Ingredient: milk
Sweet

Hot Cocoa Rolls

Hot Cocoa Rolls fresh out of the oven

I didn’t celebrate Christmas growing up. I got my first Christmas tree after I moved in with my best friend when I was in law school. I first celebrated Christmas with my now-husband a year or two into our relationship.  I had this picture in my head of what waking up on Christmas morning should be like: wake up, look out the window to see if it had snowed, bake cinnamon rolls (from the tube, of course) and brew coffee while we sit on the floor in our PJs and bathrobes and exchange gifts. Continue Reading

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Coffee Milk Cookie Sandwiches

Coffee Milk Cookie Sandwiches

After much anticipation, I finally watched Chef’s Table Pastry on Netflix.  I waited and waited and waited for the April release date to finally arrive, and then when it finally did my husband went on a bunch of trips and told me I had to wait for him to watch!  So here we are.  We finally watched! (Don’t worry, no spoilers here!) The first episode features Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar. As I learned more and more about her history and her work and her preferences, I felt like she and I were the same person! Except for, you know, the creativity and talent and success part… I really admire her so much and she is such a strong inspiration to me. Continue Reading

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Funfetti Hamantaschen

Sprinkles for Funfetti Hamantaschen

I remember making hamentaschen with my mom when I was younger, but I haven’t made them in years because I’m usually not a huge fan of the cookie. For those who don’t know, hamentaschen are triangle shaped cookies that represent the villain, Haman, of the Jewish holiday, Purim. They are usually similar to a shortbread cookie and are filled with a fruit or poppyseed filling.  As a dessert, it’s just never been the type of cookie that excites me.  So I decided to jazz it up and make one that does excite me: Funfetti Hamantaschen! Continue Reading

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Drinks, Drunk, Sweet

Cherry Cordial Hot Cocoa

Cherry juice pouring into milk

It’s here.  We’re at the end of January and we have finally come to the last hot cocoa recipe of Hot Cocoa Month. I haven’t posted any boozy hot cocoa recipes because you can easily add booze to every recipe posted this month!  In fact, this Cherry Cordial Hot Cocoa can quickly become a cherry hot cocoa if you would prefer it.  I also have one more hot cocoa surprise coming for you as part of the bonus recipes, so be sure to check back for that. Continue Reading

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Raspberry Basil Hot Chocolate

Straining the basil out of the hot milk

Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is already right around the corner?! How better to impress your sweetheart than with this super easy but super impressive Raspberry Basil Hot Chocolate. I mean, doesn’t it just sound fancy?!  Also raspberry and chocolate together seem like a perfect Valentine’s Day flavor combination! Continue Reading

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