This 3-Ingredient Microwave Hot Cocoa is so easy, you won't even miss the mix! It's healthier and refined sugar free, so you can enjoy a daily cup of cocoa this winter.
We still have a few weeks to go until winter is officially here, but tomorrow is December 1st and I am in full holiday mode! I'm ready to bake all the cookies, wrap all the gifts, and listen to all of the holiday music. We put our decorations up this weekend, and next weekend we'll get our tree. How about you? If you celebrate this holiday season, have you started shopping or decorating yet?
Besides getting all decorated and ready for Christmas, this time of year I love to sit down and relax with a hot cup of something ... [Continue Reading]
A few weeks ago I posted a recipe for Peppermint Hot Cocoa. Today I'm sharing a traditional hot cocoa recipe with you, because sometimes you just want a basic cup of cocoa. This homemade hot cocoa is simple to make on the stovetop, or even in the microwave if you're in a hurry. I went light on the sugar because only a little is needed to enhance the rich chocolate flavor. Whipped cream is optional but highly recommended!
I prefer to mix up my hot cocoa ingredients each time I make it, but I know that some of you might like to keep a mix on hand. Below I have also included a larger-scale recipe to make hot cocoa mix, which you can store almost indefinitely at room temperature.
We still ... [Continue Reading]
I've been on a bit of an oatmeal kick lately. We have oatmeal for breakfast most mornings, and I've made homemade granola, oatmeal muffins (recipe to come soon!), and oatmeal cookies. Then, I decided to make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but with some cocoa powder added in to make them Cocoa Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.
These cookies are the best of many worlds. The cocoa powder lends a subtle cocoa flavor to the cookies, which are deliciously soft and chewy. The oats contribute to the chewy texture, and the chocolate chips give an added dose of chocolate flavor. If you're lucky enough to have a free couple of minutes in your afternoon, pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy one of ... [Continue Reading]