Did you know there’s a difference between hot chocolate and hot cocoa? Here in the U.S. we tend to use the terms interchangeably, but there is a difference! Hot chocolate is literally drinking chocolate – shavings of chocolate melted into cocoa butter or simply melted and sipped. Hot cocoa, on the other hand, is made with cocoa powder, milk or water, and sugar.
So let’s celebrate the day with a little twist on the traditional! Instead of sugar, how about some lavender syrup?
I love winter – and I love the soups and stews that seem to make the table so often. I had some corn from this summer in the freezer and wanted to use it before it started to freezer burn. So what to make…Soup! Chowder to be exact. But what is the difference?
Chowder and Bisque are both simply a thick soup. Bisque is smooth and chowder is chunky. And I like chunky! Continue reading →
I’m trying to come up with ways to enjoy potatoes without all the butter and cream. I also love the flavors of sea salt and vinegar together. And then I thought, why not? We do it to french fries, why not just some smashed potatoes? And so I did! Not Mashed, but Smashed!
I had a crumpet a few years ago. Its sort of like an English muffin, but not. I really enjoyed it and decided I’d give it a whirl. But first, what is the difference between an English muffin and a crumpet?
Well, my research didn’t come up with a lot. There are two things that seemed to be unanimous – English muffins are split, crumpets are not. English muffins are made with a dough, crumpets use a batter.
If you have never heard of a mocktail, it is similar to a cocktail but made of all non-alcohol ingredients. This can have its advantages, as they can be made for anyone at any time of year without worrying about them driving home after they have had a few. They can contain whatever you want them to, as long as no alcohol is involved. Here are just a few examples to show you the way.
It’s National French Toast day! Also called Gypsy toast, this eggy bread is a delicious treat for breakfast or dessert. No one quite knows who created a national day for this egg soaked bread, but here’s a really tasty recipe to celebrate it with!
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