Sunday, November 3, 2013

Hot Cocoa Recipe AND Red Cup Living GIVEAWAY!

This is my absolute favorite time of year!
For me the best part of the Holidays is being with the people I love.
That's why teaming-up with Red Cup Living made so much sense!
Red Cup Living is a company founded by a husband and wife team trying to
rekindle their neighborhood’s sense of community by holding more gatherings.
Read more about their story here:

And when people gather, we eat, drink, and be happy. =)
Just look at the options they give you:

I immediately spotted these su-WEET mugs!
It seriously looks just like a red Solo cup with a handle but it's actually durable AND reusable.
How stinkin' cute is that?! I dig them.
They made me want hot cocoa.
This time I wanted my mom's hot cocoa.
She graciously texted me the recipe
(along with permission to share)
and I whipped up a batch to share with you.
So, here you go!
As soon as I put the first ingredients in the pan, a flood of memories rushed through my head:
the yellow leaves on the ground outside,
finally being tall enough to help my mom stir the cocoa,
scooping it out of the pan with an avocado-green Tupperware measuring cup,
drinking out of a mug I bought for my dad when I was in 2nd grade.
listening to my Grandma Scorse play the piano after dinner.
I love this stuff.
{print it here}

This is how we do it:
1- If you prefer the taste of dark chocolate, reduce the second measurement of milk to 4 cups.
2- Add a 1/4 tsp of your favorite spice: cinnamon, pumpkin spice, or nutmeg.
3- I like mine extra creamy to I add whipped cream on top before I sprinkle with cinnamon.
I love this stuff.
You can add some extra holiday cheer with fun, reusable cups from Red Cup Living.
Four New Red Cup Living Products Available in Time for the Holidays!
They would be great stocking stuffers
or Secret Santa gifts at work.
Find and follow Red Cup Living here: 
You can WIN some of these iconic gifts right here! 
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  1. Love the mug and your recipe!

  2. I love the coffee mug... I have a huge mug collection of fun mugs and it would go perfectly with it!

  3. I'd use the coffee mug- because I can't go a morning without my coffee!

  4. my favorite is the 8 oz. Wine Cup