chocolate · Drinks

Hot Chocolate with Frozen Homemade Whipped Cream

Hot chocolate with frozen homemade whipped cream Fact:  I am a whipped cream snob.  I do not EVER buy whipped cream out of a can.  I have a Kitchenaid mixer, and I know how to use it.  So why would I consume subpar whipped cream?  Making your own is the same price, and soooo much… Continue reading Hot Chocolate with Frozen Homemade Whipped Cream


Cinnamon Vanilla Cafe Latté

Cinnamon Vanilla Latte I love vanilla lattes.  I love them so much in fact that my husband and I bought an espresso machine in January that has probably saved us about $400 in Starbucks spending alone since then. 🙂  One of the greatest things about my new machine is experimenting with different kinds of drinks. … Continue reading Cinnamon Vanilla Cafe Latté


Festive Mimosas with Pear Flair

Festive Mimosas with Pear Flair You might be thinking: Why would I need a recipe for mimosas? It’s just champagne and orange juice.  Well, instead of posting an obvious recipe, I just want to share the cutest idea ever: decorating the glasses with fruit shapes.  For my friend’s bridal shower, I made regular mimosas, but added… Continue reading Festive Mimosas with Pear Flair

Drinks · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)


This spiced cider always feels like fall. It makes your house smell amazing while it’s simmering away, too! INGREDIENTS: 1 container of apple cider the peel of one orange 1 C apple juice 3 cinnamon sticks DIRECTIONS: Add all ingredients to a large stock pot and simmer on low.  I usually simmer about 2 hours before… Continue reading Wassail