Bless you, Patti LaBelle. 😀
I’m ready. Even done wrapping presents. To whoever invented gift bags – thank you!
Last week, I couldn’t resist picking up a few treats for myself, too. I felt a tinge of guilt, but got over it. After visiting The Book House for some vintage reading material, I stopped by Penzey’s. Their hot chocolate mix is fab. Ingredients: sugar, cocoa, cinnamon, and vanilla beans. Besides making delicious hot chocolate, Penzey’s mix is perfect for single-serve pudding.
Hot Cocoa Pudding
1 tablespoon hot chocolate mix
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup milk (any kind)
In a microwave safe cup, blend hot chocolate mix, cornstarch, and milk. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Cook for an additional 30 seconds (in a 1500 watt oven). Careful, it’s hot. Hot cocoa pudding! In a weird show of restraint, I made one mug of pudding with water instead of milk. Not as rich and satisfying as regular pudding, but topped with some leftover brownie crumbs and yogurt, it was a wonderful way to start the day.
Now that snow is on the ground, I feel like it’s time to get serious about cookie baking. My plans include: Really Great Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Banana Oatmeal Cookies, Resolution Brownies, Almond Biscotti, and a 3-Ingredient Thin Mints hack.
Need recipe ideas for your celebration? Check out the holiday edition of Gluten-Free Recipe Fix. Enjoy!
Mini paintings from Kat Kissick Art