Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
I would like to use cherry icing and dark chocolate chips and see how that turns out. If I can scrape the money together, I will post the results on here! By the way, I hope to soon start adding pictures to my posts...things have just been crazy ever since our little girl arrived in July! The cherub image comes from The Graphics Fairy
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Now you've cleaned your clothes and they smell nice and fresh, and you haven't spent a fortune, which is good, because you may need to spend one on a cat psychologist to find out why the cat is peeing on your towels! Thanks to The Graphics Fairy for the cute picture.
Monday, January 30, 2012
I love hot chocolate. I want it to be rich and chocolatey, without fake marshmallows or lots of sugar. A little nip of something doesn't hurt either! So I decided to try to make the ultimate hot chocolate using nothing but the stuff I have in the kitchen already and the cheapest mix the local grocery store had to offer. After much experimentation, I am finally ready to offer the recipe for the best hot chocolate I have ever had. It tastes really expensive, but Starbucks-priced it is not. :)
1 package of store-brand hot cocoa mix (I used Piggly Wiggly brand)
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 to 1 capfull of rum (optional, but recommended)
1 small drop pure peppermint extract
enough milk to fill up your mug, which needs to be microwave-safe
*Note: I use a rather large mug. You may find that you need to adjust the amounts of cocoa and rum according to your personal preferences and mug size.
Directions: Mix everything together in your mug and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes, then stir again. The first time or two you may not be able to blend everything together, but soon you should have a lovely hot liquid with no powdery lumps. I like to stir quickly with a fork to get a frothy effect. Drink carefully remembering that this is called "HOT chocolate!" I don't want any lawsuits because you burned your tongue! Enjoy, preferably in a nice bubble bath with a good book. If you're still cold, you are probably dead. Cheers!