I figured out an easy way to warm up after the snow. I make crockpot hot chocolate. There are two things I love during the winter they are Starbucks hot chocolate and my slow cooker I decided to combine the two. This is a recipe for “Starbucks like” hot cocoa or Starbucks Hot Chocolate. It is sweet and savory. It is the perfect answer to a long day outside and something my kids have grown to request after a play outside in the cold.
Ingredients for Crockpot Hot Chocolate
Serving size for 8 cups
2 cup of water
8 Tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa (chocolate syrup will do if you are stuck inside and do not have this)
8 Tablespoons of sugar
6 cups if milk
1 tablespoon of vanilla
whip cream as a topping you can never have to much whip cream ( I am snowed in and didn’t have whip cream. Whip cream doesn’t last long in my house.)
Pour into a mason jar
You will combine all of the ingredients in your crockpot. Then you will turn it on low for an hour and it will be ready for when you come in from the snow. If you are going to be longer put it on warm. This is a great way to have a hot beverage ready when you are done playing outside.
Fill your jar, mug, glass or cup! This is so amazing!
OH SO YUMMY!
I used chocolate syrup in the making of the image. I had to be dramatic.. because that is what you do for photographs.
How about a chocolate pudding cookie to go with your crockpot hot chocolate.
This is also a great recipe for hot chocolate
If you are looking for more winter fun how about making snow cream using our snow cream tutorial
Fall is right around the corner, and it is a perfect time to try out this low calorie crock pot tomato soup recipe! This soup was a family favorite over the weekend, and took minimal effort on my part to make! I also love that with this recipe you get about 10 servings, so my family of 4 can eat this twice. I froze the rest of the soup so I could eat it again another time! As most of you know, I’m living a low calorie lifestyle, so I’m always trying to find recipes that are not only good, but good for you, so I know you will enjoy this recipe at only 177 calories a serving! If you are a Weight Watchers participant, this soup only counts as 2 Weight Watchers points per serving. Continue reading
This Chicken Cacciatore Recipe is perfect for healthy, well rounded meal. Prep time should be about 15 minutes and will cook for six hours and yield about 8 servings. And it’s a Weight Watchers inspired recipe so it’s perfect for everyone.
I get a lot of magazines. The one magazine that I love is Family Circle. I got this super Crockpot Crab and Corn Chowder recipe that I wanted to share with you.
Here is what I would change. I would use frozen corn. It was difficult to get the corn off the cob when the kids were starving. Our son can’t eat seafood so I took some out of the crockpot for him and his sister before I added the crab. The other thing I would change is I would hide the leftovers from my husband. This soup was yummy!!!! I hope you enjoy. It cost about $16 but it made two complete meals and a lunch. I could have made it cheaper but I bought the larger can of crab (located in the fresh fish section of your grocery store) instead of the amount the recipe called for.
1 Corned beef
1 bottle of stout beer
1/4 cup of brown sugar
Okay so if you need an EASY Corned Beef recipe, this is your lucky day. I grabbed my dutch oven. I turned on the oven to 350 degrees you can also use a crockpot on low to cook the corned beef. They both work. I just forgot about dinner so I had to use my dutch oven. If you use the crockpot it takes about 5 hours.
Once you get out the 3 ingredients, then you need to assemble them.
I opened the corned beef. Then I placed it into the dutch oven. I threw one stout beer on top and 1/4 cup of brown sugar. I placed the lid on the dutch oven. Then I loaded it into the preheated oven. I cooked the meat for 2 1/2 hour. Voila brilliant meal!
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It’s holiday season, and that means it’s a busy time for all of us juggling work, buying Christmas presents and taking care of our family. During this season I have to step up my game and fully make use of my time management skills. I want my family to come home to a delicious warm meal, so that means it’s the best time to whip up my crockpot recipes. I super love this Mexican Pulled Pork Carnitas Recipe. Not only is it pack with flavor but it’s also super easy to make making it the best carnitas recipe ever!