Sunday, December 16, 2012

Chocolate Egg Nog!!

So this is my Sundays with Joy post this week! It's not very Christmas-y here, it was +8 today and rainy. Here's hoping for some snow before Christmas.

This week's recipe was Joy's Perfect Hot Chocolate. I made it last week for the kids and it didn't last long enough for pictures, but hey what's new... seems to happen a lot around here. So I decided to change it up this time and made Chocolate Egg Nog.

I know my mug is not very festive, but it is my favourite mug and I have had it since I was at least 8. I used to get really upset if someone else used it. My cousin Blair had a different Disney mug and was the same way with her's.

The mug fits in my theme of favourite things because Christmas is my favourite time of the year.

Chocolate Egg Nog

2 cups Egg Nog (I prefer light)
.5 cup milk
1 tbsp White Chocolate chips
2.5 tbsp Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

Heat Egg Nog and milk in a pan until warm.

Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl or mug. Microwave on Power 5 for 1 min. Stir until melted.

Stir chocolate into Egg Nog.

Enjoy! I like mine with Mini Marshmallows.

If you would like to find Joy Original recipe Check out her Cookbook Joy the Baker Cookbook

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sundays with Joy: Gingerbread with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

The beginning of December and in my house that means I can start decorating!!!! I live with a scrooge that will not let me put out decorations before December 1st. What better way to start the season than with Gingerbread!!! This was a nice treat to enjoy as we decorated the house and got into the Christmas Spirit. It was really moist and the pomegranate were a nice finishing touch. 

This recipe is adapted from Joy the Baker's Orange Gingerbread with Cream Cheese Frosting! This recipe is in her book and on her blog here.

My adaption happened by accident I forgot the orange zest in the gingerbread, but felt it needed to be present in the finished dessert, so I added it to my frosting and it turned out amazing. 

I definitely reccommend you make this Gingerbread!!! Go make it now!!!