On weekends (and some evenings), you can usually find me sitting in front of the computer indulging in a good ol’ Netflix binge or curled on the couch with a book or my iPhone, scrolling through Instagram. Almost always, in all those instances, I have a hot cup of coffee with me. Why? There’s something about a warm beverage nestled between my hands. It’s cozy and comforting.
The best part about Christmas is the baking, right? These decadent Christmas cookie sandwiches with holiday M&M’s is the perfect addition to any party, cookie exchange, after-dinner dessert spread, and more!
In the mood to whip up some sort of festive, Christmas baking you know everyone is going to devour? Of course, you are because while everybody loves sweets during the holidays, not everybody has the same tastes. Some people go for treats that are pure chocolate and some take the more traditional route with desserts like fruit cake.
Dessert is something I’m almost constantly craving. Coated in chocolate, line with chocolate, next to chocolate – as long as chocolate is involved in some form, I’m there for it. Whenever I bake anything, the first thing I ask myself is, “Can I get chocolate in this without ruining it?” Afterall, I’m a chocolate snob (in that I eat it and judge those who don’t), but I wouldn’t dare use it in a recipe that it absolutely wouldn’t suit.
You know, whenever I share a recipe with my readers, rather than thinking about the food itself, I’m always more concerned with what I’m going to say that will ultimately lead to the detailed instructions. In this case, as I whisked the dry ingredients, blended the wet ingredients, and combined the two to put into muffin tins, I was also jumping back and forth between Instagram and the original recipe for these pumpkin muffins.
If you’ve been here for a while, you’ll know, and likely understand, how madly in love I am with coffee. It’s a Shakespearean kind of love – that is to say, it’s romantic and complicated and beautiful. Therefore, #NationalCoffeeDay is sort of a religious experience for me.