Thursday, December 17, 2015

Hot Chocolate Mix

Hey all,
So Christmas is just around the corner and I thought, what is one of the things pretty much everyone associates with Christmas? That would be hot chocolate of course.
Now regardless of whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you are sure to love this recipe.
 My sister and I posted this same recipe on our failed blog and out of my lack of time I am using some of the same pictures.
I actually made this mix a few days ago but by now I don't really use a recipe. My mom use-to make this for us when were little and now I make it for my younger siblings. This recipe makes about 6 cups of mix.
 4 cups powdered milk
1 1/4 cups of sugar
1/2 cup of cocoa powder
 Mix everything together in a bowl, you might want to sift the cocoa powder, sometimes it's a bit clumpy. Transfer the mix to and air-tight container. it will keep up to 3-4 months
To drink it put 2-3 Tbsp of the mix in a mug, add hot water and top with whipped cream or marshmallows (maybe both) I like to put a mini candy cane in mine it adds a little festivity, and lets be honest peppermint and hot chocolate are match made in heaven. If you want it richer/creamer you can add a bit of milk or whipping cream this will cool it off a bit as well. Another way is to only add enough hot water to get the mix to dissolve then fill the rest up with warm milk, this takes a little longer to make but is well worth the time! What is your favorite winter time drink? Tell me in the comments below.
Keep it sweet,

I'm Back!

Hey all,

Sorry for the long wait I have had the busiest past 3 weeks, between packing up our house to entertaining guest then traveling to 5 different countries and now trying to get over jet-lag. I just didn't have time to cook/bake a whole lot let alone post about it.
Any-who, enough about that. My family and I along with some close friends went on an amazing trip before we left. I really should say trips because we went to 3 different countries, Vietnam, Cambodia and Phuket Thailand. We had been to Thailand once before a few years ago but its defiantly a place you want to go to more than once.

In Vietnam we stayed 2 nights in Ho Chi Mien City and 1 night in Canto. Both places are cities that have a lot of hustle and bustle and  about a gazillion motorbikes.
The water in both Vietnam and Cambodia is a brown murky color, and it was very hot and humid when we were there so I wouldn't suggest going the middle of the summer.
We spent 4 nights in Seim Reap, Cambodia and saw the Ancient Wats which are ruins of old temples.

We went and saw a floating village in Cambodia, it was amazing to see how some people live in  conditions that we would deem unlivable.
Thailand was beautiful and as I said we had already been to Phuket, but it was still cool to see it again.
With all the traveling we did we were off by 12 hours, so our jet-lag was worse than our usual 9 hour time difference. It kinda feels weird being back in the U.S for the 2nd time this year, and knowing that we wont be going back to Dubai in 3 months will take some getting use-to but I'll adjust eventually. Anyway on a lighter note, I'd love to hear from ya'll so comment below and I will be posting something real soon.
Keep it sweet,