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This recipe comes from .  Who doesn't like a new hot chocolate recipe.  On a cold day, there is nothing better on a cold night!
Snow Cocoa
This is one of my FAVORITE drinks to make during the winter time! EVERYONE goes nuts over it! In fact, our women’s ministry at church just did a big Christmas event and we served this delicious-ness and so many people have asked for the recipe I figured I’d better blog about it!
But, I have to tell you. I am so bad at remembering to take pictures. I even made this drink the other night for our Christmas caroling outing and I forgot to snap a shot of it.
So I borrowed this pic of Hot White Chocolate Cocoa from The Food Channel – just so you could get a little visual. If you click the picture, it will take you to their recipe for Hot White Chocolate Cocoa.
My recipe is different – and I love that it’s called Snow Cocoa. Very fitting for this time of year!
Snow Cocoa
Ingredients -
2 cups whipping cream6 cups milk (I usua…


A Ghost Town is a place that no longer exists. For some reason, and many times unexplained reasons, the people of the town leave and never return. The town is left to rot and be forgotten. But, a lot of these places allow you t come and visit, to step on the land that is no longer wanted, and to learn the mysteries behind their disappearances. Here is a list of some of the best Ghost Towns in the United States.

    The Lost Colony. Everyone knows that the first settlers in the new world created colonies in Jamestown and Plymouth, but there was also a colony on Roanoke Island, North Carolina. History tells of a woman, named Virginia Dare, who settled there with her family. Sir Walter Raleigh had led ships there. It would be the first settlement on American soil, but it was short lived.     That's because everyone disappeared!     To this day, scientists and historians have given answers to what happened to the people of Roanoke, but none can say for certain that their an…


The Qingming Festival is a traditional Chinese fest on the 104th day after the winter solstice (or the 15th day from the Spring Equinox), usually occurring around April 5th of the Gregorian calendar. Astronomically, it is also a solar term. The Qingming festival falls on the first day of the fifth solar term, named Qingming. Its name denotes a time for people to go outside and enjoy the greenery of springtime (Taqing, "treading on the greenery") and tend to the graves of departed loved ones.
    Qingming has been regularly observed as a statutory public holiday in Taiwan and in the Chinese jurisdictions of Hong Kong and Macau. Its observance was reinstated as a public holiday in mainland China in 2008, after having been previous suppressed by the ruling Communist Party in 1949.
    The holiday is known by a number of names in the English language:

All Souls Day (not to be confused with the Roman Catholic holiday, All Souls, Day, of the same name)Clear Bright FestivalAnces…