Mexican Hot Cocoa Mix



Holiday shopping done? Are you sure? Because there’s nothing worse than forgetting to get a holiday gift for someone special. (Actually, here’s one thing that might be worse: You could receive a gift from someone from whom you weren’t expecting a gift, and then wish you had gotten them something too.) [Read more…]

Peppermint French Hot Chocolate

Peppermint French Hot Chocolate - rich & decadent & perfect for cold weather! | Get the recipe on!

Everything’s better in Paris.

At least, that’s what they say. While I cannot personally attest to this global attitude (yet!), I have to admit that the French just know how to do things right. Croissants, cheese, wine, escargot (surprisingly delicious!), and chocolate.

Good grief. I’ll never buy powdered hot cocoa again after trying this Peppermint French Hot Chocolate. If this is any indication of how much better things taste in France, I’m booking a ticket ASAP. [Read more…]

Kale and Banana Smoothie

Kale and banana smoothieHi all, happy Monday! It’s Cat from The Rustic Willow here again with another delicious recipe! Right smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, we all tend to get sucked up into the chocolatey desserts, cheesy potatoes, mounds of pasta, and everything else filled with calories and carbs. [Read more…]

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

Fall is here and nothing reminds me of the season more than pumpkin. It doesn’t seem to matter what form it takes, I love pumpkin anything!

But put pumpkin in a smoothie bowl – and it just about tops everything else pumpkin! So now you are probably asking yourself, what’s a smoothie bowl? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like. A smoothie that is made thick enough to place in a bowl and eat with a spoon. The best thing about smoothie bowls is you can top it with your favorite healthy toppings, anything from granola to berries, sliced fruit to nuts and seeds or even dates and extra spices. This makes a smoothie bowl so much more satisfying than a smoothie in a glass. It’s that spoon/fork to mouth relationship with food that gives you the feeling that you actually ate a meal rather than just sipped a drink. In other words, it’s perfect!

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