I’m recovering from a bit of a cold and have taken to drinking a cup of hot chocolate every night to soothe my sore throat. Though it’s probably not the best habit for my waistline, it’s surprisingly calming, and its warmth is relaxing in a way that eases me right to sleep (after brushing my teeth, of course). Maybe there’s something to be said for the old wives’ tale of drinking warm milk to cure insomnia.

I’ve been drinking plain old Swiss Miss (their milk chocolate flavor is my favorite), but this recipe for peanut butter hot chocolate looks decadent and delicious too. I’ve also heard the Williams & Sonoma hot chocolate is good, and I bet it would make a great housewarming gift. xo

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