Good morning and happy October! I’m over at Living Better Together today sharing a new recipe – spiced white chocolate bars with pumpkin cream cheese frosting. They’re a perfect dessert for fall 🙂
The admins over at Spoonful of Foodies put together a “date night” menu. Each of us chose a course and made something special. I’m bringing to you a lovely coffee cocktail to cap off your night.
- 6 oz. hot coffee
- 1/4 tsp. cocoa powder
- 1 oz. whipped cream vodka
- 1/2 oz. half and half
- Spoon 1/4 tsp. cocoa powder in the bottom of a coffee mug.
- Pour hot coffee into mug and stir to dissolve cocoa powder.
- Add whipped cream vodka and half and half.
- Gently stir and enjoy!
- You could substitute half and half for milk or heavy whipping cream if you have it on hand.
Be sure to check out all of the courses. These are some seriously good recipes!
We had a lot of fun putting together this menu! Hope you enjoy!
Happy Monday all! Hope everyone had a great weekend! I sure feel like my weekends go by waaaaaaaaay too fast! I can’t complain though because I am lucky to work a 4-day workweek. I spent all day Friday in the kitchen which felt so good! I know I’ve been a slacker when it comes to cooking and blogging but things are finally settling down around here as we’re just finishing up the final touches of our remodel.
I’ve talked about the awesome Facebook group I am apart of, Spoonful of Foodies, several times and if you haven’t joined yet you should! You get so many great recipes. Plus, if you’re a food blogger, you can post your recipes. It’s a lot fun and a great way for some more exposure. Us admin’s of the group decided to do a recipe swap. We all picked a recipe from our blog that we wanted someone else to re-create. Either following the recipe exactly or putting our own spin on it! I quickly chose Katie’s brown sugar and pecan cookies – they instantly reminded me of my grandma. Plus, I love me a good cookie! I followed Katie’s recipe exactly (with exception of not using whole wheat flour because I did not have it on hand). These cookies were delicious! And always a plus for me, I had all of the ingredients in my pantry. Be sure to head over to Katie’s blog, Pearls + Girls and browse around all of her amazing recipes!
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
- In small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cream tartar; set aside.
- Cream together butter and sugars, about 2 minutes.
- Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
- Add flour mixture and mix on low until just combined.
- Stir in pecans.
- Take tablespoonful of dough and roll into ball.
- Roll in sugar and place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Happy Friday everyone!! Hope you all had a good week! I am so excited because we are finally going to be able to move back into our house today. We’ve put a lot of work into it, and am looking forward to getting back to my normal routine. We’ve been staying at my parents house the last few weeks while we finish it up and am SO thankful to them for letting us crash there. Luckily we actually really like each other so it’s been fun. But I can’t WAIT to get back into my kitchen and start bringing to life all my scribbled recipes I have in my journal. I did get a chance to bake these cookies that I’ve had in my mind for a while so here they are!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs, lightly beat
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 3/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 3/4 cup lightly crushed pecans
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Mix together softened butter, brown and white sugar until just combined.
- Slowly add eggs, then vanilla.
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In 3 increments, add into mixture.
- Stir in white chocolate, cranberries and pecans.
- Using a cookie scoop, evenly space dough onto ungreased baking sheet 2" apart.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes.
- Let cool on baking sheet about 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack.