Tuesday, December 15, 2015

World's Best Hot Chocolate

If you're in the mood for a super delicious and rich hot chocolate this season, I have got the recipe for you! The recipe makes a lot, so share with your friends. 

1 bag of chocolate chips
1 can of sweet and condensed milk
1 and 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
6 cups of regular milk *use skim if you want to try to make it a "tad" bit healthier ;)
*optional marshmallows and chocolate syrup for topping

These are the easiest directions around. Put everything into a crock pot and turn it on until its all melted and hot. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Festive Weekend Recap: Raleigh Edition

This Friday I made my way to Raleigh for a weekend full of fun with my best friend, Kate. We started the weekend by going to a Christmas party!

Before: Getting ready...it felt like we were back in our App State apartment...mirror selfies, music blaring, and counter top scattered with makeup.
After: Some things will ever change
On Saturday, we decided to start the day and fuel up with an AMAZING bunch from Benelux Coffee. Next time you find yourself in Raleigh, be sure to stop by and grab a coffee from here!

Between their signature waffles and lattes and Kate's quiche and iced mocha, I can't decide what was best.
 We then decided to go to the Governor's mansion. They were holding a free open house. 

Going to the Governor's mansion made us want to explore some of Raleigh's other historic homes. Next we went to the Moredecai House and were able to go inside the house itself as well as walk around the property (including the separate kitchen and garden).

I was OBSESSED with this garden. Exactly what I would like to have at my own home one day.

President Andrew Johnson was born in this house

It was definitely a weekend full of fun and adventure! 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Giveaway Alert!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season! To help in getting into the giving spirit, I will be giving away a $25 gift card to one of my favorite stores, Sur La Table (valid in stores and online)! Whether you are shopping for yourself, for a holiday party, or buying a gift for someone else, you will be sure to find the perfect kitchen accessory here. 

To enter my giveaway, simply follow me on Instagram @aubreyjarman and follow the directions under the post! The giveaway starts at ???pm and a winner will be chosen this Sunday at ???pm! Good Luck!

From my Family to Yours!

For the last 4 years, my family has sent out Christmas videos instead of cards. You can laugh with us or at us, as long as you're smiling we don't care! Merry Christmas from us to you!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Graham Cracker Pecan Pralines

Tis the season for holiday parties...and also the season for busy, scattered schedules. This is the perfect sweet treat that you can make when in a time crunch! 

One pack of Honey Maid Graham Crackers
1 cup of crushed pecans
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line baking sheet with foil and completely cover with broken graham crackers.

Melt butter in pot and add in sugar and pecans. Bring to a boil and cook/stir for 3 minutes. Spread mixture evenly on graham crackers and bake for 12 minutes. 

Don't make the same mistake I did...LET THEM COOL before breaking apart and tasting one...that caramel will be scalding hot. 

Kitchen setup...I think I work best when I have everything all together.