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Sunday Sweets! Hot Chocolate

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From the recipe book of Tartelette

Hot Chocolate:
6 oz (180gr) semisweet chocolate (chips or chopped)
1 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
pinch of ground cloves

Place the chocolate in a large bowl. Set aside.
In a large saucepan set over medium heat, bring the milk and cream to a simmer. Remove from the heat and slowly pour the hot liquid over the chocolate. Let the mixture stand for 2 minutes then slowly whisk the mixture until completely smooth. add the spices, stir and serve with the marshmallows.

Vanilla Marshmallows:
1/4 cup (60ml) water
1/4 cup (60ml) light corn syrup
3/4 cup (170 grams) sugar
1 tablespoon powdered gelatin
2 tablespoons cold water
2 egg whites, room temperature
1 whole vanilla bean, split open and seeded
cornstarch

Line a 8X8 baking pan with plastic wrap. Spray lightly with cooking spray and sprinkle lightly with some cornstarch, shake the excess off.
In a medium saucepan, combine the water, corn syrup, and sugar, bring to a boil until “soft-ball” stage, or 235 degrees on a candy thermometer. Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water and let dissolve. Remove the syrup from the heat, add the gelatin, and mix. Whip the whites until soft peaks form and pour the syrup into the whites. Add the vanilla seeds and continue whipping until stiff. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and let set 24 hours at room temperature. Unmold and cut squares with a hot knife.

Enjoy!

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Tablescape Friday: Twisted Twine

Rustic and Warm all at the same time.

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(DIY) “Sprinkle Dusted” Garland

The purl bee did an awesome job in creating this colorful garland.  It reminds me of all the good things about growing up; sprinkles, bright colors, playfulness and innocence! Be sure to check out their website for a full tutorial on how to recreate this!

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While I’m Away..

I’ll be away for a while so I can spend time with family and friends before heading back to Boston.  I hope you have a wonderful New Year and I’ll see you in January!

via She Walks in Beauty

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Merry Christmas!

Peace, love and happiness from my family to yours…

via Snippet & Ink

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Holiday Home Inspiration

With Christmas just under 2 weeks away, I find more and more holiday inspiration that I love!

via Still Life With

via Style Me Pretty via Eclatante Designs

via Olivet

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Packing Day!

Today’s Tablescape Friday has been interrupted so I can get some packing done for our big move on Sunday.  I can’t wait to get settled in our new home.  I think I’m most excited about all of the fires we’ll be able to have on the cold winter nights!

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See you on the flip side!

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