It’s cold and rainy here this weekend. So I decided to make a spicy chocolate cake as a way to lift my spirits. The Drink: Not only does Trader Joe’s have a French Vanilla iced coffee, they also have a regular 100% Arabic coffee that’s just straight coffee. As someone who loves their coffee black,… Continue reading Spiced Chocolate Cake in a Mug with an Iced Coffee
Spring supposedly starts this week, but I think the weather disagrees. So I decided to combine the need for a warm drink during a cold night with a need for cold food after a warm day. Thus home made spiced hot chocolate and cinnamon banana ice cream is what I came up with. Part of… Continue reading Spiced Hot Chocolate & Cinnamon Banana Ice Cream
Yeah I still don’t actually celebrate Valentine’s Day. But I do like strawberries! So for this Valentine’s Day Special I made a strawberrytastic pairing! Please enjoy! The Drink: So remember last week when I said that I would get to Trader Joe’s other awesome soda. I guess I’m doing it this week. Rhubarb Strawberry Soda… Continue reading Special Valentine Dessert Pairing!
It doesn’t feel like we’ll ever have warm weather again in the Northeastern US. So here’s a warm, sweet snack to keep me filled on a cold winter’s day! The Drink: I recommend using your favorite non flavored hot chocolate for this pairing. I went with Swiss Mist. It’s warm with a clean chocolate taste.… Continue reading Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn with Hot Chocolate
The holidays are upon us. I’ve decided to make an effort to learn how to bake cookies this year. So I started my holiday baking by looking up different peanut butter cookie recipes. But having just peanut butter cookies didn’t seem to enough. I invited my friend Krystle and together we put our heads together… Continue reading Peanut Butter Cinnamon Cookies with a Turmeric Thai Tea
Happy Halloween! If you haven’t decided yet on how you’re going to celebrate, why not go with a pumpkin dessert pairing? Okay, I might have gone a little overboard the pumpkin this year, but I swear it’s well worth it. The Drink: Inspired by the Harry Potter books, I decided to try making a version… Continue reading Pumpkin Juice with Pumpkin Cookies
This week I had a guest with me to help me cook! My friend Krystal was over for a Halloween movie marathon and what goes better with a movie marathon than some sweet treats! The Drink: Fun Fact: the actress Shirley Temple was not a fan of Shirley Temples (at least according to wiki). Traditionally… Continue reading Spiced Cake Balls & (Dirty) Shirley Temples