Peppermint Mocha Affogato

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Ohhhh, this drink.  This drink is my latest obsession.  I made it for my very good friend Bev who is having twins.  Two babies!  Today, a bunch of bloggers are throwing her a virtual baby shower.  We wish we could all go to Bev’s house and touch her belly and pet her beautiful face, but instead, [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Eggnog Cookies {cake mix chronicles}

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I’m thinking December is a busy month for you. Am I right? You’re probably hunting for gifts for everyone on your list, planning your holiday meals, making travel arrangements for family, buying and selling a house and moving in 30 days, etc. Wait, is that just me on the last part? Yeah. We had a [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Chocolate Cream Meringue Pies

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Pie week continues!  Today, I made you a gluten free pie that’s so good, you won’t even notice it caters to allergy sensitive folks. Have you ever had meringue as a pie crust?  It’s fabulous with chocolate cream pie.  The meringue crust takes on a marshmallow flavor.  When you add chocolate cream filling and whipped [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Mini Pumpkin Pies {+2 giveaways!}

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Are y’all ready for Thanksgiving?  We’re doing Thanksgiving in LA this year with one side of my husband’s family.  I’m really excited to walk away from this whole house selling thing.  If there’s a worse time of year to sell a house than the week before Thanksgiving, please, let me know.  I could really use [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Boozy Pomegranate Cider

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I whipped up this boozy cider on the first night it was acceptable to turn on the fire place. Wait, our fireplace has been on since September thanks to the fact that my husband accidentally paid the gas bill twice one month…one month, twelve months ago. And then, he continued to keep paying it, even [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Dark Chocolate Cranberry Orange Muffins

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I’m pretty sure I just created my new favorite muffin: tart cranberries and dark chocolate with orange. I’m in love. I can’t decide if these are more suited for breakfast or dessert. I sprinkled powdered sugar on them for dessert, but my husband, who insists on dessert at all hours of the day, eats these [ Click to continue Reading! ]