Hot cocoa is based on powdered cocoa, hot chocolate is based on shavings or morsels of chocolate. So I dubbed this cocoalate. This recipe is a compromise, with a delectable taste and a combination of pricey and cheap chocolates.
It all began when I got a sipping chocolate mix from the Christmas clearance aisle. Oooh man. This is a whole different creature from the junk mixes. It is rich and chocolatey. If you’ve made the cocoa from the side of the Hershey’s tub you know it is a much stronger beverage. The following hot cocoa recipe creates a decadent hot chocolate and is suitable for gift giving.
Per serving it costs more than the cheap mix from the store, but it produces a superior treat and is cheaper than the brand name mixes that are better quality.
I based this on the Country Living Hot Chocolate Mix recipe. I changed it a little bit, to suit my tastes.
Stick it in a mason jar, put some pretty paper on the lid, and attach some home
Originally posted on TheMoreWithLessMom.com.
Here is a green alternative toothpaste recipe you can make at home. Please enjoy our 3 ingredient homemade toddler toothpaste recipe.
My toddler hates minty toothpaste, so we skip the usual peppermint extract, but this is great for adults too. Those little tubes of toddler-safe toothpaste are costly! Also it is safe to swallow, although I wouldn’t recommend eating it. Super quick and super cheap.
Here is a healthy breakfast alternative for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration. They are a little less fluffy pancake and a little more hearty goodness. These are based on Taste of Home’s Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes. I made them a little healthier. And green. Originally posted on TheMoreWithLessMom.com.
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Baked flautas/taquitos stuffed with seasoned, shredded chicken, spinach, and cheese are crispy, but don’t have the greasiness of fried versions.
To shred poached chicken easily, put it into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and mix on medium for 45 seconds. Store-bought rotisserie chicken can be substituted for the poached chicken to save time.
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Swimming in coconut milk and red chili sauce, these are packed with chicken, shredded cabbage, carrots and onions, and a hefty handful of crushed peanuts and cilantro. I think the whole addition of peanuts is one of my favorite things about Thai food, and they take these to the next level. Feel free to add in any other favorite flavors of your choice, but these are packed with a sweet, tangy and slightly spicy punch.
This is a nice healthier bread for an automatic bread machine. This was a handwritten recipe so I don't have the details like what size loaf it makes, sorry! This recipe is very forgiving. I have used all all-purpose flour, pizza dough yeast, substituted applesauce for the oil... One packet of yeast is 2 1/4 tsp, just under 1 Tbl.
It’s hard to believe how rich and creamy this potato-leek soup is even though there’s not a drop of cream in it. Croutons topped with anchovy, olives and leek are a crunchy, savory foil to the soup. But skip them if you like and incorporate all the cooked leeks into the soup instead.
Stuff pork tenderloin with apple and leek to take it from ordinary to elegant. Our easy method of tying the roast together keeps the filling inside while you brown and roast it. We use applejack, brandy made from apple cider, for depth of flavor in the pan sauce, but you can use 1/2 cup cider if you prefer.
Kale is matched up here with white beans and chunks of lean pork tenderloin to create a soup that's satisfying and quick to make. Smoked paprika gives the soup a Spanish flair so some warm bread and sliced Manchego cheese would go well on the side.
From Pillsbury Easy Entertaining booklet 1993. This is a very pretty, company-worthy round trifle. This is perfect for the holidays. It isn't hard but it does take a very long time. It does not have to be overnight but you would have to start it very early. I have not tried this recipe yet. I had to guess at the prep time but it will be around 7 hours with all the sitting and refrigerating. Once the bread is baked the cooking part is done, however. I think for the bread I will try Cranberry-Orange Quick Bread #77086.
I am preserving this recipe so I can find it again, as a pantry go-to recipe. This is very inexpensive and can be adapted to be much quicker. It takes over an hour to simmer on the stovetop with dried beans that were soaked overnight.
From Mazella J on the Miserly Moms site: I love this soup. It not only is very flavorful, but easy and inexpensive to make. We live in Connecticut and things are very expensive at the grocery store here. I have had to learn to make my dollar stretch without sacrificing good tasting food for my family.
This is a mix to create individual servings like the Warm Delights, cake in a mug/cup craze. It is "just add water". It makes a rich, fudgy cake. This is suitable for gift giving. It does not use a cake mix to start, and does not use egg. It is prepared in the microwave. 4 Tbl of mix filled my mug about half full, it does rise a little when cooking. This amount of mix will make 11 cakes, or if your mug is big enough for a double batch it will make 5. If you just want to make one just decrease the yield to 1 cake. Originally posted on TheMoreWithLessMom.com.
A very sweet, moist loaf. A great alternative for dessert. This recipe evolved from a zucchini bread recipe. This isn’t the healthiest recipe ever, but is a little better than the run of the mill zucchini bread. This recipe qualified for Round Two of the Aetna Healthy Food Fight Cooking Contest. Originally posted on TheMoreWithLessMom.com.