Monday, December 10, 2018
I normally keep a few boxes of cake mix in my pantry, especially when they go on sale at the store. They're good to have around for quick baked goods, and are very versatile for lots of recipes! I saw this recipe for chocolate cake mix cookies from The Kitchn and thought it'd be a perfect base for cookies to bring to a work potluck.
The recipe is super simple and very easy to make with what you have on hand! Instead of the powdered sugar coating, I added Reese's peanut butter chips to the chocolate cake mix dough. I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, so I'm hopeful that these will be a hit at the potluck as well.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
I recently tried the Coffee Toffee cupcake from Georgetown Cupcake, just before the menu switched over to the holiday flavors. I also made it in time to get the free flavor as well - the Chocolate Cubed - which was a nice little bonus!
The Coffee Toffee cupcake consists of a "Coffee cupcake infused with crushed toffee and topped with a mocha frosting and crushed toffee". In other words, if you like either of the main flavors, you will love this cupcake! I especially loved the mocha frosting - so creamy and really delicious! The toffee bits were in both the cake and the frosting, so it was a great bit of texture in every bite. I hope they bring this one back, maybe with other crushed candy combinations too.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Monday, December 3, 2018
Last night was a great night to check out the Zoolights event at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in DC - it was pretty warm, and more importantly not raining like it had been all Saturday! As expected it was very crowded with a lot of families, but it's still easy to get around since the path around the zoo is pretty straightforward for the Zoolights nights. If you're in the DC area be sure to stop by for this free event between 5pm - 9pm until January 1st!