L.J.’s Honey Hot Fudge Sauce


If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ve heard me talk about my mother, L.J.

“L.J”. is short for Lois Jean. I didn’t know what her real name was until I entered grade school.

I adored her.  She was blonde, beautiful, smart, funny, irreverent, and a fantastic cook.

I grew up in Louisville, where cooking is an art form. My mother was legendary. Our friends and relatives still rave about her dinner parties and holiday buffets.

I’ve posted many of her recipes, the most popular ones on my blog. I’ll be posting her Easter Menu in a day or so.

But her Hot Fudge Sauce… She used to tell me it didn’t have any calories. I desperately wanted to believe her. It is so darn good!

I think of her every day and wish she were still around to help me tend my bees, garden and cook.

She lives on through her recipes though. Especially the one for Hot Fudge Sauce.  🙂

Honey Hot Fudge Sauce


1 12 ounce bag of  semisweet chocolate chips . (L.J. used Nestle’s but I like Ghirardelli.)

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup honey


Place the cream into a microwave glass bowl.  Add the chips and microwave for 2 minutes. (L.J. used a double boiler. Feel free to use one too!)

Remove from microwave and stir.

Add honey and stir.

Refrigerate until cold or reheat for hot fudge sauce.

Serve over ice cream.  Whipped cream may be added, but is superfluous. 🙂

The Romancing The Bee Diet – Day 3 – Breakfast Baked Apple With Honey

microwave baked apples

Day 3 and I feel great!!  I lost another half pound, making a total of 1 1/2 pounds to date!!

I had this for breakfast -every bit as good as broiled grapefruit!!

Yield:  1 serving


1 large apple, cored and, if you like, peeled.  (I used Honeycrisp, unpeeled.)

1 1/2 tablespoons honey

2 pinches cinnamon


Core apple and place in a small bowl.

Fill  hole with honey and cinnamon. Wrap the bowl tightly with good quality plastic wrap. It must be air tight or this won’t work. Microwave on high for 5 min.

The plastic wrap will make a big bubble as it cooks.  This is normal. It works like a steamer to cook the apple quickly.

When taken from the microwave (WITH POT HOLDERS) the plastic wrap will shrink wrap the apple.  Now keeping those pot holder on, carefully pull off the plastic wrap with a fork. Be careful to avoid hot steam.

Let cool (if you can…) and enjoy!