Saturday, December 20, 2014

Giftable Holiday Cookies


Ho Ho Ho! It's almost Christmas! My kitchen is a mess, I have craft supplies strewn about the house and you know I am streaming a killer Christmas playlist on Spotify. Basically I am saying, all is well! I am one of those people who love Christmas. Not so much the shopping and busyness of the season, but i love the little things: baking cookies, crafting, decorating and most importantly spending time with those I love.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Holly Jolly Hot Chocolate Recipe



Here's the set up: a toasty fire roaring in the background, a comfy chair with a soft blanket, some cheery Christmas music playing at just the right volume, and a cup of piping hot cocoa with a candy cane in it. This is the fantasy I imagined for a cup of Holly Jolly Hot Chocolate. In reality, I sat on a couch while watching Scandal and my dogs were all staring at me because I was drinking the hot cocoa. Not a bad scenario, but it was not the Christmas dream I had imagined.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Red Velvet Cake Cookies






Twas the week before Christmas and all through the land people were trying to figure out which treats to serve at their Christmas get together. Okay, so that wasn't as magical as I wanted it to be in my head. Nonetheless, I am so excited about my Red Velvet Cookies, and I am sure that you are going to love them too! 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Best Christmas Movie Ever!

WARNER BROS.
Happy holidays foodie friends! It's the most wonderful time of the year. Tis the season for friends, family and holiday classics. I felt like today it was most appropriate to refresh everyone's memory of the greatest Christmas movie ever, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation! I picked out my five favorite scenes that will surely have you howling with friends during a movie night this holiday season. And as an added bonus, this movie turned 25 this year!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

10 Perfect Gifts for Foodies

It can be hard to find the right Christmas gift for your loved ones. When asked what they want for Christmas, most people say something crazy like a new car or giant TV, and many just say they don't know or care. I know it can be a pain to shop for other people, but I'll give you some insight into the gifts that people who love to cook and eat will be truly happy to receive.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Rumchata, A Winter Treat


This week's recipe is inspired by the lack of creamy warm winter drinks in my life. When you can't drink milk or cream, I promise you that your holiday drink options will dwindle. But they don't need to! every time i start feeling sorry for my lactose intolerant self, I say "knock it off, and buy a can of coconut cream!" Coconut cream is like hope in a can, it can solve most problems for me.