The last few weeks have been busy and cold around here. Although the Pacific Northwest has not been buried under the snow-mageddon that much of the country has been hit with, we’ve had our own freezing temperatures and an abundance of fog that has been it’s on special kind of weird.
It was my full intention to begin the new year by sharing some of my favorite hot chocolate add-ins. If you are going to have to get through the cold winter greys, might as well make sure it’s delicious, right?
However, instead of writing, I’ve been playing around behind the blog scenes and learning a ton about the new camera I received for Christmas.
The camera is a Nikon 3100DSLR in candy apple red. My man knows me so well.
But the learning curve has been steeper than I had expected and I’m still taking about thirty photos for every one that I’m happy with. You can imagine how many I took for this post.
I’m happy to report that I’m slowly getting the hang of things. So without further ado, here are my favorite hot chocolate add-in’s when the temperatures drop. Besides a little whipped cream or marshmallows, topping your drink with one of these makes life feel a little less bleak.
Chocolate Shavings: Because the only thing better than chocolate is more chocolate.
Salted Caramel: Why should Starbucks have all the fun? A little caramel sauce and a tiny pinch of kosher salt and you don’t even have to leave the house for this treat.
Toasted Coconut: Coconut has a special place in my heart right next to chocolate. Bonus: toasting coconut is super easy and makes your house smell incredible!
Cinnamon: Cinnamon gives the cocoa a little kick without making things too sweet. Yum!
Do you have a cocoa add-in that I didn’t mention? What are you doing to embrace the winter weather? Any favorite camera tips that you want to share?
And to my friends and readers being hit with the severe winter weather, seriously… stay warm and be safe!
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