Today’s post is a very special post for a very special friend. Not too long ago Katrina of “Baking and Boy’s” hosted an online surprise birthday party for me. This shows me what a thoughtful and kind person she is. What’s more special, is I feel this real kindred spirit with Katrina – and we have never met. I really do hope we get to meet on this earth, but if we don’t I sure look forward to spending time with her in the new one!
Last week our mutual friend Suzanne of “Thru the Bugs on my Windshield” (don’t you LOVE that blog name?!) contacted me to see if we would be interested in doing something for Katrina’s birthday. We agreed to make something, ship it to her, and blog about it on her birthday. So…..Here is to YOU Katrina! This is your special day and I hope we made it even more special by sending you something tangible (and edible, and not to forget – chocolate!)
Katrina blogs over at Baking and Boys. Way back in the beginning of my blogging days when I met Katrina, it was through Baking with Dorie. The fact we were both passionate about baking and she had boys was what attracted me to her blog….along with all those goodies she has on there! If you love to bake and you haven’t been to her blog, then its a definite visit you need to make, and make often 🙂
If you know anything about me, then you know I love to cook and bake for others. It is part of the reason I blog. You also know that I am not a candy maker. I can make it, am not always super successful with it, but have had better luck recently. I also only make candy for very super special people. I made Justin Pumpkin Fudge and Christopher Candy Corn Fudge this fall – that is more candy than I have made in a few years.
I decided there was another person who was special and precious enough to me in my heart to have homemade fudge, and that was Katrina. I also decided to make her my own very favorite recipe which also has a special spot in my heart because it is my Nanny’s recipe, not to mention it’s been on my top 10 recipes on this blog for a long time now.
I made this fudge at 4 AM. No surprise to many of you who know me. Another morning labor of love. I just hope it had set up enough. I didn’t have a lot of time and needed to ship that fudge out that day! I hope everything arrived to her in good condition! (You can text me when you get the package today!)
I figured since Katrina is another foodie blogger I figured that even though it was her birthday, that she wouldn’t mind if I sent her holiday themed food. The Oreo recipe was found on My Kitchen Addiction, a recipe shared with me by a young co-worker who made them herself and shared them with us at the office. I had such a hard time resisting them that I knew I had to make them. Since I could not leave them alone, I knew making them and sending them to Katrina was the thing to do. I know Katrina loves chocolate and I know she is not adverse to mint. So when I made the filling I used peppermint flavor instead of vanilla in the cream.