Redhead’s Kitchen w/ Decadent Chocolate



Welcome back to our second addition of “Redhead’s Kitchen”!

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Redhead's Kitchen (awesome recipes)

I’ve only met a couple people in my life who don’t like chocolate.

I’ve always thought they must have part of a taste bud missing or something because it can’t possibly be by choice.

My Mom & Dad always had chocolate in our house when I was a kid.

Chocolate kisses, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate ice cream, etc.

My Mom is actually famous for her chocolate cake:

Best Chocolate Cake Recipe Ever

She started making the cake for my sister, Carolyn, on her 12th b-day.

It became a tradition.

You can find the very popular recipe here:

Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe from Family Circle 1975.

Speaking of my sister…

she just happens to be one of my featured chef’s on “Redhead’s Kitchen” today.

my “brown headed sister”, Carolyn 🙂

Carolyn chef

I’m the youngest of 4.  Carolyn Jane (her full name) is 3rd in line, so closest to me in age.

CJ spent a ton of her teen years babysitting me and bossing me around taking care of me.

In high school she used me as her “model” for cutting hair-I loved the attention.

Picture little red getting her hair cut with these monster scissors in the kitchen:

scissors and julie


If you look closely, you’ll see my painted nails she did too.

She took really good care of me.

We had some good times, that’s for sure.

I love her, and miss her so much.

CJ lives in NY, so we usually see each other only once a year.

She is an excellent cook, and baker.

That leads me to her “Homemade Walnut Fudge” that she mails to us at Christmas time…

Homemade Fudge Recipe

Pretty thoughtful, right?

After she mailed it out this year, I asked her to send me the recipe.

I thought for sure it was some ancient secret recipe she had tucked away in her bra recipe book.


She calls me and tell me that it’s off the Fluff jar.

You’ve got to be kidding?

So here it is
all courtesy of “Fluff” & my wonderful sis.

Carolyn's Walnut Fudge by Fluff

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

Carolyn's Walnut Fudge by Fluff


  • 2 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 5oz. can evaporated milk
  • 1 jar marshmallow Fluff (7 1/2 oz)
  • 3/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 12 oz. package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Grease a 9-inch square baking pan. Set aside. In large saucepan combine the first 5 ingredients. Stir over low heat until blended. Increase heat to medium and bring to a full-rolling boil being careful not to mistake escaping air bubbles for boiling. Boil slowly, stirring constantly for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and chocolate until chocolate is melted. Add nuts. Pour into greased pan and cool. Makes 2 1/2 pounds.

FYI >>>>> My other sister can cook too.

Her famous baked rib recipe can be found here:

Diane’s Baby Back Ribs

ribs 2

In addition, I couldn’t resist sharing these 2 decadent chocolate recipes from our “Inspiration Monday party”.

These girls really know how to bake…

I mean seriously
they deserve to be on Top Chef.

Are you listening Tom Colicchio?

Redhead's Featured Chefs

Reeses Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake by Life, Love & Sugar

Chocolate Hazelnut Tart by Dieter’s Downfall
Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

Carolyn’s Easy Homemade Fudge (recipe above)

Homemade Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Decadent Chocolate Recipes

Reeses Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake by Life, Love & Sugar

Chocolate Hazelnut Tart by Dieter’s Downfall

Carolyn’s Easy Homemade Fudge (recipe above)

I hope you enjoyed todays chocolate features…

I will be searching for my next featured chef(s) for “Redhead’s Kitchen” every week at our “Inspiration Monday Party“.

The party begins here every Sunday at 2pm EST.

In addition, each feature will be featured yet again @ Debbiedoos the following month

in my “Cooking at Debbiedoo’s” contributor posts.

That means tons of exposure.

Redhead’s Kitchen” theme next time:


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4 Responses

  1. Ooooh – so many delicious ideas!! And LOL one of my two favorite fudge recipes is from my MIL and yep – there’s Fluff! I didn’t make it this past Christmas and now I may need to make it again just because! xo

  2. Karyn says:

    Sounds like GREAT memories with your sister!
    Thanks so much for featuring my chocolate hazelnut tart! Have a good week and stay warm!

  3. Linda says:

    I love Chocolate, I’ve only met one person who doesn’t like it ! Iam guessing this is your Mom and her cake she made for you kids ?
    I had to laugh….my Mom would make one that looked like this and the top layer would slid off the bottom layer and she would stick a fork right down in the middle of the cake to hold it together!!!

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