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Hot Chocolate Anyone?

I don’t know about you, but hot chocolate is just one of those beverages that I can have year round!!!! We are going to have cold weather this weekend and I took out my recipe to make hot chocolate and I wanted to share it with all of you! πŸ™‚

Ingredients

1/2 cup sugar


1/4 cup baking cocoa


Dash salt


1/3 cup hot water


4 cups milk ( I use Almond Milk)


3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


Miniature marshmallows, sweetened whipped cream, cayenne or cinnamon sticks, optional


Directions


1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and salt.

2. Add water; bring to a boil.

3. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.

4. Stir in milk; heat to serving temperature (do not boil).

5. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Whisk until frothy.

If you want, feel free to garnish with marshmallows, cream, a dash of cayenne or cinnamon sticks.

Hope you enjoy!!!

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A Hint of Spring in February!!

Crape Myrtle in Bloom

In the midst of winter, we had a little reminder of spring today!!! The temperatures hit 60 degrees, the sun was shining and we spent most of the day outside. It was truly an amazing day!!

Given the weather, we decided to take advantage of it and did a little work outdoors. In February, we need to prune our Crape Myrtles in preparation for the spring. After trimming our trees, we enjoyed the rest of the afternoon sitting outside, getting some natural Vitamin D.

The funny thing is that the temperatures are going to drop tonight and we are suppose to get snow tomorrow!!! C’est la vie!!! Back to a few more weeks of winter!!! 🀣🀣🀣

Hope all of you had a great day!!!

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Ninja Foodie – Tuna, Mac & Cheese

It’s another chilly night and one of the first things I think of is comfort food!!! Now we love to use our Ninja Foodie to make quick and simple meals and so I decided to share one of my recipes with you – Tuna, Mac and Cheese!!

Ingredients and Instructions

1. Put in the Ninja Foodie 1 box of elbow pasta and 4 cups of water

2. Stir

3. Set High Pressure for 4 minutes.

4. Natural release for a few minutes.

5. Then quick release.

6. Add some cheese – I used mozzarella and a little bit of cheddar.

7. Add 2 tablespoons of butter. Then add almond milk, a little black pepper.

8. Stir – add more almond milk if needed.

9. Add tuna fish and stir.

10. Then sprinkle mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese and bread crumbs.

11. Set on Air Crisp to 390 degrees for 5 minutes.

Enjoy!!!! πŸ™‚

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Homemade Brownies

Homemade Brownies

It’s snowing this evening and there is a definite chill in the air. For dinner, I made chilli which is always perfect for a snowy night. Then I wanted to make simple, tasty dessert and I decided on homemade brownies. If you love chocolate, you will enjoy this recipe!! It’s easy to prepare and takes only 30 minutes to bake!!

Ingredients

1/2 cup salted butter, melted

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees

2. Spray and 8×8 inch pan with baking spray (I use Pam Baking Spray)

3. Mix melted butter, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract

4. Whisk in flour, baking powder and cocoa powder

5. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes