Sunday, December 30, 2012

Snowy Photo Shoot Of A Small Town Girl.

This weekend I was able to take some snowy pictures of my prettyful friend, Miss Raegan. 

I am super happy with how they turned out! & I think she is too :)






Stay warm & have a great week!
-J

Friday, December 21, 2012

Winter Photo Challenge - Week 5

Week 5 - Christmas
 

Then the angel said to them,
 
"Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger."
 
And suddenly there was with the angle a multitude of the heavenly host praising God & saying:
 
"Glory to God in the highest, & on earth peace, goodwill toward men!"
 
Luke 2:10-14

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hot Chocolate Recipe!

Hot Chocolate.

You could say I'm a fan.

If I could make amazingly rich hot chocolate from all of the different chocolates & heavy cream, every time I turned around, I would! But I can't.. could get a little expensive!

So, my mom, sister, & I have been on the hunt of the best hot chocolate that is easy, inexpensive, & yet still very, very yummy..

I do believe we have a winner.

Here she is! (:




For Microwave Single Serving:
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa
  • 1 - 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • Dash Of Salt
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Whipped Topping - Optional
  • Cinnamon - Optional
Mix sugar, cocoa, & salt together in a large mug.

In a liquid measuring cup, heat milk in the microwave, on HIGH (100%), for 1-1/2 minutes, or until hot.

Gradually add hot milk into cocoa mixture, mixing well.

Once incorporated, stir in vanilla, & top with whipped cream & cinnamon, if desired. Enjoy!


For Stove Top Four Servings:  - Fav!
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cocoa
  • Dash Of Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Hot Water
  • 4 Cups Milk
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Whipped Topping - Optional
  • Cinnamon - Optional


Mix sugar, cocoa, & salt in saucepan, then stir in the water.

Cook & stir over medium heat until mixture boils. Continue to let the mixture boil for 2 minutes. STIR! STIR! STIR! Nothing like burnt hot chocolate.. Icky!

Then pour milk into the chocolate mixture & heat, but DO NOT boil.

Once hot, remove from heat & add in the vanilla. Pour into cups & top those beauties with a heap of whipped topping & a dash of cinnamon. Drink up!

Stay warm & cozy my peeps.(:

-J

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Winter Photo Challenge - Week 4

Week 4 - Person that I am close to..

My sister.
I am so blessed to have such a friend.


Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Secret's Out.. Speed Balls

Aside from chocolate/carmel..

& I guess chocolate/peppermint..

Oh, & chocolate/coconut..

Chocolate/peanut butter is one of my favorite chocolate combos!


I'm very proud of this recipe; I've been making it since I was just a wee little squirt.

These are, My Cookies.

You should feel honored to be included in this moment.

I am going to share the secret recipe.



  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup Instant Dry Milk
  • 1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Water
  • Graham Cracker Crumbs
The directions are pretty self-explanatory..

Mix.

Refrigerate.

Roll into balls - hence the name.

Roll balls in graham cracker crumbs.

Refrigerate.

Eat. With milk. You will definitely want milk.

Boom. You have just mastered Speed Balls.