Kristina's Pampered Chef News

November 2014

November is the month to cook with......

Pumpkin Seeds - put your cleaned pumpkin seeds on a Medium Round stone and place in the oven for 15-20 mins at 180°C with salt or sugar for an amazing tasty alternative to popcorn.

Garlic - use our garlic slicer and garlic press to add garlic to lots of warming dishes to help fend off the cold!

This month's featured recipe is quick and easy, and brilliant if you need something to take to a party or for a wee present.

White Chocolate Festive Fudge


1 orange
400g white chocolate, chopped
200ml sweetened condensed milk
100g coarsely chopped toasted pecans, divided
75g sweetened dried cranberries, divided
85g coarsely chopped dried apricots, divided
1 tsp Vanilla Extract


1. Line Small Sheet Pan with a piece of Parchment Paper, allowing about 1 in. (2.5 cm) to extend past sides. Zest orange with Microplane® Adjustable Fine Grater to measure 2 tsp. Place chocolate and condensed milk in Large Micro-Cooker®; microwave on HIGH 2-3 minutes or until chocolate is mostly melted, stirring every minute. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Add 75g of the chopped pecans, and half each of the cranberries and apricots, orange zest and vanilla; mix well.
2. Spoon chocolate mixture evenly over parchment; spread evenly using Large Spreader. Top fudge with remaining pecans, cranberries and apricots; press lightly. Refrigerate several hours or until firm.
3. Lift parchment and fudge from pan. Cut into squares. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.

I often make this nut free for fairs and folks with nut allergies and its just as delicious!

If you would like me to demonstrate this, or any other Pampered Chef recipe for you and your friends, get in touch and we can book a date. Why not organise a Christmas shopping night of food, fun and shopping from your sofa?

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Kristina Robb, Independent Consultant for The Pampered Chef

I'm hoping to help my friends and customers with ideas, inspiration and recipes to make life easier and more enjoyable in the kitchen and at the table. I love bringing a little happiness to what can otherwise be a bit of a boring or harassed time getting food on the table. I also specialise in recipes for food allergies and vegans.

"At the Pampered Chef, we have a vision that someday families all around the world will know the joy and rewards of gathering together in the tradition of family mealtimes. To help make this vision a reality, we specialise in high-quality tools that make cooking simple, easy and fun."