Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

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So if last week’s Lavender Hot Chocolate was all about treating yo’self –well actually, myself—then this Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate is all about treating the entire freakin’ world. Because I’m pretty sure that what the world needs isn’t love, sweet love, but chocolate, sweet chocolate. And if that chocolate is mixed with a based of…

Lavender Hot Chocolate

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One of the best things about being an adult is getting to make and eat whatever the heck you want. When I was younger, I imagined that once I got to actually choose what I could eat, I would have a lot of doughnut breakfasts, cookie lunches, and pizza dinners. It only took about two…

Frozen Hot Chocolate

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Welcome to hot chocolate week! I’m into hot chocolate in a major way right now. Like, I sometimes find myself refusing other desserts in favor of an after-dinner mug of chocolate. I know. I never thought I would see the day I’d say no thanks to cookies, but the siren song of hot chocolate is…

Chocolate Tiramisu

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This may sound strange coming from a non-coffee-drinking teetotaler, but I am huge sucker for tiramisu. I think it’s because it triggers all the trifle pleasure centers in my brain, of which there are very, very many. I mean, it basically is a trifle, right? Soft cake-like layer? Check. Creamy layer? You betcha. Beautiful layered…

Raspberry Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Great news, guys! The universe gave my plan to get more sleep a giant cosmic high-five. Shortly after I posted about my resolution to sleep more and work less, I was stricken with the flu-flu, which is the clever name I just coined for when the influenza-flu and the stomach-flu get together and have a…

Fudge-Striped Shortbread Cookies

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I’m baaaaaaaack! [Please note that that should be read in a cheerful, playful voice, not in a scary Jack-Nicholson-from-The-Shining-voice.] I took a short, unplanned hiatus from blogging after the holidays. It was a combination of post-trip fatigue, family illness, major website dramaz (big sigh) and a newfound love of sleep. I didn’t blog, I didn’t…

Disco Truffles for New Year’s Eve

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It’s almost New Year’s Eve, y’all! Time to do what Prince says and party like it’s 1999. So switch out those smart phones for brick-sized cell phones, blast the Ricky Martin tunes, and let’s all invest in some dot-coms or something. Yesss! It’s a little funny that I’m sharing a New Year’s Eve party recipe,…

Pannetone Bread Pudding with Eggnog Crème Anglaise

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Merry day-after-Christmas! I hope you all had wonderful ones, if you’re the celebrating type. I myself have been “relaxing” (as much as one can relax with an excitable elf-sized kid running around), eating way too much fudge, and making gingerbread houses, and enjoying other seasonal nonsense. I made these pannetone bread puddings a few weeks…

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