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Warm Up With This Maple Cardamom Rose Latte Recipe

Have I mentioned before that coffee is my favorite thing ever? Well if you didn’t know before, know you do. Coffee is my liquid gold! Nine times out of ten, I’m a total plain jane, opting for a full-bodied cup with just a splash of milk or cream (dairy or non). But on the occasion, I really enjoy a fancied up specialty bev. One with spices, florals and a touch of sweetener. The recipe I’m…

Rosemary Grapefruit Champagne Cocktail

I thought I was done posting for 2018, but then I made an impromptu champagne cocktail for tonight and decided I wanted to get this short recipe up immediately — in the event you folks might still be searching for a festive NYE beverage. This drink might be bit extra in terms of ingredients, but truthfully I had everything already on hand with the exception of the champagne. You could certainly skip out on a…

Orange Cardamom Snickerdoodles

I’m not sure what happened, but suddenly I love baking! I have my theories as to why, but we’ll get to that in minute. First: let’s talk cookies! I’ve learned: baking is actual quite simple if you can get to know the basic staple recipes. From there, you can add, subtract and experiment with different ingredients, flavors and spices. I’m all in on the standard holiday flavors like peppermint mocha, gingerbread, eggnog and chocolate, but…

Bite-Sized Gingerbread Cookies — Perfect for Gifting!

Do you ever have one of those weekends where you feel like you strike the perfect balance of relaxation and productivity? Certainly easier said than done, but when it happens I feel like gold on Monday morning! One of things we enjoyed this weekend? Diving into the holiday baking season with these bite-sized gingerbread cookies! One of the simple gifts we will be giving people this year are mason jars with gingerbread cookies, so in…

Spiced Chocolate Chunk Cookies

You’ve heard me say it before: sometimes I’m not sure baking is really my thing. Between the finicky ingredient chemistry and the catastrophic kitchen mess, i’ve always felt kind of meh about it. Occasionally though, I catch a wave of inspiration and give it another go. When I end up with results like these spiced chocolate chunk cookies, I think maybe, just maybe, I do like baking after all. Since I’m no baking aficionado, I…

Chai Spiced Old Fashioned

I’ve had a terrible post-wedding habit of creating and photographing a recipe and then never writing the post for it. But as the days since the wedding increase, I realize that it’s time to really get back at it with my blog – as I type this I’m on the third post draft in a row! Isn’t it crazy how waves of inspiration work? Alas, I’ve finally brought you my chai spiced old fashioned recipe!…

How To Make Lavender Simple Syrup

In life’s busiest times, the best thing we can do is remember to stop and enjoy the simplest little things! One of my joys: enjoying a cup of coffee or a delicious latte. I recently tried a lavender cold brew coffee from a local shop and was inspired to recreate a lavender simple syrup for my own homemade beverages. I’ve made regular simple syrup on numerous occasions, but I’ve never ventured into the realm of…

Maple Bourbon Cherries

Over the past couple years, Corey and I have acquired a love for creating cocktails at home. While the Moscow Mule is a trusty go-to for most occasions, our favorite night cap or date night beverage is the old fashioned. We’ve made quite a few variations involving different herbs and fruits, but there is something so smooth and classic about the standard version: bourbon, orange zest, bitters, cherry. My one hang up when it comes…

Adaptogenic Mushroom Coffee Popsicles

Adaptogenic mushroom coffee popsicles? Yes, my friend, quite the mouthful of words, but trust me on this one. I’m absolutely in love with Four Sigmatic’s mushroom coffees, so I was through the moon when afforded the opportunity to develop a recipe for the brand. I’ve become obsessed with making coconut milk popsicles and coffee is one of my favorite ice cream flavors, so for me, it was a no-brainer to craft together a frozen coffee…

Lemon Rosemary Tea Cookies

The currents and tides of life are quite interesting. One second you can be really into doing one thing, and then the next day you’re after another. This is true and false for my blogging. I’ve never lost interest in blogging over the past year since starting, but at the same time my desire to create content on a more frequent basis has varied greatly. Recently, however, I can’t seem to get enough of the…