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Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Drink Hot Chocolate!

As the temperature keeps dropping this fall and winter is approaching, the more an individual wants to stay inside and just keep warm. It is always nice when you can enjoy a nice day in the warm comforting home, either by yourself, with your loved one, with your children, or any relatives. When enjoying a nice day at home to relax, I like to curl up, sit on a chair with my puppy dog, watch TV (Duck Dynasty, of course), and drink a nice warm hot chocolate.

I most of the time make my hot chocolate with milk. I used to not, but milk makes it taste so much more creamier. If you are able to drink milk and never made hot chocolate with milk, I would definitely recommend trying it.

After making the hot chocolate, there are two ways I like to decorate the hot chocolate.

1.) With a ton of mini marshmallows. It make the hot chocolate taste ten time better. Especially, when the marshmallows begin to melt/dissolve in the hot chocolate. Then add some chocolate syrup on top for some extra chocolate flavor.

Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows

2.) Otherwise, I put whip cream on top with sprinkles on the hot chocolate. As parents would know children love sprinkles. When adding whip cream and sprinkles, children think they are on top of the world and have a “special” drink. In which they do because it is made with love.

Hot Chocolate with Sprinkles

 

So when you are at Rural King next, pick up a box of Hot Chocolate, or you can just order from online, RuralKing.com, from the convenience of your home, so you don’t have to get out in the cold.

Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate

Brookies!!

Can’t decide between Brownies or Cookies?? Get creative and make yourself some BROOKIES!! It is my favorite dessert as well as extremely easy to make..

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Ingredients

For the brownie layer:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels

For the Cookie layer:

  • 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder

Instructions

  1. For the brownie layer, melt chocolate chips with butter for 1 1/2 minutes in microwave safe glass bowl. Stir until smooth. Add sugar, flour and eggs and combine completely.
  2. Pour into a 13″ x 9″ baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  3. For the cookie dough, beet Crisco with butter. Beat in milk, vanilla, sugars, peanut butter and egg. Add flour salt and baking powder.
  4. Drop cookie dough onto brownie batter layer. Smooth evenly.
  5. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 35-40 minutes. Remove and cool completely. Refrigerate and cut into bars.

If you are really feel like it, you can use store bought cookie dough and brownie mix and it would be seriously amazing as well, but we all know everything is better when it is homemade!!

 

Father’s Day Dinner Idea For Dad

Well Father’s Day is this weekend and you probably have something great for him, but what about his belly? Something that I know is one of my husbands favorite part of Father’s day is all the delicious food that I make for him. I wanted to give my husbands favorite meal that is easy to make and taste pretty darn good.

Broccoli Rice Casserole

What you will need

  • 1 can cream of mushroom
  • 1 can cream of chicken
  • 1 Cup of Milk
  • 2 Cups of Rice ( Uncooked )
  • 1 Jar of Cheez Whiz
  • 2 Medium Size Chicken Breast ( Shredded/Cubed )
  • 1 tbsp Onion powder
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen florets broccoli
  • 1 Bag of Shredded Cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cook the rice as directed
  3. Mix chicken, broccoli, and rice in a 9 x 13 pan.
  4. Add cheese, milk, cream of mushroom, cream of chicken and onion powder
  5. Stir it all up well
  6. Cover with tin foil and bake for 25 mins
  7. Take off foil and sprinkle a little shredded cheese on top and let it sit for about 5 mins, serve and ENJOY!

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Easy to Make Deep Dark Chocolate Cookies

Need a new recipe to bring to Easter dinner this weekend?

Well here is one that everyone will love! Trust me. I found this recipe online recently and just had to try it. It’s so easy and good it is now my “go to” desert recipe!  I’ve served it to family and friends several times and always get compliments. They are super easy to make, especially if you have a stand mixer.

Chocolate Cookies

Deep Dark Chocolate Cookies

Deep Dark Chocolate Cookies

“Made without butter or flour, these dense, chewy cookies will satisfy even the most intense chocolate craving.”

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups chocolate chips
  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and spray 2 large baking sheets with nonstick spray
  2. Melt chocolate chips in a glass bowl in the microwave
  3. While chocolate chips melt beat egg whites in a large bowl till they form soft peaks
  4. Gradually beat in 2 cups sugar
  5. Continue beating egg whites and sugar till mixture resembles soft marshmallow cream
  6. In a small bowl stir together cocoa, cornstarch, and salt
  7. Slowly beat dry ingredients in to meringue
  8. Stir chocolate chips into meringue
  9. Place remaining half cup of sugar in a separate bowl
  10. Roll dough into small balls (roughly on tablespoon) and coat in powdered sugar (if you have a cookie scoop, they work great!)
  11. Place dough on cookie sheets 2 inches apart
  12. Bake until tops crack, about 10 minutes