Friday, February 22, 2019

Mandarin Orange Salad

A great Asian salad for any occasion,
 Healthy and refreshing.

The Dressing
(Adapted from
I've tried a few dressing and
 this one is my favorite.

2 tbsp white wine vinegar
3 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp celery salt
1/2 tsp ground paprika
1/4 cup olive oil.

To make the dressing, 
thoroughly blend the vinegar, 
honey, mustard, celery salt,
 paprika and olive oil. 

Mix well.
Can be sorted in fridge for later use.

The Salad

My recipe is for 4 servings

1/2 head, iceberg lettuce, 
(Red leaf lettuce can be used also.)
2 celery stocks chopped.
1/2 red onion chopped.
1/2 can mandarin oranges drained.
1/2 cup sliced almonds.
1/3 lb. bacon fried crisp.
  1. Place all of the above in a serving bow, add the dressing and serve.

Thanks for your visit xo

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Homemade Valentine Fudge

This decadent fudge is oh so sweet, and easy to make.
 "Carnation's Famous Fudge" made with 
 milk, marshmallows and nuts.
Great for a Valentine treat.

I was looking for something sweet to
 add to my blog for Valentines Day and
saw this fudge photo on a milk can and
 decided to give it a try. 
No thermometer or doing the drip test need,
just boiling and cooling.
That seemed simple and easy to me.
I tried it and it turned out perfect.

Chocolate with walnuts 

and white chocolate with almonds.


1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup (5oz. can) Carnation Evaporated milk
2 tbsp unsalted butter or margarine
1/4 tsp salt. (Note if you use salted butter, omit the salt.)
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 1/2 cup (9 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips.
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or almonds (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla extract.

Line a 8 inch pan with aluminum foil.

Combine the sugar, evaporated milk, 
butter and salt in medium, saucepan.
Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, 
stirring constantly.
Boil, stirring constantly for 4 to 5 minutes.
Remove from heat. 

Stir in marshmallows, chocolate, nuts and vanilla.
Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows are melted.

Pour into prepared baking pan.
Refrigerate for 4 hrs. or until firm.
Lift from pan, remove foil.
Cut into pieces.

For the white fudge, 
I used the same recipe above,
with white chocolate chips,
sliced almonds, and decorated
 with red and pink sprinkles

It is best to keep this fudge in the refrigerator.
It softens when left at room temperature.


Happy Valentines Day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

To All My Blogging Friends Who Followed Me With Google+

As you probably know by now,
Google + is shutting down.

I appreciate all my blogging friends
that I have made over the years
and would like to let
you know you can stay in touch
 with me through Blogger.

I have two blogs,
Thelma's Days

My cooking blog at 
Thel's Kitchen

If you wish to keep following me, 
Go on any blog page and you can follow me with Blogger

or subscribe by typing your email in the subscription box.

I really appreciated your comments and sadly,
 Google+ has deleted all my comments.

I will receive new comments through Blogger.

Looking forward to staying in touch. 

Thelma xo