3 Hot Cocoa Recipes

Hey, Babes!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Holiday season! I am one if those crazy people who start listening to Christmas music at the beginning of November. As well as watching Hallmark movies, and yes decorating. I just love how cozy it is this time of year. Now when I think of being cozy I think of curling up under blankets, watching movies, and drinking some warm hot cocoa. Today I wanted to share 3 delicious and easy hot cocoa recipes.

Peppermint White Hot Cocoa (from Cincy Shopper)

– Ingredients:4 cups milk, 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, 1 peppermint candy cane, 1 tsp peppermint extract,  whipped cream and crushed peppermint (for garnish)

-To make: on low heat milk on stove top along with candy cane (it will melt), pour in chocolate chips stirring until melted, remove from heat and add extact, pour in mug and garnish.

Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa (from The Happier Homemaker
-Ingredients: 2 cupts skim milk (I used whole milk), 3/4 cup chocolate chip morsels, 3 tbsp powdered peanut butter or 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter (this is what I used)

– To Make: combine all ingredients in a saucepan and heat on low until warm, pour into mug(s) and top with whip cream.

Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoa
-Ingredients: 1 cup of milk, 1 tsp maple syrup, 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 1 tsp unsweetend dark cocoa.

– To Make: Combine all ingredients in sauce pan and heat on low until warm, pour into mug and garnish with whip cream. I would’ve added a cinnamon stick if I had one.

Now don’t get me wrong I love a simple, no frills, hot cocoa (topped with whipped cream of course), but sometimes it’s fun to spice them up a bit and added some more flavor to them. Let me know if you try any of these recipes or if you have any other ones. Also, let me know what things you love to do during this time of year!

Thanks for reading! xx

Fall Crafts and Recipes I Want to Try

 

*photos are not mine. All credit to owners.

Hello,
It’s getting to be most wonderful time of the year, Fall. I feel like fall is so many peoples favorite time, and it’s very easy to see why. I personally love the fashion, the decor and all around coziness of this time. I also feel like I become more motivated and productive during this time. Does anybody else feel that way? I have been spending lots of time browsing Pinterest for recipes and crafts, and I thought it be fun to share some things I want to try out. Let me know if you’d do any of these or projects you are wanting to try.

Crafts

I am in no way super crafty, so these aren’t anything over the top. Just some fun DIY’S

 

Recipes

I am a huge fan of using my slow cooker, and I know I am going to be using my a bunch as it starts to get colder. It is just so easy and convenient to throw stuff in and not have to worry about what you’re going to have to cook for dinner. Also, you can freeze stuff which is once again very convenient.

There are so many other desserts I want to try, but I didn’t want to overshare because this post would become obnoxiously long.

I can’t wait to start trying out these recipes and projects. If you end up trying any of these I have shared let me know!
Thanks for reading!

My top breakfast spots in Colorado Springs

My top breakfast spots in Colorado Springs


Hello!

Like most people  I am an avid lover of good food, and while I wouldn’t label myself a pro “foodie”, I like to believe that I have a knack for finding pretty good eateries. When I first moved to Colorado Springs, aside from living in a new place, and finding a great church which I did,  I was most excited about finding new places to eat. A lot of restaurants here are ones we don’t have back in Michigan. Now while I love all types of food, breakfast is my favorite, after all it is the most important meal of the day. Therefore, many of the restaurants I’ve found have been breakfast spots and the best part is they are relatively cheap, so you you won’t have to worry about dishing out a lot of money.  Im all about great food at great prices. I wanted to share these restaurants with you so If you plan on visiting the springs, you have a list of spots to check out. If you already live here let me know what are some of your favorite breakfast spots or eateries in general.

I am going to be listing these in no particular order because I can’t decide which ones my favorite.

  • King Chef’s dinner: if you’re a resident of the Springs or have been here before, you’ve heard of the downtown eatery.  Be prepared for a possible wait at this colorful cafe.  Thankfully they move fast but it is a cash only payment. Other then that all you need to know is the food is delicious and the prices are reasonable. My go-to order is their French toast and their bacon is delicious. The staff is very friendly and the service is fast. The portions are decent so if you’re looking for some light eating, you may want to save this place for another day. I have never been here for lunch but they seem to have some good options. If you can try and eat everything so you can possibly get a clean plate club sticker! Check out the menu below

– King’s Chef Diner Menu

  • The egg and I: this is a great restaurant whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a family meal. The portions are on the smaller side compare to other breakfast places, but you don’t feel jipped for the prices and you still feel like you’ve had a satisfying meal. You can check out their menu by clicking the link below.

– The egg and I menu

  • Black bear dinner: another great family restaurant. My go-to order here are the biscuits and gravy, but I’m also a fan of their pancakes and waffles, as I am at most places. This is another restaurant that serves hearty portions, so come hungry. I’m sure you can find things on the lighter side as well though. The prices aren’t the cheapest, but they also won’t break the bank. They are pretty middle ground. You can check out their menu below

– Black Bear Diner Menu

  • Bon Ton’s cafe: this adorable little cafe is a great place to go for Sunday brunch or breakfast anytime any day. With small quantity seating be prepared for a wait especially with a large party. Don’t let that scare you away however because the food here is delicious. Once again my go-to here is french toast. I do apologize if you’re an omelette or eggs type person, I just typically don’t order that stuff. But I’m sure that stuff is good here and well as the other places I’ve listed. This would be an amazing place to eat drink the summer or anytime the weather is on the warmer side because they do have outdoor seating. If you’re looking for a place to grab coffe with a friend or a meal on the lighter side check this place out and check out the menu below

– Bon Ton’s Cafe Menu

  • Uncle Sam’s pancake house: This Somewhat  hole in the wall mom and pop eatery is amazing from its staff to its food.  This place doesn’t disappoint. Be warned if you order the three stack of pancakes you better be hungry cause they are massive. I’m a big fan of their strawberry waffle personally, but my boyfriend had their steak and eggs once and said it’s pretty good. The hash browns and bacon are also yummy. I haven’t eaten everything on their menu, but I’m going to make the safe assumption that whatever you decide to order you’ll leave full and satisfied.

– Uncle Sam’s Pancake House Menu

If I try any more breakfast spots I will be sure to add them to this post. Any fellow springs residents or frequent visitors what are your favorite spots or restaurants here in general?

Thanks for checking out this post. I hope you enjoyed it and until next time have a lovely life! xx