Christmas Corner

Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today's Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.
- Gladys Tabor



Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence.
- Joan Mills



Christmas is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
- Dale Evans



Christmas is for children. But it is for grown-ups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts.
- Lenora Mattingly Weber



Praline Pecan Fudge Recipe

Ingredients:
1/2 oz. praline liqueur
1 cup pecans
1/4 lb. butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
5 oz. evaporated milk
1 (12 oz.) pack of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Tbl. vanilla
1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow creme

Directions:

Step 1:
Line a 9-inch Pyrex dish in aluminum foil and set aside.

Step 2:
In a 2-quart heavy bottom pot, melt butter over medium-high heat.

Step 3:
Add sugar and evaporated milk and blend well into butter. Bring to a rolling boil, reduce heat to simmer and cook approximately 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Be careful not to scorch butter as mixture will caramelize.

Step 4:
Remove from heat and using a large cooking spoon, stir in morsels, vanilla, marshmallow creme, praline liqueur and pecans, whipping constantly. Stir until mixture becomes creamy and slightly thickened.

Step 5:
Pour in the Pyrex pan and allow to cool. Cut fudge into 1-inch squares and serve.

Recipe from Chef John Folse as seen on WAFB-TV