Extra Special Hot Cocoa

There is something so special about a nice warm drink to cozy up to during the cold winter months. It’s such a sense of comfort! There are many drinks to enjoy like a nice hot cup of coffee, or even an iced one, hot or cold tea, spiked drinks, egg nog, and a childhood favorite…hot cocoa!

There are many ways to make hot cocoa. Over the years I have seen some very special recipes that really make for a nice treat and I will share them with you! The first one that I really like that has a holiday twist is the peppermint hot cocoa. To do this, I make hot cocoa homemade and add a little whipped cream and a candy cane to give it that delicious peppermint flavor. Another delicious combo is making hot cocoa and adding caramel sauce, the chocolate and caramel is a delicious combination! A very festive idea is making regular hot cocoa and adding a cinnamon stick for some spicy flavor! We can’t forget the classic hot cocoa with marshmallows. Go sit down and relax with a hot cup of cocoa!

Feeling Cozy

Fall is my absolute favorite season and it’s almost here! I am reminded of the beautiful leaves that change, the cool crisp air, the stillness that takes place before winter hits, the fall festivities and holidays, it’s just a magical time of year just like winter.

This morning was very crisp and I got up and put on some heavy clothing and fuzzy socks and I was in Heaven! There is such comfort found in being wrapped up and cozy, such a feeling of bliss to relax and feel warm. I love to curl up in a blanket with a hot cup of tea, or coffee. After a long hot summer, the cooler temperatures are always welcome and after the cold of winter we will be longing for the warm summer days again. What is your favorite season and what do you enjoy about it!?