Hello, everybody! The Fresh Pioneer is back and we're celebrating a few birthdays.
The first is Mr. Got All Mom's Genes. My green -eyed, blonde-haired baby is growing up! We celebrate birthdays all week because WE CAN. So, here are some cupcakes with sparkler candles. It was fun just to sit and watch them.I don't know if I've shared this picture but probably you recognize the kitty. Poor guy. He got in a fight with some neighborhood gangster and has a scratch on his ear. So sad. But my youngest learned not to put band-aids on furry cats. They don't appreciate it.
So, my friend was telling me that if I haven't had Italian Alps hot chocolate, I haven't HAD hot chocolate.
I begged to differ. I drink Mexican hot chocolate with pan Mexicano so... don't come at me with that "you've never lived" junk. LOLBut after seeing those pictures, I decided to try it out. Some recipes use half and half, some use arrow root. I'm not allergic to corn starch so I used that and it worked perfectly.
4 cups milk
5Tbs good powdered chocolate
5TBS condensed milk
2TBS corn starch
sugar to taste
vanilla to taste
Grate chocolate over the top and let it melt a little.
Well, that's all for now! Feel free to stop by my author page at Mary Jane Hathaway, my other author page at Virginia Carmichael, my blog at The Things that Last, or visit me at Huffington Post Books. Keep warm, eat delicious food, and embrace the joy in this short life!