My favorite daily ritual is sitting on my porch in the morning and drinking a cup of coffee. I like to nerd out about making it, and read a lot of blogs about people’s coffee setups and recipes. And they’re good! But many feature expensive equipment, highly precise measurements, and the freshest of ingredients.
Chocolate Fudge Recipe
Here’s my grandma’s chocolate fudge recipe transcribed from her original recipe card.
Ingredients 4 cups sugar 1⁄4 pound butter 1 large can pet milk (condensed milk) Two packages of chocolate chips One jar of marshmallow fluff Instructions Bring sugar, butter, and milk to a boil, and boil for 7 or 8 minutes.
Pico de Gallo Recipe
Nidya and I make this easy recipe for pico de gallo and it is really good! From Richard Sandoval’s New Latin Flavors:
Ingredients 12 ounces large tomatoes, seeded and cut into 1⁄2 inch dice 2 tablespoons finley chopped red onion 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1 serrano chile, seeded and finely chopped 1 teaspoon soy sauce Kosher salt Instructions Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl.
Grandma King's Banana Bread
My grandma used to keep a box of note cards of her recipes, written in neat cursive and parceled together with a rubber band. I used to eat this banana bread for breakfast when visiting. After baking, stick a toothpick or knife in the bread to check if it’s done.