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Grown up Hot Chocolate with homemade baileys marshmallows. 

Grown Up Hot Chocolate

[lightly adapted from food network]

serves about 6

3 cups whole milk

1 1/2 cups cream or half and half

1/4 cup cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark)

4 ounces milk chocolate, chopped

1/3 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

pinch of salt

4-6 ounces of marshmallow (or vanilla, cake, whipped cream) vodka

In a large bowl, mix together cocoa powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat and add milk and cream. Bring to a simmer, stirring every few minutes. Add 2-3 tablespoons of the milk to the cocoa and sugar, mixing thoroughly to create a paste. Once the entire thing is wet, use a spatula to add it to the milk and turn the heat down to low. Whisk continuously until smooth (do not let it boil), the whisk in chopped chocolate and vanilla extract.

Remove from heat and whisk in vodka, or add to each glass right before serving. Top with marshmallows and whipped cream.

For the Bailey’s marshmallows, I used this exact recipe for beer marshmallows, substituting Bailey’s for beer.

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So Christmas shopping time again.  And if buying presents where not hard enough, buying a present for your boyfriend is by sure the hardest. To help you out, i have done my research and have made a list of the few things to buy your guy. Cheap and a little bit over the cheap price.

'Dawson' Crew Tee

I found this top in Jeans West.

1) Now to be honest you can not go wrong with a simple T-Shirt. And with you choosing it, your guy is sure to look hot.
You can get them from your any local mens shop. Like Hallensteins, Jeans West,Just Jeans and well anywhere else you can think of. If your good at bargain hunting, in which I am sure you are, you can pick up some hot tees for a hot as price.

2)If your guy is a sporty guy, then why not get him tickets to the next game of his favourite sport that comes to your town. I think that this a really nice thing to do. It’s quite personal. Also instead of getting only the one ticket you could get him a season pass. I am very sure he would love that.

3) If your guy is a rocker, I am sure you would not go wrong with a CD of his favourite band, or and music DVD. They really seem to go down a treat

4) This may sound a bit odd, but I made my guys friends the simplest bead bracelet. With plain black or blue beads. So I am thinking that if you are looking for a small thing to add to a present, then that’s a good idea. It is cute as well. I have found that guys do like homemade things. I guess it means they will always be wearing something that will remind them of you. ♥

5) And finally, If you still can not decide. Take them out for dinner. It is a oldy but a cutie.  Or even cook for them. I have reason to believe that guys would LOVE this.

 

But I do have to leave you with this. I know that you have heard it a thousand times already. But Christmas is not all about the gifts. Tell him that you love him and he will be happy. ♥

Happy Shopping. ☺

There are only three days a year that I like to be woken up early on. My Birthday, Christmas Day and the 1 December.
There is just something about the first of December that gets me really excited.  I don’t know whether it is because now it is socially acceptable to put up my Christmas tree or cause it is the day that you open the first square on your advent calendar.
So today I have decided to once again give my post a Christmas theme. I have found the cutest little Christmas decorations that are sure to get you into the Christmas spirit.  Now to be honest, when I first think if Christmas I think of Santa.

Christmas TreeI have found the cutest Santa ordainment’s that will look good anywhere around the house. These   JOYfull Santa would look perfect on a windowsill or a table.

So happy decorating, and to be honest I think that whatever way that you do it, it will be perfect. You can never go wrong. Each house is decorated differently giving it CHARACTER !!!

Happy Decorating  !!!

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So this really is my first Blog.
I thought that being Christmas time I would make my own Wish List. Just like I used to when I was a kid.
1) KRIS NATIONS Old Town Friendship Bracelet 
I think  that this is perfect if you wanna give a small gift to a special girl in your life.
2) A Magazine Subscription, This is such a good idea if you don’t know what to get a good friend or family member. And there is such a variety for every type of person. It does not matter if he is a keen outdoors man or  if she is a the next best cook. Maybe he is into cars or she is in love with Fashion. There is something for everybody.
3)iTunes Vouchers 
Once again they are so good if you don’t know what to get some one.
4)OPI Nail Polish It has to be the new MUPPETS range. My favourite is the rainbow connection. My local stores never seem to be able to keep it stock !!!

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Well everyone. This is my toasting marshmellows blog. Keeping you up to date with everything that goes on in my head. The good and well the no so good. Im a cell phone and laptop addict. Love to read the odd magazine. Love fashion, and i am a LIBRA!!! Lover of coffee and all things pretty.

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