Dessert Pairing · Romantic Pairing · Spring Pairing

Spiced Chocolate Cake in a Mug with an Iced Coffee

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

comfort food · Dessert Pairing · Spring Pairing · Winter Pairing

Spiced Hot Chocolate & Cinnamon Banana Ice Cream

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

Dessert Pairing · Holiday Pairing · Romantic Pairing

Special Valentine Dessert Pairing!

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!

Dessert Pairing · Winter Pairing

Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn with Hot Chocolate

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

Dessert Pairing · Holiday Pairing · Winter Pairing

Peanut Butter Cinnamon Cookies with a Turmeric Thai Tea

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

Dessert Pairing · fall pairing · Holiday Pairing · Uncategorized

Pumpkin Juice with Pumpkin Cookies

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

Cocktail Time! · Dessert Pairing · fall pairing · Mocktail

Spiced Cake Balls & (Dirty) Shirley Temples

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