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.
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.
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
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
I’ve lived in Boston for about 2 years now, and I just recently discovered that Marshmallow Fluff was invented here! Well…Somerville to be exact. And not only that, but there is an annual Fluff Festival, complete with a cooking contest!
Of course I had to enter, and I had so many flavor ideas! Eventually I settled on a sweet potato and maple bourbon dessert. The week before the recipe was due to the Festival, I got sick and knew I wasn’t going to be able to test recipes all week as planned. I considered not entering the contest, but ended up submitting a recipe at the last minute. I didn’t win, but I am so glad I didn’t bail on the contest, and I am thrilled with how this dessert turned out! A little bit of southern and a little bit of Massachusetts: sweet potato cupcakes with a marshmallow ganache and maple bourbon marshmallow frosting!