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Recipe for family meals :

Toll House Famous Fudge

This recipe was sent to me by Shirley Cline.

Shirley was a great inspiration to me when I first started working on the idea of creating a recipe and cooking web site. Not only did she encourage me but she also supplied a great many recipes and other pieces which are featured throughout the site. Her great achievement was to teach me to cook risottos over the internet!

Although I never had the chance to meet Shirley, or even talk to her, I regarded her as a good friend. It was with great sadness that I learnt that she passed away in Autumn 2004 and that there would be no more emails. I think she will be sadly missed by a lot of people like me to whom she gave such pleasure with the sharing or her recipes. The pleasure my children have had from her recipe for Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar and Mint - not to mention the fights for seconds - has been a joy to behold.

Goodbye Shirley. You will always be remembered. I learnt a great deal from you.

Shirley says: "This cake is made with one box of white cake mix prepared with Root Beer instead of the liquid called for in the instructions".


1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup (5 fl oz can) Carnation Evaporated Milk
2 tblsp butter
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 1/2 cups (9 oz.) Nestlé Toll HouseSemi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
1 tsp vanilla

  • Line an 8 inch square baking pan with foil.
  • Combine sugar, evaporated milk, butter, and salt in a medium heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly for 4 - 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in marshmallows, morsels, nuts and vanilla.
  • Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows are melted.
  • Pour into prepared baking pan, refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  • Lift from pan and remove foil. Cut into pieces.

Makes 49 pieces

Shirley Cline