Friday, December 30, 2011

I'm Dreaming of Hot Chocolate and Organization...

By Heather Blake / Heather Webber

My wish for myself in 2012 is to become more organized! Practical, yes, and really, really needed. If anyone has some tips, I'm listening. :)

As for a recipe to share...here is a hot chocolate recipe that can be found in my newest ebook, Trouble Under the Tree (ANina Quinn Mystery). Stir with a leftover candy cane for an extra sweet treat.


Celeste Madeline Chambeau Quinn’s Hot Chocolate

2 cups whole milk
1 tsp. white sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
Pinch of salt

Heat milk in a pot, stirring frequently with a whisk. When steam starts to rise from the pot, whisk in sugar and vanilla. Slowly whisk in chocolate until it’s fully melted then add the pinch of salt. Heat for five minutes on low, stirring frequently so milk doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot. Serves two. Top with a dollop of whipped cream, marshmallows, or chocolate shavings.

(Nina uses semi-sweet chocolate chips as a shortcut.)

Wishing everyone a very happy (organized) New Year!