We have combined two of our favorite products, Moonstruck Hot Cocoa from Portland, Oregon and Mount Mansfield Pure Maple Cream from Vermont to create a truly decadent hot cocoa, combining cinnamon, maple and of course, chocolate.
4 tbsp Moonstruck Cinnamon Milk Chocolate
8 oz hot milk
1 tsp Mount Mansfield Pure Maple Cream (for the mixture)
1 tsp Mount Mansfield Pure Maple Cream (to drizzle over the top)
Heavy cream whipped into stiff peaks
OR your favorite marshmallow for topping
Add chocolate and milk together until combined.
Stir in 1 tsp maple cream.
Top with whipped cream or marshmallows and drizzle with 1 tsp (or more!) maple cream.
French Hot Chocolate, La Chocoat Chaud, is a true indulgence and so well worth it! Unlike traditional American varieties, it’s not made from cocoa powder but instead it uses a mixture of, milk, heavy cream and real chocolate. The difference in ingredients creates an intense, rich flavor and a lovely thick consistency.
Le Chocolat Chaud is meant for slow sipping on cold Winter nights!
6 oz unsweetened chopped chocolate
½ cup water
¾ cup granulated sugar
½ cup heavy cream whipped into stiff peaks
6 cups whole milk
Add chocolate and water to a small pot on low heat and stir until chocolate melts and is completely smooth.
Stir in sugar and salt over low heat. Continue to heat and stir for abut 4 minutes or until it is pretty thick then remove from heat and allow to cool.
Fold the chocolate into whipped cream and set in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, add two heaping tablespoons of chocolate cream mixture to a mug then fill it with hot milk.
Store the leftover French hot chocolate in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. To reheat, use a microwave or a saucepan on low heat.
We are all about easy and these brownies are the best of both worlds, fudgy brownie and gooey s’mores!
1 16oz box of your favorite brownie mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg called for on brownie mix box
2 cups mini or chopped flavored marshmallows
8 graham cracker squares, broken into small pieces
2+! chocolate bars of your choice, broken into small (or big😊) pieces
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom of 9-inch square pan with shortening or cooking spray. Make and bake brownies as directed on box. After removing pan from oven, set oven control to broil.
Immediately sprinkle marshmallows and graham crackers over warm brownies. Broil with top 4 to 5 inches from heat 30 to 60 seconds or until marshmallows are golden brown. (Watch carefully; marshmallows and graham crackers will brown quickly.) Sprinkle with chocolate. Cool on cooling rack, about 3 hours until chocolate is set. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.
Feel like glamming it up for Christmas? Sprinkle ground up candy canes over the melting chocolate!
Lynne Fearman, has been a professional artist for over 40 years and is an active artist member of California Art Club, and member of Mid-Valley Arts League, in the San Gabriel Valley, (president from 2006-2008), California Plein Air Painters, Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society. Over the years she has garnered numerous awards for her work. She has shown her work in the Bowers Museum recently for the California Art Club’s 11th Gold Medal Show, the Riverside Art Museum, and Pasadena Museum of History, and at “Art Matters” at the Huntington Library, in San Marino. in 2021 she had a solo show at the Chaffey Community Museum of Art, in Ontario, CA.
In 2015 she received the Grand Prize at the Los Angeles Plein Air Festival. In 2016 she was invited to participate in the Washington state, Plein Air Festival, “Paint the Peninsula!”. In 2018 and 2019, she won the, Award of Excellence, at the National Oil Painters of America Convention, during the “Wet Painting” competition in Steamboat Springs and again in St. George Utah.
Artist and award-winning children’s book author/illustrator, Corinne Humphrey, creates whimsical paintings emphasizing optimism and universal themes inspired by her former shelter dog Rudy and now Adobe. “I paint to spread joy, hopefully providing an antidote to the stresses of today’s world with “PAWSITIVE” messages.”
Corinne works in a variety of mediums including acrylic on canvas and mixed media. Her paintings have been featured in group shows at Utah’s Art Access Gallery, Atelier, Kimball Art Center, Alpine Art Gallery, and she has enjoyed solo shows at the Salt Lake City Main Library and Ogden’s Union Station Gallery. Her children’s books have won numerous awards including a Bronze “IPPY” award for Most Outstanding Book Design and a Silver Moonbeam Award for “Best Series.”
Currently, you can view her pieces at Northwind Art’s Showcase at the Jeanette Best Gallery in Port Townsend and La Petite Maison Blanche, 213 E. Washington St. in Sequim.
We are so glad you have joined us. We are Laura and Dana, and along with our daughters, we live in the Hudson Valley of New York.
Finding Home Farms is a brand built on the belief that connection and a sense of home are essential to our lives. We understand the value of gathering around a welcoming table and creating lasting memories.
Located in the picturesque Hudson Valley of New York, our maple farm, cafe, and market, known as The Sugarhouse, is a well-kept secret in the heart of the woods. As a family-owned operation, we take pride in offering the finest organic maple syrup straight from our farm to your table. Our product range extends beyond maple syrup, encompassing 100% soy candles, pantry essentials, and home decor items that contribute to crafting a warm and inviting space.
What sets us apart is our commitment to sourcing and producing all our products within the USA. From the purity of our organic maple syrup to the diverse flavors of our pantry offerings, from the quality of our soy candles to the carefully curated home decor, we prioritize excellence in everything we create.
At Finding Home Farms, we aim to make life sweeter. Our vision extends beyond delivering products; we strive to inspire and provide ideas to make opening your home to friends and family easy. Whether you’re looking to create a cozy atmosphere in your home or seeking a thoughtful gift, we offer the perfect ingredients for a welcoming home.
By choosing Finding Home Farms, retailers and consumers align themselves with a brand that values quality, authenticity, and a shared sense of home. Welcome to Finding Home Farms, we make life sweeter.
Working Hard Towards The American Dream
Finding Home Farms initially started as a blog in 2010, where Laura happily shared decorating ideas and DIY projects. While Laura was trying to figure out the world of blogging, Dana was stressed and run down doing the corporate gig. He traveled the globe in a great job, but he was never home. In 2015, the Putnam family decided it was time to start a new path by returning to their roots. Dana grew up on a dairy farm in New Hampshire, and his favorite time of the year was the six weeks of “sugaring” when they made maple syrup.
For 14 years, the Putnams were “backyard sugar makers,” crafting just enough syrup to share with neighbors and friends. Those six weeks were always the happiest. And now they’ve turned sugar making into a full-time career, going for the BIG dream – making a life AND a living doing what they love best – crafting maple syrup and creating a welcoming home.
Alkemy is a local all natural essential oil company that specializes in making essential oils, perfumes, and tinctures of the highest quality. All Lavender is gathered from Sequim farms and distilled with the greatest care to make fine essential oils. From distilling to mixing essential oil blends Alkemy is a small business of two partners dedicated to serving community and the light within each individual.
Alkemy started with the greatest bond of all, love. This love for humanity led two partners desiring to give the world the gift of beautiful fragrance and organic and locally foraged tinctures, to start their own essential oil business with little start-up money. Alkemy started with making essential oils by distillation and maceration as well as buying high quality oils to create superb unique blends. The business quickly grew and developed into making high quality pure parfum with the essential oils and now they are always bringing new creations to the table. Leya and Ari offer Reiki and Tarot for open donation so that all can afford these divine gifts in their lives.