Christmas Chocolate Soufflés

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Goldrich Eggs, which can be found at Wal-Mart. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

D7K_7974-975x753Christmas is NEXT WEEK y’all!!!  Can you believe it?  I’m enjoying a nice little vacay and visit here in Arkansas.  I know I’m going to eat good while I’m here.  My Grandma always cooks the best meals.  My favorite part of every meal is dessert.  It’s no secret that I’m a chocoholic.

One of my favorite things is a chocolate soufflé.  I shared with you a couple of weeks ago a wonderful egg souffle that my Mother-in-Law makes every year.  So, in keeping with the soufflé theme I thought I would share a dessert recipe.

I’m using Goldrich eggs, which have a wonderful#GoldRichYolk & great flavor.

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Grease 4-6 ramekins/small bowls to bake your souffle in.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Set dishes on a rimmed baking sheet.

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In a large heat proof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, combine chocolate, vanilla, and 1/4 cup water. Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
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An egg separator is KEY for souffles. It’s an inexpensive tool and it assures you don’t get any #GoodRichYolk in your egg white mixture.D7K_7944

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Stir egg yolks into cooled chocolate mixture until well combined. Set souffle base aside.D7K_7948

In a large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes. Gradually add sugar and beat until stiff, glossy peaks form, about 5 minutes.

In two additions, fold egg-white mixture into souffle base: With a rubber spatula, gently cut down through center and lift up some base from bottom of bowl. Turning bowl, steadily continue to cut down and lift up base until just combined.

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Bake souffle until puffed and set, 30 to 35 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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AND ENJOY!!!

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas.  Remember calories don’t count during the holidays, so eat and enjoy yourself!  Head to Walmart if you are looking for the tastiest eggs around- GoldRich Eggs.

I made a little video below with some instructions and helpful hints.


Christmas Card Carousel

I’m linking up with Faith for this years Christmas Card Carousel.

Here is our 2014 Christmas card :)

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Holiday Traditions & Hospitality

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Charmin. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

I can’t believe we only have 10 days until Christmas!  This year sure has flown by.  In the midst of all the hustle and bustle comes shopping, eating, and lots of family.  We always have a house full of relatives and everyone is going in different directions.  Kids running around while the men watch football and the gals are in the kitchen slaving away.

The LAST thing you want happening to ruin your holiday is this…

A CLOGGED TOILET.

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Thanks to Charmin we don’t have that problem.  Charmin has Roto-Rooter’s stamp of approval to be clog-free and septic-safe, but it is also used by plumbers more than any other brand.

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We’ve used Charmin in our home for years, it’s super soft and we prefer it to other toilet paper.  I always try to make sure our guest bathroom is stocked full of toilet paper because the worst thing for guests is running out of toilet paper!  Can you say AWKWARD???

Make sure your bathroom is inviting.  It’s okay to add a little Christmas to the bathroom too.  It’s one of those rooms that gets neglected during the holiday season, yet it’s one room that’s used the most.

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For more than 70 years, Charmin has been trusted in millions of Americans’ homes!  If that doesn’t tell you people love Charmin, then I don’t know what will.  You have to try it for yourself.  I compare it to sleeping on 100 thread count sheets or 1000 thread count sheets….which one is softer?  Obviously the one with the most thread count and that’s the bed people want to USE!  Same goes for toilet paper.

With Charmin Ultra Soft and Ultra Strong you can use up to 4X less toilet tissue.  You use less because you don’t need a whole lot to do the job.  It lasts longer and saves me money.

So…after we are done with our Charmin we like to use the cardboard roll on one of our favorite holiday traditions.  Every year we build a gingerbread house.  It’s not always the most beautiful sight, but the point is we are having FUN!

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We take a left over cardboard roll from the toilet paper and roll it in icing.  The cardboard color matches the gingerbread house perfectly so you can’t even tell!  Then we roll on some sprinkles and we have our chimney :)D7K_7982 D7K_7983 D7K_7985

I hope you all have a blessed Christmas season and make sure your stocked up and ready to go with Charmin!  Buy less & save MORE!

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Christmas Classroom Treats

These were so easy and inexpensive.  Feel free to copy the image below and make your own!  All you need are cellophane bags, M&M snack size bags, paper, and a stapler :)

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CLICK TO COPY IMAGE BELOW:

 

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Christmas Tour of Homes

This is my favorite time of year!  I love turning all the lights out and just sitting with just the Christmas tree on and a fire.  I’m linking up with Kelly and the Christmas Tour of Homes.  Go share your Christmas decor too!  I love seeing how other people decorate :)

Here is a little glimpse of our Christmas hizzle:

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