Chocolate Cookie Dough Fudge

yield: 64 SERVINGS

prep time: 5 MINUTES

cook time: 5 MINUTES

I’ve combined two of the best things in life: chocolate and cookie dough. This Chocolate Cookie Dough Fudge recipe will have you drooling in no time!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup marshmallow cream
  • 12 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 8 ounces refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough, frozen

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, milk, vanilla, and butter.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly. Once boiling, keep at a rolling boil for a full two minutes (still stirring).
  3. For this next step, I use a stand mixer with whisk attachment (a hand mixer would work too). Combine the marshmallow cream and milk chocolate chips in mixing bowl. Pour hot mixture over these ingredients and blend until smooth. I turn my mixer on medium speed and blend for 1-3 minutes, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
  4. While this is mixing, line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Crumble half of the frozen cookie dough (in small 1inch chunks) into bottom of baking dish. Set aside.
  5. Once mixture is smooth, pour into prepared dish. With the remaining cookie dough, press small chunks into the top of the fudge. Refrigerate for 4 hours, or overnight. Cut and enjoy.
  6. Store fudge in airtight container for up to 1 week.

 

 

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Inner Strength for Terminal Illness


Strength For Terminal Illness

When we wake-up, there is pain
When we lay to rest, there is gain
Be it middle-aged or an illness
if we don’t try; there’s no bliss.

It’s easy to lounge in our P.J.’s; I swear
Forget about make-up and brushing our hair
But don’t forget; God gave us this task
He knew we could do it, without wearing our mask.

Everyone has a gift, you were given at birth
Some can be speakers, others teach this earth
Those with terminal illness are most special to me
For their strength bubbles over, for all of us to see.

Written by my feelings,
Terry Shepherd
April 18, 2018

 

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Daily Prompt/ Photo Challenge


pro·lif·ic
adjective
  1. 1.
    (of a plant, animal, or person) producing much fruit or foliage or many offspring.
    “in captivity, tigers are prolific breeders”
    synonyms: productivecreativeinventivefertile

    “a prolific composer”
  2. 2.
    present in large numbers or quantities; plentiful.
    “mahogany was once prolific in the tropical forests”

     

    synonyms: plentifulabundantbountifulprofusecopiousluxuriantrichlush;

     

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Daily Prompt/ One Word Prompt


Genie

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.

 

A Genie in a bottle. The first thoughts that come into play in my mind are Multiple System Atrophy patients, caregivers, families and myself. I personally felt, like a Genie in a bottle.

One illness, five little words, one doctor’s appointment can change everything from that day on. Watching little changes become bigger changes isn’t fun. Helping with falls, recreating meal preparations, setting appointments with various doctors, rearranging rooms, taking out furniture to make room for new furniture, interviewing caregivers, looking at any programs that may help off set expenses. This is truly a Genie kind of life.

Why do I say that? Simple, very few professionals have ever heard of this disease, which makes it difficult to get the help you need. There are improvements on literature, so your power becomes stronger with reading.

Getting insurance companies to understand this is a disease that needs to be covered is a task within itself.  I felt like the Genie in the bottle. I tried and tried, but the top of my bottle just wouldn’t pop off.

What is the best thing you can do if you need help but can’t find any? Join Facebook groups for Multiple System Atrophy. There are several.

This is one of the newest groups I created. A place to feel comfortable enough to speak your mind in private.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/374109256406780/

 

This is one of my older groups where you come to visit, be inspired and meet other families and patients.

https://www.facebook.com/MSAfeelingstressed/

 

This is a group for caregivers. It is an awesome group to find strength and answers in others who are going down the same path as you.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/168770156602557/

 

This is a group formed to learn more about Multiple System Atrophy.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/48942097968/

 

 

This is a group that I love. I found so much support here while my brother was still living. My friends from this group are still my friends today. A wonderful place to congregate.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/MSABuddies/

 

As you know by now, my birthday is this coming Saturday. I need still two hundred dollars to meet my goal. I am requesting a $1- any amount from you, my friends to help me reach my goal of $500.00. Can you help?

https://www.facebook.com/donate/566976957002931/

 

I wish this terrible, nasty, roller coaster ride of a disease on not even my worst enemy. Not only will it change your life forever; there will be times when you feel like that Genie in a Bottle.

 

 

 

 

 

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