Archive for December, 2015

Hot Chocolate with Red Wine is a drink you must have during the cold season. Who doesn’t love to delight with a cup of hot chocolate? Or a hot wine? To combine these two is simply amazing.


Makes about 1-2 servings

3 tsp unsweetened dark cocoa powder
4 tsp sugar
1/4 cup red wine
1 cup milk
pinch of salt


1. Bring wine to a simmer over low heat . ** Heating the wine first is optional, do that only if you want to reduce the alcohol level. If not, simply add the wine over the cocoa and milk mixture, and bring everything to a boil.

2. Meanwhile in a bowl combine cocoa powder with sugar and salt. Add 2 or 3 tbsp of milk and stir well to combine. Add the rest of the milk, stir well and add over the wine. Bring to a boil while whisking from time to time.

3. Pour into your serving cups and serve.

Making a “non-gingerbread” house – No baking, no mixing just some good old fashioned chocolate bars AND this house glows from the inside out!


4 x Hershey’s milk chocolate blocks (I recommend having a spare in case of breakages)
5 x 4 finger cookies and cream Kit Kat bars (or white ones)
1 x milk Kit Kat family block
200g (approx) melted milk chocolate (Nestle melts are great here)
5 Candy Canes
Sprinkles – I used a Wilton set of gingerbread men, holly & berries and christmas trees
Zip lock bag
Sharp knife
Small square (metal if possible) cookie cutter
Small round (metal if possible) cookie cutter
Boiling hot water
A serving plate
Optional desiccated coconut