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Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Ghirardelli Peppermint Chips

I don’t know if this is happening everywhere, but here in Boston we are having crazy weather.  We even had a day that started around 60 degrees and ended in the 20s.  WHAT?! Well thanks to this, I have been sick all week.  I have a crazy cough that I can’t get rid of and it’s driving me nuts! I didn’t want to leave you short on hot cocoa month recipes, but since I’ve been sick I’m going to keep this one short and sweet!  Continue Reading

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Coconut Milk Hot Cocoa {dairy-free}

Coconut Milk and Dairy Free Chocolate

One of the best coffee shop beverages I ever had was a Coconut Cream Mocha.  I love coconut and I love the combination of coconut and chocolate.  The coconut flavor was so strong and I loved it.  I later learned that the strength of the flavor came from a coconut-flavored syrup, but there is still something so appealing about coconut cream.  Even though it doesn’t bring a strong coconut flavor, I love that it adds just a hint of it. Continue Reading

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Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Even though hygge became trendy in the U.S. a few years back, my husband somehow just discovered it this year. And as soon as he discovered it, he decided 2018 is our year to fully embrace it!  We bought some string lights during our holiday decoration shopping to hang on our exposed brick wall and we’ve decided to leave them up all year for the ambiance! I’ve also always been a candle person, but he’s way more into burning them now.  We’re only two weeks in, but I’m loving it!

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Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate and Spoon full of Peanut butter

As promised, throughout January aka Hot Cocoa Month I’ll be sharing bonus recipes as a thank you for helping me reach my 2017 goal.  That means instead of one recipe a week I’ll be sharing with you TWO recipes a week!  Check back every Sunday and Thursday for plenty of easy and delicious, made-from-scratch, hot cocoa recipes!

We survived a bomb cyclone, and now here we are in the middle of January and we’re going to come close to hitting 60* in New England!  WHAT IS HAPPENING?!  But guys, it’s never too warm for hot chocolate. (Just like it’s never too cold for ice cream. NEVER.)  Even in warm weather, there is something so comforting about curling up on the couch with a mug of hot chocolate. Continue Reading

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Hot Cocoa Month!

Hot Cocoa with Marshmallows

HAPPY 2018!!! Can you believe it?? 2017 just flew by. And now here we are in January.  The beautiful holiday decorations are coming down, but it’s still bitterly, uncomfortably cold out there. Once New Year’s Day passes and everyone is going back to work after all the holiday fun and excitement, and there are no upcoming holidays to look forward to until Valentine’s day, it’s so much harder to handle the cold. Continue Reading

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