Adding a Little Chocolate

This post is for all the moms out there. When I read this little paragraph from Love Adds a Little Chocolate by Linda Andersen, I couldn’t help but think of my girls and my mom:

Duty can pack an adequate sack lunch, but love may decide to enclose a little love note inside… Obligation sends the children to bed on time, but love tucks the covers in around their necks and passes out kisses and hugs (even to teenagers!)… Duty gets offended quickly if it isn’t appreciated, but love learns to laugh a lot and to work for the sheer joy of doing it. Obligation can pour a glass of milk, but quite often, love adds a little chocolate.

My mom taught me to sew, bake, decorate cakes, craft, and just go a little above and beyond to make things a little more special. Without my mom, this blog wouldn’t have happened—I’d channel my inner (and outer) geek and you’d probably be reading about tips for programming some jiggamawizzers or whositwhatsits.  🙂

Happy Mother’s day to all the moms who make life sweet! And to those who want to add a little more chocolate in their lives, here’s a super-easy chocolate syrup recipe for you:


Easy Chocolate Syrup
Total time 10 minutes. Makes about 1-3/4 cups.


  • 3/4 c Water
  • 3/4 c Sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 c Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

In a small saucepan combine sugar and water and heat until boiling and sugar is dissolved. Add salt and cocoa powder and whisk until thickened. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla.

Great for milk (obviously), ice cream, and many other things!


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