I realized that I never shared how my trip to California went. I went for a short week a the end of June :/ The day I landed, I headed off to San Diego for a conference. While there, my labmates went with me to get cupcakes :) Which is a plus, because although I am far behind on my reviews, I always love visiting new cupcakeries to share with you. After 3 days in San Diego in headed back to my parents to see my cousin get married.We headed up to Santa Barbara , CA for both a welcome dinner and the wedding ceremony (the next day). Both of which were beautiful. #loveindianweddings :) I also got to spend time with my adorable niece, get together with my besties, and get more cupcakes before I headed off. It was definitely a packed week!
Side note: I hate selfies. I cannot stand the people on Facebook that takes pictures of themselves all the time. AND if I can see your phone (i.e., you) taking a picture of yourself in the mirror it is even more lame. AND if you are over the age of 22....STOP...and if you are a professional/graduate student REALLY STOP :) My advice to you ;) Well, I went on that rant because my sister agrees and so my niece, cousin and sister took one as a joke to post on FB under the comment #selfies. I think it came out pretty well.
And onto today's recipe. I really try hard to improve my food photography and take pictures that I really think look good, showcase my recipes, and look like they belong on Pinterest (because you know that is the judge of everything ;) With this recipe, I cannot lie, taking pictures of this fudge was so hard- I am not sure why-- I can only guess the fudge was too dark and the M&Ms were too bright. Blah- so I am sorry for that. Just know, they are more amazing then they look. On the "bright" side, I LOVED LOVED LOVED this fudge. This is not your traditional fudge. It is a super soft, immediately melts in your mouth type fudge, with bits of crunchy M&Ms in it. The hubby, who is not as much of a chocolate enthusiast as me, ate this up! He asked if we can make this both with no additions and one with nuts. So I can only imagine he loves it just as much as me. The biggest bonus: this is super, duper, amazingly easy! I mean EASY! Seriously, go make it NOW :)
- If you want it throughout the fudge: mix in 1/2 c. of the mix-in (M&Ms). Pour in loaf pan lined with aluminum foil (this will make cutting the fudge into squares much easier). Sprinkle the top of fudge with remaining mix-in (M&Ms).
- If you do not want it throughout: Pour fudge into loaf pan lined with aluminum foil (this will make cutting the fudge into squares much easier). Sprinkle the top of the fudge with 1/2 c. of the mix-in (M&Ms).