It’s been extra chilly in SF this week, so naturally I’ve been craving chocolate pudding. I finally made some today, and it definitely hit the spot. I don’t know why it took me so long to get around to making it, since it takes less than 10 minutes to put together!
Of course, I couldn’t just make plain old chocolate pudding. Simple classics are great, but I always like to mix things up a bit in the kitchen. So I whisked in some strained raspberry compote and topped it with a dollop of homemade vanilla whipped cream. This chocolate raspberry pudding is everything a pudding should be: rich, creamy, and decadent.
This DIY bow jewelry is so simple, it’s a bit of a stretch to even call it a DIY. But sometimes I’m too busy for a full day of crafting, or I’m cozily cuddled up with a hot cup of eggnog and don’t want to leave the couch, and a 10-second project is just perfect.
Simple things are often the best things anyway, don’t you think?
Bored with pumpkin pie and Christmas cookies? Okay, neither am I, but it never hurts to add another delicious recipe to your holiday dessert arsenal!
Especially when that delicious recipe involves eggnog pastry cream, buttery puff pastry, and homemade vanilla whipped cream (are you drooling yet?). Plus, you won’t have to worry about someone else bringing an eggnog mille feuille to your Thanksgivukkah feast or Christmas potluck, which is definitely a bonus. (more…)
Chai truffles, pumpkin pie sugar scrub, coconut-almond body wash — I’m kind of obsessed with dessert-inspired beauty products. This peppermint bark whipped body butter is my favorite yet! It smells exactly like peppermint bark (but wears off so you don’t walk around smelling like a candy bar all day) and it makes your skin incredibly soft!
I’m planning on printing some cute gift tags and making this for pretty much everyone on my Christmas list.
I’m head-over-heels for anything miniature, so it was love at first sight (read: impulse purchase) when I came across some adorable mini gift boxes.
Turns out they’re even cuter in the form of DIY holiday cocktail stirrers! These would make a perfect addition to a glass of spiked eggnog, a jar of spiced cider, or a flute of bubbly at your winter fête (just think of all the photo ops!)
I’ll be honest, I didn’t think latkes could get any better. Crispy, salty fried potato, creamy sour cream, bright apple sauce… perfection, right? Wrong!
These loaded Thanksgivukkuh latkes take things to a whole new level of deliciousness. Yams are added to the shredded potato mixture for a hint of sweetness, cranberries give some tang to the applesauce, and cornbread stuffing and brown butter-and-herb-basted turkey breast complete the made-to-be marriage of Turkey Day feast and Jewish potato pancake.
Move over macaroni necklaces! Turns out you can make super cute, wearable (not just by your mom) jewelry using alphabet pasta. And at just 59¢ for a 7-oz bag, this may just be the cheapest craft supply ever!
What do you get when you combine a stick of butter, a box of cake mix, a packet of cream cheese, a bag of powdered sugar, three eggs, a capful of vanilla, and a bunch of sprinkles? Obviously, something really delicious. More specifically: funfetti-shortbread-on-the-bottom, Momofuku-crack-pie-like-filling-on-the-top birthday cake bars.