Utah Grandmother's Headstone Includes Her Favorite Fudge Recipe

Kathryn “Kay” Andrews was buried next to her husband, Wade Andrews, in Utah’s Logan Cemetery after she died in December 2019 at 97 years old. While her headstone includes typical features like birth and death dates, it also has her signature fudge recipe engraved on one side. Kathryn’s daughter, Janice Johnson, says her mother loved people and would take fudge whenever there was a get-together. The idea to add Kay’s fudge recipe to the headstone came when her husband died in 2000. Kay helped their five children choose which photo of Wade to feature on his headstone, and when they suggested Kay also choose something to memorialize herself on the headstone, she settled on her fudge recipe. To make Kay’s fudge, bakers should melt two squares of chocolate with two tablespoons of butter over low heat. Stir in one cup of milk, then bring the pot to a boil before adding three cups of sugar, one teaspoon of vanilla, and a pinch of salt. The recipe added: “Cook to softball stage. Pour on marble slab. Cool and eat.”