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Happiness is a Warm Bowl of Soup

If the weather in your area is anything like mine, a warm bowl of soup is just the thing you need. Okay, I live in California where it’s a little chilly and rainy, but I know many of you live where it’s much, much colder. Homemade soup is one of the things I most look forward to as the weather turns wintry. I pull out the recipes that have been waiting all summer, get my slow cooker ready, and stock up on ingredients. Each member of my family has their favorite and I have recipes to suit every taste. February Read More

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Happy National Cocoa Day – Get a Cup and Celebrate!

In case you haven’t noticed, my blog is named after one of my favorite treats…cocoa. When it came to naming my blog, I wanted a title that referred to my favorite things because that is what I am trying to share. But MyFavoriteThings was taken and so was Whiskersonkittens, RaindropsonRoses, and even MyCupofTea, Then I thought, I’d rather drink cocoa than tea anyways, and MyCupofCocoa.com was born. December 13th is National Cocoa Day. I love, love, love a good cup of hot chocolate. I’d drink it every day if I could. There are so many ways to enjoy a cup Read More

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5 Fall Treats: My Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

One of my favorite things about fall is pumpkin. I love pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin milk shakes. This list goes on and on.  And if you add chocolate to a pumpkin treat…well that’s even better! Next week I have two reasons to celebrate. October 26 is National Pumpkin Day and the 28th is National Chocolate Day!  In honor of both, I am sharing a few of my favorite pumpkin treat recipes with you. Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies I made these a few weeks ago when the pumpkin bug first hit me. I Read More

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Sweet! It’s National Dessert Day!

Who doesn’t love dessert? October 14 is National Dessert Day and in honor of it, I am posting a few of my favorite dessert recipes. I can’t help it, chocolate makes me happy and that’s what this blog is supposed to be about…things that make us happy.  In honor of National Dessert Day, I am sharing a few of my favorite desserts. I found many of these on Pinterest. If you don’t have time to make something sweet, it’s okay, I have a list below of places offers discounts.   This recipe is fast, easy, and delicious. It is a Read More