Superfudge and other Christmas Miracles

I polled the audience and it seems that you would all like to see my ridiculousness try to make fudge.

And of course I had to name this post “Superfudge” because Lisa told me to, and she and I share a love of Judy Blume, She-ra, and side ponytails (which I am rocking in this vlog, by the way).

So.  Here is my vlog on my attempt at making my dad’s fudge.

Oh…wait.  first I should set it up for you.

This was what happened last year (in case you forgot):

fudgey turd pile

in years before that?  It hasn’t even set up.  We have used it as chocolate syrup for ice cream.  Last year?  It overly set up.  Sigh…

On to this year! Ok, first I prepped everything:

gathered my supplies

propped up my camera precariously on popcorn tin, Eddie's blocks, and Sandra Boynton books

and then?  the vlog:

Eddie and me sampling the goods

yeah, it actually turned out.  I couldn’t believe it.  I was containing my excitement about this on camera for fear I would look even sillier, but I was way excited.

Also?  This post is titled “and other Christmas Miracles” because guess what…BONUS VIDEO FOR YOU!

If my fudge turning out for the first time in EVER wasn’t the best thing?  We got a package today from one Miranda.  It had a cute Christmas card and a little something she just “whipped” up to give Eddie from her Joshua.

What a great day!!!  Fudge and crayons!!!  Seriously…how does it get better than this?

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. All Hail the superfudge!

    Told you it would turn out. Maybe one day superfudge and supergirlfudge (that’s what I’m calling my daughter Tay’s fudge) can meet up and save people’s tastebuds.

  2. Congrats! LOVE your philosophy on preparing for a mess. I have been unknowingly preparing for a mess all this time 🙂

  3. YAYAYAYA!!!! Happy Christmas, Sluiters!

  4. You are so stinkin’ cute!! YAY for your fudge making skills! 🙂 Now I’m craving some fudge…

  5. Heavens to Betsy this post/vlog has completely cemented my love you for and you overly adorable family!!!! <3 <3 P.S. who's the douche waving in the background?
    <3 Lisa

  6. oh, also? i forgot to say that i am totally jealous of your voice, because 100% of the reason i won’t vlog is that i sound like a hot jersey mess!
    You have a normal, nice voice.
    That’s all.

    • i bet i would fall in love with your voice. and I already love you. mostly because you said i have a NORMAL voice. I REALLY hope my friends and family are reading this comment. LOOK EVERYONE, LISA SAID MY VOICE IS NORMAL!!!!

  7. oh, crap! one more thing!

  8. O.M.G. you are cute.
    my place, (house, stove, christmas tree) is a total mess. Big Time.

    You but are cute.


    • thank you, my friend. i feel you on the mess. i think while the kids are kids? there will always be mess.

  9. I LOVED to see that you speak the exact same way you write, but it was much more fun this time to actually hear you! I loved the vlog. I think I am a little too self conscious to try one yet. Congrats on the fudge turning out too!

    • ha! you are not the first to tell me I talk the same way I write and vice versa…that is funny! Thanks for watching…I am self-conscious too, but I just do it. I think being a high school teacher takes some of the nerves away 🙂

  10. TheNextMartha says

    I tried to make fudge once. Not good. Maybe I need some patience and possibly to read the recipe.

  11. The video of Eddie is hilarious. What a kid.
    I hope that there was no fudge harmed in the making of this vlog…
    Hee hee.
    See I wait for my friend Jenn with two N’s to make me fudge. She makes the bestest kind with these little crunchy nuggets of toffee. Yummmm

  12. PS, you are so cute and I want to squeeze you 😉

  13. HOLLA!!!!
    I am totally stealing your excuse for not cleaning the stove…but since I don’t make fudge, I think I’ll just say that cooking in general makes a mess, so why keep cleaning it? Kind of like my excuse for not making the bed–you’re just getting right back in it!
    Congrats on perfect fudge this year. I am pretty sure you earned that.

    • I am great at finding reasons to not clean. “just going to mess it up again” is my go-to-excuse! 🙂

  14. Ok, I loved your videos, your camera “tripod” and I can totally see you in the classroom….your students must love you! Also glad your fudge turned out well and I love watching Eddie sign Thank you and just be himself…he’s so cute!

    • Thanks, LCW! 🙂 I like to think I keep it entertaining in the classroom, but who knows! And Eddie? Is a ham. Total ham. I have no idea where he gets it from. Ahem. 🙂

  15. I know I told you on twitter, but I love you.

    And also? When the video started I thought “I bet her mom totally sabatagoed the recipe so no one but her dad could ever make the perfect fudge.” Maybe I should cutback on watching Soaps. LOL

  16. i love your vlogs. i love fudge. a very merry combination!

  17. your fudge video is adorable 🙂


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