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Not Your Mother’s Mounds Bar – Hot Chocolate with Coconut Rum, Toasted Coconut and Homemade Chocolate Drizzle

Not Your Mother's Mounds Bar - Hot Chocolate with Coconut Rum, Toasted Coconut and Homemade Chocolate Drizzle December 20, 2013

When I was contacted by the PR agency representing Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum wondering if I would like to try their product, all I could think about was using it for a decadent hot chocolate; something with the taste of a Mounds Bar but in a very adult drink to be sure!

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Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate with Tequila

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate with Tequila February 8, 2013

I have admittedly gone a bit nuts with tequila and warm drinks. This one might be the best yet and for me it seems perfect for sharing it with those you love…warm, chocolate, bit of fire…am I right? I concocted it last Friday night and knew it was a winner so asked some friends over […]

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Best of ‘Not Forgotten Favorites’ for 2012

My Personal Favorites of 2012 January 1, 2013

I’ve done it before and it’s sort of standard fare to see a lot of food bloggers ‘Best of the Year’ lists to wrap-up the year. I did one last year. That list started with the first cocktail that I made for what would become my Friday Cocktail series but that methodology has weighed on […]

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Mexican Hot Chocolate with Tequila and Cayenne Pepper

Mexican Hot Chocolate with Tequila and Cayenne Pepper October 26, 2012

For very many years I only associated tequila with bad margaritas or single shots taken quickly and finished with a lick of salt off of my hand followed by sucking on a wedge of lime (oh yes I did!).  About a decade ago I was schooled a bit about the value of aging and discovered […]

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Affogato – Vanilla Ice Cream, Espresso, Caramel Sauce and Salted Nuts

Affogato - Vanilla Ice Cream 'Drowned' in Espresso with Caramel Sauce and Salted Nuts June 10, 2011

Have any of you ever had an Affogato from Starbucks in the past couple of years? I would hear people order them but had no idea what they were. I ‘might’ do the occasional latte but I’m an Americano girl through and through so I never usually opt for the fancy schmancy drinks that are […]

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Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

July 7, 2009

I love this drink from Starbucks Signature Line of Hot Chocolates; for those who love the combination of sweet and salty; this is one drink to try. The hot chocolate is smooth, creamy, thicker than a lot of hot chocolates and very rich; it’s really best served with Fleur De Sel salt; using regular table salt […]

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Hot Chocolate

December 3, 2008

This is so good! I’ve often made the mix as an easy holiday gift, just mix all but the milk and present to recipients in a container with a recipe card with instructions for use. 8 cups milk 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon ground […]

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