Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Have you ever wanted to make your own sundae syrup?

Or perhaps a syrup to mix into milk? Try this recipe!

It tastes delicious. No preservatives or chemical additives.

HOWEVER, it does contain sugar. Sadness.

We use it as an occasional treat around here.

Princess made a batch to drizzle over the Creamy Hot Chocolate Mix she recently mixed together.

You know… it would taste great drizzled over Liquid Christmas too.

Homemade Chocolate Syrup ~ BackToFamily.net


Mix in a 2 quart or larger saucepot:

  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 1 cup hot water
  • dash salt

Bring to a boil and stir constantly. Cook for 3-5 minutes while stirring.

Remove from heat. Add:

  • 2-3 teaspoons vanilla

Pour into a container and cool. Cover. Refrigerate.

So easy. So good!



Making Weekly Menus

menu  and grocery list


Get organized in the kitchen with weekly menus!

I keep a clipboard of our family’s  weekly menus on a yellow legal pad hanging inside one of my kitchen cupboards.

It eliminates running to fast food restaurants for a quick meal.

It eliminates spending extra money at the market purchasing convenient foods.

It answers the “What are we having for dinner?” question that comes every evening.
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How We Cut Heating Costs

wood burner

Not very pretty is it?

Not exactly a lovely stone fireplace.

But it gets the job done!

And it is hidden in the basement.

When buying our home, it was in the dining area.

It was newer and cleaner then.

A few years later, when Angel came along, the wood burner was temporarily retired.

To avoid curious fingers getting burned.

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