Friday, December 21, 2007

Husband says pink walls have to go!

I had plain pink walls with a plain table before this photo was taken. After 7 years my husband said enough! He asked me to get rid of the pink paint. I happily agreed to paint the walls a bluegreen if I could accessorize in pink. So this was the compromise. I think I did good:) A girly girl has to have her pink!
I saw something in a magazine that looked similar to this and loved it.I had a handyman add the molding and shelf around my table and then strung pink gingham fabric through the shelf brackets. I already had the silhouettes of my family, (I got them at Disneyland) but hadn't quite figured out what to do with them. I think they look cute mixed in with the china. The antique doily and the lazy susan finish off the look. It makes me happy whenever I go in the kitchen:)

Monday, December 10, 2007

French Hot Chocolate

This is the most amazing hot chocolate recipe! You can store it in your refrigerator for up to a week. It's so fun scooping the mousse like fluff into hot milk. Yum!

3 (1-ounce) squares Baker's semi-sweet chocolate
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar

Cook chocolate and water over low heat until smooth and thick, stirring constantly. Add salt and sugar; cook for 5 more minutes. Cool completely.

1 cup heavy cream, whipped
1 teaspoon vanilla

Whip heavy cream and add vanilla. Fold in chocolate mixture. Store in refrigerator. To serve, add a heaping tablespoon (or two) to a cup of hot milk. Stir and enjoy!


I was staying in Park City with some friends. We made this hot chocolate, which was fun and yummy. We also made snow ice cream. The recipe for the ice cream is snow and eagle brand sweetened condensed milk. It was INCREDIBLE!!!!! We actually ended up topping our snow ice cream with the hot chocolate whipped cream. It was heaven!!! It was the night before I was going home or I would have made this everyday. It was THAT GOOD.