December 2013 archive

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

I manufacture a million ways to guarantee that I get my coffee fix every day.

I always start my morning with a cup of coffee. That goes without saying. I sneak it into my post-workout protein shake. I add espresso powder to basically every chocolate dessert I make. (Did you know that it highlights chocolate’s deep, rich flavor without actually imparting any of it’s own coffee-y flavor on the dessert? Fact.)

Coffee in my ice cream. Coffee in my alcohol. Coffee in my pudding. Coffee in my pork chops. (Try it. It’ll change your life.)

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Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Sugar Cutout Cookies

It’s three days before Christmas. I should be fervently baking (more) cookies. Or planning my menu for Christmas dinner. Or cleaning my house. Or wrapping gifts. Or doing one of a million other things that need to happen before December 25th.

Sugar Cookie Cutouts

But it’s a gloriously perfect 78 degrees outside, and I just can’t bring myself to do any of those things.

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