A new year brings new goals, resolutions changes, and improvements. As this new year begins, I think about what changes and improvements I want to make.
Making a resolution of eating better is one of the top goals year after year. Healthy choices when it comes to decisions about what to buy and what to make is always a goal to be improved on. More and more these days we are finding ways to eat local, know what is in the food we eat and improve on the nutritional ingredients.
We all hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s what gives us energy as we start the day, but we also want to make sure it sticks with us, so we don’t eat one or two more times before we even get to lunch. Choosing the right foods will give us the energy we need and helps us maintain a healthy weight. For a lot of us, we have so much to do before we run out the door in the morning, that we don’t have much time to prepare breakfast. There isn’t time to put a bunch of ingredients together, so we need something fast and easy. We need to eat fast and take off for work and school. Or maybe we need to eat on our way.
Try these make-ahead homemade granola recipes to help give you the energy that will stick with you throughout the day.
So we all know we love chocolate. We love the way it smells, the way it tastes, the way it feels on our tongues and envelopes our minds in bliss. Our significant others are almost jealous of our relationship with the cute little cocoa bean in all its delicious incarnations. And now we can have one more thing for them to be jealous about. Let’s create our own chocolate spa stay-cation and indulge our entire bodies in it!
Summer and hot chocolate don’t really seem to match. Hot chocolate drinks are more synonymous with, maybe, the first snowfall! Winter lovers often swear by hot chocolate and come summer, they regret that they would need to wait for about five whole months before they can begin to enjoy a steaming mug of their favorite drink.
If you are a winter lover, and yet don’t mind sipping on a colder or a chilled version of hot chocolate, here are 10 perfect frozen hot chocolate recipes for you to enjoy during the summer days.
Millions of Starbucks junkies can’t be wrong…can they?
Whether you brew it in your kitchen or buy it from a barista, each day in America, we drink 400 MILLION cups of coffee! Considering only 150 million Americans or 50% of the US population indulges, that’s a lot of java being brewed, poured, slung, iced, flavored, decaf, half-caf and mixed with good old cream and sugar. But did you know hot cocoa may be a much healthier choice for your morning pick-me-up than a cup of joe?
When it comes to hot chocolate vs. coffee, hot chocolate is the winner according to science!
Tips and Tricks to Creating A Fun and Easy Chocolate Fondue Party!
There is nothing quite like a fondue to add a touch of sophistication and class to any soiree. When you add chocolate into the mix, the possibilities are limitless! Making a great fondue isn’t terribly difficult, but it does take time, patience and the right ingredients and tools. Making the party happen…well, that takes a little bit more planning, but with the right mix of people and treats, the possibilities are limitless. We’re going to focus on chocolate, of course, but you can apply the same basic ideas to any fondue party and finish off the evening with the dessert course. It’s another sweet tip set from Caldo Chocolate!
Spring is springing, birds are singing, bees are stinging, bugs are clinging…and you’ve got about two tons of hot chocolate mix left over from the emergency supplies you laid in for the winter. By the time you need it again in the late fall, it may have achieved a higher level of civilization than most college kids can boast. If that doesn’t happen, it will have hardened into bricks suitable for the foundation of the Tower of Babel 2.0!
Before you panic and try to drink them all in the week before the weather really starts to get nice, take a deep breath. There are ways you can use the hot chocolate mix in your pantry throughout the year fast and fun ways by creating delicious, quick and easy desserts your family will love! We have two quick, easy, chocolaty treats perfect for company picnics, kids’ lunches or just a fun way to spend some time with the kids or friends.
We have collected ten delicious hot cocoa mix recipes that each has a tasty twist. The following recipes are not to be taken lightly. You may find them so delicious; you end up drinking your weight in hot chocolate goodness. The trick to a perfect cup every time is a high-quality hot cocoa mix and whole milk (you can substitute it with soy or almond milk). So always enjoy these in moderation to keep your waistline in check! These quick and easy one cup recipes are great to make with your children or grandchildren.
These are one cup hot cocoa mix recipes and take approximately 3 to 5 minutes.
Enjoying food and drink is an experience. It incorporates each and every one of your senses. From the ingredients you choose, to the presentation, and the pairings, every element comes together to enhance the culinary experience. The same goes for the indulgent enjoyment of drinking chocolate. The quality of the chocolate you have chosen, to your choice in dairy, and spices each and every mug of drinking chocolate offers a world of variety and individuality. Choosing to pair a drinking chocolate alongside a tasty treat allows for an even more unique experience! We love using seasonal flavors and ingredients to inspire our drinking chocolate pairings. Here are a few of our favorite recipes this fall!