Monday, January 10, 2011

Nutella Hot Chocolate

Thank You so much to The Hungry Housewife (Leslie) for letting me pass this wonderful recipe along to you guys!  I am a huge fan of her blog.  When I saw this recipe..I immediately ran into the kitchen and tried it out.  Hope you guys enjoy this yummy concoction as much as I did!  I have also included the recipe for her homemade whipped cream.  Yuuuummmmm.... :-)

*Find the original blog post from The Hungry Housewife here!

Nutella Hot Chocolate

1 cup milk (I used whole)
2 1/2 Tbsp Nutella
1 Tbsp cocoa
Tiny pinch of salt

In a small sauce pan over medium heat, whisk together all ingredients until well blended and hot.
Pour into cup or mug and top with whipped cream.

Homemade Whipped Cream

1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Place a medium bowl and beaters from your electric mixer in the freezer for 10 minutes (this helps the whipped cream stiffen faster)
Pour all ingredients into chilled bowl and start to beat.  Start off slow and gradually work your way up to high speed.  It will be done when it has the consistancy of...whipped cream.  Do not over beat.

Friday, January 7, 2011


Ok!  Let me introduce you guys to my new best friend, Cholula!  It is my new favorite hot sauce.  Thats right...move over Tabasco.  I discovered this little gem while enjoying breakfast with my hubby at IHOP.  I'm not a huge fan of eggs, so I have to add a little something to make myself eat them.   
It is just the perfect amount of spice.  Not too overpowering...but not too bland.  Plus I kinda like the cute little wooden top on the bottle.  lol  Not many restaurants in my area use this condiment.  So I have been gently suggesting that they carry it.  Now when we go out for breakfast I have been known to hide my own little mini-bottle in my purse!  I know, I's kinda embarrassing.  But if certain eating establishments near my home (lookin at you Cracker Barrel) would just start carrying it I would not have to resort to such drastic measures.  ;-)