Monday, January 23, 2012

Red Velvet Hot Cocoa

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I saw this yummy recipe for a Red Velvet Hot Cocoa that I had to share from She Knows Food & Recipes. Now is the perfect weather to sip on deliciousness...

Red velvet hot chocolate

Serves 1


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1/2 teaspoon red gel no taste food coloring
  • Whipping cream
  • Vanilla sugar

Vanilla sugar whipped cream:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla sugar (no vanilla sugar? Add regular sugar and a drop of vanilla extract)


  1. For whipped cream: Add heavy cream and vanilla sugar to a cold metal bowl. Either whip by hand with whisk or with hand-held mixer until soft peaks form.
  2. For hot chocolate: In a small pan, combine milk, chocolate morsels and food coloring. Gently simmer until hot and all the chocolate is melted. I like to use a small whisk to make sure everything is incorporated. Top with freshly whipped cream.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Men Drink Champagne Too

I saw these cool Moya Champagne Flutes and thought these would look perfect in a bachelor's glassware collection. They remind me of pilsner glasses used for beer. If you don't want dainty looking champagne glasses, these are just the thing, but they are definitely a splurge at $29.00 a flute- but well worth it :-)

Photo: Martha Stewart

Cowhide v. Zebra Prints

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wishes Do Come True

So I got one thing from my Christmas Wish List...

For my birthday :-)

Pottery Barn Apothecary Jars

Thanks guys!

I Hate Oatmeal...

But this looks absolutely delicious. I would, however, probably pick the strawberries and cream off the top. This kind of reminds me of life. You pick off all the good stuff on top when, actually, all the gritty, unpretty stuff that you've left at the bottom may actually be good for you- even if it doesn't taste good going down.

Beautiful Confections

Because life can be sweet...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Secret Garden (because no one should be allowed to see it)


I saw this picture of this amazing pool (that I want for my future dream home) and started thinking about my backyard. It's HORRIBLE. It looks like a new level of Dante's Inferno. I would like to do something, anything to it by this summer. Until then, a girl can dream...

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