|Linda with her Mother and Grandmother|
Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Fudge
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup milk
1 tbsp dark syrup
1 heaping tbsp cocoa
butter the size of a walnut
vanilla to taste
Mix the first five ingredients together in a sauce pan and cook slowly, stirring once in a while. Boil until a small amount dropped into cold water makes a soft ball. Remove from heat.
Add vanilla and beat until it begins to granulate (not too long). Fold in pecans. Pour at once into buttered platter. Cool.
Linda Cox recently retired after twenty-five years as a district office secretary for the State of Illinois. Her first loves are studying the Bible and reading, but Linda occasionally tries her hand at writing. Her work is published in All My Bad Habits I Learned from Grandpa (Thomas Nelson), The One-Year Life Verse Devotional (Tyndale), Love Is a Verb Devotional (Bethany House), and Life Lessons from Grandparents: A Trip Down Memory Lane (Write Integrity Press—to be released in November 2011). She is also a regular contributor to www.DivineDetour.com. Linda and her husband live on a farm with their two indoor/outdoor farm mutts.