Candy Cane Cocoa and a Tour

How about a warm cup of Candy Cane Cocoa and a house tour!

4 cups milk
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 mini candy canes, crushed
1 cup Whipping Cream, whipped
4 mini candy canes

Cooking Directions:
heat milk until hot, but not boiling.  Whisk in chocolate and crushed candy canes until melted.  Pour into four mugs; top with whipped cream and garnish with a candy cane.

Now for some amazing houses!  Gingerbread houses that is!!

Okay - this is too funny!

and of course...the White House!

Aren't these just amazing!!

Is designing a gingerbread house a tradition for your family?  My daughter Billie has made it a tradition at our house a few years ago and she does such a wonderful job.  I can't wait to see what transpires this year.  But of course we won't discuss it until finals are over ;)

Oh I just love Christmas and all the anticipation that comes along with it.

Participating in Foodie Friday!

Merry Christmas,


  1. Oh my word, all of these houses are just gorgeous. I can't even imagine trying to make one of these, but they are all stunning. I can't wait to see what you and your daughter do. Hugs, Marty

  2. Great tour of homes! I really like the small ones on the tree....so cute!!


  3. That Hot Chocolate sounds just yummy! I love the houses, so much work but oh so worth it.

  4. I love the variety of houses you found to share with us today. It's amazing what can be done with gingerbread. I hope you are having a wonderful Foodie Friday.

  5. This was a joy to behold! Thanks so much!

  6. That was something else! Just beautiful.

  7. All of these houses are fabulous. I wish I had the talent to do something like this. I do have a musical ginger bread house but it's ceramic. Loved your post!

  8. Hi Sharon,
    Anything chocolate is a big YUM in my book! These gingerbread houses are amazing. What work went into making these.

  9. Can't wait to try that cocoa recipe. Love the gingerbread houses. How fun are those. Ours is not quite so elaborate. Mary Jane over at Mary Janes Farm does one of a barn and barnyard. It is the cutest thing!

  10. It amazes me what some people can do with gingerbread and candy. These are some fabulous gingerbread houses. They are works of art, and I enjoyed seeing them. laurie

  11. those gingerbread houses are amazing. we made our first gingerbread house last year. it stood for 2.3 seconds.

    this year. i discovered the "pre-assembled" house. rock on.


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