Start w/Chocolate? Yes, Please!

Honestly, if something begins with chocolate I’m definitely on board! I rushed to the kitchen to see if I had all the ingredients…and I do!  I’ll be back…later…maybe! 😉

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This Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur is so rich and it’s a wonderful after-dinner treat. It also stores great in the fridge and makes excellent presents!

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I don’t have a huge sweet tooth but I have been known to have a small after dinner drink and sometimes I like that drink to be sweet!

But, I also like whiskey so this homemade Irish cream liqueur is my dream after-dinner cocktail. Plus, you’ll be shocked at how easy it is to put together.

Step one is just to melt the chocolate! The trick here is to melt it slowly and add a little whiskey to it as it melts to thin it out. I like to use a double boiler for this.

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Then just stir in the other ingredients. Doesn’t get much easier than that!

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This stuff should keep great in the fridge for up to a month. Just give it a good shake before serving it.

Obviously, if it smells “off” at all then you should probably toss it, but the booze will actually keep it stable for longer than normal!

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Personally, I like it served over ice.  Or add to hot chocolate or coffee for a delicious warm cocktail


Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur recipe - from

Yield: Makes about 4 cups.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur


  • 4 ounces milk chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cups Irish whiskey, divided
  • 1 (14 ounces) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon instant espresso
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a double-boiler (I use a metal mixing bowl over a pot of simmering water), combine 1/4 cup whiskey and chocolate. Heat and whisk until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  2. Combine other ingredients in order and whisk until smooth.
  3. Transfer mixture to an air-proof storage container and store in the fridge for up to a month.
  4. Serve over ice!

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10 Ways Writers Are Always Working

Writers! You need to know these things…you’re probably already doing! 😄😄 Enjoy this short vid clip!

Writers After Dark

Being a writer means your brain didn’t come with an on/off switch—it came with a dial. We can turn it down, we can turn it up but we can never shut off the creativity. In fact, because our ideas come from all the things around us, we never really stop working. We collect, we sort, we combine and we create.

So this week we thought we’d share the 10 Ways a Writers is Always Working.

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“Finding Me and You (Sequel to The Light Between Us)” by Poppy Parkes #ReleaseBlitz

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Book Title: Finding Me and You (Sequel to The Light Between Us)
Author: Poppy Parkes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 14, 2017
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What does it take to make love work?

Ruth and Derek’s romance got off to a rocky start. After so many wrong turns, however, it seems that they are finally enjoying the real deal. But between the stress of planning a wedding, a difficult case at Derek’s law firm, and the prospect of meeting each others’ parents will the couple be able to survive?

In this sequel to The Light Between Us by Poppy Parkes, Ruth and Derek take their relationship to the next level — and out west. As the couple navigates romantic horseback rides and awkward family situations alike, they attempt to find their way forward into the rest of their happily ever after together.



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Poppy Parkes is the author sweet and sassy love stories, including THE LIGHT BETWEEN US and FINDING ME AND YOU. Poppy writes, paints, and dreams in Montana, where she raises her two sons. She is in love with luscious color, moon-gazing, and dancing wild. Visit for more scintillating tales.

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