Ingredient: baking soda
Cookies

Shipyard Pumpkinhead Iced Cookies

You wouldn’t know it from this heat, but fall is almost here! Fall is my favorite time of year.  And to be honest, (unpopular opinion coming…) I’m not a fan of the pumpkin stuff.  I don’t drink the PSLs, I don’t eat pumpkin pie, I just really don’t care for pumpkin anything.  But Shipyard Pumpkinhead is a super popular fall beer here in Boston.  And it’s served in a glass with a cinnamon sugar rim.

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Cupcakes

Thin Mint Cupcakes

Do you guys watch Scandal? I discovered it mid-Season 3 and immediately binge-watched the first two seasons on Netflix (I think I got through them all in, like, 2 weeks) and impatiently waited for the third season to be available for binging.  Once I caught up, I watched weekly…religiously.  I could not get enough.

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Bars

Butterscotch Blondies

Last weekend I ran a 5 mile race.  I never considered myself to be a runner, and I am by no means a fast runner.  But I ran this race at a much faster pace than my standard pace, and I was very proud of myself.

After the race I went to breakfast with my dear, sweet friends, who are constantly motivating and inspiring me, and we stopped at a Starbucks for coffees.  My friend convinced me that I had to try the smoked butterscotch latte.  I had been intrigued by this menu item, but had never been able to bring myself to try it.  I agreed that this was the morning to try it.  YOU GUYS. If you haven’t had this drink go to Starbucks right now and get it.  It is so good.

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Breads

Chai Loaves

One of my favorite things in cold, snowy weather is chai.  It’s so comforting and warm and delicious!  I only started drinking coffee in recent years, so a chai was my coffee shop go-to for the longest time.  When we were first relocating to Boston and did not yet have internet in the apartment, I spent a lot of time at a local coffee shop in my neighborhood drinking chai after chai while working.  That coffee shop has the best chai: it’s so light and foamy and delicious! Continue Reading

Cupcakes

Hard Cider Cupcakes

I love that hard ciders are so widely available these days. Cider is such a great fall flavor and goes well with so many other fall flavors.  And now you can even get different seasonal cider flavors year round!  For this recipe I used the Original Angry Orchard, but I look forward to experimenting with other cider flavors and other cider recipes with these flavors! Continue Reading