be intended for more serious off-road use than the Blazer.

Written by Peter Valdes-Dapena for CNN.

™ & © 2018 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.

Next post

This is the most recent story.

Classic Disney Fanny Packs From The ’90s Are Back


Now a whole new generation of moms can embarrass their kids at Disney World!

The 1990s are back and — better than ever? I’m not so sure about that, considering the time period was pretty great to begin with, but 2018 is definitely trying its hardest to rival the beloved decade in terms of style. We’ve already seen some staples of the time make a comeback: denim-on-denim outfits, scrunchies and yes, even the fanny pack.

Now, Disney’s getting in on the retro-style action and selling Mickey Mouse fanny packs. So, if you’re glad the ’90s are still in full swing, you’re going to want to get your hands on these accessories because, seriously, you won’t find a more classic combo.

You can find Disney-inspired fanny packs at Disney’s online shop, ranging in cost from $16.95 to $84. The most iconic of the bunch feature Mickey Mouse-embroidered designs and fabrics such as denim. Check out some of these fantastic creations below:

1. Mickey Mouse Timeless Hip Pack

This is great for holding all of the essentials, whether you’re visiting Disneyland or just using it in your daily routine. Plus, the black color and Mickey Mouse designs make this a classic. It can be yours for just $26.99.


2. Mickey Mouse Denim Hip Pack

Denim and Disney, all rolled into one. This fanny pack is the epitome of everyone’s favorite decade — so wear it with pride. It’s available on shopDisney for only $16.95.


3. Scrump Hip Pack

The online shop also has styles the kids will love including this fun “Lilo & Stitch”-inspired design. It’s available for $19.95.


4. Abu Hip Pack

This “Aladdin“-inspired fanny pack is super cute and fun. It’s a great way to spice up your wardrobe and show just how big of a Disney fan you are (and just how much you want the ’90s to live on!). You can get it from shopDisney for $84.


OK, Disney lovers — shop these designs and more online and bring this thing full-circle by wearing a fanny pack and embarrassing your kids on a trip to a Disney park!

Next post

This is the most recent story.