A little spin on the Ghiradelli cocoa recipe made in ten minutes in the microwave!

Original recipe:

1 cup of milk

1 1/2 tablespoons of Ghiradelli cocoa

1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar

My twist:

about 3/4 of a cup of whole milk, top off the rest with skim milk

1 1/2 tablespoons of Ghiradelli cocoa

1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar

a little less than a teaspoon of cinnamon

and dried cranberries sliced

The directions are the same as those from Ghiradelli. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl. It’s easy enough to mix them with a fork, just stir until its one homogenous mixture. Slice the cranberries into little bits and mix it in until the bits are covered in the dry ingredients. The picture shows far more than used. The amount of cranberries actually needed is far smaller and should only be about a pinch or two’s worth. Put the milk in a mug and microwave it for 1 1/2 minutes. Once thats out put the rest of the ingredients in with the mug and stir until everything is mixed in. The cranberries will go to the bottom but if you use a spoon to scoop some up with the cocoa you’ll taste the cinnamon and chocolate all in one. This is enough to be a dessert and with the whole milk is awfully rich.

Update: Next time, I’ll try cooking the craisins down to avoid the need of a spoon :3

hello hello!!!

For many of you, seeing me on your dash might be a surprise (and by surprise I mean, I’m pretty sure you’ve all forgotten about having ever followed me). Well, I’m here to tell all of you who haven’t taken the time out of your day to unfollow that if you stick around you’ll be seeing the new and improved food to stare at.

What do I mean by new and improved?

I mean, food reviews, confectioner reviews, quick and easy recipes and of course very pretty pictures of very pretty food. 

Food reviews will be on sweets and that’s because I have the worst sweet tooth in the world. I’ll review fancy chocolates, funny little candies, delicious cupcakes and anything else that happens to float across my tongue. Confectioner reviews will be rare as I don’t stumble across many but I will make it my mission to pick them out and tell you if they’re worth your time (let’s be honest, if they make a good truffle they probably will be worth your time). 

Quick and easy recipes will be exactly what they seem. Quick. And easy. No stove to heat up, little prep time, ingredients you’ll probably find in the back of your pantry. This is because, I’m a busy person and a bad cook and I can’t boil water without scarring my stove top. If I want a quick dinner, I want a dinner that can be made with leftovers but taste as good as something that was from scratch. As a cyclist, I want a breakfast that I can consume before I’ve really woken up at eleven and that’ll keep me comfortably full without being bloated. 

I’ll also give you quick tips, little sauces that’ll make any food taste good, little gems you’ll only find if you stumble across them, quick snacks that will make you feel happy without waking up the guilt in the back of your mind.

This is an exciting project to undertake and it would be my pleasure if you joined me on this journey.

xoxo Liz

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