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When you talk about the holidays on my mother’s side of the family, there are two desserts that would always come up – mocha torte + peppermint stick ice cream. The former was way too strong for my young tastebuds as it’s a layered dessert of ladyfingers + a rich mocha ganache – but the […]

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spiked hot chocolate

Dear Santa, Do you remember when we all were wishing for a laundry list of things last year? 2020 was going to be the year of perfect vision, and yet the visions of dancing sugarplums did not look like covid-19, isolation + politicians from both sides of the aisle caring about their own agendas than […]

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brownie cookies with peppermint + marshmallow

This recipe is the best holiday hot chocolate in cookie form. Do you see a theme here? You start with brownie cookies (inspiration from @bojongourmet). When the batter can’t get any better, you fold in smaller versions of your homemade marshmallows and add crushed candy cane + sea salt on top. What comes out is […]

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chocolate swirled marshmallows

I don’t know Christmas without chocolate, orange and peppermint. Those are the flavors of my childhood with our stockings filled with chocolate oranges – a tradition from my dad’s side of the family – and dinners ending with bowls of peppermint stick ice cream – a tradition from my mom’s side of the family. I […]

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kahlua

I’ve been having a lot of fun with infusions lately, not just with tea, but with spirits to make the holidays special when we can’t get together for parties this year. Last month, I shared the apple infused vodka and this month, well… I wanted something that would mix well with hot chocolate because it’s […]

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carrot turmeric sunrise juice

I’m rarely on the juice train unless I’m traveling. I appreciate the quick nutrition + energy that is in a pressed juice, but it goes down a little too quickly without the pleasure of experiencing what you’re eating… and yet I’ve been making the following juice almost every day for the last week. What “nourishment” […]

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hot apple toddy + apple ginger mule

As you may be able to tell, I get creative in the kitchen through baking primarily and from anything I find at the farmer’s market secondarily. My guy… well as a sommelier with a background in brewing beer, he gets creative with cocktails. Enter the holidays. I could tell you that the first Thanksgiving he […]

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pecan pie cups

I hated nuts in any dessert when I was younger. My mom even called carrot cake boxed mix ‘spiced cake’ because I equated carrot cake with walnuts and wouldn’t have eaten it. I loved that cake mix though. Years later, I was living in NYC, and my parents invited me to meet them in Boston […]

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healing mushroom broth

HEALING – that’s an interesting word now. When I was growing up, the word mostly spoke to someone’s physical healing from a surgery, ailment or even addiction, whereas now, I feel I hear about it more speaking to a person’s emotional or psychological health. In no way am I judging – far from it – […]

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gingerbread

what. a. week. Anxiety + stress is high, but what’s more alarming is how divided the country is and how many are feeding that division. Hate, racism and inequality didn’t start with Trump and it’s not going to stop with Biden. All republicans are not racist and all democrats are not socialists. The more we […]

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